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  • Opinion: Troubleshoot your system with seven free tools

    You like messing around with your PC, right? The right tools can dig into the far reaches of the Registry or uncover obscure portions of the file system, improving performance and avoiding trouble. I can tell you all about some of those tools - and they're free - so read on...

  • Opinion: Coming soon to a TV near you: MySpace TV

    Right, let's keep this simple. You've got your TV, and you've got your internet computer machine. But wait: you can watch TV over the internet, and you can watch internet things on the telly. Here's one of the latter: MySpaceTV.

  • Opinion: Help me beat the iTunes exclamation mark!

    A quick Google search "iTunes exclamation marks" will prove that a fair number of individuals are confounded when iTunes suddenly places this gray bit of punctuation next to tracks in its library.

  • Opinion: Kids make you more tech savvy

    Families with children spend more time online than members of childless households.

  • Opinion: Bosses should be jailed for data breaches

    A growing number of security pros believe that the way to stop data breaches from happening is simple as it is stark - send the CEOs or board members deemed responsible to jail.

  • Opinion: Does Vista fit in to today's laptop market?

    It seems the term ‘laptop’, as used for a portable computer you can rest on your lap, may be falling into disuse. Acer, Apple, Compaq, HP, NEC and Panasonic are among the major brands who studiously avoid the L-word these days.

  • Opinion: IBM rolls out tools for non-techies, developers

    IBM has unveiled two mashup products, one aimed at allowing nontechnical business users to quickly build new applications by melding data from various sources, and a mashup development environment for technical users.

  • Opinion: The great Government paedo hunt

    Today's Government proposals to protect web-surfing kids are a peculiar brand of headline-seeking, paranoid ignorance that affects all governments from time to time.

  • Opinion: Were catching up with America… on internet fraud

    Finally, we Brits are almost as good as America at something. Unfortunately, it's internet crime that we seem to have a talent for, so not exactly something we can be proud of. (Good job we've got some decent swimmers and cyclists to offset the bad press.)

  • Opinion: BBC puts the boot in to ISPs

    Remember when someone destroyed the Blue Peter garden? That was ISPs. And when that lightbulb blew up behind Jan Leeming? ISPs. Yeah, and I'll tell you something else, if those ISPs want the BBC to pay the cost of trafficking iPlayer downloads... well, they'll have Terry Wogan, Jonathan Ross and Alan Partridge to deal with. Fight! Fight! Fight..!

  • Opinion: The need for an "in the event of Amy Winehouse" business plan

    In the early 70s, there was a famous photo of hellraising Who drummer Keith Moon outside a Californian hotel room standing next to an oversized fire alarm with the signage "In case of Keith Moon break glass".

  • Opinion: What is Nomophobia?

    What is Nomophobia?

  • Opinion: Go green: power your PC with just 9 Watts

    In the future, we'll all work on tower-free workstations, hooked up to IT Support's central server like dribbling, brain-dead human fuel cells from 'The Matrix'. And, like the second and third installments of that trilogy, it will be rubbish.

  • Opinion: UK businesses snub to green IT policies

    Just eight percent of UK businesses have a full green IT policy, and half believe that IT is not responsible for the bulk of businesses' CO2 emissions.

  • Opinion: First April Fool spotted 31st March 2008

    iPod and iPhone case and accessory manufacturer Proporta starts the 2008 April Fool ball rolling with a press release about its Advanced Pane Protector that protects windows from "a downpour of hailstones or an influx of seagulls with digestive issues".

  • Opinion: BBC rapped for dropping weather forecast

    Web users really do dislike change. AT PC Advisor we recently changed our masthead and background colour and received a sharp backlash from readers who complained, among other things, that the new brighter red in our logo could hurt readers' eyes. After a few days most people wrote in favour of the changes - especially as pages loaded five times faster than previously.

  • Opinion: Apple fans blitz brand survey

    Apple has won another bunch of awards for being the western world’s number-one brand. This isn’t at all surprising as Apple is extremely brand focussed and has spent years finessing this cuddly but cool brand - so much so that it has an almost messianic image in the eyes of its army of cult-like followers (customers).

  • Opinion: The kids are alright

    The generation gap isn’t as wide as it can sometimes seem. According to a survey by Global Security Systems (GSS), some fifty percent of kids will have spent their time at school today interacting on Facebook and Bebo rather than in the playground.

  • Opinion: YouTube generation criminals 'very stupid'

    Every other day there’s a story in the news of some dangerous prank or criminal activity being aired on YouTube. Whether it’s speeding, swinging from a mechanical digger or skiing down escalators it appears that video-sharing sites are actively encouraging crimes, rather than merely displaying them.

  • Opinion: Hello… Im on the plane!

    Under new proposals from Ofcom, mobile phones may be allowed to be used on flights crossing UK and European airspace. As far as I’m concerned that’s one step closer to creating an airborne version of hell.

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Why Netflix won't terminate your account for using a VPN, probably

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Forever 21 denies pirating Adobe, Autodesk and Corel software, accuses companies of 'bullying'

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New Apple TV 2015 release date rumours: Apple's WWDC invite shows Apple TV