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20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3
20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3 By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and while it was announced by Steve Jobs on 6 May 1998 (see video below), it was released on 15 August. So happy release birthday iMac!The iMac brought several major innovations,... Read more

Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report
Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report By Rik Henderson

Could we finally see the long-awaited Apple MacBook Air refresh soon? A report from inside the production chain suggests so.Digitimes claims that Apple partner Quanta has received "orders for Apple's new inexpensive notebooks". That is said to include... Read more

What’s the best HP laptop for business? Five great laptops compared
What’s the best HP laptop for business? Five great laptops compared By Pocket-lint Promotion

Do you need to turbo-charge your office? If your laptops are feeling a little lethargic, then it could be time to upgrade. HP is a great laptop manufacturer that has plenty to offer all walks of budget and all walks of work. Whether you need a lightweight... Read more

Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10
Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10 By Dan Grabham

Macs have been able to run Windows for some time and now it appears Google's Chromebooks will also get the same capability thanks to a new capability called Campfire. Some investigative work by XDA Developers has uncovered some code that is intended... Read more

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 name confirmed in benchmark code, to be announced at Gamescom?
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 name confirmed in benchmark code, to be announced at Gamescom? By Dan Grabham

Nvidia could finally unveil its next generation graphics cards soon.It has scheduled an event for journalists and the public just before Gamescom in Germany on 20 August. Could we finally see the GeForce 11 Series?What's more, the name GTX 1180 was found... Read more

You will soon be able to afford a 4TB SSD for your PC
You will soon be able to afford a 4TB SSD for your PC By Rik Henderson

While solid-state drives have greatly grown in capacity in recent times, the prices charged for storage of a Terabyte and over are extortionate. They are generally for corporations rather than consumers.Samsung will soon buck the trend, however. It has... Read more

How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more
How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more By Adrian Willings

You've got an amazing gaming machine and a dedicated play space to enjoy it in, but if you've already upgraded your gaming PC to the max, what else can you do to improve your gaming area? Other than adding a beer fridge, a foot massager and a fancy gaming... Read more

Dixons Carphone data breach worse than thought: up to 10 million customers now affected
Dixons Carphone data breach worse than thought: up to 10 million customers now affected By Dan Grabham

Dixons Carphone has admitted that the 2017 data breach was actually worse than previously thought. "Our investigation... has identified that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed in 2017," says the Currys PC... Read more

Logitech buys Blue Microphones to beef up its appeal to content creators
Logitech buys Blue Microphones to beef up its appeal to content creators By Adrian Willings

Gaming and peripheral giant Logitech has announced plans to acquire Blue Microphones, a leader in studio-quality microphones and audio equipment. This is a deal that makes a lot of sense as Blue's Yeti and Snowball lines of microphones have become... Read more

A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use?
A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use? By Dan Grabham

We've been banging on about the possibility of a new MacBook Air for some time, but we think that late 2018 will be the time for a new model. We'd expect a new MacBook Air to now to launch at Apple's September event featuring either Intel's third iteration... Read more

MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and everything you need to know
MacOS 10.14 Mojave features, release date and everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

The new version of macOS is called macOS Mojave and is version 10.14 of the software formerly known as OS X.  iOS 12 features: Everything you need to know You can now download a beta of the new software; check out How to get the MacOS Mojave public... Read more

Choosing the right laptop: How to easily improve your portable productivity on the go
Choosing the right laptop: How to easily improve your portable productivity on the go By Pocket-lint Promotion

It's never been easier to work on the move, and it's never been easier to ensure that you get the most out of your laptop.Before you head to your local coffee shop and start cranking out the work, though, you've got to choose the right laptop. After all,... Read more

MacBook Pro throttling bug: What is it and has Apple fixed it?
MacBook Pro throttling bug: What is it and has Apple fixed it? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has confirmed a throttling issue with the new MacBook Pros.The company released a software update, a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, which addresses a new bug that causes eighth-generation quad-core and six-core Intel processors... Read more

