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Review: Acer Chromebook C720P – Laptop evolution?

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

Acer-C720P-Chromebook-600x339The Chromebook is a bit tricky to understand. It looks like an ordinary laptop but we’re somewhere between tablet and PC, phone-style speed computing and an older, more old-fashioned computer. Chrome OS, which is Google’s browser-based, all-cloud operating system, tries to bridge the gap between a laptop and tablet with an OS that’s really just a fully-featured super-browser with a keyboard, storage and Webcam attached.

Partnering with Acer (and various other companies) Google brings you the Chromebook. These low cost devices, stripped down to the bare necessities – low-power processors, low-resolution screens and a minimum amount of memory and storage is a very affordable alternative to the super expensive laptops out there.

We got our hands on the Acer Chromebook C720P to see what all the fuss is about. (more…)

Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Still running Windows Server 2003? In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life (EOL) for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.

If you’re wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New threats won’t be addressed and your WS2003 systems will become a security risk and compliance nightmare.

See the full explanation from Microsoft below: (more…)

Google bringing ‘Designed for Families’ to Play Store

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

designed-for-families Google wants to make sure that finding family-friendly content is easier in Google Play with their latest program, Designed for Families. There are currently a number of developers who create family-oriented content, and Google wants to make sure that it is easy to find and download these apps and games. Developers who tailor their apps towards age-appropriate content, by optimizing the user interface and adding features that entertain and educate, will soon see their work promoted in the Play Store. (more…)

Opera Mini browser updated, aims for 275 million Android users

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Opera today announced the team has released a major new version of the Opera Mini browser, which is available for free from the Google Play Store.

The update brings with it a “dramatically” redesigned interface that should improve the overall experience for both veterans of the Opera browser, as well as those who are looking for an alternative to Google Chrome on Android. Here’s a list of highlights for the latest release: (more…)

Apple confirms 2015 WWDC dates

Published by on Apr 14th, 2015, No Comments

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For Apple developers and enthusiasts everywhere, the date has been set: the Cupertino company will hold its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference this year from the 8th to the 12th of June.

Due to high demand, Apple has opened ticket applications as of today, and will be accepting applications up until Friday the 17th of April. Apple is expected to showcase its itererant update to iOS, alongside a next-generation Apple TV carrying a brand new plethora of apps.

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LG leaks a leather-clad G4

Published by on Apr 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Following the LG G3′s release in May of 2014, a legion of users complained about the cheap feeling the handset’s faux-metal (plastic) rear shell gave in-hand. With the G4, this evidently won’t be a concern, as LG mistakenly released full press images of its upcoming flagship for 2015 – clad in leather.

Tipster @Evleaks pinpointed LG’s mistake, which showcased the rear shell of the G4 adorned in leather which, according to the image shown, will arrive in six different colours.

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Apple Watch sells out in under 6 hours

Published by on Apr 13th, 2015, No Comments

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When it comes to Apple products, it’s not unusual for new (and highly anticipated) devices to sell out within hours of its launch. iPhones, MacBooks and iPads have made headlines in the past for how quickly they sell out.

The same can be said for Apple’s most recent, highly anticipated device launch – the Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch, which was announced last year along with the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus,  was made available for pre-order online on Friday. And as is the case with many new Apple products, all the various Apple Watch models sold out quickly, in under 6 hours. (more…)

First four episodes of Game of Thrones season 5 leak online

Published by on Apr 13th, 2015, No Comments

gameofthronesSeason 5 of the hit series Game of Thrones aired live this morning at 03:00. The series has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world and has become the most successful TV series of its time. so much so that people would do anything to get their hands on every single episode.

While you’d normally have to wait four weeks to see the initial four episodes of the series, they’ve been leaked to torrent sites and some fans are scrambling to download them. Having a single episode leak is bad enough, but four? You will have to stay away from the internet to avoid spoilers! (more…)

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