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  • Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop
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    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop

    By 12 June 2013

    Apple has updated the iconic thin and light laptop, the MacBook Air. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models see a number of internal upgrades that make for a better machine, built for modern mobile users. We've got our hands on the 13-inch 2013 MacBook Air...

  • Sony Vaio Pro review
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    Sony Vaio Pro review

    By 11 June 2013

    When Sony announced the Vaio range of computers in 1996 or thereabouts it had one aim - to make PCs stylish, but powerful. Of course, this isn't all that easy and so Vaio desktops and laptops were expensive. But if you could afford one, you'd end up with...

  • OS X Mavericks wallpaper available for download
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    OS X Mavericks wallpaper available for download

    By 11 June 2013

    Apple announced its new OS X on Monday, dubbed OS X Mavericks, but unless you've got a developer pass and fancy dabbling with beta software for the next five months or so we wouldn't recommend you download it One alternatively though, is to give yourself...

  • Alienware launches new-look laptops, Haswell processors in tow
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    Alienware launches new-look laptops, Haswell processors in tow

    By 11 June 2013

    Alienware has given its entire product range a redesign both inside and out, launching new-look laptops and desktops with Intel Haswell processors and Nvidia 7-series GPUs. The new Alienware 14, 17 and 18 laptops all feature brushed-aluminium clamshell...

  • Red for danger: Sony Vaio Red Edition Duo 13 and Pro specials announced
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    Red for danger: Sony Vaio Red Edition Duo 13 and Pro specials announced

    By 11 June 2013

    Sony is offering some "extremely limited" red editions of the Vaio Duo 13 and Vaio Pro notebooks, just announced last week. To create the red finish on these special-edition notebooks, Sony tells us that it had to explore a wide range of pigment combinations...

  • Apple MacBook Air (2012) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?
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    Apple MacBook Air (2012) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple has opened up WWDC 2013 with an announcement of a new MacBook Air models. They look the same, they cost just about the same and in many ways, they are the same. But they're not. Phil Schiller, Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing, said: "MacBook...

  • Apple's online store now offers new AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule and MacBook Airs
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    Apple's online store now offers new AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule and MacBook Airs

    By 10 June 2013

    The Apple Store went down just before Apple's WWDC keynote began earlier this morning, but it is now back online with new hardware updates for the refreshed AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule and MacBook Airs. Base Stations Phil Schiller, Apple's...

  • Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched
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    Apple: "Can't innovate any more, my arse!" Mac Pro launched

    By 10 June 2013

    Phil Schiller, the Apple executive in charge of the company's Mac ranges, introduced the new Mac Pro at the company's developer conference on Monday. After a high-impact video with a heavy bass, Schiller told the 6,000 attendees at the event: "Can't innovate...

  • WWDC 2013: New MacBook Air laptops announced
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    WWDC 2013: New MacBook Air laptops announced

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple has launched a new MacBook Air at WWDC that promises all-day battery life thanks to including the new Intel fourth-generation (Haswell) Intel Core processor. The new processor will give the 11-inch MacBook Air a boost to 9 hours battery life, while...

  • WWDC 2013: Apple shows off OS X Mavericks
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    WWDC 2013: Apple shows off OS X Mavericks

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple executives are live on stage at WWDC 2013 in California, where they just unveiled OS X Mavericks. Apple's Craig Federighi highlighted the new OS X, and its new non-cat name, starting with tabs in Finder and tagging capabilities. Tagging items,...

  • WWDC 2013: We're here in San Francisco
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    WWDC 2013: We're here in San Francisco

    By 10 June 2013

    Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, or WWDC for short, is almost upon us once again and Pocket-lint will be reporting live from the event in San Francisco bringing you all the latest news as it happens.  The developer event, which is expected to...

  • A week in reviews: June 3 - 7
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    A week in reviews: June 3 - 7

    By 8 June 2013

    June is the month when the summer sun should come out in the UK. It's also the month when we've brought you a variety of product reviews - some ideal for soaking up the rays outdoors such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, others such as Naughty Dog's PS3...

  • Windows 8.1 Start button revealed at Computex 2013 in new video
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    Windows 8.1 Start button revealed at Computex 2013 in new video

    By 6 June 2013

    Microsoft gave a live demonstration of Windows 8.1 on Wednesday, including briefly showing off the newly returned Start button, but a new video has surfaced with the company providing a more-detailed look. Microsoft officially showed the Start button...

