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Five Best Desktop Antivirus Applications

Good browsing hygiene and “common sense” only get you so far on the internet. A solid antivirus utility is an essential part of your security arsenal. This week we’re looking at five of the best antivirus tools, based on your nominations.


Five Best Android Keyboards

Finding the perfect Android keyboard is no easy task — there are so many to choose from. This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Raspberry Pi Cases

If you have a Raspberry Pi and big plans for it, one of the first things you’ll need is a case for your pint-sized board. There are lots to choose from, but the ideal choice would offer durability, easy access to the board, and style to boot. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Online Stores For PC Games

There are lots of places to online pick up great PC games, whether you’re looking for something just-released or a classic treasure. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Text Editors

Whether you’re a developer or a writer, a good text editor is a must-have. The humble text editor is great for managing code, writing down quick notes, or just as a distraction-free writing tool. This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Desktop Microphones

If you take a lot of video calls over Skype or Hangouts, record podcasts, make music, or you’re a burgeoning YouTube celebrity, you’ll need a decent microphone for your desktop — one better than whatever’s already built-in. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Android Home Screen Replacements

There are plenty of Android launchers around, but we’re starting to see the emergence of a category that we might call “contextual launchers” — something that personalises your Android phone, is context-aware and surfaces information you need when you need it, and changes the way you interact with your device. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best VPN Service Providers

A VPN (virtual private network) is a great tool to protect your privacy and security while you use the internet, as well as a nifty means of working around geo-blocking. Whether you’re at home or using public Wi-Fi while travelling, the best combine great pricing with security features and privacy guarantees that make them worth your trust. This week, we’re looking at five of the best VPN providers, based on your nominations.


Five Best To-Do List Managers

Finding the right tool to track your to-dos is a highly individual choice. The top options offer flexible syncing and scheduling options, great apps, notifications and reminders, and the right mix of features and flexibility that make it easy to stay organised. Here are five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers

A good Wi-Fi router is the most essential component for your home network. The best ones offer great range, speedy communication, broad management features and customisability. This week, we’re looking at five of the best on the market right now, based on your nominations.