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Xbox One-to-PC game streaming launched Monday

Microsoft is allowing select users to start streaming games from their Xbox One console to PCs running Windows 10, a feature that will be available later this year to all users.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank16 June 15 12:31

Google takes another swing at Excel with Sheets update

Google launched an updated version of its Sheets web app for spreadsheet editing on Monday, adding new capabilities that could help lure people away from Microsoft Excel.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank16 June 15 09:01

Online password locker LastPass hacked

LastPass users will be prompted to change their master passwords after the online password locker company reported that its network was breached on Friday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank16 June 15 06:37

Here's how user feedback is shaping Windows 10

Microsoft gave users a new glimpse at how their feedback is being used to shape Windows 10 as the company closes in on its first consumer release of the new operating system.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank13 June 15 09:29

iOS 9 may allow the creation of ad-blocking software

One of the staples of desktop web browsing may be coming to iOS with a new feature Apple is adding to Safari with a forthcoming update to its mobile operating system.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank13 June 15 07:35

Latest build of Windows 10 rolls out to more testers

Members of the Windows Insider Program's Slow ring got access to the most recent publicly-available build of Microsoft's upcoming operating system Friday morning.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank13 June 15 04:30

Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, steps down

Embattled Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, will be leaving the social networking company on July 1, according to an SEC filing the company made public on Thursday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank12 June 15 07:32

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo steps down

Embattled Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will be leaving the social networking company on July 1, according to an SEC filing the company made public Thursday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank12 June 15 07:32

Uber launches iPhone game to attract new drivers

Uber launched a new game for iPhone users today aimed at teaching people what it's like to work as a driver for the tech-driven transportation company.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank12 June 15 04:53

With iOS 9, developers will be able to limit their apps to newer devices

Apple's next mobile OS will run on devices as old as the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4s, but that doesn't mean the newest apps will run on those products as well. With iOS 9, Apple will allow third-party developers to restrict apps to running only on recently released iPhones and iPads.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank11 June 15 08:33

Apple now charges Safari extension developers for distribution

Developers who build extensions for Safari will have to choose between paying Apple and having their browser add-ons pulled from the company's extension gallery later this year, thanks to policy changes the company announced Monday.

Written by Blair Hanley Frank10 June 15 08:17
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