Friday, October 30

Tablets & Computers

adobe, flash, News, Tablets & Computers

Windows update removes Flash from operating system, but not browsers yet

A optional update from Microsoft You are removing the Flash plugin from Windows 10. The update not only removes Flash, but also prevents users from reinstalling it later. That said, if you're not using the basic Windows 10 version of Flash and instead rely on a standalone iteration downloaded from the internet, this update won't disable it. The update also does not touch the Flash plugin built into Microsoft's Edge browser in Internet Explorer, so Flash on the web should still work. The Chromium version of Edge will no longer support Flash in January 2021, and Internet Explorer will stop using it at the end of December. Several tech companies have been trying to get rid of Flash for a while. For example, Apple removed it from Saf...
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Acer Introduces 2020 Lineup of Laptops, Chromebooks, and a Smart Speaker

Acer hosted a press event to showcase its 2020 list of laptops and computing products that range from high-end and ultra-premium to entry-level Chromebooks. Additionally, the company detailed new PC monitors and gaming options. For starters, Acer introduced its Acer Book RS 'Porsche Design', a "luxury notebook" with an 11th generation Intel Core GPU and Nvidia GeForce MX350 in a sleek all-metal chassis. The Porsche Design Book RS features up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and up to 17 hours of battery life. Additionally, Acer equipped the laptop with a 14-inch 16: 9 Full HD (FHD) 1080 x 1920 display. Acer says the Book RS will be available in December and will start at $ 1,999.99.Along with the new luxury laptop, Acer announced updates to its ConceptD line of 'prosumer...
iOS 14, ipad, iPad Air (2020), iPad Pro (2020), Reviews, Tablets & Computers

IPad Air (2020) review: the colorful ‘Pro’

The iPad Air (2020) is my favorite iPad and the tablet most people should buy if they are looking to make the leap from a traditional laptop to Apple's increasingly capable iPadOS. It presents the best aspects of the expensive iPad Pro (2020) combined with the entry-level iPad (2020). Also, the square-edged design looks great in 'Silver', 'Space Gray', 'Rose Gold,' Sky Blue 'and, my personal favorite shade,' Green ', which sets the new tablet apart from its predecessor. and even the iPad Pro.Other features have also been incorporated into the completely redesigned Air, including a much-needed USB-C port which is great for transferring photos from an SD card to the tablet for editing, the A14 Bionic chip from the iPhone 12, Apple's second-generation Pen holder and more. Although I've...
microsoft, News, office, Tablets & Computers, windows

Windows 10 is restarting some PCs to install Office applications without permission

Some Windows 10 users report that their PCs are restarting to install Office web apps, even though they don't give permission for the operating system to do so. Previously, this was an optional feature that could only be enabled by the user. It is not clear why it has changed, but the problem seems to be quite remarkable, given that various means, including The edge, Latest Windows Y ZDNet, have reported experiencing it together with general users. It's also important to note that standard Windows 10 users are affected, not just Windows Insider users as originally reported. According to The edgeSean Hollister, the Office application icons even appeared in his start menu, even though he had never installed Office on the compute...
Apple, iPad Air (2020), News, tablets, Tablets & Computers

IPad Air (2020) Pre-Orders Now Available in Canada

In a surprise move, Apple has launched iPad Air pre-orders (2020) and confirmed the tablet's release date of October 23. Although we knew that the new 10.5-inch iPad Air would launch in late October, it was not clear until now when pre-orders would launch or when they would launch. The new tablet features a similar design to the iPad Pro which is available in five colors: 'Silver', 'Space Gray', 'Rose Gold', 'Green' and 'Sky Blue'. Although the new iPad Air shares several features with the iPad Pro (2020), including a USB-C port, second-generation Apple Pencil support, a display with P3 wide color support, and an anti-reflective coating, it is also unique in some ways. beyond its colorful design. For example, it is the first Apple ...
Apple, iPad Air (2020), News, tablets, Tablets & Computers

IPad Air (2020) Pre-Orders Now Available in Canada

In a surprise move, Apple has launched iPad Air pre-orders (2020) and confirmed the tablet's release date of October 23. Although we knew that the new 10.5-inch iPad Air would launch in late October, it was not clear until now when pre-orders would launch or when they would launch. The new tablet features a similar design to the iPad Pro which is available in five colors: 'Silver', 'Space Gray', 'Rose Gold', 'Green' and 'Sky Blue'. Although the new iPad Air shares several features with the iPad Pro (2020), including a USB-C port, second-generation Apple Pencil support, a display with P3 wide color support, and an anti-reflective coating, it is also unique in some ways. beyond its colorful design. For example, it is the first Apple ...
Chrome OS, Google, News, Tablets & Computers

