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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?

He ordered coffee while wearing an AirPod. The barista refused to serve him

Sun, 02/02/2020 - 18:00
Apple announced this week that AirPods are selling in untold numbers. It seems, though, that in some places of business, they're not always welcome.

I tried Microsoft's new browser on my MacBook and got a peculiar surprise

Sun, 01/19/2020 - 18:00
Could anyone possibly be excited by, or even interested in, a new browser. I tried the new Microsoft Edge on my MacBook Air and examined my feelings.

Google reveals new Python programming language course: Scholarships for 2,500

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 17:27
Google creates a new Python training certificate to boost your chances of getting a job.

FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 02:22
The SharePoint CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability has been one of the most targeted security flaws.

Using Google Authenticator? Here's why you should get rid of it

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 19:49
Google Authenticator is the granddaddy of two-factor authentication apps, but it's old and has some severe downsides.

Beware of this sneaky phishing technique now being used in more attacks

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:57
Security company researchers warn of a large increase in conversation-hijacking attacks. Here's what they are and how to spot them.

Meet the new Microsoft Edge: Your move, Google

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 17:56
Microsoft has started rolling out its new Edge browser to the general public. Its new features should be welcomed by consumers and enterprise customers, but how will Google respond?

Microsoft January 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 49 security bugs

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 01:48
Today's patches also fix a major vulnerability in Windows' cryptographic library.

Windows 7 end of life: Security risks and what you should do next

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 17:42
Microsoft Windows 7 will no longer receive security patches - and cyber criminals will be looking to exploit it to target businesses that still haven't upgraded from Windows 7. Getting your security strategy right is vital.

As Windows 7 support ends, these are your four options

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

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

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

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

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