Stories by Kieren McCarthy

US prevails in Internet governance struggle

The United States has prevailed in the controversial fight over Internet governance and will retain overall control of the Internet's DNS, root servers and ICANN for the foreseeable future.

RIP Internet Explorer?

Secunia has put out yet another "extremely critical" security alert against Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser. At the same time, dozens of media outlets have leapt on a report that states Explorer's market share has fallen for the first time sinc...

Internet Explorer carved up by zero-day hole

Two new vulnerabilities have been discovered in Internet Explorer which allow a complete bypass of security and provide system access to a computer, including the installation of files on someone's hard disk without their knowledge, through a single ...

Mac OS X hit with another serious security issue

When it rains, it pours. Yet another "highly critical" hole has been found in Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system, which will allow remote system access by getting someone to visit a malicious website.

Mac OS X riddled with security holes

Apple Computer has released a range of patches for security holes -- both old and new -- for its Mac OS X operating system, which it advises users to download immediately.

Major Explorer hole leaves Windows wide open

Another major security hole has been found in Internet Explorer which makes system access possible across all Windows platforms through a boundary error when connecting to a file server. Windows Explorer is also affected.

WinAmp music to hackers' ears

A "highly critical" hole in one of the most-used pieces of software in the world means that audio files will be music to hackers' ears.

Sophos antivirus protection bypassed

Sophos PLC's anti-virus software can be bypassed by a virus-laden e-mail if it doesn't contain any MIME boundary definitions, the company has admitted.

XP hole could compromise system

A hole has been discovered in Windows XP Professional and Home Edition that could compromise a network and be used to get into protected areas.

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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