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Assassin’s Creed Pirates Released on Windows and Windows Phone

Today Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Pirates, part of the award-winning Assassin’s Creed franchise, will be available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 on August 14th, at the price of 4.49€. In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will be tasked to manage their crew, upgrade their ship, recruit new crew members and engage in massive and brutal real-time naval battles to become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. Taking place in 1716, the dawn of the Golden Age of piracy, Assassin’s ...
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Google Now Cards Available in Chrome, on Desktops

Google today announced Google Now is being pushed to Chrome for Windows and Mac “starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks.” This means Google Now notifications will finally be available to desktop and laptop Chrome users, in addition to Android and iOS users. All you need to do is sign in to Chrome with the same Google Account you’re using for Google Now on mobile. If you use Google Now on multiple devices, you will need to manage your location settings for each device independently ...
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Official: Microsoft To End Support for Windows XP and Office 2003

On April 8 2014, Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP and Office 2003. This deadline raises the question for many businesses of what to do with their older technology as they look to protect valuable IP and customer information. Business and personal technology has dramatically changed over the last decade. PC desktops are now commonly found side by side with laptops, and newer form factors like ultra-books, all-in-ones, and tablets. Writeable CDs are today replaced by cloud-based storage ...
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As Awesome As: Microsoft Lebanon’s DevCamp

Friday 29th of November was a special day for Lebanese developers as they witnessed the Microsoft Tech Day at AUB. In that day, professionals from Microsoft stood in front of a vast audience of developers, power users, and Tech geeks, to introduce them to the latest technology that Microsoft came up with. That involved Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio 2013. Developers also had the chance to get acquainted with what is coming next, that being Microsoft DevCamp. DevCamp Saturday ...
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The New Nokia Tablet: The Lumia 2520

I still recall when, a couple of years back, during the Nokia N9 launching event, I asked Nokia officials when will they be bringing a Nokia tablet to life. What I had in mind back then was more a MeeGo tablet than anything else. I personally considered MeeGo to be the perfect tablet OS, it being based on a swipe UI. But we're here and now, and Nokia finally is releasing a tablet, a Windows 8.1 RT tablet. And we do like it. The  Lumia 2520 is now a reality. It sports a high definition 1080p, 10.1-inch ...
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Welcome to Nokia World 2013!
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Nokia World 2013 Quick Preliminary Summary

So guys, Nokia World 2013 keynote is just over. And boy do we have good news to share! Stephen Elop took the stage to announce a few awesome news. Awesome news for Nokia, awesome news for Microsoft mobile business (obviously), and awesome news for Lumia lovers, photography lovers. Let's cut the story short: Three news additions to the Asha lineup: Asha 500, 502 and 503. These devices come with a new refreshed design, a glazed-crystal envelope on top of the colourful polycarbonate bodies. What's ...
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DIY: PC Cleanup Time

Hello Tech-Tickers, this is Jean-Pierre, again, continuing “PC Maintenance and Security” series. This is my second article in the series, if you missed the first one I advise you to go back and read it before continuing, reminding you that all the programs used to accomplish what you will see in those articles are completely FREE. Also they are used and tested on a 64 bit windows 7 ultimate operating system, with 4 GB of rams, and an Intel Core i5-2430 CPU @2.40GHz (4 Cpu’s) (my current setup). ...
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Windows Data Recovery 6 Software Review

We've all been there, that dark moment when you realize that a massive amount of your data on your PC is just... gone! It might be due to a hard drive crash, a mistakenly clicked "delete" button, or just bad karma (you have been hacked for example). The main thing is that all those family vacation photos and those documents that you spent nights and days working on have just ceased to exist. You may have a backup, but it may be a bit old, and I know for a fact that most of the people I know don't ...
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Is Microsoft Bringing Back the Start Button to Windows 8?

