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Apple sued for design defect that makes iPhone 6 touchscreens unusable

Apple has been sued in the United States for a design defect that makes the touchscreen of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unusable. The Cupertino technology giant is reportedly aware of the problems but doesn't want to pay for repairs outside the warranty period.

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Intel reveals budget 600p series NVMe SSDs

Intel has revealed its budget 600p NVMe SSD series that will be available in capacities of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB. The chip giant has posted a page on its website that shows the NVMe drives will have a maximum sequential read speed of up to 1,8GB/s and a maximum sequential read speed of up to 560MB/s.

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Microsoft Germany: Windows 10 to boost PC market by end of this year

Windows 10 will boost the PC market, according to Markus Nitschke who is responsible for Windows at Microsoft Germany. According to Nitschke the sagging market will get a new impulse from Microsoft's latest operating system by the end of this year.

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Lenovo adds Microsoft bloatware to Android phones

Microsoft today announced that select Lenovo Android smartphones will come with Office, OneDrive and Skype preinstalled. According to the announcement this means that millions of Android devices will automatically get access to the mentioned Microsoft apps.

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Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR4 RAM review

Time to check some fast DDR4 RAM, and this 4x8GB kit is the Ballistix Tactical 3000MHz kit by Crucial. So lets find out how good it perfroms and what advantages you might get with the 3000MHz DDR4 RAM.

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Microsoft awards points to Edge users hoping it boosts usage

Users browsing with Microsoft's new Edge browser are rewarded with bonus points. The program is similar to that for Bing, where users are awarded points when they search with Microsoft's Bing search engine.

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Crucial cancels Ballistix TX3 NVMe SSD

Crucial's NVMe SSD which the company announced during last Computex will be cancelled. The new SSD would be sold under Crucial's Ballistix sub-brand and was scheduled for August this year.

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Rumor: Cinavia developer Verance loses customers, lays off staff and refocuses

According to former employees of Verance, the company is losing customers, has laid off half its employees and is no longer staffing its Cinavia support team anymore. Verance would be focussing on a product called VP1 instead.

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Microsoft extends support for Skylake powered Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems

Microsoft has extended the support period for systems powered by a Skylake CPU that are running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Intel's upcoming CPU generation, Kaby Lake, will still only be supported on Windows 10.

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Adblock software and Facebook play cat and mouse game – Facebook loses

A new filter for adblockers like Adblock Plus bypasses the this week announced anti-adblock solution from Facebook. The move appears to be a new step in the cat and mouse game in the adblocking industry.

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Microsoft extends Windows 10 support with a year

Microsoft's Support Lifecycle page shows that the company has extended support for Windows 10 with a year. The additional year of support appears to come together with the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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Opera releases free VPN app for Android

Opera has released its free VPN app for Android. The app was previously already available for iOS but is now also available in Google's Play Store. While the app is free, users provide data to Opera in return.

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Mozilla starts petition to reform copyright laws

Mozilla has started a petition to reform the European copyright laws because the company believes they undermine innovation a creativity. Even worse, European copyright laws haven't caught up with the internet, according to the browser developer.

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Google to punish mobile websites that obscure content with popups and advertisements

Google will start to devalue mobile websites that show large advertisements such as intrusive interstitials. According to the search giant these advertisements visually obscure content and frustrate users.

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Installation of Chrome and Firefox can be blocked after Windows 10 Anniversary update

Microsoft has added a feature to Windows 10 Anniversary Update that makes it possible for parents to block the installation of Chrome and Firefox by their children. The feature is part of Microsoft Family, a tool for parental control.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update disrupts webcam useage

Microsoft's Windows Camera team is now in hot water from many users and developers following the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update.  With this update, Microsoft now allows a camera to be accessed by several programs simultaneously, which they felt was an important step forward.  But while doing so, they have rendered many webcams virtually useless, with some very popular models working for only a very short time before freezing.

