Operating Systems & Updates

Android will now let you continue using apps while they update

Google made several announcements at the Android Dev Summit this week in Mountain View, California, including the possibility of a new "foldable" screen. When folded, the device will look more like a traditional smartphone. When it opens up, it will be tablet-sized.

"As you unfold, the app seamlessly transfers to the bigger screen without missing a beat," Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management said in a blog post.

Another notable update is the launch of an In-app Updates API.... Read More »

Topics: Downloads , Android Software , Android , Apps And Software , Operating Systems & Updates , Games

Microsoft will fix Windows 10 file deletion bug with October Insiders update

Here we go again. After pausing the Windows 10 October Update following reports that it deleted the personal files of a number of users, Microsoft is pushing out the package once more. Only this time, the update is being doled out strictly to Windows insiders so they can test it before it hits the general public.

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Microsoft explained why the initial Windows 10 October 2018 update created trouble for... Read More »

Topics: Windows Software , Operating Systems & Updates

Apple officially releases MacOS Mojave for download in the Mac App Store

MacOS 10.14 "Mojave" is now available in the Mac App Store for download. The update is free and includes a number of new features teased over the last few months. Apple says that Mojave is compatible with all Mac "introduced mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards."

After its grand reveal at WWDC 2018. One of the most highly anticipated aspects of the upgrade was iOS apps coming to the Mac Store.... Read More »

Topics: Downloads , iOS Software , Apps And Software , Operating Systems & Updates

What makes a useful mobile utility app

Utility apps are rarely top-of-mind until you need them. For instance, a flashlight app when the power goes out. Or you're outdoors, it's raining, and your native weather app didn't warn you. Or you have to figure out your share of the dinner bill (tax and tip as well) but can't do the math in your head. Or your email password was just hacked, and you need help managing and changing the accounts tied... Read More »

Topics: Maintenance & Optimization , Backup Software , Battery Utilities , Other Utilities & Operating Systems , Uninstallers , File Management , Calculators , Portable Applications , Printer Software , File Compression , Utilities & Operating Systems , Automation Software , Android Software , iOS Software , Diagnostic Software , Data Transfer & Sync Software , System Utilities , Operating Systems & Updates , Applets & Add-Ins

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Microsoft Windows 7: Your questions answered

About Windows 7

Windows 7 is an operating system released by Microsoft in 2009. Active development ended in January 2015, so there will be no further service packs, but Windows 7 security updates will continue... Read More »

Topics: Utilities & Operating Systems , Windows Software , Operating Systems & Updates

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All about Microsoft Windows 8.0 and 8.1

About Windows 8

Windows 8 is an operating system released by Microsoft in October 2012. Update to Windows 8.1 (available in the Windows Store) to receive feature updates and additions until January 2018 and security patches until January 2023. If you use version 8.1, you can upgrade directly (but no longer for free) to... Read More »

Topics: Utilities & Operating Systems , Windows Software , Operating Systems & Updates

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