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MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Everything you need to know
MacOS 10.14 Mojave: Everything you need to know By Maggie Tillman

Apple's latest version of macOS is here. Called macOS Mojave, it's version 10.14 of Apple's Mac operating system. Every year, Apple names macOS after California-inspired locations. This year, it was inspired by the desert (hence, Mojave).As part of the... Read more

macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14?
macOS Mojave system requirements: which Macs support macOS 10.14? By Rik Henderson

Apple's macOS Mojave (10.14) is here. It's the next version of macOS, the operating system that powers Apple Mac computers. While iOS 12 will work on all the same devices that can run iOS 11 and tvOS 12 will run on the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV 4th generation,... Read more

What’s the best HP laptop for business? Five great laptops compared
What’s the best HP laptop for business? Five great laptops compared By Pocket-lint Promotion

Do you need to turbo-charge your office? If your laptops are feeling a little lethargic, then it could be time to upgrade. HP is a great laptop manufacturer that has plenty to offer all walks of budget and all walks of work. Whether you need a lightweight... Read more

Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative By Dan Grabham

Few companies have produced affordable Windows devices that are firstly desirable and secondly portable. So Microsoft has decided it's time to step into the ring with the Surface Go: an entry-level 2-in-1 to the Surface range, sitting below the Surface... Read more

Full renders of Google Pixelbook “Nocturne” leak
Full renders of Google Pixelbook “Nocturne” leak By Rik Henderson

We've previously heard rumours of at least one new Google Pixelbook coming, but now we have clear pictures too.Renders were spotted on the website of Brydge, a company that usually makes keyboards of iPads. The accidentally posted shots allegedly show... Read more

Lenovo Miix 630 review: Ultra long-lasting 2-in-1 has a few too many issues
3.5 stars Lenovo Miix 630 review: Ultra long-lasting 2-in-1 has a few too many issues By Mike Lowe

The Lenovo Miix 630 is a Windows laptop that uses the same Qualcomm CPUs seen in top phones. Well, 2017's top phones. This helps it last absolutely ages off a charge. And we really mean ages.However, there are a few problems. It runs a training wheels... Read more

Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month
Microsoft could launch Surface Laptop 2 in black next month By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft is getting ready to launch new Surface hardware next month, and one of those devices could be a black Surface Laptop 2.The company has avoided using black colours since it launched the Surface RT years ago in a black “VaporMg” magnesium... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review (13-inch): A pricey powerhouse
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review (13-inch): A pricey powerhouse By Dan Grabham

Apple has revamped its MacBook Pro Touch Bar range, delivering a laptop that's more powerful than the 2017 version, albeit with the same external design. Not changing the design this time out isn't significant as competitors – like Dell with its competing... Read more

Google Pixelbook 2 coming soon? Evidence suggests yes
Google Pixelbook 2 coming soon? Evidence suggests yes By Maggie Tillman

Google recently announced an October event, and everyone expects the Pixel 3 to debut at the show, but a new Pixelbook might also appear.There have been several reports about Google developing not one, but two, new versions of the Chrome OS-powered Pixelbook... Read more

Surprise! Microsoft is holding a Surface event on 2 October
Surprise! Microsoft is holding a Surface event on 2 October By Maggie Tillman

One week before Google unveils its next Pixel phone in New York City, Microsoft will be there holding its own hardware event.The company has announced an autumn press event in New York City next month. The invite asks the media for "a moment of your time",... Read more

Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 initial review: A premium Chromebook without the big price tag
0.0 stars Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 initial review: A premium Chromebook without the big price tag By Dan Grabham

Chromebooks are traditionally either dirt cheap or super expensive. But Dell has decided to do something a little bit different with its new Chromebook which we saw during Showstoppers' IFA 2018 event. Indeed, the most interesting thing about it is where... Read more

Next Windows 10 major update will arrive in October with obvious name
Next Windows 10 major update will arrive in October with obvious name By Maggie Tillman

Microsoft has announced some new details about the next major version of Windows 10, including what it's called and when you can get it.Previously codenamed Redstone 5, the update is now called “Windows 10 October 2018 Update”. It will arrive this... Read more

Here are all the new Chromebook laptops Lenovo unveiled at IFA 2018
Here are all the new Chromebook laptops Lenovo unveiled at IFA 2018 By Maggie Tillman

