On an absolute basis, one device is clearly better than the other; but the expectations for what a Chromebook is supposed to do is so much lower that, relatively, Acer's C720 Chromebook feels like a better device than it really is. Asus' popular T100 budget hybrid, on the other hand, gets compared to other Windows laptops (or the iPad Air) and doesn't look as good in the comparison.
Unlike Windows and OS X, Linux allows you to fully customize not only the look and feel of your desktop, but also its functionality as well as settings, through different "desktop environments". Today we'll do a brief overview of the most popular Linux desktop environments to give you an idea about what each has to offer and what suits you the best.
Apple's OS X 10.10 Yosemite: big UI overhaul, introduces "continuity," free release coming this fall
Apple kicked off its annual developer conference by unveiling the next major release of OS X, named Yosemite after California's Yosemite National Park. The OS X 10.10 update appears to bring more subtle refinements compared to previous years, but aside from a new paint job that’s cleaner and directly inspired by iOS' flatter UI, there were a couple of surprise new features that got big cheers from the crowd.
During 2013 we were introduced to a range of cool new tech in the mobile space. High resolution 1080p displays made us question whether the smartphone you were holding was sharper looking than real paper, quad-core processors dominated every device, and some smartphone cameras packed more megapixels than a professional DSLR. So what will 2014 bring? Here’s our list of predictions for the next year in smartphone and tablet technology...