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What Is The Point Of Mini PCs?

Author: iqbalfff | Categories: How To,Tech News comments
The personal computer market started with desktop PCs such as the MITS Altair, Apple II and IBM PC. As sales exploded, we got handhelds, tablets, laptops, games machines, all-in-ones, workstations, servers and eventually the giant server farms that now support cloud services. PCs...

Can I Get A Gaming PC For £500, And Which Games Console Is Best?

Author: iqbalfff | Categories: How To,Tech News comments
It’s only three months since I answered the question Sylvia read – What’s the best gaming PC for under £1,000? – but some readers are looking for cheaper options in the run-up to Christmas. To answer the simplest question first, yes, I would still go for the HP Omen 880-...

Do Decentralised Web Programs Use As Much Energy As Cloud Based Services?

Author: iqbalfff | Categories: How To,Tech News comments
Martin is interested in using a DWeb alternative to Google Docs, but worries about the energy use associated with blockchain The main aim of the decentralised web (DWeb) is to remove the power of centralised “gatekeepers” such as Facebook and Google, who hoover up the world...

What’s The Best Replacement For The Windows 10 Snipping Tool?

Author: iqbalfff | Categories: How To,Tech News comments
Jane has read that Microsoft is removing the screen-capture utility in Windows 10 and would like a free alternative Taking screen grabs is now such an important part of personal computer use that Microsoft is certain to provide a good alternative. In fact, you will get to keep Sn...

Which Apple MacBook Laptop Should I Buy?

Author: iqbalfff | Categories: How To,Tech News comments
Mary needs to replace her 2009 MacBook Pro but is overwhelmed by the options. Which is the best choice? Following the product refresh on 30 October, Apple has four MacBooks that do much the same job. The good news is that, if you can survive on a 2009 MacBook Pro, any of them wou...