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Windows 365 trials have closed – and that’s great news for Microsoft

Windows 365 trials have closed – and that’s great news for Microsoft

Microsoft has halted Windows 365 trials, only days after the cloud PC service opened up, though it's arguably for the best of reasons. The new platform - which effectively hosts a remote Windows PC in the cloud, and offers access to it through the browser on other devices - has seen a surge in interest, Microsoft claims.

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TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 Review – Decent DAS with a few flaws

TerraMaster D5 Thunderbolt 3 Review – Decent DAS with a few flaws

We've covered a lot of Network-Attached Storage or NAS products here at 88gadget.info, especially as the data storage needs of people get more complicated even at home. These NAS devices can sometimes even function as your personal cloud services, which can be accessed both locally and remotely. For some people, however, the simplicity and straightforwardness of Direct-Attached Storage or DAS is more convenient and, more importantly, more affordable. TerraMaster's D5 Thunderbolt 3 is one such DAS option in the market, and we take it for a spin to see if it's worth the price it's asking for.

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Google sign-in on third-party websites will soon be easier

Google sign-in on third-party websites will soon be easier

Google has long offered something other than password managers to safeguard online accounts with its single sign-on (SSO) services. Users don't even have to create and keep their own credentials when signing up or signing into services that support these "Sign in with Google" APIs. The process for using that, however, hasn't exactly been seamless, but Google is now polishing off its multiple sign-in offerings under a single Google Identity Services roof and is making the sign-in process even easier.

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Here’s how much Apple’s 3 new Mac Pro MPX GPU upgrades will cost you

Here’s how much Apple’s 3 new Mac Pro MPX GPU upgrades will cost you

Apple has put its three new Mac Pro MPX Modules up for sale, and if you were hoping to bring your current macOS machine up to date with the latest AMD GPUs, prepare to dig deep. Announced earlier today, the trio of Radeon Pro W6000-Series modules were initially listed for custom configurations of new Mac Pro orders, but now they've been added to the virtual shelves for upgrades too.

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New Mac Pro MPX modules add potent AMD Radeon W6000 GPUs

New Mac Pro MPX modules add potent AMD Radeon W6000 GPUs

Apple has released three new Mac Pro MPX graphics cards modules, bringing AMD's latest GPUs to the desktop powerhouse. The new MPX modules will be available both for new Mac Pro orders amid the computer's custom configurations, and as standalone kits for existing Mac Pro owners looking to add new GPU power to their machines.

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You can now buy Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Touch ID separately

You can now buy Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Touch ID separately

Apple has updated its accessories range, now offering the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID separately as well as redesigning the Magic Trackpad and updating the Magic Mouse. The revamp means more flexibility in how you buy some accessories: for example, it means the Touch ID version of the Magic Keyboard no longer has to be purchased with a new 24-inch iMac.

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Researchers run complex quantum computing algorithms on traditional computers

Researchers run complex quantum computing algorithms on traditional computers

EPFL Professor Giuseppe Carleo and a graduate student from Columbia University named Matija Medvidović have found a way to execute a complex quantum computing algorithm on a traditional computer. Typically executing quantum software requires the use of a quantum computer. The quantum software the researchers are considering is known as Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA), and it's used to solve classical optimization problems in mathematics.

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Windows 365 goes live: Cloud PC pricing and specs

Windows 365 goes live: Cloud PC pricing and specs

Windows 365, the cloud-based PC experience, was launched a couple of weeks ago with all of the details you'd expect...except the plan and pricing details. Microsoft is back with an update about that today, revealing how much it'll cost for a user to access Windows 365, as well as the various options available.

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Mac Pro tipped to give Apple Silicon switch its big finale – with a catch

Mac Pro tipped to give Apple Silicon switch its big finale – with a catch

Apple's two year Apple Silicon transition will be down to the wire, according to new leaks, with the most hotly-anticipated new Mac models potentially closing out the Cupertino firm's switchover from Intel. Begun in November 2020, the complete platform overhaul saw Apple undertake its biggest Mac evolution since the changeover from PowerPC.

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Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

Windows Your Phone Apps feature could be expanding to more phones

After giving up on its own attempts at creating its own mobile platform, Microsoft switched to integrating Windows better with Android and iOS. Not all phones or mobile platforms are created equal, of course, and Microsoft has struck a sweet deal with Samsung for even deeper integration that's exclusive to a select number of Galaxy phones. One of those features includes the ability to run an Android app from the phone in its own window, a feature that might soon be expanding to other phones or at least other Samsung phones.

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Chromebooks and tablets growth in Q2 2021 beat global chip shortage

Chromebooks and tablets growth in Q2 2021 beat global chip shortage

Just when things were starting to look up for consumer computing devices last year, 2021 brought its own big problem that's shaking up more than just the tech industry. PCs, tablets, and Chromebooks enjoyed a surge in interest and sales in 2020 because of new work from home and remote schooling arrangements, but this year's ongoing component shortage threatens to upset those gains. Despite that bleak scenario, tablet shipments managed to grow in Q2 this year, with Chromebooks showing the biggest wins.

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Google Meet PWA is the recommended way to Meet on desktops

Google Meet PWA is the recommended way to Meet on desktops

Video conferencing services have become the bread and butter of work, school, and even social life for the past year and a half. Each of the contenders has its own idiosyncrasies and preferred ways to access their services. Zoom started out as a standalone app but has enabled a version that runs inside a web browser. Google Meet, on the other hand, starts from the opposite direction and has embraced a browser-only experience on desktops. That's changing now with a dedicated desktop app for desktops, but, as it turns out, it's actually a Progressive Web App version of Meet instead.

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