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    PC Advisor tests the best webcames and reports on the visual dimension each adds to online chat

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  • News: 14% of businesses plan to buy iPads for staff

    The ever-inquisitive ChangeWave Research has been digging deeper into the iPad's place in the corporate world. With a new survey completed in November, the market research firm's watchful eye turned towards the iPad's current and future prospects in corporate circles, as well as how businesses are using their iPads now.

  • News: NXP Semiconductors strategically collaborates with Google

    NXP Semiconductors has strategically collaborated with Google to provide a complete open source software stack for Near Field Communications (NFC).

  • News: Display makers fined over price-fixing cartel

    The European Commission on Wednesday found Asian flat-screen panel makers guilty of forming a cartel and fined them for breaching competition law.

  • How-Tos: How to fix the audio on a Windows 7 laptop

    I'm unable to hear any sound through the speakers on my Acer Extensa 5630Z Windows 7 laptop. It makes no difference whether I'm listening to MP3 files stored on the hard drive, videos streamed from a website or even system sounds. I can hear very faint audio when I plug in a pair of headphones, but turning up the volume doesn't improve things. The laptop has a Realtek sound card, but reinstalling the drivers hasn't helped. I've also used System Restore, experimented with different headphones and speakers, and tinkered with settings in the Sounds control panel. I'm at a loss as to what to do next.

  • How-Tos: How to use a 3G dongle with a desktop PC

    I want to connect a 3G dongle to my desktop PC. Will I need to install extra hardware or drivers??

  • News: 7 in 10 office workers don't use Wi-Fi to connect printer

    Seven out of ten office workers admit they still use cables to connect a printer to their PC, despite having a Wi-Fi network in place, says Lexmark.

  • How-Tos: How to create a drive partition using Acronis

    It’s a good idea to have more than one partition on your hard drive. This is a virtual division that Windows regards as a separate drive, and can even be reformatted without affecting the remainder of the drive. We show you how using Acronis Disk Director 11 Home.

  • How-Tos: How to back up your data

    Windows 7 does its best to make backing up your files easy, so there's no excuse for not organising and protecting all your valuable data.

  • Opinion: All that you see, all that you hear...

    Sound and vision permeate consumer electronics. And computers, too – from the day that the graphical user interface arrived, and a workstation's built-in speakers went beyond the sporadic 'blip'.

  • News: AMD launches next-generation mobile graphics processors

    AMD today announced two new series of mobile graphics processors aimed at high-end and mid-range laptops: the AMD Radeon HD 6500M and the AMD Radeon HD 6300M.

  • News: Microsoft patents 'tactile touchscreen'

    Microsoft has patented a tactile touchscreen that uses pixel-sized shape-memory plastic cells to produce a 'real' texture, reflecting what is seen on the screen. The technique is designed to give users sufficient feedback to make it feel as though they are interacting with the images pictured on their screen, which may make physical keyboards a thing of the past.

  • News: Orange, T-Mobile offer Apple iPad for £199

    Orange and T-Mobile have confirmed the discounted prices they will be offering on the Apple iPad under their joint 'Everything, Everywhere' brand - you can pick up an iPad for an initial cost of only £199, representing an initial 'saving' of £330.

  • How-Tos: How to get your PC to recognise your printer

    My Canon Pixma iP1900 printer has recently stopped working with my Windows XP computer. I've tried reinstalling the drivers and unplugging and reconnecting the printer. I now get a message at startup reporting that Windows has found new hardware but was unable to install it.

  • How-Tos: How to fix faulty drivers when your headphones cut out

    The sound output to my headphones frequently cuts out while listening to music using Spotify. Error messages report that my sound card isn't working or my headphones haven't been detected, but closing the pop-ups or relaunching Spotify usually fixes the problem.

  • How-Tos: How to set a second hard drive as your PC's primary drive

    I added a larger hard drive to my PC and installed a second copy of Vista on it. Wanting to remove the old drive, I've changed the boot priority in the Bios. But Windows still looks for it as the primary drive.

  • News: Last chance to win one of 60 cool technology prizes

    Enter PC Advisor's Reader Survey and you could win one of 60 technology prizes.

  • Philips Fidelio DS8550 iPad dock

    The sound on an Apple iPad isn't bad and we've found the tablet ideal for watching BBC iPlayer programmes and listening to podcasts, but the fact remains that the screen is just a fancy screen. It doesn't stand up on its own.

  • News: Report: Sony working on PlayStation phone

    According to a report on the Wall Street Journal website, Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg has hinted that that the mobile-phone maker might be working with Sony to build a smartphone with a slide-out controller to play games.



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