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Apple aware of MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, working on fix

Apple aware of MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, working on fix

By Stuart Miles

Apple has confirmed that it is aware of a glitch with the new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models just announced that sees the keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive at times."Apple is aware of rare circumstances where the built-in keyboard... Read more

Dell responds after customers claim laptop smells like 'cat urine'

Dell responds after customers claim laptop smells like 'cat urine'

By Jake Smith

Several Dell Latitude 6430u Ultrabook users have reported their machine having the "smell of cat urine." A lengthy support thread dating back to August surfaced on Dell's website, creating a bit of Wednesday afternoon hilarity among the tech community. "The... Read more

It's official: Dell goes private, completes transaction

It's official: Dell goes private, completes transaction

By Elyse Betters

Dell just announced that it has completed its go-private transaction, and is now a private company.Michael Dell, Dell's founder, chairman and CEO, and Silver Lake Partners, a leading global technology investment firm, have officially acquired Dell. Dell... Read more

Lenovo live stream for 30 October event right here, with Ashton Kutcher hosting

Lenovo live stream for 30 October event right here, with Ashton Kutcher hosting

By Luke Edwards

Lenovo is set to make an announcement online. We found the live stream on the Lenovo Twitter account so you can sit back and be the first to hear what's coming next. The event, scheduled for 30 October, will be presented by Ashton Kutcher and feature... Read more

Apple designer Jony Ive creates red Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity

Apple designer Jony Ive creates red Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity

By Jake Smith

Apple impressed when it unveiled the redesigned Mac Pro at WWDC 2013 in June and subsequently announced a release date at its latest event. But now Apple designer Jony Ive and design partner Marc Newson have another trick up their sleeve with a Mac... Read more

OS X Mavericks tips and tricks: Here's what your Mac can do now

OS X Mavericks tips and tricks: Here's what your Mac can do now

By Stuart Miles

You've just installed OS X Mavericks on your shiny MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or even Mac Pro (you lucky thing) and now wondering what new tricks you get, what tips are best to get the most out of the new operating system, and how you can become... Read more

Apple OS X Mavericks review
5.0 stars

Apple OS X Mavericks review

By Stuart Miles

The latest Apple OS X operating system, version 10.9, better known as Mavericks, has arrived. And it's a free upgrade to anyone running OS X Snow Leopard and above.Not only does Mavericks kill off the animal-based naming system, it also promises a host... Read more

Mac Pro (2013) vs Mac Pro (2012): What's the difference?

Mac Pro (2013) vs Mac Pro (2012): What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Apple has announced the release date and pricing details for the new, cylindrical Mac Pro. It looks nothing like the 2012 Mac Pro, and the price hike it comes with is just as drastic too.Apple has explained away the £2,499 price tag for the base model... Read more

Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs Retina MacBook Pro (2012): What's the difference?

Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs Retina MacBook Pro (2012): What's the difference?

By Jake Smith

Apple has officially announced its next-generation Retina MacBook Pro, the laptop considered to be the go-to among students, professionals, and those looking for a bit of play. You may be curious to see what changes the new MacBook Pro brings over the... Read more

Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)

Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)

By Stuart Miles

Following the launch of the Mac Pro in June we've now seen the desktop computer in the flesh, not behind glass at the Apple 22 October event. The Mac Pro will be available in December and cost $2999 or £2499. We will be getting one if for review nearer... Read more

Apple Mac Pro to release in December for £2,499

Apple Mac Pro to release in December for £2,499

By Elyse Betters

Apple executives are live on stage at the 22 October media event, where the company has just shown off and given more details on the new Mac Pro.Apple has already unveiled the Mac Pro but has yet to release it. The company first introduced the cylindrical... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Haswell debuts, touting better battery life and price drops

Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Haswell debuts, touting better battery life and price drops

By Elyse Betters

Apple executives are live on stage at the company's 22 October media event, introducing a variety of refreshed products such as new MacBook Pros.Apple's MacBook Airs have already received the latest Intel Haswell processors, but the MacBook Pro line has... Read more

OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know

OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know

By Stuart Miles

Apple OS X Mavericks. That's the new name for Apple's new operating system that boasts a huge number of changes and improvements over the previous OS X Mountain Lion. It also drops the big cats name, opting instead for Mavericks, a famous surfing beach... Read more

Microsoft Surface 2 goes on sale amid the Nokia Lumia 2520, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 launches

Microsoft Surface 2 goes on sale amid the Nokia Lumia 2520, iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 launches

