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  • How-Tos: How to get 100Mb broadband

    Superfast broadband is nearly here, but will it be available to everyone, and will subscription costs create a nation of web haves and have-nots? PC Advisor investigates.

  • News: Apple relaxes app rules, and lets in Flash

    In a surprising move, Apple has unveiled a sweeping set of changes to the way it handles submissions to the App Store. The move is a clear effort to address many of the criticisms that have been levied against the company since it launched the iOS developer programme.

  • News: Tesco iPhone shopping app launched

    Tesco has launched a shopping app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Tesco Groceries lets customers who have registered with tesco.com, access their home store’s product range and 'Favourites' - items purchased online or from a Tesco store using a Clubcard.

  • How-Tos: How to make digital photos appear quickly

    FORUM QUESTION I have a 10Mp camera. When viewing photos it takes a couple of seconds for each one to become sharp. Would a better graphics card than my six-year-old nVidia GeForce FX2500 speed up this process?

  • News: What is Google TV?

    Google TV's planned autumn launch is not news, but given that Google hasn't said much about its television plans since May, it's time for a refresher. Here's a quick rundown of everything to know about Google TV as anticipation grows for the imminent launch of the service:

  • How-Tos: How to repair a hard drive that won't boot

    My Windows 7 PC has four hard drives (C, E, F and G). I've been having a lot of trouble with them lately, and a couple of weeks ago my computer wouldn't start up. I ran through Startup Repair a few times, but it hasn't helped. I've tried disconnecting my secondary hard drives and reconnecting them one at a time following restarts. Everything worked fine for a while but, after I tried to burn a DVD, I again got a locked-up computer with only two of the four drives available. Selectively adding the drives hasn't cured things this time, although the C drive continues to work normally.

  • How-Tos: How to repair a dodgy Windows update

    My desktop PC, my laptop, my partner's laptop and my mother-in-law's laptop have all started freezing just after startup. We haven't installed any new software on any of them and they are in separate locations. The only thing they all have in common is the Windows updates that have been applied. Any idea why this should be or how to get around it? I've resorted to manually powering down and rebooting the computers.

  • How-Tos: How to delete a quarantined file

    Microsoft Security Essentials has quarantined ‘VIR Tool:JS/Obfuscator.P'. The program advises me to 'Remove this software immediately'. How do I do this?

  • How-Tos: How to install a second hard drive

    I want to install a second hard drive for backup purposes. I think I have a SATA drive at present. How can I be sure, and how do I go about installing a new drive?

  • Video: Introducing the mCube Slim universal charger

    Innergie universal charger replaces bulky power bricks

  • How-Tos: How to play iMovie videos on a PC

    I created a DVD using iMovie HD6 on a MacBook. How can I get it to play in Windows XP? The disc isn't recognised in either of my PCs or laptop, but plays fine on my TV

  • How-Tos: How to fix a Yahoo Mail script error

    I access my Yahoo Mail account via a dialup internet connection on my Windows XP computer. When I try to log into the webmail interface, IE reports script errors '871' and '865' on the page. These errors started to appear after I upgraded from IE 7.0 to Internet Explorer 8.0. I have since reverted to the earlier browser, but the error messages still appear. Is IE 8.0 safe to use??

  • News: New Arm chip stretches from phones to servers

    Arm Holdings has taken the wraps off its next major chip design, promising a five-fold increase in performance that the company hopes will take it beyond smartphones and into new types of equipment such as high-performance routers and servers.

  • News: Apple, Google & others are logging wireless data

    Four months ago, amidst a backlash from government regulators and privacy advocates, Google stopped collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars. But that doesn't mean Google has stopped collecting wireless data altogether, and neither have other companies such as Apple.

  • News: Google Instant could be killer mobile app

    Google officially introduced its new 'Instant' search for desktop search at an event yesterday in San Francisco, and promised that the service will become available on mobile devices.

  • News: Parliamentarians criticise anti-piracy deal

    The proposed multilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has hit a stumbling block over the liability of ISPs in allowing customers access to peer-to-peer file-sharing sites and the inclusion of geographic indicators.

  • News: Google Instant brings faster results

    Google now refreshes search results while people type queries, which could usher in major changes for end users, advertisers and publishers

  • News: Opera Mini 5.1 launched for Windows Mobile

    Opera has made its Opera Mini 5.1 mobile browser available for Windows Mobile handsets.

  • News: BBC iPlayer could hog 630MB bandwidth per user

    License payers love the BBC’s iPlayer, the new version of which is formally launched today. Network admins, however, are being warned to beware of its ability to eat bandwidth at a fearsome rate.

  • Opinion: Final Third is absurd

    Seven years ago this month, for the 100th issue of PC Advisor, we reflected on the technologies and products that had been launched within the life of the magazine. We each made a case for the one we thought had had the biggest impact. Digital photography was – and probably remains – my favourite, but the most disruptive technology was, of course, broadband. So vital has the web become to our everyday lives that lack of connectivity significantly affects our ability to get things done.



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