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Microsoft's Office UI update includes a simpler, cleaner ribbon
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Microsoft has given its infamous Office ribbon a much simpler, much less cluttered look as part of its interface redesign for Office.com and Office 365 applications. The tech giant has updated the element to only show the most basic options — if you…

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Vive Focus VR update lets you take calls from the real world
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Even though the Vive Focus won't be available outside of China until later this year, it's already getting a major update which will make it a lot more versatile. At the annual Vive Ecosystem Conference in Shenzhen just now, HTC announced that as of…

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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs
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Enlarge / Intel SSD 600p. (credit: Intel) The April 2018 update for Windows 10 is now being blocked from installing on systems with certain Intel SSDs. With the update installed, systems with the Intel SSD 600p Series and Intel SSD Pro 6000p Series devices seem to crash repeatedly during startup. The problem appears to be […]

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Google Chrome is Freezing Intermittently With the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, Users Say
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Several users who have updated their computers to Windows 10 April 2018 Update are reporting that Chrome is freezing their machines. From a report: I have now used the April 2018 Update for nearly 24 hours and the same problem has presented itself no less than five times. For a machine – which was working […]

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Recent iOS Update Kills Functionality On iPhone 8s Repaired With Aftermarket Screens
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Apple released iOS 11.3 at the end of March, and the update is killing touch functionality in iPhone 8s repaired with some aftermarket screens that worked prior to the update. That means people who broke their phone and had the audacity to get it repaired by anyone […]

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As one Windows major update nears completion, the other passes 90% uptake
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Enlarge (credit: AdDuplex) Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update, is now installed on more than 90 percent of Windows 10 machines, according to the latest numbers from AdDuplex. This high uptake comes just in time for the next big update, the still as-yet-unnamed version 1803. The most recent insider builds have shipped with […]

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Xbox One tests spring update with controller sharing via Mixer
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The next big Xbox One software update is closing in, and as Microsoft rolled it out to Preview Update testers, the company also explained what to expect. Once the Spring update arrives, gamers can check out a new 1440p option that fits in between 108…

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Tinder to adopt Bumble’s ‘ladies first’ feature in a future update
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 Tinder will make a change to its dating app in an upcoming update that will allow women to message first, according to a report from MarketWatch this morning, which TechCrunch has also confirmed. The new option will allow women to choose when to start a conversation, but it will not be the default setting as […]

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Amazon Prime Exclusive Android phones dump lock-screen ads [Update]
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Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Amazon has announced it is dumping the lock-screen ads from its Prime Exclusive Phone program. Since 2016, the massive online retailer has been selling low-end Android phones loaded with ads and Amazon software at a discount of around $50 (and in one case, a $200 discount!). Now, the biggest advertising surface on […]

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