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  • News: Internet enters 'third era' of cybercrime

    The year 2010 was a hugely significant one for computing criminality and could turn out to mark the beginning of a ‘third era’ of cybercrime, security expert Graham Cluley of Sophos has said in advance of the company's latest threat review of the year.

  • News: HP WebOS tablet images leaked online

    Can an HP WebOS tablet win against the iPad, in a fight where its smaller counterpart, the Palm Pre, lost against the iPhone?

  • News: Macworld iOS conference to be held during Mobile World Congress

    PC Advisor's sister title Macworld is giving iOS developers the chance to gain business development advice and technical training along with networking opportunities at a one-day conference to be held during Mobile World Congress.

  • News: Nintendo 3DS Available March 27 for £229

    Nintendo's 3DS glasses-free 3D games handheld will launch on March 27 in the U.S. and sell for $250, the company revealed at a press event in New York this morning. You'll be able to buy one in "cobalt blue" or "cosmo black," and unlike prior DS handhelds which employed a fixed stylus, the 3DS will include one that telescopes.

  • News: IBM and ARM extend relationship to build 14nm chips

    IBM and ARM today announced that they are to continue to work together in order to jointly produce 14nm (nanometre) processors.

  • How-Tos: How to convert DVDs to play on a WDTV box

    I need some advice about video conversion. Using DivX Converter, a WDTV Live drive and a large hard drive, I’ve copied my entire DVD collection to disk. I’ve been reading about the H.264 format, however, which apparently retains the same quality at a lower bitrate. I’m interested in switching DivX Converter for Handbrake, which is free. Will it really give me the same quality with smaller file sizes, and is it only beneficial for HD video?

  • News: Samsung hints at next-gen Galaxy S smartphone

    A Samsung Mobile website is promising the arrival of "something big" on February 13, which also shows an obscured image of the upcoming device next to the Samsung Galaxy S.

  • News: More kids can play computer games than ride bikes

    Young children are more likely to be able to play a computer game than ride a bike, says AVG.

  • News: Two in five social networkers have been sent malware

    Two in five social networkers have been sent malware such as worms via sites such as Facebook and Twitter, says Sophos.

  • How-Tos: How to print to an old printer from Windows 7

    I want to use my new Windows 7 Home Premium PC with my Canon i865 printer, but I can’t find a driver for it.

  • News: Legal firm drops illegal downloading cases

    ACS:Law appears to have dropped 27 cases of legal action against Brits accused of illegally downloading files.

  • News: Study: Third-party apps are Windows' weak point

    Microsoft is still burdened with a bad reputation among users for security, although figures show its products are more secure than most on a person's computer, according to new data from the Danish security vendor Secunia.

  • News: Apple stays quiet about Steve Jobs' future

    Apple executives answered questions about the company's products and the state of the Korean technology market Tuesday, but they offered no insight into the most pressing issue before the world's most valuable technology company: Is Steve Jobs coming back?

  • News: Lenovo unit to focus on tablets and phones

    Chinese PC-maker Lenovo has setup a new business unit to create tablets and smartphones, two of the hottest emerging areas of the gadget sector.

  • News: Apple posts record iPad, iPhone and Mac sales

    Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the first fiscal quarter of 2011, up 23 percent on the same period last year, the company has reported.

  • News: UK tech industry needs 110,000 new recruits

    The UK IT and telecoms industry needs more than 110,000 new recruits to just meet this year’s demand, according to a new e-skills report.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade the memory in a 6-year-old PC

    I want to increase the memory in my six-year-old XP PC from 1GB to 2GB to accommodate Windows 7, but keep getting Memtest errors with the pair of 512MB modules I’m using. I receive multiple error reports when I install them, plus stop errors or sudden shutdowns. The machine seems happy to run three RAM modules, but not four. Crucial advised me to increase the VDIMM from 2.5 to 2.7, which made no difference, and reduce the memory frequency from DDR400 to DDR333 (adjusted to 320MHz), which solves the problem. Why are these problems occurring and how can I run the memory at the correct frequency? Will I need to upgrade my motherboard and processor to install Windows 7?

  • How-Tos: How to fix faulty graphics card drivers in your PC

    I recently bought a Palicomp PC running Windows 7 64bit and a 512MB ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card. The screen frequently freezes and reports the error message: 'Display Driver 'AMD driver' stopped responding and has successfully recovered'. Disabling the ATI drivers fixes the problem, but also removes some functionality. Palicomp advised me to uninstall and reinstall the drivers, but this didn’t solve the problem. A Google search for answers has revealed several other users of this graphics card with the same problem. Is there a definitive fix, please?

  • Logic3 i-Station Podium iPad speaker

    Logic3 has announced six new audio and video accessories for use with an Apple iPod, iPad or iPhone. The £69.99 Logic3 i-Station Podium's launch is perfectly timed to take advantage of the growing number of sketching programs available for the iPad. 

  • News: What's the UK's best broadband deal?

    The results of PC Advisor's annual Home Broadband Survey and the winners of this year's Best Broadband awards – as judged by you.



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