Darien Graham-Smith

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AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

The latest version of our recommended free security package is here: will new features help it keep its crown?
Darien Graham-Smith Nov 5 2010, 8:27AM Reviews
LaCie 2big USB 3

LaCie 2big USB 3

LaCie's all-in one personal RAID enclosure is a futuristic-looking device.
Darien Graham-Smith Nov 3 2010, 12:53PM Reviews
Review: VMware Fusion 3.1

Review: VMware Fusion 3.1

A simple tool for running Windows applications under OS X.
Darien Graham-Smith Oct 26 2010, 9:55AM Reviews
Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt

Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt

A compact and speedy USB 3 drive that's small enough to slip into a pocket.
Darien Graham-Smith Oct 20 2010, 8:29AM Reviews
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex ultra-portable 1TB

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex ultra-portable 1TB

A chunky but portable terabyte external drive with optional support for USB 3 and eSATA.
Darien Graham-Smith Oct 19 2010, 2:21PM Reviews
Sony Vaio VPC-J11, costs less than you’d expect

Sony Vaio VPC-J11, costs less than you’d expect

A sturdy, stylish all-in-one that could make a capable personal desktop
Darien Graham-Smith Sep 29 2010, 12:13PM Reviews
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T, a functional and affordable six-core CPU

AMD Phenom II X6 1075T, a functional and affordable six-core CPU

AMD's mid-range six-core CPU is a lot cheaper than Intel's six-core offerings, but does that make it a bargain?
Darien Graham-Smith Sep 27 2010, 10:46AM Reviews
Apple Mac Mini, slimmer but still expensive

Apple Mac Mini, slimmer but still expensive

A likeable, well-engineered machine, but sadly it isn't worth anywhere near the asking price
Darien Graham-Smith Sep 27 2010, 9:41AM Reviews
LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 500GB

LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 500GB

LaCie's garish external drive now supports USB 3. We weigh up its performance, not to mention its extravagant looks
Darien Graham-Smith Sep 23 2010, 1:05PM Reviews
Kaspersky Pure, the new all-in-one package reviewed

Kaspersky Pure, the new all-in-one package reviewed

A well-equipped all-rounder, but unfortunately it doesn’t excel in any particular area
Darien Graham-Smith Aug 30 2010, 8:24AM Reviews
McAfee Internet Security 2010 reviewed

McAfee Internet Security 2010 reviewed

Aside from an interface overhaul, there’s little new here, and mediocre malware detection can’t save the day
Darien Graham-Smith Aug 23 2010, 8:43AM Reviews
Avira Premium Security Suite 10, an excellent choice for technical users

Avira Premium Security Suite 10, an excellent choice for technical users

Not the prettiest security package, but Avira’s suite is highly configurable and extremely effective
Darien Graham-Smith Aug 16 2010, 8:30AM Reviews
Why Asus' M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 is our latest A-listed motherboard

Why Asus' M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 is our latest A-listed motherboard

A great motherboard, at a great price. The Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 motherboard is designed for the next generation of AMD CPUs.
Darien Graham-Smith May 25 2010, 2:18PM Reviews
Acer's easyStore H340 is a well-priced 1TB server

Acer's easyStore H340 is a well-priced 1TB server

Not the most energy-efficient server, but well specified and comparatively affordable
Darien Graham-Smith May 25 2010, 2:17PM Reviews
Norton Ghost 15: the famous disk cloning tool reviewed

Norton Ghost 15: the famous disk cloning tool reviewed

The new version of Norton Ghost is a very capable package but not the easiest to use, nor particularly cheap
Darien Graham-Smith May 25 2010, 2:16PM Reviews
Norton's 360 v4: still an attractive package

Norton's 360 v4: still an attractive package

Excellent security and a simple backup client equals an attractive, if slightly schizophrenic, package
Darien Graham-Smith May 25 2010, 2:14PM Reviews
From the Labs: the desktop PC has life in it yet

From the Labs: the desktop PC has life in it yet

If you're a gamer or enthusiast, the trusty conventional PC is still your friend, not the shiny new all-in-one PCs hitting the market
Darien Graham-Smith Sep 7 2009, 3:30PM Hardware

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