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Apple shoves annoyingly aggressive popup ads for iPhone 6s into iOS App Store app

First we had Microsoft shoehorning ads for apps into the Windows 10 Start Menu, now Apple is targeting users of older iPhones with annoying popup ads for the iPhone 6s in its App Store app.

10TB helium-filled hard drive to ease your storage woes

Western Digital's HGST division is the first out with a 10TB enterprise-grade hard drive.

Apple on track to sell 21 million watches, claims analyst

21 million Apple Watches, at an average selling price of $400 means that this new product could bring in over $8 billion during the first year alone. And it would mean that first year sales would beat both the iPhone and iPad.

Tips on buying a hoverboard that won't catch fire

Hoverboards are set to be a popular toy this holiday season, but if you type "hoverboard" into Google, the first thing autosuggest fills in is "hoverboard fire." So how do you go about choosing a safe hoverboard?

Inside Apple's ugliest product - The Smart Battery teardown

iFixit called it "Jony Ive's worst nightmare," but they still tore down Apple's new Smart Battery Case to see what's inside.

OS X 'El Capitan' finally ready for prime time - and here's how to have a trouble-free upgrade

It's taken ten weeks and two major updates, but finally OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" is ready for prime time.

Leaky batteries: How to prevent it happening, and what to do if it happens

What to do if your batteries leak out into a device of yours, and how to prevent it happening in the first place.

Hardware 2.0 Holiday 2015 Ultimate Gift Guide

Tech gear, from the big stuff like notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, to smaller stuff like storage devices and smart bulbs.

Apple launches USB 3 compatible SD Card Camera Reader for iPhone, iPad and iPad Pro

'Tis the season for Apple to release new accessories, and along with the Smart Battery Pack the Cupertino giant also launched a new SD Card Camera Reader.

Why smart toys are a dumb gift idea -- and how to protect your kids if they already have them

Giving a child a toy that can record sound, images and chat, which it can then upload to some server somewhere... What could possibly go wrong? The answer is, quite a lot.

Build the ultimate $20,000 PC

Yes, you read that right. $20,000. This is the 'far more money than sense' PC. A PC that will confer on you the ultimate in bragging rights while simultaneously putting a huge dent in your bank balance. Yes, it's crazy. Yes, it's stupid, but it's only money, right?

Is Amazon's $50 Fire tablet any good?

Can a cheap tablet ever be any good? It all depends on your expectations.

High-tech holiday lights you can control with your smartphone

Spread some holiday cheer - or just annoy people - with high-tech lights you can control from your smartphone.

Don't let the 'Grinches' put you off Windows 10

While naysayers continue to come up with reason after bogus reason for Windows users to avoid Windows 10, based on my experience over the four months since its release, it now Microsoft's best operating system to date.

2015: Best Android tablets for work and play

With 2015 drawing to a close, let's take a look at what are the very best Android currently on offer. And what an amazing year it has been for Android tablets.

2015: 'Must-have' iPhone accessories

Here are some of the tools and accessories I use to help me get the most from my iPhone. Many of these accessories have been extensively field-tested and have survived months of hard, sometimes daily, use.

2015: 'Must-have' MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories

Got a MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro? Here are a range of accessories that can help you be more productive and protect your investment.

2015: The very best Android smartphones

With 2015 drawing to a close, let's take a look at what are the very best Android currently on offer. And what an amazing year it has been for Android smartphones.

2015: 'Must-have' MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro accessories

An array of accessories to boost your productivity when using your MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

How to keep Android smartphones and tablets secure

Here's the best way to keep Android devices secure, and what you do when they've come to the end of their lives.

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