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Budget smartphones

A smartphone for less than £200? Today's cheap phones are more usable, better looking and - dare we say it - more fashionable than ever. We've tested 13 to find out which is best for phone fans on a shoestring.



You now can monitor almost every aspect of your personal and professional life using apps and gadgets - but is it worth the effort?

Life after Kickstarter

Raising cash for start-up technology projects via crowdfunding is just the beginning of the story. We take a look at what happens next...

Online habits that could be illegal

We reveal the complex and confusing laws that even the most conscious citizen can break - sometimes with just one innocent retweet.

Bletchley Park

We find out why a war of words has broken out between the home of WWII codebreaking and The National Museum of Computing.


There are 32 new reviews in this month's magazine, including Google Chromecast, HTC One (M8) and Office for iPad.


18 expert tips to get more from Outlook

Ways to save time, work more efficiently, and synchronise your home and work life using Microsoft's personal info manager.

Run retro games on your phone, tablet and PC

Super Mario World, Doom, and, of course, Manic Miner are all still remembered with a great deal of affection. Here's how to find and run the very best of old-school entertainment.

Wireless connections: what you need to know

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2.4GHz, Miracast, and more: the multiplicity of wireless standards can be cryptic and complicated. We explain each of today's numerous protocols.

Real World Computing

Business clinic

Steve Cassidy on a school's problem of dropped internet connections.


Network support may not be the most glamorous job in IT but it's possibly one of the most vital.

Advanced Windows and Mac

Jon Honeyball hopes that new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be more pragmatic, and stop trying to prop up the old guard of Windows

Mobile and Wireless

Paul Ockenden finds getting the right mobile tariff as difficult as receiving a good signal, and falls in love with a tiny, shiny flash drive

Online Business

Kevin Partner discusses the questions your customers ask before buying from you, and tries out a powerful customer reviews system

Security and Social Networking

Strengthening your security may cost you a few more seconds at login, says Davey Winder, but it will save you the stress of being hacked

Office Applications

Simon Jones explains how some of the traditional functions of a typewriter can be used in Word to format documents more effectively

Web Apps & Design

Charging for apps can put off potential users; Mark Newton explains how IAPs can offer developers a more organic revenue stream


Creating your domain in Microsoft Windows can be a minefield, says Steve Cassidy. Here are five areas where you can come a cropper


We expose why manufacturers aren't doing enough to protect your router. Plus! Why Tim Berners-Lee shouldn't need us to save the web; why Britain doesn't have Europe's best broadband connections; and we debate the merits of the Internet of Things


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