operating systems

Microsoft patches actively exploited Desktop Window Manager flaw
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vulnerability

Microsoft patches actively exploited Desktop Window Manager flaw

The latest Patch Tuesday round of updates include fixes for 114 vulnerabilities, including five zero-days
14 Apr 2021
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options
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Laptops

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 official with AMD and Intel CPU options

The firm claims the machine, which has been designed for hybrid working, is up to 70% faster than the Surface Laptop 3
13 Apr 2021
Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update
NHS app
privacy

Apple and Google block NHS COVID-19 app update

The update breached the tech giant's rules about collecting and sharing location data
12 Apr 2021
Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?
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operating systems

Windows vs Linux: what's the best operating system?

Can the open-source OS really stand up to Microsoft's enterprise juggernaut?
9 Apr 2021
Apple faces iPad and MacBook shipment delays amid global component shortage
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components

Apple faces iPad and MacBook shipment delays amid global component shortage

Delays come despite recent assurances that semiconductor shortage will have a 'limited impact' on Apple
8 Apr 2021
How to fix automatic repair loop in Windows 10
Automatic repair screen
Microsoft Windows

How to fix automatic repair loop in Windows 10

Discover ways to break free from endless Windows automatic repair loops
1 Apr 2021
Microsoft retires Cortana mobile app
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voice assistant

Microsoft retires Cortana mobile app

Cortana is to continue 'its evolution as a productivity assistant'
1 Apr 2021
Epic files complaint against Apple with UK's competition watchdog
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Policy & legislation

Epic files complaint against Apple with UK's competition watchdog

The firm argues that Apple's App Store rules are "a clear violation of the UK Competition Act of 1998"
31 Mar 2021
Apple's online-only WWDC 2021 will kick off on 7 June
Apple WWDC 2021 to go ahead in June
operating systems

Apple's online-only WWDC 2021 will kick off on 7 June

Announcements, sessions and labs set to be made available online at no cost for developers
30 Mar 2021
How to factory reset Windows 10
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operating systems

How to factory reset Windows 10

If your Windows 10 system isn't playing ball, you can reset it back to its factory conditions
30 Mar 2021
How to unroot Android
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Google Android

How to unroot Android

If you've rooted your Android device, here’s how to get everything back to normal
26 Mar 2021
Microsoft launches bug bounty programme for Teams
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bugs

Microsoft launches bug bounty programme for Teams

The programme will award bug hunters up to $30,000 for the most severe exploits
25 Mar 2021
17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them
Windows 10
operating systems

17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them

Tips and tricks for everything from upgrade issues and freeing up storage, to solving privacy errors and using safe mode
19 Mar 2021
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 Mar 2021
How to block a number on iPhone
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Mobile

How to block a number on iPhone

Tired of scam callers? Here's how to block unwanted calls on iOS
16 Mar 2021
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
12 Mar 2021
Apple launches its privacy-label database
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iOS

Apple launches its privacy-label database

The labels reveal what type of data Apple apps collect when you use them
12 Mar 2021
How to speed up Windows 10
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Microsoft Windows

How to speed up Windows 10

Does Windows 10 feel a bit sluggish for you? Read on for tips and tricks to speed up the OS
12 Mar 2021
How to get help in Windows 10
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operating systems

How to get help in Windows 10

Find out how to get expert help and support for Windows 10 from Microsoft and others
12 Mar 2021
Best Android smartphones 2021
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Google Android

Best Android smartphones 2021

Here's a lowdown of the best devices for those who can't stand Apple
11 Mar 2021
Best Windows 10 tips and tricks for power users
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operating systems

Best Windows 10 tips and tricks for power users

A roundup of some of the most sophisticated Windows tweaks designed for power users in mind
11 Mar 2021
Chrome OS gets enterprise overhaul in 10th anniversary update
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operating systems

Chrome OS gets enterprise overhaul in 10th anniversary update

Google is celebrating its desktop operating system turning 10 with a bunch of new features for IT admins
10 Mar 2021
16 ways to speed up your laptop
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Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

Does your ageing laptop need a boost? We look at the software tweaks and hardware upgrades that will give your computer a new lease of life
9 Mar 2021