Microsoft is preparing to bring back the traditional Start button it left behind with the release of Windows 8. Through this move, Microsoft thought that it would revolutionize the way Windows users used to interact with their computers, thus generating a feeling of a new "revamped" platform, and enhancing the new design implemented with Windows 8. However, the absence of the Start button wasn't perceived as a good thing by most users, making a buzz wave online among PC adopters. It made the whole ...
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HP Envy x2 Review

We were offered the opportunity to test and review the HP Envy x2 hybrid, courtesy of our dear friends at Multimedia Megastores - M2. To my personal discontent, it does seem like the line between tablets and laptops is getting blurry very fast. Coming to think of it, a typical laptop computer is little more than a tablet with a keyboard for most users, nowadays. Like other manufacturers driven by the Windows 8 new eco-system, HP merges the two types beautifully with its Envy x2, creating a hybrid ...
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Which Mobile OS Dominates the Arab Mobile Market?

We keep reading all over the Internet about the ongoing war on gaining additional market share between the dominant mobile operating systems (OS), with Android (at 64% share in Q1 2013) and iOS (18.8% as of 2012) leading the way, Windows Phone catching up(with 2.6%),  Blackberry with an unknown future (at 4.7%) and Symbian just fading away. You can find more information in this link. Most of the figures provide an international perception of how things are happening and the impact of each of ...
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Interview with Microsoft: Windows 8, the MENA Region and More…

So as we promised, ArabNet offered us a chance to interview a lot of industry leaders. Here, we present you with the second interview we were able to score. An interview with DPE Lead at Microsoft Corporation, Mr. Ghassan Chahine. Read below to see how people are adopting Windows 8, what developers can do with the help of Microsoft, and what is in store for the hopeful students in the region. Malek Teffaha: Can you please give us a brief introduction about yourself? Ghassan Chahine: I'm Ghassan. ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Review

The plethora of Windows 8 laptops and computers is hitting. We had the chance to see and test some of them, but the one that caught the most of our attention is Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga. The Yoga is a convertible and can be used as a tablet. It is true that convertible laptops are not fully new to the Tech scene; but what is new is that the screen folds 360 degrees back, turning the normally regular-looking laptop into a giant 13-inch slate. This specially crafted design remains the most striking ...
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Tablets Holidays Poll: Which One Do You Prefer? [Poll]

So you have taken our Smartphones Holidays Poll and now you realized that Santa will be very generous with you this year and give you the choice of a tablet. 2012 has been a busy year when it comes to tablets releases; every major company jumped in to try and grab a good share of the market. You had a choice between different operating systems, screen sizes, general hardware specifications as well as OEM customization. Composing the below list was quite a challenge; many tablets to choose from ...
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Choosing a Windows 8 PC

It’s that of the year when shelves are filled with new shiny PCs and Macs running revamped/updated operating systems. Even though, most of the time, we do know which computer we will be getting, making a choice in that particular sector is not very easy. And this year it gets worse, since Microsoft blessed us with a whole new desktop interface experience, Windows 8. Gap between Windows and Mac computers widens even more The core differences between Windows and Mac laptops have always been clear. ...
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8 Reasons to Get Windows 8

We previously talked with some excitement about the new kid in town, Windows 8. After having messed around a bit with the new iteration of the OS, this is now a shortlist of reasons (in fact 8 reasons) why you should be happy to get Microsoft's new brain child: 1- It's going to make you totally forget your mouse. Well, Windows 8 is an OS built for touch and gestures, and soon enough you'll forget about your ageing mouse and head towards supported trackpads. 2- It's good to batteries Windows ...
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Why Windows 8 Will Fly

Windows 8 is here. It looks like this time Microsoft found a way to actually go far. Of course, the main benchmarking opponent remains the Cupertino-based Apple, who base their whole business model on Design and Marketing, supported by a full and complete ecosystem, distributed to their consumers through their smartphone (iPhone), their tablets (iPad and iPad Mini), their laptops (MacBook series), their multimedia players (iPods), and their desktop computers. The Apple model is simply amazing. ...
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