Two things are certain in this life, and that's death and taxes. Love, unfortunately is not a given as Mr Kim Dotcom found out when his supermodel partner took off with a former employee.
...of Google's greatest, the wait for Microsoft's latest, and BlackBerry's bad day
...of Lumia luxury, Android antitrust, Chinese Windows, and an iPad on a stick
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Android Marshmallow officially announced for Oct 5 rollout
Leaked slides confirm Lumia 950 + 950 XL specs, 'Display Dock'
Microsoft has been on a bit of a roll lately with its prediction service at Bing, and now it is taking the bold step of naming the award winners before the ceremony even takes place.
With around two million people currently testing the Windows 10 previews, Microsoft has made leaps and bounds improving the OS based on feedback. But is it leaving Explorer and the UI behind?
Previously only available as an online tool, the folk at Microsoft have now put together an app for PC and Windows tablets and made it available through the Windows Store for free.
An XDA forum developer has successfully "tricked" the Windows Insider app to get it to download and install the Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview, it requires a lot of work though.
Can deals get any crazier than this? For $79 you can pick up the Windows 8.1 loaded HP Stream 7 tablet and receive two freebies worth more than the price you paid for it.
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and Microsoft has gotten in on the act by putting out two ads of a man and a woman, with each professing their love for Cortana; there's a bit of Siri bashing too.
Nvidia's famed driver releases has yet again got customers descending on the company with pitch forks, as users discovered that their 900M series of laptop GPUs could no longer be overclocked.
One user discovered a loophole in YouTube's automatic word filtering for unsavoury content and promptly uploaded around twenty pornographic videos *cue canned laughter*
Yet another file sharing website will soon be lost to history, and again for undisclosed reasons. The site is now displaying a message on its homepage asking users to backup their data, or lose it.
The Lumia Denim update has now started to roll out in select European markets, with Vodafone leading the charge. Don't worry though, some countries are also showing SIM-free availability too.
An app that can see almost everything that children are doing on their smartphones, along with their location will be launched in the UK later this year for parents. Does this present a privacy issue?
Technology and always being online is a wonderful thing, although there are always people who can find the most baffling ways to make use of it, incriminating themselves in the process.
A Chinese website has gotten their hands on images showing off Build 10009 of Windows 10, and with it a few more icon updates for the desktop, including Recycle Bin, Control Panel and other icons.
The February update for Xbox One has started rolling out, and Major Nelson has detailed what users can expect from the new features being added to the console, it's a bumper package.
The HTC Desire 626 has been registered at China's equivalent of the FCC, and with it some specifications have come to light on what we can expect from this mid-range device.
HTC has taken the bold step to try and equalize on the loss of Beats to Apple by hiring its own rapper to do battle with the likes of Dr Dre and Samsung's Jay Z; the result is obviously cringeworthy.
A website has managed to get more information on Samsung's upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S6 which includes specs, tiers and pricing across the range, seemingly confirming an Edge variant.
Up to two dozen victims were named in the criminal complaint which was filed in June last year, with some testifying that it had "ruined" their lives. Operator is now convicted facing a long stretch.
Yesterday was all about the Super Bowl in the US, Patriots vs the Seattle based Sea Hawks. An Insider popped on Twitter to ask Gabe Aul if Insiders could expect a new build if the Hawks won.
Those that are rocking the Lumia 930 in the UK on select networks will finally be able to take advantage of the features delivered within Denim, specifically for the camera and HD recording.
The Lollipop Android 5.0 update has started to roll out in Europe, almost two weeks after it started rolling out in other parts of the world, but those on carrier lock may have to wait a bit longer.
A hole was discovered that allowed anyone to download several Windows 10 builds, not officially available through Windows Update, all of which are in the 99xx range, till Microsoft patched it.
Perhaps in an effort to avoid piracy, or to build on the attention surrounding the teams visit to Argentina in a car featuring the number plate H982 FKL -tonight's episode will be simulcast worldwide.
Within 24 hours of Wednesday's Windows 10 event in Seattle, almost 175,000 new members signed up to the Windows Insider Program adding to the 1.7 million current Insiders.
A new report claims that the Galaxy S6 won't be an all-metal design and will instead have a glass back, which means that the battery may not be removable too - a first for the Galaxy series.
The roll out of Android Lollipop has been a rather slow affair, and some devices won't even get the update at all, which is where custom ROM developers have stepped up, for the HTC One M7.
Facebook Chat Heads is a handy feature for Android and previously for iOS that allowed users to continue conversations without leaving the app they were in, it has now returned on the Mac desktop.
While the firmware update still doesn't address several issues that early adopters have been experiencing with the device, Microsoft has added an exercise feedback feature and guided workouts.
In a week from now, Microsoft will be announcing more on its plans for Windows 10 on PCs, phones and other devices. But what should we expect from the company's next OS preview build for the PC?
It looks like we can expect new Galaxy Note and Tab series of tablets in four categories ranging from 7 to 12-inches sometime this year, as a site has uncovered all of the upcoming model numbers.
Customs officials, suspicious at the man's "weird walking posture" discovered 94 iPhones strapped to his body, but for bonus points he also set off airport metal detectors in the process.
It's that "time of the month" for Windows where patches get applied to plug vulnerabilities found in the OS. This time around eight were delivered and none affecting Internet Explorer.
Golden finishes on smartphones have always appealed, with Apple leading the charge with the iPhone, but that hasn't stopped other companies from jumping on the bandwagon too.
Perhaps learning from previous feedback on the update process, Microsoft has listened and will be offering full ISOs alongside the next build update for Windows Insiders.
A new login screen has been discovered in both builds 9888 and 9901 which were leaked in December, and you can enable it with a simple registry tweak - it isn't without bugs, however.
There is not a lot of information available about the next major update for Windows Phone right now. It'll probably be well into the spring before we get to play with it ourselves, so queue concepts!
Another year has passed us by, and as the Neowin staff and our readership celebrate in different timezones we take a moment to feel grateful and give thanks for your awesome support!
With Chinese manufacturer OPPO breaking into the markets of Australia, Indonesia and India and actually being succesful there, the company is confident it will double shipments in 2015.
With the UK government directive on making the internet "family friendly" by the end of the year, some ISPs are stepping up the requirement to opt in or out, by hijacking your browser.
With only one more deal left to unlock tomorrow, Microsoft is pulling out the stops and offering a deep discount on a HP 10" Signature Edition 2-in-1 PC for today only.
An administrator for The Pirate Bay has now spoken up about the server farm raids that occurred a week ago, and aside from not caring, has hinted that The Pirate Bay could still return.
While today's deal is different to that which was leaked last week for this day, it's still quite a steal, offering both a discount on the Xbox 360 as well as a free game, while stocks last.
Today's 12 Days of Deals offer is for the sports minded among us, with savings of $39.99 on a Fitbit Activity Tracker and Yurbuds Earbud bundle, but like the other deals, it's only available today.
Although a new initiative from Comcast to turn home routers into 'public wi-fi hotspots' across 19 cities in the US has left some customers angered, just 1% have reportedly opted out.
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Facebook launched Graph Search around a year and a half ago, and it's still not out of beta. The team has been progressively tweaking the algorithm based on user feedback.
Microsoft has pushed out an update to the Xbox Video app for Windows 8.1 which adds support for the MKV file format and a few other fixes. The new version can be downloaded right now.
Cortana will now be able to operate in more languages if you have the Windows Phone Developer Preview installed, with support added for the digital assistant in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 AP which is expected to be used in at least three flagship phones in the first half of 2015, has hit a bump in the road due to overheating and speed decreases.