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Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 update focuses on saving you time

Earlier today Microsoft announced a fresh update to Windows 10 — the April 2018 update which will be free to download from 30th April. The theme surrounding this release is based on saving time and making your time spent working more productive with two features: Timeline and Focus Assist. Windows 10: Timeline Timeline has been built […]

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Computing Laptops

Dell XPS 15 laptop (with 4K display) review: A blogger’s experience

The Good: Dell’s nearly edgeless display makes the XPS 15 a complete joy to work on, and especially to watch video content. It’s got a very high standard build and feels like a premium product all around. The Bad: The 4K display is limited to the higher spec model, which is a shame. The Bottom Line: If a […]

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Computing Laptops Tablets

Hands-on with Acer’s Switch Alpha 12, 2-in-1 laptop

This weekend at the Acer Live Blog in Glasgow, I’ve had the opportunity to fiddle with the Swift 7, Acer’s ultrathin and super portable laptop that’s under 1cm thin. It’s a truly impressive machine, but at £999.99 it could be a little pricey for some. Acer’s Microsoft Surface competitor on the other hand — the Acer […]

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Computing Laptops Windows

First impressions of Acer’s ultrathin Swift 7 laptop

Earlier this year at IFA 2016, Acer announced their latest flagship laptop called the Swift 7: an incredibly lightweight laptop with solid specs, an impressively thin body under 1cm thin and a £999.99 price tag. This weekend, Acer have taken a group of bloggers including myself on an annual Acer Live Blog trip to Glasgow — meaning […]

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Laptops Windows

How to fix Dell XPS 15 laptop display flickering

I’ve currently got the Dell XPS 15 in for review, and for the most part, I think it’s a fantastic machine to work on and I’ll miss it when it’s returned. The standout feature on this laptop is of course that 4K InfinityEdge display; it’s so good to work on with good viewing angles, a […]

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Apps & Software Windows

Microsoft is making Windows 10 updates smaller (and faster) to download

Updating a Windows machine can be a painstaking process, but with a new tecnology called UUP — or Unified Update Platform — Microsoft is aiming to drastically reduce the size of your update downloads. Available to Windows Insider users on PC, tablet, smartphones, IoT and HoloLens devices, UUP aims to reduce the download size of updates by […]

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Computing Desktop PCs

Microsoft’s Surface Studio just made desktop PCs exciting again

The world of desktop PCs hasn’t exactly been thrilling in the last few years. Apart from thinner and higher resolution displays, some interesting designs and more power, desktop computers haven’t really changed much. Today however, Microsoft’s Surface Studio made desktop PCs exciting again. Starting at $2,999, the Surface Studio comes with a 28-inch touch screen display that’s […]

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Computing Laptops

Acer Aspire R11 review: A budget laptop convertible with budget performance

Mid-2016 is a good time to be shopping around for a new computer without spending a fortune. Between Chromebooks, tablets and budget Windows laptops, there’s a bunch of different options to suit the budget-minded customer. The Acer Aspire R11 is an 11-inch, Windows 10 laptop-tablet hybrid that falls right into budget territory at £220 (at […]

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Computing Desktop PCs

HP’s Pavilion Wave looks more like a speaker than a PC

I spent my teenage years trying my best to hide the desktop PCs I owned. They were hardly attractive and took up more space than anything. Well, HP’s new Pavilion Wave desktop PC is the kind of product that will certainly stand out in the computer/PC aisles — mainly because it hardly looks like one. Sizing […]

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Apps & Software Windows

How To Fix “Your Connection Is Not Private” Error On Windows 10

Having issues with the “Your connection is not private” error when you try to access Google on Windows? Follow these 3 simple steps for an easy fix…