posted on 18 Nov 2017, 15:58 6 4. Cat97 (Posts: 743; Member since: 02 Mar 2017) OnePlus 5T is half the price and no phone can exceed the Pixel 2 XL in the amount of hardware flaws, so basically the choice is a no-brainer. posted on 18 Nov 2017, 22:21 1 15. aegislash (Posts: 1261; Member since: 27 Jan 2015) It's funny watching Pixel die-hards over at AndroidPolice defend the Pixel 2 XL and treat it like it's the second coming of Christ. Google easily should have temporarily slashed prices, at least until the devices are resolved of these seemingly neverending issues. posted on 19 Nov 2017, 10:35 0 24. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4935; Member since: 04 Mar 2010) I haven't seen anyone saying it's the second coming. There's a difference between that and saying they aren't having issues with it. One elevates beyond anything else, the other asserts it's no better or worse than other devices out there. posted on 19 Nov 2017, 11:01 0 27. roldefol (Posts: 4674; Member … [Read more...] about Comments for : OnePlus 5T vs Google Pixel 2 XL: first look
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posted on 10 Oct 2017, 08:52 3 1. PhoneInQuestion (banned) (Posts: 496; Member since: 20 Aug 2017) You guys seriously need to put a "none of the above" option, anything less than that makes polls like these troll bait. posted on 10 Oct 2017, 09:05 32 5. worldpeace (Posts: 1019; Member since: 15 Apr 2016) "none of the above" == don't vote posted on 10 Oct 2017, 09:05 7 7. jellmoo (Posts: 2293; Member since: 31 Oct 2011) Why? It's literally one versus the other. If you are adamant about not liking either one, simply don't vote. posted on 10 Oct 2017, 11:23 5 18. Nopers (unregistered) But then we don’t have a metric of who doesn’t like either. posted on 10 Oct 2017, 11:36 1 19. rubyonrails3 (Posts: 339; Member since: 01 Oct 2014) I've already ordered Pixel 2 XL and waiting to pre-order iPhone X but I voted for X ;-p Pixel 2 XL seems great but X feels new different. posted on 10 Oct 2017, 09:45 3 10. Andrewtst (Posts: 686; Member … [Read more...] about Comments for : Poll results: iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL votes are in!
There are now three different versions of Windows 10 for buyers to consider: Home, Pro, and the newer 10 S. Which is right for you? Let’s compare Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. S to find out: Check out what makes each version unique before you buy!Windows 10 HomeHome is the standard version of Windows 10, the baseline package designed for the individual user primarily using Windows at home or for take-home schoolwork. This version contains all the features that Microsoft aims at the broad consumer market, such as the Cortana voice assistant, Outlook, OneNote, and Microsoft Edge. Home is still compatible with the Windows Insider program, but it does limit the security and group management services that other versions of Windows have access to. Notable features include:Device features are supported — in other words, your voice commands, Pen sketches, touch screen, Hello login, and other capabilities are all compatible with Home.Windows 10 Home does not usually come with a … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Home vs. Pro vs. 10 S: Which version is right for you?
