Category Archives: Computer Tips


    THE GOOD Simple, easy-to-upgrade design Strong gaming and VR performance Handy built-in audio software Lots of memory-card slots for productivity THE BAD Lackluster keyboard Not as compact as other VR-ready competitors VERDICT The Dell XPS 8900 SE offers VR-ready gaming performance within an easily upgradable design that’s fit for both work and play. Not every […]


    PROS Beautiful design; Vivid Infinity display; Strong port selection; CONS More expensive than competing machines; Slower performance than the competition; Below-average battery life; Awkward webcam VERDICT The Dell Latitude 13 7370 is a beautiful and durable business notebook with a great display. Business laptops have been getting sexier and thinner, and Dell is taking that […]


    Chromebooks have 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 cost as little as $159.   However, Microsoft isn’t taking this threat […]

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 100S Windows 10 Laptop Launched at Rs. 14,999

    Lenovo has launched its budget-friendly IdeaPad 100S laptop in India, with an end user price (EUP) of Rs. 14,999. The laptop, which is exclusively available via Snapdeal, runs Windows 10 – the highlight of the laptop at this price. To recall, the IdeaPad 100S was launched by Lenovo at IFA 2015 in September, alongside other […]

  • Two settings to make using the Mac App Store easier

    If you are a frequent shopper at the Mac App Store and are tired of entering your password each time you go to download an app, there are two settings you should know about. Unfortunately, it seems to me you can’t use both at the same time. To find them, open System Preferences, choose App […]

  • Does it make sense to buy a Surface?

    I interrupt your regularly scheduled deal of the day to ask a question. (Sometimes I just like to converse. So save your money today, or just skip down to the bonus deals.) Does it make sense to buy a Microsoft Surface Pro? Or Surface Book? Or an Apple iPad Pro? Or any kind of hybrid […]

  • Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 brings the modular concept to tablets

    Proving that it isn’t afraid to innovate, Lenovo has unveiled a modular tablet with add-on accessories that change the way it functions. The ThinkPad X1 Tablet will launch alongside a trio of accessories, including a battery pack that adds an additional five hours of runtime. There’s also a pico projector that turns the device into a presentation tool, […]

  • Microsoft’s Android app ,‘not going as planned’

    Back at this year’s Build conference, Microsoft said that it will make available tools to port apps from other platforms, including iOS and Android. Now it looks like the Android tool — dubbed Astoria — won’t be available any time soon, if ever. Windows Central is reporting “from multiple sources” that Project Astoria is now […]

  • Windows 10: 7 Default Settings You Should Change Immediately After Install

    Released on July 29, Windows 10 is the newest desktop operating system from Microsoft that is nowrunning on over 110 million devices. It comes with a plethora of useful new features including a revamped Start menu, digital assistant Cortana, and Action Center. Also, in terms of functionality and performance, the new operating system offers substantial […]

  • Vaio surges back into the party with a unique convertible tablet offering

    Down but not out, the now almost-independent computer manufacturer Vaio is ready to make a return to the market with a premium convertible tablet offering not unlike the Surface or iPad Pro. The Vaio Z Canvas marks the first system that will be sold in the United States since the brand mostly split from Sony, […]

  • How Can a File’s Size be Zero?

    We all occasionally run across a ‘situation’ on our computers that leaves us completely baffled, such as a file that has a size of zero, but how is that even possible? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a confused reader’s question. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision […]

  • Confusion Over Windows 10’s ‘Free’ Upgrades

    Late last week, it seemed as if Microsoft was ready to give Windows 10 away for free to virtually anyone with a pulse. In a corporate blog posting that originally went up June 19, Gabe Aul, an engineering general manager for Microsoft’s Operating Systems group, suggested that anyone running the Windows 10 Insider Preview (Home […]