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Microsoft Has Ended Free Tech Support and Feature Updates for Windows 7

(Microsoft) Unlucky for some: It’s January 13, 2015, and that means the end of free support for Windows 7. That doesn’t mean your computer is going to automatically stop working, but it does mean Microsoft will no longer offer free help and support if you have problems with your Windows 7 software from this point … Continue reading

How to Set Up Amazon’s Family Library

There’s big news in the ebook world. For the first time, you can share your Amazon ebooks, audiobooks, and apps with other family members. Here’s how to set it up. Be warned: A lot of this gets more complicated than it should be — the setup, the restrictions, the relationships between accounts, and so on. … Continue reading

How to Set Up Apple Family Sharing

Who says the big corporations are self-interested, greedy juggernauts? Thanks to the rise of the family sharing plan, you can save a lot of money by sharing apps, TV, movies, music, and books with up to five other family members. Here’s how to turn on Apple’s Family Sharing feature. Be warned: Apple’s setup process is … Continue reading

Windows 10’s New Web Browser and Dark Theme

Microsoft is preparing to unveil a new browser in Windows 10, codenamed Spartan, and leaked images are providing an early glimpse at the Internet Explorer successor. Chinese site Cnbeta has published screenshots showing the simple interface of Spartan and the Cortana digital assistant integration. The Verge revealed yesterday that Spartan will include digital inking support … Continue reading

Skype’s Newest App Will Translate Your Speech in Real Time

Microsoft’s Skype software today will start translating voice calls. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native languages, without having to learn the other one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the result of years of work from Microsoft’s research team … Continue reading


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