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Google says you can now turn these 400 Macs, PCs

Enlarge / Google Chrome OS Flex. Google today announced in a blog post that ChromeOS Flex, a version of its Chromebook operating system suitable for most hardware, has moved from early access to general availability. It also said it certified "over 400" devices, including systems from Apple, Dell, and HP, to run the OS smoothly…

New Windows Media Player app travels back in time, gains

Enlarge / Preparing to rip a CD in the new Windows Media Player app.Microsoft If there's one thing Windows 11 has been good for, it has been the renewed attention and useful updates to the built-in apps that ship with Windows. Sometimes this means new features for long-neglected apps, like Notepad and Paint. In other…

Android 13 marches toward release with final beta version

Google Google is quickly marching toward the next release of Android. The company announced the "final" Android 13 beta yesterday, beta 4, with word that an official release is "coming in the weeks ahead." After the massive overhaul of Android 12, Android 13 seems to be a smaller release focusing on various improvements and tablet…

Report: Microsoft will return to releasing new Windows versions once

Enlarge / A PC running Windows 11. Microsoft is planning yet another big change to the way it updates Windows, according to a report from Windows Central. Rather than updating a single version of Windows for many years as it did with Windows 10, Microsoft plans to return to a schedule where it releases a…

Google Play hides app permissions in favor of developer-written descriptions

Scroll down on a Google Play app listing and you'll soon see this new privacy section. Google Tap on it and you'll get this page, which details the data that apps collect and how it is stored. Google You can tap on each item for a bit more detail. Google Google's developer deadline for the…

Why can’t Intel’s 12th-gen CPUs pass the bar exam? Blame

Enlarge / Intel's 12th-generation Core CPUs use different types of CPU cores for different tasks. That hybrid architecture continues to cause problems for some software.Intel Earlier this week, some people waiting to take the bar exam received a message from ExamSoft, the company that makes the Examplify software that many states use to administer the…

Thanks to subscriptions, iPhone apps finally made more money than

Enlarge / Apple's App Store. Throughout the short history of smartphone apps, games have consistently driven more revenue than non-gaming app categories. But that has finally changed in the United States, according to new data from app intelligence firm Sensor Tower. The shift solidified in May 2022, but it had been moving that way steadily…


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