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 'Vaccine' may prevent GoldenEye ransomware

'Vaccine' may prevent GoldenEye ransomware

A read-only file in Windows folder could immunise computers against ransomware attack, researchers say.
Jun 29 2017, 11:50AM
'GoldenEye' ransomware outbreak hits Australia

'GoldenEye' ransomware outbreak hits Australia

With Cadbury's Tasmanian factory joining the many other global victims, we remind you how to protect your systems.
Jun 28 2017, 8:01AM
HTC U11 review: the best-value flagship phone

HTC U11 review: the best-value flagship phone

Forget the squeezy gimmick, HTC has returned to form with its new smartphone.
Jun 26 2017, 1:42PM
Ransomware hits Victorian speed cameras

Ransomware hits Victorian speed cameras

The fallout from WannaCry continues, with the latest victims being major organisations in Australia and Japan.
Jun 25 2017, 11:30PM
20 Android security apps tested

20 Android security apps tested

Which security apps will actually protect your Android device? These in-depth antivirus tests reveal all.
Jun 20 2017, 12:36PM
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: now with all-day battery life

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: now with all-day battery life

It may not be a huge upgrade over the Surface Pro 4, but our benchmark tests revealed one very pleasant surprise.
Jun 16 2017, 2:14PM
Microsoft Surface Laptop review: ultra-portable or ultra-pointless?

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: ultra-portable or ultra-pointless?

What's the deal with Windows 10 S? And how good is Microsoft's first traditional laptop? Our review will answer your questions.
Jun 16 2017, 12:49PM
Apple 10.5-inch iPad Pro review: fastest ever tablet

Apple 10.5-inch iPad Pro review: fastest ever tablet

Looking to replace your tablet or laptop? The new iPad Pro may be a viable option for both.
Jun 13 2017, 12:05PM
How to recover deleted emails in Gmail

How to recover deleted emails in Gmail

Don't panic if you can't find an email in Gmail – follow these steps instead.
Jun 13 2017, 7:00AM
Why your NAS could be open to attack

Why your NAS could be open to attack

QNAP joins Netgear in releasing fixes for the Samba vulnerability that could be used to attack network attached storage and other connected devices.
Jun 12 2017, 7:00AM
The $15 Raspberry Pi Zero W computer reviewed

The $15 Raspberry Pi Zero W computer reviewed

Sure, you'll have to roll up your sleeves, but this cheap, tiny computer is incredibly flexible.
Jun 9 2017, 5:22PM
Phishing attacks rise 400% in latest quarter

Phishing attacks rise 400% in latest quarter

New study explains how cyber criminals are targeting human error to rip off businesses.
Jun 9 2017, 10:33AM
First looks at Apple's new iMacs

First looks at Apple's new iMacs

We check out Apple's new desktop computers and give the lowdown on the latest MacBooks and next MacOS update.
Jun 6 2017, 3:36PM
Hands-on with Apple's new 10.5in iPad Pro

Hands-on with Apple's new 10.5in iPad Pro

We give our first impressions of the svelte new iPad Pro, the next iOS update and Apple's new augmented reality platform.
Jun 6 2017, 2:27PM
Google Sheets adds machine learning to charts

Google Sheets adds machine learning to charts

Google Sheets now allows you to use natural language to visual data quickly and easy.
Jun 4 2017, 7:00AM
Five top open source CRM systems

Five top open source CRM systems

Looking for a free customer relationship management system? Here are five options that may be worth considering.
May 30 2017, 12:59PM
HTC U11 hands-on: the squeezy smartphone

HTC U11 hands-on: the squeezy smartphone

HTC’s new flagship allows you to squeeze it to launch apps, but it offers a lot more too.
May 29 2017, 11:00PM
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in pictures

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ in pictures

Thinking of upgrading to one of Samsung's latest flagship smartphones? This visual guide will help you make your choice.
May 29 2017, 7:00AM
Four free VPN apps compared

Four free VPN apps compared

Can you browse anonymously and securely for free? We look at four VPN services and tools to find out.
May 26 2017, 11:16PM
Linksys Velop review: the easy way to improve your Wi-Fi

Linksys Velop review: the easy way to improve your Wi-Fi

Linksys' new router makes it easy to set up a mesh wireless network and remove Wi-Fi dead spots.
May 26 2017, 1:31PM

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