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Apple releases watchOS 2 for Apple Watch

Apple has released watchOS 2 today after a bug in the operating system forced Apple to delay its launch by nearly a week. The update clocks in at just over 500 MB for both the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watches,…

The Windows 10 hardware argument

The release of Windows 10 is bringing with it a range of perspectives on the eagerly awaited operating system and what it means for the future of computing. One of the biggest questions has been around its impact—or lack thereof—on…

Windows 10, the TechSpot Review

Windows 10 is the best Windows you can run today. This alone should make it a big win, not to mention the fact that it's "free." However I don't think Windows 10 is there yet. Can Windows 10 bring seamless updates that one or two years from now will make it the best, most polished desktop OS available, and still be called Windows 10? Microsoft must prove itself under this new direction.

Windows 10 to be finalized this week

The sudden flurry of Windows 10 Insider Preview releases over the past week was a sign of what's to come: Microsoft is expected to finalize the operating system this week, according to sources at both Neowin and The Verge.

Here we go again: Is Windows 10 Free? Yes, and No. An Explainer

Microsoft is set to release Windows 10 on July 29th and users of current versions of the operating system will get an upgrade free of charge. So where's the confusion? Microsoft has sent mixed signals (more than once) and speculation has built on top of that about who gets the free upgrade and who doesn't, if Insiders get a free pass or not. Here's an overview of the different upgrade paths to Windows 10 that explains it all.