After being made available to developers back in March, and then more broadly through a public beta in May, the eighth major release of the Android operating system finally arrives today with Google revealing that the mysterious "O" actually stands for Oreo: A sandwich cookie suffering from a terrible identity crisis over the past few years.
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You don't have to wait around like a normal person for the Creators Update to drop -- it's available to download right now, if you're a Windows Insider. The Windows Insider program lets you beta test advance versions of the OS for free, if you don't mind the occasional bug, and here's what you need to do to get enrolled
There's a world out there beyond Windows, macOS, Android and iOS - and it's a world worth exploring. The big 4 operating systems are built to be useful to as many people as possible. Yet many of us have very particular needs and might do better with something more streamlined. Thankfully there are a lot of programmers with needs as particular as our own. Sometimes they build operating systems dedicated to certain computers and smartwatches, or ones intended just for gaming. Other times they're out tweaking and refining what's already available.
Virtual machines let you run one computer inside another, or at least one operating system inside another. You get the benefit of two OSes without the hassle of dual-booting or the standard setup process. It's also easier than you might think to get started. Here's how to set up your first virtual machine.
MacOS Sierra is here and available for everyone -- well, at least anyone who owns a Mac made in the last six years. If you're wondering what's new in Apple's latest software update, and want to head straight to the fresh goodies after you download it, we've rounded up nearly everything new you can do in one handy list. Here are 13 things you can do with macOS Sierra that you couldn't do before.
By now, you've probably had some time to play around with iOS 10 and get acquainted with all the new features. We've already told you about most of them, but there are all kinds of tweaks and new settings hidden deep within the software. Here are some of the best features hidden inside iOS 10.
Google has never shied away from building operating systems -- just look at Chrome OS and Android. The thing is, they're both based on Linux and while it's open-source and incredibly flexible, it might not be up to the task for Google's future conquests. Enter "Fuchsia", a new, non-Linux OS the company appears to be developing.
The Windows registry is a sprawling, usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you're doing, you can don your tweaking and customise Windows in a variety of ways. Here's how to get started.
Windows 10 has officially been with us for close to a year now, but even if you've spent a lot of time with the OS since its launch, you may not have found everything it has to offer. Here are five of our favourite hidden features that we've discovered over the course of the last year, and why you might want to start using of them.
Eager to try out Chrome OS, but not ready to ditch Windows entirely? Thanks to the latest software package from Neverware, you can have both. By installing the company's CloudReady software, you can turn your Windows laptop into a Chromebook, and it's also possible to set up a dual-boot system using both operating systems.
Microsoft's newest operating system is getting better all the time, and if you've already updated, you're no doubt wondering how to get the best software experience you can. These tips should help you improve performance on your computer by cleaning the clutter you don't really need. Here are four things you can do to streamline your Windows 10 experience.
Windows 10 can do it, OS X El Capitan can do it -- and Chrome OS can do it, too. I'm talking about snapping windows to the sides of the screen to make it easier to compare apps and webpages. But if you're not familiar with the process on your Chromebook or Chromebox, then here's what you need to do.
Windows 10 has a lot going for it, but you might not like every change it has to offer. If you're pining for the old analogue-style clock that popped up from the notification area in Windows 7 and Windows 8, then a quick bit of registry editing can let you relive the old days.
Google's Chrome operating system is not long for this world, according to the Wall Street Journal. Soon, Android will be Alphabet Inc.'s one true OS.
Apple's latest OS X 10.11 software is out of beta and available as a free upgrade for your Mac later today. To help you find your way around the latest release from the coders in Cupertino, we've compiled a guide to the key features that are new this time around (besides some speed and performance improvements): From skipping the Trash folder to running natural searches in Spotlight, there's plenty to try out.
Windows 8 wasn't exactly a beloved operating system, but it sure seems like its successor is off to a pretty good start! Today, Windows VP Yusuf Mehdi tweeted that more than 75 million devices are running the updated Windows 10 operating system.