Tag Archives: Desktop

Google Drive Desktop App to Shut Down in March 2018 in Favour of Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream

HIGHLIGHTS Google Drive for Mac, Windows to end in March 2018 Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream are two alternatives for cloud storage Google Drive update for Mac adds support for High Sierra, APFS Google wants to make it easier to store and access your files from the cloud. For it to do that, the company needs to make some important ... Read More »

YouTube rolls out new icon, design changes for mobile, desktop app

YouTube has announced significant design changes for its mobile and desktop app. Plus the YouTube logo has been revamped to emphasis on the ‘Tube’, and the iconic play icon now appears at the beginning of the YouTube wordmark. The refreshed YouTube Logo and YouTube Icon should be visible to users on mobile and desktop starting today. Coming to YouTube mobile ... Read More »

Ellp is like IFTTT for the desktop

One of the more useful online services for getting things done is IFTTT.com, which stands for If This, Then That. For example, if rain is the forecast for tomorrow, then send me an email. A new program for the Windows called Ellp (currently in beta) is kind of like IFTTT for the desktop. It can’t carry out the wide number ... Read More »

Samsung’s ArtPC Pulse is a cylindrical desktop PC with 360-degree sound

Perhaps Samsung has more pressing matters to address, and that’s why we never received an official release on the ArtPC Pulse, a cylindrical desktop PC that’s now available for pre-order on Amazon. But if you’re interested in computers with modern art aspirations, check out the product page and consider, well, what it all means. Looking much like HP’s Pavilion Wave ... Read More »

Dell Inspiron 17 7778 review: This massive 17-inch 2-in-1 is a worthwhile desktop replacement

Dell recently refreshed its Inspiron notebook line with a new batch of 2-in-1s that come in a variety of configurations and sizes. Within the line’s flagship 7000 series, the 17-inch models are held up as “high-performance,” compared to their 13- and 15-inch kin. Here we review the Inspiron 17 7778, which is one rung down from the top of the ... Read More »

Remote desktop tool distributed by Comodo enabled privilege escalation

Security software vendor Comodo has patched a security weakness in its GeekBuddy remote PC support tool that could have enabled local malware or exploits to gain admin privileges on computers.  GeekBuddy installs a VNC (Virtual Network Computing) remote desktop service that allows Comodo technicians to connect to users’ PCs and help them troubleshoot issues or clean malware infections. The application is ... Read More »

Windows 10 Insider option makes desktop and mobile testing less scary

Many PC users have an extra system or two kicking around, which can be used to test new preview builds of Windows 10. But most users have only one active phone, making the prospect of testing a preview mobile OS less likely. Enter Microsoft’s new “Release Preview” track: a preview build that scales back risk and is available for mobile ... Read More »

AMD launches first ever Excavator desktop CPU, whisper-quiet Wraith cooler

Begone, noisy stock coolers. On Tuesday morning, AMD announced that the whisper-quiet new Wraith CPU cooler revealed at CES is now available, albeit only with a single processor. But at the same time, AMD introduced another new “near-silent 95 watt thermal solution” being bundled with six additional chips, including two new ones: a powerful new A10 APU, and a CPU ... Read More »

Monster gaming laptop from CybertronPC packs the latest desktop hardware

Plugging high-end gaming desktop hardware into a laptop may seem like a crazy idea, but CybertronPC has pulled it off. It’s hard to believe the CLX Osiris 17 and 17x PCs from CybertronPC are actually laptops when when you read the basic specifications. Don’t expect much battery life from these desktop-replacement laptops, which have 17-inch screens. The Osiris 17 can be ... Read More »

Google-Twitter Deal on Search Expands to Desktop

Google and Twitter announced Friday their partnership placing tweets in online search results has been extended to desktop. Confirmation came in a tweeted exchange between the two US tech firms. “Hey @twitter, Search party at our place. Meet us on desktop?” Google said, to which Twitter replied, “You got it, @google. We’ll bring the Tweets.” The two firms agreed in ... Read More »