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Review: Serif Affinity Photo 

Review: Serif Affinity Photo

At last, a serious and powerful rival to Adobe Photoshop – and for a fraction of its price.
Review: Ring Video Doorbell offers improved home security 

Review: Ring Video Doorbell offers improved home security

Superb for home-office users out of doorbell earshot, plus has security benefits – but it isn’t flawless.
How to: Make Google Now work for you 

How to: Make Google Now work for you

Google’s personal assistant is a key feature of your smartphone and tablet. Barry Collins reveals how to get the most from it.
Six killer apps for business 

Six killer apps for business

Supercharge your office with six mobile apps that get the job done.
Hands-on: Microsoft Office apps for Windows 10 Technical Preview 

Hands-on: Microsoft Office apps for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Microsoft finally makes its selection of touch-friendly office apps available to try out.
How to: Ensure your prints  are colour-accurate 

How to: Ensure your prints are colour-accurate

Calibrate your screen correctly, and understand the colour-management modes software can offer, and you’ll significantly improve the appearance of your photos.
Review: Microsoft Office Preview apps for Windows 10 

Review: Microsoft Office Preview apps for Windows 10

How the new Windows 10 Office Preview apps compare with their desktop, Android and iOS counterparts.
Group test: HP Envy 7640 

Group test: HP Envy 7640

A business-oriented device that produces surprisingly lifelike photos – it’s capable of both work and play.
Group test: Canon Pixma MG7560 

Group test: Canon Pixma MG7560

Delivers high-quality prints, but with the added bonus of scanning and copying facilities too.
Group test: Epson Stylus Pro 4900 

Group test: Epson Stylus Pro 4900

A professional-grade printer, but well beyond the reach of all but those with their own studio.
Group test: Epson Expression Photo XP-950 

Group test: Epson Expression Photo XP-950

A flamboyant all-in-one that delivers surprisingly high-quality photos – although colour accuracy can wander.
Group test: DNP DS80 

Group test: DNP DS80

A dye-sub unit that delivers decent-quality photos, for those who need a high volume of prints in a hurry.
Group test: Canon Pixma iP8760 

Group test: Canon Pixma iP8760

Delivers top-quality poster-sized prints for less than its sibling, and can turn its hand to documents, too.
Group test: Canon Pixma Pro-100 

Group test: Canon Pixma Pro-100

A hefty printer that delivers immaculate poster-sized prints with superb colour accuracy.
How to: Switch from  iOS to Android 

How to: Switch from iOS to Android

Barry Collins reveals how to make the jump from Apple to Google as painless as possible – and gives advice on going the other way.
Denim update brings 4K video to Lumia phones 

Denim update brings 4K video to Lumia phones

Software refresh adds the ability to shoot 4K clips on Lumia handsets.
Next build of Windows 10 codenamed Awesome 

Next build of Windows 10 codenamed Awesome

Microsoft hypes up January update to Windows 10, promising big new features.
The BlackBerry Classic is a bold leap into the past 

The BlackBerry Classic is a bold leap into the past

It's back to the future with the BlackBerry Classic: a reinvention of the Bold 9900.
Sony slammed for surrendering to hackers 

Sony slammed for surrendering to hackers

Sony pulls controversial film after threats from hackers.
Apple preparing to ditch iPhone 5c 

Apple preparing to ditch iPhone 5c

The worst ever iPhone will soon be no more, according to reports.

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