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Three simple steps for keeping your Android smartphone or tablet secure

Despite there being well over a billion Android devices currently in use, when it comes to security it seems that most owners are left confused and bewildered.

Why Apple doesn't care that flagship Android smartphones are better than the iPhone

Apple's iPhone 7 seems set to lag far behind flagship Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the Note 7, but there's a very good reason why Apple doesn't care.

How to charge up your smartphone using a friend's smartphone

Here's how to make a cable that allows you to recharge your smartphone's battery from almost any other charged device. Never let your devices go flat again!

High-performance storage for PC and Mac (August 2016)

While cloud storage has appeared just in time to offer free (or at least cheap) and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, many like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe and organized.

Looking to build or upgrade a PC? Here are the best hardware components

There's a lot of great PC hardware out there. Let's take a look at the best of the best.

Speedtest uncovers the fastest ISPs and mobile carriers

Thanks to hundreds of millions of users worldwide carrying out over 8 million tests a day, Speedtest uncovers the fastest ISP and mobile carriers in the US.

Backblaze highlights most reliable hard drive models

With more than 250 petabytes of data stored on more than 68,000 hard drives, cloud backup and storage service provider Backblaze knows a thing or two about hard drives.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Tech specs

Here's what's inside Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7, a lot of which will be familiar to Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge owners.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update gives OEMs the chance to jump-start PC sales

The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 gives hardware makers a chance to jump-start flagging PC sales, but only if they kit out devices to take advantage of the new operating system.

Transform Google Chrome into the ultimate browsing tool

Simple hacks to make the Google Chrome browser better, faster, and more RAM efficient, as well as helping to make you more productive.

50 must-have Google Chrome extensions (and they're all free)

If you are a Google Chrome user and you're not making use of extensions, then you are really missing out. Here are a selection of extensions aimed specifically at boosting your productivity and privacy.

Best Windows, iOS, Android and Linux tablets (August 2016)

No matter whether you want iOS, Android, Windows, or Linux - yes, a Linux-powered tablet - this list of the best tablets for 2016 has you covered!

Six 'iPhone-beating' Android smartphones (August 2016)

Don't like the iPhone? Don't worry! There are plenty of Android smartphones that can beat the iPhone at its own game.

Billionth iPhone sold: Does that make it the best selling product of all time?

Apple has sold a billion iPhones in under a decade. How does this compare to other products?

How Android 'switchers,' a cheap iPhone and the expensive iPad Pro saved Apple

Q3 2016 is probably the most interesting financial quarter Apple has had in a long time, and despite falling hardware sales across the board, Wall Street is happy with the end result. Here's why.

The silver linings amidst crumbling iPhone, iPad and Mac sales

It's been a bad quarter for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, but it's not all doom and gloom, as there are a few silver linings buried in the data.

Mac users: Don't forget to claim your free Windows 10 upgrade

The Windows 10 free upgrade offer isn't just for PC users. Mac users who run Windows can also upgrade their operating system for free. But hurry, because time is running out.

Move over Android, iOS also has a fragmentation problem

Android fragmentation is a well-known and well-documented problem. But iOS fragmentation is also on the increase.

How to undo iOS 10's most annoying feature

iOS 10 makes it very awkward to go directly from the lockscreen to the Home screen. However, there's a buried setting that restores the ability to tap the Touch ID sensor to go directly to your apps.

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