The best free alternative to Microsoft Word 2018

Everyone needs a great word processor, and Microsoft Word is one of the best thanks to its wide format support, integration with other Office apps and huge range of high-quality templates. However, that power and convenience doesn’t come cheap, even with the Microsoft Office 365 subscription model, which spreads the …

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How the collision detection in the Infiniti QX60 actually works

Photo credit: Josiah Bondy The innovations in cars sometimes sit idle while we drive, scanning the road and looking for problems. In a recent test of the 2019 Infiniti QX60 – a crossover that costs $44,250 (about £35,000, AU$62,000) – it was obvious these advancements have paved the way for …

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20 years in the online travel industry

Booking a flight, hotel and car online in just a few clicks is something we take for granted these days but that certainly wasn’t the case in 1998. Twenty years ago finding the right travel site often depended on word of mouth or remembering a company’s web address you saw …

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The best free WinZip alternative 2018

WinZip is the best-known software for creating and opening compressed file archives, but it’s not the only option and there are many superb free alternatives worth investigating before you open your wallet. Windows (from XP onwards) has a built-in compression tool, accessed by right-clicking one or more folders/files, and selecting …

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The best free alternative to Adobe Illustrator 2018

Adobe Illustrator is hugely popular software tool for making vector graphics, but it’s undeniably expensive. Thankfully, there are alternatives available for designers on a budget, and some of the best are available free. Unlike raster graphics, vector graphics use mathematical expressions to draw the lines, shapes and colours. This means …

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LG to showcase new ‘ultra’ monitors at CES 2019

LG has announced two new ‘ultra’ monitor models to be shown off at CES 2019 this coming January. The LG UltraWide Monitor (model 49WL95) boasts a whopping 49-inch screen, with a 32:9 aspect ratio, offering the equivalent of two side-by-side 16:9 screens in one joint package. By comparison, the largest screens …

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