Article | 17/05/2013
Roundup: Windows 8 touchscreen computers
Here, on one handy page, are all the reviews we've done so far on Windows 8 computers that have touchscreens. It includes tablets as well laptops, hyb...
Article | 12/12/2012
Christmas project: build a new PC for $700
The end of the year is usually as good a time as any to build a new budget PC. Many stores put on specials before they shut for the holiday period, an...
Article | 26/10/2012
In pictures: Microsoft's Australian Windows 8 launch
Microsoft today launched Windows 8 in Australia, showcasing the new operating system's interface, apps and social features to a room full of journalis...
Article | 3/10/2012
28 pieces of computing advice that stand the test of time
Technology never stops moving forward. Hardware gets faster, and operating systems gain new features and (we hope) finesse. This is natural computing ...
Article | 19/08/2012
Should I buy a computer now or wait until Windows 8 is released?
This is a common question that many people have been asking us, wondering if they should wait for Windows 8 to be released, or to buy a computer with ...
Article | 19/07/2012
Who wants to be in the PC business? Not Dell
Have you noticed that it's just not so cool to be in the PC business these days? Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell, said this week that the 'ne...
Article | 10/07/2012
Windows 7 vs Windows 8: What's the difference?
We now know that Windows 8 will launch in October, in both its X86 and ARM Windows RT flavours. And we expect Windows Phone 8 and the Microsoft Surfac...
Article | 23/06/2012
Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 Metro app ecosystem set to grow
With the unveiling of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft completes the circuit it promised last fall at its BUILD developers conference. Even though the compa...
Article | 7/03/2012
Windows 8 Metro UI: 7 things you may just hate
As everybody knows, the most striking thing about Windows 8 is its Metro interface - those brightly colored tiles that serve as both shortcuts to prog...
Article | 18/02/2012
Will my Mac run OS X Mountain Lion?
If you're not already running the developer preview but want to get your hands on OS X Mountain Lion as soon as you can, now is probably a good time t...
Article | 27/10/2011
Windows XP: Pros and cons of not upgrading
Windows XP users, your favorite operating system is a decade old, and if you're still using it, you're not cool anymore, at least according to Microso...
Article | 18/08/2011
Nine absurdly useful file management utilities
Back when Windows Vista was but a twinkle in Bill Gates's eye, Microsoft had some extremely ambitious plans to rid computer users of an outmoded conce...
Article | 5/07/2011
The Bootable Maintenance Flash Drive
I enjoy being the tech hero. Relatives and friends come to me with their computer problems, and more often than not, I help them. Their problem gets s...
Article | 28/03/2011
The best ever Commodore 64 music
If you're anything like us, you'll often reminisce about the console or computer games you played as a child. For us, it's the Commodore 64, on which ...
Article | 14/01/2011
Windows on verge of dropping below 90% market share
Windows is on the verge of dropping below 90% market share, with smartphones and tablets posing an increasingly serious threat to Microsoft's dominanc...
Article | 12/01/2011
For an old or slow PC, try Puppy Linux 5.2
There's no doubt Canonical's popular Ubuntu Linux distribution gets the majority of attention in the Linux world these days, but there are myriad othe...
Article | 8/01/2011
Is the Microsoft-Intel marriage finally over?
Cringely here, reporting from CES in Vegas, where rude beasts walk the earth (at least, the ones that don't crawl or slither), impeded in their forwar...
Article | 9/01/2011
How desktop PCs got their groove back
Is the desktop PC dead? Far from it.
Article | 7/01/2011
Sony storms CES
Sony took the CES by storm by unveiling a bunch of new products and updating a few fan favorites. here's a look at some of the products that'll be in ...
Article | 7/01/2011
The hottest products at CES 2011 (so far)
We round up some of the coolest tech at CES 2011.