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Oícom is also planning to
makè it èasièr ano chèapèr to
sitch írom onè broaobano
proioèr to anothèr bèíorè
or contract ènos, notabl b
rèocing thè stanoaro £5 íèè
to £¹ or £¹5. Hoèèr, thèsè
plans haè bèèn long in thè
making ano littlè progrèss has
bèèn maoè so íar.
What do we think7
sk somèonè abot thèir
broaobano proioèr ano o'rè likèl to
gèt an angr rèsponsè, along ith an
anècootè abot a írstrating èpèrièncè
tring to gèt a íalt íièo or a linè
installèo. Vhilè PT crrèntl has thè
ignominios honor oí bèing rankèo thè
orst oííènoèr íor thè most rècènt
¢artèr, EE ano TalkTalk haè also
rècèntl ano consistèntl takèn thè top
spot. This is problèmatic bècasè it's
still íairl oiííiclt to changè or lSP.
lí o b a pint oí milk at thè local
cornèr shop ano it's gonè oíí, it's
èas to choosè to shop somèhèrè
èlsè. Sitching proioèrs is not so
èas.
Vè'o likè to sèè Oícom oo morè to
hèlp consmèrs írstratèo b bao
sèricè, possibl lètting thèm sitch íor
írèè ií an lSP ooèsn't íi a íalt ithin a
rèportèo timè, or ií it íails to aoè¢atèl
aoorèss a complaint.
Rnning massiè nètorks isn't èas,
ano man íalts arè naoioablè, bt
lSPs can control ho thè commnicatè
ith thèir cstomèrs. Thèrè's not mch
prèssrè íor thèm to improè asioè írom
a bit oí nègatiè pblicit ano grmblès
írom irritatèo sèrs, bt oèspitè thè
man írstrating anècootès è'è all
hèaro, accoroing to Oícom's íigrès, thè
oèrall nmbèr oí complaints has íallèn
oèr thè past íè èars. That's gooo
nès, althogh morè progrèss is
nèèoèo.
BT becomes the UK's most
compIained-about lSP

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What happened7
è Govènmènt i to cloè
a tax loopholè that chagè
VT baèo on whèè a
buinè i baèo
athè than whèè
thè alè took
placè, which coulo
havè a ma|o
èííèct on oigital
oownloao alè.
t thè momènt,
whèn you buy an
app o muic
tack íom
mazon, Googlè o pplè,
thè company chagè thè
VT atè oí thè county it
baèo in, commonly
Luxèmboug o lèlano. ln
plan èvèalèo in thè latèt
buogèt, Chancèllo Gèogè
Obonè i èèking to
changè that ulè, íocing
ovèèa companiè to pay
thè 2C-pè-cènt UK alè
tax atè ií thèyè èlling to
Pitih cutomè.
t thè momènt, many
big onlinè companiè baè
thèi Euopèan oííicè in
placè whèè taxè aè
lowè - uch a
Luxèmboug, whèè thè
alè tax i a low a 3 pè
cènt ío èbook ano ¹5 pè
cènt ío othè oownloao.
How wiII this affect
you7
lt unclèa èxactly what
èííèct thè changè will
havè on picè. Somè
èxpèt havè uggètèo
that picè will iè a a
èult. lí wèb íim uch a
mazon havè to pay a
biggè licè oí thèi èlling
picè to thè taxman, thèn
thè èxta cot coulo bè
paèo onto cutomè.
On thè othè hano,
pplè i baèo in lèlano,
which ha a alè tax oí 23
pè cènt, o thoè uing
iTunè coulo actually èè a
oècèaè in oownloao
ices
cuId rise fIIwinQ
VT chanQe
picè.
Howèvè, it alo
poiblè thèè will bè no
changè at all, a picè aè
oítèn tanoaoièo aco
aèa, ègaolè oí tax
oiííèèncè, with a ong o
app coting 99 cènt
aco all countiè in
Euopè, ío èxamplè. Vèll
havè to wait ano èè what
happèn aítè thè nèw ulè
comè into èííèct on ¹
Januay 2C¹5.
What do we think7
t thè momènt, whèn you
buy app, oigital muic ano
othè oownloaoablè
contènt, youè not paying
a local tax atè, oèpitè thè
íact that thè itèm wa
actually puchaèo in
Pitain.
That mèan hunoèo oí
million oí pouno in tax
èvènuè int bèing
collèctèo. Thè govènmènt
claim that cloing thi
loopholè coulo mèan an
èxta £3CC million in taxè.
Vhilè wè oont want
conumè to havè to pay
moè ío oownloao, a
moè èniblè tax
collèction ytèm that
èaiè ío u to unoètano
i clèaly a wiè movè.
lnoèèo, wè cant
unoètano why thi hant
happènèo oonè.
What happened7
Thè uthoity ío Tèlèviion
on Dèmano, TVOD (www
.atvoo.co.uk) callèo on thè
UK govènmènt to oo moè
to top chiloèn èèing aoult
contènt onlinè. Thè ègulato
want to ban paymènt-cao
companiè íom woking
with pon itè that oont uè
agè-vèiíication ytèm.
Thè oèmano íollow
TVOD own èèach, which
íouno that 44,CCC pimay-
chool chiloèn hao accèèo
an aoult itè in a inglè
month.
How wiII this affect
you7
Thèè no inoication that thè
govènmènt will bow to
TVOD oèmano, although
it ha pèviouly íocèo thè
inouty to takè action ovè
onlinè chilo aíèty - notably
obliging lSP to oííè
ReQuIatr caIIs fr
prn-site aQe checks
aoult-contènt íiltè
to all cutomè.
Thè watchoog
alo want all aoult
itè to è¢uèt a
licèncè that will only bè
gantèo ií thèy havè agè
chèck in placè, in thè amè
way that gambling wèbitè
will oon bè íocèo to.
Paymènt pocèo woulo
bè ooèèo not to hanolè
íèè ío unègitèèo itè
that oííè pèmium èvicè,
uch a highè-oèíinition ano
longè vioèo.
What do we think7
Vhatèvè block aè put in
placè, thèè no guaantèè
that chiloèn wont bè ablè to
èè hamíul onlinè contènt.
Thèè íiltè ano agè-
vèiíication ytèm aè èay
to cicumvènt ano imply
oont povioè a ubtitutè ío
watchíul paènting.
What happened7
EE intoouction oí a nèw
5CCGP 4G contact ío £¹4
a month how |ut how ía
picè ío high-pèèo
boaobano nètwok havè
tumblèo. ln 2C¹2, EE wa
thè íit mobilè opèato to
oííè 4G, chaging £36 ío
a 5CCMP packagè. Sincè
thèn, ival uch a Thèè
ano O2 havè èntèèo thè
makèt with lè èxpènivè
taiíí that oííè moè oata.
EE ha èxtènoèo it
nètwok to covè ¹2 moè
UK town, making a total oí
¹87 4G-connèctèo aèa.
lt alo impovèo covèagè
in aèa that alèaoy havè
nèxt-gènèation mobilè
boaobano.
How wiII this affect
you7
lí youè aítè a nèw phonè,
EE 4G price cut and
cveraQe bst
a 4G-capablè
hanoèt ano
contact houlo
no longè bèak thè bank.
Dèpènoing on thè opèato
ano thè contact, opting
ío a íat mobilè nètwok
coulo now cot you a littlè
a £5 èxta a month.
What do we think7
lt gèat to èè 4G bècomè
moè aííooablè, but wè
havè to pity thè èaly
aooptè who ignèo up
ío a £36 contact two
yèa ago. Thèy may bè
unhappy to èè thè picè
íalling o oatically,
although it not much oí a
upiè that EE hao to
lowè it taiíí to compètè
with othè 4G èvicè.
Somètimè gooo thing
èally oo comè to thoè
who wait!
WHT'S NWONIIN
briIIiant thinQs to do on the web this fortniQht

M
icrosoít has announcèo thè
highly anticipatèo rèlèasè oí
Oíncè íor iPao. Usèrs can opèn
oocumènts íor írèè in Voro, Excèl ano
PowèrPoint, but a subscription to
Oíncè 365 is rè¢uirèo to èoit any nlès.
Microsoít also plans to aoo a print
íunction to thè app in thè nèar íuturè.
Oííicè 365 Homè Prèmium, which
provioès licèncès íor íivè Macs or PCs
as wèll as íivè tablèts (iOS or
Vinoows) costs £79.99 pèr yèar.
Mèanwhilè, a lowèr-cost altèrnativè
aimèo at inoivioual usèrs, callèo
Oííicè 365 Pèrsonal, will bè availablè
írom this Spring.
Microsoít has also maoè Oííicè
Mobilè íor noroio (bit.ly/
oííicèanoroio342) ano iPhonè (bit.ly/
bit.Iy/whatson342
Googlè Maps íor noroio now
incluoès an 'Upcoming èvènts'
íèaturè, mèaning you can íino out
what's on ovèr thè coming oays at
your íavouritè concèrt hall or
thèatrè. Uníortunatèly, thè currènt
vèrsion ooèsn't lèt you browsè
èvènts in your arèa, but you can
sèarch by typè oí èntèrtainmènt,
íor èxamplè '|azz'.
bit.Iy/Iabs342
Googlè has launchèo a
nèw íèaturè in Googlè
Labs that lèts you aoo
songs to your Googlè
Play music library
straight írom Chromè.
You must íirst ènablè
Googlè Play Music íor
Chromè (sèè link). You will thèn bè promptèo to
install an èxtènsion callèo Googlè Play Music bèíorè you
can orop ano orag íilès to your library.
bit.Iy/twittertaQ342
Twitter has made it possibIe
to taQ up to 1 friends in one
imaQe in the Iatest update to
its mobiIe app. Users can
aIso incIude up to four
imaQes in a sinQIe tweet.
Photo taQs do not count
towards Twitter's
14-character Iimit,
representinQ a siQnificant
move away from the site's
restrictive format.
bit.Iy/reddit342
Reddit user Shystone has
created a series of coIIaQes
combininQ shots of London
from GooQIe Maps Street
View with the same scenes
painted by 18th-century Iandscape painter CanaIetto.
TimeIess Iandmarks incIudinQ Westminster bbey, St
PauI's CathedraI and NorthumberIand House are amonQ
the sub|ects of these fascinatinQ pieces.
oííicèiphonè342) availablè írèè oí
chargè (it was prèviously only írèè on
Vinoows Phonè) ano without a
subscription íor homè usèrs, although
businèssès will
still rè¢uirè Oííicè
365. Usèo in
con|unction with
Microsoít's onlinè
storagè sèrvicè
OnèDrivè
(onèorivè.livè
.com), this will
makè èoiting
ano vièwing
oocumènts on
thè go èasièr
than èvèr.
bit.Iy/office342
Ue Microof Office on iPad,
iPhone and Android
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GgI Mpe
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H
T cèa
oion't
consioèr thè
irony in naming thèir
nèwèst smartphonè
Onè M8 - wè'vè all
hèaro claims that
smartphonès
oistract us írom
living our livès, but
thè ioèa that your
oèvicè might bè your
only írièno is a littlè worrying!
Vith thè imminènt rèlèasè oí thè
Samsung Galaxy S5 ano Sony Xpèria
Z2, thè markèt íor top-èno /noroio
hanosèts is now morè compètitivè
than èvèr. /t íirst glancè, thè Onè M8
looks broaoly similar to its
prèoècèssor, thè HTC Onè. Howèvèr,
its slightly largèr 5in scrèèn
(comparèo to 4.7in) ooès makè thè
hanosèt a bit biggèr ano thè íront
buttons arè now part oí thè oisplay
rathèr than sitting |ust bèlow it. Many
will bè plèasèo to sèè that thè nèw
mooèl also incluoès a MicroSD slot,
lètting usèrs èxpano thè oèvicè's total
storagè to morè than ¹28GP.
ln tèrms oí its harowarè, thè HTC
Onè M8 packs a biggèr punch than its
littlè brothèr in almost èvèry sènsè.
Thè phonè has a 2.3 GHz Oualcomm
Snaporagon 8C¹
procèssor chip,
combinèo with 2GP
oí R/M, making it
staggèringly íast.
/lthough thè nèw
oèvicè's camèra
incluoès thè
samè kino oí
4 mègapixèl
'Ultrapixèl'
sènsor usèo in
thè HTC Onè, it is now
accompanièo by a 2MP oèpth-oí-íièlo
sènsor that lèts usèrs takè thè kino oí
shots you woulo normally only
associatè with DSLRs. Furthèrmorè,
thè íront camèra has bèèn upgraoèo
to a 5MP sènsor, which will bè
apprèciatèo by thosè who likè to takè
sèlí portraits.
Thè Onè M8's battèry has bèèn
upgraoèo, with 3CCm/h morè
capacity than bèíorè. This makès it 65
pèr cènt largèr than thè battèry in
/pplè's iPhonè 5s. Thè íront-íacing
spèakèrs havè also bèèn rèoèsignèo,
provioing louo, clèar souno
rèproouction. HTC's latèst ílagship
mooèl is unooubtèoly a prèmium
oèvicè, but whèthèr it can succèèo in
such a compètitivè class will rèmain to
bè sèèn.
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HT Oe M8
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Rècyclè Now has rècyclèo itsèlí with a strèamlinèo, tablèt-
íriènoly oèsign that makès browsing its rèams oí usèíul
iníormation èasièr than èvèr. Vè èspècially lovè thè sèarchablè
'Vhat to oo with' sèctions, which èxplain how ano whèrè to
oisposè oí spèciíic itèms, írom aèrosols to yoghurt pots. You
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lugging hèavy sacks to ano íro. Rècyclè Now is packèo with
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its colouríul oèsign ano èííèctivè usè oí photos kèèp thè tonè
íriènoly rathèr than íingèr-wagging. Thè guioè to baííling
packaging symbols is worth a visit alonè, ano thèrè arè
brilliant animatèo vioèos about thè oiííèrènt rècycling
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YotaPhone
www.yotaphonè.com
Vè mèntionèo thè YotaPhonè in last
issuè's lnstant Expèrt (bit.ly/
wèbusèr34¹), ano now its wèbsitè has
bèèn upoatèo to oèlivèr to thè UK.
Unusually, it tèlls you èvèrything you
nèèo to know about thè oual-scrèèn
phonè on onè pagè; |ust kèèp scrolling
oown to èxplorè its íèaturès. Thèrè's
also a sèt oí tèch spècs, which incluoè
noroio KitKat, a ¹3-mègapixèl camèra
ano 32GP oí mèmory. Thè SlM-írèè
phonè costs £4¹9 with írèè oèlivèry, ano
thè oroèring procèss is imprèssivèly
straightíorwaro. Vè |ust hopè it's as
èasy to usè as its minimalist wèbsitè.
PHONES
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Thè rèvampèo gènèalogy rèsourcè has a slick nèw íamily-trèè builoèr that makès it
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Finomypast promisès to aoo nèw rècoros èvèry month. Thèrè arè still a íèw bugs
ano somè contènt, such as èlèctoral-roll oata, sèèms unnècèssarily haro to íino, but
thè sitè promisès to rèspono to usèr íèèoback so it's worth sharing your opinion.
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Thèrè's a plèasantly pèrsonal íèèl to this
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absolutè wanoèrlust¨ - with grèat
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looks at a ranoom oèstination èvèry
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can browsè articlès using a calènoar
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thè ovèrusè oí èxclamation marks ano
that thè titlè oí thè sitè is èasy to miss in
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bè intèrèsting to sèè thè oirèction in
which VhèrèToVhatTo oèvèlops.
TRAVEI ROADSAFETY
RAC Road Safety
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www.rac.co.uk/
chiloroaosaíèty
Hèaoèo by an aroman nimations oog,
this RC roao-saíèty campaign wants
chilorèn to usè nimatè lt soítwarè to
crèatè short, animatèo íilms to illustratè
important roao-saíèty tips. Thè íirst
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invitès kios to nominatè thèir roao-saíèty
champion, such as thèir local lollipop
pèrson. lt's a grèat way to èngagè
youngstèrs ano prèvènt accioènts.
Copyright Ueer
copyrightusèr.org
lí you èvèr worry about rèusing onlinè
contènt, Copyright Usèr (no rèlation)
will kèèp you out oí troublè. lt tèlls you
èvèrything you nèèo to know about UK
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accèssiblè mannèr. You can watch
high-¢uality vioèos in which musicians,
writèrs ano íilmmakèrs oiscuss
copyright, ano gèt answèrs to common
¢uèstions about protèction, licènsing
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articlès about gètting pèrmission to usè
copyrightèo work; thè rulès oí parooy
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morè. lt's an invaluablè rèsourcè.
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lthough somè usèrs havè rèportèo
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This sitè kèèps Scottish èx-pats up
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This Microsoít sitè tèlls lèss savvy
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Choosè írom an èxtènsivè sèlèction
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Gaogèt buíís shoulo hèao to thè
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Namèo aítèr a mythical sèrpènt that atè its own tail, Uroburos is a rootkit that
attacks Vinoows PCs. Rèsèarchèrs at G Data (bit.ly/goata342) say it may havè
bèèn crèatèo by statè-sponsorèo Russian hackèrs ano bèèn activè íor thrèè yèars
bèíorè it was oiscovèrèo. lt is ¨highly complèx èspionagè soítwarè¨ that works in
pèèr-to-pèèr mooè, mèaning that iníèctèo PCs communicatè with èach othèr ano
sèno stolèn oata back to thè attackèrs. lt's not known how iníèction occurs, but
mèthoos may incluoè spèar phishing, iníèctèo USP sticks ano social-mèoia attacks.
her han paying
up, wha can you do
if your P is infeced
wih ransomware7
ohn ccIes, via emaiI
Victims oí ransomwarè
typically íacè two challèngès.
Thè íirst - ano arguably thè
most important - is to rècovèr thèir
íilès. Thè sècono, which is èasièr, is to
rèmovè thè malicious soítwarè.
lí you choosè not to pay íor íilè
rècovèry, èithèr on principlè or
bècausè you
oon't trust that
thè criminals
will oècrypt
your oata aítèr
paymènt, you can usè any oècènt
anti-virus program to rèmovè thè
malwarè.
Rècovèring your íilès will bè èithèr
èasy or impossiblè. lí you havè no
back-up thèn you havè lost thè oata
íorèvèr. Currèntly, èvèn oata-rècovèry
èxpèrts will not bè ablè to crack thè
èncryption.
lí you usè an onlinè back-up systèm
that storès prèvious vèrsions (also
callèo 'rèvisions'), you shoulo bè ablè
to oownloao your íilès intact.
PackPlazè (www.backblazè.com)
provioès automatic back-up with
unlimitèo onlinè storagè írom arouno
£3 pèr month. lt kèèps multiplè
vèrsions oí íilès íor 3C oays.
Your ¢uèstions answèrèo by sècurity spècialists.
This issue's expert: Simon Edwards of Dennis
TechnoIoQy Labs (www.dennistechnoIoQyIabs.com)
droid update risks
/noroio apps that appèar saíè coulo
bècomè oangèrous aítèr you upoatè
your oèvicè, accoroing to rèsèarchèrs
at lnoiana Univèrsity. 'Pilè-up' ílaws,
as thèy arè callèo, arè èxploitèo by
apps containing apparèntly
mèaninglèss pèrmissions that arè
thèn automatically grantèo in nèwèr
vèrsions oí /noroio, oèspitè thèm
posing a potèntial thrèat.
bit.Iy/indiana342
Microsoft Word
vuInerabiIity
Mèrèly prèvièwing an RTF íilè in
Microsoít Outlook coulo lèavè you
suscèptiblè to a malwarè attack.
Microsoít has rèlèasèo a statèmènt
aovising that is awarè oí ¨limitèo,
targètèo attacks¨ to Voro 2C¹C,
whèrèby opèning a ¨spècially craítèo
RTF íilè¨ coulo givè thè attackèr thè
samè rights as thè currènt usèr. lt is
possiblè thè vulnèrability also aííècts
Voro 2CC3, 2CC7 ano 2C¹¹.
bit.Iy/word342
GmaiI tightens security
Googlè has improvèo thè sècurity on
all Gmail accounts by making an
HTTPS connèction thè only availablè
option. Following thè intèrcèption by
thè NS/ oí èmails movèo bètwèèn
Googlè's sèrvèrs, thè company has
also ènsurèo that all this oata is
èncryptèo whèn sènt intèrnally.
bit.Iy/QmaiI342
GoogIe GIass spy concerns
Two US stuoènts havè oèmonstratèo
that spywarè can bè installèo on
Googlè Glass to intèrmittèntly ano
oiscrèètly takè photographs,
rèvèaling thè bèhaviour oí thè usèr
as wèll as thosè arouno thèm.
Fortunatèly, thè stuoènts oio not
oèvèlop thè app with malicious
intènt - thè sourcè cooè has sincè
bèèn supplièo to thè Caliíornian
tèchnology giant so Googlè Glass
can makè a morè sècurè proouct
bèíorè its consumèr launch.
bit.Iy/QIass342
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SECRIT Q8A
Provided you don'
connec direcIy o
he we on your P
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oIin hapman, via emaiI
/ lot oí wèb-basèo thrèats
attack Java, /oobè Rèaoèr
ano Flash Playèr. Kèèp thèsè
upoatèo ano, ií you can, oisablè Java
in your browsèr (bit.ly/|ava342). / íully
íèaturèo anti-malwarè program will
prèvènt many attacks ano sèvèral
anti-virus
companiès will
continuè to
support
Vinoows XP íor
at lèast two yèars (bit.ly/xpav342).
s i rue ha ndroid
devices don' need
securiy apps7
Suar Hordern, Faceook
Traoitional sècurity apps, such
as anti-virus ano íirèwalls, arè
lèss important on /noroio
oèvicès than on Vinoows PCs.
Howèvèr, othèr sècurity apps arè vèry
usèíul. For èxamplè, VPN sèrvicès
such as thosè oííèrèo by F-Sècurè
Frèèoomè (írèèoomè.í-sècurè.com)
lèt you connèct to thè intèrnèt using
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lí yo haè gooo-¢aliy conèn on
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cracSS (èraccss.com) o
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èxtra storagè spacè, upgraoability ano
incrèasèo sècurity
duaI-drive NS such as
the EX2 offers security
benefits over sinQIe-drive
versions, but this feature
makes it a Iot more
expensive.
For basic streaminQ and
sharinQ, we'd recommend a
sinQIe-drive, but if you
want the enhanced security
that a duaI-drive brinQs,
you'II have to pay
siQnificantIy more and end
up with Iess storaQe space.
èithèr buy it èmpty (to slot
your own haro orivès into) or
prè-íittèo with two Vèstèrn
Digital Rèo haro orivès, with a
total capacity oí 4GP, 6GP or
8GP Fitting your own orivès
or upgraoing to nèw onès is
simplè - |ust unclip thè lio ano
slot thèm in
lí your oata is particularly
sènsitivè, it makès sènsè to
gèt a oual-orivè systèm likè
this lt can bè sèt to usè RlD
(Rèounoant rray oí
lnèxpènsivè Disks) to
ouplicatè all your oata across
thè two orivès, so ií onè íails,
èvèrything is still availablè on
thè othèr Howèvèr, this
mèans you'll havè to sacriíicè
halí thè capacity oí your NS
orivè to allow
íor thè
rèounoancy,
ano it still
won't
protèct you
against
losing oata
ií thè orivè
ano you won't havè to look at
thè coníiguration options s
soon as wè'o pluggèo thè
orivè into our routèr ano
powèrèo it up, it appèarèo in
thè Nètwork sèction oí
Vinoows Explorèr, so it coulo
bè usèo straight away
Shopping arouno onlinè, wè
íouno pricès ranging írom
£¹7999 íor thè èmpty casè
through to a whopping
£46799 íor thè 8TP vèrsion
Hèrè, wè'vè rèvièwèo thè 4TP
vèrsion, which has two 2TP
orivès installèo ano costs
arouno £258 Howèvèr, this is
a lot morè monèy to pay
simply íor thè èxtra sècurity
oííèrèo by RlD whèn you
consioèr that thè 4TP
singlè-orivè vèrsion only costs
£¹7C
is èithèr stolèn or
physically oamagèo
Vhèn you sèt up thè
orivè, it's coníigurèo to
provioè thè maximum
storagè spacè, but
switching to thè RlD ¹
sètting is as èasy as prèssing
a button
Thè My Clouo EX2's
intèríacè is vèry similar to thè
stanoaro singlè-orivè My
Clouo oèvicès, with |ust a íèw
morè options thrown in to
control its èxtra bits ano bobs
This makès it vèry simplè to
usè, èspècially whèn you
consioèr how complicatèo it
can bè to coníigurè a haro
orivè that's connèctèo to a
nètwork Thè EX2's
coníiguration is all browsèr-
basèo, with complèx sèttings
maoè accèssiblè via a slick
intèríacè oí icons ano tabs
This kèèps thè coníiguration
procèss as clèar as possiblè
lí èvèn this lèvèl oí tèchnical
twèaking puts you oíí, |ust
usè thè EX2's oèíault sèttings

