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Parallels Desktop 10 Makes Running Windows On A Mac Less Annoying

Being locked into one software ecosystem is the cruel fate that awaits anyone who loves technology. On our desktops and smartphones, we build prisons with companies who want our complete fealty to their apps and services.


HP's Stream 14 Is A $US200 Windows-Powered Chromebook Competitor

In order to combat the continued sales growth of ultra-cheap Chromebooks, Microsoft and PC manufacturers are offering Windows machines at comparable $US200 prices. We knew this was coming, but now a leak of the upcoming HP Stream 14 gives us our first look at what these laptops will actually be.


Windows 9 Might Have Cortana Built Right In

Last week a particular patent submitted by Apple outlined its plan to bring the mobile virtual assistant Siri to the desktop. It looks like Microsoft might be planning the same thing by bringing the Windows 8.1 voice assistant Cortana into Windows 9 proper.


Report: Windows 9 Will Ditch The Charms Menu, Add Virtual Desktops

While the next update to Windows 8.1 is set to be minor, new reports suggest that Windows 9 will see Microsoft distance itself yet more from the bold Metro styling of the current OS.


A Second Windows 8.1 Update Is Coming (But Don't Expect Much)

Microsoft released a big update for Windows 8.1 at the start of the year, and it was thought that another would arrive soon. Now, it appears that the second update is going to be rather trivial.


A New Version Of Windows Phone 8.1 Is Coming, And It's Bringing Folders

It wasn’t long ago that we got Windows Phone 8.1, which introduced Cortana and all kinds of other features that helped finally make Windows Phone good enough. Now another WP update is on the way, and it comes bearing folders.


The Best Apps Of 2014: Essential Apps For Android, iOS, Windows And OS X

Our friends over at Lifehacker have just published their annual list of essential apps for every platform you care about. Windows or Mac; iPhone or Android: here’s every single app you need in your life this year.


Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


What To Expect From The Next Generation Of Windows

The tech world is abuzz with speculation on what Microsoft is planning for the next generation of its operating system to replace Windows 8.


How To Print From Anywhere

We just aren’t printing as much as we used to. Where once we’d churn out driving directions, movie tickets, or school reports, these documents almost always stay in the digital domain. But for those occasions that you do need to print something, here’s how to make sure you can do it from anywhere, without a single cord.


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