Meltdown and spectre

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Gareth Halfacree analyses the recent security news that’s rocked the processor industry The processor market has recently been rocked by the disclosure of two of the biggest security vulnerabilities in history: Meltdown and Spectre. Stemming from hardware design choices made to boost performance, the flaws affect almost every processor on the market going back to the … Read more

Make your PC more secure

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  Your guide Matt Hanson says… “Ensure every part of Windows 10 is as secure as can be with this ultimate guide” At a glance Skill level… Anyone can do it – Straightforward Tricky in parts Suitable for… Windows 10 Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Windows 10 is the safest and most secure version Microsoft has … Read more

iOS 11 Review

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Apple’s most ambitious and impressive upgrade in years By Jason Snell It seems like almost every year Apple crows that the latest iOS update is the greatest one yet. Yes, when you incrementally add features and fix bugs, every new version Is fundamentally better than the previous one. But iOS 11 Is more than that: … Read more

Asus AC2600 BRT-AC828 review

Asus Ac2600 Brt Ac828 Review

Asus AC2600 BRT-AC828 DUAL-WAN VPN WI-FI ROUTER – HIGH-END BUSINESS ROUTER WITH LOADS OF FEATURES AT A HIGH-END PRICE Using a simple home router at work isn’t a great idea. A heavy workload will trip up most domestic routers and they’ll lack features a business needs like high-speed VPNs, robust file sharing, captive portals and advanced … Read more

Keep Your Data Forever

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Your data is under threat from many dangers, ranging from hardware damage to malware. Only a smart backup strategy will allow you to keep photos, documents and media safe over the long term By Christoph Schmidt Important personal data can vanish in a flash, often happening very quickly and always catching us completely by surprise. … Read more

Zyxel Personal Cloud Review

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Zyxel enters the NAS market with personal cloud aspirations Zyxel is one of those companies that effectively takes a known concept, rendering it into an affordable and accessible solution. And that sums up the Zyxel Personal Cloud (NAS326), for those in the market for a small, cheap, yet powerful dual-drive NAS. As neither Western Digital … Read more

Xara Designer Pro X11 Review

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The latest update to Xara’s high end product, Designer Pro X11Xara are one of the oldest software developers in the UK; starting in 1981 it has been responsible for some very innovative software, mainly in the realm of graphics. This latest product Designer Pro X11 is the culmination of its work in this field. Combining … Read more

QNAP TS-453BT3 NA Review

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THE FIRST NAS WITH THUNDERBOLT 3 IS A SPEED DEMON NAP’s latest 4-bay NAS is best described as the hot rod of the NAS market. There’s an insane amount of I/O bandwidth on the TS-453BT3, as it packs dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, space for two M.2 SATA SSDs and a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port in one … Read more