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Empty, 4TP (2 x 2TP),
6TP (2 x 3TP) or 8TP
(2 x 4TP) options availablè
Supports RlD C,
RlD ¹, JSON
¹7¹ x ¹55 x 99mm
¹6kg

Morè sècurè than
singlè-orivè altèrnativès
Upgraoablè
Easy to sèt up ano usè

Signiíicantly morè
èxpènsivè than a singlè-
orivè NS
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D's rangè oí NS
(nètwork attachèo
storagè) orivès arè
among 's currènt
íavouritès Thè singlè-orivè
VD My Clouo camè top in
lssuè 34C's Group Tèst,
èarning our Golo waro íor
its èxcèllènt balancè bètwèèn
pricè, capacity ano íèaturès
Thè My Clouo EX2 takès
things to thè nèxt lèvèl lt has
two orivè bays ano you can
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You'd have to reaIIy hate
the current state of your
remote-controI set-up to
spend £6D on an
aIternative, but the more
QadQets you've Qot around
your TV, the more
beneficiaI the One For II
wiII be. That said, it's as
easy to Iose your tabIet
down the side of the sofa
as your remote controI.

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he nex ime you buy a PC, consider QeinQ
one wihou aII he exernaI bis and bobs ha
accomany i !f you've aIready uQraded your
monior, you're unIikeIy o Qe a beer one bundIed
wih a new PC nd if you're comforabIe wih your
exisinQ keyboard and mouse, here's no oin in
ayinQ for anoher se ha wiII end u QaherinQ dus
in a cuboard
!n his Grou Tes, we rae and review he bes basic
PC unis avaiIabIe
hillblas's is hè |in ms èxènsivè in his
r Tès, ano hèrè's n ical orivè incloèo
in hè ricè, b wè sill hink i's wèll wrh hè
èxra mnèy
n r Vinows bènchmarkin ès, i was hè
asès all hè s wè rèvièwèo, wih a
bènchmark scrè ¹.¹4. l oio paricularly wèll in
hè ès mèasuring how ¢uickly soíwarè can bè
loaoèo. This is parly ouè o is lnèl Corè
i5-467CK procèssor, supporèo by 8GP oí
mèmory in wo 4GP mooulès. Howèvèr, i gès
aooèo powèr írom hè inclusion oí Sèagaè's
nèw SSHD haro orivè, which is a hybrio oí boh
règular haro orivè (o provioè is rèasonablè ¹TP
oí spacè) ano SSD (solio-saè orivè, which
improvès hè spèèo wih which Vinoows can
loao ano savè oaa). Our èss showèo ha his
can boos hè pèríormancè oí a PC signiíicanly
ano wè hink i's a brillian aooiion.
Thè Ouasar's gaming pèríormancè was hiro
bèhino hè CCL ano hè Vilo2Firè, hough i sill
managèo a supèrb 7¹íps (íramès pèr sècono)
whèn running our Crysis gamè ès a a rèsoluion
oí ¹,92C x ¹,C8C pixèls. You'o havè o bè
èxrèmèly íussy abou high-rèsoluion 3D
pèríormancè o bè unimprèssèo wih his.
Thè casè ooèsn' look likè much on hè ousioè
bu i's imprèssivè wihin. Thèrè's vas
amouns oí room íor èxpansion, wih
spacè íor hrèè morè haro orivès
(which can bè íièo wihou
nèèoing any ools or DlY know-
how) ano wo morè mèmory
mooulès. On hè ousioè,
hèrè arè hèaophonè
ano microphonè
sockès, ano hrèè USP
pors a hè íron (onè
oí which is USP 3).
Rouno hè back, hèrè's
a Gigabi Ehèrnè por,
íour USP 3 pors ano
wo USP 2.
Thè casè lèavès abou
an inch oí spacè arouno
hè mohèrboaro, which
has bèèn usèo o sash
away hè cablès, making
hè ènirè uni nèa ano
ioy.

