About technology, practicals, tricks and braggarts. The final stretch of the 90s were very significant years for the world of technology: in 1996, for example, for the first time more emails were sent than letters in the United States; In 1997, a supercomputer developed by IBM called ‘Deep Blue’ gave us a taste of the power of modern computers by defeating the chess icon Kasparov – the first ‘match’ was played in February 1996 and was won by the chess player -; and already in 1998, specifically on September 4, Page and Brin founded Google Inc. All of them, important milestones. But almost as important to us as the first issue of Computer Hoy, which hit newsstands 23 years ago, a distant October 16, 1998, and is already number 1 in sales in Europe.
Practice, Current and Biweekly. This is how our headline reads since then –the hidden key of the self-defined special number 600 whose winners we publish in this one–. Many things have changed since then: trends come and go, but above all, technology management has become second nature to most. And, since 1998, Computer Hoy is not only synonymous with clear and objective analysis, or interesting news, but also with practical articles, guides, courses and tips and tricks on everything related to computers, Windows, Office, Internet and the smartphones. All with our personal, informal and understandable touch, in equal measure.
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Was it the correct approach? Of course. As I said on this same page a few numbers ago, in 1998 it was urgent to learn. And now that? More than ever. According to INE data, 81.4% of households have some type of computer equipment, but, while 64.1% of users know how to install apps or software, only 27.8% claim to know how to adjust their configuration and waste it. It is surprising, yes, that 46.1% indicate having advanced computer skills and 41.1% in digital skills. Perhaps, we are a country of lazy … or braggarts. In case you need it –for a friend–, we offer you the best tricks, one more number.
Discover in video the main themes of this issue
The latest in social media: What is talked about on the Net
Enter ComputerHoy.com to find out minute by minute what is happening in technology and mobility, and share it on Facebook and Twitter.
The photo of the week
A new home now in print.
Top 5: Important news …
… and what they mean to you.
News: Hobby of the week
Topic of the week: Ready for Windows 11
Along with the launch of the new operating system, Microsoft has presented its corresponding hardware. What can the new Surface devices do?
Topic of the week: Innovation from top to bottom
Amazon throws the house out the window and presents a lot of new products, especially for the United States. However, some of the exciting news will also reach our country. We talk about it.
All about safety: With lead feet …
Unfortunately, deception and lies are part of everyday life on the Internet. The following cases are a matter of concern to our readers.
Gadget of the week: Suunto 9, don’t stop
Not all sports watches are the same nor are all athletes. Suunto 9 is able to track your activity for 120 hours at a time.
The latest in technology, apps, leisure, VR, companies, education and startups.
The best tricks for your computer and mobile
Incredibly simple and very practical for day to day: on the following pages of this article, we offer you a lot of clever tricks that you cannot miss. They will make your life easier!
Best Practices: Create Formulas in Excel
Not enough with the functions that Excel incorporates? No problem, we teach you to create your own formulas, so you can use them in this spreadsheet.
Photo retouching: Remove the background from your photos
Let’s take a look at Remove.bg, a free tool that removes backgrounds from photos using artificial intelligence. Find out how it works.
Connected Home: Which Router to Choose?
You have tired of the limitations of the router provided by your Internet provider and have decided to buy a new one. But which one to choose? We help you make the best decision.
Tricks for Microsoft Authenticator
The Microsoft Authenticator app helps you protect your accounts on the Internet. Read here how it works.
Comparison: 14 Laptops tested
A lot of power, a bright screen and good equipment: if you want a decent laptop, you have to pay at least € 800 today, and this is shown by our comparison.
The latest technology
Huawei MateStation S desktop, AVM FRITZ! Repeater 6000 WiFi extender, Genesis Nitro 890 gaming chair, Roccat Syn Pro Air headphones, Amazfit GTR 3 Pro watch, Logitech MX Keys Mini keyboard and Jabra Elite 7 Pro headphones.
Connected Car: “Walker, there is no way …”
You make your way by walking …, although today you have to wander among mobility options as curious as this new Citroën. What is it really for? Worth? We take it very, very far in our backpack to tell you about our experience.
Technology for everyone: Show that it is you
Proving identity on the Internet is vital to be able to carry out official procedures. The problem is that there are several different methods, all of them quite confusing. We will try to explain them.
We solve your doubts: Questions & Answers
There are many questions about technical issues that you send us. In this section we answer all your questions.
The dissatisfied user: A retro museum or autumn cleaning?
Terrible choice. When grime meets nostalgia in the pile of boxes with your 30-year-old video games, it’s very difficult to choose what to get rid of first.
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