Lenovo makes a tonne of laptops, and it's adding a premium Chromebook and two cheaper models to its already full stable.The company, which has five separate brands for laptops (ThinkPad, IdeaPad, Yoga, Lenovo, and Legion), each of which have multiple... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the anti-MacBook of the Windows laptop world
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the anti-MacBook of the Windows laptop world By Andrew Williams

Lenovo has announced a new entry in its much-loved ThinkPad X1 series, the X1 Extreme.Many of the touchstones of X1 Carbon laptops are here. In a climate of shallow keyboards, it still has a chunky ThinkPad key response, the in-keyboard mouse “nipple”... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C930 initial review: Going full-on Dolby... and delightful as a result
Lenovo Yoga C930 initial review: Going full-on Dolby... and delightful as a result By Mike Lowe

Lenovo has long been refining its Yoga laptop range, with the top-tier C930 setting the limits for the 2018 range. This so-called three-in-one laptop has a 360-degree hinge to reposition the product between laptop, tent, stand and tablet modes. Beyond... Read more

Lenovo’s new Yoga laptops focus on sound and vision, Dolby Vision
Lenovo’s new Yoga laptops focus on sound and vision, Dolby Vision By Andrew Williams

Lenovo has announced three new premium Yoga-series laptops, the Yoga C930, Yoga Book C930 and Yoga S730.The Lenovo Yoga C930 is the priciest of the three, starting at 1499 Euro. It’s also the laptop most recognisably part of the Lenovo Yoga family.It’s... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Book 2 initial review: The keyless laptop returns... and it's crazier than ever
Lenovo Yoga Book 2 initial review: The keyless laptop returns... and it's crazier than ever By Mike Lowe

Back in 2016, when Lenovo launched a laptop with no physical keyboard called the Yoga Book, it was one of the barmiest and most exciting product launches in the laptop space for years. As it transpired, however, the Yoga Book felt like it had one foot... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 14 has touch display as a mouse pad but in a smaller package
Asus ZenBook Pro 14 has touch display as a mouse pad but in a smaller package By Rik Henderson

Asus has announced plenty of new notebooks during IFA 2018 but one particularly stands out. That's because it is a 14-inch version of the ZenBook Pro 15 laptop we saw at Computex yet comes with a similar ScreenPad touchscreen mouse pad.Instead of a regular... Read more

Asus ZenBook 14 Pro initial review: Pro for when on the go
Asus ZenBook 14 Pro initial review: Pro for when on the go By Mike Lowe

There's the latest ZenBook models – like the snazzy 13-inch model, as unveiled at IFA 2019 – and then there's the step-up ZenBook Pro models, with the new 14-inch device being a serious slab of laptop for the more creatively demanding user.How so?... Read more

Asus’s latest ZenBook laptops are smaller and tougher than ever
Asus’s latest ZenBook laptops are smaller and tougher than ever By Andrew Williams

Asus showed off new versions of its 13, 14 and 15-inch ZenBook laptops at IFA 2018, complete with military spec frames and NanoEdge displays.Asus’s standard ZenBook laptops are reliably solid, well-priced laptops that are usually easy to recommend.... Read more

Asus ZenBook 13 (UX333) initial review: Bezels, be gone!
Asus ZenBook 13 (UX333) initial review: Bezels, be gone! By Mike Lowe

In 2018 it's a rapid race to see which manufacturer can deliver a laptop with the least bezel. And Asus isn't mucking around when it comes to the ZenBook series, with the late 2018 model sporting a 95 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Well, ok, it is mucking... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and 15 are super-compact convertible laptops
Asus ZenBook Flip 13 and 15 are super-compact convertible laptops By Andrew Williams

Asus has trimmed down its Flip 13 and 15 360-degree hinge laptops to make them more portable than ever.We’re no strangers to Asus’s Flip laptops. They have flip-over screens so you can use these laptops in a “tent” position or as a completely... Read more

Acer goes all fancy with aluminium Chromebook 514
Acer goes all fancy with aluminium Chromebook 514 By Rik Henderson

During its pre-IFA media briefing, Acer announced an addition to its Chromebook range that is designed for looks and durability, as well as affordability.The Acer Chromebook 514 has a metallic chassis, with a lightweight aluminium build that is durable... Read more

Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3: the lightest laptop, and then the most ordinary
Acer Swift 5 and Swift 3: the lightest laptop, and then the most ordinary By Andrew Williams

Acer has lifted the lid on the Swift 5, shown off earlier this year as the “lightest 15-inch laptop in the world”, and tweaked Swift 3 models.Today’s highlight is the 15-inch Acer Swift 5. Acer has already announced this model, but we knew almost... Read more

