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Apple releases OS X Yosemite GM to developers right as Microsoft unveiled Windows 10

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Apple on Tuesday released OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate 1.0 to developers, which could turn out to be the final Yosemite built that will be released to regular Mac users in October. However, MacRumors points out that last year Apple released a second GM version of Mavericks before rolling it out to all Mac owners. Interestingly, Apple released Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0 just as Microsoft unveiled its highly anticipated 2015 Windows update, the strangely named Windows 10, which will be available to users in preview version in the coming days.

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The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10?

%name The wait is finally over: Microsoft unveils Windows… 10? by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

It’s safe to say that Microsoft’s attempt to integrate more touch-centric features in with its traditional desktop operating system didn’t go as well as Microsoft had hoped. Windows 8 proved to be a hugely polarizing operating system as many longtime Windows users decried the loss of the Start Menu and the jarring split between the platform’s Desktop mode and its Modern/Metro screen.

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Photos of bent iPhones are popping up all over Instagram – here are the best ones

%name Photos of bent iPhones are popping up all over Instagram – here are the best ones by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

As if “Bendgate” wasn’t bad enough PR during the rollout of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, or the fact that the iOS 8.0.1 update turned iPhones into bricks, some people thought it would be fun to post pictures of their bent iPhones on Instagram. This seems to be adding to the notion that the new iPhones will bend easily just by putting the phone in your pocket and sitting down too fast, even though Consumer Reports basically debunked that as being “overblown.”

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Can Microsoft stop Windows’ slow slide into irrelevance?

%name Can Microsoft stop Windows’ slow slide into irrelevance? by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Windows is still by far the most widely used desktop OS in the world but things are decidedly trending downward. The most recent numbers from NPD showed that while “U.S. consumer retail PC sales grew almost 3% during the 10 week Back-to-School period (week of July 4th through Labor Day week),” Windows device sales actually fell by 3% over the same period. Instead, NDP found that all growth in PC sales came from Macs and Chromebooks. Microsoft’s struggles in the mobile market are even worse — while iOS and Android dominate the smartphone market, Microsoft’s own Windows Phone has been a bust so far and has actually seen both its market share and total shipments decline over the last year.

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This might be Apple’s most incredible iPhone invention yet

%name This might be Apple’s most incredible iPhone invention yet by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent interview that the company is working on products that haven’t been covered in rumors yet, and a patent recently awarded to the company serves as a great reminder. Called Interactive holographic display device, the patent describes ways to show interactive holograms using an advanced touchscreen display on certain devices, a technology that could someday be included in future iPhone, iPad or Mac products.

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Video: How to fix a bent iPhone 6 Plus (seriously, DO NOT try this at home)

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When Apple first unveiled the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this month, people knew right away that they were two of the most beautiful smartphones the world had ever seen. At the same time, however, there were a few curious design decisions that raised some eyebrows. One in particular is the protruding camera lens on both phones, which one critic even referred to as “appalling.”

YouTube users PeripateticPandas took the opportunity to release a funny (and frightening) video that shows us one way to fix the iPhone 6’s protruding camera, and now the team is back with a unique solution for “Bendgate.”

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Learn everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4 right now

%name Learn everything you need to know about the Galaxy Note 4 right now by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Anxious to get your Galaxy Note 4 and are tired of waiting? Well you can still get a great head start on learning everything about the device right now by downloading the complete user’s manual (PDF). The manual should tell you every single tip you need to get the most out of the Galaxy Note 4, as it includes instructions on using the device’s power saving feature, using the S Pen stylus, using motions and gestures, and using Samsung’s own apps such as S Voice and S Health.

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LIMITED-TIME SALE: $47 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free

%name LIMITED TIME SALE: $47 worth of awesome paid iPhone apps you can download for free by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Yesterday’s batch of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free had a few solid options on it, and some of them are still available for free if you hurry. Today, however, we have a fresh batch of nifty apps — six in total — that are normally worth a combined $47 but are all free downloads for a limited time.

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iOS 8.1 beta reveals new details about upcoming Apple devices

%name iOS 8.1 beta reveals new details about upcoming Apple devices by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Apple is reportedly working on three major iOS 8.x updates, including iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, with the first beta of iOS 8.1 having already been released to developers. In it, developer Hamza Sood found proof that Apple’s upcoming new iPad will include a Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home button, and that owners will be able to use it to authenticate Apple Pay payments.

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