Ivy Bridge CPU buyer’s guide

The CPU market for desktops has pretty stable and well-signposted demarcation lines these days – Intel chips outclass AMD’s Bulldozer on raw processing while AMD offers noticeably better 3D-ready integrated GPUs. But as always there isn’t just one choice of Intel chip if you want to go in that direction. At last count there were…

Ivy Bridge builder’s guide: build a high-end overclocked PC

Intel’s new Ivy Bridge chips and 7-series motherboards may not be quite earth shattering — especially if you already own a second-gen Core i system — but that doesn’t mean they don’t make for great parts. If you’ve been holding out on building a new system there’s never been a better time. Here we’ve put…

The Ultimate iPhone User Guide: Printing from your iPhone

What’s that you’ve gotten yourself a shiny new iPhone? Our comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your iPhone will have you up and running in no time.Printing from your iPhoneIf you’re used to printing out everything and anything from your computer the good news is that you can print stuff out from an…

Best Apps for Android, December 2011

PzizzCan’t sleep? Drink less coffee and try this app.I’m the kinda guy that wants some kind of noise when I go to sleep. Usually it’s music but it can be difficult to find an album that doesn’t have some kind of ‘rising action’ that will wake you from your slumber. Often I’m happily drifting off…

Black Friday: Apple’s once-a-year sale is on today

In the US it’s called Black Friday occurring the day after Thanksgiving and known for being a major retail event (much like Australia’s madcap Boxing Day rush sales). While the holiday itself is not actually observed here some Australian retailers including Apple Australia are adopting the same calendar promotional opportunity although Apple locally markets the…

Buyers Guide to Ultrabooks

Ultrabooks are a new kind of laptop that meets a set of strict requirements laid out by Intel. They have to be less than 21mm thick weigh under 1.4kg start and resume from sleep mode very quickly have a battery that lasts longer than 5 hours not have an optical drive and include Intel Anti-Theft…

Crank up an Intel K series Core CPU to 4GHz and beyond

Last month we showed you the necessary ingredients to upgrade your PC to a 4.5GHz Ninja for less than $500 with the Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 2500K at its beating heart. Now that you’ve gone and maxed your credit card buying these components and have assembled everything inside your case it’s time to crank…

The Uncomplicated Guide to rebirthing your PC

Why do so many PC users still pay top dollar for their processor? The Intel i7 980x CPU is currently retailing for a bank-busting $1000 plus yet with just a few BIOS changes the much cheaper $200 Intel i5 2500k processor can be tweaked to wipe the floor with the more expensive chip. Intrigued? You should…

The Best Prices Guide for Consumer Notebooks

We’ve put together the Notebook Hunter Buyers Guide to clearly show you what you can expect to get at any price from a mere $300 all the way up to a bank account smashing $3000. No matter how much you want to spend we will show you what you should be getting for your money.…