Acer’s Aspire line-up offers a laptop for just about everyone
Acer’s Aspire line-up offers a laptop for just about everyone By Andrew Williams

Acer has announced its new Aspire line-up, full of laptops for people who want plenty of substance without the cost of a super-slim and stylish model.The Acer Aspire 7 is the top pick, and the one most ready for fun. This 15.6-inch laptop uses either... Read more

Dell refreshes its Inspiron laptop line with new hybrids
Dell refreshes its Inspiron laptop line with new hybrids By Andrew Williams

Dell has announced new Inspiron laptops perfect for people who don’t want to spent the amount an XPS model costs.First up is the Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1. This is not a brand new line, but you’ll soon be able to get this mid-range hybrid in 13-inch,... Read more

Why you’re better off with an HP Omen gaming laptop than an Alienware
Why you’re better off with an HP Omen gaming laptop than an Alienware By Pocket-lint Promotion

You can trace the birth of gaming laptops back to 1996, when a company called Alienware first opened its doors for business. The wackily named company had cannily spotted a gap in the nascent laptop market for high-end portable PCs aimed at gamers. It... Read more

Apple might unveil a new Mac Mini and MacBook Air soon
Apple might unveil a new Mac Mini and MacBook Air soon By Maggie Tillman

Apple has been rumoured to be working on new Macs, and a new report from Bloomberg seems to mirror much of what's already been said.According to Bloomberg, a complete refresh to the MacBook Air is coming. This “low-cost” laptop will arrive with slimmer... Read more

Nvidia's new RTX 2080 cards: Your PC games will never be the same
Nvidia's new RTX 2080 cards: Your PC games will never be the same By Maggie Tillman

Nvidia announced its next-generation graphics cards during an extravagant event ahead of Gamescom 2018 in Germany. And they herald a new era for PC gaming.Part of a new GeForce RTX family, the 20-series, the cards are incredibly powerful yet start at... Read more

Logitech's latest unusual mouse will ease wrist strain
Logitech's latest unusual mouse will ease wrist strain By Dan Grabham

Would you use this? It's a "vertical" mouse that's designed to reduce forearm strain and wrist pressure because you use it with your hand in the handshake position. According to Forrester, 57 percent of computer users experience pain and discomfort... Read more

Nvidia vs AMD: how do they compare?
Nvidia vs AMD: how do they compare? By David Nield

When it comes to computer graphics, two titans dominate the industry: Nvidia and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices). If you're wondering exactly how these two companies compare, and what the differences are between the hardware products they make, you've come... Read more

SSD vs HDD: What's the difference between flash storage and traditional hard drives?
SSD vs HDD: What's the difference between flash storage and traditional hard drives? By David Nield

Pick up an internal or external drive for your computer today and your choice is between a solid-state drive (SSD) and a more traditional hard disk drive (HDD). So what are the differences? And which one should you pick?Here we'll explain the ins and... Read more

Apple might launch new MacBook with 13-inch display in September
Apple might launch new MacBook with 13-inch display in September By Maggie Tillman

Apple plans to launch a new "entry-level" MacBook in September, according to a report by DigiTimes.This 13-inch MacBook will start at $1,200, the report said, and will be powered by 14-nanometer Kaby Lake CPU architecture. Keep in mind, earlier this year,... Read more

Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff
Apple announces savings on Macs, iPad Pro and more for students and education staff By Dan Grabham

It's back to school season, and Apple is feeling generous towards current and prospective students. As of today, Apple is giving students who buy select Mac and iPads either from an Apple Store or online, a free pair of Beats headphones.Students will... Read more

Asus Republic of Gamers announces the world's thinnest gaming laptop
Asus Republic of Gamers announces the world's thinnest gaming laptop By Adrian Willings

Asus' gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, has today announced the latest in its gaming laptop line-up with the Zephyrus S (GX531). This new machine is said to be the thinnest gaming laptop on the market - taking the reigning title from Razer's Blade 15. At... Read more

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 initial review: The world’s thinnest gaming laptop... for now
Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 initial review: The world’s thinnest gaming laptop... for now By Adrian Willings

There's an ongoing battle in the gaming laptop space to create the thinnest, most impressive and aesthetically pleasing devices. A series of ultrabook-styled laptops have appeared from the likes of MSI, Razer and more.The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 is... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th gen 2018) review: HDR screen makes for sometimes sensational laptop
4.0 stars Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th gen 2018) review: HDR screen makes for sometimes sensational laptop By Mike Lowe

