You are here

news aggregator

Anker's highly popular Bluetooth keyboard is just $14 right now

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 14:10

If your plan this fall is to survive school or work with only a tablet as your daily driver, you’ll definitely need a keyboard to go with it. Today, Amazon has an Anker Bluetooth ultra-slim keyboard on sale for $14 if you use the code DEAL7726 at checkout.

This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for this keyboard—it was just $7 around the holidays last year. Still, it’s a good price for a well-liked keyboard.

The style is clearly inspired by Apple’s popular Bluetooth keyboard, just with a little more color. Anker says this keyboard is 30 percent smaller than most traditional keyboards. It takes two AAA batteries that can last up to three months based on two hours per day of usage. It also comes with an 18-month warranty.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Anker's highly popular Bluetooth keyboard is just $14 right now

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 14:10

If your plan this fall is to survive school or work with only a tablet as your daily driver, you’ll definitely need a keyboard to go with it. Today, Amazon has an Anker Bluetooth ultra-slim keyboard on sale for $14 if you use the code DEAL7726 at checkout.

This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for this keyboard—it was just $7 around the holidays last year. Still, it’s a good price for a well-liked keyboard.

The style is clearly inspired by Apple’s popular Bluetooth keyboard, just with a little more color. Anker says this keyboard is 30 percent smaller than most traditional keyboards. It takes two AAA batteries that can last up to three months based on two hours per day of usage. It also comes with an 18-month warranty.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IVPN review: A small VPN worth a look for U.S. and UK connections

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 13:45

IVPN in brief:

P2P allowed: Yes (company asks users not to use U.S. servers)

Business location: Gibraltar

Number of servers: 36

Number of country locations: 13

Cost: $100 per year

When it comes down to it, there are really two kinds of VPNs: those that promise an unbelievable number of country connections and those that don’t. This review is looking at a service of the latter type. IVPN is a small service officially based in Gibraltar that offers what you need in a VPN, including the right privacy promises, excellent speeds in at least some regions, and an easy-to-use Windows app. The company’s mobile support for Android could use a little more work, but no service is perfect.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IVPN review: A small VPN worth a look for U.S. and UK connections

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 13:45

IVPN in brief:

P2P allowed: Yes (company asks users not to use U.S. servers)

Business location: Gibraltar

Number of servers: 36

Number of country locations: 13

Cost: $100 per year

When it comes down to it, there are really two kinds of VPNs: those that promise an unbelievable number of country connections and those that don’t. This review is looking at a service of the latter type. IVPN is a small service officially based in Gibraltar that offers what you need in a VPN, including the right privacy promises, excellent speeds in at least some regions, and an easy-to-use Windows app. The company’s mobile support for Android could use a little more work, but no service is perfect.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The Full Nerd episode 30: Radeon RX Vega 56 review, Intel's 8th-gen CPUs add more cores

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 11:19

In this week’s The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Dan Masaoka talk about the release of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56, and how the Radeon RX Vega lineup compares against Nvidia’s GeForce cards. It doesn’t really matter for the GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56, since you can’t buy either at anywhere near suggested pricing, so we dive into Radeon Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti as well.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The Full Nerd episode 30: Radeon RX Vega 56 review, Intel's 8th-gen CPUs add more cores

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 11:19

In this week’s The Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Dan Masaoka talk about the release of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56, and how the Radeon RX Vega lineup compares against Nvidia’s GeForce cards. It doesn’t really matter for the GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56, since you can’t buy either at anywhere near suggested pricing, so we dive into Radeon Vega 64 vs. GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti as well.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 09:32
The future of Windows

Image by Microsoft

The next-gen version of Windows is almost here. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will hit Windows 10 PCs on October 17—including Windows 10 S devices—with a legion of Windows Mixed Reality headsets from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, and Acer in tow.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 09:32
The future of Windows

Image by Microsoft

The next-gen version of Windows is almost here. The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will hit Windows 10 PCs on October 17—including Windows 10 S devices—with a legion of Windows Mixed Reality headsets from HP, Lenovo, Dell, Asus, and Acer in tow.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Mixed Reality headsets launch October 17

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 09:00

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is launching on October 17, with Windows Mixed Reality headsets in tow, Microsoft announced at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin on Friday.

That’s a bit later than expected, as this past April Microsoft committed to twice-yearly Windows 10 updates in March and September, in perpetuity. Microsoft is missing its very first deadline under the new system—but not by much.

