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  • How-Tos: How to get more from a quad-core PC

    QUESTION My Windows 7 Home Premium computer has a quad-core processor and 4GB of RAM. I’ve not found any advantage to using four cores. How can I use the processor more effectively and allocate different processes to the individual cores?

  • How-Tos: How to restore an iPhone

    I've bought a number of apps for my iPhone via iTunes and the App Store. To avoid draining the battery by downloading apps directly to the handset, I'd like to connect my iPhone to my Windows XP PC using USB and transfer them over. However, when I connect the phone its icon doesn't appear on the desktop (although it does charge up). I've tried updating iTunes, restarting the PC and using a different USB port, all to no avail.

  • Opinion: Evolutionary times

    Not every invention can be an iPhone. Even Apple’s follow-up smartphones have struggled to match the impact of the original model; this summer the company has received negative feedback about the reception and 3G connectivity of its much anticipated iPhone 4.

  • News: Plastic Logic kills off QUE e-Book reader

    Plastic Logic has dumped plans to launch its QUE e-book reader and will instead concentrating on a second-generation device.

  • News: Toshiba launches self-deleting hard drive

    Toshiba on Tuesday introduced a new hard drive feature that can wipe out data after the storage devices are powered down.

  • News: PC prices surge due to DRAM shortage

    A shortage of the main memory chips used in personal computers could send prices of the chips higher in the second half of this year, market researcher iSuppli warned on Monday

  • News: August 2010's 115 best technology products revealed

    Each month PC Advisor publishes more technology reviews than any other UK publication. We cover all kinds of consumer and business technology, hardware and software, and to help you make sense of it all there's our unique Top 5 Charts.

  • News: RIM launches first touchscreen slider smartphone

    Research In Motion has launched the BlackBerry Torch 9800, a hybrid handset that combines a Qwerty keyboard and a 3.2in capacitive touchscreen display

  • 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: 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 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.

  • News: ATI overtakes Nvidia in graphics card market

    Advanced Micro Devices overtook Nvidia during the second quarter to become the top discrete graphics card vendor, according to market research firm Mercury Research.

  • News: Blu-ray Disc capacities hit 100GB

    The storage capacity of the Blu-ray Disc format is doubling, with companies including Sharp, TDK and Verbatim preparing to launch new discs that can store up to 100GB of data.

  • How-Tos: How to set up your printer to save ink and paper

    The paperless office is yet to become a reality, which means print costs are a continuing issue. We look at how to be print-savvy to save paper and ink, plus when to PDF your documents instead

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your PC to run cooler and quieter

    We demonstrate how to upgrade a PC for super-silent, energy-efficient, ice-cool performance

  • News: New £109 Amazon Kindle is faster & lighter

    Amazon has launched the next generation of its Kindle e-book reader, with an enhanced display, faster navigation, and an entirely redesigned chassis

  • News: Intel turns to light to replace copper wires in PCs

    Intel on Tuesday announced it had developed a prototype interconnect that uses light to speed up data transmission inside computers at the speed of 50 gigabits per second.

  • News: Apple unveils multitouch £59 Magic Trackpad (Updated)

    Apple has unveiled its long-rumoured Magic Trackpad, a multitouch input device for your Mac desktop.

  • News: Apple releases new 27-inch LED Cinema Display

    Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display, the latest offering in its line of integrated monitors for the Mac line.


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