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scorè basèo on how much bèèr or worsè i is han our
bènchmark PC, a 3.4GHz lnèl Corè i7 wih 4GP oí mèmory, which
scorès ¹. Vè also ran our Crysis ès, which mèasurès hè íramè
raè whèn running a graphically inènsivè 3D gamè in Full HD
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as bèèn sparèo on thè corè
harowarè in thè Elitè Kèstrèl lV ano it shows
in its high-¢uality gaming pèríormancè,
whèrè it was íastèst in our tèst with a íramè
ratè oí 82íps. lt was also thiro íastèst in
Vinoows, with a bènchmark scorè oí .9.
Howèvèr, thè casè isn't as upgraoèablè as our awaro
winnèrs, ano it was also onè oí thè noisièst computèrs in this
group.
incè wè tèstèo it, PC pècialist has upgraoèo thè alrèaoy
èxcèllènt graphics caro but kèpt thè samè pricè, so you may
sèè an èvèn biggèr boost to pèríormancè.
hè DinoPC Kavèrian is a vèry similar builo to
thè PC pècialist lníinity X, sharing MD's
Kavèri ¹-785 procèssor ano thè samè casè.
Howèvèr, thè PC pècialist mooèl is £6
chèapèr.
Uníortunatèly, it was slowèr than thè lníinity X in our
Vinoows tèst, coming bottom oí this group with a bènchmark
scorè oí .68. lt íarèo bèttèr in our gaming tèst, placing íiíth
with a íramè ratè oí 24íps. hè pèríormancè is gooo, but you
can gèt bèttèr íor lèss monèy. hè casè is supèrb, though,
with a vast amount oí spacè íor upgraoing, which oííèrs somè
rèoèmption against its pèríormancè.
hè Virèo2Firè Diablo Ultima is so similar to
thè Chillblast Fusion Ouasar, it almost
coulon't íail to comè sècono. lt has thè
samè casè, procèssor ano mèmory. Vhat it
ooèsn't havè is thè samè haro orivè - thè
Virèo2Firè has a stanoaro èagatè ¹P
mooèl, without thè èxtra boost thè Chillblast
gèts írom its hybrio haro orivè/D.
lt still camè closè to matching thè
Chillblast's Vinoows pèríormancè, with a
bènchmark scorè oí ¹.7. hè Ml-branoèo MD
Raoèon R7 26X graphics caro gavè it an èogè in gaming
pèríormancè, though, coming sècono only to thè CCL unit,
with a íramè ratè oí 75íps in our high-¢uality Crysis tèst.
Having thè samè casè mèans thè Virèo2Firè has thè samè
roominèss ano upgraoability as thè Chillblast. Howèvèr, this
PC makès a lot morè noisè èvèn whèn it's iolè, ano wè íouno
thè air intakè ano èxhaust íans oistractingly louo.
You'll nèèo a lot oí spacè íor thè PC
pècialist lníinity X, bècausè it towèrs
abovè all thè othèr PCs rèvièwèo hèrè,
apart írom thè DinoPC, which usès thè
samè casè. hèy also sharè thè samè MD
Kavèri ¹-785K procèssor ano 8GP oí
mèmory.
hè lníinity X oion't light up our
pèríormancè tèsts. lt scorèo .73 in our
Vinoows bènchmark, which puts it
sècono írom last, ano managèo |ust 2íps
(íourth írom bottom) in our high-¢uality Crysis gaming tèst.
his oècrèasè in pèríormancè, howèvèr, is oíísèt by a £¹
(nèarly 2-pèr-cènt) orop in pricè comparèo to thè othèr
awaro-winnèrs. lntèrnally, it's nèatly built ano has massès oí
upgraoè spacè. lt's also thè only unit to havè a oèoicatèo D
(¹28GP) installèo alongsioè thè stanoaro haro orivè (¹P), ano
it still has room íor six morè orivès.
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d ward-winninQ ChiIIbIast Fusion Ouasar did
weII in both our Windows and QaminQ tests, provinQ itseIf
an exceIIent aII-rounder. !ts IarQe case has stacks of room
for upQradinQ, which shouId extend the Iife of the PC
considerabIy.
Our SiIver ward Qoes to the Wired2Fire DiabIo UItima,
which is very simiIar to the ChiIIbIast, but is confiQured
sIiQhtIy differentIy. !t's aIso sIiQhtIy quicker, makinQ it top
choice if QaminQ performance is your priority.
You can save £1DD if you opt for the Bronze ward-
winninQ PC SpeciaIist !nfinity X. This isn't as stronQ a
performer but wiII be fine as IonQ as you aren't pIanninQ
to run the Iatest Qames in fuII resoIution or work with
very processor-intensive Windows software. !t aIso has
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My CIoud 2T
írom www.dbs.com
e tested: Fèbruary 2C¹4
This solio N/S orivè, which comès with a 2TP
orivè prè-installèo, is grèat valuè íor monèy
ano is rèasonably straightíorwaro to sèt up. lt
lacks aovancèo íèaturès, such as R/lD, but
shoulo provè ioèal íor most homè usèrs.
KEY SPECS
65CMHz Marvèll /rmaoa XP procèssor 256MP R/M
2TP capacity /noroio ano iOS apps Onè USP 3 port
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Toshiba SateIIite CS0--1S6
£349.99 írom www.rQos.co.uk
Date tested: Dècèmbèr 2C¹3
This no-nonsènsè laptop has a
stanoaro kèyboaro ano a matt
scrèèn, but its lack oí èxtèrnal írills is morè than maoè up
íor by its íast procèssor ano graphics, largè ¹TP haro orivè,
DVwD rèwritèr ano USP 3.C port.
KEY SPECS
Vinoows 8 2.5GHz lntèl Corè i3-3¹2CM procèssor 4GP
mèmory ¹5.6in stanoaro (non-touch) scrèèn ¹,366 x
768 pixèls rèsolution ¹TP haro orivè ¹C/¹CC Ethèrnèt,
8C2.¹¹n Vi-Fi 38C x 24C x 32mm 2.3kg
MUITIFUNCTINPRINTER
Canon Pixma MX92S
£120 írom www.ebuyer.com
Date tested: January 2C¹4
Outstanoing ¢uality combinèo with
gooo print spèèos ano imprèssivè spèciíications makè this
an èxcèllènt ink|èt oèvicè. lt's not chèap but its íivè-
cartriogè systèm makès it èconomical to run.
KEY SPECS
9,6CC x 2,4CCopi print rèsolution 2,4CC x 4,8CCopi scan
rèsolution 7.5cm colour scrèèn 25C-shèèt tray capacity
USP, ¹C/¹CC Ethèrnèt ano 8C2.¹¹n Vi-Fi ¹¹.5 pagès-pèr-
minutè mono print spèèo 3.5 pagès-pèr-minutè colour
print spèèo 49¹ x 396 x 2¹3mm ¹¹.7kg
BIUETTHSPEAKER
Cambridge udio Minx Go
£99.95 írom
www.richsersounds.com
Date tested: January 2C¹4
Thè Minx Go has èxcèllènt battèry liíè, is grèat valuè íor
monèy ano is vèry èasy to usè. /lthough it ooèsn't havè
thè èxtra íèaturès oí othèr, morè èxpènsivè spèakèrs, its
souno ¢uality is èxcèllènt, prooucing powèríul volumè with
no oistortion.
KEY SPECS
Two spèakèrs 3.5mm stèrèo Pluètooth (SPC) input
3.5mm hèaophonè input 237 x ¹23 x 6Cmm ¹.¹kg
Onè-yèar rèturn-to-basè warranty
RUTER
T Home Hub S
£129 írom www.shop.bt.com
Date tested: Fèbruary 2C¹4
Vith èxcèllènt ovèrall pèríormancè ano a
grèat sèt oí íèaturès, thè PT Homè Hub 5 is onè oí thè
most capablè 8C2.¹¹ac routèrs arouno. Vhatèvèr you nèèo
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Vorks with /DSL, Ethèrnèt ano íibrè connèctions
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thèorètical maximum spèèo 4 x Gigabit Ethèrnèt ports
¹ x USP port Onè-yèar rèturn-to-basè warranty
236 x ¹¹6 x 3¹mm
BASEUNITPC
ChiIIbIast usion Ouasar
£S00 írom www.chiIIbIst.com
Date tested: March 2C¹4
Thè Chillblast Fusion Ouasar is a grèat
all-rouno PC oííèring supèrb pèríormancè
ano plènty oí room íor íuturè èxpansion. lt's èxpènsivè
comparèo to othèr basè unit PCs, but comès with a
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3.4GHz lntèl Corè i5-467CK procèssor 8GP DDR3
mèmory Gigabytè G/-Z87-HD3 mothèrboaro ¹TP
hybrio HD/SSD haro orivè Vinoows 8.¹ 64-bit 465 x
43C x ¹92mm Fivè-yèar rèturn-to-basè warranty
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Dae eed: Dècèmbèr 2C¹3
Thè iPao /ir is /pplè's bèst tablèt so
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at ano usè, with a bèttèr battèry liíè
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9.7in scrèèn 2,C48 x ¹,536 pixèls
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camèras Dual-bano 8C2.¹¹ a/b/g/n Vi-Fi Pluètooth
24C x ¹69.5 x 7.5mm 469g
LG 42L690V
S49 írom
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Date tested: Novèmbèr 2C¹3
/lthough thè LG 42L/69CV
ooèsn't havè lTV catch-up,
it oííèrs a gooo sèlèction oí
subscription-basèo
altèrnativès. Thè TV is èasy to sèt up ano picturè ¢uality is
èxcèllènt.
KEY SPECS
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DVP-S2 tunèrs Eight-oay EPG
SMARTTV
E-READER
mazon KindIe Paperwhite
£109 írom www.amazon.co.uk
Date tested: Dècèmbèr 2C¹3
Thè upoatèo Kinolè Papèrwhitè is still
thè bèst èbook rèaoèr, with a supèrb,
papèr-likè scrèèn, a long battèry liíè
ano thè biggèst sèlèction oí titlès to
oownloao.
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light 2GP intèrnal mèmory íor ¹,¹CC books ¹69mm x
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SquirreISave
yèar írom
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ate teted: /ugust 2C¹3
Vith its unlimitèo storagè, ability
to hanolè back-ups írom multiplè
PCs ano rètèntion oí olo vèrsions oí your íilès, S¢uirrèlSavè
is an èxcèllènt choicè íor backing up loaos oí oata. lt's vèry
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oí íilès kèpt íorèvèr Pack-up logging
Kaspersky lnternet
Security
£24 (onè yèar, thrèè PCs) írom
www.amazon.co.uk
Date teted: July 2C¹3
Kaspèrsky strikès thè right balancè bètwèèn solio
protèction ano a gooo unoèrstanoing oí what is saíè ano
what is not. Thè soítwarè blockèo 99 out oí ¹CC thrèats
ano only rèportèo onè íalsè positivè. lt's a powèríul
sècurity tool to havè watching ovèr your PC.
KEY FEATURES
Firèwall Email scanning Parèntal controls Gamè
mooè Pèrsonal oata protèction Social-nètworking
protèction Vulnèrability scannèr 3C-oay írèè trial
Serif WebPIus X6
£81.S9 írom www.serif.com
Date teted: /ugust 2C¹3
Sèrií VèbPlus X6 is a winning
combination oí íunctionality, èasè
oí usè ano valuè íor monèy. lts combination oí tools,
tèmplatès ano ílèxibility, ano thè èasè with which it lèts you
aoo èxtra íèaturès, makè it an èxcèllènt choicè íor homè
usèrs who want to crèatè thèir own sitès.
KEY FEATURES
3C tèmplatès PayPal, Romancart, Mal's E-commèrcè
paymènt systèms Social-mèoia support /llows
hano-cooèo HTML SEO tools Viogèts incluoèo
Graphics incluoèo Ovèrall sitè-structurè vièw
BA-P
A-VR
WB
Norton PamiIy
Free írom www.symantec.com
Date teted: Octobèr 2C¹3
This íamily-íriènoly soítwarè
provioès èvèrything you nèèo
to kèèp thè worst oí thè wèb írom your PC. lt has all thè
most important íiltèring íèaturès ano ooès an èxcèllènt |ob
oí blocking potèntially harmíul sitès. Pèst oí all, it's írèè to
oownloao ano usè.
KEY FEATURES
¹C-PC licèncè Compatiblè with Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8,
Mac OS X ¹C.7+ Catègory íiltèrs Customisablè proíilès
Vhitèlist/blacklist Rèmotè managèmènt lM ano
social nètwork monitoring Plocks chat, nèwsgroups ano
P2P Email support
dobe Photoshop
EIements 13
£54.71 írom www.adobe
.com/uk
Date teted: March 2C¹4
Vith its tioy, uncluttèrèo intèríacè ano pop-out trays,
/oobè Photoshop Elèmènts is a plèasurè to usè. Thè
soítwarè provioès èvèrything an amatèur photographèr
coulo nèèo ano hèlps you ¢uickly íino thè right èoiting
tools, oèpènoing on how you want to work.
KEY FEATURES
Compatiblè with Vinoows XP, Vista, 7, 8+, incluoing 64-bit
vèrsions Punolèo with photo organisèr Guioèo èoits
Contènt-awarè èoits Pèoplè-bèautiíièr tools R/V
support
dobe Premiere EIements 12
£S2.34 írom
www.baIIicom.co.uk
Date teted: Octobèr 2C¹3
Prèmièrè Elèmènts ¹2's supèrb
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to two èoiting mooès ano lots oí hèlp ano guioancè. For thè
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KEY FEATURES
/utomatic èoiting lmagè stabilisèr Export to multiplè
vioèo íormats Uploao to Facèbook, YouTubè ano Vimèo
Surrouno-souno support DVD ano Plu-ray oisc-burning
Unlimitèo timèlinès Stop-motion capturè
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thè winoows in thè task list ano click OK. Vèrsion 2 has a nèw
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You no longèr nèèo to
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arè much morè èííiciènt ano
organisèo mèans availablè.
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on your smartphonè using an
app such as vèrnotè
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Microsoít's notè-taking tool
OnèNotè, which comès with
Oííicè ano is also now
availablè as a stanoalonè
proouct íor Vinoows ano
Mac OS X.
Vhilè thè Oííicè vèrsion oí
OnèNotè oííèrs somè
aooitional íèaturès, such as
vièwing (onlinè ano oíí),
compilè to-oo lists, èmail
notès oirèctly to your
notèbook, sèarch íor itèms
across notèbooks ano sharè
contènt with íriènos ano
collèaguès.
vèrything you aoo to your
notèbooks is storèo ano
thè ability to passworo-
protèct oiííèrènt sèctions oí
notès, thè írèè rèlèasè
provioès all thè main
íunctions you'rè likèly to
nèèo.
Notès ano othèr contènt
arè all storèo in oigital
notèbooks. You can crèatè as
many oiííèrènt notèbooks as
you likè, ano aoo multiplè
sèctions ano pagès. Sèctions
arè colour-cooèo ano
accèssèo via tabs along thè
top oí thè notèbook, ano
pagès arè listèo in thè sioèbar
on thè right-hano sioè.
s wèll as |otting oown
notès, you can oraw
skètchès, storè photos,
annotatè illustrations, clip
ano savè wèb pagès íor latèr
syncèo in Onèrivè (íormèrly
Skyrivè), Microsoít's clouo
storagè sèrvicè, so you can
accèss it írom anywhèrè,
incluoing on thè wèb ano in
Vinoows 8+. Thèrè arè also
írèè OnèNotè mobilè apps
availablè íor noroio, iOS,
ano Vinoows Phonè.
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.onenote.om
M requreets: Vinoows 7/8+ or Mac OS X
Fe sze: 936K (installèr)
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his simplè authoring tool can burn íilès ano íoloèrs to oisc, crèatè auoio CDs,
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ano rip auoio CDs. lt supports writing to Plu-rays, too. Thè availablè tasks can
bè sèlèctèo írom thè singlè-scrèèn mènu. Thè latèst vèrsion íixès numèrous
bugs ano now lèts you rèsizè thè program winoow.

Loao any vioèo clip ano Thumbnail mè will scan it ano prèsènt you with a tilèo
sèlèction oí thumbnails summarising thè contènt. You can choosè thè numbèr
oí rows ano columns, ano spèciíy thè wioth. Thè thumbnail pagè can bè savèo
to your haro orivè or uploaoèo to lmagèShack.
V BAR
ThumbnaiI me
www.tubI.co
Min requirements: Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8+ FiIe size: ¹2.3MP
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Min requirements: Vinoows 8+
FiIe size: 9.92MP
VLC íor Vinoows 8 is an èxpèrimèntal
port oí thè program VLC Mèoia Playèr. lt
can hanolè all popular multimèoia íilè
íormats, incluoing Ogg, FL/C ano MKV.
Rier Ind Iothing
bit.Iy/riverisIand342
Min requirements: Vinoows 8+
FiIe size: 37¹KP
Thè oííicial app íor thè high-strèèt storè
lèts you browsè its rangè oí clothing ano
purchasè itèms via PayPal. lt supports
thrèè currènciès - GPP, EUR, ano USD.
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Min requirements: Vinoows 8+
FiIe size: 3.¹¹MP
This app tèachès you how to knot your
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Hano, Kènt Nècktiè, Halí Vinosor, Doublè
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inoows 7/8+
Ie size: 67¹K
This altèrnativè íilè managèr mimics Vinoows
8's mooèrn intèríacè, with colouríul ¨livè¨ tilès
ano touch-íriènoly navigation (although it works
|ust as wèll with a kèyboaro ano mousè). You
can èithèr install thè program or run it without
installing. Thè main intèríacè oisplays Librariès
(oocumènts, vioèos, picturès, oownloaos, music
ano èsktop), avoritès (pèrsonal ano public
íoloèrs) ano rivès. You can èxplorè íoloèrs,
vièw imagès ano play vioèos oirèctly within thè
soítwarè. Thè Vièw ano oit mènus lèt you
pèrsonalisè thè look, ano managè íilès ano
íoloèrs. lmmèrsivè xplorèr also oííèrs support
íor harowarè accèlèration, making transitions
ano animations silky smooth.
IMAGE EDITOR
lthough it's a vèry èarly builo, this photo èoitor
is alrèaoy ¢uitè powèríul ano has lots oí usèíul
íèaturès packèo into its intèríacè. lcon-íillèo
toolbars arè arrangèo on èach èogè oí thè
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options, as wèll as buttons íor sèlècting layèrs
ano règions oí imagès. Thè lèít-hano bar
incluoès orawing ano action íunctions, ano thè
right-hano bar holos thè tools. Thè bottom bar is
homè to brushès. lt's not immèoiatèly obvious
how èvèrything works, but hovèring your mousè
ovèr a button will tèll you what a tool ooès, ano
thèrè's a oownloaoablè P manual availablè
shoulo you gèt truly stumpèo.
Pixopedia
www.siQmapi-desiQn.com
Min requirements: Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8+
FiIe size: 2C.¹M
FIIE MANAGER
lmmersive ExpIorer
DISK-USAGE TOOI
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whèrè all your írèè orivè spacè has vanishèo to.
hoosè a orivè or oirèctory to scan ano it will
show you thè sizè oí èach íoloèr, sub íoloèr ano
íilè in kilobytès, mègabytès or gigabytès. You can
sort thè íoloèrs by namè or sizè, ano opèn, run,
rènamè or oèlètè itèms. You can also launch thè
program írom thè right-click mènu.
Thè latèst vèrsion oí TrèèSizè usès thè NTS
mastèr íilè tablè (MT) íor improvèo
pèríormancè, ano has a nèw column mooè that
shows morè oètailèo iníormation about
èvèrything that's on your haro orivè.
TreeSize Free 3
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Min requirements: Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8+
FiIe size: 4.5M

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Min requirements: Vinoows XP/
Vista/7/8+ FiIe sie: 4M
Piriíorm's powèríul írèè rècovèry
tool has bèèn upoatèo to
improvè thè sècurè ovèrwritè íèaturè on Vinoows XP ano
to ènhancè SS oètèction ano support. lt also aoos íurthèr
rècovèry capabilitiès ano èxpanos thè 'Show orivès' options
to incluoè aooitional sèttings.
BACK-UP SOFTWARE
Macrium RefIect Free 5.2.654
www.macrium.com/refIectfree.aspx
Min requirements: Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8+
FiIe sie: 4¹.9M
Thè latèst upoatè to thè írèè vèrsion oí Macrium Rèílèct
signiíicantly improvès thè crèation oí US rèscuè kits ano
aoos support íor èxtèrnal US haro orivès. lt also makès
back-ups 3C pèr cènt íastèr, íixès a íèw bugs ano shows thè
timè rèmaining in minutès íor a back-up.
VIDEO CONVERTER
An Video Converter 5.5.8
www.any-video-converter.com
Min requirements: Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8+
FiIe sie: 9.9M
Thè most intèrèsting changè to ny Vioèo onvèrtèr is thè
rèmoval oí porn wèbsitè logos írom its oo URL oialoguè
box! Othèr improvèmènts
incluoè íixing a problèm
whèn convèrting cèrtain
MKV vioèo íilès that íèaturè
subtitlès, ano smoothèr
navigation bètwèèn vioèo
sègmènts.
EBOOK SOFTWARE
CaIibre 1.29
caIibre-ebook.com
Min requirements: Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8+, Mac OS X or
Linux FiIe sie: 5.M
Notablè nèw íèaturès in this upoatè to thè èbook soítwarè
incluoè support íor savèo sèarchès - |ust click thè Sèarch
mènu ano choosè Savèo Sèarchès to rèvièw your past
sèarch ¢uèriès. nothèr nèw option lèts you spèciíy thè
tèxt íor a hypèrlink whèn you insèrt onè in an èbook.
PC OPTIMISER
GIar UtiIities 4.8..97
www.QIarysoft.com
Min requirements: Vinoows
XP/Vista/7/8+
FiIe sie: ¹¹.9M
This upoatè aoos support íor
scrèèn-rèaoing soítwarè, clèans shortcuts morè thoroughly
in Vinoows 8 ano improvès thè option to closè running
browsèrs whèn pèríorming a clèan-up. lt also oisablès thè
boot-timè oèírag whèn you start your P in Saíè mooè.
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my son's phonè ano
Xbox ano, whèn a írièno
camè rouno ano
accèssèo my Vi-Fi with
hèr phonè (with my
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Scrèèn capturès can bè usèo íor all sorts oí
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ln this gamè, you play a íalling man who has
to survivè íor as long as possiblè. Thèrè arè
oroios you can oèstroy ano othèr obstaclès
to avoio. To oèstroy oroios, you havè to |ump
through thèm, írom onè sioè to thè othèr,
lèaving ènough room to gèt clèar.
SniDock
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Min requirements: Vinoows XP/Vista/7/8+
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Sze: ¹.7M
This íilè-
managèmènt app
makè clèvèr usè oí
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wirèlèssly accèss
íilès on your phonè
using your tablèt or
P. Oncè both oèvicès arè on thè samè
wirèlèss nètwork, simply èntèr thè spèciíièo
URL on your laptop's browsèr ano scan thè
oisplayèo OR ooè using your noroio oèvicè
to connèct thè two via a usèr-íriènoly
intèríacè. Vèb P Suitè is also usèíul ií you
want a íastèr mèthoo than luètooth íor

Booktrack

Mn requrements:
noroio 3.C, iOS 5
Sze: 3.8M
Vith so many è-rèaoèrs
availablè, oèvèlopèrs
nèèo to íino a uni¢uè
sèlling point to makè
thèir proouct stano out írom thè crowo. This
èbook-sounotracks app has bèèn gaining íans
on iOS íor a íèw months, ano it's íinally availablè
on noroio. Titlès èncompass èvèrything írom
classic works incluoing Poo Pa ano 3holock
Holmo to thosè by contèmporary authors such
as Salman Rushoiè.

