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Best free PC software downloads

Why pay top dollar for fancy software when free downloads can be just as good? You can download everything from photo-editing software to complete office suites at no cost.

Top five laptop battery myths – which did you believe?

Battery life is one of the most important considerations for many of us when buying a laptop. No one wants to own a device that runs out of juice within a...

How to get Windows 10 for free

Windows 10’s release date is just around the corner and there are a few simple checks to make sure you get access to the new operating system on day one....

Microsoft beats Apple’s iPad Air 2 to fastest tablet title

Apple’s unfeasibly thin iPad Air 2 is one of the world’s best-selling tablets. But is it the fastest? Not according to our lab experts. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 has topped our tablet...

How to cheaply replace your iPhone’s battery

Update: for more on Apple’s £25 battery replacement and rivals for iPhone repair, read our guide on How to replace your iPhone battery.  Once upon a time all mobile phones...

Use your phone or tablet as a TV remote

Lost your TV remote? Maybe it’s been chewed by the dog? You may be able to avoid paying out for a replacement by using an app.

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How to increase the ring time on your phone

Do you race against your phone, trying to answer it before the call diverts to voicemail? For those of us who chuck our mobiles into the murky depths of a...

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How long will your tablet last? We can tell you

Whether it’s an Apple iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab, a new slate is likely to be at the top of many Christmas wish lists this year. Children, parents and grandparents...

Battle of the smart TVs

Ultra high definition 4K picture quality might be the driving force of this year’s CES, but how you’ll interact with the latest smart TV sets is just as interesting. The leading...

No more Sony Vaio laptops – will you miss them?

Sony, the one-time strongman of the electronics world, has announced that profits are so bad it’ll be selling off its Vaio laptop division. Have you owned a Sony Vaio laptop,...

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