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  • News: Carphone Warehouse launches Spotify rival

    The Carphone Warehouse is hoping to rival Spotify by launching its own music streaming service

  • News: UK slips to 27th place in world broadband league

    The UK is falling further behind the rest of the world in average broadband speeds, according to an Akamai survey

  • News: BlackBerry to launch iPad-like slate PC

    Despite growing competition from Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platforms, Research in Motion (RIM) reigns supreme in the smartphone market. Its US market share tops 40 percent, for instance, and it's shipped more than 100 million BlackBerry devices in the States alone. RIM's new BlackBerry 6 operating system and rumored Bold 9800 handset will likely debut today at a media even in New York City. And the company's a major player internationally too.

  • News: Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011

    Microsoft yesterday announced that Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 will be available from October 2010.

  • News: HP pays out in PC manufacturer kickbacks case

    HP has reached a settlement with the US Department of Justice over allegations that it paid kickbacks to systems integrators in order to help it secure government contracts, HP said on Monday.

  • News: Project Vigilant seeks security experts at Defcon

    A secretive volunteer group that tries to track terrorists and criminals on the internet went to the Defcon hacker conference this past week in hopes of recruiting information security experts, but it will first have to overcome some skepticism.

  • News: Cisco settles antitrust suit over software updates

    Cisco Systems has settled a 2008 lawsuit in which independent network maintenance company Multiven charged that Cisco forced customers to buy its SMARTnet service plan in order to get bug fixes and software updates.

  • News: Govt refuses to upgrade from Internet Explorer 6

    The government has said it will not upgrade its departments’ computers from Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 because it would not be ‘cost-effective’.

  • News: AVG uncovers data-stealing Mumba botnet

    Researchers at AVG have uncovered a botnet that has been harvesting personal information and uses the latest version of the Zeus code, underscoring the widespread use of the sophisticated malware.

  • News: Mobile data usage soars

    From 2009 to 2015 mobile data usage in Western Europe and North America is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 42 percent and 55 percent respectively.

  • iDuck Wireless iPod Speaker

    If you're the sort of person who can’t bear to be parted from your iPod and who always has a pair of earphones clamped to their head, you’ll probably understand the concept behind the iDuck. The rubber duck speaker entertains you in the bath while your iPhone or iPod sits out of harm's way on a shelf or somewhere else it won’t get wet.

  • How-Tos: How to safely dual-boot Windows 7 and XP

    My PC dual-boots Windows XP 32bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Every time I work in XP I lose all my restore points in Windows 7

  • How-Tos: How to initialise your PC's microphone

    My Windows 7 PC plays audio through headphones but is unable to pick up sound from them. I’ve got a Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi card and a Logitech USB phone/microphone. The drivers are up to date.

  • How-Tos: How to set your PC's default search engine & web browser

    I recently installed the free email client Incredimail. It works fine but, on downloading an update, it has taken over Google Chrome, Firefox and my other internet browsers. When I try to open them via their desktop shortcut icons or the Programs menu, up pops the My Start by Incredimail page and a message stating that what I’ve tried to open isn’t my default browser. Clicking on ‘Make this my default browser’ doesn’t change things.

  • News: Release of Afghan military logs 'could cost lives'

    Almost half of respondents to a PC Advisor poll believe that Wikileaks was wrong to release military logs from Afghanistan in late July, asking for public assistance in combing them for information.

  • News: Windows 7 overtakes Windows Vista

    Microsoft's Windows 7 reached a major milestone in July, while Apple's Mac OS X lost ground for the fourth straight month, a Web analytics firm Net Applications said Sunday.

  • News: Hackers release new iPhone Jailbreak app

    The latest version of software that allows iPhone owners to install applications not approved by Apple has been released just days after the practice was declared legal under U.S. copyright law.

  • News: UK army using iPad to train troops

    Apple's iPad is being used by UK troops training for Afghan operations.

  • Video: Twitter passes 20 billion tweets

    Twitter passing the 20 billion mark, live on GigaTweet

  • News: Hacker spies on mobile phone calls

    Despite concerns that federal authorities might fine or arrest him, hacker Chris Paget went ahead with a live demonstration of mobile phone interception at the Defcon hacking conference Saturday.



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