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.

How to build your own NAS box

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While there’s a wide range of NAS products available to help you quickly and easily add a NAS to your network there is another way.

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.

Arduino Project 5: Digital audio player

Arduino Project 5: Digital audio player

So far in this series we’ve had a diverse look at how Arduino can interact with a range of real-world devices from servo motors to ultrasonic range finders TVs to humidity sensors. Now we’ll see if we could get the Arduino to make a few sounds. We’ll actually do a bit better than that -…

How to build a Linux router

How to build a Linux router

The latest most expensive routers include so many facilities you’d be forgiven for thinking that they’re more like PCs than tools for networking. This thought should lead you to wonder why you can’t use a regular PC to do the same thing. The answer thanks to Linux is you can and it’s very easy. There…

Beware of smartphone malware

Beware of smartphone malware

You know that smartphone in your back pocket? If it happens to run Android (and there’s a 38.8% chance it does according to IDC’s latest Aussie statistics) then cyber criminals have you firmly in their crosshairs. IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker puts Android as commanding 59% of the smartphone market share with a…

Seriously for gaming: ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional review

Seriously for gaming: ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional review

Looking strikingly similar to the ASUS Crosshair V Formula the Fatal1ty 990FX Professional is a board that takes its gaming very seriously. It’s not just the support for three-way SLI or CrossFireX that pegs it as a gaming rig but the extras included to make your games run smoother and faster.The big difference with this…

Overclocking-centric with all the bells and whistles: ASUS Crosshair V Formula review

Overclocking-centric with all the bells and whistles: ASUS Crosshair V Formula review

The Crosshair V Formula is a premium piece of kit. This high-end gaming and overclocking-centric board seems to have every bell whistle and gadget under the sun but it also has the price tag to match. Despite appearances it isn’t the most extravagantly equipped board among the launch models supporting Bulldozer but it does however…