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How to find OS X Mavericks' 43 hidden photogenic beauties

As it did in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple has hidden away a fine collection of forty-three 3200-by-2000-pixel photos in OS X 10.9 Mavericks that it intends you to use in the default screensaver. If you know where they are, however, you can also use them for rather lovely desktop backgrounds. OS X Daily found them in Mountain …
Rik Myslewski, 25 Oct 2013
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Toshiba Encore: The Windows 8.1 tablet that might catch on

Windows tablets have hardly set the world on fire. Limp processors, confusion in the mind of Joe Public over the difference between Windows proper and Windows RT, plus a lack of apps for the user-interface-once-known-as-Metro have all combined to dampen enthusiasm. Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 tablet Mighty Atom: Toshiba's Encore …
Alun Taylor, 21 Feb 2014
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Apple releases Mountain Lion, Safari updates

Apple has released an OS update that brings Mountain Lion up to version 10.8.4, fixes an array of bugs including Microsoft Exhange compatibility problems, and brings Safari up to version 6.0.5. As listed by Apple, OS X 10.8.4 provides the following: Compatibility improvements when connecting to certain enterprise Wi-Fi networks …
Rik Myslewski, 05 Jun 2013
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Microsoft forbids changes to Windows 7 netbook wallpaper

Netbook users running Windows 7 Starter Edition better learn to enjoy Microsoft's default desktop background, because that's all they're getting. Windows 7 Starter Edition not only blocks end-users from swapping the original Windows-provided wallpaper, colors, and sound schemes - OEMs and partners aren't allowed into the …
Austin Modine, 19 Jun 2009
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Best Buy tech finds 'child abuse' wallpaper on broken PC

A man allegedly caught using child abuse images as a desktop wallpaper faces a string of charges after he took in the malfunctioning machine for repair. Daniel J Wagner of Sheboygan, Wisconsin reportedly took the laptop into his local Best Buy store in order to clean up a malware infection around a fortnight ago. The technician …
John Leyden, 19 May 2010
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Microsoft sued in China for black screen of death

A Chinese lawyer has filed a legal complaint against Microsoft for installing Windows Genuine Advantage on his computer. He has asked the Ministry of Public Security to file criminal charges against Microsoft. Dong Zhengwei accused the company of hacking into people's computers. He said: "I respect the right of Microsoft to …
John Oates, 22 Oct 2008
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One experience fits all

In user experience management little things can make a big difference to what they think of their desktop. I provision several types of desktop. The first, and most numerous, are shiny new Wyse thin clients. For experience management, they're neat, because they unify the user experience. I have just finished imaging and …
Trevor Pott, 12 Jul 2010
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KVM backer takes virtual desktops on the road

Qumranet, the well-moneyed entity behind KVM, is asking folks to help it test out some new desktop virtualization code that sends applications out from headquarters to remote offices. Back in April, Qumranet birthed SolidICE, which is the the company's take on desktop virtualization. Like rival software, SolidICE ships desktop …
Ashlee Vance, 01 Jul 2008
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BOFH: Pepper-packing bot plot

Isn’t it always the way that the moment you get down to doing something important that requires a large part of your concentration, some idiot rolls up with an inane problem that just can’t wait? Like now, for instance, when the PFY and I are trying to quietly drill a small inspection hole in a recently delivered crate to see …
Simon Travaglia, 15 Oct 2010
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The Jagwyre Review

Using Mac OS X is like touring a land of fabulous ancient treasures - with a tourist authority that's still busy renovating them, and that hasn't quite completed the infrastructure. The sights can be breathtaking, but the roads are potholed and incomplete, and sometimes you have to get out and push. There are a few magnificent …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Aug 2002
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Those Reg yellow button shirt compo results in full

We know that readers have been barely able to contain their excitement at the prospect of the results announcement for our yellow button shirt competition. Well, the moment has arrived. To recap, we invited readers to nominate someone worthy to sport the last of our now legendary yellow button shirts: Nasty, very nasty. …
Lester Haines, 13 Feb 2002
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Apple's Jaguar – sliced and diced

You’d think Apple developers would have something better to do after a WWDC Beer Bash, than write to The Register. But instead of stumbling back to San Jose hotel rooms to be sick in a bucket, a number of you kind souls instead chose to tell us about "Jagwyre", the codename for the 10.2 release of Mac OS X. "Jagwyre" is …
Andrew Orlowski, 18 Jun 2002