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How to unlock Windows 10's secret modes
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Microsoft Windows

How to unlock Windows 10's secret modes

Some of Windows 10’s most useful features are mysteriously tucked away. We reveal how to find and make the most of the operating system’s hidden ‘mode…
10 Feb 2022
Killed by Google: The best free alternatives to Google apps
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business apps

Killed by Google: The best free alternatives to Google apps

Still mourning Picasa or Reader? Try these free alternatives to the many programs, services and apps Google has abandoned in recent years
20 Oct 2020
Run a VPN On Any Device
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virtual private network (VPN)

Run a VPN On Any Device

Want to remain anonymous online and access blocked content even when you’re not sitting at your PC? Here's how to use a virtual private network on any…
9 Jul 2020
Switch to the anonymous web
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privacy

Switch to the anonymous web

Worried about your online privacy while confined to your home during the coronavirus crisis? Here are some of the best tools for accessing an alternat…
2 May 2020
Stop using software
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software as a service (SaaS)

Stop using software

Why download hefty programs when you can run everything in your browser instead?
4 Mar 2020
Stop leaking your identity
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privacy

Stop leaking your identity

Are you inadvertently sharing sensitive information online? We reveal how to identify data leaks and plug the holes in your privacy
2 Dec 2019
How to install the Windows 10 Creators Update from USB
operating systems

How to install the Windows 10 Creators Update from USB

How to create a bootable USB and install the latest version of Windows 10 on your PC
14 Feb 2019
How to run classic versions of Windows on modern PCs
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Microsoft Windows

How to run classic versions of Windows on modern PCs

Despite Microsoft's efforts to modernise Windows, some older features are too good to let go
20 Nov 2018
How to make your email hack-proof
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Security

How to make your email hack-proof

How to secure your inbox, enhance your mail and unlock secret codes
13 Sep 2018
How to master your passwords on all your devices
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internet security

How to master your passwords on all your devices

Simple solutions to help you sort through the chaos of saved browser passwords
14 Aug 2018
How to spot and stop false positives in your PC's security
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antivirus

How to spot and stop false positives in your PC's security

What to do when overzealous defences flag, block and filter innocuous 'threats'
24 May 2018
Best free email backup tools
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backup

Best free email backup tools

A look at some of the easiest to use tools for saving your essential data
17 May 2018
Secret Chrome hacks you must try today
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flexible working

Secret Chrome hacks you must try today

A look at the latest tools in Google's redesigned Experiments page, and why you might want to use them
10 May 2018
How to create a USB rescue kit for your PC
backup software

How to create a USB rescue kit for your PC

What you need to build a toolkit of essential free software, and where to get it
2 May 2018
How to stop your browser freezing
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web browser

How to stop your browser freezing

How to diagnose and fix hangs and crashes in Chrome, Firefox and Edge
26 Apr 2018
How to try out Windows 10 S using a virtual machine
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virtual machines

How to try out Windows 10 S using a virtual machine

A guide to using Microsoft's answer to ChromeOS without having to buy a new machine
19 Apr 2018
How to beat ransomware
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malware

How to beat ransomware

Cyber criminals are finding ever more devious ways to lock your files. We explain how to protect your devices from the latest threats
13 Dec 2017
Turn your Windows PC into a cloud computer
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Microsoft Windows

Turn your Windows PC into a cloud computer

Why let Chromebooks have all the fun? You can enjoy the benefits of a cloud computer on your Windows PC
23 May 2017