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EFF: Microsoft doesn’t offer Windows 10 users choice and privacy

Microsoft's tactics to get Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to Windows 10 went from annoying to downright malicious, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation in a blogpost. According to the EFF the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is an opportunity to write down their concerns about Windows 10 and how Microsoft doesn't offer users choice and privacy.

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Microsoft no longer allows installing and uninstalling individual updates in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Microsoft is changing the way updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems are distributed. The software giant will release one cumulative update each month. Skipping or deinstalling individual updates is no longer possible.

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Corsair Neutron XTi 480GB SSD Review

Time to take in depth look at the best SSD Corsair has to offer. The Neutron XTi SSD is the fastest SSD that Corsair has ever made and you can find everything about it by continuing reading this review.

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Google working on new Fuchsia OS for smartphones and desktops

Google is working on a new operating system that targets modern phones and modern personal computers with fast processors, non-trivial amounts of ram with arbitrary peripherals doing open ended computation.

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Micron: 3D Xpoint memory 1000x faster and 4-5x more expensive than NAND

Micron today announced 3D XPoint memory will be 4-5 times more expensive than NAND memory. The technology, also known as Intel Optane, promises to be more than 1000 times faster than NAND.

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Facebook counters ad-blockers on their site

Facebook is taking a stand against ad-blockers, and they have developed techniques to bypass most of the current ad-blocking programs available to their users.  This means they will serve up ads regardless of whether you have an ad-blocker or not.

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United States Air Force hopes to improve cyber security with migration to Windows 10

The United States Air Force has announced it will start to roll-out Windows 10 later this year. The migration to Microsoft's latest operating system should improve the cybersecurity of the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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WhatsApp starts to share data with Facebook to provide more relevant advertisments

WhatsApp will start to share account data with Facebook owned companies so the social network can show more relevant advertisements to users. The option will be enabled by default but users can disable it in the first month.

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Mozilla invests in German privacy protecting browser and search engine developer Cliqz

Mozilla today announced it has invested in the developer of privacy browser Cliqz. Currently Cliqz is mainly targeted at Germany and Mozilla should help expand it to other countries. Both parties have not disclosed the size of the 'strategic investment'.

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone is a disaster, market share drops below 1%

The global market share of Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system has dropped below the 1%. In the second quarter of 2015 the market share of the mobile OS was 2.5% and it has now dropped to 0.6%.

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Backdoor abuses TeamViewer to install malware and steal data

Researchers have discovered a backdoor that installs a legitimate version of TeamViewer on computers and provides attackers full access to the system this way. TeamViewer is also normally used to provide remote access to computers e.g. for remote support.

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Users can’t decrypt HDD anymore after Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The Windows 10 Anniversary update causes issues with encrypted HDDs for some users. After installing the update the HDD can no longer be decrypted and Windows 10 is asking users for a recovery key.

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Microsoft admits freezing issues when Windows 10 Anniversary Update is installed on SSD

Microsoft has admitted that users might suffer from a fully freezing computer after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. We previously reported about the freezes that usually happen directly after logging in.

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Google Play Music app update has music stuck in mono

The latest Google Play Music app has a glitch that results in most music being streamed with mono sound, while downloaded music continues to play in stereo.

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Samsung announces 4th generation of 3D V-NAND and 32TB SSD

Samsung today announced its 4th generation of its 3D V-NAND memory that consists of 64 layers and allows chips of 512Gbit (64GB). The new NAND chips of the Korean technology giant will also power new consumer drive and also a new 2.5" 32TB enterprise SSD.

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Microsoft patches critical Internet Explorer, Windows, Office and Edge vulnerabilities during Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released 9 security updates that patch 34 vulnerabilities in yesterday's Patch Tuesday. The vulnerabilities include critical leaks in Internet Explorer, Edge, Windows, Office and the Windows built-in PDF reader which allowed attackers to fully take-over the computer.

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Sophisticated state-sponsored cyber espionage group used USB sticks to infect offline computers

Russian antivirus company Kaspersky Lab reports it discovered a cyber espionage group in 2015 that was able to steal confidential information from offline computers using USB sticks. The group calls itself Project Sauron or Strider and is likely state sponsored.

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