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Apple's updated Android 'Switch' campaign explains why people move to iPhone

Apple has unveiled a new website and series of videos that highlight several reasons to give up your Android phone and switch to iPhone.

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The Pi Desktop kit transforms your Raspberry Pi into a stylish, SSD-powered mini-PC

Element 14's Pi Desktop kit includes everything you need to transform the Raspberry Pi 3 into a low-powered HTPC, including an mSATA interface for an SSD.

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Microsoft shows the power of its Pen with a new Whiteboard app and other upgrades

Microsoft wants you to use Windows 10's inking talents every day. That's why it's offering a collection of pens that will roam with you, and coming later, the Whiteboard collaborative app.

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Gear VR vs. Daydream: Which delivers the best VR experience?

Both deliver impressive mobile VR experiences, but one has an edge right now.

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No, Windows XP didn't fuel WannaCry

The global WannaCry attack that started 10 days ago affected just a handful of Windows XP PCs, a security expert said today.

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The LG X Venture is a rugged, durable smartphone with a killer battery

LG has announced the X Venture phone, which features a tough, rugged design, IP68 water and dust resistance, and a 4,100mAh battery.

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New Apple Music subscribers in some countries won't be able to rock out for free

New Apple Music subscribers in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland will now be charged 99 cents to sign up, eliminating the three-month free period.

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Windows 10 S FAQ: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's streamlined operating system

Windows 10 S is Microsoft's answer to Chromebooks in schools, but you'll be able to buy it too. Here's everything you need to know.

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8 killer Google I/O reveals you probably missed

There was so much to take in at I/O 2017, some of the coolest announcements might have slipped under your radar.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Google Assistant debuts on iPhone

This week's roundup features a new Siri competitor from Google, new apps for kids and several "get things done" offerings for the adults.

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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: OS updates, new laptops at WWDC, glucose monitoring on the Apple Watch, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending May 19, 2017.

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Microsoft does enterprise no favors when it won't explain Windows 10's schedule

Microsoft has failed to explain to corporate customers the repercussions of its twice-a-year schedule to deliver Windows 10 upgrades in March and September.

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Linux is just too powerful for Windows 10 S, so Microsoft blocked it

Though Linux is now a downloadable app within the Microsoft ecosystem, it provides access at too low of a level to work with Windows 10 S, Microsoft says.

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Android device updates: Android O has an official beta, and Nougat hits several new phones

The latest Android device updates include Android O's beta debut, of course, plus Nougat rollout for the LG Stylo 2V, HTC One M9, and LG G5.

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How Google Assistant, Home, and Lens will completely change the way you search

Google I/O may not have revealed any new hardware, but it did introduce a plethora of ways to integrate Google into everything we do.

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Windows Mixed Reality vs Hololens

What's the difference between Windows' new mixed-reality devices and the HoloLens? We go hands on to tell you.

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These 12 Android apps won the 2017 Google Play Awards

These are the twelve Android apps that Google saw fit to honor in 2017.

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Microsoft redesigns OneNote UI to make it more universally accessible

Microsoft has moved the navigation elements of OneNote to the left-hand rail on most versions, to benefit accessibility tools like screen readers.

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