spider web and computer

Dark patterns: website tricks and scams

CHOICE exposes the tricks that deceive and mislead consumers.

26 Jun 2014 | The user interfaces on some websites are deliberately designed to mislead consumers. CHOICE exposes some of the tricks.

People assemble a jigsaw puzzle cloud in the sky.

Cloud backup services review

Online backup can offer crisis-proof peace of mind, but there are pitfalls. We show you how to select the right service for your needs.

19 Jun 2014 | We test and compare 11 cloud-based backup services.

Hacker at work

Cyber criminals attack top companies every day: security expert

'Friendly hacker' tells how we're all vulnerable to criminal net attacks.

22 May 2014 | Professional hacker Jonathan Brossard outlines the latest targets for cyber criminals, upcoming threats and how you can reduce your risk of attack.


Bitcoin and virtual currency

What is Bitcoin, and will you be paying for your coffee in bitcoins anytime soon?

14 May 2014 | The Bitcoin cyber payment system sends digital payments from person-to-person without a central bank overseeing it. Can an unregulated, computer currency really play it safe?

Easter surprises in your software

Software Easter eggs

How to unlock the unseen extras in computer programs and games.

17 Apr 2014 | Think you know all the tricks your software has to offer? Think again. We go hunting for hidden features called Easter eggs, and show you how to see what you were never meant to find.

What antivirus provides the best computer protection?

Antivirus software review

We test and rank the top antivirus programs to see which provide the best PC protection.

27 Mar 2014 | We compare the most popular antivirus software for PC and mobile computers to see how well they protect your PC from malware.

Online dating

Online dating sites review

Our investigation shows paid and free online dating sites including RSVP, eHarmony and Oasis Active may use members' private information and photos in advertising.

27 Feb 2014 | Are paid online dating sites eHarmony and RSVP and free online dating sites Oasis Active and OkCupid worth the money and time?

Cloud storage services review

Online storage reviews

Get your head in the cloud with our review of 12 popular data storage and synchronisation services.

27 Feb 2014 | Cloud services store your files offsite so you can access them anywhere. Don't weather the storm with a poor service - we can help you find one with a silver lining.


Delete your digital footprint

How to exit from the internet, including social media.

5 Feb 2014 | It's possible to remove yourself from social media and some websites, but you'll never be able to erase every trace of your digital footprint.


Ebook pricing

Is there a problem with ebook pricing?

6 Dec 2013 | Apple's recent loss at a US trial into ebook price fixing raises questions about the market.

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