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BlackBerry on a "Sounder Financial Footing" Despite Enormous £3.5bn Loss

BlackBerry boss John Chen was surprisingly upbeat while revealing his company managed to lose £3.5bn last year, claiming that the most recent quarter was actually a little better than expected -- and hinting that bringing BBM to the desktop may be the next disaster-aversion therapy to come. Read More >>

google
Google Now Takes it's First Steps Onto the Desktop

Google Now is great, but it's only on your mobile devices. We've been waiting on a desktop version for what feels like forever. Now, finally, it's just starting to poke its head out in Chrome's beta builds. Read More >>

apple
20 Must-Have Mac OS X Utilities

Each year I round-up my top list of applications and utilities I used the most throughout the year. Without further introduction, here are all the utilities that have been especially useful in enhancing my productivity during 2013. Read More >>

apple
The New Mac Pro Finally Goes on Sale Tomorrow

It's sleek, black, looks a little bit like your waste paper bin, and could just be your ultimate workstation. The Mac Pro is an amazing piece of hardware and, finally, it goes on sale tomorrow. Read More >>

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First the Start Button, Now the Start Menu Set For Windows 8 Comeback

Microsoft's Windows 8 OS received a mixed reception upon launch, to put it lightly. Forward-thinking in its touch-focussed features, but alienating to those who wanted a pure desktop experience, Microsoft were forced to make some come compromises to their original vision come the Windows 8.1 update, reinstating the Start Button. And the next 8.2 update could take that one step further. Read More >>

google
The Future of Chrome on Your Phone Is the Desktop

Chrome 28 beta for Android has just hit Google Play bringing with it built-in Google Translate among other things. But what it really shows is where Google's awesome mobile browser is going. Chrome on your phone and Chrome on the desktop are headed for a collision, and it'll be awesome for all your phones and tablets. Read More >>

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Microsoft's Thinking About Giving You a Traditional Desktop With Start Button Back

Windows 8 is like Marmite. Some people love it, many, many people hate it. And while I personally quite like it, it certainly has its quirks, especially when you're using it without a touchscreen. It seems Microsoft might be backtracking a bit. Windows 8.1, aka 'Blue', might come with a Start button and could boot straight into the desktop, skirting the Start screen. Read More >>

apple
How to Run OnLive's Remote Microsoft Office on OS X, For Free

Even if you're a Microsoft Office hater, sometimes it's extremely useful to have access to its features. Well, here's a quick way to achieve that on OS X, for free, using OnLive's Desktop service. Read More >>

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The Mac Pro Lives! Apple Has Resurrected One of its Most Venerable Lines

Apple defied expectations by introducing an updated Mac Pro today, despite not mentioning the machine at WWDC, and indications that it would kill it off. Creative professionals are most definitely celebrating — it's the first time their super-powerful computer of choice has gotten a refresh in two years, and it needed some attention in a bad way. So what exactly does the updated machine look like? Read More >>

google
Google's Chrome OS is Morphing Into Windows 95

That image up there is the latest developer version of Google's Chrome OS, which now comes with the option of a boring old taskbar icon list, just like every version of Windows since before half of you lot were born. Read More >>

computers
Greatest Case Mod Hyrule Has Ever Seen

Taking inspiration from Lego, Minecraft, and good old-fashioned building blocks, the 8-Bit Builder goes slightly against his namesake with this 16-bit case mod honoring Hyrule's most-diminutive hero. But seriously, why is it a kid who's always saving the day? Read More >>

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Who Needs a PC When You Can Just Hook Up Your Android Phone to a Monitor and Keyboard

Motorola’s had a stab at trying to get people to use their phone as a surrogate computer with its Atrix 4G – it wasn’t all that great as a netbook replacement. But things have drastically improved with the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, so why not just hook up your Galaxy Nexus to a monitor, keyboard and trackpad to give you an instant desktop computer? Read More >>

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Door Open to Windows 8 Desktop Apps on ARM

One of the more keenly debated tech-nerd issues is that of the ARM-compatible version of Windows 8 and what it will/won't let us do. We already know it'll come with a locked bootloader, but we're still waiting on news as to whether desktop apps will run on ARM tablets. And it's starting to sound like they might. Read More >>

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This Beautiful Red Plume Is Your Next Desktop Background. But What Is it?

Is it a wonderful new Christmas decoration come too late? Blood plunging into a pool of bath water? Or has someone just dropped the ketchup in the sink? Read More >>

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Good News: Windows 8 Tablets May Not Get Traditional Desktop Apps After All

According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft may discard its original plans to include support for desktop applications in their tablets. Instead, they would go for Metro-only apps, like the ones found in Windows Phone 7. Read More >>

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