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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What does the Settings app offer?

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There are a bunch of small changes in the new Settings app, thanks to the new Anniversary Update to Windows 10 that's rolling out now, but one of the more visually-pleasing changes is the new Dark mode.The Settings app is now more user-friendly and... >>

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: How has the taskbar changed?

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There are a few tweaks in the taskbar, and many of these improvements will make working on your device much easier, as you'll no longer have to dig for anything, with much of what you need being a mouse-click away.Here's what's new in the taskbar, thanks... >>

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Windows 10 users ready themselves for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Windows 10 users around the world are gearing up for the launch of the first major update to Windows 10 since its launch in July 2015. Dubbed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, it will be available to download on Tuesday 2 August around the globe and promises... >>

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace
4.0 stars

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace

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The laptop-replacement market is going from strength to strength, with every manufacturer worth its salt looking to innovate in the 2-in-1 market and stand apart from the top-of-the-pack Microsoft Surface. With the Acer Switch Alpha 12, the Taiwanese... >>

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

Windows 10 free upgrade ends 29 July: Here’s how to get it now

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Stop being on the fence about Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade.The clock is ticking. Microsoft is about to stop offering the upgrade free of charge. If for whatever reason you don't take this opportunity to get your PC up to date, you'll have to eventually... >>

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is about to stop giving out free Windows 10 upgrades

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One year ago, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows OS: Windows 10.Windows 7 and Window 8.1 users were able to grab the upgrade at no cost, but all that's about to change. Microsoft said it would only let users update - free of charge - for... >>

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

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Chinese companies are going after Apple hard. And not just in terms of smartphones.One day after Xiaomi announced a MacBook Air-like laptop called Mi Notebook Air, Lenovo unveiled its own Air-style, Air-branded machine. The Air 13 Pro laptop has almost... >>

My Passport Ultra hard drive lets you store up to 177 hours of 4K footage

My Passport Ultra hard drive lets you store up to 177 hours of 4K footage

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This is sponsored advertising content in association with Western Digital.If you’re into video, you know how quickly your hard drive can fill up. A 1080 shoot here, a 4K shoot there. It soon goes. For most of us, a laptop with 128GB or 256GB of hard... >>

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

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Gamers have another headset to choose from in the virtual reality space.VR headsets are all the rage. But there's only a handful of high-end ones available to buy right now. The first two that come to mind are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. After that,... >>

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised at no extra cost

EE brings back customer services to UK and Ireland, better service promised at no extra cost

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EE has made significant steps in closing its customer service operations overseas and bringing the entire operation back to the UK and Ireland. All of its Pay Monthly customer service calls are now localised.It also promises that Pay As You Go and Home... >>

You can now grab the second public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

You can now grab the second public beta for iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra

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Apple has released the second public beta for not only iOS 10 but MacOS Sierra.Two weeks after releasing the first iOS 10 public beta to anyone willing to test the unfinished mobile operating system update and just a few days after seeding a third beta... >>

Here are all the iPhones, iPads, and Macs that won't run Apple's betas

Here are all the iPhones, iPads, and Macs that won't run Apple's betas

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Some Apple device owners were made really happy Thursday, while others probably balled up their fists and cursed the Cupertino company.Apple opened two beta programs to the public: iOS 10 (a major update to its mobile operating system, which is formally... >>

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

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The upcoming update for Apple's computers (it's called Sierra and OS X is now called macOS, do keep up) has already announced lots of new features.One stands head and shoulders above the others though: the voice recognition-powered personal assistant... >>

Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less

Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less

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Acer has launched a brand new notebook series. With the MacBook Air firmly in focus, the computer giant has built the revamped TravelMate X3 series: an all-metal, slim and SSD-based Windows 10 laptop. The TravelMate X349 is the first in new X3 series... >>

Now Dell is hiking prices for all its products due to Brexit

Now Dell is hiking prices for all its products due to Brexit

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If you want to buy a Dell laptop, you better get it now.Mere days after OnePlus responded to the recent drop in value of the British Pound by raising the price of its OnePlus 3 smartphone, Dell has now confirmed to The Register that it too will increase... >>

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

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Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has ex-Google executive Hugo Barra on its board, is finally ready to release its elusive Mi Notebook onto the market.It has been long-rumoured, with the most recent speculation suggesting it would appear earlier this year.... >>

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

Microsoft deal offers US students a free Xbox One with Surface Pro 4

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Microsoft is announcing a massive Xbox One sale, but unfortunately for Brits, it's limited to students in the US.The Redmond-based company recently unveiled a newer, slimmer Xbox One called Xbox One S. It's therefore safe to assume Microsoft is now eager... >>

