7 Days: A week of Xbox excitement, suing Samsung, and the wait for Windows 10 Mobile

From Redstone setbacks and Redmond’s recall, to Half-Life’s Prospekt, Build’s speedy sell-out, big Android bucks and a Windows 10 vending machine, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

7 Days: A week of iOS goodness, a VR rollercoaster, and the wonders of Windows 10 Mobile

From the end of 8 and the power of R, to Continuum coolness, PC sales slides, HoloLens battery life, and Microsoft’s iPad Pro put-down, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

7 Days: A week of Microsoft mobiles, building bridges, and Ballmer’s “bulls**t”

From Holo-ideas and HaloLens, to Xiaomi’s WinDroid, BlackBerry’s Pakistan pull-out, and the 68-year-old who took a bite out of Apple in court, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

7 Days: A week of Windows devices with tiny prices, iCortana, and an amazing little Pi

From ISIS impotence and sucky security, to green Gates, new Nokias, Insider invites, a low-cost Lumia, and a plethora of PlayStation 4’s, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

7 Days: A week of Windows 10, Windows 10, and more Windows 10

From Windows 10 updates and Windows 10 on your Xbox, to Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 OEM support woes, Windows 10 devices and… more Windows 10, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

7 Days: A week of heart attacks, Android update lulz, and Microsoft’s ‘unlimited’ problems

From Work & Play and witless ‘tweetbait’, to Windows updates, Priv pricing, Xbox excitement, Cortana’s fruity segue, and Microsoft’s Red Hat love, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

Cult of Mac Magazine: Inside Apple’s new iMacs and Magic peripherals

Happy weekend, everyone! We’ve got another insane issue of Cult of Mac Magazine for you this week, full of details on Apple’s new iMac, Magic peripherals, the best updates in iWork’s new update, fresh how-tos, product reviews, and a sad goodbye to one of Apple’s ultimate fans. All this (and plenty more!) in this week’s […]

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7 Days: A week of Dell’s big buy, iMac spec shock, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 ‘mistake’

From Pepsi-phones and BlackBerry’s pricey Priv, to a wooden Windows Phone, another Android flaw, gapless Groove, and Microsoft’s Twist on iOS, it’s our regular roundup of the week’s top tech news. Read more…

Google Removes ‘OK Google’ Search Activation in Latest Chrome Update

Earlier this week, Google released Chrome 46 with a long list of bug fixes and feature improvements to improve memory and power usage, but unmentioned was the removal of „OK Google“ voice-based search activation.

As noted by VentureBeat, it’s no longer possible to use the „OK Google“ phrase to trigger a voice search, which has been a feature built into the Chrome browser since May of 2014. „OK Google“ was removed from the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, and Linux, but is still available on Chrome for mobile devices and Chromebooks.

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Google removed the feature because it wasn’t heavily used, and its deletion should help save power and speed up browsing as the Chrome browser will no longer need to continually listen for voice commands.

„OK Google“ search activation is just one of the lesser-used features that Google removed this week. Also being nixed is the notification center, which Google says „few users“ visited on a regular basis. It will be removed with the next iteration of Chrome.



Poll: Which new Microsoft device are you looking forward to most?

Microsoft unveiled five new high-end devices this week, and now it’s time to pit them against each other to find which one our readers are looking forward to the most. Read more…