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  • News: Internal testing of iOS 5 underway at Apple

    Apple is testing iOS 5 using third-party apps, according to a developer who claims to have received a crash report confirming his claim.

  • Feature: A newcomers guide to Ubuntu Linux

    As someone who has only a basic knowledge of computers, I'm most comfortable when working in a familiar Windows environment or, at a stretch, Mac OS X. PC Advisor decided to throw me in at the deep end, tasking me with getting to grips with Ubuntu Light. It wanted to know whether Ubuntu really was as user-friendly for Linux novices as enthusiasts would have you believe.

  • Acer launches world's first 27in full-HD 3D monitor

    Acer has launched an innovative new monitor, which it claims is the world’s first 27in full-HD (1920x1080-pixel) 3D screen. An integrated infrared emitter lets the HN274H communicate with the supplied pair of nVidia 3D glasses, or a set-top box or Blu-ray player hooked up via HDMI.

  • News: Tablets used just like PCs, says survey

    The findings of a consumer survey by Canalys show that current tablet usage resembles that of a PC, rather than a media player or ebook reader.

  • News: White iPhone 4 finally arrives in the UK

    The white iPhone 4 has finally arrived in the UK.

  • How-Tos: How to fix a failed laptop hard drive

    My 18-month-old laptop reports the following error message at startup: ‘Broadcom base code PXE-E61: media test failure, check cable PXE-MOF: exiting Broadcom PXE.ROM. Operating system not found’. I can get into the Bios by pressing F2, but I don’t know what to do from there.

  • News: Apple nears 10% PC market share

    Apple increased its year-on-year PC shipment growth by 188 percent in Q1 2011, reaching fourth position in the PC manufacturer league with 8,453,980 PCs, laptops and tablets sold in the quarter.

  • News: Apple explains white iPhone 4 delay

    The launch of the white iPhone 4 was delayed for nine months because of a lack of UV protection, according to Apple.

  • Feature: 5 areas where Mortal Kombat lost its way (and how MK9 fixes them)

    We look at some of the things the Mortal Kombat series has got wrong over the years, and how the grisly masterpiece that is Mortal Kombat 2011 sorts them out.

  • News: PC Advisor's top five tweets of the week - 28 April 2011

    Like many web users out there, PC Advisor is fond of micro-blogging service Twitter. Not only do we get to tell all you lovely web users what we get up to at PCA Towers, but we also love re-tweeting the musings of other web users. Here's five of our favourites this week.

  • News: Apple denies tracking iPhone users, but promises changes

    Apple has denied that it tracks iPhone and iPad users, saying that "users are confused" about the issue.

  • News: YouTube founders buy Delicious from Yahoo

    Delicious, the social bookmarking service and Web 2.0 pioneer, will live on as part of a new Internet company run by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.

  • News: Intel eyes post-Thunderbolt interconnect for 2015

    A new interconnect technology being developed by Intel could be ready for use by 2015 and will be able to shuttle data between computers at up to five times the speed of its recently launched Thunderbolt technology, an Intel researcher said on Wednesday.

  • News: BlackBerry Playbook Wi-Fi edition unboxed

    The BlackBerry Playbook seeks to buck the tablet trend with a small form factor married to some top-notch hardware. We got to try it out at Mobile World Congress, but hadn’t had a proper chance to see how the final version of the Playbook performs. With the tablet now shipping in the US, we took the initiative and bought a Playbook playmate of our own.

  • How-Tos: How to access Facebook using a secure connection

    Facebook has improved user account security by providing the option to access the social network through a secure HTTPS connection. With more and more of us using Wi-Fi hotspots to access social networks, this secure mode is a useful means to protect our information.

  • How-Tos: How to limit access to your Facebook profile

    We all know the dangers of giving away too much information about our personal lives on social-networking sites such as Facebook, so it's important to accept friend requests only from people you know and trust, locking down your profile from strangers. But sometimes this isn't enough, and we want to keep certain details from particular groups of friends - that our boss or our mum might see dubious holiday snaps or messages written on our Facebook Wall is a daunting thought.

  • Feature: Secure your digital life in 12 easy steps

    We've assembled a dozen simple but essential tips - a 12-step security programme - to keep your PC, smartphone, gadgets and identity safe.

  • How-Tos: How to deal with the PlayStation Network hack

    Sony has warned that hackers may have obtained PSN users' personal details, potentially including credit card information. How can you tell if you've been affected, and what should you do now?

  • News: White iPhone 4 hits UK on April 28

    Apple has revealed Brits can their hands on the white iPhone 4 online and in store from tomorrow.

  • News: Sky signs up to BT duct and pole sharing

    Sky has become one of the first broadband providers to sign-up to use BT's duct and pole network to offer its own superfast internet service.



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