Tag: desktops

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

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 30 January 2014
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Dell-XPS-One-27

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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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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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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Would you pay to rent your PC software?

by , Editor, Which? Computing Technology 10 May 2013
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Adobe Creative Cloud logo

Pity the poor software manufacturers of this world – they’re clearly scratching their heads and trying to figure out how on earth to make money these days. Do you buy software, or do you stick to the free stuff? (more about subscription software...)

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Blackberry CEO says tablets finished in five years – he’s right

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 3 May 2013
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iPad

The tablet has been put on death watch – or at least by Thorsten Heins, chief executive of Blackberry. Although he’s been criticised for claiming there’ll be no reason to own a tablet in five years, I think he’s right. (more about tablets...)

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Poor old desktop PC, sitting unloved in a dusty corner

by , Technology Researcher Technology 5 April 2013
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Dusty computer keyboard

Man cannot live by iPad alone. Laptops, tablets and smartphones may be leaving PCs gathering dust in the corner, but is there still a place in your life - and living room - for a desktop PC? (more about desktop PCs...)

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Why pay for antivirus? Windows 8 tops security software tests

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 21 January 2013
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Man with Windows 8 laptop

You don’t have to spend a fortune to keep your PC free from viruses. In fact, could the results of our latest security software test spell the end for standalone security programs? (more about security software...)

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Girl gamers may soon top the leaderboard

by , Campaigns Team Technology 16 January 2013
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Gaming cartoon

The stereotype of a ‘gamer’ has long been the young man holed away in his bedroom, playing games in the dark for hours on end by himself. Yet, new research has found that we might be smashing the stereotype. (more about girl gamers...)

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It’s back! Samsung revives the Start button in Windows 8

by , Computing Editor Technology 30 August 2012
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Windows Start button

Microsoft has dumped the Start button from its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. We’ve previously asked whether you'll miss it – Samsung’s answer to that is ‘yes’ as the company is bringing it back. (more about Windows 8 Start menu...)

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Apple admits it – Macs aren’t immune to viruses

by , Computing Editor Technology 27 June 2012
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Rotten apple cartoon

Apple has removed a statement from its website which had implied that its Mac operating system was immune to viruses. If you own a Mac, did you think it couldn’t catch viruses? (more about Mac viruses...)

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