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  • Windows 8.1 features detailed, more personalisation, better search and IE11 confirmed
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    Windows 8.1 features detailed, more personalisation, better search and IE11 confirmed

    By 30 May 2013

    With the preview version of Windows 8.1 to be available for public download on 26 June, Microsoft has pre-empted its Build conference in announcing some of the key new features the operating system update will bring to the table. The update formerly known...

  • 'It's back, baby': Windows 8.1 Start button appears in leaked screenshots
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    'It's back, baby': Windows 8.1 Start button appears in leaked screenshots

    By 29 May 2013

    Technology blogger Paul Thurrott published on Wednesday leaked screenshots of a new Start button that Windows is rumoured to reinstate through an 8.1 update.  "It’s back, baby," said Thurrott in a post on his Winsupersite blog, although ZDNet said...

  • Tablets could overtake portable PC sales by end of 2013
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    Tablets could overtake portable PC sales by end of 2013

    By 28 May 2013

    According to the International Data Corporation, tablets are forecast to overtake portable PC sales by the end of 2013. The news comes as part of the IDC's quarterly tablet tracker, which looks at sales of tablets worldwide. Amazingly, the report even...

  • Apple-1 sells for record $666,000
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    Apple-1 sells for record $666,000

    By 26 May 2013

    A first edition Apple-1 originally sold in 1976 for just $666 has sold at auction for $666,000. The sale, which is a record for the German auction house, beats previous records for the sale of the computer. Part of the allure of the earliest Apple machines,...

  • A week in reviews: May 20 - 24
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    A week in reviews: May 20 - 24

    By 25 May 2013

    This week in reviews, we took a look at a camera that aims to rival the GoPro, both in terms of features but also in terms of pricing. The Veho Muvi comes with a remote and a waterproof housing that can keep it safe in some very deep water. In short,...

  • Intel's upcoming Haswell to boost MacBook battery life by 50 per cent
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    Intel's upcoming Haswell to boost MacBook battery life by 50 per cent

    By 24 May 2013

    Apple's MacBooks may soon get a 50 per cent boost in battery life once Intel releases its new line-up of Core processors. Haswell, the successor to Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture found in current MacBooks, will apparently reduce power consumption by...

  • HP reports weak Q2 earnings as PC market dwindles
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    HP reports weak Q2 earnings as PC market dwindles

    By 22 May 2013

    Everyone knows by now that tablets are killing the PC market, but nothing illustrates the situation better than a company like HP reporting a drop in second-quarter fiscal revenue and earnings.  HP published its financial results on Wednesday and said...

  • HP SlateBook x2 pictures and hands-on
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    HP SlateBook x2 pictures and hands-on

    By 22 May 2013

    The HP SlateBook x2 ushers in a new era: this is the first device we've seen use Nvidia's Tegra 4 quad-core processor. Pocket-lint had a hands-on play with this hybrid Android tablet meets laptop to see what we made of it. The SlateBook is a Full HD 10.1-inch...

  • HP SlateBook x2 Android hybrid set for UK, Split x2 unlikely
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    HP SlateBook x2 Android hybrid set for UK, Split x2 unlikely

    By 22 May 2013

    When HP announced two new hybrid tablet/notebook devices last week, it focused on US prices and release details. Normally the company also gives information for European release of its products, at the same time or shortly after. It didn't in this case,...

  • Microsoft Surface Pro review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface Pro review

    By 21 May 2013

    It's been almost a week since the Microsoft Surface Pro landed in the Lint's UK offices, during which time it's seen non-stop use. We've been eager to see if Microsoft - the very creator of the Windows 8 Pro operating system - can set the bar to new heights...

  • Asus Zenbook Infinity to launch with Gorilla Glass 3 lid
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    Asus Zenbook Infinity to launch with Gorilla Glass 3 lid

    By 20 May 2013

    Asus has announced the Zenbook Infinity, a new, super-thin Ultrabook that boasts a lid produced from Gorilla Glass 3. Pictures of the new laptop are yet to be revealed, with Asus promising to show it off at Computex in Taipei on 4 June. Previous Zenbooks...

  • Samsung unveils Retina Macbook beating Ultrabook display, new UHD TVs
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    Samsung unveils Retina Macbook beating Ultrabook display, new UHD TVs

    By 20 May 2013

    Samsung has announced plans for a brand new super-high-resolution 13.3-inch display for Ultrabooks. The screen, which boasts a 3200 x 1800 resolution panel, beats even the Chromebook Pixel for pixel density. The 3200 x 1800 makes the 15-inch Retina Macbook...

  • Hands-on: Microsoft Surface Pro review
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    Hands-on: Microsoft Surface Pro review

    By 16 May 2013

    Finally, it's here: Microsoft Surface Pro has landed in the UK and Pocket-lint has got hold of the 128GB version of the tablet PC. Many months later than anticipated, and far behind other manufacturers' Windows 8 hybrid launches, has the wait for Surface...

