Dell is giving Linux fans a laptop to call their own with the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The hardware is nearly identical to the Windows version that launched in January, including the edge-to-edge display that essentially fits a 13-inch laptop in an 11-inch body. But instead of Microsoft’s operating system, the XPS 13 Developer Edition […]
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The Private Tunnel VPN has an unusual business model in that in hiding your location online it charges only for the data you use Price: $12 (£8.12) per 50GB Rating: 7 The Private Tunnel VPN has an unusual business model in that in hiding your location online it charges only for the data you use. […]
NordVPN, the ‘world’s most advanced VPN’, is quick and easy to use. Read our NordVPN review Price: $8 (£5.42) per month Rating: 8 NordVPN, the ‘world’s most advanced VPN’, is quick and easy to use. Read our NordVPN review.(Also see:Best free VPN services 2015.) NordVPN bills itself as the world’s most advanced VPN, a claim […]
IPVanish is a tier-1 VPN service, which means it could offer the best network speeds. Read our IPVanish VPN review Price: $10 (£6.77) per month Rating: 7 IPVanish is a tier-1 VPN service, which means it could offer the best network speeds. Read our IPVanish VPN review.(Also see:Best free VPN services 2015.) IPVanish is a […]
CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online. Read our CyberGhost review Price: $6.99 per month (£4.73) Rating: 7 CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online, which works with Windows, OS X, Android and iOS. Read our CyberGhost review.(Also see:Best free VPN services 2015.) CyberGhost was founded in Germany by […]
AirVPN is suited to knowledgeable computer users, with plenty of fine-grained control. Read our AirVPN review Price: 7 Euro per month (£5.10) Rating: 8 AirVPN is suited to knowledgeable computer users, with plenty of fine-grained control. Read our AirVPN review. (Also see: Best free VPN services 2015.) AirVPN is an enthusiast-led operation, formed from a […]
AbleWord PDF editor review: Free software is more than just a word processor with PDF reading- and writing capabilities built in
Price: Free Rating: 7 AbleWord is more than just a word processor with PDF reading- and writing capabilities built in. Read our AbleWord free PDF editorreview.(See allPDF editor reviews.) Although we’ve referred to it as a PDF editor – and many people use it as such since it provides a free alternative to the commercial […]
Price: Free Rating: 4 Avant Browser is an independent Internet Explorer clone with some good ideas, but also some issues. Read our Avant Browser web browserreview.(Also see:All software reviews.) Outside the big hitters in the browser space (Chrome, IE, Firefox and Opera), there is a surprising number of smaller, independent offerings that cater to more […]
Price: Free Rating: 6 Dooble is a security-conscious web browserthat is effective but also restrictive. Read our Dooble review.(Also see:All software reviews.) The name might not exactly roll off the tongue, at least not without a compulsive urge to follow it up with entendre, but the Dooble browser is one worth remembering. It doesn’t boast […]
Opera v27 review: There’s plenty of song left in the old lady, as the Opera browser looks fresher than ever
Price: 50 Rating: 7 Webroot’s offers cloud-based anti-virus softwarehas a particularly light PC footprint, although it works on any combination of PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Read our Webroot Internet Security Plus 2015 review.(See also:Best internet security software 2015 UK.) Webroot, based in Colorado, US, offers cloud-based real-time threat detection, through what it claims […]
Mozilla Firefox v35 review: Now with speed to match the incredible range of customisable options, the Firefox browser is back
Price: 42 Rating: 8 The 2015 version of Trend Micro Internet Security is 20 percent cheaper than its anti-virus softwarerivals and still affords very good protection. Read our Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 review.(See also:Best internet security software 2015 UK.) Trend Micro, founded in California 25 years ago, has significantly improved the status of its […]
Dell just launched a sleek new MacBook Pro competitor running Linux, and the freedom-obsessed Purim Librem 15 laptop blew past its crowdfunding goal. But Richard Stallman’s Free Software Foundation doesn’t approve of either of these powerful, tightly designed, Linux-running laptops. Instead, the FSF recommends you buy the “LibreBoot X200″–which is actually a refurbished ThinkPad X200 […]
Dell’s Precision M3800 mobile workstation launched recently, and rejoice Linux lovers! The powerful, flexible MacBook Pro competitor is also available with Ubuntu Linux thanks to Dell’s Project Sputnik endeavor. If you’d prefer a sleeker Linux laptop, you can still pick up an XPS 13 Ultrabook with Linux, and yes, the latest, super-sleek version of the […]
For years speech recognition has seemed the most natural way to interact with our tech devices, but only in recent times has the technology started to go mainstream. Many of us are already using speech with our smartphones, our tablets and even our games consoles, not just to type, but to search, find information or […]
After six months as Acer’s chairman, company co-founder Stan Shih plans to step down on June 18, saying he is satisfied with the PC maker’s new direction. “The hope is that the company will soon break even and start making money again,” he said in an interview on Monday. The company’s will appoint new board […]
Intel is late to the tablet game and it admits to that fact, but has set bold targets for 2014 as it seeks to catch up to market leader, ARM. Earlier this year, Intel said it wants to see 40 million Intel-based tablets shipped across both consumer and commercial markets. It’s a message multiple executives […]
Intel has chosen its six distributors to sell its ‘Education 2-in-1′ tablet device throughout the entire Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, including Australian distie Leader Computers. Adelaide distributor, Leader Computers, joins Pakistan’s Viper, India’s Connoisseur, Thailand’s Supreme, the Philippines’ Felta and Indonesia’s EM Harrisma on the product’s suppliers list. Leader Computers has been an Intel partner since […]
A new computer made almost entirely from open-source hardware is now available for pre-order. But unlike open-source software, it’s anything but free. The project is called Novena, and as Wired reports, nearly all of its components are open-source. That means anyone can dive deep into the schematics and scrutinize the designs for bugs, defects and […]
PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and Lenovo will soon include Nuance’s Dragon Assistant, the speech giant’s technology for tweeting, Facebooking, and playing music using voice commands.(Follow CES 2014 live, and get the latest CES news here.) Nuance announced the partnerships here at CES, for both PCs and tablets running the Intel Core and Atom processors. […]
Apple will webcast its San Francisco event today, where the company is expected to reveal refreshed tablets, including an iPad Mini with a higher-resolution Retina-quality screen. The webcast, which Apple announced on its website, will begin at 10 a.m. PT. (1 p.m. ET). Earlier today, several Apple-centric blogs, including MacRumors, noted that the event would […]
FattBatt keeps you off the grid longer, for a fee. Here’s our FattBatt review.
There appears to be no end in sight to the Chromebook phenomenon, which has seen PC maker after PC maker jump onto Google’s Chrome OS-powered bandwagon.
Late last month the word got out that some Samsung laptops have a problem booting Linux using UEFI, and late last week that problem began to look even worse.
Road warriors hoping to get a new Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet-laptop hybrid will have to wait a few weeks longer than expected. Lenovo recently confirmed via its Facebook page that the ThinkPad Helix “rip and flip” hybrid won’t be available until March or April. Lenovo said during CES that the Helix would be available in […]
Hewlett-Packard on Monday said it’s officially jumping into the Chromebook fray after persistent rumors about the company launching one surfaced in late January. HP joins Samsung, Acer, and Lenovo selling PCs loaded with Google’s browser-as-OS.