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XP HOME: Protecting your data and privacy

This month we are reviewing some security tips to help keep your personal computer safe from prying eyes. Whether it is at work, or home, you should never be too careful in ensuring that your data and privacy is secure.

XP Home: Automatic updates

Why update? It is important to keep Windows XP current so that your system is protected from any potential security holes, so it remains resilient to possible driver conflicts (especially for new hardware releases), and so your operating system can i...

Special report: Windows XP - The new Windows eXperience

In this special Windows XP report, PC World covers all the essential requirements that you need to consider when looking at Windows XP, in both its Home and Professional versions, to help you decide if this OS is right for you. Plus, we investigate a...

Linux - Weekend Crash Course

There are plenty of people who may not have vast computing expertise but who still want to try the Linux operating system for themselves. This Weekend Crash Course in Linux is the perfect manual for these people.

Office XP for Dummies

Continuing in the Books for Dummies style that has proven so successful, Office XP for Dummies is well written and very easy to read.

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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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.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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