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The ten biggest threats to your Windows PC in 2022
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Hardware

The ten biggest threats to your Windows PC in 2022

From malware to a man with a screwdriver called Steve, we round up the biggest dangers to your machine this year
29 Mar 2022
Best free backup software
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backup

Best free backup software

You never know when disaster will strike so it's always best to have a plan to save your data
28 Mar 2022
EU law may force Meta, Apple to open their chat apps to smaller rivals
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Policy & legislation

EU law may force Meta, Apple to open their chat apps to smaller rivals

If passed, Meta and Apple will have six months to open their messaging platforms to interoperability
25 Mar 2022
How to run Windows on a Mac
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Microsoft Windows

How to run Windows on a Mac

Get the best of both operating systems on one computer
24 Mar 2022
Linux on Mars: 17 flights later
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Linux

Linux on Mars: 17 flights later

We catch up with the team who’ve successfully piloted a Linux-powered drone on Mars
23 Mar 2022
Microsoft presses ahead with plans to watermark Windows 11 on older PCs
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft presses ahead with plans to watermark Windows 11 on older PCs

Windows Insiders noticed the watermark, first tested in February, in the latest build that will roll out to the wider Windows user base
22 Mar 2022
Foxconn resumes iPhone SE production in Shenzhen
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Hardware

Foxconn resumes iPhone SE production in Shenzhen

The week-long lockdown is said to have had next to no effect on Foxconn’s clients
21 Mar 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Job losses at Arm, warnings over Kaspersky software, Microsoft using ads
IT Pro News In Review: Job losses at Arm, warnings over Kaspersky software, Microsoft using adsvideo
cyber security

IT Pro News In Review: Job losses at Arm, warnings over Kaspersky software, Microsoft using ads

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
18 Mar 2022
Microsoft rebrands Partner Network to strengthen cloud focus
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft rebrands Partner Network to strengthen cloud focus

However, Microsoft's contentious New Commerce Experience scheme went unmentioned during Wednesday's announcement
17 Mar 2022
Microsoft Defender drops "downpour" of false ransomware alerts on customers
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Defender drops "downpour" of false ransomware alerts on customers

System administrators made numerous reports of false-positive results being flagged for seemingly innocuous files and behaviours on Wednesday
17 Mar 2022
Best Linux distros 2022
The best Linux distros
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2022

Whether it's for desktop, server or security, there's bound to be a Linux distro for you
17 Mar 2022
Apple reveals new business features across macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and Safari
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operating systems

Apple reveals new business features across macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and Safari

Apple released updated versions for operating systems across its entire ecosystem, including some interesting new additions for businesses and develop…
15 Mar 2022
Microsoft has been caught testing ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft has been caught testing ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer

Windows users threaten to make the switch to Linux after an Insider flagged new adverts in File Explorer
15 Mar 2022
Businesses on alert as mobile malware surges 500%
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mobile security

Businesses on alert as mobile malware surges 500%

Researchers say hackers are deploying new tactics that put Android and iOS at equal risk
10 Mar 2022
Clipchamp video editor to be installed on Windows 11 by default
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Microsoft Windows

Clipchamp video editor to be installed on Windows 11 by default

The new inbox app offers Adobe-like features and Azure-powered functions for all video editors
10 Mar 2022
Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air
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Hardware

Apple unveils M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, 5G iPhone SE and a new iPad Air

The tech giant unveiled a host of new hardware during its “Peek Performance” event on 8 March
9 Mar 2022
Microsoft PowerToys update delivers better window management
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operating systems

Microsoft PowerToys update delivers better window management

The open source tool also makes a key step in its journey to ARM support
1 Mar 2022
MWC 2022: Lenovo unveils its first Arm-based ThinkPad boasting 29 hour battery life
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s with Qualcomm Snapdragon chip
Laptops

MWC 2022: Lenovo unveils its first Arm-based ThinkPad boasting 29 hour battery life

The Qualcomm-powered Windows 11 machine also features baked-in 5G and is built using 90% recycled magnesium
28 Feb 2022
Resetting Windows 11 might not delete every file, Microsoft warns
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Microsoft Windows

Resetting Windows 11 might not delete every file, Microsoft warns

The problem is linked to the way Windows handles OneDrive data
25 Feb 2022
Windows 11 preview build brings changes to tablet layout and notification bar
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Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 preview build brings changes to tablet layout and notification bar

New Insider build also adds snappable Edge windows and changes to File Explorer search
25 Feb 2022
PowerShell vs CMD: Unlocking the Power of Windows
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Microsoft Windows

PowerShell vs CMD: Unlocking the Power of Windows

We explore the power of PowerShell and why it's a worthy successor to the command line interface
23 Feb 2022
Windows 11 will soon warn users on unsupported PCs
Windows 11 splash screen
Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 will soon warn users on unsupported PCs

The warnings do not hamper PC performance or prevent users from accessing their systems
23 Feb 2022
How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD
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operating systems

How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD

The move to a solid-state drive will transform your Windows experience
18 Feb 2022
16 top BBC micro:bit projects
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Hardware

16 top BBC micro:bit projects

Learn everything from beginner projects to challenges for confident coders
18 Feb 2022