Tech & Gaming

TechLife April 2020

TechLife is a tech mag with a difference. It focuses on how technology can help you rather than on product specs. In an era when the tablet and smartphone have joined the personal computer as essential devices in our lives, TechLife shows you how to get the most from them.

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what you like

Not quite science... One of the issues with asking people what they think of any product, is that you will only ever get the tip of the iceberg. Last issue, to coincide with our redesign, I asked readers to get in touch and let me know what they like the most – and the least – in the magazine. By and large, it appears we’re getting it more or less right. Many traditional readers, who have been reading this title since its incarnation as PC User, enjoy the balance of reviews, features, and how-to articles, which is neat. So far so good! However, a lot of readers are a little less invested in games content. Personally, I don’t think you can have a modern magazine about modern technology without covering one of its…

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hp elite dragonfly

“The HP Elite Dragonfly is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful 2-in-1 laptops we’ve tested in a long time.” Most of the time, when a business laptop like the HP Elite Dragonfly crosses our desk, we kind of roll our eyes and get on with testing it. Laptops for professionals never tend to be too terribly exciting or much to look at, after all, as they’re designed to get a job done rather than be shiny consumer products. But what if there was a laptop that could do both? Well, there finally is. The HP Elite Dragonfly is packed not only with the security and IT features that businesses demand, but it also includes speedy hardware, plenty of ports, and most importantly: an aesthetic to die for. The HP Elite…

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microsoft will bring its antivirus software to ios and android

Microsoft has revealed its plans to bring its Defender antivirus software to both Android and iOS later this year. The software giant is currently developing apps for both mobile operating systems which will provide antivirus prevention along with a “full command line experience”. However, Microsoft has not yet shared any details regarding the functionality of the apps yet but it does plan to preview them at the upcoming RSA conference. Microsoft’s mobile Defender apps will likely be quite different than their desktop counterparts and this is partly because Apple doesn’t allow apps to scan for malware on iOS. On Google’s mobile operating system however, there are already a number of Android antivirus apps that are capable of detecting malware in apps that have been sideloaded onto a user’s device. Phishing prevention will likely…

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cut, copy and paste inventor dies at 74

The computer scientist Larry Tesler, who is famous for inventing the computer concepts cut, copy and paste, has passed away at age 74. Tesler was born in New York in 1945 and he studied computer science at Stanford. After graduation, he worked in the university’s genetics and computer science departments before becoming a research assistant at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In 1973, Tesler joined Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and this is where he developed cut, copy and paste. These concepts were instrumental in the development of text editors and early computer operating systems. While cut, copy and paste were developed at PARC, the research center is more well known for its early work on graphical user interfaces and using a mouse to navigate them because Apple co-founder Steve Jobs…

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razer blade 15 studio edition

The Razer Blade laptops are all pretty darn sweet-looking machines. Sleek black laptops with perfectly designed keyboards and tiny screen bezels, and powerful internal hardware to boot. The Blade 15’s new Studio Edition is no exception: a ninth-gen Intel Core i7 processor along with a Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, crammed into an impressively slender chassis, carved from a single block of aluminum. This laptop ditches the usual black-and-green aesthetics of the Blade series, though, instead opting for a more professional silver finish. This Blade feels like a staging ground for turning a great gaming laptop into a great content-creation laptop. A high-end graphics card and fully addressable RGB-lit keyboard can still scratch the gamer itch, while plenty of RAM and a large 4K touch display mean that this laptop is well…