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Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

Apple MacOS Sierra: New features, release date and everything else you need to know

By Elyse Betters

As is typical for Apple, the next version of the Mac operating system was just announced at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. And wouldn't you know it - it comes with a bunch of new features. Some major, some not so major. As... Read more

Android Apps on Chrome: How to give your Chromebook an app-vantage

Android Apps on Chrome: How to give your Chromebook an app-vantage

By Cam Bunton

At its I/O conference in June this year, Google finally confirmed plans to bring Android apps to Chrome OS products. That means that soon you'll be able to fling Angry Birds from a catapult on your Chromebook and download a shedload of other apps you'd... Read more

Old MacBook Pro being killed to make way for OLED version?

Old MacBook Pro being killed to make way for OLED version?

By Luke Edwards

Apple appears to be putting its older MacBook Pro laptops out to pasture, potentially to make way for the rumoured new model with an OLED touch panel.According to sources of AppleInsider, and its own research, Apple has begun to stop shipping the old... Read more

MacBook Pro OLED concept photos will make you want the rumoured feature more than ever

MacBook Pro OLED concept photos will make you want the rumoured feature more than ever

By Stuart Miles

Apple's developer conference, WWDC, is predominantly known for updating developers on the latest progress in the company's range of operating systems from iOS to OS X.This year, rumours are flying around that the company will announce an update to its... Read more

Boosty review: Banish broadband outage with this mini mobile-connected router

Boosty review: Banish broadband outage with this mini mobile-connected router

By Mike Lowe

Ah, flaky broadband. The bane of first world existence. But, actually, a real pain in the backside when you're in the middle of a Skype call and it drops dead. Or you're streaming Game of Thrones and someone shuts the door (rather than, ahem, holds it)... Read more

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

Gigabyte gaming line-up expanded with Auros X7DT and X5S v5 powerhouses

By Cat Thomas

During this year’s Computex show in Taipei we got to spend some time checking out Gigabyte’s latest gaming laptops: the Aorus series. And what we were treated to were a mixture of already impressive machines and exciting in-the-pipeline news.We kick off... Read more

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

Gigabyte Aero 14 preview: Well spec'ed ultrabook for gamers

By Cat Thomas

Gigabyte was showing off its gaming ultrabook range at this year’s Computex and they were eye-catching to say the least. Fantastic specs combined with super long battery life make for real competitors in this area.The Gigabyte Aero 14 leads these are... Read more

Apple 5K Thunderbolt Display to upgrade your Mac with its own GPU?

Apple 5K Thunderbolt Display to upgrade your Mac with its own GPU?

By Luke Edwards

Apple is reportedly set to unveil the next generation of Thunderbolt Display at WWDC 2016 in just a few weeks. It's expected to pack a 5K display and a graphics processor unit built-in for support.Sources of 9to5mac claim that the 5K Thunderbolt Display... Read more

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

Are backpack VR PCs really a thing now? MSI, Zotac and HP think so

By Cat Thomas

Virtual reality is steadily coming into its own with a slew of new products on show this year at Computex. And some are not what you'd expect.Prior to this year’s show, three companies, HP, gaming giant MSI and mini PC maker Zotac, announced a new... Read more

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

Asus Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini debut at Computex 2016

By Rik Henderson

Alongside the powerful Transformer 3 Pro, Asus also launched the Transformer 3 and Transformer Mini at this year’s Computex in Taiwan.The Transformer 3 is a super thin 2-in-1 at just 6.9 mm thick and weighs in at 695g. With the keyboard dock you’re... Read more

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

By Cat Thomas

Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight.The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... Read more

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

Kanex GoPower Mac: USB Type-C portable battery charger for MacBook

By Rik Henderson

Kanex has been making Apple accessories for quite some time now, but its latest could be seen as a Godsend for all those with 12-inch Retina MacBooks.The Kanex GoPower for Mac is a 15,000mAh portable battery that can fully charge a MacBook and iPhone... Read more

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

New Apple MacBooks may have built-in 4G LTE network connection

By Luke Edwards

Apple's WWDC is just around the corner and 2016 is due for a refreshed line of MacBook laptops to add to the recently released 12-inch Retina model. This time though it might be more than just a refresh. Apple could introduce independently network connected... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Goodbye physical keys and hello OLED touch bar?

