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  • News: Tech news highlights of 2010

    From Apple's iPad to Google's Street View controversy

  • Test Centre: Group test: what's the best webcam?

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

  • News: The Top 10 Software Downloads of 2010

    The PC Advisor Downloads directory is a treasure trove of free software. Featuring 1,800 free downloads for PC, Mac and smartphone, we review the latest and best software apps. Every day thousands of people search for the latest PC downloads, shareware, freeware and trialware. But what have been the 10 most popular software downloads of 2010?

  • News: Santa videoconferences with sick kids

    Treat for patients at Children's Hospital Boston

  • Opinion: PC Advisor's winter photo competition

    Send us your best winter photograph to be in with a chance of winning one of five prizes, sponsored by Corel. The best five photos will be published on our website. Each winner will either receive one of two copies of Corel PaintShop Pro X3 or a copy of VideoStudio Pro X3, WinDVD Pro 2010 or Painter 11.0.

  • News: Top YouTube videos list ruled by music

    If YouTube started as a place for people to upload low-res videos, Google’s global 2010 ‘most popular’ video list shows just how fast the model is evolving into something nakedly commercial.

  • News: 39% of office staff scared of videoconferencing

    More than a third (39 percent) of office staff won't use video communications at work because they're concerned about their appearance on camera, says Damovo.

  • News: 6 things to avoid when posting YouTube videos

    If you promote your business via video then it's likely you'll be making the same fundamental errors over and over again. Whether it's interjecting speech with 'um' or allowing the camera to lose its focus. Even videos from supposedly professional media outlets can involve a depressing level of amateurism. Here are the top six sins frequently found on YouTube videos, along with simple fixes.

  • News: Sony, Nikon, SanDisk plan faster Compact Flash cards

    Sony, Nikon and SanDisk have developed a new specification for CompactFlash memory cards that promises photographers the ability to continuously shoot high-quality RAW images.

  • How-Tos: How to personalise greetings cards

    Send out Christmas cards with the personal touch your family and friends will love. We demonstrate how to personalise a greetings card.

  • How-Tos: How to create quick portraits with Corel Painter

    It’s possible to combine the intuitiveness of painting with the convenience of digital art. We use Corel Painter 11 to create a striking and artistic portrait.

  • 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: Pictures: The best clothes with built-in technology

    From a sweatshirt with built-in headphones to a backpack with a solar panel on the back, these high-tech garments are sure to intrigue any technology enthusiast.

  • 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.

  • How-Tos: How to import Exif data to jpegs

    I've scanned in several thousand slides and negatives in Jpeg format and have stored information about each image in a spreadsheet. Is there an easy way to import this as the Exif information for each photo?

  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: photo printers

    There's a lot to be said for the spontaneity of being able to print out a photo you've just taken. Here are some creative options for printing and sharing your snaps.

  • News: Christmas 2010 buyers' guide: cameras

    Some cameras do it all: take great photos, shoot HD video and let you post your snaps straight to the web. Here we present our pick of the best cameras and camcorders.

  • News: Christmas 2010 gift guide: technology gifts

    Dark nights, postmen bringing catalogues full of shiny must-have gadgets and a TV onslaught of tinsel and computer games – all signs point to the imminent gold rush known as Christmas. PC Advisor's trusty elves guide you through the high-tech marketing maze. PC Advisor brings you the 50 best products for Christmas: tested, reviewed and rated.

  • How-Tos: How to artistically blur photos using zoom

    Photographers work very hard to capture the perfect shot. Whether it's adding special effects to images, such as artistic blur, or taking dramatic shots during 'magic hour' – the brief window in time when the sun is low in the sky and casting a warm glow on your subject.

  • Opinion: Getting over gadget guilt

    A gadget used to be a mere plaything; a toy. Diverting for a while, if unlikely to take over your life in the way that iPhones and BlackBerries command their owners’ attention. But the gadget’s role has changed.


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