livemessengerI am quite sure that we have all used Windows Live Messenger at some point or another in our lives, and sad to say (from Microsoft’s perspective, of course), Windows Live Messenger was not the default instant messaging tool that people used to communicate with one another, as other alternatives such as Skype, ICQ, and Yahoo Messenger, among others, were the preferred choice. Having said that, Windows Live Messenger, or MSN in short, will no longer be made available to the masses this coming October 31st – at least for folks who happen to live in mainland China..

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p9983 backSo, the BlackBerry Passport is getting all of the limelight this time around, but this does not mean that BlackBerry has just a single device up their sleeves. In fact, the alleged hardware specifications for the BlackBerry Porsche P’9983 has leaked out yet again, which would be a whole lot more informative than the earlier rendering leak, not to mention having it get certified already.

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windows phone 81 build 2014 015 640x359It goes without saying that if you happen to be the developer behind a particular mobile operating system, you too, would want to have the latest version take up the biggest market share among all the devices out there. Microsoft is no different too, with their Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system now occupying a respectable 25% of all Windows Phone-powered devices that are in the hands of users.

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rome 2 emperorIs there such a thing as a free lunch in this world? Some people might answer in the affirmative, while others would think that there is a catch somewhere, all the time. Well, if you still have faith that there are free stuff that you can take advantage of from time to time, then you might be pleased to check out Total War: Rome 2 – Emperor Edition from SEGA, which will include all of the other free content which rolled out earlier, as well as the campaign expansion Imperator Augustus.

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toshiba chromebook cb30 007When it comes to Chromebooks, these are not exactly computing devices that will actually light up the consumer electronics market, unless you are one who is always on the lookout for a decent computer that does all of the bare basics – surfing the Internet and doing some word processing from time to time, without having to break the bank. Well, here is something from Toshiba that might just fit the bill perfectly – the Toshiba Chromebook CB30-007, which is a 13” Bay Trail laptop.

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shield fccFolks over at the FCC have one pretty interesting aspect about their job – they are able to play with all of the latest devices before it even hits the market, just to make sure that nothing is amiss for the masses. However, when you are faced with a sub-par device, then the job can get rather boring or tedious. Having said that, I am quite sure that they would not have had any issues with the NVIDIA Shield gaming tablet with 4G LTE connectivity, as this particular tablet had just passed through the FCC.

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here androidIt was just yesterday when we talked about how Samsung’s Gear smartwatch range would be able to take advantage of Nokia’s HERE services, and here we are with another interesting news update that will surely have Samsung smartphone owners sit up and take notice – even if you do not own a Samsung smartwatch from the Gear family. I am referring to the official announcement from Nokia concerning HERE Maps on the Android platform, where it will be exclusively available for the collection of Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

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lenovo vibe x2 480x640It does look as though there are more and more leaks coming out these days, regardless of the mobile device at hand. Of course, Apple’s products tend to take up the bulk of the attention, but this does not mean that there is no room on the news wires for other players such as Lenovo to grace the headlines. Apparently, an upcoming smartphone from the computer manufacturer happens to be known as the Lenovo Vibe X2, where it will arrive in the usual flagship form factor – that is, to sport a premium metal chassis, and is also the first smartphone from Lenovo that sports what they call a ‘layered’ design.

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a8What you see above happens to be a purported Apple iPhone 6 system chip, which is currently referred to as the Apple A8, that has leaked out. It is touted that this is the system chip that will run all proceedings of the upcoming iPhone 6 from under the hood, and it has been caught alongside the well aged Apple A5. The alleged Apple A8 chip is larger in size physically compared to its predecessor, and this also needs to be said – the Apple A5, when it first rolled out, also happened to be one of the biggest Apple chips the public has seen to date where Apple’s mobile devices are concerned.

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xbox one hands on review 02 640x406If you happen to own the Xbox One from Microsoft, then you might want to take note that the console’s September update had started to roll out already – never mind the fact that there are still a couple of days left to go through after today before September comes a-knockin’ on our doors. This particular system update for the Xbox One would see the introduction of a new media player app for the console, and should roll out gradually in the course of the coming days.

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