Darien Graham-Smith
Samsung 870 QVO review: Cheap and speedy
A picture of the Samsung 870 QVO SSD
solid state storage (SSD)

Samsung 870 QVO review: Cheap and speedy

The QVO can give your laptop or lightweight PC a significant speed boost for a jaw-dropping price
13 Oct 2021
Seagate One Touch SSD review: A sharp customer
A photograph of the Seagate One Touch SSD
solid state storage (SSD)

Seagate One Touch SSD review: A sharp customer

A tiny SSD that packs a proper performance punch for a modest outlay – if you opt for the 1TB version
8 Oct 2021
WD Black SN850 review: A PCIe 4 powerhouse
A photograph of the WD Black SN850
solid state storage (SSD)

WD Black SN850 review: A PCIe 4 powerhouse

A lightning-fast SSD that comes with a selection of great add-ons – and doesn’t cost the earth
6 Oct 2021
Adata Ultimate SU800 review: A SATA workhorse
A photograph of the Adata Ultimate SU800
solid state storage (SSD)

Adata Ultimate SU800 review: A SATA workhorse

If you’re after a 2.5in SSD that can cope with demanding workloads, the SU800 is here to help
1 Oct 2021
Can you put SSDs in a NAS?
An SSD shown inside a PC system
network attached storage (NAS)

Can you put SSDs in a NAS?

Most NAS drives will accept SSDs as well as mechanical hard drives - we look at whether it's a good idea
17 Sep 2021
F-Secure Safe review: Laser-focused security
A screenshot of the F-Secure Safe main dashboard
antivirus

F-Secure Safe review: Laser-focused security

A slick, simple security suite that will keep you safe while staying out of your way
31 Aug 2021
Kaspersky Internet Security review: Perfect for power users
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antivirus

Kaspersky Internet Security review: Perfect for power users

With plenty of tools and features to play with, this powerful suite goes far beyond blocking viruses
27 Aug 2021
Microsoft Windows Security review: Minimum effort
A screenshot of the Windows Security dashboard
antivirus

Microsoft Windows Security review: Minimum effort

It’s the easiest security solution imaginable – but these built-in protections aren’t without their foibles
25 Aug 2021
AVG Internet Security review: Money for nothing
A screenshot of AVG Internet Security's main dashboard
antivirus

AVG Internet Security review: Money for nothing

An ostensible upgrade from the free Avast package – but there’s very little here to justify the cost
20 Aug 2021
G Data Total Security review: Aptly named, but steeply priced
A screenshot of G Data Total Security's main dashboard
antivirus

G Data Total Security review: Aptly named, but steeply priced

This security suite is bursting at the seams, but that doesn’t mean it’s good value
18 Aug 2021
Norton 360 Standard review: A dependable partner in security
A screenshot of Norton 360 Standard's main dashboard
antivirus

Norton 360 Standard review: A dependable partner in security

It may be a little trigger-happy, but Norton 360 is a terrific deal for the price
16 Aug 2021
Avira Antivirus Pro review: Obnoxious and annoying
A screenshot of the Avira Antivirus Pro dashboard
antivirus

Avira Antivirus Pro review: Obnoxious and annoying

This antivirus tool does the job, but it’s expensive – and the in-app advertising really sticks in the throat
13 Aug 2021
Bitdefender Internet Security review: A solid suite at a fair price
A screenshot of Bitdefender Internet Security's main dashboard
Security

Bitdefender Internet Security review: A solid suite at a fair price

Strong protection against viruses and ransomware make this a fine solution
6 Aug 2021
Avast Antivirus Free review: Our favourite free solution
A screenshot of Avast Antivirus Free showing various protection modules
antivirus

Avast Antivirus Free review: Our favourite free solution

Excellent protection with minimal intrusions and a strong set of bonus features – and it doesn’t cost a penny
4 Aug 2021
Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge
Best browsers
web browser

Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge

We put the web's three most popular browsers head-to-head
7 Jul 2021
Netgear Orbi RBK352 review: Plagued by compromise
Netgear Orbi RBK352
wifi & hotspots

Netgear Orbi RBK352 review: Plagued by compromise

A reasonably priced Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that delivers a strong signal, but make sure its cutbacks won’t annoy
24 May 2021
Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 review: Waiting in the wings
Netgear Nighthawk RAX80
routers

