The Computer History Museum will open source Apple’s Lisa OS in 2018

Before the first Macintosh and the first Windows PC, Apple released a desktop computer known as the Lisa which ran its own specialized operating system. Soon, enthusiasts will be able to pick apart its source code to see exactly what was going on under the hood. Al Kossow, a software curator for the Computer History Museum, took to a Google Groups discussion board ... Read More »

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Variant Release Date Set for December 1: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Surface Pro LTE version tipped to launch next month It is said to go on sale from December 1 It is likely to come in only Core i5 version A new report claims that Microsoft will be launching a new Surface Pro variant with LTE connectivity later this year. Neowin reports that the company in one of its sessions, ... Read More »

iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1 Public Betas Released

HIGHLIGHTS The Apple Pay Cash service has not been introduced with update watchOS 4.1 beta is available only to registered developers Support for AirPlay 2 is expected to come with future update After pushing out its iOS 11.0.1 update just recently, Apple has now made the first public betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and macOS 10.13.1 available for download. The public beta follows ... Read More »

Review: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse – Thinking Different about Mac functionality

I have never been particularly fond of any of Apple’s mice. I appreciate the company’s dedication to simplicity when it comes to their products, but for my uses which include design and gaming, Apple focuses entirely too much on form over functionality. As someone who frequently has multiple apps running at the same time, I find Mission Control (formerly Exposé) ... Read More »

Computer Use Increases In Wellington County Libraries

The use of computers in Wellington County libraries has gone up by 21 percent in the first nine months of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. Wellington County Councillor David Anderson told Minto council this week that the role of libraries is changing as computers play an increasing part. He pointed to Wellington libraries hosting displays of local ... Read More »

Secretary of State seeks support for computer upgrades

owa Secretary of State Paul Pate says cyber security is a “constant challenge” and it’s “vital” that his office get more state tax dollars in the next budgeting year. Pate says the I-Vote system that handles voter registration data needs attention. “That’s a system that was built over 15 years ago and obviously elections have changed dramatically since then,” Pate ... Read More »

Get a Wahoo Elemnt GPS cycling computer for £189.99

Wahoo has been big news in the cycling computer sphere (if there is such a thing) over the last year or so – and you can now get the Wahoo Elemnt computer for just £189.99 at a number of sites, thanks to Black Friday deals. When we reviewed the Wahoo Elemnt, which uses Bluetooth and ANT+ – and can be set up via a ... Read More »

What to look for when buying a new computer, laptop or hybrid

Buying a new computer is a lot like ordering a pizza: You think it’s a fairly simple task until you realize how many choices you need to make. But if your existing machine is so old it could barely run solitaire, you’re probably due for an upgrade. The good news is two-fold: there are many new exciting developments in the ... Read More »

This free app lets you play incredible-looking PC games on any Mac computer

This PC setup is a far-off dream for me, a lowly MacBook user. People like me who love playing video games but have Mac computers at home often have a case of PC envy. Almost all the best games debut on PCs and only show up on Macs years later – if at all. With recent PC-exclusive games including “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” ... Read More »

Computer back-ups: needed or not?

When disaster strikes, a good insurance company can help you put your life back together by paying to repair damage or replace anything that has been completely destroyed.  But there’s one thing no insurance company can help you replace: treasured family pictures.  Fires, floods, mudslides, and even tornadoes will destroy pictures, all too often leaving victims with nothing. Fortunately, you ... Read More »