iMac 2015 Update Specs Release Date

World’s most accurate Apple insider predicts significant iMac update

By on August 3, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

World’s most accurate Apple insider predicts significant iMac update

Apple is expected to launch new iMac models this quarter that will be even better than their predecessors when it comes to processors and display quality. The news comes from one of the world’s most accurate Apple insiders, who accurately predicted various of Apple’s moves in the past. More →

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Upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

What it was like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

By on July 31, 2015 at 4:16 PM.

What it was like to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Last night, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi took to the Windows blog to announce that over 14 million devices were already running Windows 10. Making the OS free is proving to be a smart move for Microsoft, and millions more are sure to join the early adopters in the coming days and weeks, but plenty of users are understandably cautious about updating.

Yesterday, I decided to take the plunge without reading any instructional articles or investigating the issues I might face. Foolish? Quite possibly, but I wanted to know what it would be like to go in blind. I’d seen a few worrisome tweets, but for all I knew they were the outliers. I was going to find out for myself if Microsoft was ready for the influx of installations… More →

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Windows 10 Review

Windows 10 review: The first 24 hours

Windows 10 review: The first 24 hours

By on July 31, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

When I first upgraded to Windows 7 back in 2009, I was shocked. Microsoft had somehow recovered from the mediocrity of Windows Vista and built an operating system that felt like the natural progression from Windows XP. It was clean, it ran better and most importantly, it didn’t try to fix what wasn’t broken.

Then Windows 8 happened.

I was smart/fortunate enough to avoid Windows 8 altogether, but as a fan of new technology, I couldn’t help but feel a little left out. I wanted the latest and greatest, and now, nearly three years later, it has arrived in the form of Windows 10.

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Windows 10 Upgrade

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

By on July 31, 2015 at 9:05 AM.

Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop.

But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do. More →

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Evolution of Windows Operating System

As Windows 10 rolls out, take a step back in time through the evolution of Windows

By on July 30, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

As Windows 10 rolls out, take a step back in time through the evolution of Windows

After years of anticipation, Windows 10 has finally arrived. Although Microsoft will undoubtedly be spending the next several weeks ironing out the kinks of its new operating system, the reaction from users and critics alike has been largely positive, proving that Windows 10 is a huge step up over the ill-fated Windows 8.

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Windows 10 Features

5 awful Windows 8 problems that are fixed in Windows 10

5 awful Windows 8 problems that are fixed in Windows 10

By on July 29, 2015 at 12:39 PM.

Windows 10 hasn’t even been out for a day yet, but it already seems like the sour taste left in our mouths by Windows 8 is fading. It’ll be a while before it’s completely gone, but there is absolutely no question that Windows 10 is a huge step in the right direction.

There are a number of great new features in Windows 10, and we covered five of the best ones in a recent article. Now, it’s time to take a look at five of the most awful, annoying, horrible problems from Windows 8 and see how Microsoft fixed them in its new operating system. More →

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How To Install Windows 10

How to download and install Windows 10 right now

How to download and install Windows 10 right now

By on July 29, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Ladies and gentlemen, the wait is over — Windows 10 is finally here. Microsoft on Wednesday began the long, long process of trying to make the world forget all about the disaster that was Windows 8. By all accounts, the company has done a good job so far, not just by skipping 9 and jumping right to 10 for the software’s name, but also by creating a new operating system that actually seems like it was designed to run on a laptop or desktop, rather than just a tablet.

While July 29th marks the start of the Windows 10 rollout, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get the new software today — or even this week — if you sit around and wait for Microsoft’s updater. If you want to be a bit proactive, however, you can download and install the update right now. More →

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Intel Micron 3D XPoint RAM Memory Technology

Intel’s breakthrough new invention will fix all your memory issues and obliterate SSDs

By on July 28, 2015 at 1:35 PM.

Intel’s breakthrough new invention will fix all your memory issues and obliterate SSDs

How many times have you complained about the low amount of RAM or internal on your computer or smartphone? It turns out Intel and Micron have been listening for quite a while and the two companies have announced a brand-new type of memory that’s both faster and cheaper than NAND storage and DRAM memory.

But the best thing about the companies’ new 3D XPoint technology is that it can apparently replace both NAND and DRAM in a device while simultaneously improving overall speed.

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Apple 2015 Back To School Promotion Details

Apple announces details about its 2015 Back to School promo worth $200

By on July 23, 2015 at 9:47 AM.

Apple announces details about its 2015 Back to School promo worth $200

Apple on Tuesday announced details of its 2015 Back to School promotion that will let qualified buyers get a free pair of $200 Beats headphones with the purchase of an iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac Pro. Qualified buyers — which include K-12 “faculty, staff, students, and parents that are individual end users” — can choose to receive a $200 credit for either a pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones or Beats Solo2 Wireless On-Ear Headphones. We should note that the Wireless On-Ear Headphones have a retail value of $300 and that any buyers will be responsible for paying off the remaining $100 if they go with the wireless option. More →

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Microsoft Edge vs Chrome vs Firefox

How does Microsoft Edge stack up against Chrome, Firefox and other browsers?

By on July 16, 2015 at 4:08 PM.

How does Microsoft Edge stack up against Chrome, Firefox and other browsers?

Now that the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 10 has begun rolling out to Windows Insiders, we can finally begun making accurate evaluations of the new software. On Thursday, Martin Brinkmann of Ghacks installed the latest version of Windows 10 and decided to see just how fast Microsoft Edge is in comparison to other top browsers. More →

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Remix Mini Android PC Kickstarter

The world’s first ‘true Android PC’ costs just $20

By on July 15, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

The world’s first ‘true Android PC’ costs just $20

Google’s vision for Android doesn’t work for everyone, and many OEMs are looking at different ways of using the operating system for improving our computing needs. Chinese company Jide Tech is one such Android device maker that’s imagining Android as a Windows-like platform that could deliver PC-like functionality to end users. The company has previously launched a very affordable tablet on Kickstarter, and now it’s back with a $20 device that’s described as the “world’s first true Android PC. More →

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