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  • News: iPad 2 UK launch time, pricing announced

    Apple has announced the iPad 2 will go on sale on 5pm on Friday with prices beginning at £399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi-only model - lower than first anticipated.

  • News: Ofcom: 4G spectrum auction to take place in 2012

    Ofcom has revealed the auction for the mobile spectrums that will ensure networks can offer 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) services will take place at the beginning of 2012.

  • News: BlackBerry Playbook onsale from 19 April

    RIM has finally put a date and a price to the BlackBerry Playbook tablet. It will cost $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, $599 for the 32GB model and $699 for the 64GB Wi-Fi version. Best Buy is taking orders from US and Canadian customers from today with deliveries starting on 19 April.

  • News: China rejects Google blocking claims

    China has rejected claims by Google, the country is responsible for blocking its residents from accessing Gmail.

  • News: 54% of second-hand phones contain personal data

    More than half (54 percent) of second-hand mobile phones contain personal data belonging to the original owner, says CPP.

  • How-Tos: How to set up a project plan using AceProject

    A great idea is only the start of a new business venture. We look at how to keep a project on track at all stages of its development using a free online planner.

  • News: Yahoo offers cookie opt-out button ahead of new EU law

    Yahoo has anticipated a new European Union directive by introducing a feature designed to ensure web users' privacy through the use of an opt-out button for cookies.

  • News: Firms lose £1.9m per data security breach

    UK firms will fork out on average £1.9m a year for every data loss they experience says Symantec.

  • News: BT to increase line rental from April

    BT will increase the price of its home phone line rental from April 28.

  • News: Firms 'need to create social-media policies'

    Too many organisations do not have comprehensive compliance policies in place for its use, according to Gartner.

  • News: Gmail access 'blocked by Chinese government'

    Google has revealed China is blocking its residents accessing Gmail with methods that make it look as if the access problems lie with the search engine.

  • Feature: Five steps to a better new PC

    It's exciting to buy a new computer. As soon as you haul the laptop home from the store, or the delivery lorry drops off the extra-large box, you just want to tear into your new machine and see what it's capable of. If you want to have a better experience, however, you'll stop, take a few deep breaths, and do a little preparatory work first.

  • How-Tos: How to claim your brand on the social web

    Facebook, Twitter and other social sites now play an integral role in the marketplace, connecting businesses with customers, partners and industries at large. We show you how to quickly establish your social presence and get more out of any social media efforts you may already be making.

  • Feature: 10 must-have free software downloads

    Some downloadable software is so good that you just have to grab it. Unfortunately, often you have to pay for it after you try it out. But every once in a while, a must-have program is totally free. Such indispensable, no-cost programs are the hardest kind to find.

  • Feature: Google Chrome 10 vs Mozilla Firefox 4

    Which open source browser is best for you? Here's a look at how the Firefox 4 release candidate matches up with Chrome 10

  • How-Tos: How to back up your webmail account

    It's hard enough to remember to back up your PC, your laptop, your smartphone, and your tablet, let alone your cloud-based email account, too. However, after a recent Gmail glitch left thousands of users unable to access their inboxes, anyone who relies too heavily on the cloud, would do well to back up their web-based email.

  • MSI CX640 16.1in laptop

    MSI has unveiled the CX640 – a new model in its C-series of laptops. The 16.1in screen laptop runs Windows 7 Home Premium and comes in Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i3 versions.

  • News: O2 expands 3G network in London

    O2 customers in London could experience faster mobile internet browsing after the operator switched to a new 3G network in the area.

  • How-Tos: How to avoid gaps when printing Avery labels

    I want to use the Avery label templates that came with my copy of Serif PagePlus to save time writing the address on envelopes. However, the program doesn’t skip ‘empty fields’, creating unsightly gaps in address labels.

  • How-Tos: How to add a DVD drive to a netbook

    I bought a netbook for my wife. Since it has no optical drive, I also bought a USB-powered external Blu-ray/DVD drives and tried to use it to install Microsoft Office. This was recognised, but it won’t run or install Office, reporting USB controller error Code 43. The drive works on another PC, and tech support explained that it may be a problem with the power allocated to the USB ports. I returned it to them to inspect, but I’m curious as to whether this is a standard problem. I find it incredible that I can’t use a plug-and-play optical device on the netbook.


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