The folks at Redmond can't help themselves. When Windows 10 was announced, it seemed Microsoft was going to finally simplify the number of different Windows SKUs. But, over the last couple of years we've landed so many I'm struggling to find a definitive, current list. Late last week, another was added to the mix; Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. More »
Last week, Consumer Reports gave Microsoft a pasting over the reliability of the Surface Pro and Surface Book computers. It's easy to see why given no fewer than a quarter of devices needed a repair within two years of purchase according to Consumer Reports. Microsoft, as expected, has mounted a defence but it's not very strong. More »
This week, the controversial M4 toll kicks in for Western Sydney motorists. Depending on the entry/exit you use and the type of vehicle you're driving, you could be slugged anywhere between $1.77 and $13.67 per trip. Here is the full list of tolls. More »
You wanted. a Takeaway Truth for KFC's Zinger Mozzarella burger, a cryptocurrency explainer and an indictment of the "Aussie Aussie Aussie" sports cry. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last week. More »
If your book budget is limited, fear not: You can score a surprising amount of good stuff for free or cheap.
TV is a cutthroat business - whether it's cable, streaming or free-to-air. In 2017 and 2018, a bunch of beloved shows will be bidding adieu to their dwindling fan bases to make room for the next hopeful hit. Here are all the shows that you care about whose days are sadly numbered. Marco Polo, we hardly knew ye. Sniff More »
Mistakes. They're a thing. It's in our nature to address what's immediately wrong and once the fire is out, work to prevent said error from occurring again. But even this final step might not be enough -- always use a mistake as a chance to step back and take a more general look at your behaviour, mindset and processes. More »
With the release of Firefox 57 towards the end of this year, Mozilla's browser will no longer support "legacy" addons. The switch to WebExtension means developers will have to almost certainly update their addons to make them compatible. Show More Summary
Announced earlier this year at CES, Sony's BRAVIA A1 OLED TVs have finally dropped in Australia. Here's everything you need to know. More »
You can't change the quality of photos your phone takes, but you can make them look better with a few tweaks.
Cord cutters, don't worry -- you aren't left out of the fun.
At approximately 12am tonight, the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower is set to wow the world. Many eyewitnesses will use the words "meteor", "meteorite", "comet" and "asteroid" interchangeably to describe the celestial event they're seeing. In reality, these are all completely different types of space rock. Show More Summary
The Hydraulic Press Channel has lost some of its appeal over time, but it regains a little novelty when it crushes something that explodes. In a completely unsafe demonstration, the channel's purveyors compressed a battery pack with fiery results. (Reminder. Never puncture a battery.) More »
The classic combo of mouse and keyboard has flexibility on its side, but any gamer can tell you that for some types of games, nothing beats the speed of a console controller. Funnily enough, the logic remains sound when you move to the realm of productivity -- in this case, editing images. Show More Summary
Stack Overflow's "Documentation" site was an attempt to create collaborative documentation for software. A year on, the company has essentially admitted the initiative was a bust and although it has "learned quite a bit" from the experience, Documentation itself is biting the digital dust. More »
The Perseid Meteor Shower is set to peak on the night of August 12 and early morning hours of August 13 AEST. It's a bit of a difficult one to spot in Australia as the radiant doesn't rise very far above the horizon in the Southern hemisphere. With that caveat out of the way, here are some tips to increase the odds of catching a meteor or two this week. More »
Mozilla is working on a major overhaul of its web browser. Its official release is still months away, but you can take a Firefox 57 for a spin today.
Over the past ten years, I’ve thought a lot about building a legacy. In particular, I’ve thought about it as it relates to a body of work that you produce and share over the years. This model has kept me going for a long time. One of...Show More Summary
Tired of moving your apps around one by one? This new trick in iOS 11 will help speed things up.
When an average person hears the words “essential oils”, he’d probably associate it with something that can improve the smell of a home. And though that is true, there’s more to essential oils than just bringing a pleasant fragrance....Show More Summary