operating systems

16 ways to speed up your laptop
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Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

Does your ageing laptop need a boost? We look at the software tweaks and hardware upgrades that will give your computer a new lease of life
15 Oct 2021
Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis
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components

Apple reportedly slashes iPhone 13 production due to chip crisis

Shortages of key components has forced Apple to cut production by as much as 10 million units
13 Oct 2021
Microsoft makes Windows Subsystem for Linux a Windows 11 app
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Linux

Microsoft makes Windows Subsystem for Linux a Windows 11 app

The shift to the Microsoft Store decouples the Linux component from the Windows Update cycle
12 Oct 2021
Apple iPad (2021) review: The best entry-level iPad
A photograph of the 12.9in 2021 Apple iPad Pro on a bed of stones
tablets

Apple iPad (2021) review: The best entry-level iPad

Although pointing more to the past than the future, this iPad succeeds where it matters
12 Oct 2021
Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy
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Policy & legislation

Indian startup body moves against "unfair" Google Play Store policy

The group is seeking interim relief on behalf of app developers as it claims the tech giant will force them to use its billing system
11 Oct 2021
Apple appeals Epic ruling in attempt to delay App Store changes
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Policy & legislation

Apple appeals Epic ruling in attempt to delay App Store changes

The one ruling in Epic's favour found Apple in violation of the state of California’s anti-steering laws
11 Oct 2021
Best Linux distros 2021
Graphic introducing the showcase of the best Linux distros
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2021

Whether it's for desktop, server or security, there's bound to be a Linux distro for you
11 Oct 2021
Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Apple M1, 2020) review: Almost unbelievably good
Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Apple M1, 2020) lid from the rear
Laptops

Apple MacBook Pro 13in (Apple M1, 2020) review: Almost unbelievably good

The M1 MacBook Pro is here and nothing is going to be the same again
8 Oct 2021
PowerShell vs CMD: Unlocking the Power of Windows
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Microsoft Windows

PowerShell vs CMD: Unlocking the Power of Windows

We explore the power of Powershell and why it's a worthy successor to the command line interface
8 Oct 2021
Microsoft fixes bug preventing Azure Virtual Desktop security updates
Microsoft Teams on Windows 11
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft fixes bug preventing Azure Virtual Desktop security updates

The bug has been a problem since July
8 Oct 2021
AMD: Ryzen CPU owners should avoid Windows 11
A close up of an AMD Ryzen processor in the X570 motherboard socket
Microsoft Windows

AMD: Ryzen CPU owners should avoid Windows 11

Company warns upgrading may cause performance dips of up to 15% for some apps
7 Oct 2021
Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox
Windows 11 splash screen
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 has problems with Oracle VirtualBox

Microsoft confirms compatibility issues as new operating system makes its debut
5 Oct 2021
Microsoft Windows 11 review: The more things change, the more they stay the same
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows 11 review: The more things change, the more they stay the same

A welcome visual refresh, but nothing that makes it a must-have upgrade
5 Oct 2021
The most exciting features in Windows 11
Windows 11 on multiple devices
Microsoft Windows

The most exciting features in Windows 11

Microsoft's new OS features native Android apps, direct Teams integration, and more
5 Oct 2021
Windows 11 rollout begins as industry predicts slow business uptake
Microsoft Teams on Windows 11
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 rollout begins as industry predicts slow business uptake

Microsoft's long-awaited OS refresh is here, but analysts expect many will wait until next year to upgrade
5 Oct 2021
How to install Windows 11
Windows 11 on a HP laptop
Microsoft Windows

How to install Windows 11

You'll need to check your system requirements before you upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft's OS
5 Oct 2021
The total economic impact of the Intel vPro® platform
Intel vPro® platformwhitepaper
Whitepaper

The total economic impact of the Intel vPro® platform

Save costs. Save time. Save the workday.
1 Oct 2021
Visa card holders using Apple Pay warned of payment exploit that bypasses user authentication
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vulnerability

Visa card holders using Apple Pay warned of payment exploit that bypasses user authentication

Commuters are being urged to disable Apple Pay express transit mode for Visa cards
30 Sep 2021
Microsoft Store opens to third-party storefronts
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Store opens to third-party storefronts

The newly-redesigned app store will launch alongside Windows 11 on 5 October
29 Sep 2021
Microsoft to scrap Basic Authentication in Exchange Online
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft to scrap Basic Authentication in Exchange Online

The tech giant has announced October 2022 as the cut-off date for Exchange Online tenants
27 Sep 2021
Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition
Cartoon examples of the new features on Android phones
Google Android

Android update teases improved accessibility options for handwriting, facial recognition

Users with motor or speech impairments should find it easier to use Android before the end of the year
24 Sep 2021
India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance
Android OS on a smartphone
Google Android

India antitrust probe finds Google abused Android dominance

The ruling comes just days after South Korean regulators fined Google £130 million for the same offence
20 Sep 2021
Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build
A screenshot of the Windows 11 Start Menu
Microsoft Windows

Bug fixes and app updates arrive with latest Windows 11 preview build

Snipping Tool, Calculator, Clock, Mail, and Calendar apps all receive changes in what is likely to be the final patch before launch
17 Sep 2021