By Luke Edwards

The next update to Apple's MacBook Pro line could be one of the most significant so far. Reportedly, Apple is ditching the function keys in favour of a new OLED display touch bar.While Apple will no doubt roll out updates to its MacBook Pro line this... Read more

Chromebooks will soon run Android apps: Will yours get Google Play access?

Chromebooks will soon run Android apps: Will yours get Google Play access?

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced something major at Google I/O 2016: Chrome OS will soon have access to Google Play, meaning Android apps will finally be able to run on your Chromebook. That's right. Now pick your jaw up from the floor.The company published a blog... Read more

Dell Latitude 7000 review: Design means business, battery life doesn't
3.5 stars

Dell Latitude 7000 review: Design means business, battery life doesn't

By Andrew Williams

For years we've heard tablets are killing laptops. But would we trade in our MacBooks for an iPad and an on-screen keyboard? Only if the alternative was having to ram an Apple Pencil down each fingernail.The Dell Latitude 7000 2-in-1 is a 12.5-inch device... Read more

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

HP Chromebook 13 has MacBook specs for a fraction of the price

By Rik Henderson

HP has unveiled an addition to its Chromebook range that offers similar spec to the recently released 2016 model of the MacBook.However, it costs almost a third of Apple's computer.The HP Chromebook 13 starts at $499 (£342) while the entry-level superslim... Read more

Acer Predator G1 desktop comes with its own suitcase... for first 1,000 punters

Acer Predator G1 desktop comes with its own suitcase... for first 1,000 punters

By Mike Lowe

We had an inkling that Acer was going to lift the lid on new Predator gear at its global press conference in New York. Front and centre of its line-up is the new Predator G1 desktop.Which, it turns out, is sort-of portable. It even comes with its own... Read more

Acer announces fanless Intel Core i7 device, the Switch Alpha 12

Acer announces fanless Intel Core i7 device, the Switch Alpha 12

By Mike Lowe

With Microsoft Surface ruling the roost in its market, Acer wants a piece of the pie. So it's come out punching, with the announcement of the Switch Alpha 12 - the world's first 2-in-1 device with 6th generation Intel Core i sensor without a fan.Yep,... Read more

Next at Acer: Watch the Predator and laptops live-stream here

Next at Acer: Watch the Predator and laptops live-stream here

By Mike Lowe

It's Acer time. The Taiwanese company is all set to unveil new products at its global press conference, starting 16:00 BST (that's 11:00 EST in New York City where the conference is taking place), and you can watch it via the stream live below.So what... Read more

Acer Predator gaming laptops, desktops, projector and more hit India

Acer Predator gaming laptops, desktops, projector and more hit India

By Luke Edwards

Acer has taken the wraps off its Predator range of gaming-focused machines that are headed to India. That includes Acer Predator laptops, desktops, monitors and projector.The Acer Predator range is in the same market as the Dell Alienware or Asus Rog... Read more

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook (2016) vs MacBook (2015): What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Considering the 12-inch Retina display MacBook was released last April it was due for a refresh and Apple hasn't disappointed.A new model has been announced and is now available to buy from Apple.com, Apple retail stores and select partners.As before,... Read more

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

Apple announces new MacBook line-up, rose gold version added

By Rik Henderson

As widely rumoured Apple has announced a refresh to its MacBook range, with upgraded Intel processors, improved graphics performance, faster flash storage and longer battery life.It has also added a rose gold model to the superslim laptop line-up.The... Read more

