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  • How-Tos: How to sync data between your computing devices

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    Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 7, offers significant improvement over Vista. But if you want to get the very best performance possible, you should make a few system tweaks to eliminate resource-hogging programs and features.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade to Windows 7

    Upgrading your OS is can be a tricky process. But by taking the necessary precautions and assembling the right materials you can switch to Windows 7 without gaining any grey hairs.

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    10 ways in which your business can save money and help the environment by creating and implementing a green IT policy.

  • How-Tos: How to get Windows 7 Professional features for free

    Windows 7 Professional is £70 more expensive that the Home Premium Edition of the OS. To ensure your wallet doesn't take the strain, we show you how to use freeware to get the Windows 7 professional functions.

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    The computer industry is fond of little more than making up baffling technology buzzwords. So you can tell your paradigm shift from your cloud, and succinctly define Web 3.0, we explain eight of the best/worst.

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