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Here's what the worst Windows 10 phones will have for tech specs

If you're wondering what a low-budget Windows 10 smartphone might look like, Microsoft's minimum requirements provide some clues.

Virtual reality for beginners: Everything you need to know to wrap your head around VR

What is virtual reality? What can you realistically do with it? And for that matter, what's the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?

Why Oculus' radical, fantastic Touch VR controller should ship with the Rift

Oculus Touch should not be an optional add-on. Here's why.

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How-To

3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

How to Transfer Contacts from BlackBerry to iPhone

We show you how to transfer contacts from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, whether it is from a new BlackBerry 10 device or from an older BlackBerry phone.

Samsung Galaxy S III: 10 Must-Know Tips and Tricks

The new Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the hottest Android phones on the market. Al Sacco shares a pile of valuable SGS3 tips and tricks that will help new owners customize the device, take screen shots, watch video while using other apps or surfing the Web, launch voice-activated features and more.

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Video

Computerworld Tech Update 06 - 10 Jan, 2014

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 06 - 10 January, 2014, we talk about the status of Microsoft's CEO search, NASSCOM appointing a new president, wearable tech making a strong showing at CES 2014, Intel dropping the McAfee name, and Tablets out-shipping PCs in the current year.

ComputerWorld Tech Update: 09 - 13 December, 2013

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 09 - 13 December, 2013, we talk about Dell's enterprise mobility management,Microsoft trying to lure Gmail users, Original Design Manufacturers seeing increased demand for their direct servers, and smartphones making a serious entry into the enterprise.

Computerworld Tech Update: 11 - 15 Nov, 2013

In this roundup of tech news for the week 11 - 15 November, 2013 we talk about Edward Snowden, Twitter, Microsoft and Android.

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News

Samsung Plots Galaxy S6 Price cut, New Phones to Help Business

Lackluster demand for its flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone and higher marketing costs led Samsung Electronics to another quarter of falling sales and profits in the April to June period.

Stagefright vulnerability allows criminals to send malware by text

Vulnerabilities in Android's "Stagefright" code allows criminals to send malware to any user via text message -- and the user gets infected without even having to open it, according to a new report from Zimperium zLabs.

Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy

Best Buy yesterday announced that it will begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 of its U.S. stores, about 10% of its total outlet count, starting Aug. 7.

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Opinion

Comparing Apples to lemons: Windows Phone beats Apple Watch

As the artist formerly knowns as Prince and is possibly again known as Prince (who can keep up?) once wrote: Oh, no, let's go crazy.

The Apple Watch secret: What Tim Cook doesn't want you to know!

Apple reported its quarterly financial results this week, breaking out more detail that almost all of its competitors, but it failed to report specific Apple Watch unit sales and that makes pundits so mad.

Missing all the signs: Desperately seeking a Watch flop

Guess what? Turns out it's easy to make the Apple Watch into a flop if you set completely unrealistic expectations and ignore any warning signs.

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17 Hot New Wearable Computers

From cameras to physical fitness gear, computers are getting attached to your body.

10 Bizarre Apps for Your Smartphone

From the ridiculous to the might-be-interesting, the app market has some strange surprises in store for consumers. We picked up the 10 apps that can make your phone the center of attraction for all the weird reasons.

A Closer Look at the iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5 is longer and thinner, more powerful, and boasts LTE.

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