New MacBook or MacBook Air specs and rumours: Will we get more new Macs this year?
New MacBook or MacBook Air specs and rumours: Will we get more new Macs this year? By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and maybe the MacBook Air soon, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome (and now refreshed) MacBook Pro.Remarkably, it's a decade since Steve Jobs... Read more

HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move
HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s an easy way to tell whether someone you know is a truly committed, diehard gamer: simply ask them whether they play on a console or a PC. Sure, the current consoles on the market are comparatively cheap and easy to set up. But if you’re determined... Read more

Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others
Microsoft Whiteboard app is out and lets you collaborate with others By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has officially launched its Whiteboard app.The app, which lets you collaborate on a digital canvas through Windows 10 devices, has left preview and is available for download. Like a physical whiteboard, Whiteboard lets you draw and erase as... Read more

Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros
Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros By Maggie Tillman

Own a MacBook Pro but need more graphic processing power? Then you need to check out this latest Apple product.Technically, it's a Blackmagic product. Blackmagic is a cinema company, and it worked closely with Apple to create a new product for MacBook... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM
Apple MacBook Pro models updated with beefier processors and RAM By Rik Henderson

Apple has announced upgrades for its 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. They both get new, enhanced spec and are available now.As well as speedier processors, they each get upgraded RAM, storage options, batteries and quieter keyboards.The 2018 13-inch... Read more

Apple will update nearly all its devices this autumn, even Mac Mini
Apple will update nearly all its devices this autumn, even Mac Mini By Maggie Tillman

Apple will announce several updated devices this year, according to a respected analyst who regularly and successfully predicts Apple's plans.The company is working on updating most of its product lines for the second half of 2018, per an investor's note... Read more

How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac
How to get the MacOS Mojave public beta running on your Mac By Maggie Tillman

The next version of MacOS is here.While at WWDC 2018, Apple announced and previewed MacOS Mojave, a major update to the High Sierra operating system. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make your Mac seem more powerful, more secure, and... Read more

New Apple MacBooks and iPads imminent, EEC filing reveals
New Apple MacBooks and iPads imminent, EEC filing reveals By Rik Henderson

Apple will allegedly launch five new MacBook laptops and five new iPads in the coming months, according to a leaked filing posted by the Eurasian Economic Commission.The EEC approves tech products for sale in Russia, Armenia and other Eurasian countries,... Read more

Dell is holding a huge 'Black Friday in July' sale right now
Dell is holding a huge 'Black Friday in July' sale right now By Maggie Tillman

Now Dell is doing its own summertime sales extravaganza.Not to be outdone by Amazon's Prime Day, which is basically Black Friday in July, Dell is running its own “Black Friday in July” sale that's happening at the same time. Dell’s Black Friday... Read more

Imagine a Raspberry Pi with 4K video and hexa-core processor, the Renegade Elite is exactly that
Imagine a Raspberry Pi with 4K video and hexa-core processor, the Renegade Elite is exactly that By Rik Henderson

The Raspberry Pi is a wonderful little innovation, one that has come in handy in oh so many ways, including as the basis for our homebuilt retro games console, but it does have its limitations.It's not particularly useful as a modern media streamer, for... Read more

macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14?
macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14? By Rik Henderson

Apple detailed macOS Mojave (10.14) recently. It's the next version of macOS, the operating system that powers Apple Mac computers. Apple has now released a beta version which is available for free download (don't put it on your main Mac!).While iOS... Read more

EE rolls out ultrafast 300Mbps Fibre Max home broadband
EE rolls out ultrafast 300Mbps Fibre Max home broadband By Max Langridge

EE has announced two new home broadband plans, both with fast download speeds, ideal for the modern connected family. Called Fibre Max 1 and Fibre Max 2, the two broadband plans have average download speeds of 145Mbps and 300Mbps respectively. They also... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 details leak, designed for Windows 10 laptops
Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 details leak, designed for Windows 10 laptops By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm is allegedly designing a new chipset especially for always-on Windows 10 laptops.It is already working with Microsoft and OEMs for ARM PCs, with the Snapdragon 835 first adopted, then a custom Snapdragon 850 processor to be used in portables... Read more