  • Surface Pro UK release date confirmed as 23 May, prices start at £719
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    Surface Pro UK release date confirmed as 23 May, prices start at £719

    By 16 May 2013

    Months after its US release, Microsoft Surface Pro finally has an official UK release date. Note 23 May in your calendars because that's when the Windows 8 tablet-meets-laptop PC will be available to pick up in the shops. The Intel Core i5 powered Pro...

  • HP caters for Windows and Android fans with Split x2 and SlateBook x2 hybrids
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    HP caters for Windows and Android fans with Split x2 and SlateBook x2 hybrids

    By 15 May 2013

    HP has followed up its Envy x2 hybrid laptop/tablet with not one but two new devices. The HP Split x2 is effectively a Windows 8 touchscreen PC with a detachable keyboard because it runs on laptop processing. It is available with either an Intel Core...

  • Windows 8.1 update official and dated, Microsoft no longer Blue
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    Windows 8.1 update official and dated, Microsoft no longer Blue

    By 14 May 2013

    As expected, Microsoft has ditched the "Blue" codename for its forthcoming free Windows 8 update. Windows 8.1 will be available "later in the calendar year", but a preview version will be opened up for public download on 26 June. Revealed during JP Morgan's...

  • Sliding 13-inch Sony Vaio Ultrabook appears, could be Duo 13 (video)
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    Sliding 13-inch Sony Vaio Ultrabook appears, could be Duo 13 (video)

    By 9 May 2013

    A previously unannounced 13-inch Sony Vaio slider has cropped up in a YouTube video, purported to be from a Dixons training video. Although very low in quality, the video shows an Ultrabook with a "Surf Slider" design, as we saw in the Sony Vaio Duo...

  • Subscription-only? 'Adobe is a pioneer, but not for Office... yet,' says Microsoft
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    Subscription-only? 'Adobe is a pioneer, but not for Office... yet,' says Microsoft

    By 8 May 2013

    Microsoft has spoken out about Adobe's move to ditch box copies of Creative Suite 7 and concentrate solely on its subscription service Creative Cloud. Calling its industry peer a "pioneer", Microsoft thinks that moving away from selling packaged software...

  • Microsoft says Windows 8.1 preview coming in late June to Windows 8 users
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    Microsoft says Windows 8.1 preview coming in late June to Windows 8 users

    By 7 May 2013

    Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that the next big update to Windows, codenamed Windows Blue, will be available to users in June in the form of a preview. Speaking at the Wired Business Conference, Julie Larson-Green, head of Windows engineering, said that...

  • Windows 8 installed on more than 100 million devices, Windows Blue update still on course
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    Windows 8 installed on more than 100 million devices, Windows Blue update still on course

    By 7 May 2013

    Microsoft's chief marketing officer and chief financial officer Tami Reller has revealed that more than 100 million licences for Windows 8 have now been taken up across a wide range of devices, from Notebooks and desktop PCs to tablets. Speaking to Microsoft's...

  • Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service reaches 250 million users
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    Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service reaches 250 million users

    By 6 May 2013

    Microsoft has revealed that its SkyDrive cloud service has reached 250 million users, 50 million of whom have joined since the launch of Windows 8 in October 2012. The news comes after the Redmond-based company announced 700 million Microsoft accounts...

  • Acer Aspire V7 pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Aspire V7 pictures and hands-on

    By 4 May 2013

    The introduction of the Aspire V7 updates the V-series Ultrabook line. Pocket-lint was on hand at the official unveiling at Acer's product launch in New York city, where we took some time out with the latest laptop. Despite its 15.6-inch screen the V7...

  • Acer Aspire P3 pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Aspire P3 pictures and hands-on

    By 3 May 2013

    We've seen our fair share of laptop-meets-tablet hybrid devices, some have left us hot, others cold. Acer's latest foray into the Windows 8 fold is the Aspire P3: an 11.6-inch device that's a balance between Ultrabook and tablet. The thing we like the...

  • Acer Aspire R7 pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Aspire R7 pictures and hands-on

    By 3 May 2013

    That's not your eyes deceiving you, and there's no Photoshop trickery afoot here: that is a keyboard in front of the trackpad. And this is the Acer Aspire R7. Is it a laptop, is it a desktop? The Aspire R7 is one of the more unusual takes on the adjustable...

  • Acer Aspire R7 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook launched, the Star Trek PC that promises 'revolution'
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    Acer Aspire R7 15.6-inch touchscreen notebook launched, the Star Trek PC that promises 'revolution'

    By 3 May 2013

    As part of its New York City press conference, Acer has announced the Aspire R7, a Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen notebook that it describes as "revolutionary" and teased in a recent Star Trek-themed viral. The 15.6-inch laptop has been very much designed...