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Can I still use my Chromebook now it is no longer supported? | Technology

I have recently got the message that my Acer Chromebook C720 will not be receiving any further updates as Google no longer supports Chromebooks older than six years. I use mine for surfing the internet, email and creating documents, which I send as email attachments. The machine still works as well as when I first […]

How can I force my Windows 10 laptop to update? | Technology

Why does my HP Pavilion laptop tell me that Windows 10 is up to date, but at the same time tells me I’m running a version that’s nearing the end of support, and recommends that I update to the most recent version? Frank First, some background. Microsoft used to provide new versions of Windows every […]

Android 10 released: everything you need to know about Google’s update | Technology

Google has released its big new update to Android 10, and for the first time it is available for more than just a couple of Google-made smartphones. Announced in May, Android Q – known as Android 10 – ditches the pudding-based names that have been used for versions of Google’s software for the past 10 […]

Apple accidentally reopens security flaw in latest iOS version | Technology

Apple users are being warned to exercise particular caution over their cybersecurity for the next few days, after the company mistakenly reopened a security flaw in the latest version of iOS. In iOS 12.4, released last month, Apple fixed a number of security bugs, as well as enabling support for the Apple Card in the […]

How to make Windows 10 recognise an external hard drive | Technology

My external USB hard drive, with 11,000 photos from Windows 7, isn’t recognised by Windows 10. How do I transfer them to Windows 10 for future safekeeping? Jaki The Universal Serial Bus (USB) connects billions of keyboards, mice, joysticks, printers, external hard drives and other peripherals to roughly 1.5bn personal computers, and more than 3bn […]

Anti-extremism software to be used to tackle vaccine disinformation | Society

Technology used to counter violent messages online from Islamic State and the far right is being adapted to counter the spread of “anti-vax” conspiracy theories. Moonshot CVE, a company currently working in as many as 28 countries, uses techniques to identify and intervene in the cases of internet users at risk of being radicalised online. […]