What software do I need?

As a minimum you should invest in security software and antivirus software – you’ll be able to shop, browse and bank online without worrying about your personal information being taken. Internet security software also works across devices so you can protect your information on your phone and tablet too. With Norton or McAfee antivirus software you get protection on up to 20 devices, perfect for the whole family.

Depending on what you use your laptop for, you’ll also want
Office software – that includes classics like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. If your laptop is for work, school or uni, Microsoft Office packages are pretty essential.

If you want to add additional protection when you’re online – a
VPN (or Virtual Private Network) is perfect for encrypting your data and securing passwords.

What’s the best graphic design software to use?

Industry professionals use
Adobe software, and for good reason. Adobe Photoshop is a great program for getting creative, with all the tools you need for editing photography, creating graphic designs and loads more. And if you want to edit video, or use the whole Adobe Creative Suite, the Creative Cloud plan gives you access to everything you need including After Effects and Premiere video editing software. Corel creative software is also a popular choice for editing images and video, with loads of handy features for making your work look professional.

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