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Darren Allan
Darren Allan

Darren was a staff writer and then Deputy Editor at IDG Media on PC Home. He has since moved to become a freelance journalist, writing for various computer and gaming related websites for the past twelve years. He has also co-authored two humour books, “The Crap Old Days” and “1001 Ridiculous Ways to Lose a Fortune”.

Articles by Darren

How to insert and adjust an image in Microsoft Word 2013

7 hours ago  by Darren Allan
How to insert and adjust an image in Microsoft Word 2013
So you want to slip a picture into that Word doc, and then align it so everything looks good? Read on to find out how to do so with a minimum of fuss.

70 per cent of 16-34 year-olds are interested in wearables like Google Glass and Apple Watch

8 hours ago  by Darren Allan
70 per cent of 16-34 year-olds are interested in wearables like Google Glass and Apple Watch
Younger folks are keen on wearables from smartwatches through to smart specs, and indeed interest only really drops off at the 55 plus age group.

First live concert with 3D printed instruments was held in Sweden

9 hours ago  by Darren Allan
First live concert with 3D printed instruments was held in Sweden
Olaf Diegel of Lund University produced the band’s instruments with a 3D printer in a bid to raise awareness of the power of the technology.

IT professionals unaware of how many cloud apps are used in their company

9 hours ago  by Darren Allan
IT professionals unaware of how many cloud apps are used in their company
There’s a big disparity between the number of cloud apps IT pros think are being used in their organisation, and the figures reported by cloud service vendors.

Small businesses aren't well enough prepared for when disaster strikes

10 hours ago  by Darren Allan
Small businesses aren't well enough prepared for when disaster strikes
While the vast majority of large companies tend to have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place, a new report shows small firms are seriously lacking on this front.

iOS 8 users complain of sluggish Wi-Fi, and battery longevity problems

12 hours ago  by Darren Allan
iOS 8 users complain of sluggish Wi-Fi, and battery longevity problems
As is always the case, some early adopters of iOS 8 have found plenty to moan about, and just as with iOS 7 one big beef is with battery drain.