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In this month’s magazine you’ll find:
Build your own cloud
Dropbox is great for sharing small files, but what if you want to do more? Today's NAS drives offer a way to build your own cloud service - we've tested 11.
The great iPhone rip-off
The true cost of devices isn't in their specifications or hardware, but rather in how manufacturers run their businesses.
Traffic to notorious file-sharing sites has been falling off a cliff. Why are downloaders going straight?
News of the weird
From wine-driven PCs to robotic schoolkids, we unearth ten of the most bizarre tech stories to hit the headlines.
There are 33 new reviews in this month's magazine, including the Apple Mac Pro and Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga.
CPU roadmaps: what you need to know
We sift through the official announcements - and the rumours - to unearth the truth about vendors' plans.
Create a Raspberry Pi weather station: Part 1
We show you how to create a working weather station using a Raspberry Pi, some affordable sensors and a few modules of Python.
Decommission or sell an old PC
We explain how to sell or dispose of an old system safely, without compromising personal data.
Real World Computing
Steve Cassidy narrowly avoids the flood waters to help a Cornish community with its IT.
Learn about the challenges and rewards of working in the nascent, fast-changing social media industry.
Advanced Windows and Mac
Jon Honeyball is amazed by the functionality that Wolfram brings to the Raspberry Pi, but is less impressed with so-called "smart" TVs
Mobile and Wireless
Paul Ockenden discovers that the Nexus 5 isn't so pure, investigates mobile security, and helps a reader get the internet in his garden office
Kevin Partner on the difficulty of setting the most profitable price for a product, and ht lessons learned from a soon-to-be-closed business
Security and Social Networking
Davey Winder explains why your business needs an information-security policy, and how to create and implement one
It's worth investigating whether your business could get by on Web Apps alone. As Simon Jones explains, there could be significant savings
Web Apps & Design
Mark Newton explains how to transfer large amounts of data using JSON, and is impressed by a new Visual Studio plugin
Steve Cassidy looks at the challenge of handling Big Data on your network, and investigates an unusual problem on a NAS system
Chromebooks are either failing to sell or the fastest growing segment of the PC market; we run the numbers to find out. Plus, everything you need to know about the hottest trend at CES 2014, why tech needs to get more serious, Google's Nest acquisition and more.
- Europol warns: public Wi-Fi isn't safe
- Privacy groups challenge Facebook's WhatsApp buy
- IDC: iPad intertia opens door for Windows tablets
- Chip breakthrough to eliminate checkout queues
- Rivals put on notice as Spotify snaps up The Echo Nest
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks via Microsoft's website
- Bitcoin "founder" says: you've got the wrong man
- Has bitcoin creator been found?
- HTC Desire 310: more competition for the Moto G
- Mozilla questions why Dell charges £16 to install Firefox
- Move over Delia: IBM Watson is cooking tonight
- Eric Schmidt on the double-edged smartphone: friend and foe
- Getty joins the race to the bottom
- Hour of Code: five steps to learn how to code
- Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: first look
- Sony Xperia Z2 review: first look
- Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 review: first look
- Nokia XL review: first look
- Samsung Galaxy S5 review: first look
- Nokia X review: first look
- Windows Server 2012 R2: how the Datacenter edition could change SMBs
- Invoices and VAT: how to set up your documents correctly
- Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: the best phone for avoiding screen burn
- How much is a social user worth?
- The key to choosing a secure password
- Thunderbolt Bridge: a fast Mac migration tool
- Should you advertise on Twitter?
- How to track a lost smartphone
- Self-publishing success: the best way to sell your book
- 1.6TB SSD: why would you need one?