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...that is the question. Something we encounter fairly regularly in the support side of the company is advising on whether a client should upgrade an aging PC, or just buy a new one. In this article, we will outline some of the factors that we consider when making this decision.

We all love a bargain, and what better bargain can you get than free! While the big name applications continue to charge a lot to keep up with the latest versions, there is usually a free alternative that you could be using to do the same thing. In this article, we'll look at a few of the most popular applications and suggest a free programme you could be using instead.

As our other blog this month shows AI going wrong, it only seems fair to also cover an example of it going right. Or at least working as intended... Google have recently lifted the lid on a new AI technology that can make phone calls in a convincing human manner. Along with a video of the demonstration in question, our article takes a quick look at the possible implications of this.

We emailed our mailing list with an additional email last month covering the breaking news about a flaw found in almost all Intel chips (and others) that has huge security implications for pretty much everyone that uses any device - PC, Mac, phone or tablet. Now the dust has begun to settle following the initial disclosure, we take another look at this flaw and what it means for us all.

After Netflix posted a message on Twitter about certain users watching the same Christmas film every day in December, some users seemed surprised that the company track users like this. In the latest in our occasional 3a-Analysis series, we explain the many ways you are being tracked online.

The "Investigatory Powers Act 2016" (or "Snooper's Charter") has just received royal ascent and is therefore now officially law.

The most notable part of this bill is that your internet service provider (ISP) will be required to retain a list of every website you've visited in the last year on an ongoing basis. The police will not require a warrant to obtain this information.

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