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Your guide to the CPU flaws: to patch or not to patch?

Your guide to the CPU flaws: to patch or not to patch?

What are Meltdown and Spectre? Are you affected? Is it safe to install updates for the flaws? We answer your questions.
Feb 23 2018, 6:01AM
Apple HomePod review: great audio but not so smart

Apple HomePod review: great audio but not so smart

We test the audio of Apple’s smart speaker – and how well it can ‘listen’.
Feb 21 2018, 2:58PM
Is Facebook’s new Protect feature actually spyware?

Is Facebook’s new Protect feature actually spyware?

The VPN service appears to collect and analyse user data.
Feb 16 2018, 10:39AM
AI to create business and job opportunities say studies

AI to create business and job opportunities say studies

There’s huge disruption ahead, but two new studies predict artificial intelligence will create plenty of jobs too.
Feb 16 2018, 9:53AM
AOC Q3279VWF review: a big-screen bargain

AOC Q3279VWF review: a big-screen bargain

Looking for a good-quality 32in monitor on a budget? Here’s one for your shortlist.
Feb 16 2018, 5:58AM
Echo Dot review: Amazon’s $79 smart speaker

Echo Dot review: Amazon’s $79 smart speaker

On a budget or already have good speakers? You don’t have to spend up big to add a voice-controlled digital assistant.
Feb 15 2018, 9:22AM
Skype flaw could allow hackers to access your computer

Skype flaw could allow hackers to access your computer

With no dedicated fix apparently coming soon, here’s what you need to know to protect your system.
Feb 15 2018, 8:27AM
Five tips for showcasing your work with Dropbox

Five tips for showcasing your work with Dropbox

How to put Dropbox Professional's new Showcase feature to good use.
Feb 14 2018, 3:18PM
Bitcoin-mining hackers hijack government websites

Bitcoin-mining hackers hijack government websites

Here's how to protect yourself from hacked sites that could turn your computer into a cryptocurrency miner.
Feb 13 2018, 6:14AM
diskAshur Pro2 review: high-security portable storage

diskAshur Pro2 review: high-security portable storage

Do you carry around sensitive data? This portable hard drive offers multi-layer security.
Feb 9 2018, 11:55AM
Secure your Wi-Fi in ten steps

Secure your Wi-Fi in ten steps

How to lock down your wireless network and find rogue devices that could be stealing your data.
Feb 9 2018, 11:03AM
Sonos One review: the democratic smart speaker

Sonos One review: the democratic smart speaker

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant join forces in the smartest speaker yet – and it sounds great, too.
Feb 7 2018, 1:30PM
WatchGuard AP420 review: lock down your Wi-Fi

WatchGuard AP420 review: lock down your Wi-Fi

This new access point is for businesses that want enterprise-grade wireless security without breaking the bank.
Feb 6 2018, 10:02PM
5G coming in 2019, say Optus and Telstra

5G coming in 2019, say Optus and Telstra

Next-generation wireless networks are coming, but what’s in it for businesses and individuals?
Feb 5 2018, 1:14PM
11 top tips for using OneDrive on your PC or phone

11 top tips for using OneDrive on your PC or phone

How to get started with Microsoft’s free cloud storage tool, share files, access previous file versions and more.
Feb 2 2018, 9:01AM
WD My Passport SSD review: a fast, very portable drive

WD My Passport SSD review: a fast, very portable drive

Need something faster than a regular portable drive? Western Digital's latest device might be what you need.
Feb 2 2018, 8:07AM
LibreOffice 6.0: free office suite gets a major upgrade

LibreOffice 6.0: free office suite gets a major upgrade

It now has a more powerful spell-checker, a new icon set, better encryption and ebook support, and more.
Feb 1 2018, 7:12PM
Apple HomePod first impressions

Apple HomePod first impressions

We’ve just had our first encounter with the Apple's smart speaker and we’re very impressed indeed.
Jan 31 2018, 2:25PM
Your guide to advanced disk partitioning in Windows

Your guide to advanced disk partitioning in Windows

How to get started with the Windows command-line tool, DiskPart.
Jan 31 2018, 11:22AM
Amazon Echo 2 and Echo Plus smart speakers reviewed

Amazon Echo 2 and Echo Plus smart speakers reviewed

They’re are finally arriving in Australia. We put Amazon’s smart speakers to the test.
Jan 30 2018, 6:22PM

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