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The Best Chrome Extensions
In our recent poll to discover the most popular browser, Google Chrome ranked second in the results. Perhaps one of the reasons for its popularity is down to the plethora of extensions available that are designed to enrich the user experience. We’ve picked out just a small handful of... Read more
Which Browser is The Best? – Poll Results
Thanks to everyone who voted for their favourite internet browser in our recent poll! The results were really interesting and we appreciated you telling us why you voted the way you did. After reading through all the comments it became very clear what is important to users when deciding... Read more
[Readers Poll] Which Browser is the Best?
While it is generally accepted that Google Chrome has taken the dominant position in the global browser market, it’s still amazing to see just how big the discrepancies between websites that record user browser preference are. So for example, if you head to Netmarket Share, it tells you that... Read more
Best Budget Tablets For Under $350
When it comes to tablets, you are absolutely spoilt for choice. Even if you are on a tight budget, there are plenty of options for you but it’s important to bear in mind that for under $350 (or £200), the choice is narrowed and you are certainly not going... Read more
Top Translation Apps For iPhone & iPad
When I’m on holiday, one of my pet hates is when someone doesn’t make any effort to speak or converse in the native language. I’ve lost count how many times I’ve seen and heard people talking slowly and loudly to some poor waiter who still has no idea what... Read more
The Best Apps On Google Chromecast
At the beginning of last month Google released its Chromecast Software Development Kit (SDK) and API, meaning that the inexpensive HDMI dongle is about to get a whole lot more apps. Add the fact that Chromecast is now available in another eleven countries, including the U.K., Canada, Italy, Sweden,... Read more
Which Cloud Storage Provider is the Best?
Virtual storage has been revolutionized by the development of online cloud services. The popularity of the cloud has spurred several versions that make it challenging to discern the best cloud network. With all this talk going on, it can be hard to actually pick a cloud service to use.... Read more
Does Trump Gmail?
With the release of the new revamped Microsoft Hotmail as, we are truly lucky that both these technical giants keep challenging each other by releasing quality products in a bid to one up each other. Although sometimes these battles can produce frustrating products and situations for the consumers,... Read more
Is OneNote Superior to Evernote?
The general perception about the Google and Microsoft rivalry is that Google trumps Microsoft in all areas bar PCs. The two tech giants compete in almost every market related to computer and mobile devices. However, there is one more area where Microsoft holds the edge: information gathering. OneNote seems... Read more
Great Apps for Business Travelers
If you are a frequent business traveler, you probably have an entire traveling routine that helps you to manage all the details of your trip.  You may even use your mobile device to help make traveling easier. Mobile apps have increasingly become a greater part of how people interact... Read more
The Best Tax Software
The dreaded tax season is here once again, and some of you are already in a panic. Will you be paying in, or receiving a refund? Do you take your taxes to a professional? Perhaps, if you’re a math whiz or just more courageous than most, you might attempt... Read more
Smartphone Apps for Ride Sharing Programs
Smartphone apps are matching drivers and passengers with collaborative transportation programs.  Many people are fed up with some of the more traditional forms of urban transportation such as taxis and buses and are turning toward sharing the trip with complete strangers.  Apps like Lyft and SideCar are connecting riders... Read more
The Best Password Generators
Why is it that every time you have to make a password your mind goes blank? People tend to gravitate toward using the same passwords over and over again.  Often, they aren’t as secure as you might think. Experts recommend using different passwords for each service you use on... Read more
Best Daily Deal Sites
In today’s society, with the ongoing search for convenience and new ways to save money, it’s no surprise that online couponing and daily deal sites are popping up left and right. And many of these sites are becoming very successful because, honestly, who doesn’t love to save money? With... Read more
Browser Wars 2012 – Who Won?
As competition for global web dominance prevailed in 2012, we look at who really won the web browser wars. There is no shortage of browsers offering a variety of options from sync capabilities and parental controls to top-notch speed and direct support for those needing help, but which key... Read more
The Best iOS Travel Apps 2013
It only takes a few effective apps to turn a terrible holiday the other way. There are thousands of travel apps out there today, and it can be difficult finding the worthy few. Everyone’s heard about apps such as Urbanspoon or FlightTrack, but a new year means a new... Read more
The Best Games of 2012
Everyone has compiled their lists of the best video games to come out last year. For those of you who haven’t bought any new games in awhile, you want to spend your money on only the best. While each list varies with who is number one, there are some... Read more
Best Android Apps of 2012
The booming Android app market shows no sign of slowing down in 2013, but what really were the best apps in 2012? There has of course been plenty of great ones, but out of the hundreds of thousands of apps that flooded through to handsets it is undoubtedly subjective... Read more