By Rik Henderson

We're officially coining the phrase "Tablet Tuesday" as today, 22 October, we're being swamped by the things.As well as Nokia announcing the Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 tablet during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi this morning, Apple is fully expected to unveil... Read more

After Nexus 5, LG could be looking to continue Google partnership with Chromebook

After Nexus 5, LG could be looking to continue Google partnership with Chromebook

By Rik Henderson

We will more than likely have to wait for another week or so for the LG-made Nexus 5 smartphone to make its official debut, but that hasn't stopped LG from looking to exploit other opportunities in partnership with software giant Google.It is said that... Read more

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
4.0 stars

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

By Mike Lowe

Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in.Its name might sound like... Read more

Apple launches MacBook Air replacement program for failing flash drives

Apple launches MacBook Air replacement program for failing flash drives

By Jake Smith

Apple has launched a free-of-charge MacBook Air flash storage replacement program for affected units sold between June 2012 through June 2013. The issues that prompted the scheme revolve around dying SSDs, causing users to lose crucial data.Apple has... Read more

Lenovo's A10 convertible debuts - its first laptop powered by Android 4.2

Lenovo's A10 convertible debuts - its first laptop powered by Android 4.2

By Elyse Betters

PDF manual leaks from earlier this month suggested Lenovo was ready to launch a convertible reminiscent of its Yoga 2 Pro. Now the company has officially debuted that Android-powered device.Called the Lenovo A10, it's the company's first laptop running... Read more

HP Chromebook 11 review
3.0 stars

HP Chromebook 11 review

By Stuart Miles

The Google Chromebook is an interesting experience and proposition. For your money you get a browser-based operating system that is easy to use, but limited by the fact that you need to be online to really be able to use it to its full potential. Despite... Read more

Official: Apple to host event on 22 October

Official: Apple to host event on 22 October

By Luke Edwards

The rumoured 22 October Apple launch event has become fact, as the coveted invitations have just arrived. The fruit giant recently launched its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but there was no mention of the new iPads, Macbooks or Mavericks OS X we expected... Read more

New Logitech Wireless Mouse M560 uses dedicated Windows 8 button for instant Apps Switch

New Logitech Wireless Mouse M560 uses dedicated Windows 8 button for instant Apps Switch

By Luke Edwards

Logitech has today announced a new wireless mouse aimed at making the Windows 8 experience even easier to navigate.The M560 is a full-size sculpted device that should be comfortable for left or right-handed users. But what makes it exciting is the Windows... Read more

Bring it together: Asus unveils stylish all-in-one PC running Windows 8

Bring it together: Asus unveils stylish all-in-one PC running Windows 8

By Jake Smith

Asus has taken the wraps off an impressive looking All-in-One PC, dubbed with the confusing name of "ET2321." The new computer was shown in a marketing video posted by ASUS on its YouTube account on Monday, but there's no sign of it on the company's official... Read more

Notable Apple analyst predicts 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, cheaper iMac, iPad w/ better screen

Notable Apple analyst predicts 2014: 12-inch Retina MacBook, cheaper iMac, iPad w/ better screen

By Jake Smith

Often reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is out with a new research note with claims of Apple's plans for 2014 (or at least some of them). Here at Pocket-lint we typically try to stay away from what analysts have to say, but Kuo has been... Read more

Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?

Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?

By Stuart Miles

Acer and HP have just announced budget Chromebook laptops that promise to be cheaper, lighter, thinner and quicker than the previous offerings, but with both vying for your budget bucks what's the difference between the two?Screen size and DisplayBoth... Read more

Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

By Stuart Miles

Google has just announced the HP Chromebook 11, but Acer doesn't care about that. It's got its own, cheaper Chromebook to announce; the Acer Chromebook C720.The new device will cost £199 in the UK - £30 cheaper than the HP offering, - and be available... Read more

Lenovo leaks IdeaPad A10 PDF manuals on website, revealing specs for Android 4.2 device

Lenovo leaks IdeaPad A10 PDF manuals on website, revealing specs for Android 4.2 device

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo is apparently ready to launch a 10-inch hybrid that's very reminiscent of its Yoga 2 Pro, though the specs indicate it's a lower-end product offering.Called the IdeaPad A10, Lenovo's tablet-laptop combo is an Android 4.2 device with a Rockchip... Read more

HP Chromebook 11 announced, coming to UK care of Currys & PC World

HP Chromebook 11 announced, coming to UK care of Currys & PC World

By Rik Henderson

Google has announced another collaboration with HP for its Chromebook series of cloud computers. The HP Chromebook 11 is smaller than the previous Pavilion Chromebook 14 - the clue is in the title - and comes in a variety of fun colour schemes.Although... Read more

