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  • Opinion: Election 2010: it was the web wot won it

    This year's General Election will be the first in which the web and social media play a big part: but can blogs and tweets materially affect the make up of the next Parliament?

  • Opinion: Bing gains again - should Google worry?

    Microsoft's Bing search engine may still be a minor player in the lucrative online search business dominated by Google, but it's steadily gaining users. And it appears that Bing's share is coming at the expense of both Google and Yahoo, the latter company having recently teamed up with Microsoft to be more competitive in online search.

  • Opinion: Microsoft admits IE 6 and 7 vulnerability

    A new security hole in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 can be targeted via code on a poisoned website, Microsoft has warned. A successful attacker could install malware on a victim PC or run any other remote command.

  • Opinion: Why Google's wrong: desktop PCs are still relevant

    Google ad sales boss John Herlihy has claimed that smartphones will replace desktop computers in just three years' time. He's wrong.

  • Opinion: Antitrust spat heats up between Google, Microsoft

    A war of words is heating up between Google, Microsoft and a host of smaller sites over alleged anticompetitive behaviour by Google in the online search market.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite book review website?

    We're on the look out for book review site recommendations. We don't just want to know about the biggest booksellers; we want to know which websites provide the best reviews and are most likely to persuade you to buy a book.

  • Opinion: Google privacy case was always lose-lose

    Even before three current and former Google executives were convicted of violating Italian privacy laws, it became clear that the case was a double-edged sword.

  • Opinion: Google privacy convictions: a dangerous precedent

    A few years ago, I received a poison pen letter. Well, these things happen. But now, I'm going to see if I can get my postman jailed for delivering it.

  • Opinion: PC Advisor Helproom Angel of the year 2010

    PC Advisor is delighted to announce the winner of its inaugural Helproom Angel of the Year award. Forum member VoG, please step forward and take a bow.

  • Opinion: Say goodbye to Google Buzz

    Less than thrilled with Google Buzz? You aren't alone - but it's tough to avoid all the buzz. Here's how you can get it out of your life for good.

  • Opinion: Google apologises for Buzz privacy gaffes

    Google has responded to anger over its Google Buzz social network with an apology and a second round of privacy-related changes. Buzz will no longer automatically connect users based on email and chat usage.

  • Opinion: Google Buzz needs better people skills

    Google's millionaire genius-nerds need to learn what real people expect from technology and how to deliver it. The company's inability to deal with user concerns surrounding Google Buzz makes it look technically sophisticated but socially inept.

  • Opinion: Can Google generate a business Buzz?

    Google has dived into the deep end of social networking with the announcement of Google Buzz. In addition to providing a platform for users to share information, status updates, pictures, and videos with their social network, Google also wants companies to embrace Buzz as a business tool.

  • Opinion: Google Books: time for a rethink?

    Google Books is a wonderful idea that's having a hard time meeting legal requirements. That's the upshot of the latest round in the battle between the world's search leader and the people who actually create the content Google exploits for huge profits.

  • Opinion: Protect yourself from online shopping perils

    When it comes to online shopping, there are a number of steps you can take to protect yourself against scam websites designed to fleece you of your hard-earned cash. But protecting yourself from bad customer service online is much harder, as I recently found out.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite gardening website?

    We're looking for recommendations of gardening websites. Where do you go online for help in the planning, design or maintenance of your garden?

  • Opinion: Pope to priests: go forth and blog

    A year after the Vatican launched its own channel on YouTube, the Pope is asking priests worldwide to adopt social media to spread the word of God.

  • Opinion: Going Google-eyed

    At the start of 2010, Google summoned the tech press to its HQ in California for the launch of its own Android-based smartphone, the Nexus One.

  • Opinion: Astronauts use Twitter from space

    The International Space Station received an upgrade this week that gives astronauts aboard personal access to the internet.

  • Opinion: Twitter, shower gel and the art of terrible PR

    I'm in the fortunate position of being able to pretend - to myself, at least - that Twitter amounts to more than an enjoyable waste of time. As the regular keeper of the Twitter.com/PCAdvisor flame, I am at least in part paid to, well, Tweet.



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