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Review: Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 

Review: Adobe Creative Cloud 2017

A far-reaching update that spruces up the core apps and extends Creative Cloud in some promising directions.
Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 

Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2017

Silent protection remains a strong selling-point, but we preferred the cleaner interface of last year’s suite.
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 

Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2017

Little has changed since last year, but that’s no bad thing – and a built-in VPN only sweetens the deal.
Review: Brother MFC-J5720DW printer 

Review: Brother MFC-J5720DW printer

A user-friendly inkjet with decent speed and great features – and the price is very right.
Review: Ubuntu 15.04 

Review: Ubuntu 15.04

Ubuntu is as capable as it ever was, but this update adds nothing of real significance.
Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 

Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

A long-awaited upgrade that adds new creative options to an already well-stocked toolbox.
How to: Double your Wi-Fi speed 

How to: Double your Wi-Fi speed

Annoyed by a sluggish wireless connection? Darien Graham-Smith explains how to spot what’s causing the problems – and how to solve them.
Update Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 

Update Review: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6

A long-awaited upgrade that adds new creative options to an already well-stocked toolbox.
How to: Solve Windows annoyances 

How to: Solve Windows annoyances

Windows is a powerful OS, but it has some infuriating quirks and gotchas. Darien Graham-Smith and Microsoft MVP Mike Halsey show you how to make it behave.
Stone-age technology 

Stone-age technology

Phones, tablets and processors always seem to be improving, yet some tech has barely advanced in decades. We look at the stone-age technologies that are in need of a bit of evolution.
Microsoft isn't going 'freemium' 

Microsoft isn't going 'freemium'

Microsoft is changing its strategy, but it isn't being foolish.
15 expert features of Chrome OS  

15 expert features of Chrome OS

Darien Graham-Smith shares the tips and hidden settings that can help you make the most of your Chromebook.
Window 10 review: Technical Preview (January 2015) 

Window 10 review: Technical Preview (January 2015)

Our early verdict on the January 2015 build of Microsoft's Windows 10 - it's taking shape nicely.
Intel launches Broadwell: 14 new CPUs 

Intel launches Broadwell: 14 new CPUs

Intel's Broadwell focuses on improving battery life
How to download Windows 10 Technical Preview 

How to download Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft has unveiled the first technical preview Windows 10: here's how to sign up to the new Windows Insider Programme and try it out.
Everything you ever wanted to know about screen technology 

Everything you ever wanted to know about screen technology

Not all monitors are created equal. Darien Graham-Smith explains the various technologies that underpin modern computer displays.
Review: Intel Core i7-4790K 

Review: Intel Core i7-4790K

The new Haswell flagship is the fastest desktop CPU we’ve yet seen – and the price is surprisingly palatable.
Intel reveals eight-core Haswell-E CPU 

Intel reveals eight-core Haswell-E CPU

Haswell-E chip is Intel's first eight-core desktop processor.
Review: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 

Review: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

A stable, up-to-date platform, but those seeking new features will be disappointed.
How to: Surf the web from a fake location 

How to: Surf the web from a fake location

Shut out of US-only websites and services? Darien Graham-Smith looks at ways to falsify your location on smartphones and PCs.

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