How to make Apple repair your faulty MacBook keyboard for free
How to make Apple repair your faulty MacBook keyboard for free By Maggie Tillman

Apple has launched a keyboard repair program.This program is for MacBook and MacBook Pro models with butterfly keys. The program is designed to address consumer complaints over keyboard keys that do not work properly. For instance, letters or characters... Read more

Intel vs AMD: how do they compare?
Intel vs AMD: how do they compare? By David Nield

Intel and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) are two of the biggest names in technology, responsible for the chips that power millions of computers, graphics cards, servers and other devices. So what are the differences between these two giants of the industry?Here... Read more

macOS Mojave public beta coming late June
macOS Mojave public beta coming late June By Max Langridge

Apple has announced the next major update to macOS at WWDC 2018, called macOS Mojave. After years of naming its OS after mountains, Apple has now turned to the expansive desert in California. It's official! Apple announces iOS 12 with performance updates... Read more

Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet
Trio of Microsoft Surface devices leak out, including foldable tablet By Max Langridge

Information regarding a trio of new Microsoft Surface devices has leaked out, courtesy of Brad Sams at Thurrott. Sams has been able to lay his eyes on some internal documents relating to Microsoft's plans for the Surface brand, which reveal codenames... Read more

Currys PC World admits massive data breach involving millions of cards and personal records
Currys PC World admits massive data breach involving millions of cards and personal records By Dan Grabham

The owner of Currys PC World has admitted that millions of bits of data have been compromised in a cyber attack on the company, which is now called Dixons Carphone. More than 5.9 million card records used in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores... Read more

Asus VivoBook S13, S14, S15 and ZenBook S in photos
Asus VivoBook S13, S14, S15 and ZenBook S in photos By Cat Thomas

When Asus chairman Johnny Shih took to the stage at this year’s Computex press conference he was eager to point out that, while Asus has a reputation for innovating and releasing high end products aimed at the professional market, it also champions... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 has a second touchscreen for a mousepad
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 has a second touchscreen for a mousepad By Rik Henderson

It's Computex in Taipei this week and that means a whole stack of notebooks, hybrids and other types of laptops will be announced and shown for the first time. None though will look quite as cool as the Asus ZenBook Pro 15, we feel.That's because, as... Read more

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 850 processor for Always Connected Windows PCs
Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 850 processor for Always Connected Windows PCs By Max Langridge

Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon 850 processor at Computex that will only be used in Windows 10 Always Connected PCs. The Snapdragon 835 was the first to offer Always Connected capabilities for Windows computers, and the SD850 is essentially a... Read more

Asus announces Chromebox 3 mini-PC with Intel 8th Gen chips and 4K UHD support
Asus announces Chromebox 3 mini-PC with Intel 8th Gen chips and 4K UHD support By Max Langridge

Asus has announced the latest generation of its Chromebox mini-PC series, the Chromebox 3. The mini Chrome OS-powered computer, first launched in 2014, is a versatile machine, capable of being used as a regular computer or as a media streamer connected... Read more

HP's new Omen 15 gaming laptop offers more speed and slim bezels
HP's new Omen 15 gaming laptop offers more speed and slim bezels By Maggie Tillman

HP has updated its Omen 15 gaming laptop.The new Omen 15 weighs 5.56 pounds and includes a metal chassis and thin bezels around its display. Compared to its predecessor, it has a smaller footprint and has been upgraded internally. Inside you'll find a... Read more

What is the Apple Star N84? ARM hybrid, touchscreen MacBook or just a new iPhone?
What is the Apple Star N84? ARM hybrid, touchscreen MacBook or just a new iPhone? By Rik Henderson

Much has been said on the leaked Apple N84 (codename Star) over the last few days. But, unlike many rumoured devices in the past, the one thing that nobody seems sure of is what the Star actually is.Some sources claim that the Apple Star is a laptop/tablet... Read more

Windows 10 vs Windows 10 Pro: What's the difference?
Windows 10 vs Windows 10 Pro: What's the difference? By David Nield

If you're upgrading the operating system on your computer or buying a brand new one, you'll be met with a decision: Windows 10 or Windows 10 Pro?As the name suggests, the Pro version is the more advanced of the pair, but what are the exact differences?... Read more

