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Windows 8 Product Keys Are Stored In BIOS, Not Printed On Sticker

Windows 8 Product Keys Are Stored In BIOS, Not Printed On Sticker

Microsoft normally ships out Windows machines with labels or stickers attached to them which come with the product key of the copy of Windows installed. However, in Windows 8 machines, this is no longer the case. Rather, these machines come with their product keys automatically stored in the BIOS.

By On November 27, 2012 1 Response
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Windows 8 Attracts Mild Interest, Witnesses Slow Adoption

Windows 8 Attracts Mild Interest, Witnesses Slow Adoption

Windows 8 is based on an entirely new design philosophy, and was expected to become an instant hit with its slick looks and Modern UI. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case in the light of fresh statistics.

By On November 25, 2012 1 Response
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Mozilla Pulls The Plug On Firefox 64-Bit For Windows

Mozilla Pulls The Plug On Firefox 64-Bit For Windows

The Mozilla team has been working on a 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows for a while. However, apparently the project has been riddled with a lot of issues as a result of which, Mozilla’s managing engineer Benjamin Smedberg has announced that he is pulling the plug on it.

By On November 24, 2012 Respond
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Pirates Trick Microsoft Into Granting Free Legitimate Windows 8 Activiation

Pirates Trick Microsoft Into Granting Free Legitimate Windows 8 Activiation

In recent years, Microsoft has tightened the noose around fake Windows copies. However, it seems that the company left some security loopholes unattended in Windows 8. Taking advantage of this, a number of pirates have been able to have their pirated Windows 8 copies activated by Microsoft for free!

By On November 22, 2012 Respond
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Firefox 17 Rolls Out With Social API, Facebook Integration

Firefox 17 Rolls Out With Social API, Facebook Integration

The Mozilla team has recently rolled out the new version of its browser, Firefox 17. Firefox’s latest version comes packed with a number of new features. The most intriguing of these features is the inclusion of Social API which allows the browser to incorporate in-browser Facebook integration.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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Apple May Include Siri And Maps Integration In OS X 10.9

Apple May Include Siri And Maps Integration In OS X 10.9

Apple has long cited its plans to bring together its desktop and mobile operating systems. And in a bid to do so, the company has been steadily introducing iOS features into its recent OS X builds. Rumors have it now that Apple will be releasing the upcoming OS X 10.9 with both Siri and Maps integration.

By On November 21, 2012 Respond
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OS X 10.8.2 Update Not Available For Mac Mini Users

OS X 10.8.2 Update Not Available For Mac Mini Users

Users of 2012 Mac Mini machines were recently in for a surprise when they tried to install the latest version of OS X. The OS X 10.8.2 update is not only unavailable to these users via App Store’s Software Update Service but even when they tried to install it manually, the system returned an error.

By On November 20, 2012 Respond
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New iMacs May Debut By This Month, Contrary To Earlier Reports

New iMacs May Debut By This Month, Contrary To Earlier Reports

Recently, it was reported that the new iMac machines that Apple unveiled during the iPad mini launch event, may not come out this year due to supply-chain constraints. However, 9to5mac is now reporting, citing sources close to Apple, the machines will be available by the end of this month.

By On November 20, 2012 Respond
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Messages Beta Program For OS X Lion Will End On December 14th

Messages Beta Program For OS X Lion Will End On December 14th

Apple had launched a Messages beta program for OS X Lion users so that they can get a taste of Apple’s new service. Apple later made the service a part of the new OS X Mountain Lion. Now, the company has announced that the beta offering for OS X Lion users will no longer be available after December 14th.

By On November 18, 2012 Respond
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BlackBerry 10 L-Series Phone And iPhone 5 Side By Side Photo Leaked

BlackBerry 10 L-Series Phone And iPhone 5 Side By Side Photo Leaked

A new leaked photo shows a BlackBerry 10 L-series smartphone and an iPhone 5 side by side. Fans will ultimately get an idea about the size of BlackBerry 10 L-series device expected to release early next year.

By On November 15, 2012 Respond
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HTC Reveals Future Plans Regarding Android 4.1 Updates

HTC Reveals Future Plans Regarding Android 4.1 Updates

HTC has launched a FAQ page addressing the concerns of its customers regarding Android Jelly bean update in its devices.

By On November 15, 2012 Respond
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Windows Store Gets A Nook App From Barnes & Noble For Windows 8 & Windows RT

Windows Store Gets A Nook App From Barnes & Noble For Windows 8 & Windows RT

Microsoft and Barnes & Noble recently joined hands in a new venture. The venture aimed to bring a huge repository of digital content to Windows 8 users. Apparently, as a first step towards this goal, Barnes & Noble has now released a Nook app for both Windows 8 and Windows RT users.

By On November 14, 2012 Respond
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Nokia Trying To Fill iOS Map Space With Free Maps App – Here

Nokia Trying To Fill iOS Map Space With Free Maps App – Here

Ever since Apple decided to replace Google Maps with its own, iOS users have been seeking other mapping solutions for their devices. Apple did provide them with a list of viable alternatives but none fares as good as what Google offers. Apparently, Nokia is now trying to fill in this space with its new ‘Here’ maps app.

By On November 14, 2012 Respond
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Amazon Cuts Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Price By Half. Now It’s $49.99 Only!

Amazon Cuts Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 Price By Half. Now It’s $49.99 Only!

Good news for the amateur photography enthusiasts who uses Adobe Photoshop Elements image editing software. Amazon has slashed the price of Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 by half – from $99.99 to $49.99.

By On November 14, 2012 Respond
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IE10 Preview For Windows 7 Is Reportedly Launching Today

IE10 Preview For Windows 7 Is Reportedly Launching Today

Microsoft’s browser has been pushed back by the fierce competition posed by Chrome and Firefox. Yet it continues to be a major player. With IE 10, Microsoft intends to bring back the glory of Internet Explorer. According to reports, a preview of IE 10 for Windows 7 is due to be launched today.

By On November 13, 2012 Respond
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