UPDATE: MS pulls Version 1511 ISO
The latest version of Windows 10 — Fall Update — is no longer available as an ISO. More
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Purchasing a smartphone from your cellular-service provider typically comes with all sorts of compromises, restrictions, and limitations. But an unlocked Nexus phone can eliminate many, if not all, of these problems.Read More
The much-anticipated fall update for Windows l0 has arrived. If you’re looking for significant changes, you’re going to be disappointed. Version 1511 is an important update, but many of the enhancements are either buried in the Settings menus or under the hood.Read More
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That “Get Windows 10” icon sitting in Win7’s notification area will get you a free upgrade, but you haven’t decided whether it’s worth taking the plunge. For most Win8 users, upgrading is a virtual no-brainer; for Win7 users, however, the case is not so compelling. Here are a few enhancements that might tip the balance toward Win10.Read More