Barry Collins

How the cloud cooled my phone's meltdown

How the cloud cooled my phone's meltdown

Barry Collins narrowly avoids data disaster when his handset gets overheated.
By Barry Collins Jul 25 2018, 11:07AM
Please don't destroy the dedicated desktop OS

Please don't destroy the dedicated desktop OS

Convergence means compromise, but don't take away my full-fat desktop OS.
By Barry Collins Jun 25 2018, 10:47AM
Fortnite: Tackling the storm

Fortnite: Tackling the storm

How to beat the storm and win the game.
By Barry Collins Jun 21 2018, 11:08AM
Is a nasty surprise in Store for Microsoft?

Is a nasty surprise in Store for Microsoft?

A wounded Microsoft might just make developers pay for its Windows Phone failure
By Barry Collins Feb 19 2018, 9:33AM
Apple's battery of excuses for poor performance

Apple's battery of excuses for poor performance

Apple slows its own devices as much as the dwindling battery does
By Barry Collins Feb 12 2018, 8:59AM
Review: Logitech Craft keyboard

Review: Logitech Craft keyboard

A beautifully engineered wireless keyboard, and the dial is handy for creative tasks.
By Barry Collins Nov 14 2017, 12:51PM
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.
By Barry Collins May 10 2017, 12:32PM
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.
By Barry Collins Nov 15 2016, 2:40PM
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.
By Barry Collins Sep 28 2015, 3:35PM
Six killer apps for business

Six killer apps for business

Supercharge your office with six mobile apps that get the job done.
By Barry Collins Jul 27 2015, 11:24AM
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.
By Barry Collins Jun 10 2015, 2:02PM
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.
By Barry Collins Mar 9 2015, 10:43AM
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.
By Barry Collins Mar 6 2015, 8:36AM
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.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 4:02PM
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.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 3:58PM
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.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 3:49PM
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.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 3:44PM
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.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 3:39PM
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.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 3:34PM
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.
By Barry Collins Feb 2 2015, 3:28PM