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The PC-based Remix OS gets migrated to Android Marshmallow

Jide Technology's Remix OS, which forks Android so it can work on PC desktops and notebooks, has been migrated to Marshmallow with its latest update.

Along with the Marshmallow upgrade, Jide stated the Remix OS has added support for over 12 more PCs with this new version, along with "system stability improved over previous versions" and improved user experience on multiple windows and other key features". Jide launched the first public alpha of Remix OS in early 2016.
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PSA: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Will End July 29

PSA: Windows 10 Free Upgrade Will End July 29:So we know that Microsoft has been rather aggressive when it comes to pushing out upgrade notifications for Windows 10. Some would say that it’s almost forceful in nature how they want users to upgrade. However if you’re holding off for whatever reason, perhaps now’s not the best time to do so.Just as a reminder, the free upgrade offer will end on the 29th of July. This means that if you do want to upgrade to Windows 10 after the 29th of July, be prepared to pay money for it. How much, you ask? According to Microsoft, there are plans to charge $119 for a Windows 10 Home License, which is pretty much $110 saved if you upgrade before then.We guess there are some who are hesitant to upgrade as Windows 10 does sport a new UI and new features that will need some getting used to. However the changes aren’t as drastic compared to Windows 8/8.1 and in some way, you could even call it a more snazzy version of Windows 7.So far reviews of Windows 10 …

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: the 10 best new features:In just a few short days, Microsoft will be celebrating Windows 10’s first birthday. It has been a busy year that has seen a number of Windows 10 updates with new features and improvements, but the biggest one is arriving on August 2nd. Microsoft’s free Anniversary Update to Windows 10 includes some highly requested features, but overall it’s full of minor additions that really make the OS feel a lot more polished. I’ve been testing Windows 10’s Anniversary Update for months now, and I’ve witnessed it progress to a point where it’s ready for the masses. Here are the 10 best new features coming to Windows.Windows InkWindows Ink is without a doubt the best part of the Anniversary Update. When I reviewed the Surface Book, I found it irritating and surprising that ink support in Windows 10 was so limited. Windows Ink improves things a lot. It’s essentially a central location to find built-in or third-party apps that work with your st…

Apple Releases iOS 9.3.3 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple Releases iOS 9.3.3 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements:Apple today released iOS 9.3.3 to the public, marking the third minor update to iOS 9 since iOS 9.3 launched in March of 2016. In testing since May 23, there were five betas of iOS 9.3.3 released to developers and public beta testers ahead of the public release of the software.

Today's iOS 9.3.3 release is available as an over-the-air update for all iOS 9 users and it can also be downloaded through iTunes.

As a small 9.x.x update, iOS 9.3.3 focuses mainly on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes rather than outward-facing changes.

iOS 9.3.2 is the ninth update to the iOS 9 operating system, following iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2, iOS 9.1, iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3.1, and iOS 9.3.2. iOS 9 will be followed by iOS 10, which has already been provided to developers.

iOS 10 brings a host of new features, including a revamped Lock screen experience, an overhauled Messages app with new functionalit…

Microsoft gives away lots of free eBooks

Microsoft gives away lots of free eBooks:Microsoft is giving away hundreds of free ebooks currently covering a wide variety of topics that include Windows, Azure, Office, Windows Server, and SharePoint among others.What's particularly interesting about the giveaway is that it features recent publications as well as older ones.The Windows category for instance lists 14 ebooks covering Windows 10, among them "Introducing Windows 10 for IT Professionals", "Deploying Windows 10: Automating deployment by using System Center Configuration Manager" and "Upgrading to Windows 10: A simple hands-on guide for everyone".Not all publications offered for free are full-blown ebooks with hundreds of pages though. Many are, but there is also a good selection of shorter publications, for instance the one-page PDF file that compares security features of Windows 7 with those of Windows 10.Most ebooks are designed for IT professionals, administrators and business/Enterpri…

Samsung Unveils World’s First Removable UFS Memory Card

Samsung Unveils World’s First Removable UFS Memory Card:MicroSD cards have been pretty much the standard these days when it comes to storage on devices like smartphones and tablets and to a certain extent, some cameras rely on microSD storage cards as well. However Samsung is hoping to introduce more advanced methods of storage by launching the world’s first removal UFS memory card.These cards are much faster than your standard microSD. According to Samsung, they are boasting that their UFS cards have sequential read speeds of up to 530MB/s, which is many times faster than microSD. Write speeds are also faster at 170MB/s which is nearly double the speed of microSD cards, which might come in handy for photographers or videographers who are capturing large files.Now the UFS standard isn’t new and companies such as Samsung have used them in the past as embedded storage, meaning that they cannot be removed from devices like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, so like we said, this marks th…

Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today

Apple Launching Public Betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra Today:Two days after releasing the second developer betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra for testing, Apple today is launching its public beta program for the forthcoming updates, allowing a broader cross section of users to test out the new features and report bugs to Apple (via The Verge and CNET).

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Users interested in testing out iOS 10 and macOS Sierra should visit Apple's Beta Software Program website for more details and to register for the program. There is no charge for participating in the public beta program, but Apple strongly recommends users install the betas on secondary devices as bugs and other issues can cause problems for users during the testing process.

As the public beta marks the first opportunity for many users to try out the new operating systems, make sure to check out our iOS 10 and macOS Sierra roundups for summaries of the changes and new feat…

Rogers drops Cuba from its international 'Roam Like Home' package

Rogers drops Cuba from its international 'Roam Like Home' package:Rogers has confirmed that it is dropping Cuba from its "Roam Like Home" international roaming package. In a statement given to the Financial Post, Rogers confirmed that high demand has overwhelmed its Cuban operator partner's network.From the Financial Post:"The Cuban operator's wireless infrastructure is not as developed as our Canadian networks and isn't able to support the significant traffic generated by our customers using Roam Like Home," spokesman Andrew Garas said in an email.Roam Like Home, for those unfamiliar, allows Rogers customers to use their phones at more affordable rates while traveling in more than 100 destinations. Available on Share Everything plans, the Roam Like Home package costs $5 per day in the U.S., and $10 per day in other countries, up to a maximum of $100 per month while traveling abroad. The rates are set to expire for Cuba on July 12. (Via iMore - …