How to secure your Android web browsing

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It makes sense to take the time to encrypt any data travelling across free Wi-Fi networks, so here’s how to secure your browsing on Android.

Xposed framework for Android: What is it and how to use it

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Customising your phone no longer requires a custom ROM — you just need a framework. Darren Yates explains.

How to stream music remotely with Linux

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With music files scattered over various devices, we show you how to use Subsonic to try to bring some order to the chaos of your audio library so you can start enjoying your music collection on any device or multiple devices at the same time.

Build your own Steam machine

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Why wait when it’s easier to just build our own.

How to fake an Android device

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Darren Yates shows you how to get around a Google Play app’s supported devices list by faking a different Android device.

Synology DS1513+ review

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Feature-packed for business or high-end home use. The DS1513+ uses a dual-core 2.13GHz Atom D2700 CPU …

How to make your own Android ROM – Part 3: Boot Animation

How to make your own Android ROM - Part 3: Boot Animation

Continuing his Android ROM creation masterclass, Darren Yates shows you how to add the ultimate sign of customisation: your own boot animation …

How to make your own Android ROM – part 2

How to make your own Android ROM - part 2

Darren Yates continues his series on how to customise your own Android ROMs using the Android Kitchen app …

10 reasons why the PC isn’t dying

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In our ‘Future of the PC’ poll, APC readers tell us why the PC isn’t going to be replaced by mobile devices anytime soon.

How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

You’ll need this: Nvidia linux driver – Head to www.nvidia.com and download the latest driver (for info on AMD on Ubuntu see this page on BinaryDriverHowto) Custom kernel – We used Zen kernel 3.8.8-zen which can be found at gitbut. Now that Valve’s digital distribution platform is here for Linux along with a collection of…