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HP Stream Mini Review: A Deceptively Capable Tiny Desktop

Back in the ’90s, you could buy a bargain-brand Gateway or eMachines PC for about $US400. They were everywhere. Everybody’s grandma got in on the action. They were also, objectively, pretty crappy computers. That’s more true now than ever. Why? Because now we have the $US180 HP Stream Mini. That’s why.


Microsoft Is Testing An Android-To-Windows 10 Upgrade ROM For Mobiles

Microsoft and new Chinese smartphone force Xiaomi are currently testing a clever new Windows ROM, one that could eventually be used to convert an Android mobile to one running Windows 10.


Microsoft Has Patched FREAK On Windows PCs

Last week, it came to light that the decades-old FREAK security flaw affected every version of Windows. Now, a day after Apple, Microsoft has released patches for PCs running its operating system.


Windows 93: The Most Fun You'll Ever Have With An Operating System

A few months ago, a pair of French hackers teased a new project called Windows 93. It was a wonderfully weird web-based operating system, some sort of spoof on Windows 95, packed to the gills with insider internet jokes. And late last night, the digital artists released the full version. It’s still wonderfully weird, thank God.


Great Laptops And Tablets For Back To School And Uni

Need help finding the right laptop, tablet or convertible to get you or your kids through school or Uni? We have put together our top picks from the affordable through to more powerful options.


This Is What Microsoft's New Spartan Browser Will (Probably) Look Like

Microsoft first revealed that Internet Explorer was to be replaced by a new browser — codenamed Spartan — back in January. Now, a new leaked video reveals what it will look like.


HP's Spectre X360 Might Be The Best Transforming Laptop I've Ever Seen

Milled aluminium. All-day battery life. Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. A bitchin’ keyboard, and a large, clickable trackpad with excellent multitouch response. If you didn’t know any better, you’d think I was describing a MacBook Air. I’m not — I’m talking HP’s Spectre x360, a gorgeous premium convertible PC that starts at just $US900.


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.


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).