CIoud Sx for
Dropbox

Mn requrements:
Vinoows Phonè 8
Sze: 2M
Vith an oííicial vèrsion oí
ropbox still not availablè
íor Vinoows Phonè, this
app is thè nèxt bèst thing. louo Six lèts you
managè íilès storèo in your ropbox account
as wèll as oííèring a simplè ano írèè back-up
solution íor your Vinoows Phonè oèvicè. Thè
app also íèaturès a hanoy link-sharing
íunction that èliminatès thè nèèo to sèno (ano
rècèivè) largè èmail attachmènts.

My Scrpt
CaIcuIator

Mn requrements:
noroio (variès with
oèvicè), iOS 7
Sze: Variès with oèvicè
ítèr installing this
rècèntly upoatèo app, you
will nèvèr nèèo to usè a
stanoaro calculator again. lthough scrawling
your sums on a virtual piècè oí papèr may íèèl a
littlè unnatural ano clumsy at íirst, thè app's
slick hanowriting rècognition ano nèat scratch-
out ano strikè-through gèsturès makè it a
plèasurè to usè.

Stream Web

Mn requrements: iOS 7
Sze: ¹3.¹ M
Scrèènshots arè a vèry èííèctivè way oí sharing
somèthing that you simply cannot èxplain in
woros. Strèam Vèb is a
browsèr íor your iPhonè or
iPao that makès this procèss
èvèn èasièr. Using its
gèsturè-basèo intèríacè,
you can cut anything out
ano sharè it via a wioè rangè
oí social nètworks. Thèsè
snapshots arè thèn
convènièntly savèo to your
pèrsonal strèam.

Web PC Sute
My Scrpt CaIcuIator
CIoud Sx for
Dropbox
Booktrack
Stream Web
transíèrring íilès bètwèèn your noroio ano iPao
- instèao oí scanning thè OR cooè, |ust èntèr thè
lP aoorèss oí thè rèlèvant noroio oèvicè into
Saíari ano you will bè ablè copy, cut, pastè ano
oèlètè íilès. Vèb P suitè is compatiblè with all
ma|or browsèrs ano rè¢uirès no orivèr
installation on your P.
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RAEI
Maps Measure
.Iy/mapsmeasure342
Min requirements: noroio ¹.6
Size: 697k
Thè concèpt bèhino Maps Mèasurè is
bèautiíully simplè. s its namè suggèsts, it
lèts you calculatè oistancès bètwèèn locations
on Googlè Maps. Gonè arè thè oays oí trying
to èstimatè thè lèngth oí an oíí-roao bikè rioè
or a run arouno thè block, bècausè Maps
Mèasurè lèt you sèlèct multiplè points ano
oètèrminè thè
total oistancè.
You can also
switch
bètwèèn map
ano satèllitè
vièws.
REOE
mac.remote
bit.Iy/macremote342
Min requirements:
noroio 2.3
Size: 2.5M
This hanoy app makès it
èasy to bè thè J at
gathèrings, without
sèèming anti-social.
lt lèts you rèmotèly
control a numbèr oí
applications on your Mac, incluoing iTunès,
Spotiíy, VL ano OuickTimè - playing, pausing,
rèwinoing ano íast-íorwaroing songs ano vioèos
írom a oistancè. Nèatly, it èvèn lèts you ao|ust
thè volumè ano brightnèss, ano shut oown your
computèr.
BROER
Link BubbIe
bit.Iy/IinkbubbIe342
Min requirements:
noroio 4.¹
Size: 9C4k
Somètimès opèning a
link within an app ano
waiting íor thè pagè
to loao can bè a
tèoious ano timè-
consuming procèss,
èspècially ií you havè
a slow intèrnèt connèction. Link ubblè is a
mobilè browsèr that notiíiès you whèn thè pagè
is íully loaoèo, having procèssèo it in thè
backgrouno, thèn prouoly statès thè amount oí
timè it has savèo you. lt intègratès ¨oèèply¨ with
thè apps on your oèvicè.
PODCA
uPod Light - Podcast PIayer
bit.Iy/upodIiQht342
Min requirements:
noroio 4.C
Size: 3.3M
This light vèrsion oí uPoo Playèr givès you
accèss to two hours oí poocasts pèr month. Thè
app synchronisès across
multiplè oèvicès, lètting you
sèamlèssly carry on
listèning írom whèrèvèr you
lèít oíí. You can control thè
spèèo oí auoio playback
ano browsè poocasts using
thèir covèr art. uying thè
uPoo Licènsè íor £2.78 will
rèmovè thè monthly
two-hour rèstriction.
DRIIG
Theory Test UK
bit.Iy/theorytest342
Min requirements: Vinoows Phonè 8
Size: 29M Price: £¹.49
This usèíul app, which has bèèn
availablè íor a whilè on noroio (bit.ly/
thèory342noroio) ano iOS (bit.ly/
thèory342iOS), can now hèlp Vinoows
Phonè usèrs takè thè íirst stèps
towaros oriving succèss, with oííicial
¢uèstions licènsèo by thè S.
FIACE
BiIIs Forecast
bit.Iy/biIIsforecast342
Min requirements: iOS6
Size: 29.¹M Price: £¹.49
ills Forècast hèlps you kèèp track oí
all your bills with onè app. lt notiíiès
you whèn your bills arè ouè as wèll as
provioing summariès oí your wèèkly
ano monthly outgoings.
OOI
Castaway Premium
bit.Iy/castaway342
Min requirements: noroio 2.3.3
Size: 2.9M Price: £¹.2C
astaway Prèmium lèts you transmit
Facèbook ano Googlè + photos ano
vioèos (as wèll as thosè storèo locally
on your noroio oèvicè) to your
hromècast. n ao-supportèo írèè
vèrsion oí thè app is also availablè.
GAE
FootbaII Chairman
bit.Iy/footbaIIchairman342
Min requirements: noroio 2.3.3, iOS 5
Size: 7.7M Price: £2.99
For thosè who still havèn't givèn up on
thèir orèam oí taking a íootball tèam to
thè vèry top, Football hairman lèts
you èxpèrièncè thè thrill oí working
your way up through sèvèn oivisions,
hiring ano íiring managèrs ano playèrs
along thè way.
CIOCK
Smart AIarm CIock
bit.Iy/smartaIarm342
Min requirements: noroio 4.C, iOS6
Size: ¹5M Price: £¹.¹9
Now compatiblè with noroio íor thè
íirst timè, Smart larm lock usès thè
accèlèromètèr in your phonè to rècoro
your slèèp cyclès. Thè app thèn wakès
you up ouring a light-slèèp phasè so
your oay ooèsn't start with a |olt.
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Maps Measure
uPod Light -
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GoogIe Cast
bit.Iy/cast342
that thè Chromècast
has íinally arrivèo in thè
UK, you can usè this
èxtènsion to sèno contènt
írom your browsèr to your
TV via Googlè's strèaming
oèvicè. For èxamplè,
whèn you visit YouTubè, you'll sèè nèw options that lèt you
play ano pausè vioèos on your TV through thè Chromècast.
Spreed
bit.Iy/spreed342
This aoo-on trains you to
spèèo rèao, so you takè lèss
timè to rèao onlinè articlès.
Prèss /lt+V, sèlèct thè tèxt you
want to rèao ano Sprèèo will
oisplay it onè woro at a timè at
up to 4CC woros pèr minutè.
You can changè thè rèaoing spèèo, íont sizè ano numbèr oí
woros oisplayèo, as rè¢uirèo.
DownIoadr
bit.Iy/donIoadr342
Downloaor lèts you managè
your oownloaos írom Chromè's
toolbar rathèr than thè 'íat
oownloao shèlí' in thè bottom-
lèít cornèr. This makès it much
èasièr to opèn íilès, cancèl
oownloaos ano rètry íailèo
onès. You can also clèar your
oownloao list in a singlè click.
WikiMapper
bit.Iy/iki342
lí you oítèn wastè timè ioly
browsing Vikipèoia, you'll likè
this aoo-on, which tracks your
activity on thè sitè. lt oisplays
thè articlès you'vè visitèo in thè
íorm oí a graph, so you can sèè
whèrè you'vè bèèn ano how you
got thèrè. You can oèlètè your
history to protèct your privacy.
lmages OnJOff
bit.Iy/imaQes342
/s its namè
suggèsts, this
aoo-on lèts you
show or hioè all
thè imagès on a
wèb pagè in a singlè click. This is usèíul ií
you nèèo to consèrvè banowioth or |ust
want to browsè without oistractions. Simply
click thè toolbar button to turn imagès on
ano oíí on thè sitè you'rè vièwing.
MaiIto utton
bit.Iy/maiIto342
Mailto Putton makès it èasy to sharè wèb
pagès via èmail. Eithèr click thè toolbar
button or right-click thè pagè ano choosè
'Email pagè'. This will opèn a nèw mèssagè
in your oèíault
èmail sèrvicè
showing thè
namè oí thè
pagè insèrtèo
in thè Sub|èct
linè ano thè
wèb aoorèss in
thè booy.
ScroII uttons
bit.Iy/scroII342
This usèíul aoo-on lèts you |ump to thè top or
bottom oí a wèb pagè by clicking up ano oown
arrows on scrèèn, rathèr than scrolling or prèssing Homè ano Eno on your
kèyboaro. Click thè grèèn toolbar icon to show ano hioè Scroll Puttons.
Erase Pacebook ds and Suggestions
bit.Iy/erase342
lí you oon't want aovèrts, suggèstèo pagès ano gamè rè¢uèsts crowoing
your Facèbook pagè, you can usè this aoo-on to hioè thèm all. Unlikè thè
similar tool írom /oblockPlus (íacèbook.aoblockplus.mè), you can't
choosè èxactly which contènt to íiltèr, but it works vèry wèll.
II Search Engines on Your Tab
bit.Iy/search342
This aoo-on turns your Nèw Tab pagè
into thè bèst sèarch ènginè on thè wèb
by lètting you switch bètwèèn Googlè,
Ping, YouTubè, Twittèr, DuckDuckGo ano morè. You can changè thè logo
to givè it a pèrsonal branoing, ano click 'l'm not Fèèling Lucky' to run all
sèarchès at oncè.
SociaI Share Counts
bit.Iy/sociaI342
Fino out how many timès thè pagè you'rè vièwing has bèèn sharèo on
social nètworks using this aoo-on. lt placès a bar at thè bottom oí your
browsèr containing sharè counts íor Facèbook, Twittèr, Pintèrèst,
StumblèUpon ano morè, so you oon't risk posting olo contènt.

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èèn in you 'èt Evèy Vèb
Rèstriction' articlè in lssuè
34C (bit.ly/wèbusèr34C) was a way
arouno thè annoying mobilè-phonè
vèriíication usèo by Facèbook ano
Yahoo.
Somè timè ago, l was on a two-wèèk
vacation visiting íriènos in Swèoèn.
Sincè thèy oion't havè a wirèlèss
connèction, l hao to usè thèir
computèr to chèck my Facèbook
account. l was íacèo with a mèssagè
saying my Facèbook account was
blockèo ouè to my using an unusual
connèction mèthoo. l was prèsèntèo
with two options: a cooè sènt by tèxt
mèssagè to a règistèrèo mobilè phonè
or picturè rècognition oí photos
postèo by ranoomly sèlèctèo íriènos.
Thè nrst solution was not availablè
to mè bècausè l haon't règistèrèo a
STAR EMAII
hone verification drives me mad

w
i
n
n
e
r
Linux Mint Ieaves an odd
taste
l was intèrèstèo to rèao in lssuè 34C
that èspècially rècommènos
Linux Mint ¹3 as an upgraoè írom
Vinoows XP. My èxpèrièncè ooès not
support this choicè.
l movèo to a oèsktop P running
Vinoows 7 somè yèars ago, but hèlo
onto my olo Evèsham P, which hao
bèèn running XP pèríèctly happily, to usè
as a sparè ano as a tèst machinè.
Somè months ago, l bègan to
invèstigatè Linux, installèo Mint ¹3 Matè
ano íouno that it coulon't play vioèo
clips without running an out-oí-oatè
Flash plug-in.
Morè rècèntly l installèo Mint ¹3 again
on a sècono-hano Thinkpao T42, which
was in
lovèly
conoition
ano
running
XP, but
Mint ¹3
killèo that
complètèly!
l am
prèsèntly
running Mint ¹3
on a usèo Toshiba Satèllitè 2CC that
was running Vista ano, at last, l havè an
installation that l'm complètèly happy
with. lí l livè long ènough (l'm 78 now) to
íacè thè prospèct oí having to movè
Vinoows 8, l'll probably stay with Mint.
Hithèrto, in my innocèncè, l hao
thought that any Linux OS woulo bè lèss
oèmanoing oí harowarè rèsourcès than
Vinoows, but this is obviously not thè
casè. Howèvèr, it's intèrèsting to play
arouno with a complètèly oiííèrènt
opèrating systèm, so oon't lèt my
èxpèrièncè oètèr you, èspècially sincè
Linux vèrsions woulo appèar to bè morè
or lèss immunè to intèrnèt attacks.
lí your P has a oècènt graphics caro,
you might wèll bè okay.
Weller, Web User Forums
The price is right at
Poundshop
Thank you íor incluoing Hèrè For
Pouno (www.hèrèíorapouno.com)
in lssuè 34C. l oio not know that
anothèr pouno storè hao gonè
onlinè. l havè also usèo Pounoshop
(pounoshop.com), which is vèry
gooo íor pèoplè who oo not livè
nèar this kino oí storè or havè thè
timè to shop at thèm.
l spèno arouno £3C a timè, othèrwisè
thè oèlivèry chargè makès thè itèms too
èxpènsivè to buy onlinè.
Thè gooos comè wèll-packèo in tight
plastic covèrings insioè a caroboaro box.
l rècèivèo onè oèlivèry within thrèè oays
ano anothèr in nvè.
Martin Fletcher, Thorpe Helsey
Why l've gone back to
Windows 7
l íully support olin hapman's
commènts about Vinoows 7 in lssuè 339
oí ('Nèvèr mino XP, what
about Vinoows 7?', bit.ly/wèbusèr339).
l too havè switchèo írom Vinoows 8 to
Vinoow 7 64-bit, ano it íèèls likè coming
homè aítèr a bao holioay. My scannèr
ano printèr work smoothly without
having to spèno agès nnoing ano
oownloaoing orivèrs, ano l'vè got a
propèr Start button, Mèoia èntrè ano so
on without using thiro-party programs.
Evèrything |ust works. l spènt sèvèral
mobilè phonè. Evèn
ií l hao oonè, l nèvèr
usè my SlM abroao
but buy a
tèmporary SlM írom
thè country l visit.
s íor thè picturè rècognition, l can't
bè èxpèctèo to rècognisè èvèry photo
my many íriènos (ovèr ¹CC oí thèm) havè
postèo, ano l know somè íriènos lèss wèll
than othèrs.
l íailèo misèrably ano, iníuriatingly, was
lockèo out oí my Facèbook
account íor thè ouration oí
my stay.
l can tèll a similar story concèrning
my Yahoo account, which l usè íor
Yahoo Mail ano Yahoo Mèssèngèr.
l'o íorgottèn my passworo ano, sincè
règistèring with Yahoo, l'o changèo my
phonè numbèr ouè to èxcèssivè spam
tèxts ano colo callèrs. ítèr so many
triès, my account was lockèo ano l'vè
hao to abanoon it altogèthèr ouè to
Yahoo's complicatèo passworo
rètrièval systèm.
Vhat is thè situation íor pèoplè who
oon't own or want a mobilè phonè?
Somè sitès oon't èvèn allow you to
règistèr without onè. no what about
pèoplè likè mè who travèl a lot ano usè
morè than onè SlM to avoio
èxtortionatè roaming íèès?
Dale Butler, Hope Valley

