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Microsoft’s new Surface Book and 13″ Retina MacBook Pro: two faces of the same medal


Something that Apple does great is designing software and hardware to work together. It’s a well known fact that finds proof every now and then like in the iPhone 6s that, although it has less powerful hardware on paper compared to other recent smartphone, it delivers much sleeker performance.

The MacBook Pro lineup received a dramatic update back in 2012 with the 15″ Retina MacBook Pro: soon after the 13″ model was fitted with a Retina display, becoming one of the most notorious Macs around. Notebooks of the same class actually had to compete with a formidable opponent. These notebooks had the disadvantage of running all the same OS and none of them was truly optimized like the MacBook.

Credits due where they’re due, Microsoft made quite an impressive job in releasing their first ever notebook that ships with their newest operative system Windows 10, and it seems to give a run for the money to the 13″ MacBook Pro. Read More…

Brace yourselves, Windows XP is waving goodbye to your PCs on 8th of April

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Here we are, end of the line, time’s up. Windows XP has ended its cycle of life. The operative system many people have enjoyed since 2001 and the oldest OS in Microsoft’s history will be permanently marked as obsolete on 8th of April. It’s fate was decided by a purely legal reason; XP is ten years old, and Microsoft policy (given origin by user feedback in 2002) declares that after such timespan, the product will no more receive any further updates. No fixes, no security updates, nothing. And hackers are already preparing for enjoying the time to come, breaking into an OS that’s old and doomed to be only a good remembrance, by reverse-engineering the last patch to see vulnerabilities or exploits. XP is still used by around 30% of users worldwide, second only to Windows 7 that holds steadily its primate for being stable and light. Read More…

How to install Windows 8.1 Preview on a Mac using Boot Camp 5 drivers

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Windows 8.1 is available as a free Preview for those who wants to try out the new version without waiting for autumn to come. although the simplest way to update your computer is through Windows Store, there is the option to do a clean install using the .iso file. Thanks to this, it’s possible to try Windows 8.1 on a Mac using Boot Camp 5. The following tutorial has been made with an iMac 27″ mid 2011. Macs that supports Windows 8 are the following ones; if yours is not listed, it means is not compatible.

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch and 17-inch, Mid 2010)
  • MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
  • iMac (27-inch, Mid 2010)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011 or newer) Read More…

Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 awaited for end of the year; releases public preview for free.

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At San Francisco’s Moscone Center (where Apple always keeps keynotes), Microsoft steps up on the stage to present the first major update for Windows, reaching version 8.1 “Blue”. More focused on “touch”, tries to catch up once more after a discrete success. First and foremost comes back the Start, a lack that left users upset after years in the bottom left of the screen, no more the need of pulling down the desktop to close it. It isn’t the menu you were expecting though because essentially the new Start is a shortcut to go to Modern UI faster. Read More…

Challenge with Skype is open; Viber is now available for OS X and Windows

With over 200 millions of users registered for mobile devices, Viber is a major threat for Skype and other VoIP applications. Until today, Skype always had the lead for computer calling, but the newly released Viber for OS X and Windows will surely give it a run for the money (Linux version is planned for a future release).

The newly released version for desktop is completely integrated with the mobile app. At the first log-in Viber will require your cellular number to verify the account and will require to update (not upgrading, nda) the mobile application first. No harassments about remembering passwords or emails; everything is directly connected with your number. Existing and new contacts & chats will be synchronized with all your devices and available everywhere either for calling or messaging.

Follows the official video on YouTube explaining at a glance what we explained in this article.

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