Category Archives: Computing

Windows 10 Home vs Windows 10 Pro vs Windows 10 S

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You want a new PC or laptop and by now you’ve probably made up your mind as to whether it should be a Windows, Mac (or even Linux) device. Go for Windows and your choice is more complicated as there’s Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. Let’s narrow things down a […]

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How to edit a PDF for free

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PDFs should be one of the most straightforward document types in the world, but unfortunately they are not so simple when it comes to editing them. Paid-for PDF editors can do it all, but do you really want to pay for a tool to complete a quick and easy editing job? As we have learned […]

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GDPR: Five myths you will encounter on your compliance journey

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. For the information commissioner, GDPR creates an onus on companies to understand the risks they create for others, and to mitigate those risks. It’s about moving away from seeing the law as a box-ticking exercise, and instead working on a framework that can be used to build a […]

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Intel Core-X CPUs and X299 motherboards now available for pre-order

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Intel Core-X CPUs and motherboards now available for pre-order Intel has stolen a march on its rival AMD by making its new X-series microprocessors and X299 motherboards available to customers before AMD can rush out its so-called ‘Threadripper’ Ryzen 9 CPUs, which will offer up to 16-cores and 32 threads of microprocessing power. The parts […]

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Windows 10 quick tips: 6 ways to speed up your PC

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Want Windows 10 to run faster? We’ve got help. Take a few minutes to try out these tips, and your machine will be zippier and less prone to performance and system issues. 1. Change your power settings If you’re using Windows 10’s Power saver plan, you’re slowing down your PC. That plan reduces your PC’s performance […]

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Best Kodi add-ons of 2017

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Those building a home media centre from a desktop PC or laptop have often turned to XBMC as the interface of choice. There are many reasons for this – it’s free, well supported, and easy to setup. Back in August 2014 the name XBMC was dropped in favour of Kodi, and since then it’s gone […]

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How to update Kodi

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Kodi, the popular free and open-source media-centre software, has been updated to the new v17.3 Krypton build. In this feature we’ll show you how to make sure you have this latest version running on your device, and some of the new features included in the upgrade. Worried about the legality of Kodi? We put your worries […]

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The best free software for Windows

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These days most software is either free or cheap to buy. But some Windows programs still cost £100s. Either that or you have to pay a subscription fee (such as Microsoft Office 365 or Adobe CC). But there are free equivalents to just about every paid-for program, from Word and Excel to Photoshop, antivirus and games. […]

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Five of the ugliest PC cases available today

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Some people like their PCs to light up like Christmas trees, with windows through which they can stare in wonderment at the excellence of their PC building skills and bespoke liquid cooling systems.  Others prefer boring black boxes that simply hum quietly in the background while they rip their way through spreadsheets or Team Fortress […]

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SMBs prefer MSPs for security deployments

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Businesses using the IoT are increasingly vulnerable to attack, says dinCloud SMBs are being ‘forced’ to spend on IT solutions to secure the many different devices (data centre applications, network gear, mobile devices, etc) in the modern workplace: a result of the spread of the… Source link

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