èy oííèrèo mè a nèw rèplacèmènt or a
íull rèíuno. l chosè thè lattèr ano coulo
not bè morè plèasèo.
Many thanks to Maplin. /s you can
imaginè, l will bè shopping thèrè again in
thè íuturè.
Paul Hildreth, via email
Le Iicence payers wach
iPIayer abroad
You rèport in lssuè 34C that thè ¨PPC is
to makè all iPlayèr vièwèrs pay licèncè
íèè¨. /lso in that samè issuè ('Pèat Vèb
Rèstrictions') thèrè is aovicè on how to
months with Vinoows
8, but l'm happy to
havè rio mysèlí oí
it. Yès, l oio try
to gèt thè írèè
'upgraoè' to
Vinoows 8.¹; in
íact l trièo nvè
timès in all, but
got nothing but a
¨cannot install¨
mèssagè. So l want to |oin Mr Chapman's
crusaoè to savè Vinoows 7. Just tèll mè
whèrè to nno thè rècruiting oíncè.
Adrian Wansborough, via email
MapIin's csomer service
is marveIIos
Last yèar, l purchasèo a Sèagatè 3TP
N/S orivè ano, although it workèo nnè
initially, l íouno its soítwarè vèry haro to
sèt up ano maintain. Thè onlinè support
was also limitèo.
My problèm may wèll havè bèèn ouè to
thè haro orivè having tèchnical issuès,
bècausè l oècioèo to try using it again
rècèntly, only to nno thè orivè appèarèo
oèíèctivè ano was not connècting.
/s it hao bèèn only ¹C months sincè l
purchasèo it, l rèturnèo thè orivè to my
local Maplin storè in Portsmouth. /ítèr
oiscussing thè problèm with thè staíí,
¨Vatch iPlayèr
whèn you'rè
on holioay
abroao¨.
Pèrhaps
/untiè Pèèb
shoulo issuè
èxisting licèncè payèrs with a cooè
allowing thèm unrèstrictèo accèss to
iPlayèr whèn thèy'rè abroao on holioay,
so wè shoulon't nèèo to oisguisè our lP
aoorèssès. /ítèr all, wè'vè alrèaoy paio
our tèlly tax.
Pon Hughes, Harlo
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4. Sèè 5 oown
5. (Vith 2¹ across) Wiaro of O charactèr (3,3)
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13. ´Framè íor storing wèlliès holos ¹CCC è-rèaoèr
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17. ´(Vith 2C oown) /o|ustèo sizè, not Linux-basèo
mobilè opèrating systèm (5,¹,¹)
18. Prano, Vhilèy or Nèsbø (2)
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21. Sèè 5 across
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2. Giggs, Gosling or O'Nèal (4)
3. East Gèrmany, ¹949-¹99C (¹,¹,¹)
4. Milès pèr hour (¹,¹,¹)
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to organisè vioèo clips (9,2)
7. ´Sèts apart èxtraoroinary shopping sitè íor íurry
íriènos (9)
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ano soítwarè íèaturèo in this issuè oí Wob Uor. /ll othèr
cluès arè litèral. /nswèrs onlinè at www.wèbusèr.co.uk/
crossworo
8. (Vith ¹8 oown) /mèrican biscuit tin (6,3)
9. ´Plèno a honèytop íor sitè promoting oual-scrèèn
mobilè (9)
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14. lslano oí Frènch Polynèsia (6)
18. Sèè 8 oown 20. Sèè ¹7 across
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alí oí us oon't gèt thè
broaobano spèèos promisèo
by our lSPs, ano most oí us
suííèr règular or constant connèction
problèms, accoroing to a nèw survèy
írom (www.which.co.uk).
Thrèè in nvè oí thè 2,C¹2 UK aoults
survèyèo by saio that thèir
broaobano was too slow ¨írè¢uèntly
or all thè timè¨ (bit.ly/slow342).
has launchèo a campaign
to íorcè lSPs to oèlivèr thè spèèos
that customèrs pay íor. Launchèo in
March with thè slogan 'Givè us
broaobano spèèo guarantèèo', it
aims to tacklè poor customèr sèrvicè
írom lSPs. You can nno out morè ano
sign thè onlinè pètition at bit.ly/
which342 - thè aim is to rèach
4C,CCC supportèrs.
Proaobano inoustry règulator
Oícom alrèaoy has a voluntary cooè
oí practicè to ènsurè transparèncy
ano gooo sèrvicè (bit.ly/cooè342),
but says that this approach
ooèsn't work. ¨Millions oí us arè
gètting írustratingly slow spèèos ano
having to wait oays to bè rèconnèctèo
whèn things go wrong,¨ saio
èxècutivè oirèctor Richaro Lloyo.
¨lt's lèss supèríast broaobano, morè
supèr-slow sèrvicè írom companiès
that èxpèct pèoplè to pay íor spèèos
thèy may nèvèr gèt.¨
Proaobano spèèo is innuèncèo by
many íactors, incluoing your oistancè
írom thè tèlèphonè èxchangè ano thè
agè oí your computèr. Sèè
ThinkProaobano.com's Spèèo Guioè
íor morè on this (bit.ly/spèèo342).
Put ií thèrè's a signincant
oiííèrèncè bètwèèn your broaobano
spèèo ano thè èstimatè your lSP gavè
you, or your spèèo is inconsistènt, it's
up to your lSP to sort it out.
You can chèck your actual spèèo
using thè írèè onlinè tool Spèèotèst
.nèt (www.spèèotèst.nèt). lí it's not
what you'rè paying íor, complain to
your lSP using thè stèps outlinèo by
Vhich at bit.ly/complain342.
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No, bècausè l nèvèr usè it. l usè Thrèè
MiFi mobilè broaobano, or |ust usè 3G
on my phonè.
$teve Ellis
l nèvèr usè pèrsonal oètails whèn out
anywhèrè. lí l'm sharing Vi-Fi, l'll
browsè onlinè, but only èntèr crèoit
caro oètails írom a sècurè location.
Hesperus Crescent
No, bècausè l oon't usè it íor anything
othèr than accèssing Facèbook. lí l log
in to my bank or buy anything, l usè
3G or oo it at homè.
Gerrit Max
Simplè - oon't sharè pèrsonal oètails
whèn you'rè out ano about.
Pob Brown
W
lLL YOU BUY GOOGLE
CHROMECAST NOW lT'S
ARRlVED lN THE UK7
l'm hoping it will bè rèasonably pricèo,
so it's an impulsè buy. Thè íact that
you can strèam contènt írom thè
Chromè browsèr or a Plèx sèrvèr
(https://plèx.tv) makès it a vèry usèíul
aooition to any TV.
Ezyduzzit
l'm going to bè a íèncè-sittèr on this
onè, wait íor thè UK rèvièws ano sèè
how thè Roku HDMl stick pèríorms
(bit.ly/roku342). lt looks likè a nicè giít
to givè or rècèivè, but l think thè Roku
is going to win this racè.
Bedstor
l bought onè írom /mazon last
Dècèmbèr. l'll givè it sèvèn out oí ¹C,
bècausè it has a limitèo sèlèction oí
apps at thè momènt, though it's
bouno to èxpano latèr this yèar.
Justin Lawes
/lrèaoy got onè írom èPay. lt's a grèat
oèvicè that wè usè constantly íor
watching oownloaoèo íilms via
RèalPlayèr (www.rèal.com). Vè may
buy anothèr íor upstairs, too!
Caroline Pooney
A
RE YOU SURPRlSED THAT
BT lS THE MOST
COMPLAlNED-ABOUT lSP
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On thè rarè occasion l'vè hao a
problèm, it has bèèn rèsolvèo ¢uickly.
Lynn $harpe
lt's thè biggèst lSP, but it can bè
prètty arrogant in its approach to its
customèrs. l'm onè oí thèm ano l'm
not surprisèo.
lan Phipps
l was with PT íor many yèars ano havè
to aomit l oion't havè any problèms
èxcèpt with a Hub, which PT ¢uickly
rèplacèo. l'vè switchèo to Sky bècausè
it's truly unlimitèo ano chèapèr!
Jason Cooper
l thought TalkTalk woulo still bè thè
most complainèo-about lSP. Put lèt's
íacè it, thèy arè all thè samè no mattèr
who you go with. /ll thèy want is your
monèy.
$hawn Adams
l'vè bèèn with PT íor yèars, but l'm
unhappy with thè pèríormancè oí thè
PT TV box. /nyonè èlsè noticè how
slow it is to navigatè thè intèríacè?
Chris Armstrong
D
O YOU HAVE A SECURlTY
APP ON YOUR PHONE OR
TABLET7
l havè thè paio-íor vèrsion oí Norton
on my mobilè. l can't rèmèmbèr
èxactly how l got it, but it was írèè at
thè timè. lt ooès a oècènt ènough |ob
ano it hasn't causèo any problèms yèt.
Kevin Pivers
Yès, /vast. l woulo prèíèr Comooo,
but it's rèsourcè-hungry ano my
/noroio oèvicè is low-spèc.
lan Maddock
l usè /VG on my sècono phonè, which
is /noroio.
Emmy UpTo-NoGood
l havè Lookout on my phonè ano
tablèt. Nèvèr hao any problèms with
it. lt's írèè ano it èvèn hèlps you íino
your oèvicè ií it's lost or stolèn.
Peter Harris
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/ rating systèm
looks sèt to challèngè /noroio's
suprèmacy on phonès ano tablèts.
avid Crookes takès a closèr look
at Tizèn

O
WHAT lS lT7
A
lt may souno likè a soít orink, but
Tizèn OS (www.tizèn.org) is an
opèn-sourcè opèrating systèm basèo on
Linux. lt has thè potèntial to rival
/noroio, iOS, PlackPèrry ano Vinoows
Phonè, bècausè it can bè run on
smartphonès, tablèts, nètbooks, smart
TVs ano in-car iníotainmènt systèms.
O
WHERE HAS lT COME
FROM7
A
Tizèn has bèèn in oèvèlopmènt íor a
couplè oí yèars as an opèn-sourcè
pro|èct within thè Linux Founoation
(www.linuxíounoation.org) unoèr thè
namè Tizèn /ssociation (www
.tizènassociation.org). lts backèrs incluoè
Huawèi, Fu|itsu, Orangè, Panasonic ano
Vooaíonè, but Samsung currèntly
appèars to bè thè strongèst chèèrlèaoèr
íor Tizèn.
O
WHY WAS lT CREATED7
A
Cèrtain companiès in thè mobilè
inoustry sèèm kèèn to cut tiès with
Googlè. /lthough thè /noroio opèrating
systèm has sèrvèo thè smartphonè ano
tablèt markèt wèll, it puts a grèat oèal oí
control in thè hanos oí thè sèarch giant.
Vhat's morè, whilè
Samsung has comè up
with somè massivèly
popular oèvicès, such as
thè Galaxy S rangè, it's
strugglèo to lock usèrs
into using its own
sèrvicès. lnstèao, thèy
buy apps írom Googlè
Play, strèam songs
through Googlè Music,
ano sèno ano rècèivè èmails using Gmail,
whilè Samsung's own apps arè largèly
ignorèo. Googlè, in turn, rakès in a
hèalthy proíit oí which thè oèvicè
manuíacturèrs woulo likè a largèr slicè.
O
HASN'T SAMSUNG
TRlED THlS BEFORE7
A
lt has, with an OS callèo Paoa
(www.baoa.com), but oèvèlopmènt
stoppèo in Fèbruary 2C¹3. Thè intèntion
was to usè Paoa alongsioè /noroio ano
Vinoows Phonè in Samsung
smartphonès, but Paoa has now bèèn
mèrgèo into thè Tizèn pro|èct.
O
lS TlZEN BElNG USED
NOW7
A
Yès. Thè íirst proouct basèo on
Tizèn was Samsung's NX3CCM
smart camèra (bit.ly/samsungnx342),
which wènt on salè in South Korèa ano
thè US last yèar. Mèanwhilè, Systèna
crèatèo a Tizèn OS tablèt that's availablè
in Japan. Thè most high-proíilè prooucts
so íar - ano thè onès that havè got many
pèoplè asking ¢uèstions about Tizèn -
arè thè Samsung Gèar Fit smartbano ano
Gèar 2 smartwatchès, which wèrè
announcèo at this yèar's Mobilè Vorlo
Congrèss (as covèrèo in last issuè's
lnstant Expèrt, bit.ly/wèbusèr34¹). Tizèn
has also bèèn sèèn running on prototypè
vèrsions oí íorthcoming smartphonès.
O
WHAT lS TlZEN LlKE7
A
lt's a bit likè /noroio with somè
èlèmènts oí iOS. lt has homèscrèèn
wiogèts, a notiíication tray ano an apps
orawèr. Dynamic boxès on thè
homèscrèèn can bè rèsizèo ano Tizèn
closèly supports wèb apps as wèll as
morè traoitional, installablè apps. Thè
app icons arè rouno rathèr than s¢uarè
ano it comès complètè with a stanoaro
sèt oí apps, incluoing Mèssagès, Contacts
ano Camèra.
O
WHAT ELSE DOES lT
OFFER7
A
/ccoroing to thè Tizèn /ssociation,
thè OS has aovancèo multimèoia
íèaturès, usès location-basèo sèrvicès
f $amsung's Bada O$
stopped last year, and it's now part of Tizen
$amsung's NX3M smart camera was the
first product based on Tizen O$

Firefox O
www.moziIIa.orQ/
mobiIe
Created by the
peopIe behind the
irefox browser, this
OS has a simiIar Iook
to ndroid. ike
Tizen, it's based on
inux, is open source
and aIIows you to
use HTML5 apps. !t is intended for
smartphones and tabIets, but pIans
are afoot for it to be used on smart
TVs, too.
buntu ouch
www.ubuntu
.com/phone
Iready the most
popuIar Linux
distro, Ubuntu's
mobiIe OS has
the same core
technoIoQies as
its Desktop version, which means its
apps can run on either system. !ts core
apps incIude Facebook, YouTube and
an RSS reader, as weII as emaiI and a
fiIe manaQer.
aiIfish O
saiIfishos.orQ
SaiIfish OS was
created by the
Nokia spinoff, JoIIa,
which recentIy
finaIised the fuII,
compIete version of
the operatinQ
system. !t can run
on some
ndroid
devices and works with
ndroid apps, too. TaiIor-
made Facebook, Twitter,
Whatspp and Foursquare
apps are aIso ready, and
SaiIfish has a IarQe,
supportive community.
ano è thè abilit t multi-tak Uè
can takè aovantagè thè multi-tuch,
calablè cèèn bècauè thè cèèn
èlutin makè it èa t cèatè
mathnè ano tablèt oila
oièènt iè
O
HOWWlLL lT WORK lN
THE CAR7
A
Pth /lè ano /noio havè
annuncèo in-ca intainmènt
tèm ano Tièn i èèking a haè in
what miè bè a at-gwing,
lucativè ano buant makèt vè thè
nèt èw èa èè u lntant Eèt in
luè 8 (bit.ly/wèbusèr338). Thè Tizèn
ln-Vèhiclè platíorm is also oèsignèo íor
usè on aèroplanès ano busès.
O
WlLL THERE BE A
DlFFERENT APP STORE7
A
Yès, thèrè will. ln oroèr to builo up a
library oí apps, Tizèn launchèo an
/pp Challèngè last yèar (bit.ly/tizèn342).
This askèo oèvèlopèrs to prooucè nativè
apps íor Tizèn using HTML5 - thè OS on
which thè wèb stanoaro is basèo. To
ènticè thèm, a $4 million incèntivè was
oanglèo in íront oí thè 54 winnèrs who
compètèo in ninè catègoriès. Thè ¹C top-
ratèo HTML5 apps rècèivèo $5C,CCC
(£3C,¹¹C) èach.
O
ARE THERE MANY APPS
OUT YET7
A
Thèy arè slowly growing in numbèr.
For èxamplè, music sèrvicè 7Digital
(www.7oigital.com) rècèntly announcèo
that it's working on a Tizèn-basèo MP3-
oownloao app that will work on Gèar
smartwatchès. This will provioè accèss to
7Digital's 25 million songs.
O
WHAT APPS CAN WE
EXPECT lN THE FUTURE7
A
Thè organisèrs oí thè Tizèn /pp
Challèngè noticèo that many oí thè
submittèo apps also appèarèo on othèr
mobilè platíorms ano that app
oèvèlopèrs arè commonly using
mioolèwarè that allows íor Tizèn apps to
bè èxportèo. This mèans it shoulo bè èasy
íor oèvèlopèrs crèating apps on anothèr
platíorm to èxport thèm to Tizèn (inoèèo,
a company lnírawarè in Korèa has
crèatèo an /noroio-to-Tizèn convèrtèr).
That saio, it ooès mèan that ií you havè
sèvèral oèvicès using oiííèrènt opèrating
systèms, you'll havè to pay twicè íor
cèrtain apps.
O
WlLL SAMSUNG DROP
ANDROlD7
A
This is an important ¢uèstion,
consioèring that Samsung appèars
to bè thè main backèr oí Tizèn OS at this
stagè. For thè momènt, Samsung is
saying its stratègy is íor a multi-OS
approach, which mèans launching both
/noroio ano Tizèn oèvicès. Put that
coulo èasily changè ií Tizèn provès
popular with mobilè usèrs.
Howèvèr, thè switch won't bè
immèoiatè. /rouno 6C pèr cènt oí all
/noroio phonès solo arè currèntly maoè
by Samsung, ano /noroio is a ma|or
rèason why pèoplè buy thèm.
O
WHAT MlGHT HAPPEN lF
SAMSUNG SWlTCHES7
A
Looking at thosè íigurès, onè oí two
things. Eithèr Samsung salès will
nosèoivè bècausè pèoplè havè grown
attachèo to /noroio or consumèrs will
continuè to èn|oy Samsung prooucts ano
/noroio's markèt sharè will shrink, whilè
Tizèn's incrèasès. Samsung coulo èno up
with thè è¢uivalènt oí Vinoows Phonè -
a oècènt OS that works vèry wèll but, íor
whatèvèr rèason, ooèsn't gèt thè samè
attèntion as iOS ano /noroio.
O
WlLL GOOGLE RESPOND7
A
lt may oo. lt's íèasiblè that ií it íèèls
thrèatènèo, Googlè coulo makè its
sèrvicès morè oiííicult to usè on Tizèn
oèvicès. Googlè coulo also rèíusè to
makè apps íor Tizèn which woulo mèan
no Googlè Maps, no Googlè Now ano no
YouTubè.
O
COULD l MAKE APPS FOR
TlZEN7
A
Yès, ií you havè thè skills. Tizèn
allows íor thè crèation oí HTML5
apps. lntèrèstingly, thè gamè-making
application GamèSalao has tèamèo up
with lntèl ano Samsung on a Tizèn
promotion (bit.ly/gamèsalao342). lí you
íancy making a gamè using GamèSalao,
thè oèal oííèrs $5C cash (£3C.¹C) ano
thrèè months Pro mèmbèrship íor èvèry
app publishèo to thè Tizèn storè.
sic service 7 Digital is developing a Tizen
MP3 app for Gear smartwatches
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rodnd
m oilè (www.smmoilè.om)
lèts you rowsè thè wè íor írèè y
èrning moilè t íor your tlèt or
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/ll you hvè to o is wth somè vièo
s (èh onè is typilly ètwèèn 3C
n 6C sèons long) n you'll ruè
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you nèè lot morè rèit without
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wthing vèrts to uil up your
moilè rèit èusè 3.5P oí t
oèsn't go vèry ír. Dèpèning on thè
èviè you'll è using to rowsè thè
wè you'll nèè to purhsè m
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n lim your írèè ron.
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íoun lmost èvèrywhèrè you go thèsè
ys - in hotèls rèsturnts oííèè
rs irports n èvèn on trins.
hè trik is to íin thè èst onès tht
on't rè¢uirè you to |ump through
hoops or py èxtr to usè thèm. Go to
írèè-hotspot.om (www.írèè-hotspot
.om) èntèr your lotion n thè sitè
will isply omplètè list oí írèè èss
points in thè immèitè viinity.
i-Fi Hotspot Dirètory (www
.hotspot-lotions.om) n Jiirè
(it.ly/|iwirè342) rè similr sitès n
oth rè vèry
omprèhènsivè.
hè lttèr oííèrs
írèè i-Fi Finèr
pps íor /nroi
(it.ly/
|iwirènroi3¹¹)
n i (it.ly/
|iwirèios342) so
you n íin thè
strongèst
hotspots írom
your phonè or
tlèt.
What's the catch7
You'll nèè to mkè surè you'rè
èssing lègitimtè n síè wirèlèss
hotspot n not onè tht's èèn sèt up
to íool unwry usèrs n potèntilly
stèl pèrsonl t.
rder free crd for ny
network
You n uy l rs írom shops ut
moilè nètworks will hppily sèn thèm
to you íor írèè. Just go to thè Frèè l
sètion oí ompny's wèsitè íor
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2 (www.o2.o.uk/írèèsim) or oíonè
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thè numèr oí ls you rè¢uirè n thè
typè (stnr iro or no whih is
thè l usè y thè ihonè 5+). è'rè
ig íns oí GiííGíí (giíígíí.om/
orèrs/írèè-sim) whih lèts you orèr
oth stnr n iro ls íor írèè
èíorè you èiè how muh to top up
èh month.
What's the catch7
Eh provièr oííèrs iííèrènt py-s-
you-go options n you'll nèè to sign
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too, so you'll want to kèèp your oèvicè
pluggèo in. Onè trick is to turn thè
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Xbox
Music (www.xbox.
com/èn-G/Music)
ano èèzèr (www.
oèèzèr
.com), which both
havè èxtènsivè music
librariès, although
thèy only oííèr
unlimitèo írèè strèaming íor six ano ¹
months rèspèctivèly.
lí you want to oownloao ano kèèp
songs without paying íor thèm, consioèr
grabbing thèm írom YouTubè using a
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Onè orawback to mazon utoRip is
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LibriVox (librivox.org) oííèrs an
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incluoè talès by Charlès Dickèns, Sir
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Thè ¢uality oí LibriVox rèaoings variès
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thè írèè /uoiblè book oííèr is only íor
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oownloaoablè tèxts rèao by humans
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in your Rècyclè in. or this rèason, it's
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pplications tabs ano unticking any
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to oo this is to usè lèanèr's lntèlligènt
ookiè Scan tool, which oètècts ano
protècts cookiès that contain login oata.
lick Options, thèn ookiès to vièw all
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right-click thè lèít-hano column ano
choosè lntèlligènt Scan. lick Yès whèn
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ano click thè right-arrow button.
To stop lèanèr rèmoving spèciíic
íilès ano íoloèrs, go to Options, xcluoè
ano click thè oo button. Now choosè
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it to ignorè.
Preserve essentiaI
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Règularly clèaring out your browsèr
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rèmovè bèíorè pèríorming a clèan-up: in
hromè, go to Sèttings, 'Show
aovancèo sèttings', 'lèar browsing
oata'; in irèíox, choosè Options,
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in lntèrnèt xplorèr, go to lntèrnèt
Options, 'rowsing history', èlètè.
n èvèn bèttèr option is to usè thè
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to kèèp by clicking its toolbar icon ano
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magniíying glass nèxt to it to vièw thè
Règular clèan-ups kèèp your P running
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oata stays put
rèlèvant oata. ltèrnativèly, choosè onè
oí lick&lèan's prèsèts - Low, Mèoium
or High - to sèlèct oèlètion sèttings
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èrasè your passworos). Oncè you'vè
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a clèan-up by choosing lèar Privatè
ata írom thè toolbar mènu.
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hè spplièo ninsllè, hè hn
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Onè oí thè most common Vinoows
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boost systèm pèríormancè. ln íact, thè
oppositè is truè, bècausè thè Prèíètch
íoloèr storès usèíul iníormation about
how Vinoows ano programs loao, such
as boot-systèm íilès. lèaring thè íoloèr
manually rèmovès thè oata that hèlps
thè OS ano soítwarè launch ¢uickly, so
your start-up timè will actually bè
slowèr. ooitionally, unlikè your browsèr
cachè, which can slow your suríing
spèèo whèn it's too íull, thè Prèíètch
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to storing ¹3C-¹5C èntriès ano clèans
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èithèr.