The Lenovo ThinkPad series is already well-known for its business appeal. For the sixth-gen 2018 model the company has ramped up design to look even more suave and sophisticated standards, while cramming in features that many other laptops can only dream... Read more

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3
20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3 By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and while it was announced by Steve Jobs on 6 May 1998 (see video below), it was released on 15 August. So happy release birthday iMac!The iMac brought several major innovations,... Read more

Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report
Cheaper Apple MacBooks to enter production soon, report By Rik Henderson

Could we finally see the long-awaited Apple MacBook Air refresh soon? A report from inside the production chain suggests so.Digitimes claims that Apple partner Quanta has received "orders for Apple's new inexpensive notebooks". That is said to include... Read more

Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10
Higher-end Chromebooks will be able to run Windows 10 By Dan Grabham

Macs have been able to run Windows for some time and now it appears Google's Chromebooks will also get the same capability thanks to a new capability called Campfire. Some investigative work by XDA Developers has uncovered some code that is intended... Read more

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around
Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around By Adrian Willings

Setting out on a mission to find the very best gaming headsets was a daunting task. There are a multitude of options out there - wired, wireless, closed and open cup designs, stereo and surround sound headsets, oval and round earcups, leather and material... Read more

You will soon be able to afford a 4TB SSD for your PC
You will soon be able to afford a 4TB SSD for your PC By Rik Henderson

While solid-state drives have greatly grown in capacity in recent times, the prices charged for storage of a Terabyte and over are extortionate. They are generally for corporations rather than consumers.Samsung will soon buck the trend, however. It has... Read more

Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great
4.5 stars Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is one of the best larger portable laptops you can buy. But its key audience is likely to be made up of people who don't like MacBooks and who do have a lot of money to spend.However, the 2018 XPS 2-in-1 has an ultra-shallow keyboard... Read more

How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more
How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more By Adrian Willings

You've got an amazing gaming machine and a dedicated play space to enjoy it in, but if you've already upgraded your gaming PC to the max, what else can you do to improve your gaming area? Other than adding a beer fridge, a foot massager and a fancy gaming... Read more

Dixons Carphone data breach worse than thought: up to 10 million customers now affected
Dixons Carphone data breach worse than thought: up to 10 million customers now affected By Dan Grabham

Dixons Carphone has admitted that the 2017 data breach was actually worse than previously thought. "Our investigation... has identified that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed in 2017," says the Currys PC... Read more

A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use?
A new MacBook Air is (still) en route - but what processor will it use? By Dan Grabham

We've been banging on about the possibility of a new MacBook Air for some time, but we think that late 2018 will be the time for a new model. We'd expect a new MacBook Air to now to launch at Apple's September event featuring either Intel's third iteration... Read more

Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference?
Intel i5 vs Intel i7: what's the difference? By David Nield

Take a wander down the computer isle in your local electronics store, or have a browse online for the latest laptops and desktops, and you're likely to come across a lot of references to Intel i5 and Intel i7.So just what do these technical-sounding names... Read more

Choosing the right laptop: How to easily improve your portable productivity on the go
Choosing the right laptop: How to easily improve your portable productivity on the go By Pocket-lint Promotion

It's never been easier to work on the move, and it's never been easier to ensure that you get the most out of your laptop.Before you head to your local coffee shop and start cranking out the work, though, you've got to choose the right laptop. After all,... Read more

MacBook Pro throttling bug: What is it and has Apple fixed it?
MacBook Pro throttling bug: What is it and has Apple fixed it? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has confirmed a throttling issue with the new MacBook Pros.The company released a software update, a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, which addresses a new bug that causes eighth-generation quad-core and six-core Intel processors... Read more

Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here
3.5 stars Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here By Andrew Williams

Most of Acer's laptops are made for the average buyer, offering solid specs at a good price. Models like the Swift 3 are worth a look if the prices of MacBooks make you want to cry. Best laptops 2018: The top-rated Ultrabooks and ultra-portables The Acer... Read more

HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move
HP Omen laptops: No-compromise gaming on the move By Pocket-lint Promotion

There’s an easy way to tell whether someone you know is a truly committed, diehard gamer: simply ask them whether they play on a console or a PC. Sure, the current consoles on the market are comparatively cheap and easy to set up. But if you’re determined... Read more

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