Operating Systems archive

  • HTC Sense 4+: What's new?
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    HTC Sense 4+: What's new?

    By 2 October 2012

    The HTC Sense 4+ user interface for HTC Android phones will be coming to a mobile near you in the next two months - presuming you’ve got an HTC One X, HTC One S or HTC One XL, that is. Those who plump for the HTC One X+ will get the UI straight out...

  • HTC One X and S Android Jelly Bean update comes with HTC Sense 4+
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    HTC One X and S Android Jelly Bean update comes with HTC Sense 4+

    By 2 October 2012

    Both the HTC One S and HTC One X phones will receive the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS update starting in October, HTC has confirmed. At the announcement of the HTC One X+, which ships with Jelly Bean, Graham Wheeler, director of product management at HTC,...

  • Apple OS X 10.8.2 adds Facebook sharing to the desktop
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    Apple OS X 10.8.2 adds Facebook sharing to the desktop

    By 19 September 2012

    Apple has updated its desktop operating system Mac OS X on Wednesday night, alongside the roll-out of iOS 6, bringing a number of fixes and Facebook to the company's line of Mac computers. The new update, which is available now, weighs in at over 350MB...

  • iOS 6 coming to your existing iDevice on 19 September
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    iOS 6 coming to your existing iDevice on 19 September

    By 12 September 2012

    Apple has demoed iOS 6 running on the iPhone 5 at the announcement of the new Apple device in San Francisco, and confirmed that the launch date for iOS 6 is 19 September. iOS 6 was initially unveiled at WWDC in June, with a new mapping application offering...

  • Windows 8 will cost £24.99 for UK customers, Microsoft confirms
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    Windows 8 will cost £24.99 for UK customers, Microsoft confirms

    By 29 August 2012

    Fears that UK customers would have to pay over the odds for Windows 8 have rescinded, after it was revealed the cost in upgrading to Microsoft’s latest operating system will be £24.99. The Daily Mail has reported fears that British consumers would...

  • Windows 8 review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Windows 8 review

    By 29 August 2012

    It's fair to say that Windows 8 is just about the most controversial operating system for some time. The strange thing is, everyone knows what Microsoft is trying to do, and most people agree that it's actually heading in the right direction. The only...

  • Nokia introduces new web browser with Symbian Belle Refresh update
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    Nokia introduces new web browser with Symbian Belle Refresh update

    By 29 August 2012

    Proving that it’s not throwing all its eggs in one Windows phone 8 basket, Nokia has released an update to its Symbian OS, which sees a new web browser and homescreen widgets added to the mix. Called Symbian Belle Refresh, it introduces a new web browser...

  • Samsung makes Windows 8 start-up easier with S Launcher... risks the wrath of Apple again
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    Samsung makes Windows 8 start-up easier with S Launcher... risks the wrath of Apple again

    By 29 August 2012

    Samsung has added its own launcher, called (cunningly) the S Launcher, to Windows 8. It's a widget thatessentially acts like the start button on previous versions of Windows and helps those confused by the new form factor of the Microsoft operating system....

  • Get Windows 8 now: Free 90-day trial edition available to download
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    Get Windows 8 now: Free 90-day trial edition available to download

    By 16 August 2012

    Microsoft has made a 90-day trial version of Windows 8 available for download. It's intended for developers and IT professionals to evaluate the final build of the new operating system before its official release on 26 October, but anybody can check it...

  • More Windows RT manufacturers named as Microsoft Surface price revealed
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    More Windows RT manufacturers named as Microsoft Surface price revealed

    By 15 August 2012

    Samsung, Dell and Lenovo have joined Asus as manufacturers who will build PCs running Microsoft’s Windows RT.  Windows RT is a version of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system but runs only on devices with ARM chips. It will also only be...

  • Mountain Lion draining Mac's battery power?
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    Mountain Lion draining Mac's battery power?

    By 8 August 2012

    Some Macbook users are reporting that the battery life of their portable computers has dramatically reduced since installing Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion. Wired has tested the claims using a Macbook Pro with Retina display and it too found it lost about...

  • Windows Phone sales rise 277 per cent in a year, but still owns less than 4 per cent of smartphone market
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    Windows Phone sales rise 277 per cent in a year, but still owns less than 4 per cent of smartphone market

    By 7 August 2012

    The popularity of Windows Phone continues to grow, and that’s even before the arrival of Windows Phone 8 later this year. However, such was the gap in the market share that Microsoft’s smartphone operating system still accounts for only 3.2 per cent...

