How to keep your iPhone but switch to Google or Microsoft apps

Your guide to a new software ecosystem. Your iPhone may be an Apple product, but it can still run your favorite Google and Microsoft apps. Ben Kolde via Unsplash/David Nield Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn’t mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and… Please follow and like us:

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Intel Processors Have Been Plagued By Security Flaw For More Than A Decade

For more than a decade, computer processors made by Intel contained a major security flaw that could allow malicious programs to gain access to vital and protected parts of a machine’s kernel memory, the Register reported. The issue has been kept under wraps for months as programmers have worked to fix the flaw before it could… Please follow and like us:

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White House blames North Korea for ‘Wannacry’ ransomware attack

The White House said Tuesday that North Korea was directly responsible for a “reckless” ransomware attack in May that struck computers in about 150 countries. Thomas Bossert, counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, said the U.S. has evidence that “cyber affiliates of the North Korean government” were involved in the attack. “This was a careless and reckless… Please follow and like us:

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Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them

Keep an eye out for these red flags. Catch laptop trouble as early as you can. Glenn Carstens-Peters/Unsplash When something goes seriously wrong with your laptop, you usually receive an advance warning. A virus might alter your security settings, for example, or a failing hard drive might start making funny noises. If you catch these signals… Please follow and like us:

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How to open your messed up files

Don’t trash them right away. You don’t have to be a software expert to repair a recalcitrant file. Markus Spiske/Unsplash What happens when you download a PDF that then refuses to load, or you open a video only to find it won’t play? Being unable to open files as usual is one of the most frustrating… Please follow and like us:

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5 advanced Firefox hacks to level up your browsing

Try out these tips, add-ons, and tricks. Boost your browsing with these advanced Firefox features. Igor Tishenko on Depositphotos Whether your computer runs Windows or macOS, Mozilla Firefox makes a great default browser. The free program is quick, intuitive, and packed with features. And you can customize it in all kinds of ways, from tweaking the… Please follow and like us:

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Five essential Dropbox tools you might be missing

Get more out of the app. Dig deeper into Dropbox and reap the benefits. David Nield/Popular Science Since its launch in 2007, Dropbox has become a leading product for fast and efficient file syncing between computers and the cloud. You can use it to keep files up-to-date across multiple computers, collaborate on work with other people,… Please follow and like us:

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Restore old print photos with free software

Get your pictures perfect. You can touch up old print photos using free software. Mr Cup/Fabien Barral/Unsplash When you want to revisit an old digital photo, you can simply scroll through your past social media posts or open your favorite storage app. But what about those physical prints from your film camera days—are they still filling… Please follow and like us:

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Five advanced Google Chrome hacks to level up your browsing

Search harder, better, faster. Do more with Google Chrome. Google Since this clean, bare-bones browser first saw the light of day in 2008, Google Chrome has steadily grown in popularity. Today, it enjoys the largest share of the browser market. In the process, it has developed significantly, from a simple Windows-only platform to an all-purpose application… Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft’s results beat analysts’ forecasts as profit more than doubles

SEATTLE — Microsoft’s quarterly profit more than doubled as the company’s cloud-computing products continued to gain traction. The three months that ended in June brought another jump in sales of Microsoft’s portfolio of business software, which includes its subscription-based version of Office and the Azure platform of on-demand computing power and data storage. The technology giant… Please follow and like us:

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How to keep other people off your Wi-Fi network

Give digital trespassers the boot. Make sure only welcome guests have access to your Wi-Fi. Stux/Pixabay You don’t want neighbors or passers-by stealing your Wi-Fi any more than you want them stealing your water, electricity, or carefully curated collection of Blu-ray movies. In fact it’s more serious than that—if someone can hook on to the same… Please follow and like us:

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Tips and add-ons for getting the most out of Google Play Music

Nine ways to upgrade your listening experience. Google Play Music can stream songs from the web as well as play your local music library. David Nield/Popular Science Google’s streaming music service doesn’t get the same attention as some of its other offerings, like Gmail or Maps, but this Spotify competitor is a powerful app, especially when… Please follow and like us:

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5 troubleshooting tips for fixing your own computer

DIY computer repair. You might be able to do a quick repair job on your computer yourself. Unsplash/Stanley Dai Many of us are so reliant on our computers, that when something goes wrong it’s a serious problem—like the power going out or the water getting cut off. Of course you want to get your system back… Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft Stock Is Geared Towards Higher Stock Prices

MSFT Stock: Keeping It Simple BUZ INVESTORS Higher Stock Prices Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) stock is an oldie but a goodie, and nothing speaks more highly about this company than its performance. An easy measure of this performance is that former CEO and co-founder Bill Gates is currently ranked as the richest man in the world… Please follow and like us:

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How to back up and protect all your data

No excuses. Backing up your data doesn’t have to be a chore. Western Digital When you sit down at the computer, you probably don’t want to spend your time backing up your files and data. It may not be as entertaining as Netflix or Facebook, but it just might be the most important job you can… Please follow and like us:

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