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Windows 8.1 gway

Since our previous Windows 8.1 giveaway was so well received Daves Computer Tips is offering our subscribers a second chance to win a copy of Windows 8.1 64-bit, including installation media and genuine product key, absolutely free! With the recent Windows XP End Of Life we’re sure many readers will be looking to update their Read more


*A “navigation menu” is a menu which provides shortcuts to folders and system locations. Including personal folders such as Documents, Music, Video, and Pictures, and/or system locations such as Computer (This PC) and Control Panel. In other words, a menu which helps the user “navigate” around the system. Anyone who reads DCT regularly would be Read more

edward snowden - interview

Here’s a unique opportunity to hear Edward Snowden’s take on the internet, surveillance, and privacy, direct from the horse’s mouth. Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of Read more


As you know, you can create forms using Word and in those forms users can enter data. Once those users have entered their information in your form, they usually save the form as a Word document, but if you would like to use the entered information in a database (or any other program requiring unformatted Read more

Now where did I put that file?

(Article originally submitted under the title: “On the Synthesis of Search Terms in the Application of the Windows Search Algorithm to the Location of Desired Objects, with Particular Reference to the Precepts of Symbolic Logic Established by Professor Boole”.) In the first part of this two-part series, we did the groundwork for an efficient search Read more

cheap laptops - HP

In an obvious effort to combat the growing popularity of Chromebooks, Microsoft is helping hardware manufacturers to build low-priced Windows laptops. Microsoft is using Windows 8.1 With Bing, which was unveiled earlier this year, to spread Windows to more low-cost PCs and tablets. The OS is the same as Windows 8.1 except with Bing as Read more


Apple announced a free replacement battery for “a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices.” These phones may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need more frequent charging. These devices were sold between September 2012 and January 2013. To determine if your iPhone is eligible, visit Apple’s support page. Since devices within a specific serial number Read more


Cheeky New CryptoLocker Variant This week researchers uncovered yet another piece of crypto-ransomware for Windows machines called ZeroLocker. Like its predecessors, such as CryptoLocker, the malware encrypts files on infected machines with a strong encryption algorithm. The attackers then demand the victim pay a sum of money in order to buy the decryption key and Read more


Following on the theme from last weeks games article (6 Free Portable Retro Games), here is another portable retro remake. Asteroids+Plus from Cubex Digital Entertainment Asteroids+Plus is what Asteroids always wanted to be when it grew up. Utilize an arsenal of weapons and missiles against the alien armies that are bent on annihilating Earth. Pick Read more

feature - Linux-Logo

Lose those Windows XP blues!  You too can have an exciting new operating system and desktop, personalised to your own needs and desires, and a fun and interesting learning experience at the same time.  You’ll be the envy of your friends and colleagues as you widen your career prospects and become an open-source guru.  Enjoy Read more