Tag: computing

Microsoft Windows XP support ends – what will you do next?

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 4 April 2014
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Windows XP

As PC operating systems go, they don’t get much more venerable than good old XP. Yet the curtain is being drawn on this stalwart version of Windows, with Microsoft withdrawing its security patch support on 8 April. (more about Windows XP...)

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Have you got a collection of computers at home?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 20 March 2014
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Laptop, tablet and phone

For many the time when we just had one computer taking up an entire desk or table somewhere in the house is long gone. Now we tend to have an ever expanding computing collection – which device is your favourite? (more about computer collections...)

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The BT phone scam continues…

by , Conversation Editor Technology 5 February 2014
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Red landline phone

The BT phone scam doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Like the Microsoft scam, an ‘engineer’ informs you that your computer is running slowly and then tries to convince you to hand over money to fix it. (more about BT phone scam...)

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Desktop, all-in-one or laptop – what made you pick your PC?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 30 January 2014
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Looking for a new home computer? These days it’s not just a case of working out which model to go for, but rather the dilemma of what type you’re after. A desktop, laptop or all-in-one PC? (more about computer choices...)

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Don’t be fooled by the ransomware scam

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 22 January 2014
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Laptop with toy policemen

It begins with a scary-looking pop-up on your computer, and it could end with you having to fork out hundreds of pounds to get your files back. Have you been hit by the ransomware scam? (more about the ransomware scam...)

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Does it matter where your tech comes from?

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 10 January 2014
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Computer chip

Buried beneath the 3D printers and bendy TVs of CES, Intel announced it would no longer source the raw materials it needs to make computer chips from ‘conflict zones’. (more about 'conflict free' tech...)

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Q&A with RBS: Why do your systems keep going down?

by , Conversation Editor Money 4 December 2013
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RBS sign

This morning RBS and Natwest opened more than 1,000 branches early to deal with the fallout of their IT glitch. We put questions to the banking group to see how they plan to stop this from happening again. (more about RBS and Natwest glitch...)

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Have you been called by a ‘BT technical support’ phone scam?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 22 November 2013
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Scam written on keyboard

Has the ‘Microsoft technical support’ phone scam evolved? Is it now the ‘BT technical support’ scam? We’ve heard from people who’ve been called… and we want to see whether there are more of you out there. (more about the 'BT support' scam...)

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Have you ever been hit by an online scam?

by , Technology Researcher Technology 30 September 2013
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Question marks on web browser

There are many reasons to be thankful for the existence of the internet. Without Tim Berners-Lee’s creation there would be no BBC iPlayer, no Google and… no place to share cat photos. But what about all the scams? (ask your online security questions...)

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Rural vs urban broadband speeds – the divide widens

by , Technology Graduate Technology 12 August 2013
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Woman in field using laptop with cows

Three-quarters of Brits use the internet every day. However, 17% of homes still aren’t connected at all. And one problem is that the divide between urban and rural broadband speeds is widening… (more about broadband speeds...)

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Your view: how much effort goes into your home computing?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 26 July 2013
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Man sitting at computer

We published two computing Convos this week, both asking if you go the extra mile to make things work for you. So, whether it’s finding the best printer ink or taking time to back up your files, where do you stand? (more about your views on home computing...)

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Can you depend on your hard drive?

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 22 July 2013
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Broken hard drive

It’s insignificant in appearance, but a hard drive is the guardian of your precious files. Losing that data would be a personal disaster, and our survey reveals this can happen more often than you might have hoped. (more about hard drives...)

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Why I’d trust my files to Google or Microsoft

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 11 July 2013
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Cartoon of cloud storage

Cloud storage should be all about peace of mind. With your files backed up online, you don’t need to worry about losing a hard drive or having your laptop stolen. Your photos and documents are safe. (more about cloud computing T&Cs...)

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