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Pushbullet now lets you send MMS messages from your computer

Vlad 13 January, 2016 Mobile software Android Pushbullet Pushbullet is the service that will, for example, mirror the notifications that you get on your phone to your computer. It also lets you send text messages from your computer (because it links your phone with it), and now it’s received yet another new feature. From this point on, not only can you send texts, but also MMS messages from your computer. So yes, you can now attach pictures to messages, and these will be sent along as MMS messages. Do note…

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Oculus Rift will arrive on Mac if Apple “ever releases a good computer”

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was asked during an interview when the will they be adding Mac support to the Rift. His answer was simple, when Apple releases a good computer. Other than being the burn of the year so far, it’s also true. Luckey’s reasoning is that the current Macs simply do not have the graphical power to run something as intensive as VR on the Rift. Even the most powerful Mac Pro, with dual AMD FirePro D700 GPU, falls short of a single NVIDIA GTX 970, which is the…

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Latest iPad Pro commercial wants you to think of it as a computer

Ever since Apple announced the iPad Pro last year, the company has been pretty insistent on trying to sell it as a computer replacement, maybe not for everything (since Apple does still make actual computer) but for basic tasks at least. The latest iPad Pro commercial tries to hammer down that idea further. It talks about how you can type on the keyboard like a regular computer but then it goes out of the way you don’t need it. It has a touchscreen and you can write on it. You…

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Apple will automatically download macOS Sierra on supported computers

If you’re rocking a Mac that supports the macOS Sierra release which became available last month, and still haven’t installed the latest iteration of the operating system, this is for you. Starting today, Apple will automatically push the macOS Sierra download to supported Macs which aren’t up to date yet. Thankfully, the actual installation of the new OS will not be automatic, however. You’re still given a choice to do that when it’s most convenient for you. Clearly though, Apple’s taking a leaf from Microsoft’s book here, as that company…

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Spotify has been writing several terabytes of data to your computer’s hard drive for months

According to a report by Ars Technica, Spotify has reportedly been writing huge amount of junk data to your computer’s storage for almost five months now. The Spotify app for Windows, macOS, and Linux has been found to write hundreds of gigabytes of data to your computer, whether the app is being used or idle. It doesn’t actually store anything but the constant writing can wear down your storage device, especially if it is an SSD, which tend to have limited write cycles. This can significantly reduce the life of…

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Newly released Opera 43 for computers is the fastest version ever

With Chrome dominating the desktop browser space, it’s easy to forget that there are alternatives out there. One of the oldest is Opera, and today the company behind that browser has announced a new version as being available. Opera 43 is claimed to be the fastest version ever, and it brings a few new features to achieve that title. First, instant page loading predicts which URL you’re typing in the address bar before you’ve finished typing it, and proceeds to load that website in the background. So when you do…

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Qualcomm is working on Snapdragon 850 chipset for Windows computers

Qualcomm partnered with Microsoft for official Windows 10 support on the Snapdragon 835, which was extended to the 845 chip a year later. It seems that these Windows-on-ARM portable computers have proven successful enough to warrant a dedicated chip. The Snapdragon 850 isn’t an entirely new chip – it’s a faster 845 – and it is aimed squarely at Windows ultra portables. It features 8 cores as before with the “big” cluster clocked higher than the phone version. The Lenovo ELZE1 Europe powered by Snapdragon 850 The Kryo 385 Gold…

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