Android RunTime (ART): how it works

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One of Android KitKat’s many additions isn’t designed for mainstream usage just yet, but its inclusion gives an important insight into the operating system’s future.

How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

You’ll need this: Nvidia linux driver – Head to www.nvidia.com and download the latest driver (for info on AMD on Ubuntu see this page on BinaryDriverHowto) Custom kernel – We used Zen kernel 3.8.8-zen which can be found at gitbut. Now that Valve’s digital distribution platform is here for Linux along with a collection of…

Windows 8 tips and tricks – part 2

Windows 8 tips and tricks - part 2

In part 1 we covered the essential tips and tricks for setting up and using a new Windows 8 install. However like every Windows version before it there’s more to play with under the bonnet. In this article we’re taking a look at some deeper tips and tricks as well as a few useful tools…

Windows store vs App store & Google Play: The fight is on

Windows store vs App store & Google Play: The fight is on

If Apple has taught Microsoft one lesson it’s that selling your own software isn’t enough – you need to sell everybody else’s software too. Long before Microsoft announced the Windows Store we knew it was coming. Apple may have popularised and mobilised the app store concept to typical Apple efficiency but it deals only in…

Top 10 reasons Windows still trumps Mac OS X Lion

Top 10 reasons Windows still trumps Mac OS X Lion

APC contributor Dan Warne wrote an excellent piece here on 10 reasons why Mac OS X Lion eats Windows for breakfast. And indeed the imagery of a big bold lion chowing down on… something Windowsy… is an affable image. But do Dan’s points tell the whole story? Lets see with 10 points that show how…

The best Gaming PC you can build today – updated

The best Gaming PC you can build today - updated

APC’s Live Builds Gaming editor Chris (Igniserator) Lampard is a gamer who decided at 15 to start building his own PCs to get the best gaming performance possible on his budget. He might work in IT now but says he’s still a gamer at heart with a passion for knowledge about PCs. Below is his…

Best budget gaming PC you can build today – updated

Best budget gaming PC you can build today - updated

APC’s Live Builds Gaming editor Chris (Igniserator) Lampard is a gamer who decided at 15 to start building his own PCs to get the best gaming performance possible on his budget. He might work in IT now but says he’s still a gamer at heart with a passion for PCs. Below is his Best Budget…