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Microsoft to update Windows 8 every month, with new features and tweaks

Microsoft to update Windows 8 every month, with new features and tweaks

By 9 August 2014

Instead of issuing major Windows 8 updates every few months or years, like the Windows 8.1 Update that debuted in April, Microsoft has announced it will adopt a more frequent update schedule going forward. Microsoft already has a regular monthly update... >>

Windows 9 Threshold to ditch Charms bar, add virtual desktops

Windows 9 Threshold to ditch Charms bar, add virtual desktops

By 7 August 2014

Microsoft wants the next major version of Windows to be noticeably different from Windows 8, so much so that the company plans to completely remove the Charms bar from its operating system and add virtual desktops, it is claimed. Following numerous reports... >>

Apple imagined a powerful Siri for Mac that is voice-prompted, reveals patent

Apple imagined a powerful Siri for Mac that is voice-prompted, reveals patent

By 7 August 2014

Apple has detailed how its virtual assistant Siri could work on Macs. It's long been assumed Siri would one day extend to desktops, beyond the voice dictation functionality currently available in Macs, but Apple has never actually confirmed that as a... >>

A week in reviews: 28 July - 1 August

A week in reviews: 28 July - 1 August

By 2 August 2014

There have been some serious bits of kit in the office this week: from phones to cameras and tablets to next-gen games. Top of the stack is the Nikon D810. It delivers more spec than many other DSLR cameras ever have, but does this 36-megapixel full-framer... >>

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014: Submit your entry form for consideration

By 1 August 2014

The time for us to get ready for the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2014 has started. This year, for our 11th Awards, we are going to be doing things a little bit differently and therefore asking for your help to nominate your favourite gadgets, whether you... >>

Asus X102B review
3.5 out of 5

Asus X102B review

By 31 July 2014

When you start to look at budget laptops, the first thing most people will tell you is to go with a Chromebook. Google's Chrome OS laptops from HP, Acer, and others are affordable, lightweight, and somewhat easy to use - so long as you've got an internet... >>

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, adds mighty processor bumps

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with Retina display line, adds mighty processor bumps

By 29 July 2014

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro with Retina display line by beefing up the processors and has increased the RAM to 16GB on all 15-inchers, not just the top model. Previously leaked through a Chinese crib sheet, the new range doesn't scrimp on specifications.... >>

Apple MacBook Pro Retina spec upgrade leaked

Apple MacBook Pro Retina spec upgrade leaked

By 28 July 2014

Apple should be updating the MacBook Pro Retina line soon with improved power specs. According to a photo of Apple's MacBook Pro Retina specs, leaked in China, an upgrade is due soon. We've already heard rumours of Apple updating its MacBook line but... >>

A week in reviews: 21 - 25 July

A week in reviews: 21 - 25 July

By 26 July 2014

After Apple unveiled Yosemite - the latest iteration of its OSX operating system - we've been rather excited about exploring it. And now the time has come: check out seven tips to get you started with Apple's latest. If operating system geekery isn't... >>

Retina Macbook Air and 4K Macs planned for October?

Retina Macbook Air and 4K Macs planned for October?

By 24 July 2014

Apple plans to release its next operating system, OS X Yosemite, this October. There could also be an appearance of a new 12-inch Retina MacBook Air and 4K desktop Mac. According to sources of 9to5mac, Apple is currently finishing work on its next-generation... >>