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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Microsoft Windows 10 Launch

Here are all the ways Microsoft is celebrating the impending launch of Windows 10

By on July 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Here are all the ways Microsoft is celebrating the impending launch of Windows 10

With just over two weeks until the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is shifting the hype train into high gear. Corporate VP Yusuf Mehdi published an article on the Windows blog today outlining all the ways that the company plans to celebrate the release of its latest operating system on Wednesday, July 29th. More →

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Mac vs PC Sales

As PC sales implode, Apple Mac sales are surging

By on July 11, 2015 at 2:06 PM.

As PC sales implode, Apple Mac sales are surging

The latest data from research firms IDC and Gartner reveals that the PC industry is imploding. Year over year, PC sales dropped by about 10-12%. Apple, though, continued to buck this industry-wide trend as Mac sales jumped dramatically in an otherwise declining market.

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Retina MacBook Pro Staingate Class Action Suit

Retina MacBook Pro ‘Staingate’ might be getting its own class action suit

By on July 10, 2015 at 4:57 PM.

Retina MacBook Pro ‘Staingate’ might be getting its own class action suit

Staingate” is yet another issue that Apple has to deal with, and this particular “gate” concerns the Retina MacBook Pro. More than 2,500 people have been affected by the issue, according to a website dedicated to Staingate, and a law firm is already looking at initiating legal action against Apple. More →

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IBM 7nm Computer Mobile Chips

IBM’s new computer chips will obliterate everything else on the market

By on July 9, 2015 at 11:48 AM.

IBM’s new computer chips will obliterate everything else on the market

What’s the fastest computer chip you can think of? Now, forget about it, because IBM announced it has created the fastest computer chips ever made. The firm’s new chips are four times faster than today’s top-of-the-line silicon, and they’re also significantly more efficient. More →

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Windows 10 Final RTM Build

Get Ready for Windows 10 – Final Version Ships to Partners This Week

By on July 6, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Get Ready for Windows 10 – Final Version Ships to Partners This Week

The long wait for Windows 10 is nearly over. Sources close to the matter tell The Verge that Microsoft is planning to finalize its upcoming operating system this week, with an official release to manufacturing (RTM) build expected to roll out to the company’s PC partners before the end of the week. More →

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Emulate Android Apps on Mac

How to Run Android Apps on Your Mac in One Easy Step

How to Run Android Apps on Your Mac in One Easy Step

By on July 3, 2015 at 5:40 PM.

Running Android apps on your Mac desktop just became easier than ever with the official release of the BlueStacks emulator this week. BlueStacks was previously only available on PC, but after an extensively beta test period, it’s finally available for every to download for free from the BlueStacks website. More →

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Windows 10 Features

These Are All the Key Windows 10 Features You Probably Won’t Have Access To

By on July 3, 2015 at 11:40 AM.

These Are All the Key Windows 10 Features You Probably Won’t Have Access To

Windows 10 launches later this month — sort of — to save us from the disaster that was Windows 8. As has become tradition at Microsoft, the company made some major missteps as it tried to better address the mobile market. Windows 8 was supposed to offer an ideal computing experience on PCs and tablets, but it ended up being a disaster on both. Now, Windows 10 will dial down the mobile features on desktops and laptops, instead shifting back toward a Windows 7-like experience.

Microsoft continues to announce more details leading up to Windows 10’s July 29th release, and now a new series of comparison grids highlights all of the key features that Windows 10 Home edition users will not have access to. More →

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Dell XPS 13 Review

Dell XPS 13 Review: Better Than the MacBook Air

By on July 2, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Dell XPS 13 Review: Better Than the MacBook Air

“I’ll give you my Mac when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” — might be the mantra of most Mac users. I can say that the new Dell XPS 13 is good enough to pry a MacBook from my — albeit animate — hands. I’ve been using the redesigned 2015 XPS 13 for the last several months and it was surprisingly easy to relegate my MacBook to backup status.

Here’s why: More →

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