Review: Nissan Leaf

Design, interior and infotainment Electricity-powered cars predated gasoline cars by about 50 years and even outsold gasoline cars toward the tail end of the 19th century. It’s hard to imagine …

How to use Windows 10's Control Panel

Rediscover the Control Panel Despite first appearances, Windows 10 hasn’t killed off the Control Panel. Although you’re strongly pushed towards the new – and admittedly improved – Settings dialogue first …

The 10 best games of 2015

The ten best games of 2015 It’s been a big year for games as PS4 and Xbox One both started showing their true colours when it comes to triple A …

How to get gaming on Windows 10

Get gaming on Windows 10 Microsoft has returned to Windows gaming with a vengeance in Windows 10. It’s upgraded DirectX to version 12, which finally allows it to talk to …

How to create a tilt-shift effect

How to create a tilt-shift effect When shooting a small subject with a macro lens you produce a shallow depth of field that creates a narrow band of focus. As …

How to take manual control of your camera

Introduction You can get some great shots with your camera left on fully automatic mode, and sometimes automatic settings can be real time-savers that let you concentrate properly on the …

The complete guide to Apple Music

Apple Music Apple has at last introduced a music streaming service that, for a monthly fee comparable to similar services such as Spotify, gives you access to millions of songs …

Updated: Best free iPhone apps 2015

Best free iPhone apps 2015 There are now hundreds of thousands of apps available for your TED is brain food. The app provides access to talks by insanely clever people, …

How to get started with a DSLR

Introduction DSLRs are still regarded by most as the top choice for anyone serious about photography, but their design and operation is quite unlike other cameras, and this adds to …

12 things to photograph this Christmas

Don’t mope around the house – get shooting! The Christmas break gives you time to think, plan and experiment Winter can seem like a pretty miserable time for photography. The …

How to set up the Xbox One

Have you just got a brand new Xbox One? You’re probably pretty excited and keen to get it up and running straight away so you can begin playing all those …

Review: Acer Chromebook R11

Introduction Chromebooks are in an odd spot in the laptop marketplace. Acting essentially as an access point for Google Chrome, their focus is clear and singular: the web. As such, …

How to set up a PlayStation 4

If you or a family member have just unwrapped a brand new PlayStation 4 this Christmas, then you’ll be eager to plug it in and get gaming straight away. If …

Updated: The top 10 hacks of 2015

Top hacks 1-5 While there are lots of advantages to living in the digital age, there are some things that make it an even more frightening time, such as the …

Microsoft's 10 worst moments of 2015

Introduction Microsoft’s 2015 is turning out to be a good one, although by the company’s fiscal year calendar, it’s already 2016. (Microsoft’s fiscal year begins in July.) Among its highlights …

Review: HP Spectre x2

Introduction Updated: We’ve updated our impressions of the HP Spectre x2 after using the Active Pen to write documents and draw images. With the Surface Pro 4 re-establishing Microsoft as …

Microsoft's 10 best moments of 2015

Introduction Despite its ranking as the third largest technology company, and a steadily increasing stock price over the past five years, Microsoft has had a perception problem. To the zeitgeist, …

Review: Honda HR-V

Design, interior and infotainment Crossover utility vehicles (CUVs) are here to stay, so it’s time we embrace the hatchback on stilts. Honda’s latest attempt to attract buyers that desire a …

Updated: How to set up a business on eBay

Introduction and setting up Note: Our eBay business feature has been fully updated. This article was first published in August 2012. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, eBay has developed into a …