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What is fake news and why all the fuss?

While enjoying a little more peace and quiet after the election train has passed, I was curious as to why fake news was hitting the headlines so much. I was quite surprised at the phenomena, why it existed at all and why people were making such a fuss.
What is fake news?
Fake news is exactly what […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Latest Tech News|0 Comments

How to Play Windows PC Games on a Mac

Macs are not built for gaming but that isn’t to say you cannot play them if you want to. There are fewer Mac-specific ports of games than Windows games but there are ways to play Windows games on Mac. Here’s how.

Ever since Mac began using Intel processors, it has been easier to emulate a Windows […]

By |December 27th, 2016|How To Tips|0 Comments

What’s in the ProgramData folder in Windows and can I delete it?

Today’s post comes from an email we received from a reader asking about the ProgramData folder within Windows 10. It is a large folder, often a gigabyte or so in size and contains a selection of folders just like Program Files. Is it a duplicate? Is it even needed?

It isn’t the first time we have […]

By |December 22nd, 2016|Windows|0 Comments

How to disable Siri on a Mac

I don’t know about you but my experience of Siri has been mixed to say the least. On iPhone and iPad the digital assistant is very useful. It speeds up my phone use no end and can perform a range of useful tasks that make my life a little easier.

Siri on Mac isn’t so useful. […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Apple|0 Comments

How to backup and restore the Windows registry

If you’re anything like me, you will like fiddling with your PC and making changes just to see what happens. Usually that requires frequent rebuilding of the operating system to undo the changes you just made or the culmination of a series of changes you made when experimenting. That doesn’t always have to be the […]

By |December 15th, 2016|How To Tips|0 Comments

Microsoft Studio early impressions

While I have my reservations about the company behind the Microsoft Studio, I can’t ignore the quality of what’s on offer. I love the Surface Pro 4 and think it is changing how we view laptops and tablets. From these first impressions, I think the Microsoft Studio may do the same for all in one […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Gadget Reviews|0 Comments

Apple planning to build an autonomous vehicle

In one of the worst kept secrets in tech, Apple have finally come clean about their plans to build an autonomous car. In a letter sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Apple finally admit they are ‘excited about automation in numerous fields, including transportation.’

It also said there were ‘significant societal benefits of automated […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Apple|0 Comments

Canadians considering new law mandating software backdoors

After the UK passed a draconian new law allowing unprecedented state monitoring of all its citizens, it seems Canada also wants in on the action. They want to expand the controversial Bill C-51 to include mandatory software backdoors on communications apps, provide mandatory decryption features for encryption software and force ISPs to keep subscriber data […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Latest Tech News|0 Comments

How to fix pending or stuck apps in the Windows 10 Store

The Windows 10 Store has come a long way since those early days of hardly any apps and those that did feature never worked properly. While improved on almost every level, there is still a lot wrong with the Store. One such foible is an almost constant ‘app pending’ message for updates.

What should be a […]

By |December 1st, 2016|How To Tips|0 Comments

Amazon Fire TV Stick review

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of those devices that punches way above its weight. For something no larger than a USB stick, you get access to the Amazon ecosphere, including games, TV and pretty much anything Prime has going on.
What is the Amazon Fire TV Stick?
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a small […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Gadget Reviews|0 Comments