Windows 10 Start Menu Screens

This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

By on September 30, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

This is our first look at Windows 10’s completely redesigned Start menu

Microsoft had plenty to talk about during the Windows 10 reveal event on Tuesday, from the operating system’s improved multitasking capability to the extensive preview program, but we all know that there was only one thing Windows users actually wanted to see: the Start menu. Thankfully, the classic Windows feature is making its return alongside Windows 10, but let’s take a look at how it has improved. More →

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Windows 10 Technical Preview Video

Video: An introduction to all the new features of Windows 10

By on September 30, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

Video: An introduction to all the new features of Windows 10

Microsoft left some scratching their heads with the announcement of Windows 10 on Tuesday, but there’s no question that the company took user suggestions to heart when designing its latest operating system. We’ll all be able to see the improvements Microsoft has made so far on Wednesday when the Technical Preview goes live, but for now, Windows VP Joe Belfiore is here to explain what has changed in Windows 10. More →

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Apple 3D Holographic Display

This might be Apple’s most incredible iPhone invention yet

By on September 30, 2014 at 12:10 PM.

This might be Apple’s most incredible iPhone invention yet

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a recent interview that the company is working on products that haven’t been covered in rumors yet, and a patent recently awarded to the company serves as a great reminder. Called Interactive holographic display device, the patent describes ways to show interactive holograms using an advanced touchscreen display on certain devices, a technology that could someday be included in future iPhone, iPad or Mac products. More →

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Retina iMac Specs and Release Date

You might not have to wait much longer for a 5K Retina iMac

By on September 29, 2014 at 4:43 PM.

You might not have to wait much longer for a 5K Retina iMac

Apple is apparently testing Retina iMacs internally, 9to5Mac and Jack March have learned, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the company launch such new desktop computers in the following month, as soon as OS X Yosemite is ready for public launch. More →

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Windows 9 Technical Preview Leak

Microsoft accidentally leaks details of its upcoming Windows 9 preview

By on September 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM.

Microsoft accidentally leaks details of its upcoming Windows 9 preview

It’s beginning to look like the public technical preview for Windows 9 won’t be seeing the light of day before October after all, but Microsoft might have accidentally leaked some details regarding the preview ahead of time. The Verge reported over the weekend that Microsoft had temporarily added a “Windows TH” page to its website, which has since been taken down. Thankfully, a captured screenshot reveals everything we need to know. More →

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Windows Vs. Mac Vs. Chromebooks

Windows 9 can’t come out soon enough for Microsoft

By on September 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

Windows 9 can’t come out soon enough for Microsoft

We know that Microsoft is very eager to move past the less-than-enthusiastic reception that greeted Windows 8 and introduce us to Windows 9. And it looks like that day can’t come soon enough either, because the NPD Group has found that while PC sales surprisingly recovered during the back-to-school shopping season this year, the big winners weren’t Windows PCs — instead, they were Macs and Chromebooks. More →

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Mac Sales 2014

Apple still rules back-to-school

By on September 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple still rules back-to-school

During the back-to-school shopping period (July 4th through Labor Day week), Apple saw notebook sales rise 16% year over year as customers clamored for the latest MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros, according to research firm NPD Group. Even more impressive is how well sales of Apple notebooks did in the final three weeks of the period, rising 27% year over year. That growth allowed Apple to capture 26.8% of the unit device share.

Overall, Mac OS-based products rose 14% year over year, partially helped by the recent price cuts and refreshed MacBook Air and MacBook Pro notebooks Apple has instituted in recent months. More →

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Windows 7 End Of Sales

Windows 7’s slow sunset continues with October 31st deadline

By on September 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Windows 7’s slow sunset continues with October 31st deadline

As PC users anxiously await the release of Windows 9, many are beginning to worry about the latest impending deadline for Windows 7. On the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, Microsoft notes that it will no longer provide copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate to third-party manufacturers for inclusion on new consumer PCs. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Release Date

Mysterious feature teased for rumored Retina MacBook Air

By on September 22, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

Mysterious feature teased for rumored Retina MacBook Air

The MacBook Air family is going to get a smaller, slimmer and significantly improved family member at some point in the future, and a new report from Jack March reveals that Apple’s upcoming 12-inch Retina MacBook Air will offer users a complete redesign. More →

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Apple Thunderbolt Display 5K

The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution device ever is coming soon

By on September 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution device ever is coming soon

Compared to flagship phones from other leading smartphone makers, the resolution of Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 is laughable. 1,334 x 750 pixels? A pixel density of just 326 pixels per inch? Lined up with the full HD display and 432 ppi pixel density on Samsung’s Galaxy S5 or the 538 pixels per inch touted by LG’s G3, the iPhone 6’s resolution is pathetic. Of course, anyone who has actually used an iPhone 5s in the past can tell you that 326 ppi displays serve up wonderfully crisp images, but pixel hounds looking for more from Apple finally have something to get excited about — Apple’s highest-resolution device ever will reportedly debut before the end of 2014. More →

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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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