Microsoft can’t even give away Windows 10

Surface Pro 4 is bigger and better in every way.
Windows 10 is almost a year old, and Windows 7 still rules.
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I like Windows 10. There, I said it. But unfortunately for Microsoft, millions of others have no interest in it.

Despite being free for almost a year, the company’s latest upgrade hasn’t been able to put any significant dent in Windows 7’s user base. It has only just overtaken the universally despised Windows 8.1 release.

Apple will live stream its special event on October 16


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With Apple’s last keynote live stream being an utter disaster, we weren’t holding out much hope for another one in the foreseeable future. But the company has today posted a note on its website that confirms you will be able to tune into next Thursday’s iPad event via the Apple website.

iTunes 11.4 on OS X Mavericks adds support for iOS 8



Apple has some new software to go along with its new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements from this morning.  iTunes version 11.4 is now available for Mavericks as free update.

iTunes 11.4 adds support for iOS 8 ahead of the public release on September 17th. The release notes state that update adds the ability for users to sync favorite music, movies and other content on iOS 8 devices.  The update is available now in the Mac App Store, or via direct download on the viTunes website.

Apple seeds fourth OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 beta to developers



Yosemite beta testers got a new treat from Apple yesterday, but Cupertino is continuing to refine its next major release of Mavericks by seeding the fourth beta of OS X 10.9.5 to developers this morning.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 build 13F18 is light on new features but heavy on bug fixes. Apple asks developers to focus on Safari, USB, USB Smart Cards, Graphics, Thunderbolt and GateKeeper. Developers can grab the new beta from the Mac Dev Center.

Apple also released the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite yesterday that brought a bunch of new wallpapers to the Mac, new System Preference icons, and Do Not Disturb mode.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 fixes a super-annoying Wi-Fi bug


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Right on the heels of iOS 7.1.2, Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks in the Mac App Store. Version 10.9.4 of Mavericks features a fix for a bug many have been experiencing related to Wi-Fi connectivity.

There has been a known problem in OS X that keeps some Macs from automatically connecting to Wi-Fi after being woken up from sleep. Apple has addressed the issue in 10.9.4 along with general reliability improvements for waking from sleep. Safari 7.0.5 is also included.