No new features were announced by Windows chief Terry Myerson at the event, but that’s to be expected since Windows Insiders have been testing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for months now. It won’t be quite as interesting as originally expected, as flagship cross-device features teased at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update unveiling in May—like an app Timeline and cloud clipboard—didn’t wind up making the final cut.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update launches October 17

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 09:00

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is launching on October 17, with Windows Mixed Reality headsets in tow, Microsoft announced at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin on Friday.

That’s a bit later than expected, as this past April Microsoft committed to twice-yearly Windows 10 updates in March and September, in perpetuity. Microsoft is missing its very first deadline under the new system—but not by much.

No new features were announced by Windows chief Terry Myerson at the event, but that’s to be expected since Windows Insiders have been testing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for months now. It won’t be quite as interesting as originally expected, as flagship cross-device features teased at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update unveiling in May—like an app Timeline and cloud clipboard—didn’t wind up making the final cut.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

It's not the destination, it's the journey: Old Man's Journey

Mac World - Fri, 2017-09-01 08:00

These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.

When it comes to mobile gaming, immersion isn’t usually high on the list of priorities—it’s pretty hard to lose yourself in a 4.7-inch screen, no matter how engaging the story is. And that’s why games that are able to transport you to another world—or rather, multiple other worlds—are so impressive. Old Man’s Journey is an incredibly atmospheric, narrative-driven adventure game that will take you through quaint French villages, past pastoral countryside, and across the sea on a surprisingly relatable journey.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Five to Try: Amazon Prime Video hits the Play Store, and The Walking Dead begins March to War

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 07:00
Grab this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.

How to learn Apple Swift, Apple’s language for creating iOS and macOS apps

Mac World - Fri, 2017-09-01 07:00

Want to create your own app? To do so, you need to learn a programming language. Fortunately, Apple has a language for writing apps for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and you can have fun learning it, as well. It’s called Swift.

Released in 2014, Swift’s popularity amongst programmers continues to grow. Swift is an open-source language, so you can write apps for Linux, as well.

There are a lot of ways to go about learning Swift, and many of the lessons can be done on your own time, sometimes for free. Many of these tutorials and guides are based on the premise that you already know how to program in another language, or are familiar with programming concepts.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Five to Try: Amazon Prime Video hits the Play Store, and The Walking Dead begins March to War

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 07:00
Grab this week's biggest new Android app and game releases.

Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 06:30

The Essential Phone (styled PH-1) is a debut handset created by the godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, and his brand-new company. It's entering a crowded field dominated by the same few phones: Samsung's Galaxy Note. The latest LG V phone. Google's Pixel (previously Nexus) phones. And of course, the iPhone.

Nevertheless, the new kid in town is getting a lot of attention. But will it succeed? Here’s everything you need to know about the Essential Phone and how it stacks up against the heavy-hitters.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

3 products I want to hear about at Apple's September 12 event

Mac World - Fri, 2017-09-01 06:30

Now that Apple’s gone ahead and made it official, sending out its save-the-date cards for the September 12 event that will christen the new Steve Jobs Theater, it’s time for the prognosticating to shift into overdrive. (What, you already thought it was in overdrive? Now we’ve got a deadline.) 

Look, we all know that there are a handful of things that are shoe-ins for this particular song and dance: there’s going to be a new iPhone, probably an LTE-enabled Apple Watch, and likely even a touched-up Apple TV. iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra will get some show time along with official release dates, and we’ll probably learn a little more about the upcoming HomePod

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Essential Phone: Everything you need to know about Andy Rubin's new Android phone

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 06:30

The Essential Phone (styled PH-1) is a debut handset created by the godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, and his brand-new company. It's entering a crowded field dominated by the same few phones: Samsung's Galaxy Note. The latest LG V phone. Google's Pixel (previously Nexus) phones. And of course, the iPhone.

Nevertheless, the new kid in town is getting a lot of attention. But will it succeed? Here’s everything you need to know about the Essential Phone and how it stacks up against the heavy-hitters.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How to set up Steam Link and play PC games on your TV

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 06:00

Windows may have the most robust library of games in the world, but many people enjoy playing games in the living room—yes, even PC gamers. Valve, the company behind Steam, helps its users cross the bridge between computers and couches with the Steam Link ($50 or less on Amazon), a diminutive set-top box that streams games from your gaming PC straight to your TV.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

YouTube TV review: Patience pays off

Mac World - Fri, 2017-09-01 06:00
YouTube TV is the best streaming bundle for Chromecast users within the service's footprint.

YouTube TV review: Patience pays off

PC World - Fri, 2017-09-01 06:00
YouTube TV is the best streaming bundle for Chromecast users within the service's footprint.

Pages

Subscribe to Computer Science aggregator