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Valentine's day tech guide

Embrace technology and you might not ruin Valentine's day this year

Here's a round-up of our most helpful Valentine's day related stories.

Valentine's day is a tricky one to get right. Every man and his dog hypes up the occasion and the result of that is an unnatural amount of pressure to have fun and romance; which this year falls on the particularly romantic day of the week... Tuesday.

Now, we're not claiming to be love gods here at PC Advisor, but we do sift our way through quite a few press releases and have been known to sniff out a good story or two in our time. So, while we're in a generous and Cupid-esque mood, here's a round-up of our most helpful Valentine's day related stories.

Valentine's-related traffic spikes cause heartache for ill-prepared sites - With the last-minute Valentine's Day shoppers increasingly turning to the Internet to make up for lost time, e-commerce companies are doing everything they can to stand out from the pack. However, some sites inevitably fall victim to the problems that result from this rise in demand.


Best Android apps: Five apps for Valentine's Day - if you feel like declaring your love for your sweetheart, there are plenty of ways your Android smartphone can help in your quest to shower your beloved with affection.


Microsoft Ruining Valentine's Day with Nine Security Bulletins - Yes, it is Valentine’s Day, but that’s not what I’m talking about. It is also the second Tuesday in the month of February which makes it Patch Tuesday. Microsoft revealed today that there are nine new security bulletins slated for next Tuesday -- Happy Valentine’s Day?


Hackers Ask 'Will You Be My Valentine?' - Messages targeting Valentine's Day are expected to quadruple globally in the coming days -- in part because cyber criminals are adept at targeting holidays and current events as bait for attacks. An offer for a dozen roses for $5 might get some traction any time of the year, but with the clock quickly counting down to Valentine's Day it has much higher odds of duping frantic lovers in search of a last minute gift.


Best iPhone apps: Five free apps for Valentine's Day - Next Tuesday is Valentine's Day and if you feel like declaring your love for your sweetheart, there are plenty of ways your smartphone can help in your quest to shower your beloved with affection.


Happy Valen-nyans Day! Nyan Cat Valentine's Cards Are Here - Like it or not, Valentine's Day is right around the corner. For the geeky couples who happen to like the romantic event, here's something awesome to keep in mind: Give your other half, friends, classmates, or even colleagues these cute Nyan Cat Valentines Day cards.


Angry Birds comes to Facebook on Valentine's Day - In a move that will help Facebook stay on top of its competition with Google+, the social network is adding Angry Birds to its site starting on Feb. 14, according to a blog post from Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds. The move means that one of the world's most popular mobile video games is joining forces with the world's largest social network.


PC Advisor's 30 great Valentine's day gifts - It's not too late spoil your loved one this 14 February. Whether you're aiming to woo a new flame or simply keep the home fires burning, we've got technological gifts both large and small that will make you popular this Valentine's day.


Flirt bots re-appear in the run up to Valentine's Day - Security vendor PC Tools revealed it had identified programs that strike up a conversation with web users and then send them links to malicious websites.


How to find love online this Valentine's day - Techies aren't known for their romantic prowess. When it comes to matters of the heart, do net addicts stand a chance at wooing their true love?


Valentine's Day tech wish-list unveiled - Everywhere you look, the world is filled with hearts, flowers and sickly sweet hues of pink and red, just urging you to declare your undying love to Mr or Ms Right. But how best to do so?


Best iPhone apps: Five free iPhone apps for eating out - Best Android iPhone apps: Five free iPhone apps for eating out - You may not think it, but your smartphone can be an asset when you're eating out. Whether you want to locate your nearest restaurant, work out what's in the meals offered or even just decide what wine to drink with your meal, there are plenty of apps to help you.


10 best sites for online dating - The web has proven a rich hunting ground for the romantically inclined; whatever your type, and whether you’re looking for a fling or a long-term relationship, there’s a site out there that’s right for you. PC Advisor readers recommended 10 of the finest and most reputable dating websites.

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