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Apple Watch: Things we need to know

There's a lot we already know about the Apple Watch, but there's also a lot that we don't. Here are some questions I hope we will get answers to.

What is 'USB Type C' and 'USB 3.1 Gen 1'?

Apple's decision to include just one single USB Type C port on the new MacBook that will handle both power and connectivity has caused a fair bit of confusion. How can a single port take over the function of the myriad of ports that are usually present on a MacBook?

Samsung buoyed by strong Galaxy S6 preorders

Samsung, which saw profits tumble by 60 percent last year, is seeing an uptick in its fortunes thanks to stronger than anticipated Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge preorders.

Five months on and iOS 8 is still riddled with show-stopping bugs

Five months on from the release of iOS 8, and following six rounds of bugfixes, Apple's flagship mobile platform that powers almost three out of four iPhone and iPads is still riddled with bugs.

Apple unveils MacBook Pro repair extension program

Apple has unveiled a repair extension program for a selection of MacBook Pro notebooks exhibiting video problems.

Crapware: Why manufacturers install it, what you can do about it, and why it's not going to go away

If you've ever bought a Windows PC or Android smartphone or tablet from one of the big name vendors then chances are that you are familiar - perhaps even intimately familiar if you've ever tried removing it - with crapware.

Tech essentials for the office and when on the road

Here's a tour of some of the things that I take for granted, but which work hard for me every day, and without them I wouldn't be able to do as much as I do each and every day.

Apple has all the tech pieces in place to build a MacBook tablet

What do you get if you take Apple's new MacBook, pry out the keyboard and duct tape the display to the body? An OS X-powered MacBook tablet, that's what.

AMD hiring CPU engineer to improve GPU drivers

Chipmaker AMD is looking to hire a CPU performance engineer to help optimize the company's graphics drivers with an eye to improve CPU gaming performance.

LaCie unveils USB-C external drive for the new MacBook

LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate Technology, announced the addition of USB-C technology to its Porsche Design Mobile Drive, making it the perfect match for Apple's new MacBook.

Western Digital debuts "world's most power-efficient" high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for datacenters

Western Digital has introduced new datacenter hard drives that deliver the lowest power consumption of any high-capacity 3.5-inch hard drive available today.

Developer gets Android Wear to work with the iPhone

An Android developer has come up with a way to get Android Wear smartwatches to work with an iPhone - with no jailbreaking required.

Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge: Removing the non-removable battery

Turns out Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge do have removable batteries after all... well sort of, if you're happy to deal with adhesive, a handful of tiny screws, removing the circuit board, and voiding the warranty.

Gallery: AMD's new high-performance, energy-efficient 'Carrizo' APU

AMD's next-generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for laptops and low-power desktops, codenamed "Carrizo", will simultaneously ramp up energy efficiency and boost performance.

Mac OS X is the most vulnerable OS, claims security firm; Debate ensues

UPDATED: According to a report by security firm GFI, Apple's Mac OS X is the most vulnerable operating system, with the iOS platform coming in second. A debate over reporting nuances and merits of the report quickly followed.

ARM looks to benchmarking to improve performance

British semiconductor and software design company ARM is turning to benchmarking to make its chips faster and more efficient.

Apple's new MacBook puts a $79 price tag on USB ports

Adding USB ports to Apple's new, sleek, single-port MacBook won't come cheap.

Lenovo promises to stop bundling crapware on PCs

Following on from the Superfish debacle the company found itself embroiled in earlier this month, PC maker Lenovo is promising to bring to an end to the practice of pre-loading crapware onto systems.

Tech specs: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung has finally unveiled its long-awaited and much-rumored flagship smartphone. Well, two smartphones to be accurate. Joining the standard Galaxy S6 is the Galaxy S6 Edge that features a dual-curve display.

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