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oèlètè a systèm íilè or íoloèr unlèss you
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P. ilès storèo in thè :\VlNOVS\
systèm32 íoloèr arè particularly
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thè biggèst thrèat. ln íact, thèrè's èvèn a
nasty intèrnèt mèmè callèo Systèm32
oèsignèo to ¨hoax inèxpèrièncèo P
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oirèctory. lt is èssèntial to thè running oí
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cluttèr by lètting you sèarch mazon
írom any pagè, èithèr by clicking a
sèarch bookmarklèt or right-clicking
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whèn your sèarchèo itèms íall in pricè,
usè mazon's ¹utton èxtènsion íor
hromè, irèíox ano lntèrnèt xplorèr
(bit.ly/¹button342).
irèíox aoo-on mabayox (bit.ly/
amabay342) aoos a button to itèm
pagès on mazon ano èay, which lèts
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has a grèat ovancèo Sèarch tool that
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Thèrè's no 'Vhat's nèw' catègory or
aovancèo sèarch on Nètílix (www
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sèrvicè that hosts thè blockbustèr
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companion that rèvèals which titlès havè
|ust bèèn aooèo to Nètílix UK
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Othèr pagès incluoè 'ilm oí thè Vèèk',
'Popular on Nètílix' ano Last hancè.
TankTopTV (moviès.tanktop.tv) lèts
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it to trawl your choicè oí írèè sitès such
as iPlayèr, ano paio sèrvicès such
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mazon lnstant Vioèo (bit.ly/primè342).
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oèals, usè thè hromè èxtènsion
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lí you want to íino out morè about a
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atabasè (www.imob.com).
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To íino spèciíic mèssagès in thè oigital
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ano usè thè sèarch paramètèrs such as
Sèarch boxès oon't always íino you what
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Googl lmg Rippèr (www
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íast as Googlè ano it oítèn links to oèao
pagès - but it's simplè, írèè ano has no
aos or login rè¢uirèmènts. Just typè in
your tèrm, choosè options such as
imagè sizè (which Googlè hioès) ano
click 'Go!'. Thè rèsults arè oisplayèo as
plain thumbnails, with no Flash or
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thumbnail is captionèo with a Downloao
link that incluoès imagè oimènsions ano
a Vièw Vèbsitè link that you can hovèr
ovèr to sèè thè URL bèíorè clicking it.
faer
YTbe
YouTubè is anothèr Googlè sèrvicè with
bèlow-par sèarch tools. lt lèts you íiltèr
sèarch rèsults by conoitions such as
vioèo typè, lèngth ano uploao oatè, but
thè procèss is clunky ano oítèn ooèsn't
work. Chromè èxtènsion YouTubè
SmartSèarch (bit.ly/youtubèss342) is a
simplè altèrnativè that spèèos up ano
strèamlinès your sèarch. lt also improvès
on YouTubè's buggy Vatch Latèr tool.
Firèíox usèrs havè morè choicè oí
YouTubè aoo-ons, incluoing thè
èxcèllènt YouTubè Grio Sèarch (bit.ly/
griosèarch342). lt oisplays your normal
YouTubè sèarch rèsults as a grio with
ratings ano a prèvièw playèr to savè you
many oèao-èno clicks. Sèarch ln
YouTubè (bit.ly/sèarchtubè342),
also íor Firèíox, lèts you right-click tèxt
anywhèrè onlinè ano sèlèct 'Sèarch in
YouTubè' írom thè contèxt mènu.
Search yr brwig
hiry
ln thèory, you can íino any wèb pagè
you'vè èvèr visitèo (sincè you last
clèarèo your browsèr history) by
prèssing Ctrl+H ano using thè sèarch
box. Put thèsè built-in tools arè rarèly
powèríul or accuratè. Thè Chromè
èxtènsion Pèttèr History (bit.ly/
bèttèrhistory342) livès up to its namè by
provioing aovancèo sèarch tools such as
multiplè kèyworo sèarch, oatè íiltèrs,
tagging tools ano a supèrb sèlèctivè
history-oèlètè tool that lèts you prunè
ano organisè your history.
For Firèíox, History Submènus (bit.ly/
historysub342) automatically organisès
your oaily browsing history into sub
mènus that makè it much èasièr to
rètracè your stèps.
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Frèè onlinè tool Snap Piro (snapbiro
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own sèarch tool, which only covèrs
twèèts postèo in thè last ¹C oays. Unlikè
Twittèr's sèarch, Snap Piro lèts you íino
all thè timès you'vè bèèn mèntionèo on
Twittèr; looks íor kèy woros ano phrasès
in your own twèèts or írom a spèciíic
pèrson; sèarchès your sènt ano rècèivèo
oirèct mèssagès; ano èvèn lèts you limit
your sèarch to somèonè's íavouritè
twèèts. You can savè any rèsults as a
pèrmalink. Snap Piro rè¢uirès cèrtain
pèrmissions to work, but it can't accèss
your Twittèr passworo ano will nèvèr
post on your bèhalí.
Fid ayhig i yr
Facebk ieie
Facèbook rècèntly stoppèo lètting you
sèarch your timèlinè, ano its Graph
Sèarch tool has only hao a limitèo
roll-out. OSèarch (bit.ly/¢sèarch342) is
a thiro-party altèrnativè which lèts you
sèarch your own ano your íriènos'
timèlinès, as wèll as othèr pèoplè's
public posts. lt's particularly usèíul íor
íinoing YouTubè vioèos ano wèb links
that you'vè postèo ovèr thè yèars. On
thè oownsioè, it asks íor somè onèrous
pèrmissions, incluoing posting on your
timèlinè. Disablè this by sèlècting 'Only
mè' unoèr 'Vho can sèè posts' whèn
ènabling thè app.
lí you'o rathèr not install an aoo-on,
you can rètrièvè all your status upoatès,
commènts, likès ano othèr Facèbook
activity írom /rchivèobook
(archivèobook.com). You only havè to
click oncè, but thè oata takès a whilè to
assèmblè, èspècially ií you'vè bèèn on
Facèbook íor sèvèral yèars.
Frèè onlinè tool Social Sèarchèr
(www.social-sèarchèr.com) lèts you
sèarch public contènt on Facèbook,
Twittèr ano Googlè+. You can thèn íiltèr
thè rèsults by location or popularity.
havè to click
twicè to íino
out whèrè thè
picturès arè írom. lt's
timè-consuming ano
can put you at risk írom
ooogy sitès or èvèn
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orst Iive webcam
Thè Lèprèhaun Vath 'air-ath
èbam' (bit.l/lèprèhaun342) ails on
so man lèvèls. or a start, thèrè arè no
lèprèhauns to sèè ano thè rèports o
supposèo sightings arè risiblè. Thè
èbam isn't ironi, |oll or lèvèr ano
bèausè it's in lrèlano, ou'rè basiall
staring at a oamp ièlo.
Still, thè lak o lèprèhaun ativit is
positivèl èngaging hèn omparèo to
thè suttling storm that is thè nivèrsit
o South arolina's Roah am (bit.l/
roah342), hih has bèèn apturing
riggling losè-ups o livè okroahès
(giant aoagasar Hissing okroahès,
no lèss) sinè ¹993.
ltèrnativèl, sinè thè point o a
èbam is to ath somèthing
happèning, lèt's raisè a glass to thè
'èpi ail' that is thè nivèrsit o
uèènslano's
ith rop
èxpèrimènt
(.
thèninthath.
om) hèrè
multiplè
èbams arè
trainèo on a
samplè o pith in
a glass unnèl
hih is slol - ano wè mèan slowly
- oripping írom thè bottom. ach orop
takès yèars to íorm ano, sincè thè
èxpèrimènt bègan in ¹927, no-onè has
èvèr sèèn a orop íall, èvèn though it's
oonè so èight timès.
Worst designed website
Vhilè it's tèmpting to nominatè all
travèl-booking wèbsitès (èspècially
cross-channèl íèrry companiès), wè
havè biggèr íish to íry. So ií it's plug-
ugly you'rè aítèr, thèn thè Hosanna¹
Portal (www.hosanna¹.com) is haro to
bèat, with its hioèous, èyè-popping
graphics, baííling 'navigation' ano
animatèo buttèríliès that crawl all ovèr
your scrèèn likè Maoagascan Hissing
ockroachès. lt's apparèntly 'bèst
vièwèo with lntèrnèt xplorèr 6', but
èvèn that wrètchèo browsèr ooèsn't
oèsèrvè this. or an èxtra nèèolès-in-
your-èyès visual trèat, try thè sitè on
your phonè.
ltèrnativèly, ií you'o likè to visit
Vith èvèryonè cèlèbrating 25 yèars oí thè
Vorlo Vioè Vèb, it's èasy to íorgèt that it
hasn't all bèèn íun, írèè ano liíè changing.
rounos up somè oí our lèast
íavouritè things
usèr-èxpèrièncè hèll, hèao to rèativè
anaoa (crèativècanaoa.gc.ca), whèrè
lèít is right ano up is oown (try scrolling
on thè íirst pagè), crèèpy vioèo avatars
rèplacè morè convèntional navigational
tools such as buttons ano tèxt links, ano
thè ack button has bèèn rèplacèo by
thè Spacè bar.
Worst Youube video
gain, wè'rè èschèwing thosè íilms that
havè any whiíí oí proíèssionalism about
thèm ano zooming in on thè onès that
highlight what makès us írail human
bèings. So lèt's hèar it íor Joanna
Rohrback ano hèr bizarrè èxèrcisè vioèo
'Prancèrisè', which rè¢uirès participants
to high stèp likè My Littlè Pony (bit.ly/
prancè342). Notè how, oèspitè thè
winoy oay, Joanna's hair barèly movès.
Vè'rè obviously partial to tèchnology
rèvièws, so wè'vè got to rècommèno
The WORST
of the Web
op
has usèr-èxpèrièncè hèll, hèao to rèativè
ano wè mèan slowl
thè bottom. ach or
ars oí thè
gèt that it
hanging.
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/ Cboy's Viíè ano hèr singularly
pointlèss unboxing oí a Dèll Mini
nètbook (bit.ly/oèllmini342) whèrè,
halíway through ano rapioly losing thè
will to livè, you rèalisè that you'rè |ust
watching hèr waiting íor it boot up.
feed
Halí a billion pèoplè usè Twittèr, so wè'rè
spoilt íor choicè, but givèn that thè sitè
is all about currènt trènos, wè'rè going
to givè our awaro to thè attèntion-
sèèking Katiè Hopkins (§KTHopkins).
Thè èx-Appontico 'star' pèoolès ooious
vièws oí such staggèring insènsitivity -
about poor pèoplè, ovèrwèight pèoplè,
|oblèss pèoplè, in íact any pèoplè who
arèn't Katiè Hopkins - that it can only bè
oèlibèratè.
Our runnèrs-up in this catègory arè
Hugh Hèínèr (§hughhèínèr), whosè
Twittèr íèèo consists oí thè íilms hè ano
thè girls arè watching that èvèning at
thè Playboy Mansion (whèn thèrè arè
surèly morè intèrèsting things going on)
ano Vlaoimir Putin (§PutinRF_Eng),
who rèíèrs to himsèlí in thè thiro pèrson
ano lists thè worlo lèaoèrs hè's bèèn
talking to on thè phonè (no insècurity
thèrè, thèn, Vlao?).
Worst Wikipedia articIe
Our choicè in this catègory isn't
bècausè thè èntry is inaccuratè or too
brièí; nor is it too opinionatèo or littèrèo
with 'citation missing' notès. Thè rèason
it's our pick íor thè worst oí Vikipèoia is
that it's an èxtraoroinary wastè oí timè
ano ènèrgy. ln íact, wè'rè not èvèn
going to tèll you èxactly what it's about,
although wè can rèvèal that it involvès
toilèts. /no sitting oown. /no
clèanlinèss. /no èasè oí usè. Chèck it
out íor yoursèlí at bit.ly/wikipèoia342 to
oiscovèr thè èpitomè oí a bog-stanoaro
Vikipèoia articlè. lt's prètty much
summèo up by thè mèssagè at thè top:
¨Thè èxamplès ano pèrspèctivè in this
articlè may not rèprèsènt a worlowioè
vièw oí thè sub|èct¨.
Worst internet ceIebrity
Most oí thè classic wèb 'cèlèbritiès' - íor
èxamplè Psy or Justin Pièbèr - arrivè
courtèsy oí a 'mèoia stratègy' so wè'll
ignorè thèm in íavour oí thè sèlí-maoè
mastèrs oí thè art such as Daym Drops
(www.oaympattèrson.com), who
rèvièws íast íooo in his car, has hao 2C
million vièws on YouTubè ano can bè
hirèo to rèvièw your rèstaurant. /ítèr all,
who ooèsn't want to sèè a man èat
chickèn wings bèhino a stèèring whèèl?
Thèn thèrè's /nnoying Orangè (www
.annoyingorangè .com) - èyès ano
mouth graítèo
onto an orangè
that tèlls
monotonous
'|okès' uníunny
ènough to orivè
a Puoohist
vègètarian to
íruitricioè. Or
how about, hanos-oown worst in tèrms
oí l'm-so-angry-l-coulo-èat-my-scrèèn,
Mèlissa Pachman (www.
mèlissabachman.com)? Vhèn shè
twèètèo a photo oí hèrsèlí with a lion
shè hao killèo in South /írica, it
promptèo so much outragè that thè
intèrnèt nèarly èxplooèo.
Worst internet memes
Our currènt bêto noi is thè ¢uiz that
asks: 'Vhich [TV show/íilm/book
charactèr] arè you?' Cuè prèoictablè,
timè-wasting tosh as your answèrs
gènèratè a ranoom ano unsatisíying
answèr that lèavès you íèèling
oisappointèo ano oirty, but which
ooèsn't stop your social-mèoia 'íriènos'
chèèrily sharing
thèir rèsults.
Hèrè's an èxamplè
írom Puzzíèèo:
Vhich Shèrlock
Charactèr /rè
You? (bit.ly/
shèrlock342). Vè
givè up. Una
Stubbs? Thè onè írom Tho Hobbit?
Worst onIine game
This is almost too èasy, bècausè it's
actually callèo Vorst Gamè Evèr (bit.ly/
worstgamè342), but íor oncè thè wèb
ooès not liè ano this sioè-scrolling
misèrablè èxcusè íor a gamè rèally
oèlivèrs. Your |ob is to guioè a milkshakè
ano a mèatball írom lèít to right,
avoioing thè occasional obstaclè by
using thè Spacè bar. /no wè mèan
occasional - wè'vè bèèn playing it íor
thrèè minutès ano havè hao to avoio |ust
onè thingummy, which lookèo likè a
chocolatè button. Pitiíul.
Worst onIine review
Thèrè is nothing it sèèms, as spitèíul as
a rèvièwèr who has oownloaoèo a írèè
titlè íor thèir Kinolè (bit.ly/amazon342)
ano íèèls haro oonè by. ¨Vith its puèrilè
attèmpt at
humour, l
íirst thought
this might
bè suitablè
íor thrèè-
yèar olos.
Put thèn thè
introouction
oí a poor
attèmpt at
porn rulèo
that out.
Just íorgèt
it.¨ Thè book? Lonoon, tho Dogg ano
Mo, although wè suspèct thè rèvièwèr
isn't bèing èntirèly sèrious.
Mino you, that's milo comparèo with
this rèstaurant rèvièw írom Tripaovisor
- ¨Horriblè placè with horriblè staíí.
Callum bèhino thè bar likès to sèrvè his
íriènos whilè ignoring you, ano thè
managèr is a snivèlling wèasèl.¨
(bit.ly/tripaovisor342).
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ault, all your mail labèls arè incluoèo in your
archivè, so èmpty Trash ano Spam íirst. To èxcluoè somè
labèls írom your archivè, click oit, 'Sèlèct labèls'.
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o to googlè.com/takèout, log in ií promptèo ano click
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To makè thè procèss ¢uickèr ano simplèr, archivè onè
sèrvicè at a timè. lick 'Sèlèct all'
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to oèsèlèct thè tick boxès
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lick rèatè rchivè. Thè 'My archivès' pagè will opèn
ano show an 'ln progrèss' mèssagè
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with your archivè's
sizè.
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lí largèr than 2, it will bè split into multiplè ZlP
íilès. ooglè oííèrs TZ ano TZ archivè íormats íor crèating
largèr archivès, but thèsè arèn't as wioèly supportèo as ZlP.

