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    Students have not yet ditched heavy textbooks, but the options for getting course materials digitally are growing.

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  • How-Tos: How to choose who sees your photos on Facebook

    I signed up for a Facebook account and uploaded some photos to my profile. I was soon contacted out of the blue by someone I didn’t want to hear from and who I didn’t know could see my photos and profile. I’ve been told that I should stop using Facebook, but will I still be able to see my photos if I cancel my account, and how can I make sure no one else can see them?

  • How-Tos: How to use touch to control your Windows 7 PC

    I want to use touch to control my Windows 7 Home Premium PC. Is it as simple as plugging in a touchscreen display? I’d also like to view a 3D image – will I need a new graphics card?

  • News: Facebook fixes email notification problem

    Facebook said Friday it has restored a feature that lets users receive e-mail notifications of new messages sent by their friends, according to a company spokeswoman.

  • News: Bournemouth's fibre broadband through sewers plan stalls

    A plan to offer the residents of Bournemouth 100Mbps net connections using fibre cables laid in the city's sewer system has been dumped.

  • How-Tos: How to roll back your PC's audio drivers

    My Asus Eee 1008HA netbook runs Windows 7 and uses a Realtek HD Audio sound chip. It has shortcut buttons above the keyboard that are intended to control audio functions such as volume and mute. Following a recent driver update for the sound card, as advised by Driver Detective, they no longer function correctly.

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    Medion has launched a satnav device that can recognise changes in direction and movement as well as using a satellite signal to track the device's movement.

  • How-Tos: How to install Microsoft Fix it Center

    I get an error message when trying to install Microsoft Fix it Center on my Windows XP Service Pack 3 PC. It reads: 'Detail: The remote name could not be resolved: go.microsoft.com'.

  • News: Tesco launches £6 a month mobile SIM

    Tesco Mobile has launched what they claim to be the UK's cheapest mobile phone contract at just £6 a month.

  • News: ICO still reviewing Google Wi-Fi sampling

    The Information Commissioner's Office is still reviewing Google's accidential collection of Wi-Fi data as part of its Street View program but said it does not appear to have jeopardised people's personal information.

  • News: Asus to launch Android-based Eee Pad in March 2011

    Asustek Computer plans to launch its first tablet device with Google's Android mobile operating system in March, the company's CEO said Friday.

  • News: Asus to release Linux-based Eee Tablet in October

    Asustek Computer plans to launch its long awaited Eee Tablet with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen in October for around US$300, though prices vary by market.

  • How-Tos: How to use your TV as a monitor

    I often use my TV as a second monitor for giving presentations. My Windows 7 laptop normally operates at a 1920x1080 resolution, but changes to 1360x768 when I connect the TV. The image on the TV is displayed full-screen, but it isn’t on my laptop. Adjusting the resolution doesn’t solve the problem.

  • News: Half of web users stay up to date with BBC News

    The BBC is more popular than social media sites Facebook and Twitter when it comes to accessing breaking news online, says iCD Research.

  • News: O2 makes iPhone 4 available on PAYG

    O2 has followed in Vodafone's footsteps by making Apple's iPhone 4 available on a pay-as-you-go-basis.

  • News: Google sued by Oracle over Java in Android

    Google is facing legal action from Oracle, which claims the Android phone software infringes Oracle patents and copyrights related to Java.

  • News: India to ban BlackBerry Messenger from end of August

    India has threatened to block BlackBerry Messenger and email services on August 31 unless Research in Motion (RIM) allows the country's authorities to access data sent using the these services.



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