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Battle of the browsers – which is best for your computer?

Are you happy with your default browser? We’ve put Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera head to head to see which comes out on top.

One month left – should you upgrade to Windows 10?

Only one month remains until Microsoft’s big Windows 10 giveaway comes to an end. After 29 July – the one-year anniversary of the operating system’s release – you’ll have to pay...

Has Windows 10 installed itself without asking you?

We’ve covered a wide variety of issues with Windows 10, including Microsoft’s rather pushy tactics to get you to install it, but this latest problem is one affecting those who...

10 essential Windows 10 desktop apps

Apps aren’t just for your smartphone – the Windows 10 app store offers a bevy of free apps and games. We’ve picked 10 of the best for your PC.

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Top digital scams of 2016 and how to avoid them

[Update 10 May 2016] – We have removed our advice on the ‘stock photo payment’ issue – please see below for more details. With scams getting ever more elaborate the...

The fastest booting laptops we’ve tested

The wait for a laptop to boot up can seem like an age. In reality, it’s likely to take less than a minute, but for the impatient among us that never...

Why Sky Go is no longer working on Google Chrome, and what to do about it

If you have a Sky TV subscription, you’re automatically given access to its on-demand service Sky Go, which allows you to watch programmes on a smartphone, tablet, desktop PC or laptop. But not –...

How to change your Windows 10 privacy settings

If you’ve recently updated your PC or laptop to Windows 10, you may be feeling rather pleased that it went without a hitch despite a degree of trepidation. However, if you weren’t...

Windows 7 vs Windows 8.1 vs Windows 10: Which is best for you?

When a new update becomes available for a piece of software it’s a huge temptation to install it. Updates usually mean more features, a slicker user interface, and a smoother...

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.

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