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Premium monitors: This month's Labs pits a selection of mid-range monitors against the finest that money can buy. Whether you're after big-screen 4K thrills or the ultimate in colour accuracy, the eight models here promise to deliver a pixel-perfect performance from only £360.


Become a tech support superhero

Are you called to the rescue when friends and family run into tech trouble? We've rounded up the top tips to make your unpaid job a bit easier.

Abuse magnets: the people behind corporate Twitter accounts

We discover that honesty may be the best policy when dealing with the public's fury.

Tech of the future... and the British boffins making it happen

Self-driving cars, domestic robots at home and super-superfast broadband are on the horizon.

Software design

We talk to the experts at the centre of software design - and learn how Microsoft's approach to developing Windows 8 contributed to its woes.


There are 33 new reviews in this month's magazine, including the Samsung Chromebook 2 and Adobe Creative Cloud 2014.


How to create a website quickly with Website X5

Looking to create a professional-looking website? We try out a useful application that can help you build one in a matter of minutes.

How to build your own Steam machine

Can Valve bring the simplicity of consoles to the techie world of PC gaming? We install the free, Linux-based SteamOS to find out.

Real World Computing

Business feature

Resident networking expert Steve Cassidy explains why VoIP for businesses can go horribly wrong.

Advanced Windows and Mac

Jon Honeyball finds that there is such a thing as too much security - and that some forms of protection can be of no help at all.

Mobile and Wireless

Paul Ockenden finds an alternative use for a life-logging tool, looks for a stand-out tablet, and hacks a 9V battery.

Online Business

Kevin Partner explains how a perceived threat can be an opportunity in disguise, and will often lead to the best business ideas.

Security and Social Networking

Davey Winder on why the recent EU ruling regarding online privacy is unworkable, plus how to make Twitter more secure - and silent.

Office Applications

Simon Jones is impressed by Microsoft's new presentation tool, and takes a trip back in time to the early years of word-processing software.

Web Apps & Design

Tom Arah puts together a professional-looking, state-of-the-art website without the need for complex coding - and for little or not outlay.


Steve Cassidy helps you stay on top of Widows Server, and works a little command-line magic to troubleshoot router problems


Satya Nadella has held the top job at Microsoft for more than three months; we rate his success so far. Plus, why the right to be forgotten makes Bing worth a look; Google's Android updates; the Uber protests; and in interview with NATO's cybersecurity expert.


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