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  1. How to save and convert online video or audio for freeThu, 27 Sep 2012 06:34:42 EST
    Free software for making videos and audios tested, used, and reviewed. More...
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  2. Finally; Google Chrome will support Do Not TrackMon, 24 Sep 2012 06:48:13 EST
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  3. Minnesota woman fined $222,000 for 24 illegal song downloadsSun, 23 Sep 2012 10:16:33 EST
    The first jury trial for a file-sharing suit brought by the major record labels has resulted in a $222,000 fine for a Minnesota woman accused of downloading and distributing more than 1,700 songs on the file-sharing site KaZaA. More...
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  4. "Omg this is so cool!" Pinterest hack feeds spam to Twitter and FacebookThu, 20 Sep 2012 06:38:34 EST
    Users of the social, image-sharing network Pinterest are complaining about widespread account takeovers that have spilled image spam onto adjoining social networks like Twitter and Facebook. More...
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  5. Wikipedia wins, Craigslist loses in Clickwrapped's assessment of who respects your rights onlineWed, 19 Sep 2012 06:37:14 EST
    Wikipedia wins, Craigslist loses in Clickwrapped's assessment of who respects your rights online More...
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  6. How do I use an open WiFi hotspot safely?Tue, 18 Sep 2012 06:46:44 EST
    Open WiFi hotspots at coffee shops, airports and other public places are opportunities for hackers to steal information. I'll review how to stay safe. More...
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  7. Top Four Work-from-Home ScamsMon, 17 Sep 2012 16:38:27 EST
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  8. Free Pandora Recovery Software Review Mon, 17 Sep 2012 07:07:01 EST
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  9. Facebook: There are over 83 million fake accounts on our site INFOGRAPHICMon, 17 Sep 2012 07:04:01 EST
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  10. US schools track teens by putting chips into students' ID cardsFri, 14 Sep 2012 16:17:03 EST
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PC World News
  1. 43% off Caller-ID Call Blocker For Robo-calls, Telemarketers and Other Nuisances - Deal AlertFri, 24 Mar 2017 16:38:00 -0700
    Just hit the big red "block now" button and say goodbye to robocalls, telemarketer calls, solicitor calls, elections calls, junk faxes or anyone else you'd prefer not to hear from. This small and discreet gadget can also block international and private numbers, as well as full area codes. It has a 1,000 number/area code memory with 200 numbers pre-programmed. The popular gadget averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 3,450 people on Amazon (73% rate 5 stars -- read recent reviews here), where its original list price is reduced 43% to $79.99. See the discounted 1,200 number call-blocker on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. This week in games: Mod fixes Nier: Automata PC woes, Up's house floats into Battlefield 1Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:22:00 -0700
    So were about a month out from Christmas now and...wait, what?Its only March? But weve already seen Nier, Mass Effect, Resident Evil, Stories Untold, Kona, with Thimbleweed Park and Yooka-Laylee right around the corner. Oh, and someZelda game for our console cousins. Crazy. Not as crazy as some of this news, though: Assassins Creed abandons the silver screen for the smaller screen, the Up house floats over war-torn France, and Fallout 4 VR is the most incredible thing youve ever seen in your life. Their words, not mine. This is gaming news for March 20 to 24.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploitsFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:06:00 -0700
    The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were patched years ago, according to Apple.WikiLeaks released a new set of files Thursday that supposedly came from the CIA. They contain details about the agencys alleged malware and attack capabilities against iPhones and Mac computers.The documents, dated 2012 and earlier, describe several implants that the CIA can install in the low-level extensible firmware interface (EFI) of Mac laptop and desktop computers. These EFI rootkits allow the agency's macOS spying malware to persist even after the OS is reinstalled.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeupFri, 24 Mar 2017 13:05:00 -0700
    Messaging has never been Googles strong suit. Aside from the various messaging apps from Android phone makers, it also has its own problems, with numerous overlapping apps that all have similar functions: Allo, Android Messages, Hangouts, Duo, Google Voice, and Google Talk. Now, Google is taking some much-needed steps to consolidate its efforts.On June 26, Google will finally be closing Google Talk for good. The instant messaging service affectionately known as Gchat is one of Googles oldest messaging apps, having been in existence since 2005. Way back in 2013, Google began encouraging Talk users to switch to Hangouts, and on June 26 the transition will be complete and its doors will be closed for good. On that day, any straggling Talk users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts for good, where they can continue chatting with their friends. (And for anyone who was hanging on just for the interface, Google notes that the Dense Roster setting in Hangouts will provide a similar experience.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. Dell's 28-inch 4K monitor is just $300 right nowFri, 24 Mar 2017 12:37:00 -0700
    The world may be excited about Dells stunning new 32-inch 8K monitor going on sale, but at the consumer level, everyones still barely living in a 4K world. Amazons trying to help change that a little today, howeverits currently selling a Dell 28-inch 4K Ultra high-definition monitor for $300.The Dell S2817QR features 3840x2160 resolution, a gamer-friendly refresh rate of 60Hz, and a 2ms response time. Its also capable of taking in content from two different sources and displaying them simultaneously using picture-in-picture or picture-by-picture mode.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrationsFri, 24 Mar 2017 11:26:00 -0700
    Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.The tech titan announced the Cortana Skills Kit in December of last year, saying at the time that it would be released to the public in February. As Microsoft watcher Brad Sams noted on Twitter, Microsoft missed that deadline, and the Skills Kit remains locked in a private beta with a select group of partners. Microsoft didnt offer an explanation for the delay, saying in a statement that the kit will be coming soon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. To punish Symantec, Google may distrust a third of the web's SSL certificates Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:23:00 -0700
    Google is considering a harsh punishment for repeated incidents in which Symantec or its certificate resellers improperly issued SSL certificates. A proposed plan is to force the company to replace all of its customers certificates and to stop recognizing the extended validation (EV) status of those that have it.According to a Netcraft survey from 2015, Symantec is responsible for about one in every three SSL certificates used on the web, making it the largest commercial certificate issuer in the world. As a result of acquisitions over the years the company now controls the root certificates of several formerly standalone certificate authorities including VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte and RapidSSL.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malwareFri, 24 Mar 2017 11:16:00 -0700
    Whats the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted is perhaps the best advice. But that doesnt mean Google Play is perfect. Security researchers do find new Android malware lurking on Googles official app store. Thats because hackers are coming up with sneaky ways to infiltrate the platform, despite the vetting processes that protect it. "Eventually, every wall can be breached," said Daniel Padon, a researcher at mobile security provider Check Point. To be sure, most Android users will probably never encounter malware on the Google Play store. Last year, the amount of malicious software that reached the platform amounted to only 0.16 percent of all apps, according to a new report from Google.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud accountFri, 24 Mar 2017 09:40:00 -0700
    If you arent using two-factor authentication to protect your Apple ID and iCloud account, you really should do it today. Hackers who claim to have millions of stolen iCloud credentials are demanding Apple pay a ransom or theyll release themand ZDNet obtained a sample set of credentials and determined theyre real. But guess what? Using two-factor authentication should protect you completely. Its easy to set up, so take a minute and do it now.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking youFri, 24 Mar 2017 09:03:00 -0700
    Its on. Recently, the United States Senate saw fit to allow Internet Service Providers to sell your web browsing history and other data to third parties. The action has yet to pass the House, but if it does, it means anyone concerned about privacy will have to protect themselves against over zealous data collection from their ISP. Some privacy-conscious folks are already doing thatbut many arent. If you want to keep your ISP from looking over your shoulder for data to sell to advertisers, here are three relatively simple actions you can take to get started.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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