Apple accidentally reveals OS X will be rebranded as MacOS

Apple accidentally reveals OS X will be rebranded as MacOS

By Elyse Betters

Apple may soon stop referring to its desktop operating system as OS X.Alongside its Earth Day 2016 announcements, Apple updated this FAQ webpage to explain to consumers how it cares about the environment and what it is doing to report carbon emissions,... Read more

GoPro just poached the designer behind Apple's Bondi Blue iMac

GoPro just poached the designer behind Apple's Bondi Blue iMac

By Elyse Betters

GoPro - a company that had such a poor Q4 2015 that it reduced its own projections for 2016 by hundreds of million of dollars and laid off a chunk of its staff - has managed to steal a longtime designer out from underneath Apple.His name is Daniel Coster.... Read more

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

Apple’s future MacBook keyboards could get rid of the keys altogether

By Rik Henderson

Apple has filed a patent with the US Patent & Trademark Office that could change the way you interact with its MacBooks forever.It is proposing taking away the physical keyboard and replacing it with a re-configurable, force-sensitive system instead.That... Read more

HP Envy laptops updated with 4k, thinner design, and more

HP Envy laptops updated with 4k, thinner design, and more

By Stuart Miles

HP has updated its Envy line of laptops bringing in a thinner design, the promise of longer battery life, and 4k display options for those that need high-definition on the go.The new line will consist of three models; two 15.6-inch versions, and a whopping... Read more

New HP Spectre 13.3 laptop is thin, AAA battery thin

New HP Spectre 13.3 laptop is thin, AAA battery thin

By Stuart Miles

HP has revealed a new HP Spectre 13.3, that the company is claiming is the world's thinnest laptop measuring just 10.4mm thick.Launched at the New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles, the laptop will feature a CNC machined aluminum... Read more

Apple 12-inch MacBook (2016) spotted, Intel Skylake expected soon

Apple 12-inch MacBook (2016) spotted, Intel Skylake expected soon

By Luke Edwards

Despite no mention at Apple's recent iPhone SE launch, a new 12-inch MacBook for 2016 is expected soon, after being spotted in Mac OS X.It was inevitable that Apple would renew its MacBook for 2016 after it was released in March 2015. As March 2016 comes... Read more

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW: 7 ways it reinvents the office

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Small businesses searching for a printer need look no further than HP's Colour LaserJet Pro line.We've recently spent some time with the HP Colour LaserJet Pro MFP M477FNW model, a compact multifunction printer that comes with a strong feature set to... Read more

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

Apple might introduce full Siri integration for Macs this year

By Elyse Betters

The next version of Mac OS X could come with full-on Siri.According to 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a major update to OS X El Capitan called OS X 10.12. It'll likely arrive this autumn with an impressive expansion of Siri capabilities. Siri, which debuted... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book review: One for the books
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Book review: One for the books

By Mike Lowe

After picking up the Microsoft Surface Book for review, the bag in which it was placed promptly ripped through at the handles as we wandered down the street. Ah, this isn't a lightweight tablet-esque Surface product and, we suppose, we learnt that the... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

By Chris Hall

It's official: Surface Book has arrived in the UK and it's now available to buy.When Microsoft announced availability during its big Windows 10 hardware love-in, there was one device missing from the selection that was confirmed for the UK: Surface... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review: Plenty of pros with some amateur lows
4.0 stars

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review: Plenty of pros with some amateur lows

By Andrew Williams

First things first: forget the "Pro" bit. The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 isn't some stuffy laptop meant to display dreary Excel spreadsheets in glass-walled meeting rooms for people in suits.The name undersells how fun this laptop can be. As well as looking... Read more

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

Apple recalls power adapters from as far back as 2003, free replacements for all

By Luke Edwards

It was just over a week ago that Microsoft was recalling power adapters for its Surface Pro tablets and now Apple is also issuing a recall.Apple is recalling certain AC power wall plug adapters. The company cites that "In very rare cases, affected Apple... Read more

