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Apple updates iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, but don’t rush

As part of its launch of its new, shiny and rather expensive Apple iPhone XS range, Apple also announced when the new versions of its operating systems for all of its products will be available to consumers. If you’re especially keen, they’ve been available for some months in beta forms, but that carries with it… More 


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Can a redesign save Skype?

It’s often said that we live in an information age, because it’s never been easier to find information about anything, and there’s never been more information about our lives available to others. The core of that information, however, is the ability to communicate, and that should mean that communications applications should be highly valuable commodities… More 


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Tablets: Surface Go or iPad Pro?

If you ask Apple, the productivity tablet that you should buy would be its iPad Pro line. Ask Microsoft the same question, and it would point to its Surface Go tablets, its more “affordable” version of its existing Surface, Surface Book and Surface Laptop devices. Fully kitted out, either an iPad Pro 9.7 or Surface… More 


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You can now run Windows 95 as an app on Mac, Linux, or even Windows itself.

The pace of technological movement is rather rapid, but there are points in time that can be seen as landmarks in its progression. Microsoft’s Windows 95 was one such shift, taking its visual operating system out to the masses as home computing based around Windows hit absolute critical scale. It certainly wasn’t the case that… More 


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Microsoft rolls out OneDrive folder protection for everybody

Microsoft has started rolling out what it’s calling “OneDrive Folder Protection” to users of its Windows operating system. It’s a fancy name for cloud backup, and in one sense it’s something that Microsoft has offered since it’s had OneDrive (and its predecessors) in the market, because any service that can save data to the cloud… More 


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Will themes be the next big thing for operating systems?

The practical reality for desktop operating systems right now is that most of the pressing issues that people want fixed are fixed, more or less. Of course, operating systems could be a little faster, or use fewer system resources so that your PC or Mac runs a little smoother, but by and large, until somebody… More 


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Fortnite’s Android debut highlights a big security problem

By now, you’ve probably hit at least one headline about the wildly popular Fortnite. Just in case you haven’t, it’s an extremely popular game in the “battle royale” genre where 100 gamers are dropped (virtually) in an environment where they build, but above all fight until only one player is left. It’s cartoonish, it’s free… More 


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Apple’s hot new MacBook Pro is notably “hot”

Apple often positions itself as a company at the forefront of technology innovations, but there are areas where it tends to play it more conservatively, especially on the straight computing side. Where its iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads feature processors that rather handily beat out their Android competitors, on the macOS side, it’s… More 


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How do you stay in touch when you travel?

In today’s hyper-connected world, it’s easier than ever to stay in touch with the folks back home, whether that’s for business or personal reasons. The internet age has made it simple to share images and video across national borders in a blink of an eye, not to mention staying on top of your business matters… More 


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How often do you spring-clean your PC?

Most people, if given the choice, will try to skip out on doing the evening dishes, or for that matter even loading a dishwasher. It’s not exactly the most thrilling of chores to undertake, but if you don’t clean your dishes somehow, everything ends up dirty and unusable. It’s much the same story for your… More 


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