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Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer: the Surface is what people really want

After the announcement of Microsoft’s Surface tablet last week, company CEO Steve Ballmer spoke about the competition and what the Surface brings to the table ...

New Windows 8 poll suggests lagging consumer interest

Microsoft may be doing its best to push Windows 8, but a new poll from The Associated Press and GfK suggests that Microsoft’s massive marketing ...

Microsoft Surface gets complete teardown

Microsoft‘s latest piece of hardware, the Surface tablet running Windows RT, has been placed on the surgery bed and was given a full dissection by ...

Microsoft Surface exposes its guts to iFixit, knows if you’ve been meddling with it

Now that the Microsoft Surface is in the wild and we've probed it from the outside, the tool-toters at iFixit have opened one ...

Microsoft adds WP8 app to Windows Store just in time for launch

If you're aiming to get your hands on one of the many Windows Phone 8 devices launching later today, it would be nice ...

The Microsoft Windows Phone 8 event happens tomorrow, get your liveblog here!

We know tomorrow's Windows Phone 8 event will finally answer all of those burning mysteries that we've been yearning to hear more about ...

Switched On: Tablets and tradeoffs

This week saw the debut of two ARM-powered tablets by old rivals. One eschews traditional desktop input methods; the other embraces them. One ...

Mobile Miscellany: week of October 22nd, 2012

If you didn't get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. ...

Microsoft’s Sinofsky says Windows 8 PCs can undercut Apple’s ‘recreational’ iPad mini

It just wouldn't be a major Apple launch if there wasn't a Microsoft executive calling out his old rival, would it? In a ...

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 26, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. Today was a pretty big day in the world of tech, with both Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface launching and ...

Windows 8 upgrade diary: the buying experience

There were balloons. There were streamers. There were brand new Ultrabooks, members of staff unfurling banners, and -- once other customers started to ...

Netflix details Windows 8 app as rumored Microsoft buyout leads to stock jump

If you’re a Netflix user who happens to be upgrading to Windows 8 today, then you’ll be pleased to know that the video streaming service ...

Xbox SmartGlass makes Android app debut on Windows 8 day

It’s time for the next generation for Microsoft in so many more ways than one, hitting right this moment on all cylinders with the first ...

Xbox SmartGlass now available in Google Play, brings console integration to Android

Hot on the heels of the Dashboard update for the Xbox 360, Microsoft's SmartGlass integration is now a reality for Android 4.0 users. ...

Microsoft offering Windows 8 Pro users free upgrade to Media Center

When Microsoft announced that they would be getting rid of Windows Media Center and all of its codecs for DVD playback and broadcast television in ...

Windows 8 is in stores today — are you buying a copy?

That special moment has come which usually rolls around only once every three years: Microsoft has released a new version of Windows. For ...

Microsoft offering free Media Center upgrade to Windows 8 Pro users until January 31st 2013

Home theater PC enthusiasts weren't too thrilled when Microsoft announced that it was stripping Media Center and its codecs for DVD playback and ...

Minecraft Xbox 360 gets 55 Halloween skins, proceeds go to charity

Tis the seasons for ghouls, ghasts, and perhaps most importantly, candy. Halloween is right around the corner, and to celebrate, Mojang and 4J studios have ...

Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky talks up Windows 8 hardware, downplays Apple

Yesterday, Microsoft officially unveiled their new products like Windows 8 and the new Surface tablet running Windows RT. President of the Windows and Windows Live ...

Surface pre-order deliveries delayed in the UK and Canada, Microsoft offers coupon for the inconvenience

We began hearing grumblings of delayed Surface deliveries in the very early hours of this morning, and it seems it's not an unlucky ...

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VIP SALE! Save an extra 40% on apps and software

We’re back with another limited-time sale for various items in the AndroidGuys Deals Store! This time around the VIP SALE, which runs September 18-21, is your chance to save an extra 40% on apps and software.The prices we have in the AG Deals Store are already really low, but we’re more than happy to offer a coupon code for more savings. Enter the coupon code VIPSALE40 at checkout and we’ll drop the price by an extra 40%.Valid September 18-21Here’s a handful of some of the most popular apps and software in the AG Deals Store. Look around, though, there are a lot of choices and nearly all of them are eligible for the discount.The Social Distancing Lifetime Subscription Bundle Ft. Rosetta Stone – $120Power Through Important Books & Interesting Topics in Just 12 Minutes Each with Access to 385 Book Summaries and CountingFor the First Time Ever, Get Access to Learn All 24 Languages on Rosetta Stone’s Award-Winning SoftwareBest-Selling VPN Of All Time! KeepSolid Protects Your Online Activity & Lets You Browse Without Restrictions for LifeLingvaNex Translator: Lifetime Subscription (Desktop and Mobile Bundle) – $48Lingvanex Translator was created with the mission to enable people to read, write, and speak different languages anywhere in the world. It’s an excellent translation and dictionary app with the main function of translating text, voice, images, websites, and documents. It works on a wide range of platforms including iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and more so you can start translating media in more than 112 languages instantly!KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Infinity Plan (10 Devices) – $36Whether you’re using a private internet connection or public Wi-Fi, your online privacy and security is far from guaranteed. With top-rated solution VPN Unlimited, you can regain control over your digital life with full security and anonymity online. There are no speed or bandwidth limits, so you’ll still enjoy full browsing speeds, without the dangers of leaving your data exposed or the geographic restrictions set on certain websites abroad (think content viewing websites like Netflix or Hulu).Enpass Password Manager: One-Time Premium Lifetime License – $15Our everyday life is filled with too many passwords and various types of credentials. Use Enpass password manager to organize everything in one place securely. It also takes care of your credit cards, identities, social security number, and all the credentials you need handy in your daily life. And the best thing, none of your Enpass data is stored on servers; instead, it is stored locally on your device. You can sync it through your own trusted cloud account, all ENCRYPTED!!Restflix: Restful Sleep Streaming Service Subscriptions – As low as $18Restflix is a revolutionary streaming service designed to help users fall asleep faster and rest better. With 20+ personalized channels full of sleep meditations, bedtime stories, calming visuals, and binaural beats to harness the brain’s responsiveness to sound and help create a meditative, restful state. Through the use of sleep meditations, bedtime stories, peaceful and serene natural views and sounds, better sleep is achievable. Along with using Restflix for developing better sleep habits, it can also be a great tool for relaxation and mental healing.

