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Angry Birds, Final Fantasy VII and Tecmo Bowl with up-to-date NFL rosters – all on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The FBI Ransomware didn’t only affect Windows users; Mac owners were conned into paying up. Ironically, however, the OSX version wasn’t really malware, but merely a browser popup that is easily removed.
Today we’re going to look at five websites you can check to find out what Google has already shut down – and what they might shut down next.
300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, so it is no surprise that malicious links can be found. Here are a few ways you might end up with malware watching YouTube videos.
These services all bring the channel surfing experience to the web in different ways, meaning you don’t have to decide what to watch.
Who makes Linux? Why are they giving it away? Can these people be trusted?
Adventure games are back in style! Okay, not really: the point-and-click genre peaked in the early ’90s, and is today mostly a niche. But it’s a pretty great niche!
Hackers and malware shut down nuclear centrifuges in Iran and severely damaged a German steel mill. Could software cause physical damage to your computer? Probably not, but anything connected to it is a different story.
I was a Windows user for years, but was doing things that have taught me I’m a Linux user at heart. Wondering if you’re a secret Linux user? Here are the warning signs.
Make ASCII art, talk to your computer and play text adventures. Your Linux command line isn’t just for work: it can be weirdly entertaining, if you know the right commands.
If you’re feeling constantly busy but never moving forward, it helps to take a few steps back and change the way you relate to time. It will help to define your life.
It’s really easy to set up Time Machine, the backup software that comes with every Mac — but how do you get your files back when things go wrong?
Why should you use Linux? To use some of the best applications made for any platform. If you don’t believe me, here’s a list of great Linux apps.
Seven years ago this operating system was among the top ten on DistroWatch; these days ZenWalk is obscure at 113th place. So not many people noticed when, earlier this year, a new version came out.
Get a working Slack client for Ubuntu, complete with notifications and an independent icon. ScudCloud is the unofficial Slack client Ubuntu users have been looking for.
The GHOST vulnerability is a flaw in a vital part of every major Linux distro. It could, in theory, allow hackers to take control of computers without the need for a username or password.
You use your Mac differently at home than you do at work. What if it knew the difference between these contexts, and set itself up accordingly?
Use your NAS, or any network share, for backing up your Mac with Time Machine.
Keeping your computer clean isn’t just smart: it’s your civic duty. A malware-ridden computer doesn’t just slow you down, it infects your friends’ and family’s computers, putting them at risk.
Is your Mac taking forever to boot? Here’s how to speed it up.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the windows you need open for various tasks or jobs? If this windows clutter causes you stress, virtual desktops are for you.
Stop Flash and other plugins from automatically loading in Safari. ClickToPlugin doesn’t just block Flash: it also lets you play videos without it, or even play them using AirPlay.
Cursive writing is an anachronism. Spending any classroom time on it is a waste because as a day-to-day skill, it is not at all practical in the modern, connected world.
Looking to get a particular program off your computer? Whether it’s a desktop or a modern app, here’s how to do that on Windows 8.