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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MacBook Pro Graphics Card Bug

Users become enraged as Apple continues to ignore major laptop bug

By on August 13, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

Users become enraged as Apple continues to ignore major laptop bug

Imagine spending well over $2,000 for a laptop and then finding that it has a major bug that causes system failures. Then, imagine having to deal with the huge bug for several years while the manufacturer remains silent despite the fact that it clearly knows the bug exists.

That is the exact experience many MacBook Pro owners are enduring right now as Apple continues to publicly ignore a serious issue found to affect multiple MacBook Pro models. More →

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Retina MacBook Air Intel Broadwell

There’s a chance that the Retina MacBook Air might be ready for Christmas after all

By on August 11, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

There’s a chance that the Retina MacBook Air might be ready for Christmas after all

Remember that rumored 12-inch Retina MacBook Air that’s reportedly in the making, and whose launch could be delayed because of Intel? Well, it appears that Apple may be able to launch the device this year after all, Intel sort-of confirmed on Monday in a press release. More →

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Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air TV Ads

Microsoft realizes the Surface will never beat the iPad, goes after the MacBook Air instead

By on August 11, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Microsoft realizes the Surface will never beat the iPad, goes after the MacBook Air instead

Apple may have dumped its Mac vs PC ads a long time ago, but that doesn’t mean such ad comparisons are over. It’s now Microsoft’s time to troll Apple with comparison ads, this time using the Surface Pro 3 to take on one of Apple’s most iconic laptops out there in the MacBook Air. More →

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Google Nexus Foo Benchmark

Strange benchmark says Google is making a laptop that runs on… Android Wear?

By on August 11, 2014 at 8:25 AM.

Strange benchmark says Google is making a laptop that runs on… Android Wear?

Benchmark tests often reveal details about unreleased devices, but at the same time, they can be manipulated to show such “leaked” details about unreleased devices. A rather strange Google Nexus Foo device has been spotted on benchmark site GFXBench, Phone Arena reports, revealing what appears to be a 10.3-inch non-tablet device that’s apparently running a version of Android Wear OS. More →

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Best Windows PC Deals

Believe it or not, there’s a very good reason to shop at Microsoft’s retail outlets

By on August 8, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Believe it or not, there’s a very good reason to shop at Microsoft’s retail outlets

Microsoft’s retail stores don’t typically generate the same crowds as Apple stores but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check them out, especially if you’re in the market for a new PC. The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern points out that buying a PC at a Microsoft store means that it will come without one of the most annoying problems that has long plagued PC users: OEM bloatware. More →

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