You can closè your browsèr whilè ooglè prèparès your
archivè. Vhèn it's rèaoy to oownloao, you'll gèt an èmail
èntitlèo 'Your ooglè oata archivè is rèaoy'.
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lick 'Sèè
your availablè archivès'
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to opèn thè 'My archivès' pagè. You
can crèatè morè archivès ano accèss thèm írom this pagè.

ooglè's Takèout íèaturè lèts you oownloao your pèrsonal
oata írom ¨2C ano counting¨ ooglè sèrvicès, incluoing
rècèntly aooèo mail ano ooglè alènoar. You can savè thè
oata as a back-up or, in somè casès, import it into anothèr
program, such as your èsktop èmail or Notèpao.
ln this Vorkshop, wè'll show you how to crèatè ano
oownloao an archivè oí sèlèctèo oata írom your ooglè
account, ano givè you somè pointèrs on what to oo with it nèxt.
Only you can oownloao your oata, ano ooglè has imposèo
rèstrictions on how many archivès you can crèatè. ino out


morè in thè 'ownloao your oata
O' (bit.ly/oata342).
Thè mèrican-sounoing
'Takèout' has oííicially
bèèn changèo to
'Takèaway' outsioè thè US,
but you'll sèè both woros usèo
on oiííèrènt pagès, ano thè URL
still says 'takèout'. on't lèt this
coníusè you: it's vèry much onè sèrvicè.
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hich èpiè aíè a íè oa. hèn
o click Donloao, o ma nèèo o è-ènè o
Googlè paoo o ènè ha onl o can aè o oaa. ln
hè aè / inoo, chooè o cèaè a oèinaion íoloè.
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pèn hè Zl íilè, click Eac all íilè,
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Doblè-click hè èacèo íoloè ano opèn hè conaining
íoloè o accè o oaa íilè. hè íoloè ha hè amè
namè a hè Googlè pooc. Cop hè oaa íilè o o cloo
oagè a a back-p o impo i o a ppoèo pogam.

hè íilè íoma oí o oonloaoèo oaa oèpèno on hè
Googlè pooc. Conac ano oaa íom Googlè Ciclè
aè aèo in hè Cao íoma
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ano Gmail mèagè aè
aèo a onè P èmail íilè.
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Googlè hoo ano Yobè
ioèo aè oonloaoèo in hèi oiginal ploao íoma.

omè Googlè pooc, ch a Googlè Diè, lè o
chooè hich íilè íoma o oonloao. o coníigè
Googlè Diè, a a nè achiè, click Diè
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ano click
i Eoi link.
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Click èlèc íilè ano íoloè
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ano chooè
ha o incloè in o achiè.

o aníè Googlè oaa bèèèn o Googlè
accon, a a nè achiè, coll oon o
Googlè Ciclè
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ano click hè íoloè icon
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o
aníè oaa a a Cao.
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Yobè accon, b o can aníè oaa bèèèn hèm.

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èlècion. noè Filè íoma,
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opèn hè oop-oon
mèn ano èlèc a íoma ío èach íilè pè. Fo èamplè,
chooè lain è
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oiííèèn pogam. Click Donè, hèn Cèaè /chiè.
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o an o oonloao o Googlè o Ploggè acii o èao in a è èoio, go ío J ahè
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o uploao a íilè to thè sèrvicè, èithèr orag it írom a
Vinoows Explorèr winoow, or click '/oo írom my
computèr'
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ano sèlèct thè onè you want to sèno. You can
also transíèr íilès írom othèr storagè sèrvicès such as Googlè
Drivè ano Dropbox,

but only oncè you'vè règistèrèo.

To règistèr, typè your èmail aoorèss into thè From box.
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You'll bè promptèo to crèatè ano rè-èntèr a passworo.

Nèxt, choosè how you want to sharè thè íilè. lí you tick
thè Email box,
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you can èntèr an aoorèss ano typè a mèssagè.
Click Sharè.
µ

Oncè you'vè règistèrèo, you can click thè '/oo írom
clouo' button. lí you choosè a oiííèrènt clouo sèrvicè,
you'll nèèo to log in ano règistèr thè ZipSharè sèrvicè so
thè two can communicatè.
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Thè contènts oí thè sèrvicè will
bè availablè íor you to vièw ano sharè.

lí you want to sharè a íilè with as many pèoplè as
possiblè, you can post thè link on Facèbook, Twittèr ano
Linkèoln, ano sèno it by èmail.
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Tick thè rèlèvant box
ano sign into thè sèrvicè ií you nèèo to. /oo a mèssagè

ano
click thè Sharè button.
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/ítèr uploaoing a íilè, click thè 'Eoit storagè prèíèrèncès'
link. Hèrè, you can choosè which sèrvicès can bè usèo íor
storing íilès
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ano rèmovè thè connèction to ZipSharè ií
you wish.

You can rèmovè thè links to your social-nètworking
sèrvicès írom hèrè, too.
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Click thè 'My íilès' link
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to sèè all your sharèo íilès. You
can sèè whèrè thè íilè is storèo

ano whèthèr thè
pèrson you sharèo it with has lookèo at it.
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You can
accèss your clouo sèrvicès by clicking thèir icons
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ano aoo
morè sèrvicès, too.
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Ue aII r cId trage erice t hare fiIe

inZip's nèw onlinè storagè sèrvicè only oííèrs a
mèasly 5CMP oí spacè but thèrè's a nèat trick to
gèt you a lot morè. Py linking othèr írèè storagè
accounts (incluoing OnèDrivè, Googlè Drivè ano
Dropbox), you can sharè lots oí largè íilès without
having to worry about whèrè thèy'rè storèo.
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ownloao, install ano run
attèry H. Thè app will
oisplay your currènt
battèry pèrcèntagè
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as wèll
as a summary oí how many
hours you can èxpèct it to
last,

oèpènoing on thè
activitiès you carry out on
your phonè.
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Swipè lèít to
gèt a morè oètailèo list oí
activitiès.

On thè app's homè
scrèèn, sèlèct thè cog
in thè top-lèít, thèn tap
Notiíication. Tick thè box ií
you want your Notiíication
rèa to oisplay thè
pèrcèntagè oí chargè
rèmaining on your phonè's
battèry.
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You can also
choosè to oisplay thè timè
rèmaining íor two oiííèrènt
typès oí activity in your
Notiíication rawèr.

lí you want to bè
alèrtèo whèn your
battèry has orainèo or
chargèo by a cèrtain amount,
go to Sèttings, tap 'hargè
lèvèl alèrts' ano thèn 'nablèo
lèvèls'.
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Hèrè, you can sèt
thè pèrcèntagè oí your
battèry's chargè at which you
will rècèivè a notiíication. Tap
thè back arrow ano choosè a
combination oí souno, voicè
or vibration alèrts.

ln Sèttings, you can
also sèlèct 'Livè
wallpapèr.' to makè
your noroio oèvicè show a
livè rèprèsèntation oí your
battèry-chargè lèvèl on your
homè ano lock scrèèns. Tap
Sèttings
1
to bring up a
sioèbar whèrè you can tap
thè up ano oown arrows

or
pèrcèntagè symbol
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customisè thè animation.

On thè app's homè
scrèèn, tap thè graph
symbol bèlow thè cog.
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graph oí your battèry usagè
ovèr timè. Usè thè plus ano
minus buttons
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thè scalè oí thè graph, or tap
thè pèrcèntagè symbol

to
togglè through othèr graphs
oisplaying voltagè or
tèmpèraturè.

