One of the more popular posts to pop up in my Facebook News Feed last week was a friend's request for advice on whether he should quit Apple Music and just go back to Spotify. Seemingly everyone I knew had an opinion on the streaming services, ranging from "Apple Music is garbage" to "try Google Play Music instead." A healthy number of commenters had tried at least two services and decided which one worked for them. Yet a few people had seemingly stuck with the first company's product they'd tried, oblivious to the benefits and pitfalls of competing ones.
Never underestimate the power of spreadsheets. While trying to learn Visual Basic for work, Reddit user crruzi created a top-down version of XCOM playable in Microsoft Excel. This version, dubbed EXLCOM, manages to retain some of the more iconic gameplay mechanics of the turn-based tactics series, such as destructible walls, and also includes a level editor.
Intel is bringing its professional-class Xeon processors to notebook PCs for the first time ever, with Lenovo incorporating the new chips into a pair of hefty machines. The Lenovo ThinkPad P50 and P70 are designed for people who need large amounts of computing power on the go, offering up to 64GB of RAM (the most memory on any mobile workstation, says Lenovo), up to 1TB of SSD storage, and two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports for super-fast data transfer.
Windows 8 was bad enough that it forced me — a lifelong Windows user up until that point — to switch my entire family over to Macs. True story. But after seeing how Microsoft has stepped it up with Windows 10 (the Start menu is finally back and Internet Explorer is nearly gone), I’m now interested in giving it a try once again.
If you've followed our guide to install Windows 10 on a Mac then you probably opted for the Boot Camp option. While it hasn't been officially supported, Apple is updating its Boot Camp tool this week to provide Windows 10 support for 64-bit Macs. That includes drivers for USB 3 on recent MacBooks, and the single USB Type-C port found on the new 12-inch MacBook.