zdnet news

Subscribe to zdnet  news  feed
White papers, case studies, technical articles, and blog posts relating to
Updated: 2 weeks 5 days ago

Cancel NASA: Coronavirus is America's final frontier now

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 16:00
If we can cancel our lives, and sports, and everything else, we can end our manned space program

Google researchers: COVID-19 super-spreaders are a big part of the problem

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 19:33
Google data scientists constructed a simulation of how super-spreaders, people with above-average numbers of contacts, spread COVID-19. One of the findings of the research is that testing for infection needs to be more selective than simply mass-testing everyone in the population.

Microsoft takes the wraps off its new spring Surface devices, accessories

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 18:02
The Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Dock 2, Surface Headphones 2, Surface Earbuds, and a USB-C Travel Hub are all available for preorder and will be shipping this month.

Windows 10 and macOS: Here are the six apps I install first

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 16:29
Here are the six apps I install first, whether I'm setting up a Windows 10 PC or a Mac.

Australia's COVIDSafe contact tracing story is full of holes and we should worry

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 04:46
The government's coronavirus strategy bets heavily on an unproven COVID-19 tracing app, but the lack of a working back end and ham-fisted messaging risks the loss of the public's trust.

TubeMate 3

Wed, 04/15/2020 - 00:20
TubeMate, a very popular video downloader, has been upgraded with all new design and great user experiences. Convenient right and left...

Zoom security: Your meetings will be safe and secure if you do these 10 things

Tue, 04/14/2020 - 17:49
Is Zoom video conferencing safe to use or isn't it? That all depends on how well you follow these best practices.

NYU scientists: Largest US study of COVID-19 finds obesity the single biggest 'chronic' factor in New York City's hospitalizations

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 23:40
Doctors at NYU Langone Health center conducted the largest study so far of US hospital admissions for COVID-19, focused on New York City. They found obesity, along with age, was the biggest deciding factor in hospital admissions, which may suggest the role of hyper-inflammatory reactions that can happen in those with the disease.

An Apple employee laughed because I bought a new MacBook Air

Sun, 04/12/2020 - 17:00
I asked a currently idle Apple store employee about my new MacBook Air. He offered robust views.

Coronavirus: Apple and Tesla reveal the new products they're making in COVID-19 fight

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 17:15
Apple puts its expertise into face shields, while Tesla engineers create a ventilator prototype using Tesla Model 3 parts.

CCleaner

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 03:35
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system allowing Windows to...

New Windows 10 bug hits home working: Outlook, Office 365, Teams can't access internet

Fri, 03/27/2020 - 16:24
Microsoft is rushing to release an out-of-band fix in early April for a Windows 10 connectivity bug.

TubeMate

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 03:22
TubeMate YouTube Downloader enables you to quickly access, search, share, and download YouTube videos. Because downloading always happens...

Malwarebytes

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 20:04
Malwarebytes 4 is smarter, faster, and lighter than ever before. Go beyond antivirus and stop worrying about online threats.

Comcast kept calling me. It was the beginning of a little nightmare

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 18:00
Comcast's customer service used to be the stuff of distraught legend. The company put a lot of effort into making it better. But then something went wrong with my cable service.

Ransomware installs Gigabyte driver to kill antivirus products

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 20:22
RobbinHood ransomware deploys novel technique to make sure it can encrypt files without being interrupted.

Don't buy these Apple products: February 2020 edition

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:01
Read before spending your money!

Speed up your iPhone by clearing the RAM

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 20:43
iPhone feeling sluggish? Here's how to reset the RAM and speed it up. And this works for all iPhone models, whether they have Touch ID or Face ID.

How to get rid of bloatware and clean your Windows 10 Start menu (without questionable cleanup tools)

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 19:02
Windows is powerful, but it often arrives on your PC as a bloated, crapware-filled mess. Here's how to remove the bloatware and clean it up, without making things worse with more crapware-filled helper apps.

The $15/terabyte hard drive is coming

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 19:35
I just saw a Western Digital external hard drive special: a 12TB desktop drive for $187. How do drive vendors do it?

Pages