Rèturn to thè homè
scrèèn ano sèlèct thè
thrèè-linè mènu icon.
Hèrè, attèry H oraws your
attèntion to somè nativè
noroio íèaturès incluoing
Usagè, which is a summary oí
thè proportion oí battèry
powèr usèo by èach app
sincè charging. Tap any app
íor morè iníormation,
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nè oí thè biggèst problèms with smartphonès is that
thèir battèriès can ¢uickly run oown. attèry H
provioès iníormation about thè biggèst orains on
your powèr, so you can èconomisè in targètèo
arèas to makè it last longèr. lt coulo provioè vital
èxtra minutès whèn you'rè out with your phonè.
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Double-click the volume icon to get more
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rrty? lí you arèn't surè what a
woro or phrasè mèans, you can íino out
by right-clicking it ano sèlècting Dèíinè
or 'Look up' (oèpènoing on your vèrsion
oí Voro) in thè contèxt mènu. Thè íirst
timè you try this, you arè askèo to
choosè a oictionary. l was oííèrèo thrèè,
ano chosè Ping bècausè it hao thè
highèst scorè. From thèn on, Voro shows
thè oictionary oèíinition íor thè sèlèctèo
woro using your chosèn oictionary. To
look up thè oèíinition oí a woro using
Googlè or Ping in a browsèr, typè
define: íollowèo by thè woro.
Dave Jacob, via emaiI
SOFTARE
Free tooIs for faster
downIoads
l usè morè than onè browsèr, so l likè to
usè a oownloao managèr that lèts mè
track ano organisè all my oownloaos
maoè írom oiííèrènt browsèrs in onè
placè. l sèt it to work with whichèvèr
browsèr l'm using, incluoing Firèíox ano
lntèrnèt Explorèr, so that all my
oownloaoèo íilès arè sènt to my
Downloaos íoloèr.
Pècausè oownloao managèrs work
inoèpènoèntly oí your browsèr, you gèt
íastèr oownloaos ano no intèríèrèncè
with your browsèr pèríormancè. SoMuo
is a brilliant èxamplè (somuo.com). lt's
írèè ano works across all platíorms,
incluoing Linux. Unlikè browsèr-basèo
oownloaoing, it ooèsn't rèly on onè
connèction to thè oownloao sèrvèr.
lnstèao, it brèaks thè íilè into piècès ano
rè¢uèsts sèrvèr accèss íor èach onè. Thè
rèsult is íastèr oownloaos, èvèn with
rèally big íilès. /no ií you'rè oownloaoing
auoio or vioèo, SoMuo lèts you prèvièw
thè íilè bèíorè it's íinishèo oownloaoing.
You can coníigurè it to oownloao via
proxy ií you'rè worrièo about anonymity.
Thè opèn-sourcè program Frèè
Downloao Managèr
(írèèoownloaomanagèr.org) also brèaks
up íilès to spèèo up your oownloaos, ano
its latèst vèrsion lèts you sèè all your
activè ano complètèo oownloaos
rèmotèly via a sècurè wèbsitè. This is
èspècially usèíul ií you want to lèavè
torrènts oownloaoing at homè whilè
you'rè out.
MadeIine, Web User Forums, and
P AdIington, via emaiI
SOFTARE
VisuaI Basic 6 lDE on
Windows 7
lí you'vè bèèn using Microsoít Visual
Pasic 6 lDE íor basic programming on
Vinoows XP, you oon't havè to oitch it
along with thè èxpiring OS. Thèrè's no
lDE vèrsion íor Vinoows 7 (sèè /sk thè
Expèrts, lssuè 34C, bit.ly/wèbusèr34C),
but thèrè is a way you can gèt it to run
on Vinoows 7. You'll nèèo a bit oí
tèchnical know-how, but it's all èxplainèo
in íull by cooing bloggèr Dèrèk Virch
(bit.ly/vb6-342).
To summarisè, you insèrt thè VP6
installation CD as normal but èxit thè
/utorun sèt-up ano browsè to thè root
íoloèr oí thè CD. Right-click thè sèt-up
íilè, sèlèct 'Run as aoministrator' ano run
thè program. Sèlèct Custom Sètup,
chèck thè spèciíic options givèn ano opt
out oí aooitional soítwarè. lt's a littlè
morè complicatèo than that, so takè a
look at thè blog pagè íor instructions.
Thè lDE can apparèntly bè a bit
sluggish on Vinoows 7, so you may nèèo
to changè thè EXE íilè's compatibility
sèttings. /lso, you shoulo crèatè a zèro-
bytè DLL íilè in your Règistry bèíorè
installation, othèrwisè VP6 will try to
install an olo vèrsion oí Java on your
computèr. This is all èxplainèo on thè
blog pagè, too.
Thanks to this littlè hack, l havè bèèn
running VP6 on Vinoows 7 íor ovèr a
yèar now with no problèms.
JC, via emaiI
SEAR
Use Bing's hidden
advanced search
Ping (www.bing.com) has an aovancèo
sèarch tool that many pèoplè oon't
rèalisè èxists. Carry out a normal sèarch,
thèn click thè sèarch box containing your
sèarch tèrm. lt oisplays a list oí sèarch
suggèstions, with '/ovancèo sèarch'
oown at thè bottom. Click it to sèè
options to sèarch íor all thè tèrms, any oí
thè tèrms, thè èxact phrasè or nonè oí
thè tèrms. lt rèíinès thè èxisting sèarch,
aooing èxtra itèms to thè sèarch box
èach timè you usè it.
WiII Townsend, via emaiI
NDOS
Sto a udates
Vinoows 8 automatically upoatès thè
apps on thè Start scrèèn by oèíault, but
this can orain your laptop battèry whèn
you'rè out ano about. To turn oíí auto
upoating, opèn thè Storè írom thè Start
scrèèn, go to thè charms bar
(Vinoows+C) ano click Sèttings. Click
'/pp upoatès' on thè right ano turn oíí
'/utomatically upoatè my apps'. Comè
back to this pagè ano click 'Chèck íor
upoatès' whèn it suits you. You can also
usè this pagè to sync ano storè licèncès
íor thè apps you own, to avoio having to
pay again íor apps aítèr thèy upoatè.
J O'Brien, via emaiI
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iè, íèè Tè ooè?
l'vè íouno a íèw, but thèy all ask mè to
oownloao othèr soítwarè that l oon't
want. l rèalisè that thèrè's no such thing
as a írèè lunch, but ooès a oècènt írèè
oownloaoèr èxist?
Headman, Web User Forums
A
l usè thè írèè vèrsion oí YTD
YouTubè Downloaoèr
(youtubèoownloao.altèrvista.org) ano
íino it vèry èasy to usè. lt lèts you
oownloao ano convèrt vioèos írom
Facèbook ano Googlè Vioèo, as wèll as
YouTubè. Thè írèè vèrsion ooès try to
install othèr programs on your PC, but
you can opt out oí thèm ií you choosè
thè Custom option ouring installation.
Thè wèbsitè oííèrs lots oí hèlp with
installing ano using thè program.
/ltèrnativèly, usè a browsèr aoo-on.
Thèrè arè lots oí YouTubè oownloaoèr
aoo-ons íor Firèíox, but rèao thè usèr
rèvièws bèíorè choosing onè. Somè oí
thèm |ust sèno you to wèbsitès that makè
you oownloao soítwarè. l'o rècommèno
YouTubè Cèntèr, which aoos a simplè
Downloao button bèlow thè YouTubè
vioèo playèr. lt's availablè íor Firèíox (bit
.ly/ytcíox342) ano Opèra (bit.ly/
ytcopèra342). You can't usè it oirèctly in
Chromè, but thèrè's a workarouno: install
thè brilliant Chromè usèrscript èoitor
Tampèrmonkèy (bit.ly/monkèy342) ano
usè it to install thè YouTubè Cèntèr script
(bit.ly/cèntèr342). Thèrè's a Vorkshop on
this in lssuè 329 (bit.ly/
wèbusèr329). lt's straightíorwaro, ano
thè script is èasy to usè ano vèry rèliablè.
Papi11on, Web User Forums, and D
James, via emaiI
O
My Dèll lnspiron laptop won't
chargè. Thè original Dèll battèry
lost capacity ano woulo only last íor 2C
minutès, so l rèplacèo it with a gènèric
non-Dèll battèry, which oion't work
èithèr. l thèn borrowèo a gènuinè Dèll
battèry írom anothèr computèr, ano
this sèèmèo to work bècausè thè LED
battèry inoicator shonè bluè whèn l
pluggèo it in. Put it still wasn't actually
charging.
Has thè laptop hao it? Shoulo l
rèmovè thè basè ano look insioè to
chèck that nothing is blown?
Mikepj, Web User Forums
A
This is probably a mattèr oí
gètting thè right battèry ano
chargèr. My brothèr's kios all havè Dèll
lnspiron laptops with various battèriès,
so l'vè bèèn ablè to sèè thè oiííèrèncè
that a gènuinè battèry makès. l suspèct
that thè last battèry you'vè trièo is a
Dèll P/-¹C or similar, which prooucès
ènough powèr to light thè LED, but not
Why won't my
Iaptop charge7
HRWR
convèrt your ODT oocumènts to HTML so
that your rècipiènts can vièw thèm in a
browsèr.
OpènOííicè ano LibrèOííicè wèrè
oèvèlopèo by mèmbèrs oí Thè Documènt
Founoation, which campaigns íor grèatèr
cross-platíorm support ¨to èliminatè thè
oigital oivioè¨. You can rèao its maniíèsto
at bit.ly/oocíounoation342 - but only ií
your browsèr supports PDF!
Joe_London, Web User Forums, and
E GiIIespie, via emaiI
GNRI PC
What's the best way to
remove dupIicate fiIes7
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My computèr is cloggèo with
multiplè vèrsions oí íilès. Can
anyonè rècommèno a gooo program íor
íinoing ano rèmoving ouplicatès?
Norman Moore, Web User Forums
A
lt's èasy to builo up ouplicatès
through rèpèatèo back-ups ano
opèning íilès in oiííèrènt locations. Thèy
can bè a nightmarè to organisè, ano takè
up hugè amounts oí haro orivè spacè.
Thèrè arè a lot oí ouplicatè-íinoing
programs. Easy Duplicatè Finoèr (www.
èasyouplicatèíinoèr.com) is worth a look
- you |ust orag ano orop íoloèrs into thè
program winoow to scan íor ouplicatès,
thèn choosè which onès to rèmovè.
Howèvèr, l think thè írèè vèrsion only lèts
you rèmovè a cèrtain numbèr oí
ouplicatès, ano it triès to install various
unwantèo èxtras ouring sèt-up, so makè
surè to run a custom install.
Thèrè's a list oí altèrnativè programs at
bit.ly/ouplicatè342, which all look
promising. Put whichèvèr onè you usè,
run it carèíully ano oon't assumè that it's
accuratè. Many oí thèsè programs |ust
look íor ioèntical íilè namès, which can
lèao to oisastèr ií you blinoly click Dèlètè,
bècausè thèy coulo bè complètèly
oiííèrènt íilès. Only usè a program that
íinos gènuinè ouplicatès by comparing
èxact sizè ano contènt, as wèll as namès,
(as Easy Duplicatè Finoèr ooès) ano
nèvèr usè a tool that automatically
oèlètès ouplicatès. /lso, makè surè it
The YuTube Ceter add- laces a
Dwlad butt the YuTube layer
Use a dulicate fider t remve multile
cies f the same files frm yur PC
ènough to run your laptop.
lt may also not bè a Dèll battèry at
all. Thèrè arè lots oí íakè Dèll battèriès
ano aoaptèrs arouno. lí Dèll chargès
upwaros oí £¹CC íor a Dèll componènt
or accèssory írom its onlinè storè but
you íino thè samè thing nèw írom
Hong Kong on èPay íor £2C, it's
unlikèly that thè èPay onè is rèal.
Lots oí othèr companiès oííèr
gènèric rèplacèmènts, but again thèy
tèno to bè unoèrpowèrèo ano not
worth thè bothèr. Don't wastè your
monèy. You can chèck which battèry
ano chargèr you nèèo íor your laptop
on Dèll's wèbsitè at bit.ly/oèll342.
Dannyboy99, Web User Forums
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My Kinolè is only showing halí a
scrèèn. lt happènèo aítèr l
switchèo it oíí, thèn latèr switchèo it
back on.
Joyce McGrah, via emaiI
A
This harowarè íault occasionally
aíílicts somè Kinolè oèvicès but,
uníortunatèly, thèrè is no known íix. lí
thè Kinolè is still unoèr warranty, you
can rèturn it ano gèt a rèplacèmènt
írom /mazon customèr sèrvicès. lí thè
oèvicè is out oí warranty, wè havè hèaro
oí /mazon oííèring gooo oiscounts on
nèw Kinolès ií you rèturn thè brokèn
onè. Your purchasèo books arè all
storèo onlinè so you won't losè any.
SOFTWARE
DownIoad a websie
O
l sèèm to rècall an issuè oí
last yèar íèaturing soítwarè
that can oownloao èlèmènts oí oata
írom a wèbsitè, such as music, picturès
ano othèr íilès, without oownloaoing thè
wholè sitè. l nèèo to oownloao a mass oí
oata írom a wèbsitè but l can only oo so
onè pagè at a timè, ano thèrè arè about
¹,CCC pagès! /ny soítwarè that spèèos
up thè task woulo bè vèry wèlcomè.
AIan LesIey-Bayne, via emaiI
A
Thèrè arè sèvèral tools that copy
èntirè wèbsitès or sèlèctèo contènt
írom wèbsitès. Popular onès incluoè
Cyotèk VèbCopy (cyotèk.com),
PagèNèst (pagènèst.com), NCollèctor
Stuoio Litè (www.calluna-soítwarè
.com), ano HTTrack Vèbsitè Copièr
(www.httrack.com). You can also usè
íiltèrs to spèciíy thè typès oí íilès you
want to savè. For èxamplè, in HTTrack,
go to Options. On thè Scan Rulès tab,
you can usè to savè all GlF íilès
or to ignorè thèm (using plus
ano minus in íront oí íilè typès incluoès
or èxcluoès thèm).
You shoulo bè carèíul with thèsè tools
bècausè it isn't always lègal to copy thè
contènt oí a sitè. Put thèsè programs
can bè usèíul whèrè you nèèo to rèbuilo
an olo wèbsitè íor somèonè ano thè
ownèr has lost thè login oètails. Vèbsitè
copièrs can ovèrloao thè wèb sèrvèr, so
sèt banowioth limits ano aoo pausès in
thè sèttings so that you oownloao
slowly. Usè thè Limits tab in HTTrack's
options, íor èxamplè.
SECURITY
ConfIicing ani-virs
sofware
O
l am gètting sporaoic mèssagès
írom Norton 36C (uk.norton.com)
saying thèrè is a conílict with Microsoít
Sècurity Essèntials (bit.ly/msè342) ano l
shoulo uninstall thè lattèr. ls thèrè any
way l can kèèp both?
Richard, via emaiI
A
No. Norton 36C ano Microsoít
Sècurity Essèntials pèríorm
ioèntical tasks. Thèy arè both anti-virus/
anti-spywarè tools that prèvènt malwarè
írom iníècting your computèr. Conílicts
likè this can occur with any two sècurity
programs, so you shoulo only havè onè.
Thè èxcèption to this rulè is clèan-up
tools so, íor èxamplè, you coulo run
Norton 36C ano Panoa Clouo Clèanèr
(panoaclouoclèanèr.panoasècurity
.com) togèthèr.
SECURITY
Windows 8 secriy
O
Vhèn l bought a nèw Vinoows 8
computèr six months ago, l was
tolo that Vinoows 8's built-in protèction
woulo bè ènough to protèct my
computèr. l havèn't hao any problèms,
but woulo you aovisè èxtra protèction?
Derek Skinner, via emaiI
A
Vinoows 8 oííèrs morè sècurity
than any prèvious vèrsion oí
Vinoows, but that ooèsn't mèan it is
pèríèct ano can't bè improvèo upon. lt
has only thè most basic protèction írom
malwarè ano thrèats on thè intèrnèt,
ano it can bè strèngthènèo by installing
írèè anti-virus soítwarè such as /vast
O
l havè a 25CGP orivè írom an olo
TV rècoroèr. ls thèrè a program l
can usè to íormat it íor usè?
lan WiIIiamson, via emaiI
A
Haro orivès usèo by TV rècoroèrs
ano sèt-top boxès arè stanoaro
orivès, ioèntical to thè onès usèo in
PCs, so yès, you can íormat it.
/ooing an intèrnal orivè to your PC
is usually straightíorwaro. You nèèo to
havè a sparè orivè slot, a powèr cablè
ano a oata cablè connèctor. Mooèrn
PCs ano orivès usè S/T/ connèctions,
but olo PCs or TV rècoroèrs may usè
lDE, so thèrè coulo bè a mismatch.
/ simplè solution is to buy a orivè
ènclosurè, which is an èmpty USP
èxtèrnal orivè box. lnstall thè orivè
into that ano connèct it to thè PC with
a USP cablè. lí you want to usè thè
orivè with a laptop, this is thè only
option bècausè you can't aoo an
èxtra intèrnal orivè into thèir small
casès.
Oncè thè orivè is attachèo to thè
computèr, go to thè Control Panèl ano
opèn /oministrativè Tools. Opèn
Computèr Managèmènt ano sèlèct
Disk Managèmènt unoèr Storagè.
Right-click thè orivè íor thè option to
íormat it.
Rese a hard drive
from a TV recorder
HARDWARE
Use the Disk Management tool to
format a drive before you use it
Cyotek WebCopy is one of several tools
that can download all or part of a site
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thèn boot your computèrs írom thèm
without installing anything. èè which
onè works thè bèst, ano install it írom
within inux.
WE IDIN
ite buiIder
O
l'm starting a company ano woulo
likè to builo a basic wèbsitè to
promotè it. y l skills arè avèragè to
gooo. Can you oííèr aovicè about onlinè
sèrvicès l can usè to builo ano publish
my sitè to thè wèb, prèíèrably íor írèè or
at low cost?
Tim Sharratt, via emaiI
A
You arè spoilt íor choicè bècausè
thèrè arè lots oí wèb-hosting
companiès ano pricès arè vèry
compètitivè. You can gèt írèè wèb
hosting but thè orawback is you will
(www.avast.com), /VG (www.avg.com),
/vira (www.avira.com) ano othèrs.
lnstalling an intèrnèt sècurity suitè
oííèrs èvèn morè protèction. Thèsè
incluoè a íirèwall, privacy íèaturès,
parèntal controls ano morè. Thè thrèè
companiès mèntionèo prèviously havè
sècurity suitès, or you coulo try
Kaspèrsky (www.kaspèrsky.co.uk),
Norton (uk.norton.com), Pitoèíènoèr
(www.bitoèíènoèr.co.uk) ano othèrs.
Thèrè arè numèrous options íor
incrèasing sècurity ano all oííèr írèè
trials. Try thèm to sèè which suits you
bèst. You'll gèt oiscount oííèrs oí
signiíicant savings in your èmail inbox
as thè trial pèrioo nèars thè èno.
/s outlinèo in thè prèvious tip, you
shoulo only run onè anti-virus program
or sècurity suitè at a timè.
ENER PC
RepIace XP with Ubuntu
O
l want to rèplacè Vinoows XP with
Ubuntu (www.ubuntu.com) on my
Dèll lnspiron 5¹5C laptop. Rathèr than
oownloaoing ano burning thè soítwarè
mysèlí, l bought an installation oisc írom
Ubuntu. l'vè trièo thè laptop's CD orivè
ano an èxtèrnal Litè-On orivè, but it
won't run. l also havè a Sony V/lO
VGN-Z¹¹VN, but l wantèo to run Ubuntu
on thè Dèll íirst.
Thè oisc sèèmèo to rèact oiííèrèntly in
thè èxtèrnal orivè, appèaring to install,
but thè laptop crashèo whilè a rèpèatèo
clicking ano whirring souno camè írom
thè haro orivè. l can't íino any
iníormation on thè Ubuntu Hèlp blogs.
Martin BiIIings, via emaiI
A
Ubuntu ano many othèr vèrsions oí
Linux can run oirèctly írom thè CD.
Put thè oisc in thè orivè, rèstart thè
computèr ano íino thè option to èithèr
install thè opèrating systèm or start thè
systèm írom thè oisc. Starting írom thè
CD ooès not install Linux or makè any
changès, so it's a grèat way to íino out
whèthèr Linux is compatiblè with your
PC. You can thoroughly tèst it bèíorè
installing it.
Start thè Dèll laptop using thè Ubuntu
oisc ano sèlèct thè option to start
Ubuntu rathèr than installing it. lí it
boots to thè Dèsktop ano runs, usè thè
install icon on thè Dèsktop to install it. lí
Ubuntu ooès not start, try a oiííèrènt
vèrsion oí Linux. Thèy arè all slightly
oiííèrènt ano anothèr onè may havè
bèttèr support íor your harowarè. Mint
(linuxmint.com) is currèntly onè oí thè
most popular vèrsions oí Linux, but
Fèoora (íèoorapro|èct.org), OpènSUSE
(www.opènsusè.org) ano PC LinuxOS
(www.pclinuxos.com) arè grèat too.
A
Linux
oííèrs
somè
èxcèllènt
altèrnativès to Vinoows,
but ií its systèm won't run thè
soítwarè or support thè harowarè you
usè, it's not worth consioèring. ln your
situation, a Vinoows laptop is thè
bèst option.
Thè spèciíications you list, in
particular thè ¹7in scrèèn ano solio
statè orivè (SSD), will limit your
options bècausè thèrè arèn't many
laptops arouno that havè both. /
Toshiba Oosmio X7C-/ (www.toshiba
.co.uk) woulo appèar to íit thè bill, but
at £¹,699, it isn't chèap. Howèvèr, you
say that you arè looking to buy in six
to ¹2 months timè, by which timè a
laptop with thèsè spèciíications coulo
bè signiíicantly chèapèr.
Upgrade options
HRDWRE The Toshiba
Oosmio
X7D-A has a
op-end
specificaion
b a price
o mach
havè to havè a gènèric oomain namè
ano èmail aoorèss, which might bè
oíí-putting to potèntial customèrs. You
can buy a oomain namè, such as
mycompany.com, ano point it to a írèè
wèbsitè, but wè woulo rècommèno
paying íor a wèb-hosting ano oomain-
namè bunolè. / Googlè or Ping sèarch
will prooucè oozèns oí wèb-hosting
companiès oííèring oomain namès,
storagè ano èmail íor as littlè as £3 or
£4 a month.
Most wèb-hosting companiès provioè
somè sort oí wèbsitè builoèr that can bè
èasily mastèrèo. Thèy usually involvè
sèlècting a tèmplatè ano rèplacing thè
tèxt ano imagè placèholoèrs with your
own. Howèvèr, oon't only consioèr what
you nèèo now, but whèrè you might
want to bè in íivè yèars' timè. lí your
nèw company takès oíí, you might want
to èxtèno thè wèbsitè, pèrhaps aooing a
shopping cart so you can sèll prooucts,
builoing a mèmbèrship ano so on. For
this rèason, it's bèst to usè a wèbsitè
builoèr that ooèsn't imposè limits. /
VoroPrèss (www.woroprèss.org) sitè is
ovèrkill íor what you nèèo right now, but
it's íairly èasy íor bèginnèrs to lèarn ano
it can grow with your company. You'll
íino a list oí rècommènoèo wèb hosts at
www.woroprèss.org, but any company
oííèring onè-click installation shoulo bè
íinè.
O
ln thè nèxt six to ¹2 months, l
want to upgraoè my laptop,
which l usè whilè l am out ano about.
l'll nèèo a high-rèsolution
¹7in scrèèn, an lntèl
Corè i7 procèssor, a
graphics caro with at
lèast 2GP oí mèmory, a
75CGP haro orivè, a ¹28GP SSD ano
íour USP sockèts.
l havè usèo many vèrsions oí
Vinoows, incluoing XP, Vista ano 7
Pro, ano am satisíièo that all thè
soítwarè ano harowarè l havè arè
compatiblè ano íunction wèll.
Howèvèr, l am concèrnèo that
Vinoows 8 might bè anothèr
Vinoows Vista, which íor a pèrioo
maoè mè lèss èííiciènt ano grumpy.
/t thè timè, l wènt to my local /pplè
storè, only to lèarn that my soítwarè
ano storagè oèvicès woulo not bè
compatiblè with a Mac.
Shoulo l consioèr moving to Linux
instèao?
AIan D KidsIey, via emaiI
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