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Five great gaming laptops

Gamers on the go will want to check out these powerful laptops. Consoles are far from the end-all be-all of gaming, and these laptops have the power to prove it. The latest graphics cards, giant displays, a wealth of inputs, and tailor-built keyboards are all expectations when it comes to...
Instagram apps

Poll: Do you need official apps so long as there are good third-party ones?

Earlier this week I wrote about how it'd been a full year since Instagram updated its official Windows Phone app and what we, the Windows Phone users could do about it if we were unhappy. Our advice was to use something like 6Tag, an excellent third-party solution but some of the comments on the...
Subway Surfers takes you to Paris in latest update

Subway Surfers takes you to Paris in latest update

Popular endless runner Subway Surfers has snagged yet another update today — this time bringing its action to Paris. In this latest update, players will continue their world tour all around the majestic city of Paris, France, picking up new awards and outfits along the way. Here's a rundown...
Windows 10

Windows 10 10041 preview build gets another update to fix sign-in bug

Microsoft is rolling out yet another small update to the 10041 build of its Windows 10 technical preview. It's been created to fix a bug that apparently has been keeping some users from signing into the OS. While the support page for the KB3050653 update is not yet live, Windows Insider head...
TouchMousePointer

TouchMousePointer gives you a virtual trackpad for your Windows tablet

Small icons and menus with rollover effects are a couple of things that Windows tablet users can have difficulties with. There's a free solution that can help and it's called TouchMousePointer. It's a virtual trackpad on your screen. It's especially helpful when you're in desktop mode on Windows 8....
Halo Online

Halo Online trailer shows what the Russians, and no one else, can play

A trailer showing gameplay footage from the recently-announced free-to-play PC multiplayer shooter Halo Online has appeared online, letting the rest of the world check out what only gamers in Russia will get to play. The trailer not only shows in-game action, it also offers some glimpses of...
DirectX 12 API test

Windows 10 preview users can now benchmark their DirectX 12 PC with new test

Futuremark has updated the Advanced Edition and Professional Edition versions of its 3DMark benchmarking software that adds an API Overhead feature test that supports DirectX 12 in the latest 10041 build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The API Overhead feature test is the same one...
Todoist

Todoist has a bright future on Windows with TaskCrunch acquisition

Todoist is a hugely popular, cross-platform task managing service that hasn't traditionally had a great presence on Windows. That looks set to change with the company's acquisition of TaskCrunch, a third-party client that syncs with Todoist, and the developer behind it. Jan Kratochvil will...
Lumia Camera 5.0 for PureView devices with Denim getting a small update today

Lumia Camera 5.0 for PureView devices with Denim getting a small update today

If you own a Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, or Lumia 1520 with the full Lumia Denim update, you will want to check the Store for an app refresh of the Lumia Camera 5.0 app. Version 5.0.2.49 is now available, which is a small update from 5.0.2.48 earlier this month. Since this is such a small...
Surface Pro 3

Microsoft pushes out surprise Surface Pro 3 firmware update for better business security [Update]

Microsoft has released a surprise second firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 this month. This software download is designed primarily for business and enterprise users to offer them better security for the 12-inch tablet. Here's what's new in this firmware update, which should be rolling out...

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