Sure, you can do a lot on a smartphone, phablet, or slate, but there are times when only a laptop will do. Unfortunately, situations like this always seem to pop-up while I'm on the road with no obvious Internet access.
For a few years now I've been watching tablets develop into ever more potent machines, with an eye towards making the jump from a laptop to a slate for my mobile workstation. Sure, people have been working on iPads for years, but until recently it's always seemed like a bit of a hack to me.
For years, Windows XP has trailed Windows 7 alone in worldwide usage, while the contentious Windows 8 and 8.1 struggled to hit double digit percentages. But now, two full years after the release of Windows 8, the tide appears to to finally be turning, with "the Windows 8's" cracking 15 percent global market share in October, while usage of the now-dead Windows XP plummeted.
Built-in trackpad gestures are getting beefed up in Windows 10. During TechEd Europe on Tuesday, Microsoft's Operating Systems Group vice president Joe Belfiore debuted a few new touchpad gestures coming to the Windows 10 preview in the coming weeks.
Another year, another record breaking debut for the latest iPhone. Apple has announced it sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models combined after the first weekend of availability - a new record for launch weekend iPhone sales. It's no surprise, after Apple announced that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders hit 4 million in the first 24 hours alone.
Mac users are better off waiting for OS X Yosemite to drop before upgrading to iCloud Drive, but iOS 8-toting Windows users are cleared for takeoff. Apple recently released an upgraded version of iCloud for Windows loaded with iCloud Drive.
The Raspberry Pi is a fun little mini PC you can play around with to create your own entertainment center, learn a little programming, or even use as a secondary PC. But one complaint you'll consistently hear from Raspberry Pi users is just how poor the web browsing experience is.
Wishing your Raspberry Pi had more power for all those hardware hacking projects you have planned? There's a new barebones board on the market that may better fit your needs, and right now you can sign-up for your chance to get it for free.
Microsoft's upcoming Lumia phone, codenamed Superman, could arrive in early September. The Windows Phone maker recently sent out press invites for an event on Thursday, September 4 in Berlin, Germany with the tag line "Ready for more? Join us for more face time."
Dropbox is a very popular cloud storage service, but NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is no fan. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Snowden called Dropbox a "targeted, wannabe PRISM partner" that is "very hostile to privacy."
Tablets may be all the rage, but there's a significant turf war brewing in the US PC market. Between January and May, Chromebook sales to US businesses and other large institutions rose by more than 250 per cent compared to the same time last year, according to a new report from market research firm, NPD Group.
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