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  • Opinion: Go buy a Mac, moaners - Vista is better than XP

    Despite what the obituaries might say, Vista is faring well - and it still soundly beats XP.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite money-saving website?

    As fears for the state of the economy worsen, we want to hear your favourite money-saving websites. Where do you go to save money, deal with financial worries and generally stretch your cash that little bit further?

  • Opinion: Google stops drunk emailing

    Anyone that's guilty of sending emails in the wee hours when they're drunk, only to regret them the next day, will be making a beeline for a new feature available in Gmail.

  • Opinion: Does Apple "need" Steve Jobs?

    Does Apple need Steve Jobs at the helm? Strictly speaking, no. When Jobs left the company for a few months in 2004 after his cancer surgery, Apple COO Tim Cook ran Apple without a hitch.

  • Opinion: 'Steve Jobs heart attack' report batters Apple shares

    Apple's share price took a plunge last week, after rumours that Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack spread online. And now the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the 'reports' and their effect on Apple's stock, bringing the concept of citizen journalism under fresh scrutiny.

  • Opinion: Librarians prefer video games to books

    There's a lot of tosh written about how video games are killing books and, indeed, killing people - or certainly brainwashing people to kill others. Now, the New York Times reports that libraries are using video games to encourage kids to read.

  • Opinion: Google Android takes on Apple's iPhone

    It's a wireless world, and what better way to explore it than with a mobile phone handset? Year by year, networks get faster and processing power fits into smaller spaces, so it's no surprise that devices such as the iPhone and the Blackberry are proving popular ways to stay online.

  • Opinion: Harvard honours ridiculous research

    The technology world lives and dies by the quality of R&D. Necessity may be the mother of invention, but researchers, beavering away in labs, are its foster father. Albeit, in some cases, slightly dubious foster fathers who are in it for the money.

  • Opinion: Why Google is 45% beta

    The question of why so many Google products are classified “beta” - and classified thusly for so long - has knocked around the tech press for some time. However, no one really seemed to know the answer, at least no one outside of Google.

  • Opinion: Happiness is surfing the web, for men anyway

    A quick trip to the pub for a pint has been replaced with surfing the web as the ultimate source of happiness, for men at least.

  • Opinion: Your bank doesn't care if you get ripped off

    Viewing your mortgage statement ankle deep in the debris of the world's banking 'system', you may have missed this little gem, but PC Advisor today reported that UK losses from online banking fraud hit £21.4m in the first half of this year.

  • Opinion: Google Android still can't beat the Apple iPhone

    "It's not about pretty icons, Apple fanboys, and its not about business use, Windows Mobile Nerds: its about giving people the true tools to build whatever they want without lame App Store limitations and OS handcuffs.

  • Opinion: What is most the important part of your security suite?

    In a world where the number of individual pieces of malware is measured in the millions, security vendors and online crooks are involved in a fast-paced arms race.

  • Opinion: Security giants put their heads in the cloud

    Autumn is upon us, and we're deep into the annual security software slugfest, where antimalware vendors large and small try to cram ‘new' products into an already stuffed market.

  • Opinion: Facebook becomes Facespook

    A friend of mine, who's a big James Bond fan, once attended an interview for an unnamed "research" job that promised foreign travel.

  • Opinion: Grand Theft Auto encourages drug dealing

    Not a week goes by without 'controversial' game Grand Theft Auto being hauled over the coals regarding its part in the general breakdown of society. It's almost as much of a regular occurrence as a character in Eastenders trashing a room or the British government losing a laptop.

  • Opinion: Steve Ballmer: Microsoft to beat Google in five years

    Microsoft can provide "real competition" for Google in the online search market, according to MS CEO Steve Ballmer. It just needs to work out how. In the mean time, it will be mostly running, drinking coffee, and ignoring the TV.

  • Opinion: 120 idiots give up password for £5 M&S voucher

    Don't believe a word about the world-weary, cynical ways of Londoners. When an independent research company this week approached 200 random people on the gold-paved streets of the capitol, 60 percent of them were prepared to divulge their PC's password. Can they all have just got off the train? From Norfolk? In the 1950s?

  • Opinion: £10,000 laptop for Premiership footballers

    Premiership footballers take note. Bentley Motors has announced plans this week to release a luxury laptop computer. Coming in at a whopping £10,000 ($19,800 in the US, take note Mr Beckham), only 250 of the systems, dubbed the Ego for Bentley, will be sold.

  • Opinion: Google Android: teaching us how to use a mobile phone

    Google's Rich Miner has identified one of the biggest problems facing mobile phone carriers, manufacturers, and developers: the hardware on the current generation of phones is not being fully used by all customers.

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