Category Archives: Netrom

Mac Pro Teardowns Show Off Surprisingly Repairable Powerhouse

Now that the first shipments of Apple’s brand-new Mac Pro have started reaching customers, you know what that means: Teardown goodness. Apple started taking orders for its revamped Mac Pro on Dec. 19, with a range of configuration options. Early reviews for the built-in-the-USA professional workstation are very positive, with the industrial design and raw

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Turn your Windows 8.1 Start screen into a large organized Start menu

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system was the center of controversy when it came to the removal of the Start button and Start menu. Microsoft responded to feedback and brought back the Start button in the recently-released Windows 8.1 update. But the Start menu was no where to be found. For those of you who miss

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Making the jump from Windows to Mac: find out what was good and bad

Apple announced new Retina display-equipped MacBook Pro laptops at its event last month, as well as the launch of the latest version of OS X, Mavericks. For this PC user, it was enough to finally make the jump from Windows to Mac for the first time. The Good After booting up for the first time

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How to Do a Clean Install of OS X Mavericks?

This method works for almost all users — it keeps your data and existing programs intact and upgrades your machine to the latest OS. But sometimes, you might not want to do a regular OS upgrade. It’s possible to do a clean install of OS X Mavericks on your Mac — or on a new

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OS X Mavericks: 10 new features to watch out for

As well as new iPads, Apple is expected to release the latest update to its OS X operating system at its 22 October event in San Francisco. The Telegraph takes a look at some of its most exciting features.   1. iBooks iOS users have been using iBooks for years but now desktop users will

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Surface Pro 2: More Convincing as a Laptop than a Tablet

Microsoft has a mixed bag of results when making hardware, ranging from the ever-popular XBox to the never-popular Kin, which went on sale for less than two months. Second time around, however, we know better what to expect from Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 tablet and what it delivers one year on is minor hardware tweaks

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The new features you need to know about in Windows 8.1

Microsoft’s update to its Windows operating system delivers a handful of new features. These tips and tricks will help you get started. Windows 8 received mixed reviews when it was released last October. Critics blasted Microsoft for its dramatically redesigned user interface and removing the famous Start button. Concerns were eased when the company promised

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How Google could have made the Web secure and failed — again

Google confirms it made a change to better protect the privacy of how people search. However, it left loopholes and once again failed to seize an opportunity to encourage all sites to go secure. You probably didn’t notice, but this week, your searching activity on Google got a little safer from prying eyes. When you

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Team task management app Flow gets a huge overhaul. Still the most beautiful tool of its kind.

Flow is a task management solution that helps teams and individuals get things done; and today, the team behind the product, MetaLab, released an enormous overhaul of the product. Quite frankly, so much has changed it would be quicker to list what hasn’t changed than what has, but let’s crack on all the same. Workspaces

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Toshiba feels ‘re-energized’ by Windows 8.1, launches new devices

We’ve seen in the past quarter how a couple of Windows OEMs stopped producing Windows RT tablets because of its failure to capture the market’s attention, that is, before they reduced the devices’ prices. Microsoft has since introduced Windows 8.1, an update that will bring many missing features in Windows 8. The update is available

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