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The First 64-Bit Snapdragon Processor Won't Be In A Phone You'll Want

Apple started a wave when it announced its new A7 processor -= the brain of all its flagship products — would be 64-bit. Competitors have been keen to catch up, and now Qualcomm’s making its move with the new Snapdragon 410, the first 64-bit chip in the line. The catch? It’s for low and midrange phones.


Samsung: Our Next-Gen Phones WIll Have 64-Bit Processors, Too

Not to be outdone by Apple, Samsung has swiftly reacted to the announcement of Cook & Co.’s new 64-bit A7 processor by announcing that its next slew of phones will pack similar silicon, thank you very much.


Handbrake DVD Ripper Just Went 64-Bit

Handbrake just updated to 0.9.4 which uses x264 libraries to encode faster and smaller file sizes. On my iMac Core i7 a DVD ripped 25% faster.


Enjoy Foxtel Download On Your 64-Bit PC

One of the truly unforgivable aspects of the Foxtel Download launch recently was that it didn’t support 64-bit Windows systems. Fortunately there are people smarter than me who have worked out a way to get around this limitation.


Windows 7: 64 Bit. Windows 8? Try 128 Bit

We’re big on 64-bit OSes, ’cause ours computers eat memory like Obama eats children’s dreams, but Microsoft’s thinking about going 128 bit as soon as Windows 8, and most definitely by Windows 9.


Snow Leopard Currently Restricts 64-Bit Booting To Newer Macs

In the newest leaked build of Snow Leopard, 64-bit booting isn’t enabled by default on certain older (though not that old) Macs, which instead boot automatically into 32-bit. The question: Is Apple backtracking on Snow Leopard’s 64-bit capabilities?


PSA: 64-Bit Apps Don't Always Run Faster

We’ve been pretty big advocating that you go 64-bit with your next OS—mainly because it’ll let you use gobs more RAM. Keep in mind, though, just because an application is 64-bit doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll be faster: [Adobe]


Why You Should Go 64-Bit With Windows 7

You might’ve skipped the Vista train, thinking it was like Under Siege 2, minus Steve Seagal. Or not. Either way, you’re probably gonna jump onboard Windows 7. When you do, it’s time to go 64-bit.


Giz Explains: What's So Awesome About 64-Bit?

The phrase “64-bit” has been tossed around lately, the most it’s been since the Nintendo 64. If you haven’t heard it, pay attention. One of the most important steps forward in computer power is happening right under your nose, but most people don’t know thanks to the sneaky efforts of Microsoft and Apple. Though fully 64-bit operating systems are the OSes of tomorrow, you can taste some of that power today with 64-bit versions of Windows and OS X. Here’s why 64-bit computing is so awesome:


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