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  • News: Thank XP: Desktop PC sales take off again in Western Europe

    PC sales in Western Europe have risen after 13 consecutive quarters of decline, according to market research company Gartner. The market research company said government spending and the replacement of machines running Windows XP contributed to the growth.

  • News: Google partners Citrix to deliver Windows in enterprise Chromebooks

    Citrix has partnered with Google to deliver business-critical Windows apps to Google Chromebooks, and has already pulled in major clients, such as Woolworths.

  • How-Tos: How to save Instagram photos to a laptop or PC

    How to save Instagram photos on a laptop or PC.

  • News: Meet Novena, the pricey PC that's open-source inside and out

    A new computer made almost entirely from open-source hardware is now available for pre-order. But unlike open-source software, it's anything but free.

  • News: Fumble-free USB 3.1 connector will be in products by year end

    The redesigned USB connector, belonging to the USB 3.1 specification, could be in laptops and mobile devices by the end of the year.

  • News: Laptop makeover: 5 ways to extend its useful life

    No matter how hard you try or how meticulously you care for it, your notebook is going to show signs of age over time. Keycaps wear down and get that off-putting, shiny-plastic look. Dirt, crumbs, and gunk get stuck in the keyboard and other crevices, while lint and dust build up in virtually every crack, seam and open port. Don't forget those inevitable scratches and nicks, either.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

    Mixed news for hardware and some disappointing software vendor financial reports this week appeared to put a dent in confidence in the IT sector.

  • News: Dell Chromebook 11 review

    Dell's no dummy. It may have built its business on PCs, but its new Chromebook 11 is designed to maintain its presence the education market, where Chromebooks are enjoying some growth. Compared to managing a fleet of Windows-based boxes, tending to a herd of browser-based Chromebooks is far simpler and cheaper (Google even provides a Chrome Management Console for all the tasks that make IT people happy).

  • News: Lenovo recalls ThinkPad batteries for fire hazard

    Lenovo is recalling certain ThinkPad battery packs that could be a fire hazard due to overheating, which could ultimately also lead to computer damage.

  • Opinion: DIY tech

    In the past, a technically apt user might decide to build their own customized PC. They'd buy components that suited their usage patterns--motherboard, case, graphics card etc--and put it all together. Some would tweak a Linux distro for maximum customization. Of course this continues today, but when PCs were pricey and less powerful, the desire to maximize compute power for the desktop was stronger.

  • News: STM goes retro with new protective Annex bags

    STM has employed a retro look for its new Annex range of protective tablet and notebook bags, steering away from the slightly more professional appeal of its Velo and Linear arsenal. The product line includes four models: Drifter, Trust, Link, and Sequel. They essentially look like something you would find in Cotton On, but maintain STM's emphasis on padding to keep your electronics safe. Each bag comes in three colours: Olive (which looks more like army green), charcoal (more towards grey) and red.

  • News: PC sales to drop by 6% in 2014

    The global decline in sales of laptops and desktops is expected to continue in 2014 -- and Gartner envisions another decline of nearly 5% in 2015

  • News: Confused over what tablet to buy? Join the crowd

    Tablet sales are slowing, forcing sellers and potential buyers alike to confront confusion over which device to buy.

  • News: Olive Telecommunications goes to court over revoked Kenyan laptop tender

    India's Olive Telecommunications has gone to court to appeal the revocation of the laptop supply award by the Kenyan government for a nationwide school project.

  • News: Asia Pacific offers multiscreen opportunity for brand marketers

    Asia Pacific offers multiscreen opportunity for brand marketers, according to the 2014 AdReaction Report from Millward Brown that analyses multiscreen use and behaviour, and explores consumer receptivity to advertising on TV, smartphones, laptops, and tablets.

  • News: Microsoft and Google aren't happy with mutant Android-Windows hybrids

    Microsoft may be comfortable with Windows Phone and Android splitting time on a single phone, but when it comes to PCs, fuhgeddaboutit. Google also isn't too thrilled with the idea of Frankenstein Android-Windows computers, and at least one PC maker may have to dump the hybrid devices from their lineup as a result.

  • How-Tos: How to reinstall Windows 8

    If your Windows 8 PC isn't running well you can try the new Refresh feature which cleans up Windows without touching your documents, music, photos and videos. For a proper cleanout and format, you can use the Reset option. Here's how to reinstall Windows 8.

  • News: MSI hopes to dominate gaming market with GT70 notebook

    Notebook and component manufacturer, MSI, is aiming once again at the highest end of the notebook market with its GT70 Dominator notebook. It's a 17.3in model with juicey insides that include fourth generation Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and three solid state drives. Most importantly, the new model will feature Nvidia's latest GeForce GTX 880 graphics adapter.

  • News: Google pushes Chrome app store with more money-making options for devs

    Google yesterday said it would let developers of Chrome packaged apps issue free trials and offer in-app purchases, and allow creators of browser extensions to charge for their wares for the first time.

  • News: IGEL turns old laptops into thin clients with new software

    Thin-client company IGEL Technology can turn a laptop into a thin client with the latest version of its Universal Desktop Converter software.



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