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

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When it comes to microSD card news, we normally get bored before writing it, but this boundary jump had to be covered. Western Digital has just revealed its latest SanDisk which is the fastest of its size and capacity on the planet.The Western Digital... >>

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update: New features, release date and everything you need to know

Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary Update: New features, release date and everything you need to know

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It's almost anniversary time.During its annual Build developer conference last March, Microsoft demoed the first major update to Windows 10. The company branded the update "Anniversary Update" (because it marks the 1-year anniversary of Windows 10's release)... >>

HP made an 11-inch Chromebook with a touchscreen display

HP made an 11-inch Chromebook with a touchscreen display

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Hewlett-Packard is adding the Chromebook 11 G5 to its lineup of Chrome OS-powered machines - and the most interesting thing about this laptop is that it comes with a touch display.This is HP's first Chromebook in the 11-inch range to offer a touchscreen.... >>

Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

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As is typical for Apple, the next version of the Mac operating system was just announced at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. And wouldn't you know it - it comes with a bunch of new features. Some major, some not so major. As... >>

Android Apps on Chrome: How to give your Chromebook an app-vantage

Android Apps on Chrome: How to give your Chromebook an app-vantage

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At its I/O conference in June this year, Google finally confirmed plans to bring Android apps to Chrome OS products. That means that soon you'll be able to fling Angry Birds from a catapult on your Chromebook and download a shedload of other apps you'd... >>

Old MacBook Pro being killed to make way for OLED version?

Old MacBook Pro being killed to make way for OLED version?

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Apple appears to be putting its older MacBook Pro laptops out to pasture, potentially to make way for the rumoured new model with an OLED touch panel.According to sources of AppleInsider, and its own research, Apple has begun to stop shipping the old... >>

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

This Microsoft video shows what Chrome does to a laptop battery

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If you're like us, you have a love-hate relationship with Chrome.Google's web browser is fast, secure, and loaded with powerful features - so, naturally, it's one of the most popular browsers today. However, it's becoming clear that it isn't exactly the... >>

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future

BT Smart Hub: BT's new Hub is faster, smarter and ready for the future

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BT has announced its latest router, called the BT Smart Hub, and claims it has the most powerful Wi-Fi signal of all its broadband rivals, to ensure a connection that's even faster and more stable.Although it doesn't officially carry a Home Hub name with... >>

MacBook Pro OLED concept photos will make you want the rumoured feature more than ever

MacBook Pro OLED concept photos will make you want the rumoured feature more than ever

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Apple's developer conference, WWDC, is predominantly known for updating developers on the latest progress in the company's range of operating systems from iOS to OS X.This year, rumours are flying around that the company will announce an update to its... >>

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review: Taking on the Microsoft Surface Pro
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review: Taking on the Microsoft Surface Pro

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Not so long ago Samsung pulled out of the laptop market in the UK, which came as a bit of a shock. It also showed the electronic manufacturer's hand and forward-thinking, to some degree, given that tablet and laptop markets have largely converged in recent... >>

Boosty review: Banish broadband outage with this mini mobile-connected router

Boosty review: Banish broadband outage with this mini mobile-connected router

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Ah, flaky broadband. The bane of first world existence. But, actually, a real pain in the backside when you're in the middle of a Skype call and it drops dead. Or you're streaming Game of Thrones and someone shuts the door (rather than, ahem, holds it)... >>

Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Air 2 review: Now showing on the big screen

Manfrotto Digital Director for iPad Air 2 review: Now showing on the big screen

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The Manfrotto Digital Director is an intelligent shell that fits around the iPad Air 2, connecting it to your separate camera so you can utilise the tablet's 9.7-inch screen to manage your workflow, plus manage your camera's settings.There's no camera-fiddling... >>

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

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During this year’s Computex show in Taipei we got to spend some time checking out Gigabyte’s latest gaming laptops: the Aorus series. And what we were treated to were a mixture of already impressive machines and exciting in-the-pipeline news.We kick off... >>

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

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Gigabyte was showing off its gaming ultrabook range at this year’s Computex and they were eye-catching to say the least. Fantastic specs combined with super long battery life make for real competitors in this area.The Gigabyte Aero 14 leads these are... >>

Apple 5K Thunderbolt Display to upgrade your Mac with its own GPU?

Apple 5K Thunderbolt Display to upgrade your Mac with its own GPU?

