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  • Opinion: Broadband adoption is slowing... why?

    Run for your life: the UK's economic and social progress is in jeopardy because laggards are sticking to dialup or, worse, no internet at all.

  • Opinion: Is technology taking a backtrack?

    2007 has almost certainly been the year in which Apple has established itself as a genuine (perhaps even the) force to be reckoned with. Even as this magazine hits the streets, there’ll no doubt already be a clamour to be among the first in the UK to own the ultra-desirable Apple iPhone. The new iPod Classic and iPod nano continue to set the benchmark for the rest of the MP3 players – no mean feat given the multitude of competitors – while the iPod touch offers a neat compromise that falls somewhere between the iPods and the iPhone.

  • Opinion: Survey: Radiohead fans are cheapskates

    But not me. I'm an idiot. According to a survey, two-thirds of the people who downloaded Radiohead's latest album, 'In Rainbows', paid nothing. Now I'm narked because I thought I'd do the decent thing and match iTunes' £7.99 an album, only to get stung for a data-handling charge. Radiohead, you owe me literally pence.

  • Opinion: Asus: Apple is building a Tablet PC

    What's an Apple Tablet? I'll give you a clue: it's not the sort of vitamin infusion old men take to kickstart their doddering mojos. No, MacBook manufacturer Asustek has told the world that Apple is about to build a Tablet PC.

  • Opinion: The great MySpace security swindle

    Sorry Bridget, Claire, Monica, and Shannon. Thanks but no thanks, Dixie, Lola, Shana and Zara. The same goes for Aimee, Willie, Lolita, Cassandra and the three dozen other 'people' who sent me bogus MySpace friend requests in the past 24 hours.

  • Opinion: Kylie Minogue launches Facebook rival

    Pint-sized Aussie pop minx Kylie Minogue has set up a social-networking site all of her own. KylieKonnect is free to join, and welcomes you 'into Kylie's world'. Fortunately, this no longer means Ramsay Street.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu: laptop killer

    Ubuntu Linux has been taking a kicking this week in the crazed, hedonistic world of online forums. It appears that using Ubuntu on a laptop could kill its hard drive.

  • Opinion: iPhone to get free worldwide Wi-Fi?

    FON has been ramping up its efforts to establish a worldwide Wi-Fi network that allows anyone to connect wirelessly for free, last month's deal allowing BT broadband subscribers in the UK to access the network marked a big step forward. Now there's speculation that Apple could be joining the party – could Apple be planning to encourage iPhone owners to sign up?

  • Opinion: iPhone to get free worldwide Wi-Fi?

    FON has been ramping up its efforts to establish a worldwide Wi-Fi network that allows anyone to connect wirelessly for free, last month's deal allowing BT broadband subscribers in the UK to access the network marked a big step forward. Now there's speculation that Apple could be joining the party – could Apple be planning to encourage iPhone owners to sign up?

  • Opinion: Opening Office 2007 documents in Office 2003

    Many Office 2003 users are struggling with to open email attachments created in Office 2007. But this is a way to read the Office 2007 files with Office 2003.

  • Opinion: Google's PageRank tweak to stop sites selling links

    A week after an update to Google's visible PageRank system got all manner of commercial websites in a Web 2.0 flap, the search-engine giant has confirmed that the move was intended to stop sites flogging their web popularity for a quick cyber-buck.

  • Opinion: 'Iconic' iPhone will cause crime wave

    An industry expert today speculated that the Apple iPhone will cause a jump in mobile phone thefts when it launches next week.

  • Opinion: IT short-changed in 'world's top 100 geniuses'

    It's easy for those of us who keep a close eye on technology developments to assume that executives, scientists and researchers in the IT and communications industries are among the smartest innovators around.

  • Opinion: IT short-changed in 'world's top 100 geniuses'

    It's easy for those of us who keep a close eye on technology developments to assume that executives, scientists and researchers in the IT and communications industries are among the smartest innovators around.

  • Opinion: ISPs told: get tough with illegal downloaders

    Simon Cowell wants to eat your internet. Well, the UK music industry wants ISPs to kick off the internet persistent illegal filesharers, but ISPs are resisting. For now.

  • Opinion: Mac OS X Leopard: good news for Windows Vista?

    Whether you're a dyed-in-the wool Mac fan or Windows 'til you die, you have to admit that Apple OS launches lack the hysteria of Microsoft's infrequent blowouts. There's already little we don't know about Mac OS X 10.5, or Leopard, and a good thing too. And thanks to the joys of dual-booting, there's no reason why a healthy Mac market shouldn't be good news for Windows.

  • Opinion: Sky in hot water over Virgin-baiting advert

    A Sky+ advert that mocks Virgin Media's apparent practice of offering good deals only to new customers has been attacked by the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority). Because… you guessed it… because Sky offers certain deals only to new customers.

  • Opinion: Browser wars: Firefox crushes Internet Explorer

    PC Advisor readers have given IE (Internet Explorer) the bum's rush and have crowned Firefox the king of web browsers.

  • Opinion: Fantasy football is new IT resource hog

    Facebook, we're told, is the office worker's favourite time-wasting website. But on one particular day of the year, employees put the social-networking site on the backburner and focus their attention on fantasy football, according to internet measurement firm Comscore.

  • Opinion: Fantasy football is new IT resource hog

    Facebook, we're told, is the office worker's favourite time-wasting website. But on one particular day of the year, employees put the social-networking site on the backburner and focus their attention on fantasy football, according to internet measurement firm Comscore.



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