Google adds more accessibility features to Chrome OS

To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Google is rolling out some new accessibility features for Chrome OS, including enhanced voice selection and an accessibility center. The latest blog post from the company says that in an upcoming update, users will be able to change the color of their cursors to improve visibility and add personalization to each user's computer. There are seven new colors: red, yellow, green, cyan, blue, magenta, and pink. A new "Select to speak" option allows people to highlight text on the screen so it can be said out loud. To take this further, the company is improving its 'ChromeVox' software, which is its built-in screen reading technology. The company says this is critical for people w...
Chromebook, Lenovo, News, Tablets & Computers, ThinkPad

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Chromebook for Business Powered by AMD

Lenovo has introduced a new ThinkPad-branded Chromebook aimed at business users. It is powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU, comes with a stylus, and has a pointer (the infamous keyboard nipple that has graced the keyboards of many ThinkPad devices). The new ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook comes in an aluminum chassis with a nice 'Abyss Blue' color and has a 360 degree hinge, which allows all suits that use this bad boy to turn it into a tablet on the go. For those who don't enjoy writing (or using the nipple), there is an optional garage pen that can be used to touch Chrome OS or for inking. The C13 Yoga can be equipped with an AMD Ryzen 3700C series mobile processor, has a 13.3-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 pixel display with narrow bezels and ...
canalys, COVID-19, News, pc shipments, Tablets & Computers

Global PC Shipments Hit 10-Year High in Q3 2020 – Report

Global PC shipments rose 13 percent in the third quarter of 2020 in a new 10-year record, according to a new report from analytics firm Canalys. The report notes that 79.2 million units were shipped in the quarter, which is the most growth the market has seen in the last decade. Canalys highlights that the growth can be attributed to continued demand during the second wave of COVID-19, as some countries and companies continue to invest in longer-term transitions to remote work. “Shipments of laptops and mobile workstations grew 28.3 percent year-on-year. This is in contrast to desktop and desktop workstations, whose shipments were down 26%, according to the report.Lenovo ranked first in the PC market with more than 19 million sh...
iPad (2020), Reviews, tablet, Tablets & Computers

IPad (2020) Review: Old Standby

There's nothing inherently wrong with Apple's iPad (2020) update, but it's nothing exciting either. Apple's new entry-level iPad is almost completely identical to its predecessor. This means it features the same 10.2-inch Retina display with 2160 x 1620 pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a vintage-feeling 1.2-megapixel front camera. The only new feature is Apple's A12 processor, the same chip found in the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPad Mini (2019), and iPad Air (2019). As you may have guessed by now, this is a substantial power boost, which equates to the tablet being 40 percent faster than the 7th-gen iPad (more on that later). But beyond the increased power of the chip, this is the same iPad that Apple has released for years. It features identically sized ...
11th gen core desktop CPUs, intel, News, rocket lake, Tablets & Computers

Intel Teases 11th Gen ‘Rocket Lake’ Desktop CPUs in Q1 2021

Intel has confirmed that its 11th Gen Core desktop processors, codenamed 'Rocket Lake', are on the way. Additionally, the company plans to launch Rocket Lake in the first quarter of next year. Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Client Computing, Workstations and Gaming group John Bonini explained this in a blog post shared by the company on October 7. The post details some of Intel's work on games and hints at what's to come with Rocket Lake. Bonini confirmed that Rocket Lake would provide support for PCIe 4.0. PCIe slots are commonly found in desktop PCs and are used to expand hardware, such as adding graphics processing units (GPUs), Wi-Fi or sound cards, SSDs, and more. PCIe 4.0 offers twice the bandwidth of PCIe 3.0, reaching a theoretica...
4K, Apple, Mac, Netflix, News, Tablets & Computers

Only some new Macs will get 4K Netflix with macOS Big Sur

One of the highlights of the next macOS update is that Apple will finally support Netflix 4K playback. However, it was recently revealed that only newer Mac models with the T2 security chip will be able to consume high-resolution Netflix. Macs built with this chip included are the following: iMac (2020) iMac Pro Mac Pro (2019) Mac mini (2018) MacBook Air (2018 or later) MacBook Pro (2018 or later) No other Macs will support 4K Netflix on their displays if it is capable or if it is sent to an external 4K monitor. If you follow not sure if your Mac has the T2 chip, you can also hold down the 'Option' key while clicking on the 'Apple' logo in the upper left corner of the screen for more options. Once you open this secret menu, navigate down to 'Controller' or...