Stories by Ian Paul

Three things to consider before ditching your laptop for a tablet

For a few years now I've been watching tablets develop into ever more potent machines, with an eye towards making the jump from a laptop to a slate for my mobile workstation. Sure, people have been working on iPads for years, but until recently it's always seemed like a bit of a hack to me.

Record broken: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus sales top 10 million in opening weekend

By Ian Paul | 23 September, 2014 00:40

Another year, another record breaking debut for the latest iPhone. Apple has announced it sold 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models combined after the first weekend of availability - a new record for launch weekend iPhone sales. It's no surprise, after Apple announced that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders hit 4 million in the first 24 hours alone.

The 10 best laptops of 2014 (so far)

We're more than seven full months into 2014, and with back-to-school shopping season underway and the holidays looming, it's a perfect time to take stock of the year in laptops thus far.

This more-powerful Raspberry Pi competitor is totally free

Wishing your Raspberry Pi had more power for all those hardware hacking projects you have planned? There's a new barebones board on the market that may better fit your needs, and right now you can sign-up for your chance to get it for free.

Microsoft teases Lumia smartphone announcements for September 4

Microsoft's upcoming Lumia phone, codenamed Superman, could arrive in early September. The Windows Phone maker recently sent out press invites for an event on Thursday, September 4 in Berlin, Germany with the tag line "Ready for more? Join us for more face time."

Edward Snowden: Dropbox is 'hostile to privacy'

Dropbox is a very popular cloud storage service, but NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is no fan. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Snowden called Dropbox a "targeted, wannabe PRISM partner" that is "very hostile to privacy."

Chromebook sales explode in the workplace

Tablets may be all the rage, but there's a significant turf war brewing in the US PC market. Between January and May, Chromebook sales to US businesses and other large institutions rose by more than 250 per cent compared to the same time last year, according to a new report from market research firm, NPD Group.