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever. Certainly, the company has put a massive amount of resources into improving Windows for quite some time now, with the result that although the threat of malware is greater than ever, Windows 10 is better prepared to help you deal with it.Microsoft isn’t slowing down in its pursuit of higher security in Windows 10, with the upcoming Creators Update incorporating a number of features to make the operating system safer. A new Windows Defender Security Center is coming in the update, and Microsoft introduced it in a post on the Windows blog.Windows Defender Security Center will bring all of the security protections provided by Windows 10 into one place. Essentially, the new app will make it easier for users to view and control how security is configured, as well as to gain a better understanding of the tools available in Windows 10 to keep user data secure.Microsoft is breaking Windows 10’s security, health, … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Creators Update brings a new Windows Defender Security Center
Microsoft has been pushing hard to encourage customers to adopt Internet Explorer 9 as their primary browser (or, at the very least, leave IE6 behind), but the effort seems to be meeting with a solid skepticism: Microsoft is seeing the global desktop browser share for Internet Explorer drop steadily, while Safari and (particularly) Chrome are seeing steady progress. According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer’s share of the browser market dropped almost a full percentage point in September to a new all-time low of 54.4 percent of the world market. And most of that loss went to Google Chrome, which picked up seven tenths of a percentage point to reach a new high of 16.2 percent.If trends continue, Google Chrome could break the 20 percent barrier in early 2012. However, in an ironic move, Microsoft’s own Security Essentials product mistakenly identified Google Chrome as malware. Microsoft has apologized for the error, and says it impacted about 3,000 people.Apple’s … [Read more...] about Internet Explorer still losing browser share
Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is perhaps its most significant leap in the company’s history. As most readers likely know, it includes a new interface which takes queues from Windows Phone. Designed for a variety of inputs, this interface will bring Windows to devices typically out of its reach. It also changes design elements that have been a part of Windows for over two decades.Yet that headline is only one of many changes. There’s a ton new features, and some old features have been significantly revised. Let’s dive in to the new operating system by taking a look at all the new or changed features that everyone considering Windows 8 should know about.File historyThis is an update and replacement to the Backup & Restore functionality found in Windows 7. Microsoft has taken an approach similar to OS X Time Machine and some third-party backup solutions. Instead of only making large backups at pre-determined times, Windows 8 can create incremental … [Read more...] about What’s new in Windows 8?
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard has announced that it has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that the company paid kickbacks to the mammoth accounting and consulting firm Accenture in exchange for work on government projects. HP has not specified a monetary amount involved with the settlement, but says it expects the agreement to have an impact of 2 cents per share on its third quarter financial. Given that HP has over 2.3 billion shares out on the market, that could total around $50 million.The original lawsuits were whistleblower complaints against both Hewlett-Packard and Sun filed in 2007; the suits alleged that HP and Sun had “alliance relationships” with Accenture that resulted in HP paying kickbacks to Accenture for work that landed in HP’s lap after security government contracts—if true, the actions would be a violation of the federal False Claims Act. The original suits also named Microsoft has a defendant, but … [Read more...] about HP Announces Kickback Settlement with DOJ
Last month, Microsoft filed a patent infringment suit against bookseller Barnes & Noble, claiming the company’s Android-based Nook and Nook Color ereaders violate Microsoft patents related to user interface, browsing, and downloading content. Now, Barnes & Noble is firing back (PDF), accusing Microsoft in a filing of abusing the patent system to generate legal trouble for Android device makers. According to Barnes & Noble, Microsoft’s patent claims are “arbitrary” and “non-essential,” and serve only to cast a cloud of potential licensing fees or protracted litigation over any project considering Google’s Android platform.“Microsoft has asserted patents that extend only to arbitrary, outmoded, or non-essential design features,” Barnes & Noble wrote in its filing. “Microsoft is misusing these patents as part of a scheme to try to eliminate or marginalize the competition to its own Windows Phone 7 mobile device … [Read more...] about Barnes & Noble accuses Microsoft of patent bullying
Mozilla’s Firefox 4 browser has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its launch a month ago; however, the new browser’s rapid uptake doesn’t seem to have attracted many new fans: according to Web metrics firms, Firefox’s overall share of the browser market has remained essentially flat since the Firefox 4 launch. The figures suggest that while existing Firefox users are rapidly checking out the new release, the new features and friendlier interface have not, so far, expanded the browser’s audience.Mozilla released Firefox 4 on March 22, with significant under-the-hood changes designed to improve performance and security, along with a simplified user interface and utility features (like App Tabs) designed to simplify working with Web-based applications. (See Digital Trends’ Firefox 4 review.)In a blog post, Mozilla’s Asa Dotzler highlighted the update rate for Firefox 4 compared to Internet Explorer, which was released a week before … [Read more...] about Firefox 4 tops 100 million downloads