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  • Feature: A newcomers guide to Ubuntu Linux

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  • Feature: The five best free audio tools

    PCs and smartphones are not only designed for work. They're also great for listening to music and watching video on as well. Here's five free downloads that will help improve audio on smartphones and PCs, whether its organising your iTunes library or simply giving your voice a new sound on Skype.

  • Feature: The five best free system tools

    Whether you want help monitoring your PC's activities, the ability to check your hard drive for problems or even a fun way to distinguish between folder, there's plenty of free system tools out there to help you. Here's our pick of five of the best.

  • Feature: 4 iPhone App Easter Eggs

    Everyone loves finding hidden goodies in software--almost as much as developers enjoy putting them there. These "Easter eggs" are mostly for fun, but some might contain useful extra features or options. After digging around on the internet, I've found some of the more interesting Easter eggs in apps that you can currently download on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

  • Feature: Three Great Mobile Mind Mapping Apps

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  • Feature: 10 essential apps for Android smartphone users

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  • Feature: The top 10 mobile apps

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  • Feature: Microsoft Office 365 vs Google Apps for Business

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  • Feature: The five best video-related downloads

    Your PC or laptop can be used for more than just surfing the web, checking email and work-related tasks such as creating spreadsheets or typing letters. There's a whole host of multimedia applications that allow users to watch video and TV on their PC, but check out these free utilities can help you do more when its comes to video on your computer.

  • Feature: Five free utilities to save businesses time and money

    Running your own business can certainly take up plenty of your time and cash. If you feel there's not enough hours in the day or your wallet is taking a beating, check out these five apps that'll give you important tools for free.

  • Feature: 10 must-have utilities for small networks

    If you have a small network at your business or at home, you could probably do with some help. These ten downloads - most of them free, and none of them expensive - will make managing your small network much easier.

  • Feature: The 10 best free backup downloads

    We all know backing-up is one of the key rules to good computing. However, when you start listing everything you need to make a copy of to ensure you can return to normal pretty quickly if your PC should crash, there's much more than just digital photos and word documents. There's all your emails, program settings and even your games. Fear not, help is at hand in the form of these ten free downloads.

  • Feature: How to troubleshoot PC problems with Windows Task Manager

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  • Feature: The five best time-saving downloads for email

    A large chunk of your time can be spent dealing with emails. However, there's plenty of free downloads that can make life a little bit easier for you. Here's five of our favourites.

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    Whether you plump for Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other browser, we guarantee you'll have a couple of gripes when it comes to the software you use to surf the web.

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