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Amazon planning to launch £30 tablet

September 13, 2015 - 1:16 am in Software

  Amazon is reportedly planning to launch what could be the cheapest tablet yet, a $50 (roughly £30) Kindle Fire. The online retailer is famed (and feared by rivals) for its cut-throat margins, and now it looks set to drive down the cost of already cheap…

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How to Change the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID) on Your Verizon FIOS Router

October 4, 2014 - 3:23 pm in Software

If you have Verizon FIOS, you have the same problem that everybody else has… the default network name is really boring and forgettable. Luckily you…

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How to Quickly and Cheaply Upgrade a Laptop or Tablet’s Storage

September 9, 2014 - 4:17 pm in Software

Many new laptops, tablets, and devices in between are coming with an ever-smaller amount of storage. But you can expand your device’s storage without…

What’s the difference between Core i3, i5 and i7 processors?

August 29, 2014 - 11:26 am in Software

Although Intel's naming convention is generally a lot better and less confusing than it used to be, it can be difficult to work out exactly which processor suits your needs. If you're struggling to work out the differences between the Core i3, i5 and i7, don't…

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Windows 9 will bring back default desktop and Start Menu

July 11, 2014 - 11:34 am in Software

We hope you weren’t getting too antsy to have a first-party Start Menu back in Windows 8. It looks like big changes definitely won’t be coming until Windows 9 Threshold comes out in 2015, though you’ll be pleased to note that the Start Menu will replace…

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22 Common Network Jargon Terms Explained

June 20, 2014 - 4:34 pm in Software

Computer networking is filled with jargon that isn’t self-explanatory. Here’s a quick overview of many of the terms you’ll see when you glance at the network status information on any device. We’re definitely simplifying things a bit here — this…

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Serif PhotoPlus X7

June 2, 2014 - 11:40 am in Software

PhotoPlus is a photo editor with a price and features that put it in direct competition with Adobe Photoshop Elements. It stands up well to the comparison, with support for layers and masks so that you can create photo-composites, adjustments layers for non-destructive…

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Sony Vegas Pro 13 Edit

May 27, 2014 - 11:13 am in Software

Sony Vegas Pro seems to be the last man standing for amateur enthusiast-level video editing. Most of its competitors have disappeared over the years, and Premiere Pro CC is now only available via subscription. Vegas Pro 13 Edit arrives 16 months after version…

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iTunes Radio UK launch date looking closer than ever

April 16, 2014 - 10:17 am in Software

Posted on16 Apr 2014 at 10:56, by Tom Morgan Apple may be planning on launching its iTunes Radio music streaming service in the UK, according to tweets from media agency representatives. The company's director of iAd, the mobile advertising platform designed…

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Microsoft Security Essentials

April 16, 2014 - 9:45 am in Software

REVIEW UPDATE With support for Windows XP now ending, many people are concerned about whether their computers are still secure. Some of those people will also have been relying on Microsoft Security Essentials to protect their PC, as it's freely available.…