Netgear Nighthawk RAX80 review: Waiting in the wings

The RAX80 offers the best Wi-Fi 6 performance, ports aplenty and a debonair design – what’s not to like?
20 Apr 2021
Parallels Desktop 16.5 review: Windows comes to Apple Silicon (sort of)
Parallels Desktop 16.5
virtualisation

Parallels Desktop 16.5 review: Windows comes to Apple Silicon (sort of)

The best way to run Windows apps on an M1 Mac – but it’s not yet a fully stable proposition
19 Apr 2021
Paragon Backup & Recovery 17 CE review: Free and flexible
Screenshot of Paragon Backup Recovery software
backup

Paragon Backup & Recovery 17 CE review: Free and flexible

It’s free – but does it have what it takes to outshine its paid-for rivals?
16 Mar 2021
O&O DiskImage Professional review: All-round assurance
O&O DiskImage Professional
backup

O&O DiskImage Professional review: All-round assurance

This powerful backup solution protects your entire system, not just a selection of files
10 Mar 2021
Iperius Backup Free: A sober-looking backup tool
A screenshot of the Iperius Free software against a white background
backup

Iperius Backup Free: A sober-looking backup tool

Despite lacking version control and disk imaging, the hybrid backup might just make up for it
4 Mar 2021
IDrive Personal review: Set it and forget it
IDrive Personal
backup software

IDrive Personal review: Set it and forget it

This cloud service is good value and easy to use – and it can take care of your local backup needs too
2 Mar 2021
Carbonite Safe Backup Basic review: The slickest cloud backup service around
Carbonite Safe Backup Basic
cloud backup

Carbonite Safe Backup Basic review: The slickest cloud backup service around

A slick and smart cloud backup solution – although there are some limitations to be aware of
25 Feb 2021
Backblaze Personal review: The simplest cloud backup we’ve seen
Backblaze Personal
cloud backup

Backblaze Personal review: The simplest cloud backup we’ve seen

Backblaze only does one thing, but it does it well
23 Feb 2021
Acronis True Image 2021 review: The consummate do-it-all package
Acronis True Image 2021
backup

Acronis True Image 2021 review: The consummate do-it-all package

A first-rate backup solution, True Image may be more than you need, but it’s hard to fault
18 Feb 2021
Ashampoo Backup Pro 14 review: A competent package at a great price
Ashampoo Backup Pro 14
backup software

Ashampoo Backup Pro 14 review: A competent package at a great price

When it comes to local backups, this clean suite ticks all the important boxes
16 Feb 2021
Honor Router 3 review: Top-value Wi-Fi 6
Honor Router 3 angled view
routers

Honor Router 3 review: Top-value Wi-Fi 6

A likeable router that performs well and delivers Wi-Fi 6 for the cheapest price we’ve seen by far
27 Jan 2021
BT Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Value-conscious range extension
wifi & hotspots

BT Mini Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Value-conscious range extension

You shouldn’t expect top performance, but this dinky mesh system eradicates notspots for a great price
15 Oct 2020
Netgear Orbi RBK50 review: The perfect all-round mesh
wifi & hotspots

Netgear Orbi RBK50 review: The perfect all-round mesh

Plenty of features, user-friendly management and top-flight performance
22 Sep 2020
What to look for in a mesh Wi-Fi network
wifi & hotspots

What to look for in a mesh Wi-Fi network

There’s plenty of choice when it comes to mesh systems: here’s how to pick the one that’s right for you
16 Sep 2020
Best mesh Wi-Fi alternatives
wifi & hotspots

Best mesh Wi-Fi alternatives

Don’t want to spend three figures on an expensive mesh system? There are other ways to extend your wireless signal
16 Sep 2020
Asus ZenWiFi AC review: Boxy but brilliant
wifi & hotspots

Asus ZenWiFi AC review: Boxy but brilliant

This imposing mesh system is insanely fast and loaded with high-end router features
16 Sep 2020
What is Windows PowerShell?
Microsoft Windows

What is Windows PowerShell?

Find out everything you need to know to get started with the most powerful part of Windows you've never used
24 Jul 2020
Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 review: Outstanding, but possibly overkill
wifi & hotspots

Netgear Orbi WiFi 6 review: Outstanding, but possibly overkill

The first 802.11ax mesh system leaves its rivals in the dust – but does anyone actually need it?
2 Jul 2020
Keep yourself protected with our list of the best security suites
cyber security

Keep yourself protected with our list of the best security suites

With more malware lurking in the shadows than ever before, it’s critical that you keep yourself safe
4 Jun 2020