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

Best designer handbags for work: Here are 11 for carrying your tech in style

By Britta O'Boyle

It doesn't matter what profession you are in, many of us need a practical bag for work and for some that means carrying a laptop, tablet or some other form of tech around with you on a daily basis.Just because you need to carry a laptop, doesn't mean... Read more

Dell XPS 15 (2016) review: Pursuing perfection
5.0 stars

Dell XPS 15 (2016) review: Pursuing perfection

By Andrew Williams

Laptops can usually be split into one of a few different camps. There are chunky gaming laptops that'll give you back-ache, but can handle running The Witcher 3 like no other. There are super-ultra slim laptops with amazing battery life. Or those fancy... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 900 review: Flexing its design muscle
4.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 900 review: Flexing its design muscle

By Andrew Williams

Laptops are going through a change. But is it a kind of growing-up or that last pre-retirement crisis? Machines like the Lenovo Yoga 900 and Microsoft Surface Book want us to believe it's more the former than the latter.The Lenovo Yoga 900 takes what... Read more

HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business

HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business

By Mike Lowe

It may well be a business laptop, but the HP EliteBook Folio sure does mean business. This slender workhorse is a mere 12.4mm thin - making it even more trim than the 12-inch MacBook.How's that possible? As the EliteBook Folio uses an Intel Core M processor... Read more

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review: Flippin' good value
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review: Flippin' good value

By Andrew Williams

Asus doesn't half like to stick it to Apple when it can. First the ZenBook UX305 from last year showed Apple up by being what the rapidly-ageing MacBook Airs should be. Now the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA laughs right in the face of the 12-inch... Read more

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

By Elyse Betters

Razer came out with a new Blade laptop at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and all we have to say about it is: yaaas!First of all... if you're not familiar with Razer's range of Blade laptops, you should know that they are primarily meant for gamers and usually... Read more

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

By Rik Henderson

Before CES even started, LG released details on a new version of its Gram laptop that has a massive 15.6-inch screen yet still weighs light as a feather.It also has a greatly reduced bezel around the display, so is barely larger than a 14-inch device.... Read more

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever

By Mike Lowe

The original Spectre x360 saw HP assert its strengths in the laptop market. It was, and is, one great looking, great functioning laptop. For 2016 it's gone one better for the refresh by incorporating a 13.3-inch OLED panel into the design.And boy does... Read more

HP Spectre x360 refresh brings 4K, OLED and 15-inch options

HP Spectre x360 refresh brings 4K, OLED and 15-inch options

By Luke Edwards

HP has announced its Spectre x360 family is going to be packing some seriously strong attributes for 2016 including 4K screen, OLED, Bang & Olufsen audio and a larger 15-inch model.The HP Spectre x360 13.3-inch model is back but now with an upgraded OLED... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 900S unveiled as the world's slimmest convertible laptop, just 12.8mm thin

Lenovo Yoga 900S unveiled as the world's slimmest convertible laptop, just 12.8mm thin

By Rik Henderson

Lenovo's CES 2016 line-up is spearheaded by a pencil-thin convertible laptop that weighs just shy of a kilo, yet has a 12-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display and 10.5 hour battery life.The Lenovo Yoga 900S in just 12.8mm thin and comes with a 360-degree watchband... Read more

Best Windows 10 laptops: The best available to buy today

Best Windows 10 laptops: The best available to buy today

By Elyse Betters

Windows 10 has been out since last summer, and by the looks of things, it's a massive improvement to the previous version of Microsoft's operating system. In a nutshell: it's completely refined and packed with new features.If you've already taken advantage... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Brilliant, bar battery life
4.0 stars

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Brilliant, bar battery life

By Mike Lowe

Microsoft is probably smiling gleefully: it's got the upper hand on Apple, with the Surface Pro 4 really shaking its tail-feather at the iPad Pro.For the Surface Pro 4 is the most refined and comprehensive model in the Surface series yet - if you're in... Read more