Funny sites in Google Street View, product user guides and how to re-use old PCs: these are a few of your favourite things. We publish 100s of features on all kinds of PC and consumer technology, and these are the most read features from 2010, culminating in the definitive answer to that hoary old question: which is best, a Mac or a Windows PC.

Number 10: 11 funny UK sights on Google Street View

We trawled Google Street View to find some of the funniest images captured in the UK. From Brits totally disregarding signs, to little sisters beating up their brothers, we're sure this collection of 11 images is sure to make you chuckle.

Number 9: The ultimate Apple iPhone user guide

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular products in history, a success built in equal parts on ease of use and desirability. But being easy to use doesn't preclude problems, and a handy user guide proved popular with PC Advisor readers...

Number 8: The 16 best free iPhone Apps

...as did this guide to the best apps you can get for your iPhone that won't cost you a penny. The cost of owning an iPhone doesn't stop with the cost of purchase and contract. Use an Apple iOS device and you find yourself being drawn into multiple purchases of Apps, which can range in cost from free to £6.99 or more. But free isn't always good value, and iPhone users can waste a lot of time and money downloading pointless or useless applications. Not with our guide to the best freebies there are.

Number 7: 10 ways to re-use an old PC

Not only is it not a good idea to simply throw away an old PC, these days it's against the WEEE regulations, which insist you recycle. And anyway, throwing away computer hardware is such a waste, when there are 10 great ways to get further use from your desktop or laptop PCs. Read this article and even if you don't thank us, your friends, family or local charity will.

Number 6: Can you use the Apple iPad as a laptop?

If you're anything like me, you'd really like to own an Apple iPad, but can't think of a good reason to do so. Help is at hand. In this feature we sent a colleague on a business trip armed only with an iPad and no laptop. We thought it'd be interesting to see how they got on and, evidently, so did you.

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Funny sites in Google Street View, product user guides and how to re-use old PCs: these are a few of your favourite things. We publish 100s of features on all kinds of PC and consumer technology, and these are the most read features from 2010, culminating in the definitive answer to that hoary old question: which is best, a Mac or a Windows PC.

Number 5: 23 strange sights in Google Street View

For the fifth best read feature story of 2010, we return to Google Street View (and not for the last time). This time we were looking for strange sites, and found 23 that are sure to make you smile, grimace or - simply - look puzzled. It takes all sort to make a world, and Google to document it.

Number 4: The 17 most dangerous places on the internet

Warning: this story will take you places you should never go, albeit it will take you there from the safety of the PC Advisor website. We show you the places to avoid on the internet, some of which may surprise you. And we tell you how, and why, to steer clear.

See also: Security Advisor

Number 3: 16 Google Street View disasters

Welcome back to Google Street View. This time we were looking for (and finding) disasters in Google's controversial 360-degree photo view of the world.

We found 16 recent events that surely someone (or something) wishes had an undo button. Click the link to Google Maps to pan around the live images - unless Google has beaten you to it and has revised history with a clean version of the picture.

Number 2: The 16 strangest sights in Google Earth

In the olden days, the ancients recognised Seven Wonders of the World; but thanks to Google Earth, you can now spot thousands of "I wonder what it is" head scratchers. Among the new wonders: a 1-square-mile painting of a cowboy's head, a giant cruise ship parked between skyscrapers, and places that look, well, not of this world. Here are 16 of the best.

Number 1: 8 reasons why a Mac is better than a PC

Oh my. We really should have known better than to suggest that Apple computers have the edge on Windows PCs. For the record, this piece has a companion piece called '8 reasons why a PC is better than a Mac', but it wasn't nearly as popular. Apple Fanboyism or a tacit recognition of the inherent superiority of Cupertino's finest? You decide...