Honor MagicBook Pro review: Mac-inspired, wallet friendly

The Honor MagicBook Pro costs a third of Apple's MacBook Pro, but does it provide enough value to tempt a

VIP SALE! Save an extra 60% on these online training courses

One of the best things to come out of the pandemic is that it has given us more free time –time to explorer hobbies, passions, and new endeavors. For some that means a chance to learn how to code.Whether you’re just dabbling and tinkering or planning to dive deeper into a particular coding language, we’ve got your back.For a limited time (September 18-21), we’re knocking an extra 60% off the cost of our online training courses. So, if it’s Java, CompTIA, SQL, Python, or something else you’ve got in mind, you’ll want to check these incredible offers.Many of the courses offered include lifetime access and provide certification. Take this opportunity to leverage yourself for a pay raise or new career.Use promo code VIPSALE60 at checkout and you’ll save big!The Complete 2020 CompTIA Certification Training Bundle – $27.60Ace the World’s Leading Tech Certification Series w/ Lifetime Access to 14 Expert-Led Courses & 300+ Hours of High-Quality InstructionThe Complete 2020 IT Certification Exam Prep Mega Bundle – $15.60Prepare to Pass the Most In-Demand IT Exams with 9 Courses on AWS, CompTIA, Microsoft Azure & Cisco from Top-Rated Instructors, Including Scott DuffyThe 2020 Learn to Code Full Stack Developer Certification Bundle – $15.60Become a High-Earning Web Developer with 50+ Hours of Instruction from Top-Tier Instructors, Including Rob Percival & John ElderThe 2020 Complete Java Master Class Bundle – $13.60Build a Reputable Career as a Developer with Over 62 Hours of Training to Master the Most In-Demand Programming LanguagesThe Complete Cybersecurity Certification Training Bundle – $15.60Secure Your Career as an In-Demand IT Professional with 1-Year Access to 90+ Hours of Instruction on Basic to Advanced Cybersecurity Skills, Training, & Certifications

InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes review

There’s really no way around it, we live in a different world right now. A global pandemic has taken the lives of nearly 200,000 Americans in roughly six months.The majority of us are doing what we can to be a bit cleaner than we were previously. That includes washing our hands regularly, wearing masks out in public, and just doing the best we can to not spread a disease we may not even know we have.With that said, we need to remember that the thing we touch the most during the course of our day needs to be cleaned, too. I’m talking, of course, about our phones.There’s been an uptick of new devices such as mophie and InvisibleShield UV sanitizers that promise to sanitize your smartphone and pretty much whatever else you can fit inside. Heck, some of them even charge your phone when you’re done sanitizing.Let’s say you’re nowhere near your UV sanitizer and your child hands you the phone with their germ riddled hands. After you’re done chasing them around with hand sanitizer you still need to take care of your phone.You can’t exactly wipe your smartphone down with a Clorox wipe. I mean, I guess you can, but they’re not made with that incredibly expensive slab of glass in mind. That’s where the InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes come in handy.Available in packs of 10, 25, or 500 for $4.99, $9.99, and $69.99, respectively, they’re like Wet Ones designed for phones. Throw a couple of these in your purse, pocket, or backpack and whenever you need to ensure your electronic devices are clean, just give them a good wipe down.The AndroidGuys team was provided the opportunity to test these babies out and I jumped at the chance. Having two goobers of my own, one of which that loves his tablet, I figured if anyone could put these to the test, it would be my very own little germ factory.The wipes themselves are pretty small and are packaged very similarly to your standard Fresh Naps or a Zeiss lens wipe. Although they are on the smaller side, they have enough juice in them to clean two smartphones, or maybe a tablet.They’re not just for smartphones, you can wipe down just about any nonporous surface. What made me so excited to get these was the fact they won’t damage the oil-resistant coating on your smartphone or tablet screens.I would say the convenience factor alone is enough to get the InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes. You can pretty much keep them anywhere and have them handy any time you need them.I love having the peace of mind of knowing my smartphone is clean clean. It’s just one less thing I have to worry about. I’ll definitely be buying more of the InvisibleShield disinfecting wipes as the price is just too good. If you grab that 500 pack it comes out to about $0.14 per wipe. Sold.Learn more about the InvisibleShield Disinfecting Wipes at the ZAGG/InvisibleShield website where they’re available for purchase. You can also find the wipes at carriers and retailers like Verizon, AT&T, and Staples.