Dismantling the Windows advantage

I should point out that this ratio between platforms is not just an exercise in arithmetic. It’s a measure of leverage. The advantage of dominance is realized in an ecosystem which creates lock-in and additional economies in marketing. Ecosystems become self-perpetuating and there is a tendency toward monopoly. The stronger you are, the stronger you … Continue reading Dismantling the Windows advantage

Is a Mac safer than a Windows laptop?

When it comes to getting a new laptop, many of us have a favourite operating system. But, which platform is actually the safest – Mac or Windows? We spoke to several security experts to get an idea of how vulnerable each platform is, what attacks you need to watch out for and how to keep … Continue reading Is a Mac safer than a Windows laptop?

Qualcomm’s answer to Apple Silicon is coming… at some point

And most of the PCs with Qualcomm chips released to date have been significantly slower than similarly-priced models with Intel or AMD chips. But Qualcomm says that could change with its next-gen chips, which the company says are expected to arrive in consumer devices in 2023… More here. 2023 seems hopeful and by that point … Continue reading Qualcomm’s answer to Apple Silicon is coming… at some point

why windows’ taskbar beats osx’ dock (2011)

It could be argued that I’m doing it wrong, expecting OSX to act like Windows instead of adapting to what OSX offers. For a long while OSX has had exposé, a single button that temporarily resizes and repositions all of your windows (or makes snapshot thumbnails, based on how you think of it) so that … Continue reading why windows’ taskbar beats osx’ dock (2011)

I don’t trust Windows’ stability

I’ve been using Macs and Windows PCs ever since they became available. For the last 12 years, it’s been a Mac at home and a Windows 7 PC at work until I retired. Now I use Windows 10 in Boot Camp for gaming. I much prefer the Mac. It’s not like I can’t get things … Continue reading I don’t trust Windows’ stability

Windows 10 is as cold and unemotional as ever

I received a new work laptop this week. It was much quicker and powerful enough to cope with every piece of software I need to use in my job. It was also long overdue, but the jump in performance makes my work days a lot easier. It also came with Windows 10 which was new … Continue reading Windows 10 is as cold and unemotional as ever

Microsoft Paint to be killed off

First released with the very first version of Windows 1.0 in 1985, Paint in its various guises would be one of the first graphics editors used by many and became a core part of Windows. Starting life as a 1-bit monochrome licensed version of ZSoft’s PC Paintbrush, it wasn’t until Windows 98 that Paint could … Continue reading Microsoft Paint to be killed off

Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit

Microsoft has increased the price of its Surface and Surface Book computers in the UK by more than 15%, or £400 for some models, due to sterling’s drop in the value post-EU referendum. The price increase comes in the wake of similar moves by Sonos and twice by Apple, which saw the cost of computers, … Continue reading Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit

The GPD Pocket: too small and hard to believe?

Most successful businessman own a Macbook or Surface.Because they have fashionable appearance and also light and thin, but the drawback is not easily moved.We believe that the future notebook will thin,but also small. GDP Pocket is such a product, it’s not only has luxuriant appearance like Macbook, but also super light and very small, It … Continue reading The GPD Pocket: too small and hard to believe?

Download Windows 10 for Free

Did you know you can download a Windows 10 disc image free from Microsoft? This is seemingly little known, but yes you can download a complete legitimate Windows 10 ISO without registering or even having a product key, and you can install and run the entirety of Windows 10 using the image too… More at … Continue reading Download Windows 10 for Free

From macOS to Windows

What it mostly is, though, is ambitious, especially on Microsoft’s own hardware. Microsoft’s laptop, the Surface Book, can do all sorts of things, including unlatching little metal cables that hold the screen to the keyboard, which is genuinely incredible the 90 percent of the time it works and guaranteed to impress exactly no one, no … Continue reading From macOS to Windows

Why I’m Leaving Apple for Microsoft: Switching as a Photographer

Apple, we had a good run… Through the many iPads, iPhones, MacBooks, Mac Pros, heck, even the Apple Watch, it was a good run indeed. However, times have changed, and that beauty that was once your innovation has now been covered up with the makeup that is nice marketing. Don’t get me wrong, I am … Continue reading Why I’m Leaving Apple for Microsoft: Switching as a Photographer

Microsoft Surface Studio Review

The real party trick of the Surface Studio is its drawing board mode, and it’s also its biggest selling point. You can push the display all the way down to get really up close to it and start drawing. It won’t sit flat on a desk, though, as the minimum angle is the drawing board … Continue reading Microsoft Surface Studio Review

A new Microsoft phone in 2017?

What if an ARM64-based device could run x86 apps via emulation, the same way that the WOW (Windows on Windows) emulator allowed 32-bit apps to run on 64-bit Windows? That would make Windows 10 Mobile, which as of now, continues to support ARM only, and Continuum a lot more interesting, especially to business users who … Continue reading A new Microsoft phone in 2017?

Microsoft times the Surface Studio and Surface Book i7 perfectly

Surface Studio: “Featuring a 28″ PixelSense display with an aspect ratio of 3:2, built into the thinnest LCD ever on an all-in-one. The Surface Studio is also rocking 32GB of DDR4 RAM, an Intel i7 CPU and a 2TB hybrid storage drive…” More at Windows Central. Surface Book i7: “Microsoft announced the newest version of … Continue reading Microsoft times the Surface Studio and Surface Book i7 perfectly

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