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Advice and Inspiration

Advice and Inspiration

Lesson 1

Choosing the right tech for you

Not sure where to start? We've got lots of help and advice on what to look for so you get the tech that's perfect for you.

Watch | Desktop, laptop or tablet?
Which is right for you? These computers all have their plus points. We'll take you through the options

Buying Guide

Tempted by a tablet?

Could taking a tablet with you make everything better? Discover all you need to know about these light and portable marvels.

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Watch | Which tablet is best?
So many types of tablet - which should you choose? iOS, Android or Windows? Our video will help you decide.

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Buying Guide

Thinking about a laptop?

Do you need to do serious work while you're out and about? Our guide explains all you should know when choosing a laptop.

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Lesson 2

Keeping safe online

Here's where you'll find all the hints, tips and guides you'll need to help keep yourself safe while working, shopping and socialising online.

Watch | Want to know how to keep your online identity and internet activities protected? Watch our video guide to find out more

Lesson 3

Getting the most from your tech

Once you've found your perfect hardware you'll want to make the most of all it has to offer. Here are some great ideas to get you going.

Watch | Need a great internet connection at home or out and about? Our video guide explains the options

Watch | My Desktop Story
Fancy a little quiz? Meet two people who use their Windows 8 desktops to complement their lifestyles. Can you guess what they do based on their choices?

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Watch Stevie's story


Love The Gadget Show?

Catch up with some great hints and tips from your favourite presenters.

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Watch | Backing up the smart way
What's the best way to store your data online? Here's the Knowhow from one of our experts.

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Break Time!

Student survival guide

What's the best way to be prepared if you're off to college or uni this year? Check out our guides for inspiration.

Watch | Got your computer sorted? What else might you need? Here's our guide to some of our favourite student friendly gadgets you won't want to be without (view gadgets below )

Watch | Get up and go, as Jon Bentley from The Gadget Show takes you through his top smartphone apps and tips for when you're out and about


Watch | Jon Bentley from The Gadget Show shows off his favourite apps for the home and kitchen.

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Watch 'kitchen apps and advice'

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