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Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

Mac OS X Yosemite preview: Is this going to be Apple's best desktop OS yet?

By 23 July 2014

Times are changing at Apple. The days of not letting you know or see what the company is up to until it is on sale are no more and now, for the first time, Apple is letting the public play with its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the... >>

Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

Apple OS X Yosemite beta now available, here are 7 tips to get you started

By 23 July 2014

Apple for the first time in the company's history is letting the general public beta test its latest operating system, OS X Yosemite, ahead of the final release later in the year. Following in the footsteps of Microsoft who for the last couple of versions... >>

Apple turns to Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Space Invaders and Homer Simpson to sell new MacBook Air

Apple turns to Breaking Bad’s Walter White, Space Invaders and Homer Simpson to sell new MacBook Air

By 23 July 2014

Walter White in his Heisenberg guise is one of many icons used by Apple for its new MacBook Air TV advert. Showing just the back of the laptop and the iconic Apple symbol, the "Stickers" ad rattles through a large variety of customisations that include... >>

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

Microsoft Q4 2014 earnings: $4.6B net income, $23.3B revenue, and strong cloud sales

By 22 July 2014

Microsoft has posted its Q4 2014 earnings report. Earnings missed expectations, though revenue beat Wall Street forecasts. Specifically, the company reported $4.6 billion in net income on $23.38 billion in revenue. Although net income decreased from last... >>

Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

Google shows off Chrome OS redesign experiment, with windows stacked in card-like view

By 18 July 2014

Google is experimenting with a new version of its desktop OS, and parts of the interface looks completely different. In fact, it subtly resembles Android L. Following last month's introduction of Material Design, a part of the upcoming Android L release... >>

How to stop your gadgets from overheating in the summer heatwave

How to stop your gadgets from overheating in the summer heatwave

By 18 July 2014

The UK is finally seeing a bit of sun and heat this summer. So rare is this occasion that most people won't realise their gadgets could be damaged from overheating. We've put together this guide to make sure you don't lose speed or gadget life from the... >>

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

Microsoft to give Chromebooks some stiff competition this Christmas, says cheap PCs are coming

By 14 July 2014

Those of you want to buy cheap computers for your kids will have more options to consider beyond Google's Chromebook lineup this Christmas, it's claimed. Microsoft shined a spotlight on several new Windows-powered laptops and PCs at its partner conference... >>

Leaked Windows 9 Threshold build shows the Start menu is back

Leaked Windows 9 Threshold build shows the Start menu is back

By 14 July 2014

If you're hoping Microsoft will bring back the Start menu to Windows sometime soon, then feast your eyes on the latest Windows 9 Threshold leak. The Start menu pictured above provides a look at how Metro-style apps will look in the Start menu, though... >>

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

Raspberry Pi gets re-designed as B+ with upgraded connections and lower power consumption

By 14 July 2014

The all-in-one mini computer, Raspberry Pi, has been updated thanks to a re-designed model called B+. The B+ will consume less power than the Raspberry Pi thanks to its ability to use more peripherals without the need for a dedicated power source. It... >>

A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

A week in reviews: 7 - 11 July

By 12 July 2014

It's been a raucous week of cars, phones and more. We've given the BMW i8 hybrid supercar its first drive in Scotland, and have also been checking out the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron over in Vienna - more on the latter next week. But it's phones that have... >>