  • Microsoft Bing Translator app brings speedy translation to your Windows 8 device
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    Microsoft Bing Translator app brings speedy translation to your Windows 8 device

    By 6 June 2013

    Microsoft has launched a special translation app for Windows 8 devices called Bing Translator. The app can use Windows 8 tablets' built-in cameras to scan and translate a range of items, including signs, transit schedules and even menus.  On top of this,...

  • Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 June 2013

    Sony has launched a successor to the Duo 11 with the larger Sony Vaio Duo 13. As the name suggests, the model features a 13-inch display, giving you more space to play. The concept remains the same however, giving you a hybrid device offering both a tablet...

  • Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made
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    Acer Aspire R7 Star Trek edition to go up for auction, one of only 25 made

    By 6 June 2013

    Acer is to put up for auction a limited Star Trek Into Darkness edition of its Aspire R7 notebook. The laptop, which looks more like the Enterprise than a computer, is part of a special limited run of only 25 R7 limited edition notebooks to celebrate...

  • Intel's Thunderbolt 2 with 20Gbps speeds now official
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    Intel's Thunderbolt 2 with 20Gbps speeds now official

    By 6 June 2013

    Intel shed more details on Tuesday about its next-generation Thunderbolt, called Thunderbolt 2, emphasising that the protocol offers full-backward compatibility Previously codenamed Falcon Ridge, Intel said Thunderbolt 2 uses a new controller chip...

  • Windows-loving AMD wants to design chips for Android and Chrome OS
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    Windows-loving AMD wants to design chips for Android and Chrome OS

    By 5 June 2013

    AMD chips might soon break away from Windows OS and land in tablets and laptops running Google's Android and Chrome OS.  PCWorld reported on Wednesday that AMD wants to expand its chips based on x86 and ARM architecture, which have long powered Windows...

  • Asus VivoBook S500 review
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    Asus VivoBook S500 review

    By 5 June 2013

    Asus has gone from a company that mostly made computer components like PC motherboards and graphics cards, to a being big player in laptops, tablets and even phones. It is without doubt one of the most interesting companies that has appeared in a world...

  • Windows 8.1 previewed
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    Windows 8.1 previewed

    By 5 June 2013

    Ahead of the official launch later this year, probably in the autumn, and beta version due at Build this month, Microsoft has given a half-hour live demonstration of Windows 8.1 at its Computex summit. Right from the kick-off it's clear that Microsoft...

  • Sony Vaio Pro 11 pictures and hands-on
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    Sony Vaio Pro 11 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2013

    Light, that's the first thing you'll think about when you pick up the Sony Vaio Pro 11, the company's new diddy Ultrabook. Well that's certainly the first thing we thought about when we picked one up at an Intel event toasting the confirmation by polar...

  • Sony Vaio Pro: Lightest touch capable Ultrabook, up to 25 hours battery life
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    Sony Vaio Pro: Lightest touch capable Ultrabook, up to 25 hours battery life

    By 5 June 2013

    Sony has announced the Sony Vaio Pro, a top of the line flagship laptop for those who want to do some serious computing on the move but still boast that they have the lightest touch-capable Ultrabook on the market. Squaring up against the likes of the...

  • Sony Vaio Duo 13 slider Ultrabook hybrid sports Intel Haswell and 4G LTE
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    Sony Vaio Duo 13 slider Ultrabook hybrid sports Intel Haswell and 4G LTE

    By 5 June 2013

    Sony has announced a refresh of its Vaio slider - an Ultrabook that features a sliding screen so it can turn into a touchscreen tablet device. Sporting Windows 8, the Sony Vaio Duo 13 comes with a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Triluminos display with X-Reality...

  • Sony Vaio Fit: Think best fit rather than sporty fit
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    Sony Vaio Fit: Think best fit rather than sporty fit

    By 5 June 2013

    Sony has announced three new Vaio laptops at Computex 2013 in Taipei, Taiwan, bringing new features and new models to those that want the latest and greatest, while keeping a sense of "Sonyness". Of those three, Sony Vaio Fit is the umbrella name of...

  • Apple releases OS X 10.8.4 before WWDC next week
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    Apple releases OS X 10.8.4 before WWDC next week

    By 4 June 2013

    Apple on Tuesday released version 10.8.4 of OS X Mountain Lion. The OS X update, which comes a week before Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, is now available through Software Update on the Mac App Store. Apple recommended 10.8.4 for all OS...