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Five great Toshiba laptops

Take a look at these fine Toshiba laptops.

If you're on the hunt for a good Toshiba laptop, we've got a handful gathered up here. There's a little something for business users, gamers, and anyone regularly on the move.

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HP Stream 7 Signature Edition unboxing video

I just got a Windows 8.1 tablet for $10. I'm talking about the HP Stream 7. The Microsoft Store is currently selling it for $79, but it comes with a free Office 365 subscription, which is worth $69. Since I got it from the Microsoft Store, the HP Stream 7 is also sold as Signature Edition. This means no junkware or trialware out of the box. What else is included with the sales packaging? Watch our unboxing to find out.

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Perfect Note is a simple, feature rich Windows Phone app for recording and managing notes or tasks. The app has a clean and easy to use interface but doesn't skimp on features that include OneDrive integration, Live Tile support and three security options to keep your notes private.

The Windows Phone app normally runs $1.99 but for the next twenty-four hours, through the myAppFree campaign, you can get Perfect Note free.

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The first video in a series of "60 Second Productivity Hacks, Tips and Insights on How to Get more Out of Our Everyday Technology Tools and Platforms" appeared today on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel.

The series of BrainCandy videos is being produced in partnership between Microsoft and CrowdCentric. Each week, BrainCandy will release a new Microsoft video featuring little-known tech tips, tricks and hacks to help digital professionals and consumers live better and work smarter.

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Information security is always one of those topics that is hard to report on, especially with the sheer number of devices available today. The problem lies in what is dangerous, what is bad, or what is no-big-deal. Frankly, opinions vary on the risks and threats involved.

One neat feature in Windows Phone is the ability to select text and hit the Search key. The Windows Phone OS copies the information over to Bing (or Cortana), and it lets you search without having to copy/paste the selection. It is super useful and certainly convenient for speedy searches.

However, there does seem to be one instance where this feature works where it should not: password fields.

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Recent advancements in Lithium Sulfur and Lithium metal anodes pave the way for smaller, safer batteries with higher capacities.

Back at the start of the year in our Smartphone Futurology series, we discussed the technology behind the battery in smartphones and what's to come in the future. This article is a quick update to that piece, looking at some of the recent developments in batteries based on Lithium chemistry — like the ones powering the vast majority of smartphones.

We'll take a closer look at what reduces your phone's battery life over time, and how high-capacity technologies like Lithium Sulfur batteries and Lithium metal anodes are closer than ever to becoming practical. Join us after the break.

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Low-end and entry-level Lumias like the Lumia 535 and Lumia 635 continue to dominate the landscape, Windows 10 preview phones dip and Microsoft owns more than 96% of the Windows Phone market

AdDuplex (AdDuplex.com) have released their Windows Phone Device Stats for March, 2015. The story of low-end and entry level Windows Phones continue to dominate the landscape while new figures for India, Russia, Brazil, France, Italy, and the US reveal their unique stories.

AdDuplex runs a cross-promotion advertising network running on 5,265 different apps on Windows Phone, and the data was compiled on March 20 for this analysis.

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Microsoft's latest addition to the Azure cloud platform comes in the form of an app service. The Azure App Service will allow developers to easily build employee, partner, and customer-facing applications. By utilizing the new App Service platform developers will not only be able to build apps quicker, but also integrate them with popular services, have the ability for the app to autoscale as needed, and easily integrate with Microsoft Azure Websites, Mobile Services and Biztalk Services.

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Everything you need to know about ID@Xbox

ID@Xbox is a Microsoft program which allows independent developers to publish Xbox certified titles to Xbox One and the Windows 10 unified app store.

The program was announced in August 2013, and already boasts well over 200 independent development teams across the world. Indie devs who become approved for the program receive up to 2 Xbox One development kits, access to the full technical documentation and direct support from Microsoft. In addition to free hardware, all ID@Xbox developers get free access to Unity Pro – a popular video game engine which allows for easy porting to different platforms.

And here's everything you need to know about the program and its games.

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