Install and configure iCloud Control Panel for Windows – PC Advisor

Use Apple’s free online backup and synchronisation service

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25 best budget laptops 2014 UK | Best budget laptop – PC Advisor

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The 22 best laptops of 2014 – PC Advisor

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Windows 9 upgrade price rumored for Windows 8 and Windows 7 users | BGR

Windows 9 upgrade price rumored for Windows 8 and Windows 7 users | BGR.
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Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor’s new safety feature makes it a must-use

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, never seemed relevant for my millennial age demographic. It was the app version of a community board meeting or tea with your nosy neighbor, a place to learn about upcoming events, get recommendations on a plumber, hear the local chatter about the weird red car that’s been hanging around. Twenty-somethings in urban areas by-and-large don’t have kids, their lives don’t revolve around their home and they know their neighbors hardly, if at all. So even though I covered Nextdoor, I never felt compelled to actually become a user.

That changes today. Nextdoor has introduced a new element to its application that makes it a must-use network, even for the disinterested younger generations. It has started partnering with police and fire departments across the country — in 250 cities initially, with more to come — to use Nextdoor to communicate about emergencies and safety issues…

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The Windows 9 upgrade might not be as free as initially believed

Originally posted on BGR:

After a report last week revealed the President of Microsoft Indonesia confirmed that the Windows 8 to Windows 9 upgrade will be available free download, Myce has discovered that not all current Windows 8 users may be entitled to a free Windows 9 update. Well-known Russian leaker WZOR, the source of various Windows 9 leaks in the past, says that just those customers who have purchased a Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1) copy will qualify for free upgrades. Users who have purchased a computer with Windows 8 preinstalled (OEM version of the software) will have to pay a fee.

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Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor, launches on Kickstarter for $18

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Remember that Firefox OS-based streaming stick we first told you about in June? It debuted on Kickstarter on Tuesday under the product name Matchstick, and it’s priced to pick a fight: The first 500 backers will get the device for merely $12, after which it will be available for $18.

But [company]Matchstick[/company] doesn’t want to just be cheaper than [company]Google[/company]’s Chromecast streaming stick, it also promises to be more open — which includes the publication of the hardware schematics, available for anyone to download. “Matchstick is not only open source software, but open source hardware,” said Matchstick CEO Jack Chang during an interview Monday.

Like Chromecast, but more open

Matchstick does have a lot in common with Chromecast: The streaming adapter gets plugged into a TV’s HDMI port, is powered via USB, and is based on casting content from native and web apps. Just like with Chromecast…

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