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Microsoft ends support for Windows XP - but gives UK govt extension

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP - but gives UK govt extension

By 8 April 2014

Microsoft has finally ended support for Windows XP, which means you'll no longer have access to technical support or security patches if your machine is running the 13-year-old operating system. The company cut off Windows XP users and partners in the... >>

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

By 8 April 2014

The Windows 8.1 Update was released on 8 April. The first update to Windows 8.1 brings a number of changes and new features to enjoy, but also get used to. Your operating system has changed after that first reboot, but what is new, what do you get, and... >>

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

By 8 April 2014

The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update was released 8 April, bringing with it a host of new features for Windows 8.1 users. Better task switching and a more keyboard friendly Start Screen are just two. The update is free and available to anyone running Windows... >>

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)
4.5 out of 5

Dell XPS 13 review (2014)

By 4 April 2014

When Dell unleashed the XPS 13 it was one of the few Ultrabook devices that could stand up against the strength of the Apple MacBook Air. Not all of us are Apple users, of course, so the prospect of a slim, light, attractive and powerful Windows portable... >>

Start menu to return with Live Tiles in future Windows 8.1 update

Start menu to return with Live Tiles in future Windows 8.1 update

By 3 April 2014

At Microsoft's Build 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, the company not only unveiled Windows 8.1 Update 1 but also revealed some details on a future Windows 8.1 upgrade. When Microsoft removed the Start menu in Windows 8, many users across the... >>

Take the Pocket-lint survey and help us build an even better site for you

Take the Pocket-lint survey and help us build an even better site for you

By 3 April 2014

It's been a while since we've done any reader surveys on Pocket-lint, so we've created one to try and give us a better understanding of who you are and what you enjoy or don't enjoy on the site.   We've streamlined the survey to just a handful of questions... >>

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse continue merger talks but appear to be in stalemate

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse continue merger talks but appear to be in stalemate

By 24 March 2014

Talks are continuing between Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, and Carphone Warehouse about a possible merger that will create an electronics superpower in the UK. However, no decision has been made at present and time is running out. The Takeover... >>

Apple planning slim 12-inch MacBook Air with buttonless trackpad?

Apple planning slim 12-inch MacBook Air with buttonless trackpad?

By 22 March 2014

Apple is planning to launch a new, slim 12-inch MacBook Air with several changes to the laptop line, according to a new rumour on the web. The MacBook Air updates are coming soon, the rumour says, with MacBook Pro updates not occurring until September.... >>

Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date

Samsung Chromebook 2 given May UK release date

By 20 March 2014

Samsung has announced that its Chromebook 2 laptop, announced at the beginning of March, will be coming to the UK in May. The 11.6-inch model will be available at "selected retailers" from 1 May, while the 13.3-incher will go on sale on 12 May. The new... >>

Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

Toshiba laptop range adds 4K resolution and Skull Candy certified sound to Satellite range

By 19 March 2014

It's Toshiba laptop season, with the company announcing a range of models to suit a broad audience. Among those the big ticket device is the Satellite P50: a 15.6-inch laptop with 4K resolution screen. The P50's 3840 x 2160 resolution screen features... >>