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The Switcher Diaries: A Switcher's Guide To Windows 8.1

As a Mac user, it can be jarring switching back to Windows. Even just for a day, or in my case, a week. Here are all the problems I’ve run into so far, and ways to fix them to make your life as a switcher easier.


Choosing The Right Tablet For You: Android, Apple And Windows

Gizmodo Video Guide: There’s a proverbial sea of choice when it comes to choosing a new tablet, and it can all be a bit overwhelming at times. In this beginner’s video guide we introduce the three main tablet operating systems you’ll find in stores and check out some of the key points of difference.


Windows Has A Huge Vulnerabilty, Get The Patch Now

As scary as Heartbleed was this past spring, it looks like virtually every Microsoft Windows user is in for a little deja vu. Microsoft just released a critical patch for a huge server vulnerability — one that affects quite a few current versions of Windows out there.


Nokia Lumia 830: Australian Price And Release Date

The Lumia 830 is the “affordable flagship” from Microsoft Devices. There’s a 5-inch 720p screen, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 2200mAh battery. Of course the 830 also comes with Nokia’s collection of apps like Here Maps and MixRadio as well.


A Windows Flaw Let Russian Hackers Spy On NATO, EU And More

Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers were able to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union and the Ukraine, as well as private companies, thanks to a security flaw in Windows. Security firm iSight Partners claims that Russian hackers have been attempting to gain information relating to the Ukraine crisis.


Ashton Kutcher Must Be Stopped (Before He Corrupts Our Laptops)

It’s a little-known fact that celebrity Ashton Kutcher moonlights as a Lenovo engineer. At first, it was tolerable: a kickstand here, a bigger battery there. But now, the chisel-cheeked entrepreneur has twisted Lenovo’s latest tablets to his own foul aims: the new Yoga Tablet 2 Pro has a built-in projector. And a subwoofer. And a 13-inch, 2560 x 1440 screen. It’s a goddamn miniature movie theatre, complete with a tiny Ashton to show you around the place.


Windows 10 Video Walkthrough: Where Were You Two Years Ago?

Windows 10 is here! Kind of! You can go pick up a very stripped down Technical Preview of the big, bad, Start Menu-having operating system right now. But if you don’t want to load up a pretty beta OS, we went through the trouble for you. These are the highlights.


Never Forget That Internet Explorer Is Boundless And Will Outlive Us All

With all the excitement bubbling up around the Windows 10 announcement, now is as good a time as any to take a look at the state of Internet Explorer. And, as has been the case since the dawn of time, more people use IE than every other browser combined. Just as they will continue to do until the End Days.


Windows 10 Hands-On: Well Hello There, Start Menu!

It’s finally official: Windows 10 is on the way. It’s the Windows to rule all Windows — a single operating system for PCs, phones and tablets — and it’s coming in 2015. But you don’t care about any of that. You just want to know about the goddamn Start Menu already, right?


You Can Download The Windows 10 Preview Right Now

Windows 10 is here! The new, unified operating system for PCs, phones, and tablets alike (with beloved Start Menu intact) is out in preview form. If you’re feeling first-adopterish, go download it now.


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