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This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

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Microsoft had plenty to talk about during the Windows 10 reveal event on Tuesday, from the operating system's improved multitasking capability to the extensive preview program, but we all know that there was only one thing Windows users actually wanted to see: the Start menu. Thankfully, the classic Windows feature is making its return alongside Windows 10, but let's take a look at how it has improved. Continue reading...This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu
Jacob Siegal
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:35:48 GMT

Windows 10: One Operating System To Rule PCs, Phones, Tablets

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Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. It's called Windows 10. Yes, Microsoft has decided to skip a digit in search of the perfect name. More importantly, Windows 10 will be a single operating system that finally spans all of Microsoft's Windows powered devices, from desktops and laptops all the way through to tablets and phones. "Windows 10 will be our most comprehensive platform ever," says Windows boss Terry Myerson. Read more...



Windows 10: One Operating System To Rule PCs, Phones, Tablets
Sean Hollister
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:08:00 GMT

iOS 8 rumored to get three major updates in the coming months

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A new report from 9to5Mac claims there is evidence that Apple is working on three major updates for iOS 8 (iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3) for release sometime in the coming months.
The report cites the website's own analytics report which shows that it has been visited by iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3 device users. It also cites data from an unnamed "major hardware-connected iOS application" which shows that those three iOS 8 updates are in testing at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Exactly what those three updates will contain is unknown at this point, although it makes sense that one of them will help iO8 6 devices support the upcoming Apple Watch. It's also possible that iOS 8.1 could be for the launch of Apple Pay, which is due for release in October. It's worth noting that the last time Apple released three big updates for iOS was for iOS 4.
Do you think Apple needs to speed up releases of new iOS versions in between major upgrades to the …

After a bad rollout for iOS 8.0.1, Apple has released iOS 8.0.2

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Just a week after the launch of iOS 8, Apple pushed out an update that was meant to fix several minor bugs that had been discovered following its release. Unfortunately, many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users who downloaded iOS 8.0.1 soon discovered that the update included a few additional unwanted features: the inability to place phone calls or use Touch ID.
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http://bgr.com/2014/09/25/ios-8-0-2-download-now-available/

Apple to release iOS 8.0.2, fix update issues, in the next few days

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iOS 8.0.2 will be arriving in the next few days and it'll fix the iOS 8.0.1 bugs bugs that caused loss of Touch ID and cellular service on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. That's according to a knowledge base article just now posted on Apple.com:
We are also preparing iOS 8.0.2 with a fix for the issue, and will release it as soon as it's ready in the next few days. Apple also details steps that can be taken right now for anyone affected by a bad iOS 8.0.1 install. (Reassuringly for us, they appear virtually identical to the steps we posted earlier today.)
The Health app won't work following reversion to iOS 8.0.0, but that too will be fixed by iOS 8.0.2 in the coming days.
If your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus were affected by iOS 8.0.1, let me know if you managed to get them back up and running, and how they're working for you now.







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BlackBerry Blend brings the power and security of BlackBerry to your computer and tablet

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After many months of rumors and speculation, BlackBerry has now made BlackBerry Blend official along with the BlackBerry Passport. The new app seamlessly brings messaging and content from your BlackBerry smartphone to your computer and tablet and with Blend, users can take advantage of the secure BlackBerry network to blend their personal and professional content and conversations together using the screen of their choice.
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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus update causing problems with phone and Touch ID

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UPDATE: Apple has now pulled the software update and an Apple spokesperson provided the following statement to BGR:
"We have received reports of an issue with the iOS 8.0.1 update. We are actively investigating these reports and will provide information as quickly as we can. In the meantime we have pulled back the iOS 8.0.1 update." You may want to hold off on upgrading to the just-released iOS 8.0.1. Both 9to5Mac and MacRumors are reporting the "multiple" users have encountered some serious bugs with the newest update, including both "no cell service and broken Touch ID." On iPhone user cited by 9to5Mac said that his phone was "basically useless" after installing the update, which means that you should definitely be wary about installing it yourself until we learn more about possible causes for these bugs.
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http://bgr.com/2014/09/24/ios-8-0-1-bugs/

BREAKING: iOS 8.0.1 has been released for the iPhone, ipad and iPod touch

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Well that was fast... Apple just released iOS 8 to the public last week and on Wednesday, just one week since the new software's initial release, Apple has issued its first update. iOS 8.0.1 is available immediately on all compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models as an over the air (OTA) update or as a download through iTunes.
Apple's full change log can be seen below.
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http://bgr.com/2014/09/24/ios-8-0-1-download-link-released/

Reversible USB can also connect your 4K screens

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The next generation of USB connectors might extinguish the need for dedicated display ports. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) recently announced that DisplayPort technology will allow the upcoming Type-C connectors to relay audio and video signals, with the potential to drive monitor resolutions of up to 5K.
drive monitor resolutions of up to 5K
This is accomplished through the Alternate Mode extension detailed in the USB Power Delivery 2.0 specification, which permits non-USB signals to be sent over the connector. The DisplayPort Alt Mode will be able to use one, two, or four of the Type-C's USB SuperSpeed lanes to transmit DisplayPort signals, while still allowing data and power to be transferred. AnandTech writes this creates room for devices that can use this functionality in "a fashion similar to ThunderBolt" but with "the closer co-operation of the USB-IF and the superior Type-C physical layer." Coupled with its ability to transfer high-…

How To Install Third-Party Keyboard On iOS 8 Devices

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We already love using third-party keyboards such as SwiftKey and Swype on Android devices. But, Apple never had the option of installing third-party keyboards on iOS devices. The recently launched iOS 8 comes with a number of interesting features, however the one that caught our attention is the ability to install and use third-party keyboards.
Third-party keyboards such as SwiftKey, Swype and Fleksy are already available on the App Store. You will just need to download these apps and follow the instructions given below to use it systemwide. These apps will create an icon on your homescreen just like the regular apps. After installing the app, follow these instructions:

Launch the "Settings" application.Then select General.Scroll down to keyboards.Select Keyboards.Select Add new keyboardThen choose your favorite keyboard from the list You can easily switch between keyboards just by tapping the globe icon on the keyboard. To disable the default keyboard, just swipe to left on…

iOS 8.0.1 to Address Bugs With Phone, Keyboard, Videos in Safari, and More

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Earlier this month, it was reported that Apple was preparing to seed carrier partners with iOS 8.0.1 even before the media event officially announcing launch dates for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Details on the update were unknown at the time, but we noted that we'd seen a significant uptick in activity from devices running iOS 8.0.1 in recent weeks.

Web traffic from devices running iOS 8.0.1 on Apple's networks peaked around the time of Apple's media event before tailing off a bit, but Apple does indeed appear to have provided the update to carrier partners and MacRumors has received word from a source that the updates addresses several bugs present in the iOS 8 golden master version released to the public last week. Among the issues:

- Phone: Addresses bugs with call forwarding and freezing when accessing visual voicemail
- Keyboard: Fixes an issue with keypad not appearing to enter iCloud Keychain verification codes
- Safari: Fixes a problem with videos occas…