Chris Merriman has been writing about technology since the 1990s for a variety of titles including Computer Shopper, MSN, TechRadar, Tom’s Guide and The Inquirer, where he broke a number of major tech news stories that were picked up globally. He has appeared on BBC, Sky News and Al Jazeera and was the resident tech expert at TalkRadio for a number of years. In between times, he has also been a consultant for several major tech firms.
Chris is fascinated by automation and the internet of things, as well as the evolution of the ways we communicate in the digital era. He's also a frequent contributor to ITPro's software guides, including Windows operating systems. Other specialisms include storage, peripherals, and web apps, and any gadget he’s allowed to take apart and fiddle with, preferably after throwing away the box, manual and receipt.
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Tutorials The definitive guide on how to connect a monitor to your laptop with a USB-C or a variety of cables
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In-depth Long-time Windows users will already be familiar with Windows 11 Safe Mode, but what exactly is it for and how do you boot your system into it?
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Tutorials We explain what a VLAN is and break down the steps you need to take to establish one in your organisation
Reviews Oppo's international reputation comes of age with a true flagship device combining the best of Android with some unique extras
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Vs Windows 10 is by far the most popular operating system, but is it worth upgrading your business to Windows 11?
Vs A comparison of the various features and tools available across Windows 11's Home and Pro versions
Tutorials Our helpful guide to getting past the awkward problem of forgetting your phone's passcode
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