Darien Graham-Smith
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
Can you put SSDs in a NAS?
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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
6 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
LG Gram 17 (2020) review: Do it for the Gram
Laptops

LG Gram 17 (2020) review: Do it for the Gram

Not the fastest performer, but this plus-sized laptop has a fantastic screen and is astonishingly light
2 Jun 2020
Google Nest Wifi review: A solid improvement, but not for long
routers

Google Nest Wifi review: A solid improvement, but not for long

Seamlessly combines mesh Wi-Fi and smart speaker functions, but other solutions are faster and more versatile
14 Feb 2020
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019) review: Flipping brilliant
Laptops

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019) review: Flipping brilliant

A superb laptop by any measure – its convertible design is simply the icing on the case
20 Jan 2020
Asus RT-AX88U review: The next step in Wi-Fi technology
wifi & hotspots

Asus RT-AX88U review: The next step in Wi-Fi technology

Wi-Fi 6 finally hits the mainstream, and it’s as fantastic as it is expensive
29 Jul 2019
8 killer new Windows 10 features for 2019
Microsoft Windows

8 killer new Windows 10 features for 2019

Android phone mirroring, smoother updates and a sandbox to test suspicious files all come part of the latest Windows 10 refresh
24 Jun 2019
The cable-free household is already here... if we want it
wifi & hotspots

The cable-free household is already here... if we want it

WiGig is a technology that missed the boat, but with a little push it could yet be transformative
25 May 2019
AmpliFi Instant Home Mesh Wi-Fi review
wifi & hotspots

AmpliFi Instant Home Mesh Wi-Fi review

Don't let the name fool you - this simple mesh system is ideal for small businesses
19 Apr 2019
Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream review: A meaty slab of a router
wifi & hotspots

Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream review: A meaty slab of a router

This mammoth piece of hardware delivers the good when it comes to performance
27 Mar 2019
McAfee Internet Security 2019 review: Redemption at last
Security

McAfee Internet Security 2019 review: Redemption at last

The old dog has finally learnt some new tricks
8 Mar 2019
Panda Free Antivirus review: Bamboo-zle the hackers
Security

Panda Free Antivirus review: Bamboo-zle the hackers

Panda remains our top choice for free AV protection, with a fresh look and less pushy reminders
6 Mar 2019
Avast Free Antivirus review: Capable but annoying
antivirus

Avast Free Antivirus review: Capable but annoying

A feature-packed offering, but prepare to be peppered with prompts to upgrade
28 Feb 2019
Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 review
Security

Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 review

We miss the Autopilot mode, but otherwise this 2019 update sticks to Bitdefender’s core strengths
22 Feb 2019
Synology RT2600ac review
wifi & hotspots

Synology RT2600ac review

This router has one of the nicest web consoles around, with tons of nifty features to boot
19 Feb 2019