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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

MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

MasterPass: make credit card payments at home by swiping on your NFC laptop, literally

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to paying for goods we're already big fans of touch-to-pay NFC, available on a range of credit and debit cards and a growing number of participating stores. One quick tap - assuming the bill is not more than £20 - and that's it, all paid... Read more

Gigabyte Brix pocket gaming PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics, looks slick in yellow

Gigabyte Brix pocket gaming PC with Intel Iris Pro graphics, looks slick in yellow

By Mike Lowe

Increasing numbers of mini computing solutions - whether all-in-one handheld gaming units such as the Nvidia Shield or mini-PCs such as the Intel NUC - are appearing across the market. And Gigabyte - the Taiwanese company probably better known for the... Read more

Acer C7 Chromebook hands-on, the no-nonsense Haswell Chromebook improves over its predecessor

Acer C7 Chromebook hands-on, the no-nonsense Haswell Chromebook improves over its predecessor

By Mike Lowe

We got our mitts on the latest Acer C7 Chromebook at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. It's been some nine months since we saw the earlier C7 model, and with the new Intel Haswell chip on board this is a leaner, meaner machine. But it's still... Read more

HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model

HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model

By Mike Lowe

The HP Chromebook 14 is the latest - and joint-largest - Chromebook to show its face at this year's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco.The replacement for the earlier "Pavilion" Chromebook 14, the latest model is available in a number of different... Read more

WiGig delivers super-fast 1Gbit home network speeds, we test the forthcoming tech

WiGig delivers super-fast 1Gbit home network speeds, we test the forthcoming tech

By Mike Lowe

There's something inherently boring about wireless technology. Even people in wireless technology tell us this. But - sound the klaxon, just to wake you up - it's really important stuff and a lot of us would struggle to live without it.At this year's... Read more

New Chromebooks: 50 per cent battery life boost in upcoming Intel Haswell models

New Chromebooks: 50 per cent battery life boost in upcoming Intel Haswell models

By Mike Lowe

Chromebooks are set to get a big kick up the rear when it comes to battery life. Intel Haswell-based Chromebooks were announced today at the Intel Developers Forum 2013, promising 50 per cent battery life improvement over current-generation models. That's... Read more

Asus intros Transformer Book T100: the first two-in-one with Intel Bay Trail architecture

Asus intros Transformer Book T100: the first two-in-one with Intel Bay Trail architecture

By Mike Lowe

Jerry Shen, the Asus chief exec, was invited on stage in San Francisco for the day two keynote of the Intel Developers Forum 2013, where he revealed a new product: the Asus Transformer Book T100 two-in-one.Intel has just unveiled Bay Trail architecture,... Read more

Wacom Bamboo Pad adds gesture controls to digital stylus touchpad

Wacom Bamboo Pad adds gesture controls to digital stylus touchpad

By Luke Edwards

The new Bamboo Pad from Wacom offers a two-in-one experience with digital stylus drawing as well as touch gesture controls - ideal for Windows 8 and Mac OS X.The Bamboo Pad comes in USB wired and wireless versions, each is ultra-slim and supports multi-touch... Read more

Toshiba Satellite W30t hands-on: laptop-tablet hybrid pushes the budget angle

Toshiba Satellite W30t hands-on: laptop-tablet hybrid pushes the budget angle

By Mike Lowe

Every manufacturer is in on the two-in-one laptop-tablet combo, and Toshiba's Windows 8.1 offering - the 13.3-inch Satellite W30t - orbits the more budget end of the market. We got our hands-on the forthcoming hybrid at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.First... Read more

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your life

Be Inspired: How to use tech to improve your life

By Pocket-lint Promotion

We could all do better spending more time making life count. We talked to Ian McDermott, a Life coach and founder of  International Teaching Seminars (ITS), to find out how we can use tech to do just that.How can someone use technology to help improve... Read more

Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse gets a literal hands-on

Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse gets a literal hands-on

By Luke Edwards

We wrote about this super svelte mouse being announced only a while back and now here we are touching and tapping it for real. In a rare treat the reality is even better than the pictures.As you can imagine from a mouse of this size, it's light. But it's... Read more

Asus Transformer Book T300 hands-on: Move over Surface, Asus wins at HD laptop-meets-tablet design

Asus Transformer Book T300 hands-on: Move over Surface, Asus wins at HD laptop-meets-tablet design

By Mike Lowe

When it comes to laptop-meets-tablet devices Asus knows what it's doing. The latest Transformer Book T300 is proof of that - it's a super-high-resolution Windows 8 device that, from what we've seen at the IFA electronics show, has the upper hand compared... Read more

Apple OS X Mavericks set for October release, alongside new Macs?

Apple OS X Mavericks set for October release, alongside new Macs?

By Elyse Betters

Apple's OS X Mavericks is coming...in October.Tech website 9to5Mac - citing anonymous sources - claimed on Friday that Apple's next operating system for Macs will release in October. The California company originally unveiled OS X Mavericks at WWDC 2013... Read more

Asus Zenbook UX301 hands-on, Gorilla Glass-topped laptop is a stunner

Asus Zenbook UX301 hands-on, Gorilla Glass-topped laptop is a stunner

By Mike Lowe

With so many laptops on the market it takes something special to impress us. And that's exactly what the Asus Zenbook UX301 did at the IFA electronics show when we popped in to Asus' tranquil off-site showroom.The 13.3-inch stunner is slim and the topped... Read more