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  • News: Four in five parents worry about social network addiction

    Four in five (80 percent) of parents believe it is possible to become addicted to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, says the Nominet Trust.

  • News: 5 hot social networking sites

    The social networking scene is constantly in flux. The big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) are at the top of the heap right now. But challengers are springing up all the time, hoping to leverage the next big wave into a lucrative IPO.

  • How-Tos: How to make a complaint online about a TV programme

    If a TV or radio programme that has been broadcast has offended or upset you in some way, you can complain to regulatory body Ofcom, who will investigate the issue. Here's how to complain online.

  • How-Tos: How to log in to Facebook from a Sony Ericsson Vivaz

    Here's how to fix a problem common to users of the Sony Ericsson Vivaz who can't log in to Facebook

  • How-Tos: How to delete the old OS when reinstalling Windows Vista

    A reader found that after reinstalling Windows Vista his laptop won't boot without going via the Windows Boot Manager. Here's how to solve the problem.

  • Toshiba launches world's first glasses-free 3D laptop

    Toshiba has unveiled the world’s first glasses-free 3D laptop. The Qosmio F750 3D is a 15.6in screen Windows 7 laptop that can display 3D images that can be viewed without the need for special 3D glasses. It will go onsale in the UK from early August with an expected RRP of £1,300 including VAT.

  • Feature: Five of the best partition managers

    With hard drive now larger than ever, it makes sense to use partitions to divide them up. This makes it much easier to organise documents and files on different drives, but also makes it easier to reinstall Windows without the need to create a new backup of data.

  • News: 34% of adults are 'overwhelmed' by technology

    Technologies such as social networking, SMS and email leave a third of Brits 'overwhelmed', says BT.

  • How-Tos: How to create vector masks in Photoshop

    In graphic art and design, a mask is a tool that lets you isolate part of an image from the area surrounding it. Once isolated, you can apply adjustments (for example, special effects or color balance) to that area alone, or use the mask to eliminate the background completely. With Adobe Photoshop CS4 and CS5, you can create masks using both pixels and vector paths, but masks created with vector tools are almost always more accurate than those created using pixel-based tools. Moreover, vector masks are easier to edit later on. Here are some quick steps you can use to create a vector mask.

  • Feature: PC Advisor today - top technology news, reviews and tips, 04/07/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and tricks

  • Opinion: Google+ tips and tricks Facebook should use

    I have been using Google+ for a few days now, and so far I have had had a few complaints about the new Google social network. Google+ is not without its merits, though, and there are some hints and tips Facebook could pick up from Google+ that might improve the user experience.

  • How-Tos: Did Facebook Give me a Virus?

    Facebook told QueenPendragon that her PC was infected. The message looked very much like rogue malware trying to trick her into downloading something vicious. She asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum for advice.

  • News: Fox Twitter account hacked, claims Obama shot in Iowa

    The Twitter account for Fox News was apparently hacked, with six tweets falsely reporting early Monday morning that U.S. President Barack Obama had been shot twice in an Iowa restaurant while campaigning.

  • Feature: 10 best websites for organising a night out

    You may think the internet is full of antisocial basement dwellers – well, you’re partly right. But the social butterflies on PCAdvisor.co.uk’s forums use the web to organise exciting events in something called ‘real life’.

  • Feature: Send us your best photo taken on a smartphone to win an iPad and a WD My Book Live!

    PC Advisor, in association with Western Digital, wants to find the best smartphone photographer in the world! And if you enter, you could win an Apple iPad 2, and a WD My Book Live NAS device.

  • News: Microsoft's Bing will power Baidu's Chinese search site

    Microsoft's Bing search engine will provide English-language search results for Baidu, China's largest search engine, the companies announced Monday.

  • Feature: 10 best sites for environmental issues

    Web-savvy environmental campaigners have used technological advances to encourage greater awareness of green issues. We can all do our bit to help the planet by reducing our energy consumption, lowering our bills in the process. PC Advisor readers suggested their favourite green sites.

  • Feature: 10 best sites for gardening

    When they’re not attending to their flowerbeds, tech-savvy gardeners pick up tools, seeds, tips and inspiration from the web’s numerous horticultural forums, advice sites and shops. PCAdvisor.co.uk visitors recommended their favourite green-fingered websites.

  • Feature: 10 best sites for culture

    Some highbrow types look down on the internet. Not us: we love it. And you’d be surprised by the cultural gems the web holds, from guides to upcoming exhibitions and shows to cool underground art blogs. PCAdvisor.co.uk forum visitors recommended their favourite culture sites.

  • Feature: 10 best political websites

    You’re not supposed to discuss it at the dinner table, but politics is a perfectly acceptable topic for online deliberation; the web is also an unparalleled resource for political news and analysis. But which site is best? We asked PCAdvisor.co.uk site visitors to recommend their favourite websites.



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