What Was IBM’s OS/2, and Why Did It Lose to Windows?

IBM’s OS/2 operating system, first released in 1987, occupies a strange place in PC lore. If you were around back then, you probably heard that it was once better than Windows, yet few people used it. So, what was the deal with OS/2? Let’s find out!

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 2:40am
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How Email Bombing Uses Spam to Hide an Attack

If you suddenly start receiving an endless stream of junk email, perhaps asking for confirmation of a subscription, you’re the victim of email bombing. The perpetrator is probably trying to hide their real goal, so here’s what to do.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 4:00am
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The 8 Best Non-Mario 3D Platformers

Mario’s 35th anniversary is upon us. To celebrate, Nintendo is releasing Mario 3D All-Stars, a collection of three classic 3D Mario platformers on the Switch. But while Mario is often regarded as king when it comes to platformers, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any competitors. We’ve seen a small resurgence in 3D platformers over the past few years, so let’s go over the games that made that happen.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 4:00am
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An Official Aston Martin Race Car Simulator Can Be Yours for Just 75 Grand

Aston Martin, famed manufacturer of cars of both the race- and spy- variety, is getting outside of its comfort zone.  The British company is offering up a luxury racing simulator, complete with a cockpit modeled after the Valkyrie supercar, a painstakingly accurate steering force-feedback steering wheel and pedals, and a massive curved monitor where the dashboard would be.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 5:00am
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How to Open a ZIP File on an Android Phone or Tablet

Opening ZIP files is something people associate with computers, but it can be done on a phone or tablet too. If you download a compressed file on your Android device, it’s not too difficult to extract its contents. We’ll show you how.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 5:00am
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What is Apple Fitness+, and How Much Does it Cost?

Fitness+ is a health-focused service from Apple, designed to help you train and stay fit from the comfort of your own home. Fitness+ includes personalized training recommendations and Apple Watch integration launching in fall 2020.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 5:30am
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How to Type Emails Faster in Gmail

Most of us always have a pile of emails we’ve procrastinated about answering. After all, there are only so many you can read and send in a day. Thankfully, Gmail offers a range of tools that can lend a hand when you’re composing emails.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 6:24am
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'Fall Guys' Mid-Season Update Introduces Course Variations, Big Yeetus, and Anti-Cheatus

Mediatonic’s latest Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout update introduces course variations to help randomize tracks, along with improvements to server stability, game performance, and VFX. The mid-season update also ramps up the fun with Big Yeetus, a randomly spawing hammer that sends characters flying.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 6:24am
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9 Free Music Download Apps for Android

We’re well into the streaming generation of media consumption with music downloads in the age of Spotify, and it’s starting to feel a bit like DVDs in the age of Netflix. With that said, there’s just something reassuring about having your music right there on your device without having to worry about the vagaries of bad Internet connections or keeping yourself entertained on long-haul flights.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 11:25am
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How to Share Content from an Android Device with Nearby Share

Google has recently unveiled a new feature for Android devices called Nearby Share. The functionality was initially made available for a handful of devices, but Google has now started a larger rollout. Because the feature is baked into Google Play Services, users don’t even have to wait for an OTA update from the manufacturer or carrier to get it. This also means the majority of Android devices will have Nearby Share at some point.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 1:30am
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