Windows 10 Porn

Giant porn stash turned a Windows 10 upgrade into every man’s nightmare

By on August 3, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

Giant porn stash turned a Windows 10 upgrade into every man’s nightmare

Following the successful release of Windows 10 last week, one man who decided to partake in the free upgrade got a little bit more than he bargained for.

Posting on Reddit, a man detailed how he began the Windows 10 installation process at night before going to bed. Come the next morning, his wife woke him up asking why their computer’s screensaver was cycling through the man’s ostensibly private porn photo collection which, he later explained, included quite a few celebrity nudes.

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Windows Phone Failure

Microsoft engineer exposes the inside story: Why Windows Phone was doomed from the start

By on August 3, 2015 at 3:14 PM.

Microsoft engineer exposes the inside story: Why Windows Phone was doomed from the start

It’s almost tragic how Microsoft, with a multi-year head start in the mobile phone market, was completely blindsided by the iPhone. Indeed, it’s somewhat easy to forget that Microsoft, going as far back as 2000, was already putting incarnations of Windows Mobile on PDAs and smartphones.

Even more mind-boggling is that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, even after Apple showed the world where the smartphone market was headed, naively laughed off the notion that the iPhone might pose a strategic threat.

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Best Jailbreak Tweaks

10 more new jailbreak tweaks that are making me jealous my iPhone isn’t jailbroken

By on August 3, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

10 more new jailbreak tweaks that are making me jealous my iPhone isn’t jailbroken

When I first started getting into cell phones a few centuries ago, hacking and customizing your phone was an intricate and time-consuming process that involved things like “seem editing” and flashing software to a phone that you basically had to build yourself. Count yourself lucky that you have no idea what “seem editing” is.

Today, if you have an iPhone and you want to hack it or customize it, you connect your phone to your computer and run some software that will jailbreak it in a matter of minutes — it’s that simple. And while Apple’s iOS platform is now more capable than ever so I no longer personally feel the need to jailbreak, there are some pretty awesome jailbreak tweaks out there that are definitely making me consider it again. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free today ($44 worth of apps for free!)

10 best paid iPhone apps on sale for free today ($44 worth of apps for free!)

By on August 3, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

BGR has quickly become the go-to site for info on the latest and greatest paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free. Each day we track down the absolute best paid iOS apps on sale for free, and we share them with you so that you can grab them before these great sales end. Today, we’re kicking the week off on the right foot with 10 paid iOS apps that would normally cost a combined $44, but you can download them all without paying a cent if you hurry. More →

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iOS 10 Siri iCloud Voicemail

Upcoming new iPhone feature could make you fall in love with Siri all over again

By on August 3, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Upcoming new iPhone feature could make you fall in love with Siri all over again

I absolutely hate the concept of voicemails. I don’t want to leave you one or listen to yours. Texting is definitely a better way of exchanging messages. If you feel the same way and you’re an iPhone user, then you’ll be glad to hear that Apple is rumored to be working on fixing voicemail once and for all. And interestingly, Siri is involved. More →

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Google Maps Custom Names

The latest Google Maps update lets you customize your map like never before

By on July 31, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

The latest Google Maps update lets you customize your map like never before

If you’ve updated Google Maps on your Android device recently, you might have noticed a new feature that Google added to its mobile app. You can now edit the names of locations on the map, save them to your personal Google account and search for them the next time you’re out and about. More →

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Facial Recognition Thermal

The future is here: New face recognition technology can work in the dark

By on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

The future is here: New face recognition technology can work in the dark

It’s kind of crazy how quickly face detection and recognition technology managed to push its way into the mainstream. Over the past few years we’ve seen face recognition technology reach desktop photo software like iPhoto and even mass market smartphones from the likes of Samsung. And of course, there are no shortage of stories centering on government agencies who use face recognition technology for identification and surveillance purposes.

Setting the bar even higher, researchers from Germany have reportedly developed a new technology that allows facial recognition software to identify faces even in the dark. Whereas traditional facial recognition software involves the comparison of two photos, both of which must be taken in well-lit environments, the approach German computer scientists came up with involves using a person’s thermal signature.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Download Install Tips Tricks

The ultimate Windows 10 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

By on July 31, 2015 at 2:12 PM.

The ultimate Windows 10 cheat sheet: Everything you need to know

More than 14 million people have already upgraded to Windows 10, but you might not be one of them. You’re probably scared that things will go wrong, that your data might be lost, or that Microsoft will soon have you searching for drivers. Don’t worry — that last one won’t happen.

The entire process is much simpler than you think, and below you’ll find everything you need to know before and after the install. More →

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Windows 10 Wi-Fi Sense Password Sharing Facebook

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with all your friends – stop it using this guide

By on July 31, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with all your friends – stop it using this guide

Windows 10 is the much-needed upgrade that PC users have been waiting for ever since Microsoft promised it would fix its numerous blunders in Windows 8. But that doesn’t mean Windows 10 is perfect. In fact, there are plenty of issues that need correcting, and a Day One patch might fix some of them. On top of that, there are certain privacy issues you need to be aware of, and the fact that Windows 10 is spying on you by default.

On top of that, Windows 10 will also share your Wi-Fi passwords with others by default, but that can also be fixed relatively easily. More →

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Windows 10 Update

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

By on July 31, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Windows 10: How to remove all the tiles from your Start Menu and pretend Windows 8 never existed

Windows 10 has done a fantastic job thus far of replacing the sour taste left in our mouths from Windows 8 with the sweet, sweet taste of software that’s actually intuitive and user-friendly. No longer is Microsoft attempting to cram a tablet interface down our throats on desktop and laptop computers, and that simple fact alone is likely enough to make most users happy with Windows 10. Of course, Microsoft didn’t stop there — here are some of the best new features you’ll find in Windows 10.

Of course, there are still some remnants of Windows 8 floating around in Microsoft’s new operating system, and in this post we’ll show you how to get rid of the biggest ones. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

9 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale right now for free

By on July 31, 2015 at 10:20 AM.

It’s Friday, and you all know what that means… one last list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free before the week comes to an end. We’ve had a great run this week, and we’re finishing on a high note with nine solid paid iOS apps on sale for free. If you’re really hungry for new apps and nine isn’t enough, there are still a few apps on sale for free in yesterday’s post as well. More →

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Why Flash Needs To Die

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

By on July 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

For the past several months, I’ve been unable to surf the web on my MacBook Air without having it sound like a rocket ship taking off. While things weren’t quite that bad on my Windows 8.1 desktop PC, I still had to deal with my fair share of slow loading times and Shockwave crashes that would regularly drive me up the wall. However, all this changed when I finally did something that I should have done a long, long time ago: I disabled Adobe Flash on both computers. More →

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