Category Archives: Desktop, Laptop, OS & Desktop Applications

Top 9 Tablets Available Right Now: Brought to you by Laptop

A look at the leading tablets on the market today including reviews from tech insiders This Laptop eBook includes in-depth reviews of each of the most popular tablets available today. Products Include: Apple iPad Air Apple iPad mini with Retina Display Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Google Nexus 7 (2013) Samsung […]

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Top 10 Smartphones: Brought to you by LAPTOP

LAPTOP reviews the best Smartphones of 2013. We use smartphones to check email and Facebook, take pictures, surf the Web, play games and a whole lot more. But how do you choose the best smartphone for you? At LAPTOP, we review dozens and dozens of smartphones per year based on […]

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Chromebook vs. Tablet: Which Should You Buy?

On the surface, they seem quite different. Tablets are mostly considered content-consumption devices, whereas Chromebooks are often viewed as cheap laptop replacements. On the surface, they seem quite different. Tablets are mostly considered content-consumption devices, whereas Chromebooks are often viewed as cheap laptop replacements. But as the app and keyboard […]

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Windows 10 Hands-On: A Good Start

Windows 10 is also smarter when it comes to snapping applications to the left and right sides of the desktop. The real Windows is back. Recently, Microsoft showed off the first preview build of Windows 10, which does away with the infamous Modern UI and brings back the Start menu, […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Microsoft deserves credit for making the Surface Pro 3 thinner and lighter than its predecessor, especially since the screen grew from 10.6 to 12 inches. Do consumers want a tablet that can double as a laptop? Microsoft thinks so, which is why it's trying to sell just such a hybrid […]

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Chromebooks vs. Windows Laptops: What Should You Buy?

Chromebooks have quickly grown from a curiosity to a force to be reckoned with. Offering a simple and stripped-down experience, Google’s Chrome OS is extremely easy to use (if you can use a browser, you’re good), and it comes inside several affordable laptops that start as low as $199. According […]

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Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer

From button placement to changing tabs, your browser’s layout is fundamental to how quickly and comfortably you can surf the Web. When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The […]

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Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin

Thankfully, all four browsers keep their interfaces relatively free of clutter, but some do this more elegantly than others. Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered […]

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How to setup VMware vSphere Lab in VMware Workstation?

With this eBook you will receive weekly updates in your email for free, courtesy of Vladan.fr. This Free E-book describes the setup of Portable Lab to run nested ESXi 5.1 servers with nested VMs, shared storage, virtual networking etc… This is no mean to be a perfect, without errors, guide. […]

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JVM Troubleshooting Guide

The Java virtual machine is really the foundation of any Java EE platform. The Java bytecode produced when application are compiled, is eventually executed by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The JVM has grown to be a sophisticated tool, but it essentially remains a "black box" for most Java programmers. […]

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Designing and Building an Open ITOA Architecture

ExtraHop advocates an open approach to IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) that puts you in charge of how you collect, store, and analyze your data. This white paper offers prescriptive guidance for building an open ITOA architecture that incorporates the four sources of IT visibility: wire data, machine data, agent data, […]

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Seven Laptop Components That Can Improve Your Battery Life

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. In this guide, you’ll learn the seven components that enable longer battery life while focusing on battery life improvements that come from battery efficient hardware, not software tips. […]

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The MagPi Magazine: Enigma Cipher

This month’s MagPi contains a wealth of different material including a review of Raspberry Pi powered autopilot technology and the first of a mini-series from the PiBot robotics team. This issue hosts a review of the FishDish electronics board, written by the MagPi's youngest guest author so far. With standard […]

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6 Modern Security Tools for Windows 8

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. Windows 8 tablets and touch-enabled hybrid devices, such as the Microsoft Surface Pro series, are just as prone to malware attacks and other threats as your desktop computer. […]

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5 Windows 7 Features You Didn’t Know Existed

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. Windows XP may be gone, but all is not lost. Windows 7 may replace it as the legacy Windows OS of choice, especially considering the little-known features hidden […]

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Guide to KDE: The Other LINUX Desktop

By downloading this free guide, you agree to receive regular updates on the latest cool apps, product reviews, and giveaways from MakeUseOf. KDE is a project founded in 1996 by Matthias Ettrich to provide a full-featured desktop environment for free software operating systems (including Linux).  This guide is meant to […]

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