  • OS X Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in just four days
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    OS X Mountain Lion downloaded 3 million times in just four days

    By 30 July 2012

    A massive three million people have downloaded Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion in just four days, making it the manufacturer’s most successful OS X to date. The operating system is available for £13.99 and introduces Mac users to 200 new features including...

  • Is this the default Windows 8 wallpaper?
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    Is this the default Windows 8 wallpaper?

    By 27 July 2012

    Is this the default Windows 8 wallpaper? That's what rumours on the internet are suggesting after the image leaked online in China. The image depicts two daisies on a clear blue background - the first time the company has opted for a nature image since...

  • Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on
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    Facebook in OS X Mountain Lion details, we go hands-on

    By 25 July 2012

    Apple has confirmed to Pocket-lint that Facebook will be joining Twitter in being given system-level access to allow you to check and make status updates from anywhere at the click of a button. We've been playing with a developer preview of the new feature...

  • Apple OS X Mountain Lion review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mountain Lion review

    By 25 July 2012

    Mountain Lion is Apple's latest operating system and according to Apple heralds a new dawn in computing. Costing just £13.99, the question is not why should you upgrade, but what shiny new features will you get? We've been living with the full retail...

  • Will my Mac run Mountain Lion? And how can I upgrade if it does?
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    Will my Mac run Mountain Lion? And how can I upgrade if it does?

    By 25 July 2012

    It's here. OS X Mountain Lion is to be the latest and greatest update to Apple's Mac operating system. The problem, just as with Snow Leopard, is that a few Mac users are going to get left behind. So can your Mac run the new system? Should you grab a...

  • Apple OS X Mountain Lion release date: Wednesday 25 July
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    Apple OS X Mountain Lion release date: Wednesday 25 July

    By 24 July 2012

    Apple has confirmed that its new Operating System, OS X Mountain Lion, will be available to buy from its Apple Mac Store from Wednesday 25 July for just £13.99. The new version of the operating system adds a number of new features as the company looks...

  • Mountain Lion won't run on old Macs because of inferior graphics drivers
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    Mountain Lion won't run on old Macs because of inferior graphics drivers

    By 12 July 2012

    It’s bad news for some Mac users as it’s confirmed Apple’s new Mountain Lion operating system won’t be compatible with older versions.  Apple has listed which Macs are available for upgrade on its official Mountain Lion upgrade page. Though the...

  • Microsoft demonstrates its Windows To Go USB stick that upgrades your PC to Windows 8
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    Microsoft demonstrates its Windows To Go USB stick that upgrades your PC to Windows 8

    By 10 July 2012

    Microsoft has demonstrated how upgrading your Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 could be as simple as plugging in a USB stick. Microsoft used its WorldWide Partner Conference 2012 (WWPC 2012) to talk about its Windows 8 To Go stick that enables you to save your...

  • Apple OS X Mountain Lion final version now with developers
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    Apple OS X Mountain Lion final version now with developers

    By 10 July 2012

    Developers have now got their hands on the Golden Master version of Apple’s soon to arrive OS X Mountain Lion as they start working on new applications for the operating system. The fact that it sports the term Golden Master (GM) suggests this will...

  • Official: Windows 8 release date set for October
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    Official: Windows 8 release date set for October

    By 9 July 2012

    Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8 will go on sale around the world in October, with hardware manufacturers getting the new operating system in August so they can start bundling it with new PCs. "Windows 8 will reach general availability by the end...

  • Telefonica: Firefox OS better and cheaper than Android
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    Telefonica: Firefox OS better and cheaper than Android

    By 6 July 2012

    The upcoming arrival of the Mozilla Firefox mobile OS, also known as Boot to Gecko, has been given quite the backing, being described as better and cheaper than Android by the head of Telefonica O2 Europe. At the Telefonica Digital conference in London,...

  • Windows 8 upgrade pricing announced
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    Windows 8 upgrade pricing announced

    By 2 July 2012

    Microsoft has published a blog post today that puts all of us out of our misery. That's right, it's announced pricing for Windows 8, and it's a fairly wallet-friendly $39.99 (£25.50) to upgrade from Windows XP, Vista or 7. This price isn't without some...

  • OS X Mountain Lion release date announced - coming July
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    OS X Mountain Lion release date announced - coming July

    By 11 June 2012

    Apple's upgrade to its Mac computer operating system will be available to buy from July, the company has revealed. OS X Mountain Lion will be the ninth release of the software and feature more than 200 new features. Several of these new talents were...