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Member Advice on General Computing Issues

(+) Not having to spend money on expensive upgrades (-) Serious Virus infection can be difficult to overcome without formatting (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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Mobile Phone Etiquette

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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80 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Fairs & Shows

(+) some absolute bargains can be found (-) beware of items that seem to good to be true.. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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66 reviews

Member Advice on Building Your Own PC

(+) Good experience, Could save you money, Fun, Choose your parts. (-) Needs the know-how and experience. Not for everyone (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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Member Advice on Computer Users

(+) Secure and protect your data, free/low-cost (-) Takes a little time and effort (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member Advice on PC Extended Warranties

(+) For the Companies they are Money For Nothing (-) For the Customer they are Nothing for Money (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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14 reviews

Member Advice on Inkjet Cartridge Refills

(+) Cheaper than buying them, satisfaction of doing it yourself (-) Takes a bit of time, but I have plenty of that! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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21 reviews

Telephone Preference Service

(+) None. (-) Everything. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Books

(+) Detailed, informative, excellent reference books (-) Costly at £35 - £ 40 (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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16 reviews

Member Advice on Buying A PC

(+) Interesting, Entertaining and Economical (-) Need Much Time and Patience (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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19 reviews

Member Advice on Maxtor Hard Drives

(+) Faster, larger, with good warranty, shop around for best prices (-) I couldn't find any (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Cheap Printer Cartridges

(+) better for the environment, better for your pocket (-) are not all that good for quality presentations (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on MD Vs MP3

(+) MiniDisk - Portable and not overly expenisive, MP3 - you can sotre loads of music (-) MiniDisk - You can't store more tan 320minutes max. MP3 - either more expenisve, bigger in size, or uses expensive Solidstae memory. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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7 reviews

Mobile Phones in Society/General

(+) Read opinion (-) Read opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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9 reviews

Cyrix, Intel & AMD - CPU war

(+) Low prices (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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4 reviews

Coverage Black Spots

(+) Neater than having two phones (-) Still a trifle fiddly - one for the 'must haves'. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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13 reviews

Member Advice On Using CD-R and CD-RW Drives

(+) Get it right and it all looks professional (-) Get it wrong and you write useless CDs and don't get the most out of your hardware/software (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Keyboards

(+) Feels great to type on (-) Not clicky (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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3 reviews

General Information on Buying a Mobile

(+) DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Decide how much and HOW you are going to use the phone... (-) ...and how much you want to pay. Everything else is secondary. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on DVD Players

(+) High Quality Picture, Audio, Special Features (-) New Technology On The Way (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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3 reviews

Member advice on: Saving money on computers

(+) Save a lot of money compared to ready-built (-) if you don't know what you are doing, parts are easily broken (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing an Operating System

(+) It's Free, Secure, Rock Solid (-) Takes a while to get used to, Not the best for newest games. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Building with Separates

(+) Don't have to buy it all at once (-) Not cosmetically the best way forward. No friends! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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4 reviews

Clarity Walker Telephone

(+) Good tool to use if you are hard of hearing (-) None that I can see (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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One Care

(+) All security needs in one product at a good price. (-) Product not yet mature (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2006)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Choosing a Hi-fi

(+) Good cinema sound (-) Many systems "mis-sold" (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Computer Repair

(On Ciao since: 12/2002)

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Member Advice on Choosing a Laptop

(+) Great if you get it right (-) Can be expensive if you get it wrong (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Scanning Equipment

(+) Fast, Efficient, Saves paper work & Easy to use (-) You may not really need this gadget (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Digital Radio

(+) Better sound quality, new digital only stations, fewer adverts, one touch mp2 or mp3 recording (-) Cost, reception problems, Wavefinders buggy original software (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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THE COST EFFECTIVE WAY TO INCREASE YOUR COMPUTER PERFORMANCE

Advantages: Not having to spend money on expensive upgrades
Disadvantages: Serious Virus infection can be difficult to overcome without formatting

We’ve all had moments when we’ve probably let out some frustration on our computer equipment due to its performance being lacklustre to say the least, a throw of the mouse or a bang on the keyboard followed by the words “For ***** sake” can be heard ec ...

mdstone 02.07.2010 · Read full review
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Put the PC Freshness Back!

Advantages: Keeps computer running smoothly.
Disadvantages: Tankes a while to do spyware,antivirus checks but worth it

I will to the best of my ability below try to give a simple and effective way of keeping a computer running efficiently and smoothly with out having to know that much about computers. I can only give advice on windows XP as that is the operating system i ...

zakkman 23.01.2008 · Read full review
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Smeeps Spyware Survival Guide

Advantages: Short, To the point, no nonsense, FREE
Disadvantages: Not for learning terminology, just for fixing the problem.

Smeeps Spyware Survival Guide. The idea here is not to give you an indepth understanding for spyware, adware or malware - for this information you should search on google. The idea here is to give you a short sharp method of removing, and preventing ...

Smeep 02.08.2007 · Read full review
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Anytime Well Most Of The Time

Advantages: Reliable, relatively cheap, good customer service
Disadvantages: A few minor gliches - nothing too worry about

I have been using BT Internet as a service provider since the oldern days - well for about 12 months or so anyway. Overall, I have been very pleased with the service, which is both reliable and reasonably priced. Originally, I signed up for the standard B ...

Si007 10.03.2001 · Read full review
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Build yourself a new PC

Advantages: You get the computer YOU want, no salesman giving you hassle about EXTENDED WARRANTIES
Disadvantages: can work out slightly more expensive, always the danger that you will break something.

First lets dispel a myth. Building a good specification PC will NOT save you any money. Computer system builders can buy the parts a lot cheaper than you can, simply because they buy in bulk. So why build your own PC? For the joy of it and because in buil ...

cjkace 05.04.2001 · Read full review
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