Acer Predator Helios 500 is a beast of a gaming notebook with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processing
Acer Predator Helios 500 is a beast of a gaming notebook with up to 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processing By Rik Henderson

Acer has announced a super powerful beast of a gaming laptop that can be spec'ed with overclocking-enabled 8th Gen Intel Core i9+ processing.That, combined with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, makes it a real powerhouse for hardcore, full-on gameplay.The... Read more

Here's the Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition white and gold in pictures
Here's the Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition white and gold in pictures By Mike Lowe

You're looking at the Acer Predator Helios 300 in white and gold. Yep, the Special Edition series laptop ditches the usual black and red for a paler colour palette.At the Next @ Acer global launch event, held in New York on 23 May 2018, the company unveiled... Read more

Acer goes after Google Pixelbook with convertible Chromebook Spin 15
Acer goes after Google Pixelbook with convertible Chromebook Spin 15 By Maggie Tillman

Acer is in the middle of holding an event, and it's going hard after the Google Pixelbook, with the new Chromebook Spin 15.Spin 15 has a 15.6-inch touchscreen display and a convertible 360-degree design, so you can flip the screen around and use the device... Read more

Acer Swift 5 arrives in 15-inch format, weighs less than 1kg
Acer Swift 5 arrives in 15-inch format, weighs less than 1kg By Mike Lowe

When Acer announced the sub-1kg 14-inch Swift laptop in 2017, we found it to be a proficient performer for on-the-go types. And now, as announced at the Next @ Acer global press conference, the Swift will be available in a larger 15-inch format.What's... Read more

Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018
Apple officially invites media to 4 June keynote at WWDC 2018 By Maggie Tillman

Apple has invited the press to its official 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote.The company already revealed it planned to hold an event from 4 June, but now, it's confirmed it will give a keynote address on Monday, 4 June at 10am PST. Since... Read more

How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online
How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online By Max Langridge

Acer is holding its annual global press conference tomorrow, 23 May from Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center, New York, USA. We expect to see some big announcements from the Taiwanese company, covering PC, laptop and gaming devices.There haven't been... Read more

Razer Blade gaming laptop is back, thinner and more powerful than ever
Razer Blade gaming laptop is back, thinner and more powerful than ever By Max Langridge

Gaming company Razer has announced the Blade, which lays claim to being the world's smallest 15.6-inch gaming laptop. It's the successor to the Blade released in 2015 and in that time the gaming laptop has gone on a bit of a diet. The bezels around the... Read more

HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa
HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa By Max Langridge

HP has unveiled a brand new all-in-one PC for 2018, with a number of design changes and upgrades over its predecessor, the most notable of which is built-in Amazon Alexa support.  New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to... Read more

New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to 4K resolutions
New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to 4K resolutions By Rik Henderson

HP has announced a slew of new Envy laptops that are due to hit stores from this month.The HP Envy 13 Laptop comes in an all-metal design with a 13.3-inch 1080p screen. It features an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and 8GB of RAM, plus 256GB... Read more

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know
Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

It's been called several things including the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, the Windows 10 Spring update, and more. But Microsoft is releasing what it has calls the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on Monday 30 April. It's been delayed already so... Read more

Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring
Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring By Max Langridge

Following the discovery that Microsoft was planing a Spring Creators Update, the company has now revealed the official name of its next update to be the Windows 10 April 2018 update. The update, due to be released on Monday 30 April, will bring with... Read more

Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage
Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is making yet another edition of Windows 10.Microsoft has a twice-yearly update schedule for its Windows 10 operating system. The next update, called Spring Creators Update, is due this spring. But it also offers different editions of Windows... Read more

Rip DVD 2018: Why should you try a hardware-accelerated DVD ripper?
Rip DVD 2018: Why should you try a hardware-accelerated DVD ripper? By Pocket-lint Promotion

The latest version of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum by Digiarty now offers fully-accelerated, hardware-based video processing, making it an ideal solution for those of you who want to rip all sorts of DVD discs to digital file.What is WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?It's... Read more