Retina MacBook Air Release Date

The Retina MacBook Air might have an unexpected surprise for you when it launches… in mid-2015

By on September 12, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

The Retina MacBook Air might have an unexpected surprise for you when it launches… in mid-2015

Many reports have revealed that Apple is working on an even slimmer MacBook Air model that would also pack a Retina display just like some of its MacBook Pro siblings, and now A Tech Website (that’s the publication’s name) says it has exclusively learned the Retina MacBook Air is only shipping in mid-2015, not earlier as it was previously expected. More →

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MacBook Air Intel Core M

The chip that’ll power your future fanless Macbook Air has been launched… again

By on September 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

The chip that’ll power your future fanless Macbook Air has been launched… again

Intel’s Core M, the processor that will finally let laptop makers create fanless devices that are slimmer than anything that has been done before, has been launched… again. After unveiling it in early June at Computex 2014, and then in mid-August when it announced the Core M is ready for mass production, Intel on Friday announced the device yet again, mentioning that devices packing Intel Core Ms will feature “razor-thin, fanless designs with the optimal blend of beauty, performance and battery life.” More →

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Windows 9 Notification Center

New report gives more details on a key Windows 9 feature – and it’s not the Start menu

By on September 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

New report gives more details on a key Windows 9 feature – and it’s not the Start menu

Windows 9 is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated software releases in Microsoft’s history, but probably not for the reasons the company hoped. Although what we’ve seen from leaks look promising, most Windows users are simply hoping to see Microsoft make a clear departure from the rocky road that has been Windows 8. More →

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Windows 8.1 Market Share August 2014

Windows XP is enjoying a very strong life after death

By on September 2, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

Windows XP is enjoying a very strong life after death

When Windows 8 launched in 2012, Microsoft struggled to convince users that they should make the switch. The new UI was unfamiliar and unresponsive, the critical reaction was skeptical at best and most importantly, there wasn’t really anything wrong with Windows 7. In fact, two years later, Windows 7 still has an enormous lead over Windows 8, but with the latest software update, Microsoft has finally started turning users around on the new OS. More →

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HP Power Cord Recall

HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you

By on August 27, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you

HP has been on fire over the past year… and that’s not a good thing. HP announced this week that it will be recalling roughly 6 million AC power cords that were sold between September 2010 through June 2012 after discovering that the cords are liable to overheat and catch on fire. HP says that the affected power cords shipped with “HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations.” Customers who sent their power cords back will have replacement cords shipped to them at no cost. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Overheating Issues

At least Microsoft’s new cardboard Surface Pro 3 won’t run into overheating issues

By on August 27, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

At least Microsoft’s new cardboard Surface Pro 3 won’t run into overheating issues

Microsoft has managed to build a sort-of-working cardboard version of the Surface Pro 3 tablet/laptop hybrid, sending units to schools in Australia as part of its Surface Pro 3 international launch celebration. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release Date

New report details launch time frame for the thinnest MacBook ever

By on August 27, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

New report details launch time frame for the thinnest MacBook ever

Apple is reportedly working on its slimmest MacBook laptop yet, something various reports have claimed in the past, but Digitimes now says the unidentified MacBook will launch either in the fourth quarter of the year or in 2015. More →

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Surface Pro 3 Vs. MacBook Air

The biggest reason Microsoft has started targeting the MacBook Air

By on August 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

The biggest reason Microsoft has started targeting the MacBook Air

In case you haven’t been paying attention, there’s been a noticeable shift in the way Microsoft has been promoting its Surface line of tablets — instead of pitting it against the iPhone like it’s traditionally done, it’s started pitting it against the MacBook Air. This may seem a bit puzzling since Apple sells more iPads every year than it does MacBook Airs but it actually makes all the sense in the world, as an excellent analysis by ZDNet’s Ed Bott makes clear. More →

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Steve Jobs Speech

Incredible easter egg reveals Steve Jobs’s most amazing speech hidden in your Mac

By on August 22, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Incredible easter egg reveals Steve Jobs’s most amazing speech hidden in your Mac

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was a man of many talents, and among them was his uncanny ability to motivate people. Privately, numerous accounts suggest much of his motivating was brought about by striking fear into employees. Publicly, however, Jobs was an amazing speaker and he proved it time and time again during Apple keynotes and other events.

But Jobs’s most amazing speech was likely the commencement speech he gave in 2005 at Stanford University — and as it turns out, an awesome easter egg hides that very speech in your Mac. More →

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Windows 9 Press Event

Good riddance to Windows 8: Microsoft will unveil Windows 9 next month

By on August 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

Good riddance to Windows 8: Microsoft will unveil Windows 9 next month

After months of leaks and hints, Microsoft is finally prepared to unveil the next version Windows. The Verge reports that Microsoft will hold a press event on September 30th to officially announce Windows 9 and discuss details of the upcoming release. Microsoft is expected to launch a preview version of the new OS on the same day or in the first days of October, following earlier reports from ZDNet which pegged the same dates for the release. More →

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Windows 9 Public Preview

Windows 9 preview set to be released in September

By on August 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Windows 9 preview set to be released in September

Disgruntled Windows 8 users: there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is planning to release a Windows 9 “technology preview” sometime between the end of September and the beginning of October. In order to install the preview, you’ll have to agree to receive automatic monthly updates, but the preview will be publicly available for anyone interested in testing out the Threshold operating system. More →

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Chromebook Vs Windows

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

By on August 14, 2014 at 1:14 PM.

The one reason you should consider buying a Chromebook over a Windows or Mac laptop

When Google first announced its plans to offer a lightweight, browser-like operating system, pundits had a field day. Why go up against Windows? Why not use Android? Fast-forward to today, and you’ll find that sales of inexpensive Chromebooks are climbing faster than almost anyone expected, particularly in schools. It makes sense, of course – why should a school spend twice as much on a Windows machine when a cheap Chromebook can get the job done?

For personal use, Windows notebooks and Apple’s MacBook laptops are seen by many as the obvious choice over Chromebooks because they are so much more powerful and flexible. As it turns out, however, Chromebooks’ biggest weakness might also be their greatest strength. More →

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