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DRM is harmful to our security. At best, it’s a necessary evil — and it’s arguably not necessary and isn’t worth the trade-off. Here’s how DRM and the laws that protect it make our computers less secure and criminalize telling us about the problems. DRM Can Open Security Holes Digital Rights Management (DRM) itself can […]
Here’s what AnTuTu, the popular benchmark app for Android, is actually measuring and what each benchmark means for real-world use.
Microsoft accounts are used for OneDrive file storage, Outlook.com emails, Skype conversations, and even signing into Windows 8. You’ll want to get that Microsoft account back if it’s ever hacked. Here is how.
Browsers on Android can have different rendering engines, so some browsers can be faster than others.
It’s easy to go overboard with cleaning your PC. When you’re cleaning your PC, be sure you know what you’re getting into — it’s easy to break something.
Your antivirus software is watching you. A recent study shows that popular antivirus applications like Avast assign your computer a unique identifier and send a list of all web addresses you visit to the manufacturer. If the antivirus finds a suspicious document, it will send the document to the antivirus company. Yes, your antivirus company might […]
Imagine your files, settings, and apps followed you everywhere. In Windows 8 that’s possible and we will show you how it works.
Most of us know Heartbleed as a bug that affected websites and web servers, but Android 4.1.1 also uses the vulnerable version of OpenSSL. This means some Android smartphone and tablets are vulnerable to Heartbleed attacks.
In Windows 8.1 battery-saving features moved! Otherwise they are similar to options seen in previous Windows versions. Learn more to make your tablet or laptop battery last as long as possible.
Windows 8 isn’t perfect. That said, most blue screens and application crashes aren’t Windows’ fault. Our tips will help you identify exactly what’s wrong with your PC and fix it.
Drive images can be cloned to another drive. This is useful for duplicating USB drives or backing up a drive’s contents before overwriting it. This should also work with SD cards — even bootable ones.
The Mac drive you are trying to read on Windows may not be broken! Some Mac drives are formatted with HFS+, a file system Windows can’t read unless you use the right tools.
The Heartbleed bug has been the subject of much hand-wringing and has been called one of the most serious computer security breaches of all time. But some people aren’t convinced — after all, who has Heartbleed actually harmed? Well, there have been several reported attacks of Heartbleed being used to do real harm. If you […]
With Windows 8, finding the 25-digit product key got harder. But you still need it to download installation media or install on a machine that didn’t come pre-installed with Windows 8.
In Safe Mode, you can troubleshoot and fix Windows issues. When you enter Safe Mode, Windows loads a minimal environment that ensures a stable system.