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review
5.0 stars

Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

By Stuart Miles

With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch... Read more

Mac OS X Mavericks imminent, Gold Master edition goes out to developers

Mac OS X Mavericks imminent, Gold Master edition goes out to developers

By Rik Henderson

Apple has released the Gold Master edition of the new version of its laptop and desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, to developers, giving the strongest indication yet that it is about to publicly unleash it.The "GM seed" stage of the project means... Read more

Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display

Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display

By Chris Hall

Dell has announced an update to its XPS line, with the XPS 15 benefiting not only from the latest Haswell Intel Core processors, but also an UltraSharp high-resolution display.The Dell XPS 15 stands as an obvious competitor to the 15-inch MacBook Pro... Read more

Dell XPS 15, 13, 11 updates bring UltraSharp displays, Haswell power

Dell XPS 15, 13, 11 updates bring UltraSharp displays, Haswell power

By Chris Hall

Dell has announced refreshes to its XPS line of Ultrabooks, with the XPS 15 is getting a 3600 x 1800 resolution display, hardware updates for the XPS 13 and formal announcement of the XPS 11. Starting at the top, the Dell XPS 15 is a powerhouse, with... Read more

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

Western Digital MyCloud NAS drives: Cloudy with a chance of 4TB of storage

By Ian Morris

Cloud storage is expensive, especially when you're talking about using it for 4TB of data. So Western Digital wants to sell you a cloud all of your own, for a one-off price and no monthly subscription. It's a NAS drive, like Western Digital's other devices,... Read more

It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private

It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private

By Elyse Betters

Dell has just announced that it has completed all of its pre-merger regulatory clearances, meaning the deal to go private in 2014 is now done and official.The clearances were for the consummation of the merger transaction in which Michael Dell, Dell’s... Read more

SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 will OCR search for text within photos

SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 will OCR search for text within photos

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has already announced that SkyDrive will get optical character recognition, but the company has just now confirmed the feature will roll out over the coming weeks and arrive for Windows 8.1′s Smart Search.Bing powers the OCR feature in SkyDrive,... Read more

Microsoft shows Start Button in new Windows 8.1 ad

Microsoft shows Start Button in new Windows 8.1 ad

By Jake Smith

Microsoft has released its first video advertisement for Windows 8.1 on its YouTube channel. In the run-up to the launch of Windows 8.1 on 18 October, Microsoft takes 30 seconds to guide software-hopefuls through the OS's new features. Most prominently,... Read more

iMac 2013 now features Haswell processor like MacBook Air

iMac 2013 now features Haswell processor like MacBook Air

By Stuart Miles

Now that the iPhone is out, Apple has turned its attention to its desktop range, the iMac.Apple has announced that it has updated its iMac to include the new Haswell processor from Intel, new graphics, and faster Wi-Fi and PCIe storage options, although... Read more

HP announces world first Leap Motion laptop and the first fanless ultrabook cum tablet with Haswell innards

HP announces world first Leap Motion laptop and the first fanless ultrabook cum tablet with Haswell innards

By Luke Edwards

HP has just unveiled two very interesting new laptops, the HP Envy17 Leap Motion Special Edition with Leap Motion gesture controls built-in and the other, HP Spectre13 x2 with fanless Haswell processors and a detachable ultrabook design.The HP Envy17... Read more

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your fashion sense

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your fashion sense

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Just because you like tech doesn't mean you have to dress like a nerd from a 1980s movie. We talk to Matt Hambly deputy editor of Esquire Weekly magazine and the Esquire Weekly iPad app to find out how we can use tech to help us improve our fashion sense.How... Read more

Full version of Windows 8.1 priced at $120; Windows 8 users can upgrade free

Full version of Windows 8.1 priced at $120; Windows 8 users can upgrade free

By Jake Smith

Ahead of the launch of Windows 8.1 on 18 October, Microsoft has officially detailed how it plans to launch the massive operating system update to the masses. Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 available to current Windows 8 users for free. Windows 7 users... Read more

Buy a Samsung Chromebook 3G and get 100MB free a month with a Globalgig SIM

Buy a Samsung Chromebook 3G and get 100MB free a month with a Globalgig SIM

By Luke Edwards

Globalgig, the 3G data service, has announced a partnership with Samsung that gives users free data.Buy a Samsung Chromebook 3G to get a free Globalgig SIM that comes with 100MB of free data each month for a year. And since Globalgig is an international... Read more