Darien Graham-Smith

Recent articles by Darien Graham-Smith

Adobe's Creative Cloud reviewed: a phenomenal set of tools

Adobe's Creative Cloud reviewed: a phenomenal set of tools

A sprinkling of new tools and features makes Adobe Creative Cloud more versatile than ever. Read the review.
Jun 13 2014, 6:16PM
Do you use Word? Here are 20 useful tricks you might not know about

Do you use Word? Here are 20 useful tricks you might not know about

Here are the most useful hidden features in Microsoft’s word-processing program you might not have heard about.
Mar 14 2014, 1:59PM
Windows 8.1: eight advanced features

Windows 8.1: eight advanced features

It’s not only about the Start button. This might be of interest if you are thinking about updating your computers at work to Windows 8.1.
Jan 17 2014, 12:28PM
Adobe Creative Cloud reviewed: time to switch to the cloud?

Adobe Creative Cloud reviewed: time to switch to the cloud?

The updated applications in Adobe Creative Cloud bring welcome improvements, but we’re far from convinced the options suit everybody. Read the review.
Nov 5 2013, 2:00PM
The Nexus 7 (2013) reviewed: improves on the original in every way

The Nexus 7 (2013) reviewed: improves on the original in every way

The new Nexus 7 is an extraordinary tablet that improves on the original in every way, once again showing rivals how it’s done. Read the review.
Oct 31 2013, 12:20PM
24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

24 basics to know if you use Microsoft PowerPoint

Did you know you can broadcast your slides over the web, or use your mouse as a laser pointer? Here are 24 handy tips for using PowerPoint.
Sep 20 2013, 10:28AM
How to use Microsoft OneNote to organise your minutes, memos and more

How to use Microsoft OneNote to organise your minutes, memos and more

You might already have OneNote, but you might have never used it. Here's how to use it to organise your minutes, memos and more.
Jun 18 2013, 11:51AM
15 basics to know if you use Excel spreadsheets

15 basics to know if you use Excel spreadsheets

Don't like that annoying habit Excel has of trying to guess the right format for a cell you're updating? Here's how to turn it off, plus other handy tips.
May 16 2013, 10:02AM
Thunderbolt external drives: does the speed justify the price?

Thunderbolt external drives: does the speed justify the price?

Hard disks using the superfast Thunderbolt interface are starting to appear – but do the performance benefits justify the price? Read the review of four quite different drives.
Oct 9 2012, 2:36PM
Create your own virtual private network

Create your own virtual private network

A VPN can provide a virtual and secure LAN across any distance and any number of computers. We show you how.
Apr 30 2012, 10:33AM
How To: Encrypt your data

How To: Encrypt your data

Don't expose your data to hackers and thieves. This tutorial explains encryption and shows you how to protect your own files.
Dec 31 2011, 10:57AM

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