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As Windows 7 support ends, these are your four options

zdnet news - Tue, 01/14/2020 - 02:08
If your business is still running on Windows 7, it's time to get serious about how you're going to handle the January 14, 2020 end of support. Here are your four options.

Here's what will happen to your Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020

zdnet news - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 21:14
Microsoft is ready to push a full-screen warning to Windows 7 users who are still running the OS after January 14. The nag-screen payload is part of the December 10 Patch Tuesday monthly rollup.

5 popular Windows 10 settings tweaks you need to quit using

zdnet news - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 20:39
The longer you've used Windows the more likely you are to have built up a collection of tips and tricks for squeezing out extra performance. Here are five popular techniques that haven't stood the test of time and deserve to be retired.

Linux gaming made easy: The fastest way to get up and running

zdnet news - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 19:11
Did you know that there are many top-tier commercial games available for Linux? Here's the quickest way we know to get up and running.

The end of Windows 7 is the real end of the PC era

zdnet news - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 04:00
The certainties that Windows 7 embodied have long gone, and that's no bad thing.

Unremovable malware found preinstalled on low-end smartphone sold in the US

zdnet news - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 21:31
Malwarebytes said it found malware pre-installed on Unimax U673c handsets, sold by Assurance Wireless (Virgin Mobile) in the US.

Why is your iPhone's battery draining so fast?

zdnet news - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 18:15
Is your iPhone's battery draining faster than expected? Here's how you can find out whether this is a hardware problem, or an app that is misbehaving, and become an iPhone battery wizard!

Advanced SystemCare Free

zdnet news - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 11:00
Advanced SystemCare is an all-in-one yet easy-to-use software to clean, optimize, speed up, and protect your PC and your privacy. The...

The Y2K bug is back, causing headaches for developers again

zdnet news - Wed, 01/08/2020 - 17:30
Twenty years ago, some developers dealt with the millennium bug by postponing it until... now.

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade

zdnet news - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 21:14
Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there's no evidence that the free upgrades will end any time soon.

CES 2020: The best tech, gadgets on show (so far)

zdnet news - Tue, 01/07/2020 - 16:01
Robots, pet tech, IoT, and mobile enterprise devices are all being showcased in Las Vegas this year.

Why and how to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint

zdnet news - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 21:00
Windows 7 is down to its last days. If you don't care for Windows 10, it's time to consider running Linux Mint instead.

The Maker Knife v1.1

zdnet news - Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:27
I've heard so much about Giaco Whatever's Maker Knife that I just needed to get my hands on one. While I'm a big fan of folding knives and multitools, it is undoubtedly quicker and easier to replace a box cutter blade than it is to sharpen a knife blade properly. Also, the risk to the tool is so much less -- if I chip or bend the blade, it doesn't matter.

New USB cable kills your Linux laptop if stolen in a public place

zdnet news - Fri, 01/03/2020 - 02:56
Building your own BusKill cable costs between $20 and $45.

The 6 life-changing tech habits you need this year

zdnet news - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 05:24
Turning the page on the calendar and starting a new year is a great opportunity to develop some good new habits. These tech recommendations will make anyone smarter and safer.

Google Pixel 4a may launch with hole-punch camera and 3.5 mm audio jack

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Sun, 12/29/2019 - 18:21
As we look ahead to all the new phones of 2020, one of the first out of the rumor gate is the mid-range Pixel 4a. Details are a bit sketchy at the moment, but stay tuned for more in the first half of 2020.

Crazy-expensive weird gifts you can find on Amazon if you're insane

zdnet news - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 18:00
We're all for spending money to buy quality items. But this is ridiculous. In this gallery, we highlight the craziest, most expensive gift ideas we could find on Amazon. It hurts to even show them to you

Chinese hacker group caught bypassing 2FA

zdnet news - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 11:15
Chinese state-sponsored group APT20 has been busy hacking government entities and managed service providers.

Star Wars Note 10 Plus and Garmin watch, OnePlus 5G, and Motorola RAZR (MobileTechRoundup show #489)

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Mon, 12/23/2019 - 01:27
A couple of Star Wars-themed devices ended up in Matt's hands just as the new movie was released. We also spent more time with the 5G OnePlus phone on T-Mobile while Kevin is considering the folding Motorola RAZR.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Special Edition hands-on: The dark side of the force is strong

Zdnet Smartphones and cell phones - Fri, 12/20/2019 - 18:21
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 Plus is one of the best smartphones available today. With the release of the new Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, Samsung released a themed device with hardware and software elements depicting Kylo Ren in various ways.