The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and desktop wallpaper. Back when it was just you and a window full of text. Operating systems have long since evolved beyond the humble command line interface, but there's still no better tool for quickly disseminating complex information in your operating system -- and you can actually do some other pretty cool stuff with them, too.
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The login screen greets you every single time you boot up your computer, but it's often neglected when it comes to tweaking and customising your system. Here's how to make changes to the login screen on macOS Sierra or Windows 10 so it's very much your own.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Windows: Rainmeter is hands-down the most popular tool for customising the look of your Windows desktop and it's hitting version 4.0 with some new skin creation tools.
Budget supermarket Aldi is selling a Medion gaming PC that costs just under $2000. It will be on sale next Wednesday, but is it worth buying? The Medion brand isn't exactly known for high quality and the price seems awfully good when other gaming PCs can cost much more than $2000. Let's look at the specs and find out.
Windows: Fences, one of our favourite apps for organising your desktop, just got better with version 3. Now you can minimise fences to just their title bars so you can hide your desktop clutter while keeping everything easy to find.
Android: Android is a pretty versatile operating system, but it's not really ready for desktop-style uses just yet. RemixOS shows that it could be, with windowed Android apps, running on Intel-based PCs.
The traditional end-user computing strategy for organisations is to buy a bunch of desktops or notebooks and roll them out indiscriminately to workers. These machines are tightly controlled because the assumption is that users are stupid and will invariably break any machine you give them. This approach is sorely out of date and we sat down with IBRS IT advisor Dr. Joseph Sweeney to discuss why companies should revamp the way they look at end-user computing.
Mac: Tired of the mess of icons on your desktop? When cleaning them up isn't an option, free app Desktop Pirate can show and hide them with one click.
Mac: Like Fences for Windows, Desktop Groups creates categorised sections of files and folders on your desktop. If you've got a messy desk, this app can help you regain control.