operating systems

Streamline The System Preferences Dialog In Mac OS X

The System Preferences dialog controls just about everything on your Mac OS X machine, from trackpad behaviour to screen timeout delay. If you’ve never really delved into the menus though, you might not realise you can hide the settings you don’t regularly use, making it easier to find the ones you do.


OK, So Maybe You Won't Get Windows 10 On July 29

Are you entitled to a free copy of Windows 10? There’s a flowchart for that. However, there’s no flowchart to tell you when you might actually get Microsoft’s new operating system. Officially, Windows 10 is coming on July 29, but not everyone will get it that day — now, says Microsoft, it will roll out in waves.


How Android Is Becoming The New Windows

It’s more nuanced than you think. Last week at Google I/O, one of the striking themes of the keynote was Sundar Pichai’s focus on Android as the future of Google. Android isn’t just the core of Google’s booming smartphone and tablet business; it’s also core to the company’s next phase, as they move into what Pichai described as “connected devices” or the internet of things. He imagined a world of hardware devices that do everything from monitor traffic to track your heartbeat, all brought together by Google’s prize operating system.


iOS Vs Android: The 2015 Edition

It’s been 7 years, and the great iOS vs Android debate rumbles on — in internet forums and real life. But these platforms have come a long way even in the last year or two. Do the old arguments still apply? What features separate iOS 8.3 from Android 5.1 Lollipop? We used a Nexus 6 and an iPhone 6 to investigate.


Make Your Mac Feel Like New Again With A Fresh Install Of OS X

Remember that zippy performance and warm feeling you got when you booted up your Mac for the first time? Seems a long time ago, doesn’t it? Thankfully, getting everything wiped and back to its original state isn’t too complicated or painful a procedure any more. Here’s how to go about it in the latest Mac OS X.


Windows 10 Upgrades Will Be Free -- Even For Pirated Copies

Microsoft has announced that it will give be giving free upgrades of Windows 10 to anyone who uses Windows right now — even if they’re currently running pirated copies of the operating system.


You Can Download North Korea's OS X Knockoff For Desktops (But Don't)

An anonymous Dogecoin lover recently uploaded a torrent that appears to contain the delightful Mac OS X knockoff built by North Korea. While it’s not news that the DPRK created its own a Linux-based operating system that looks just like OS X, it’s pretty funny that you can now play with what looks like a copy of it.


The Worst Bugs In OS X Yosemite And How To Fix Them

There’s a lot to like about OS X Yosemite, Apple’s brand-new, super-powerful operating system of the future, but a quick glance around the software’s official support forums shows that not all users are having a trouble-free experience. If you’re struggling with strange bugs and quirks in Yosemite, then these are the fixes you can try.


The Ultimate Breakdown Of How People Watch Porn Online

If there are any two things that define the tech-minded modern millennial, they are his operating system and his porn preferences. Fortunately for our inquiring minds, our data-crunching friends over at Pornhub have access to both.


Designers Explain Why Apple's New OS X Typeface Is A Strange Choice

It was one of the more subtle changes showcased during yesterday’s WWDC keynote: Apple finally ditched its OS typeface Lucida Grande to use Helvetica Neue across the board. Now, at least the OS and iOS systems match. But is Helvetica — which is basically unreadable at small sizes — really a better choice?


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