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Microsoft wants to calm you down with meditative versions of its Windows 95, XP, and 7 startup sounds -- yes, really

It’s not long now until Microsoft takes the wraps off the next version of Windows, and there’s a lot of debate going on already with regards to what it might be called. The smart money is on Windows 11, but Windows Sun Valley is also a popular choice.

If you’re excited for the grand reveal, Microsoft has come up with a way to keep you calm while you wait -- and that’s to listen to startup sounds from previous versions of Windows, slowed down by 4000 percent!

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Microsoft says it will stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025

We know that Microsoft is set to make a big announcement regarding the next generation of its Windows operating system in a couple of weeks.

What we don’t know for certain is if the successor will be called Windows 11, Windows Sun Valley, or something else entirely. However, what we do now know, is that Windows 10 is definitely on the way out.

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Microsoft accidentally leaks the name of its next operating system -- and it isn't Windows 11

On June 24 Microsoft is hosting a big event where it will unveil the future of its Windows operating system. Although we know changes will be made to the look and features of the OS, what we don’t know is what this new and (hopefully) improved version of Windows will be called.

There have been a number of suggestions, including Windows 365, WindowsOS or simply "Windows", but so far most of the clues have been pointing to it being Windows 11.

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What's new in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 -- in 35 seconds

Apple’s WWDC started yesterday with a two-hour long keynote in which the company revealed what’s next for its various operating systems, including iOS and macOS.

There are a lot of new features coming, including plenty to do with privacy, as well as FaceTime enhancements and updates for Maps, Weather, and Wallet.

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Kodi 20 N's codename revealed, and you can install the first build of it now

Kodi 19 'Matrix' Final was released in February, followed by a bug fixing follow-up four weeks ago. If you’re already looking forward and wondering what the next iteration will bring we have news.

We can’t tell you what new features or changes to expect yet, but we can tell you what the next codename is.

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Apple iOS 15 promises loads of powerful new features

Apple’s WWDC started today and the tech giant had a lot of news covering iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and more.

For many non-developers, the big news is going to be the changes coming to the iPhone’s mobile operating system, and iOS 15 doesn’t disappoint.

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Watch Apple's WWDC 2021 keynote live here today

Today is a big day for Apple as it will be opening its yearly developer conference with a virtual keynote. As always there will be a lot of software news.

The focus will no doubt be on the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS, but it’s likely new hardware will also be unveiled.

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Give Windows 10 a 'Sun Valley' makeover with these amazing wallpapers

As you’ll know by now, Microsoft is set to unveil the next version of its Windows operating system later this month. Codenamed Sun Valley, this promises to be a huge update, with current clues pointing to it being Windows 11.

If you’re excited for the update, and can’t wait until it arrives later in the year, you can tide yourself over with these great ‘Sun Valley’ wallpapers.

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Give the Windows 10 taskbar a modern makeover with rounded corners and borders

Microsoft is set to take the wraps off the next version of Windows 10 (or is it Windows 11?) later this month, but if you want to give the operating system a modern makeover, then adding rounded corners and margins to the Windows 10 taskbar makes a surprising difference.

You can even choose how much of each effect to apply, depending on if you want it to be a striking or more subtle affair.

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All clues point to Microsoft preparing to announce Windows 11

We know that Microsoft is working on a major refresh of Windows 10, codenamed Sun Valley, and later this month it will unveil what it’s describing as the "most significant update of Windows of the past decade".

We’ll have to wait until June 24 to see exactly what Microsoft has planned, but the software giant just dropped some major clues that it's about to turn things up to 11.

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Microsoft to unveil redesigned Windows 10 later this month

We know that Microsoft is working on a refresh of its Windows 10 operating system, codenamed 'Sun Valley', and at the Build developer conference last month Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promised: "Soon we will share one of the most significant updates of Windows of the past decade."

The software giant today announced that it would be taking the wraps off this Windows 10 redesign at a virtual event on June 24.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021 is on June 21-22

First launched in 2015, Prime Day is a yearly event whereby Prime members get to enjoy discounts on a range of products being sold on Amazon. Despite being Prime 'Day' it actually runs over a couple of days.

This year it will be earlier than normal, running June 21-22, and Amazon says there will be over two million deals globally across every category.

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Fitbit announces a Minions activity and sleep tracker for kids

Fitness trackers can help keep children active and introduce ways of staying healthy, but they need to be fun to hold their interest.

Fitbit today introduces the Ace 3 Special Edition: Minions for kids 6+ starring Illumination’s Minions characters. The swim-proof device includes features such as daily activity goals and hourly move reminders.

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