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Windows 10 RTM Rumored For July

Windows 10 RTM Rumored For July
Ubergizmo  /  Tyler Lee
So we know that Microsoft is planning on releasing Windows 10 this year, but the question is when? When can consumers be able to get their hands on Microsoft's latest operating system? Well according to a recent tweet by famed Russian leaker @WZor, it turns out that we might be able to expect the RTM build of Windows 10 in July.For those unfamiliar with RTM builds, basically this is the final build of a piece of software that is more or less the version that will be released to consumers. Typically there will be little to no changes made to the RTM build so what you see is what you get in the consumer release, assuming of course there are no last minute breaking bugs that forces the developer to pull it back.Interestingly enough @WZor's tweet is in line with an earlier report from last month in which AMD's CEO Lisa Su revealed that Windows 10 would see a July release. Su was quoted as saying at that time, "With the…

All Windows 10 Editions Officially Confirmed By Microsoft

Microsoft has not yet provided a confirmed release date for the consumer version of Windows 10 but today it finally confirmed all Windows 10 editions that will be released for customers this summer. This is nothing new, the company always releases multiple editions of its operating system that are geared towards home users, professionals, business users and others. First up is Windows 10 Home which is aimed at the conventional consumers, people like you and me. Most OEM devices and PCs will ship with this edition of Windows 10. It does include all of the crucial features of the new OS such as Windows Hello face recognition, the new Microsoft Edge web browser, native universal apps and more. Microsoft will also release a Windows 10 Pro edition which will basically be similar to Windows 8 Pro, an edition that lets businesses use Windows Update for Business and hook up to domains. Aside from these editions, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education and Windows 10 IoT Core will also be…

10 hidden iOS 8 keyboard features that’ll improve your iPhone texting game

Using the virtual keyboard on the iPhone for texting or email can be an easy task for most people who are accustomed to Apple’s virtual keyboard. However, no matter how iOS savvy you think you are, you might not be familiar with all the hidden iOS 8 texting tricks. Business Insider has put together a quick video that details no fewer than 10 such hidden features that might significantly improve your iPhone texting game. Continue reading...10 hidden iOS 8 keyboard features that’ll improve your iPhone texting game
Chris Smith
Wed, 06 May 2015 19:15:01 GMT

BlackBerry CEO Says Four New Devices Planned For This Year

We don’t hear much about BlackBerry these days but the company is still trying to regain its lost footing in the market. The devices it released last year, BlackBerry Passport and BlackBerry Classic, have done a reasonable job of improving its fortunes slightly. What does 2015 have in store for BB fans? According to CEO John Chen the company will launch four new devices this year. Chen made these remarks during his talk at the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce local lunch in the company’s hometown. He talked a great deal about BlackBerry and the team’s plan to take the company forward. The CEO reiterated that four new handsets are going to be released this fiscal year, one of which has already been released, it’s the mid-range BlackBerry Leap that’s already available in select markets across the globe. Next up is a flagship Torch-like Slider which BlackBerry showed off briefly earlier this year, it will have a touchscreen display and a full QWERTY keyboard in a slider form factor…

Microsoft Reportedly Replacing With Office 365

Microsoft might be thinking about replacing the technology and user interface of with Office 365 if a new report is to be believed. Apparently the company will be migrating all users to Office 365 at some point later this year. Office 365 brings other services as well which include Outlook Web Access. The question that surely must be on everyone’s mind is that why is Microsoft doing this? According to The Verge the reason behind this migration is to make sure that Microsoft Outlook, Exchange and Office 365 platforms are perfectly aligned. In favor of keeping things consistent Microsoft is going to go ahead and add the consumer to the mix as well. There has been speculation previously about impending major user interface changes for, Microsoft’s general manager of Office Apps Rob Lefferts suspected that much. It’s worth nothing that Microsoft hasn’t updated its consumer email service for quite a few months and it even showed the door to G…

12.9-Inch 'iPad Pro' Rumored to Feature NFC, Bluetooth Stylus, Force Touch and USB-C

The much-rumored 12.9-inch so-called "iPad Pro" will feature a built-in NFC chip, pressure-sensitive Bluetooth stylus, Force Touch and USB-C port, according to AppleInsider. The report, citing a source familiar with Apple's future product plans, also claims that the larger iPad will have a new touchscreen with improved latency and unsurprisingly be powered by Apple's latest A-series processor. 

A purported "iPad Pro" blueprint from December 2014 with possible dimensions
The inclusion of an NFC chip will enable the iPad Pro to be used as an Apple Pay payment terminal, although it is unlikely the tablet itself will have tap-to-pay functionality, according to the report. Apple Pay contactless payments are currently limited to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 5, iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s when paired with an Apple Watch, in the United States. 

Meanwhile, the report corroborates well-informed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's claim that the iPad Pro w…