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Is Android still a toxic hellstew?

Two years ago I pointed the finger Google and the hardware OEMs for turning the Android platform into "a toxic hellstew of vulnerabilities." Well, are things any better now?

Keep your smartphone charged up for over a month with the Anker PowerHouse

The new Anker PowerHouse has enough power to recharge a smartphone over 40 times or a laptop 15 times.

Opera's builds free VPN into browser, gives users a real reason to switch browsers

Free, secure web browsing is now a flick of a switch away, and it's the best reason to consider switching browsers in a long time.

Apple updates MacBook and MacBook Air lineup

Apple has updated the MacBook with newer processors, longer battery life, and a new finish, while the MacBook Air gets a RAM bump.

The iPad Pro is one feature away from being a true PC replacement

The iPad Pro is a great device, but there's one feature that it lacks if it is to become a true PC replacement - full support for external storage drives.

Five cheap or free ways to make a PC faster

It's 2016 and tech users have a plethora of different devices to choose from, ranging from tablets to smartwatches, yet the most commonly asked question to land in my mailbox hasn't changed in over two decades.

Adobe warns that uninstalling vulnerable QuickTime for Windows can break Creative Cloud

Windows users who also use Adobe Creative Cloud software might be stuck with vulnerable QuickTime software on their systems for quite some time.

Best productivity accessories for your Windows 10 PC

Here is a selection of accessories for your Windows 10 PC or laptop to help boost your productivity.

iPhone with glass casing and AMOLED display coming 2017, says analyst

Don't think there's already enough glass on your iPhone to break? According to a reliable analyst, in 2017 Apple will drop the aluminum for more glass.

Build a gaming PC for only $499

Don't have thousands of dollars laying around the place? Can you still build a great gaming PC on a tight budget? Sure you can!

The Apple Watch has an identity crisis, and that's killing sales

The Apple Watch has a problems, and it's nothing to do with the technology itself, or the price. It's something a lot more subtle, and it could be very difficult for Apple to address.

Here's how to prevent laptop power cords from fraying

I come across a lot of laptops with frayed power cords that are expensive to replace. Prevention is better than cure. Here's how to prevent the problem happening in the first place.

Must-have iPhone accessories (April 2016)

The iPhone is a great piece of kit, and one that has revolutionised the way we work and play. But with the right accessories you can make it even better.

Kindle Oasis: Who will buy a $290 ebook reader?

Amazon has unveiled a new ebook reader for people who have deep pockets.

How to install multiple SIM cards into your smartphone

Want to install an extra SIM card in your smartphone? Here's what you need to do just that.

Micron unveils super-fast, high-capacity PCIe enterprise SSDs

Looking for an enterprise grade PCIe SSD that can offer read speeds of 3GB/s and writes speeds up to 2GB/s? Take a look at the Micron 7100 and 9100 series SSDs.

It's time for Microsoft to give up on Windows Phone and switch to Android

Calm down folks, this isn't as crazy as it sounds. In fact, Microsoft's been quietly putting a lot of the groundwork for such a switch in place.

Low-cost, high-performance 1TB SSDs (March 2016)

Forget HDDs, SSDs are the future. Here's how to add 1TB high-performance storage to your PC for as little as $210.

Computers you can hold in the palm of your hand

It's not that long ago that a computer was something housed in a giant beige box that weighed as much as an engine block. Now a computer can fit in the palm of your hand.

Torvalds: "I'm still working on" year of the Linux desktop, "I'll wear them down"

The phrase "year of the Linux desktop" has been uttered for so many years that for some it has lost all meaning. But the creator of the Linux operating system hasn't given up on that dream. And he's right not to give up.

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