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Which? puts PC repair companies in firing line

Have you ever taken your laptop in for a repair? Was the repair successful, or did the same problem re-emerge not long after you'd taken it home? If you've been disappointed by a laptop repair, a Which? investigation has shown that you are far from alone. The consumer watchdog installed a software fault that prevented

By | August 4th, 2014|Categories: Laptop, Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Which? puts PC repair companies in firing line

New Intel chip could lead to ‘killswitch’ that shuts off lost and stolen laptops

Laptop insurance is vital if you are to reduce the stress of a lost or stolen laptop, but a project Intel is working on could minimise the anxiety of this experience even further. The Wireless Credential Exchange (WCE) will use Monza Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to monitor and track IT products, including laptops, desktops

By | July 7th, 2014|Categories: Laptop, Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Intel chip could lead to ‘killswitch’ that shuts off lost and stolen laptops

AMD plans a 25-fold increase in chip technology energy efficiency by 2020

Laptops might appear to be portable computers, but anyone who has owned one will know that they need to be plugged in to a power outlet if they are to be used for an extended period of time. Technology companies are well aware of this shortfall, and new developments indicate laptops in the future should

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How to restore your PC or laptop to factory settings in Windows 8

If you're selling your Windows 8 computer, giving it away to a loved one, if it's full of malware and viruses, or if you're simply embarrassed by your previous use of the device, you'll probably want to restore it to its factory settings. Even though you might still find the interface confusing, it's relatively easy

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: Laptop|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to restore your PC or laptop to factory settings in Windows 8

How to keep your personal data secure on a shared computer

Do you share a PC or laptop at work or at home? Are you worried your colleagues or family members might stumble across your confidential files, or inadvertently delete some important documents? The easiest way to keep files secure on a shared computer that you own is with individual user accounts. You could have your

By | May 5th, 2014|Categories: Laptop|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How to keep your personal data secure on a shared computer

Are the traditional desktop’s days numbered?

The signs are all there – we’re all going mobile. There’s been an interesting recent convergence between desktop and laptop users wanting to move onto something more portable; landline owners wanting to take advantage of new data options; and people trying smartphones for the first time. Whatever the reason, by 2012, more people had access

By | May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Gadget, Laptop|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Are the traditional desktop’s days numbered?

Toshiba Satellite P50t boasts optional Ultra-HD 4K display

Many laptop manufacturers have started producing laptops with HD displays of 1080p or higher, but a new model from Toshiba has raised the stakes even higher with a 3840x2160 pixel 4K Ultra-HD screen. The Toshiba Satellite P50t has four times as many pixels as its competitors, which should make colours look sharper and more vivid,

By | April 9th, 2014|Categories: Laptop|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Toshiba Satellite P50t boasts optional Ultra-HD 4K display

How to increase the longevity of your laptop

Although laptops should last for a couple of years, they're not expected to have the longevity of a desktop PC. By their very nature, laptops will be regularly moved from place to place, which will see them occasionally dropping to the floor. Crumbs and other debris can cause havoc with a keyboard, and attempts to

By | March 17th, 2014|Categories: Laptop|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to increase the longevity of your laptop

Hyde man attacked in his own home by laptop burglar

A man was injured in his own house during a struggle with a burglar who was holding his laptop. On Friday December 13th at around 1pm the victim returned home to his address at Sophie Court on Hyde's Bayley Close when he found the offender in his living room, clutching his laptop. He confronted the

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