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  • Logitech announces the Type+ Protective case with integrated keyboard for iPad Air

    1 October 2014, 7:10 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    When it comes to smartphones, I am generally an Android guy; however, the iPad Air is my favorite casual tablet. While the Surface Pro 3 is my choice for best all-around tablet, there are some places I don't want to bring it, such as the bathroom. Yes, the…
  • Everything you need to know about the Windows 10 Start menu

    1 October 2014, 2:28 pm by: Wayne Williams

    I switched from Windows 7 to Windows 8 from day one, and although I’ve dabbled with Start buttons, Classic Shell being the preferred choice, I learned to live with the Start screen, something that became easier once Microsoft released Windows 8.1 and 8.1…
  • How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on Oracle VirtualBox

    1 October 2014, 1:02 pm by: Wayne Williams

    Microsoft has just released the Technical Preview of Windows 10. It’s a very early build, so you wouldn’t be advised to run it as your main operating system, and while you could set it to dual boot, running it in a virtualized environment is probably a…
  • RZA and Boombotix announce Wu-Tang Clan Bluetooth speaker with exclusive music

    1 October 2014, 12:42 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    As a Hip-Hop head, I have spent many hours consuming the latest rap tunes. While I am a fan of several artists, none have had an impact as large as the Wu-Tang Clan. Back in 1993, when New York first started getting a taste of the rap group, it was unlike…
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview is live -- download it now

    1 October 2014, 12:07 pm by: Wayne Williams

    Microsoft surprised everyone yesterday by announcing that the next version of Windows would not be Windows 9, as was widely expected, but Windows 10. The new name makes little sense really, but that doesn't matter because the new operating system looks good,…
  • Microsoft launches Sway -- Office's new idea collection tool

    1 October 2014, 10:06 am by: Mark Wilson

    Having unveiled Windows 10 yesterday, Microsoft today welcomed a new addition to the fold in the form of Sway. This is the latest member of the Office family and it's being billed as a way to "reimagine how your ideas come to life". What does this actually…
  • Just how effective are parental control products?

    1 October 2014, 9:37 am by: Ian Barker

    Parents are keen to ensure that their offspring don't access inappropriate material on the web and for that reason most security software providers now offer parental control products, whether as a standalone product or part of an internet security package. In…
  • NirSoft's OpenSaveFilesView displays recently opened and saved files

    1 October 2014, 9:08 am by: Mike Williams

    NirSoft has released OpenSaveFilesView, a tiny portable tool which displays files opened and saved by the standard Windows Open and Save dialogs. This has various potential applications, from reminding yourself where you saved that document last week, to…
  • iPhone 6: an honest review

    1 October 2014, 8:36 am by: Joe Wilcox

    I preordered Apple's new smartphone on September 12, and it wasn't easy. Few months back, I went "Microsoft All-In" for the summer, purchasing the Nokia Lumia Icon on contract from Verizon. So I didn't qualify for the discounted, upgrade price. But when…
  • O&O SafeErase 8 gains smart Explorer integration

    1 October 2014, 7:40 am by: Mike Williams

    Berlin developer O&O Software has unveiled O&O SafeErase Professional 8 ($29.95), a new edition of its commercial secure deletion tool. Version 8 delivers enhanced Explorer integration. If you spot files or folders you need to delete permanently, right-click…
  • WordPress and other CMSs are 'inherently insecure'

    1 October 2014, 6:27 am by: Mark Wilson

    A large proportion of websites are not standalone sites in their own right, but creations based on CMSs such as Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla. This is particularly true for personal blogs, but using a CMS as the basis for a site has been increasingly popular…
  • 'Grandroid' smartphone designed to meet the needs of the elderly

    1 October 2014, 6:13 am by: Ian Barker

    As increasing numbers of government and other services go online, internet access becomes more important and mobile devices play a big part in that. Yet according to charity Age UK there are 10.8 million people aged 65 or over in the UK but only three percent…
  • Nokia Lumia 830 now available

    1 October 2014, 6:07 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    Nokia Lumia 830 is meant to act as a gap-filler in Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 line, slotting in-between the Lumia 930 flagship and the Lumia 735 budget-friendly offering. It's a mid-ranger, in both hardware features and price. It is also the successor to…
  • Most businesses waste money on 'shelfware' that’s never used

    1 October 2014, 5:06 am by: Ian Barker

    Almost two-thirds of companies plan on freezing or shrinking their software spend and 96 percent of organizations report that they're wasting money on software that is unused. These are among the findings of a new report by Flexera Software in conjunction with…
  • Windows 8.x goes back into reverse gear, losing the most usage share yet

    1 October 2014, 4:02 am by: Wayne Williams

    Windows 10 really can’t come soon enough for Microsoft as its predecessor is continuing to tank. In August the tiled OS actually gained usage share -- according to web analytics firm NetMarketShare -- which was unusual as 8.x had lost users in the previous…
  • Watch the Windows 10 presentation

    1 October 2014, 2:40 am by: Wayne Williams

    Microsoft disappointed a lot of people yesterday by not livestreaming its Windows 10 reveal. It was a strange move considering that most tech companies offer a stream these days (and even a bad livestream, as Apple gave us for the iPhone 6 launch, is better…
  • Need user-friendly bootable recovery media? AOMEI PE Builder Free has your back

    1 October 2014, 1:00 am by: Nick Peers

    Everyone -- and we mean everyone -- needs some kind of recovery disc. It could be the only thing between you and losing critical data, or a lengthy (and possibly unnecessary) Windows reinstall, for example. Most PCs ship with some kind of onboard recovery or…
  • Find a bug in Chrome? You could earn $15,000 and entry into the Google Hall of Fame!

    30 September 2014, 9:31 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    There are award shows for everything nowadays, celebrating actors, athletes and more. However, computer nerds do not get the credit they deserve; we should get an award show too, right? Hell, they should give out trophies for fixing family members' computers.…
  • Sorry Linux fans, Windows 10 will continue Microsoft's desktop domination

    30 September 2014, 8:31 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    I'll admit, when Windows 8 was first announced, I hated it. Even though I am open-minded about UI changes, the Start Screen rubbed me the wrong way. At the time, I was strictly a keyboard and mouse user, who enjoyed doing things on a large monitor. After…
  • With Windows 10, Microsoft leaves lots of questions unanswered

    30 September 2014, 6:19 pm by: Mark Wilson

    So… we now know that Windows 9 is by far the least successful version of Windows ever, grossing Microsoft a total of $0. But Microsoft is as keen as ever to look to the future, and it's pinning its hopes on the newly revealed Windows 10. At the unveiling in…

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