Arduino project: USB foot-operated mouse switch

Darren Yates answers a reader request to design a foot-operated mouse switch to avoid RSI injuries using less than $20 worth of parts …

10 reasons why the PC isn’t dying

In our ‘Future of the PC’ poll, APC readers tell us why the PC isn’t going to be replaced by mobile devices anytime soon.

Windows 8: Which licence to choose?

The recent announcement that Microsoft had sold 100 million licences for Windows 8 its much-hyped revamp of its hugely successful Windows 7 operating system hammered home one strong point: if you haven’t already upgraded you probably will in the near future. Large businesses may be last in line however: many of those running Windows 7…

Windows 8.1 – Start button: Yes; Start Menu: No

 Although Microsoft has said nothing officially long-time Microsoft watchers Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott have both been singing from the same song sheet in the last 24 hours claiming confirmation from sources that while the Start button will return the Start menu is dead. If it’s true I can only shake my head in…