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Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:51:28 +0000

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The cheapskate's guide to buying a new PC or Mac

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:04:00 +0000

Only suckers pay sticker price for a new Windows PC or Mac. If you're patient and willing to do some research, you can save hundreds of dollars and get a more powerful configuration than you ever dreamed possible. Here's how.

Windows 10 tip: Turn on File History for automatic backups

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:16:27 +0000

Windows 10's File History feature keeps regular copies of files so you can roll back to a previous version of a file or restore an entire system. The feature is designed to use an external drive, but you can also specify a network location. Here's how.

Tips, tricks and shortcuts: Ed Bott makes Windows 10 work for you

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:28:00 +0000

Need help navigating Windows 10? Let Windows pro Ed Bott be your guide.

StorPool update adds data backup, disaster recovery options, iSCSI support

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:08 +0000

The shape of the storage market will change beyond recognition over the next five years, according to vendor.

Augmented reality, AI, and autonomous delivery -- is this the future of food?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:07 +0000

As technology evolves, Just Eat is working on new and interesting ways to help you order takeaway.

Windows 10 tip: Jump through your list of installed apps

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:04 +0000

The Windows 10 Start menu includes a handy scrolling list of all the apps and desktop programs you've installed. It also offers a hidden alphabetical index. Here's how to make that index visible.

Fake news: It's not just for politics anymore

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 00:44:00 +0000

The problem of fake news isn't just limited to election campaigns. Legitimate tech reporters have been tearing their hair out over bogus stories for years. The latest example is a report that Microsoft is giving telemetry information to a well-known security company. It's not true, but Google and Bing don't seem to care.

Windows 10 tip: Keep your Microsoft account secure with 2-factor authentication

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:13:00 +0000

Signing in to Windows 10 with a Microsoft account is convenient, unless your password is stolen or phished. Protect yourself by turning on additional security features.

Tech Ticker: Super-fast external SSD on tap; tech distractions cause of spike in traffic deaths?

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:48:00 +0000

This week's headlines: Plextor announces a super-fast external SSD. Bring your own USB Type-C cable. Also, highway fatalities are up alarmingly in the U.S., and the NHTSA blames smartphones and dashboard apps.

Tech Ticker: Google reacts to "fake news" criticism; Office Depot reportedly using fake viruses to sell "protection"

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 21:24:00 +0000

This week's headlines: A report claims Google plans to change its search results to avoid publicizing fake news sites. An investigation found that Office Depot repair technicians are selling unneeded security plans to meet sales goals. Also, tech publishing giant IDG is reportedly in talks to sell itself to a Chinese group.

Microsoft adds Office Hub app to Windows 10 preview

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:54:00 +0000

For months, Microsoft has been bundling a Get Office app with Windows 10. Until now, it's been little more than an Office 365 ad. All that's about to change, based on the new Office Hub app included with the latest Windows 10 preview release.

Windows 10 tip: Protect removable storage devices with BitLocker encryption

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:39:00 +0000

Do you use a USB flash drive, MicroSD card, or portable hard drive to keep backups of important files? Protect yourself by encrypting removable storage devices so your files can't be accessed if the drive is lost or stolen.

When will Microsoft end support for your version of Windows or Office?

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:16:00 +0000

As we count down to the New Year, the support clock is ticking. Microsoft will pull the plug on Windows Vista in mere months and on Office 2007 in less than a year. So how long until Windows 7, Office 2010, and other currently supported versions reach the end of the line?

Patch Tuesday overhaul: Microsoft to replace security bulletin index with database-driven portal

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:50:00 +0000

Over the past year, IT admins and security professionals have had to deal with massive changes in the way Microsoft delivers updates. Beginning in 2017, they'll have to adjust to a new format for security bulletins as well.

Tech Ticker: Russia blocks LinkedIn; 4 out of 5 IT jobs to be replaced by 'AI-type systems'?

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:06:00 +0000

This week's headlines: Putin's war on American tech companies escalates. Also, Yahoo admits in an SEC filing that it knew about a major breach as early as 2014, a big-time VC predicts 80 percent of IT jobs will be replaced by automation, and Samsung responds to the nightmarish Galaxy Note 7 recall.

Windows 10 tip: How to enable the built-in Administrator account (and why you shouldn't)

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 13:28:00 +0000

In Windows 10, the built-in Administrator account is disabled. You can open a Command Prompt window and enable it with two commands, but think twice before you go down that road.

Slack versus Microsoft Teams: It's really no contest

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 12:29:00 +0000

If you simply look at feature lists, Microsoft Teams looks like a fierce competitor for Slack. But look a little closer and you'll see that the products aren't competing for the same customers.

Windows 10 tip: Move your synced OneDrive files to a new location

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:14:50 +0000

There's no obvious way to relocate the folder where OneDrive saves your synced files, but it can be done. Here's the secret, in five steps.

Is that a PC on your desk? Windows hybrids, Macs and iPads struggle for share

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:43:00 +0000

As the lines between tablets and laptops continue to blur, it gets harder to tell what's a PC and what isn't. Even the two biggest research firms can't agree. No wonder the rest of us are confused.

Tech Ticker: Ballmer says he broke up with Gates over hardware; Russia says 'nyet' to Microsoft

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:57:00 +0000

This week's headlines: Steve Ballmer opens up on why he split with Bill Gates and Microsoft, Russia cuts ties with Microsoft, and another giant of the early PC press passes away. Also, what happens to the @POTUS Twitter account when a new President takes the oath of office in 2017.