Posts Tagged ‘Return’

BlackBerry’s Device Plans Include Global Z3 Rollout, Return Of The Bold And Q20 In Q1

BlackBerry CEO John Chen discussed his company’s hardware plans for the coming year during the investor call following a disappointing, but not disastrous quarterly report card today. They didn’t reveal much in the way of new information, but they did indicate that BlackBerry isn’t afraid to go back to the well to revive old ideas in search of, well, old customers. Chen said that… Read More

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The Classics: ‘Return of the Rentals’

The Classics are must-see, must-read, must-play works revered by The Verge staff. They offer glimpses of the future, glimpses of humanity, and a glimpse of our very souls. You should check them out.

1994 was an awesome year to be a nerd. A decade had passed since Revenge of the Nerds, and popular conceptions of awkward enthusiasts had evolved to the point where Weezer’s “Buddy Holly” video could put four cardigan-wearing squares at the top of the charts. After that, there was always another word attached to nerd: “cool,” a conflation which sent both terms into a perennially cloudy spiral of meaning. Bassist Matt Sharp took a detour from Weezer in 1995 with a side project called The Rentals. Their debut album was a humbly…

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CES 2014 Preview: Them “Geek Guys” Return

CES 2014 Preview: Them “Geek Guys” Return
Fans of technology, the week you look forward to at the beginning of each year has arrived. It's time for CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Our bags are packed, all the gear we could ever need is loaded up (and pictured below), and we are about to take …
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Android 4.4 KitKat Update: Verizon DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX, DROID Mini
The DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX, DROID Mini and the international and U.S. Moto G models all began updating to Android 4.4 on Thursday. Verizon announced that the Android 4.4 rollout would take place in phases for its devices. The same can likely be …
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DROID Maxx, DROID Ultra, DROID Mini KitKat Update Pulled After Bricking
The last thing you want to do when installing a fresh version of Android on your phone is to accidentally brick the device. That's apparently exactly what's happening to owners of Verizon's Motorola DROID Maxx, DROID Mini and Motorola DROID Ultra who …
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Some of iWork’s missing features return with the latest update

Some of the features culled during iWork’s 64-bit transition have reappeared with the productivity suite’s latest update. To start, Pages, Numbers and Keynote for OS X are regaining their sorely missed custom toolbars. Additionally, Apple’s Keynote presentation app for both desktop and iOS picks up a handful of new builds and slide transitions. Oh, and of course there are the typical stability improvements and bug fixes across the board. If you’re curious about what else is back, we’ve listed the full release notes after the break.

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PocketStation, the PS1′s memory card with a screen, teased for November return

You might remember the PocketStation, but most of you probably don’t — it was a Japan-only peripheral that launched over there way back in 1999. Another thing rising from the dead today, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has just released highly-confusing teaser video promising a big PocketStation …

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First Windows 8.1 ad features the return of the Start button

The removal of the Windows 8 Start button last year turned out to be a hot-button issue for users of Microsoft’s latest operating system. Following a range of feedback from customers, Microsoft is now preparing to release Windows 8.1 on October 18th with a Start button. The latest OS update also includes optional changes to boot to desktop and disable hot corners, but the Start button is a permanent addition that users can not switch off.

Ad also highlights boot to desktop

Microsoft is choosing to highlight the button return in a new Windows 8.1 ad. After launching a “Windows Everywhere” campaign back in June, the latest Windows 8.1 ad follows a similar pattern. It highlights the ability to start up to the desktop (boot to desktop)…

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Twitter And Facebook Return To Iran

For the first time since 2009 protests, Iranians are free to tweet without using special software. Have the Iranian authorities finally decided to bring down the Iron Curtain?

An Iranian man uses a computer in an Internet cafe in Tehran, Iran.

Vahid Salemi, File / AP

Iranians were surprised to discover Monday that for the first time in years they could get online without using complicated software to bypass their country’s firewalls.

In 2009, Iranian authorities blocked social networking sites including Facebook and Twitter after they discovered that people were going online to organize for the Green Movement protests against the Iranian regime. Many turned to virtual private networks (VPNs) to get online.

On Monday, a few of them took to Twitter to celebrate.

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Windows Phone 8 update rolling out with return of Gmail calendar and contacts sync


Microsoft detailed its latest Windows Phone 8 update recently, but there was no promise of when it would arrive. The Verge has received several reports from readers with unlocked HTC 8X and Samsung Ativ S Windows Phones that are starting to see the update rolling out. Named General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2), the latest update enables Data Sense, a way to track how data is being used, alongside FM radio, and the ability to set other applications as the default camera. Recent reports have suggested that the update will roll out to other existing Windows Phones later this month.

GDR2 also includes support for Gmail’s CalrdDAV and CalDAV implementation, allowing Windows Phone users to continue syncing calendar and contacts after Google…

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Microsoft admits ‘shame’ for flawed Xbox One messaging, hints Family Sharing could return


It’s fair to say that Microsoft could have done a much better job introducing the Xbox One to consumers. And after an uproar of negative feedback compelled the company to reverse course on some controversial early decisions, Microsoft’s Marc Whitten is willing to admit as much. “I think it’s pretty simple. We’ve got to just talk more, get people understanding what our system is,” the Xbox One chief product officer told IGN. “The thing that’s really gratifying is that people are excited about the types of features that are possible, and it’s sort of shame on us that we haven’t done as good of a job as we can to make people feel like that’s where we’re headed.”

If there’s demand, Family Sharing could return

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