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Apple is reportedly set to unveil the next generation of Thunderbolt Display at WWDC 2016 in just a few weeks. It's expected to pack a 5K display and a graphics processor unit built-in for support.Sources of 9to5mac claim that the 5K Thunderbolt Display... >>

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

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Virtual reality is steadily coming into its own with a slew of new products on show this year at Computex. And some are not what you'd expect.Prior to this year’s show, three companies, HP, gaming giant MSI and mini PC maker Zotac, announced a new... >>

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

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Alongside the powerful Transformer 3 Pro, Asus also launched the Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini at this year’s Computex in Taiwan.The Transformer 3 is a super thin 2-in-1 at just 6.9 mm thick and weighs in at 695g. With the keyboard dock you’re... >>

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

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Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight.The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... >>

World’s largest E Ink display is the USB-powered monitor your eyes have been burning for

World’s largest E Ink display is the USB-powered monitor your eyes have been burning for

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Paperlike is an E Ink monitor designed to act as a secondary display to give your eyes a break from your usual screen.Chinese company Dasung made the screen as what it claims is the world's largest E Ink display at 13.3-inches. Not only that but it's... >>

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

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Kanex has been making Apple accessories for quite some time now, but its latest could be seen as a Godsend for all those with 12-inch Retina MacBooks.The Kanex GoPower for Mac is a 15,000mAh portable battery that can fully charge a MacBook and iPhone... >>

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

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Apple's WWDC is just around the corner and 2016 is due for a refreshed line of MacBook laptops to add to the recently released 12-inch Retina model. This time though it might be more than just a refresh. Apple could introduce independently network connected... >>

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

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The next update to Apple's MacBook Pro line could be one of the most significant so far. Reportedly, Apple is ditching the function keys in favour of a new OLED display touch bar.While Apple will no doubt roll out updates to its MacBook Pro line this... >>

Chromebooks will soon run Android apps: Will yours get Google Play access?

Chromebooks will soon run Android apps: Will yours get Google Play access?

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Google has announced something major at Google I/O 2016: Chrome OS will soon have access to Google Play, meaning Android apps will finally be able to run on your Chromebook. That's right. Now pick your jaw up from the floor.The company published a blog... >>

Dell Latitude 7000 review: Design means business, battery life doesn't
3.5 stars

Dell Latitude 7000 review: Design means business, battery life doesn't

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For years we've heard tablets are killing laptops. But would we trade in our MacBooks for an iPad and an on-screen keyboard? Only if the alternative was having to ram an Apple Pencil down each fingernail.The Dell Latitude 7000 2-in-1 is a 12.5-inch device... >>

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080: Release date, price and why it's the best gaming card ever

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Nvidia has unveiled a PC graphics card for 2016 based on its new Pascal architecture. That essentially means that it is a massive step up from what has come before - even the mighty Titan X.The Pascal GPU architecture has greater memory bandwidth and... >>

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

Free Windows 10 downloads finishing soon: How to get it before you pay

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All good things must come to an end. Microsoft launched Windows 10 last summer, and when it did, the company made Windows users an offer they couldn't refuse: reserve a free copy of the software for your PC, and upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1... >>

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

WhatsApp wants to take over your Windows 10 or OS X desktop

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WhatsApp is heavily rumoured to be developing a native application for Windows 10 and OS X.It is possible to connect to your WhatsApp profile and display messages through a browser, but that only works through your phone. WhatsApp Web simply syncs through... >>

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

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HP has unveiled an addition to its Chromebook range that offers similar spec to the recently released 2016 model of the MacBook.However, it costs almost a third of Apple's computer.The HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 (£342) while the entry-level superslim... >>

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, more countries than Three

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges, more countries than Three

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Tesco Mobile has ditched roaming charges for its network customers who travel around Europe this summer. What's more, its new Home From Home scheme covers more countries than Three's equivalent service.Pay monthly or pay as you go customers will be able... >>

Your EE 4G phone will work "everywhere you go" by 2020

Your EE 4G phone will work "everywhere you go" by 2020

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EE has revealed that it is on track to cover 95 per cent of the UK landmass with 4G coverage by the end of the decade. That will represent an increase of 35 per cent in just four years.The only places that will not be covered by 2020 are "where people... >>

Acer Predator G1 desktop comes with its own suitcase... for first 1,000 punters

Acer Predator G1 desktop comes with its own suitcase... for first 1,000 punters

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We had an inkling that Acer was going to lift the lid on new Predator gear at its global press conference in New York. Front and centre of its line-up is the new Predator G1 desktop.Which, it turns out, is sort-of portable. It even comes with its own... >>