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Windows Surface 3

Windows Surface 3

Windows competitor to Apple’s iPad, Surface, has been reworked. When Surface and Surface 2 were released, the operating system it ran was a trimmed down version of Windows 8.1 which had some restrictions on what you could and couldn’t do. Surface 3, however, now runs a full version of windows and comes with a new … [Read more…]

Out With Java, In With HTML5

Out With Java, In With HTML5

In the last few years, we’ve seen the rise of HTML5 as a new standard over old plugins such as Java and Microsoft Silverlight.  These older plugins are known to be unstable, insecure, and generally less efficient than newer technologies.  Although HTML5 is almost universally accepted as superior, we still see websites requiring these old … [Read more…]

Windows 8.1 on the Go

Windows 8.1 on the Go

Recently Windows unveiled a mobile version of their operating system housed on what looks like a bigger version of a usb drive (pictured below). The device works by connecting into the HDMI port on the back of your TV or monitor and comes with an HDMI port, a USB port for your keyboard or mouse, … [Read more…]

How Google plans to turn your TV into a Chromebook

How Google plans to turn your TV into a Chromebook

Yesterday, Google announced a new product which aims to transform any HDMI television into a Chromebook.  The device is called the Chromebit, and it fits in the palm of your hand. The Chromebit is essentially a computer on a stick, with ChromeOS being the operating system of choice.  ChromeOS is the same operating system that runs … [Read more…]

Say Hello to USB-C

Say Hello to USB-C

USB-C is the new USB standard that has finally arrived.  You may be familiar with USB2 or USB3 – standards have have been used for years on almost every peripheral device.   The USB-C design offers a slimmer port which is both reversible and extremely versatile.  Unlike previous USB connectors, USB-C is capable of transferring … [Read more…]

Samsung announces new Galaxy S6

Samsung announces new Galaxy S6

Samsung on Sunday announced their new Galaxy S6 smartphone which is set to replace 2014’s Galaxy S5.  The Galaxy S5 was number two on the list of best selling smartphones in 2014 with over 11 million units sold, behind only the iPhone 6. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 focusses mainly on a new metallic design, but also includes … [Read more…]

Google to release child-friendly YouTube app

Google to release child-friendly YouTube app

YouTube is the world’s most popular online video service, boasting more than 1 billion users.  However, with over 300 hours of video being uploaded every minute, there is always the issue of mature rated content being uploaded. YouTube’s new app is set to release on Monday Feb. 23, with an initial release limited to only … [Read more…]

What’s Next for Internet Explorer?

What's Next for Internet Explorer?

2015 marks the 20th anniversary for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer web browser.  It may also be its last. Microsoft recently announced that Windows 10 will be shipping with a brand new browser currently known as Project Spartan.  The goal of Spartan is to merge the worlds of mobile and desktop browsing by creating a similar interface between devices. … [Read more…]