You’ve undoubtedly heard of Windows 11, but there’s a decent chance you aren’t actually using it. I’ve used it as my daily driver since before it was fully released through the Insider Program, and I can confidently say it’s a pretty good desktop OS. It does a good job of improving on Windows 10 for the most part.
But for a lot of people, upgrading doesn’t seem like an option. Windows 11 has some pretty strict requirements, and if you don’t meet them, Microsoft says not to upgrade. In theory, though, you can anyway if you really want to. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should, right? We’ll get into whether or not you consider ignoring Microsoft’s advice in the top story.
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, launched in October 2021, but many PCs lack the hardware required to upgrade. So what can you do if your computer isn’t ready to make the jump? Is upgrading even worth the hassle? Read More »
A great mouse is an underrated addition to your desk setup, regardless of whether you typically game or work at your desk. A regular old desk mouse isn’t customizable or attractive and often makes your wrist uncomfortable. The SteelSeries Aerox 5 mouse solves all the problems standard mice present, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with it. Read More »
As we all know, the infotainment systems in cars aren’t all that great, and we don’t see it getting any better with the shift to electric vehicles. Apple wants to transition its popular CarPlay system into an entire vehicle interface as a potential solution. Read More »
We finally caught a glimpse at iOS 16 during Apple’s WWDC livestream. And by “a glimpse,” I actually mean “a rapid-fire grocery list of new features with little context.” Yeah, Apple threw everything at the wall this year, and only some of it stuck. But the good stuff is really good. Read More »
We’ve been hearing rumors about a newly redesigned MacBook Air for a while now, and today at its annual WWDC developers event, Apple delivered precisely that. With a design reminiscent of the new 2021 MacBook Pro, the Air now has smaller bezels putting the screen front and center, and more power than ever before. Read More »
Whether you do yoga or not, it’s nice to have a yoga mat. Why? You can use it for other forms of exercise, too, like Pilates or even just stretching. This yoga mat measures 68 x 24 x 0.5 inches, and is made of high-density anti-tear foam and has a non-slip coating on both sides, so you can stay in Downward Dog even if you’ve set the mat on a tile or hardwood floor. The mat even comes with a strap with a built-in handle, so you can easily carry the mat to yoga class. and with seven bright colors to choose from, you can have a mat that perfectly matches your style.
Lithium-ion batteries are much more powerful and efficient than they were just five years ago. And while there’s still plenty of room for improvement, lithium-ion batteries have some physical limitations that are difficult to overcome. That’s why Ford and BMW will test advanced solid-state EV batteries later this year. Read More »
Dedicated password managers promise to secure and sync your login information across all your devices, but chances are, you probably don’t need to pay for one. Plenty of clients like NordPass can get the job done for free, so it just comes down to what features you want, your security needs, and your budget. Read More »
It seems that there’s a leak in Google’s manufacturing process. Just last week, a Pixel 7 prototype appeared on eBay, and another prototype passed off as a “Pixel 6 Pro” in a Facebook Marketplace sale. Now, someone is trying (or was trying) to sell a Pixel 6a on Facebook. Read More »
Both Microsoft and its customers want more from the Windows 11 Start Menu. That’s why Microsoft is working on tidy little Start Menu app folders, which give you quick access to groups of apps. But oddly enough, this feature could extend to Windows 11’s desktop. Read More »
The second generation of Apple Silicon is here. The M2 SOC is Apple’s consumer upgrade to the 2020’s M1 in the Mac lineup and beyond. Here’s a look at how the two chips compare—and what it means for future Macs. Read More »