Apple Is Quietly Repairing MacBook Pros With Faulty Video For Free

Apple has launched a repair program for MacBook Pros from 2011 to 2013 displaying video problems. People with video issues who have the affected models can get them fixed for free, and people who already paid to get their laptops fixed can get a refund. This includes MacBooks with scrambled video, video that won’t turn on and unexpected restarts.


This Digital Mondrian Was Made In 1964

Piet Mondrian sits well in the world of science and technology, his clear geometric forms so neatly and rationally ordered. But perhaps the earliest example of technology and Mondrian intersecting is in these images, created digitally way back in 1964.


Police Nab Thieves That Stole $500K Of Computers From Aussie Schools

After a three month operation, police have nabbed two men allegedly responsible for stealing hundreds of MacBooks and iPads from private schools across New South Wales. The haul was worth over $500,000, and over 20 different schools were targeted.


Lenovo Installs Superfish Adware On Its New Computers

Oh no, Lenovo. Users are reporting on the company’s forums that its computers are coming installed with adware straight out of the box — that can monitor secure connections.


A 49-Port USB Hub Still Isn't Enough

So how many ports on a USB hub are too many? There’s no answer to that question because no matter how many you have, you’ll always need at least one more. But Brando’s new 49-port USB charging hub should keep you satisfied for at least a little while.


Microsoft Is Really Turning It Around

It’s tempting to think of Microsoft as some ageing dinosaur. But it’s wrong. Change has been building for almost a year now. Yes Windows 8 was a mess, and the Xbox One’s early days were embarrassing, but Microsoft’s been sharpening its game with impressive deftness and speed. And now it is once again, hands down, the most exciting company in tech.


Find Your Wi-Fi Password In Windows 8.1

A friend wants a slice of your home Wi-Fi but you’ve completely forgotten what the password is, as you connected your laptop about two-and-a-half years ago. If you’re running Windows 8.1, then looking up your password from your laptop or desktop only takes a few clicks of the mouse. Here’s how to do it.


Equation Group: The Backdoors Spying On Most Of The World's Hard Drives

New research from Russian researchers at the Kaspersky Lab reveals that the someone — most likely the NSA — has developed spying software that can be hidden deep with hard drives. Known to work with hardware made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and more, it’s said to provide the agency with the means to eavesdrop “on the majority of the world’s computers”.


Add Folders As Favorites For Easy Access In Windows

The Favorites section of File Explorer is designed to hold the folders you use most often. It makes opening those frequently accessed parts of your drive that little bit easier. If there are new folders you want to add, or redundant ones you don’t want to see, making changes isn’t difficult (and the seconds you save will soon add up).


How Digital Images Really Work

We take digital images for granted these days — hell, you’re looking at dozens right now. But when you stop and think about how the 3D world can be represented so neatly by 1D data stored on a hard drive, it’s really utterly amazing.