How to secure your Android web browsing

It makes sense to take the time to encrypt any data travelling across free Wi-Fi networks, so here’s how to secure your browsing on Android.

How to stream music remotely with Linux

With music files scattered over various devices, we show you how to use Subsonic to try to bring some order to the chaos of your audio library so you can start enjoying your music collection on any device or multiple devices at the same time.

How to fake an Android device

Darren Yates shows you how to get around a Google Play app’s supported devices list by faking a different Android device.

How to make your own Android ROM – Part 3: Boot Animation

Continuing his Android ROM creation masterclass, Darren Yates shows you how to add the ultimate sign of customisation: your own boot animation …

How to make your own Android ROM – part 2

Darren Yates continues his series on how to customise your own Android ROMs using the Android Kitchen app …

10 reasons why the PC isn’t dying

In our ‘Future of the PC’ poll, APC readers tell us why the PC isn’t going to be replaced by mobile devices anytime soon.

How to improve gaming performance on your Linux machine

You’ll need this: Nvidia linux driver – Head to and download the latest driver (for info on AMD on Ubuntu see this page on BinaryDriverHowto) Custom kernel – We used Zen kernel 3.8.8-zen which can be found at gitbut. Now that Valve’s digital distribution platform is here for Linux along with a collection of…