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The best alternatives to Picasa: free editing apps for PC and mobile compared

The best alternatives to Picasa: free editing apps for PC and mobile compared

Launched in 2002 by tech company Ideas Lab and sold to Google two years later, Picasa was originally an application that managed photo storage on users’ own computers as well...

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iPad Air 2020 tested: is it better than Apple’s standard iPad?

iPad Air 2020 tested: is it better than Apple’s standard iPad?

The iPad Air 2020 has just been through our rigorous lab test. We take you through what you need to know about this high-end tablet and whether it’s likely to suit your needs.

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Acer and Porsche join forces to create high-end, lightweight laptop

Acer and Porsche join forces to create high-end, lightweight laptop

A designer laptops and some new mid-range options form part of Acer's latest product launches

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Why buying a cheap printer could sometimes prove a false economy

Why buying a cheap printer could sometimes prove a false economy

It’s coming up to silly season for offers on tech products as we approach Black Friday, and you might be tempted to snap up a bargain printer, especially if you’re...

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Encryption: the key to your privacy

Encryption: the key to your privacy

To a lot of us, encryption doesn’t mean much. We might think of it in the context of Second World War codebreaking or maths puzzles. But it plays a far...

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Microsoft launches cheaper Surface Laptop ‘Go’: should you buy it?

Microsoft launches cheaper Surface Laptop ‘Go’: should you buy it?

We compare the Surface Laptop Go to three rivals, and find out whether it's likely to be on your shopping list this holiday season.

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eLearning websites compared: best ways to learn from home in 2020

eLearning websites compared: best ways to learn from home in 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has seen many more people become acquainted with online learning as colleges, universities and other providers have taken to the internet to deliver their classes. But this...

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Mesh and extenders on test: boost your home wi-fi for under £20

Mesh and extenders on test: boost your home wi-fi for under £20

Mesh systems and extenders are great ways to give your wi-fi the boost it needs, whether that's reaching a room on the other side of the house, like your study, or creating an overall improved network that can deal with the whole household online at once.

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New Amazon, Apple and Samsung tablets on test: what’s the difference between £90 and £800 devices?

New Amazon, Apple and Samsung tablets on test: what’s the difference between £90 and £800 devices?

We look at the Amazon Fire HD 8 2020, iPad 2020 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ to see what you get when you pay more for a tablet.

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The future of our digital past: how do we stop our precious files from being lost forever?

The future of our digital past: how do we stop our precious files from being lost forever?

If you owned a computer in the 1990s, the chances are that somewhere in your attic there’s a dusty box of floppy disks that you haven’t touched for years. But...

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