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  • newThe 14 best Firefox add-ons of 2017

    The 14 best Firefox add-ons of 2017

    Firefox isn’t the most popular browser in the world — that honor now goes to Google Chrome — but it still has an ardent following. And after slipping in recent years, it has been on something of a rebound this year. On top of that, Mozilla made…
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  • Why virtual assistants are the ‘killer app’ for wearables

    Why virtual assistants are the ‘killer app’ for wearables

    Star Trek got it right.In the future, we’ll interact with computers mostly by talking.But for those computers to be available for instant interaction, they’ll have to be attached to our physical persons. I’m talking about virtual assistants on…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Strong and stable: The iOS security guide

    Strong and stable: The iOS security guide

    Apple’s smartphones are highly secure, but if your private or enterprise data matters to you, it’s essential to ensure your iPhone (or iPad) is as secure as possible.Why security mattersJust because almost all mobile malware targets Android does…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 11:36am -
  • IDG Contributor Network: Critical updates to IE and Flash for November Patch Tuesday

    IDG Contributor Network: Critical updates to IE and Flash for November Patch Tuesday

    November brings a relatively light series of updates from Microsoft. We see a return to form, with Microsoft releasing another critical update to Adobe Flash and several critical patches to Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge. Office and Window…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:15am -
  • Patch alert: Microsoft acknowledges printer bug; forced 1709 upgrades continue

    Patch alert: Microsoft acknowledges printer bug; forced 1709 upgrades continue

    The patches have been out for only a few days, but as best I as can tell at this early juncture, November’s Patch Tuesday bugs aren’t as bad as they were in October. Thank Redmond.If you use an Epson dot matrix printer, if you’re seeing an erro…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:06am -
  • IDG Contributor Network: The big unspoken problem with digital assistants

    IDG Contributor Network: The big unspoken problem with digital assistants

    AI-driven digital assistants are fast becoming our way to interfacing with everything.  We largely had them in our phones first, then in our homes, but they are coming in our cars, and they are appearing in our offices.   Each of these AI virtual…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 8:55am -
  • Review: The iPhone X is the best phone for business, period.

    Review: The iPhone X is the best phone for business, period.

    Ten years ago, the original iPhone ushered in a new world for mobile computing and sparked the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement at work. Soon after it arrived, iPhones were showing up everywhere in the office, forcing companies to quickly scramb…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:34am -
  • Now THAT'S a job interview!

    Now THAT'S a job interview!

    It's the 1990s, and this network admin pilot fish is being interviewed for a job at a manufacturing plant -- and he's curious about who he'll be replacing."After interviewing with a few managers, I found out that the current network admin was actuall…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

    10 ways we’ll move beyond the keyboard

    Communication evolutionImage by ThinkstockSince the very first days of the computer age we’ve been tinkering with how, exactly, we talk with our machines. The traditional keyboard and mouse have had a long run, but the touchscreens that now dominat…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

    Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

    Microsoft never sleeps. Even before the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was rolled out, the company began work on the next major update to Windows 10, code-named Redstone 4. As it did with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has been rel…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 8:17pm -

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Macworld

  • newHow to close apps on the iPhone X
    It’s a common misconception that closing out apps on your iPhone helps extend battery life. This isn’t really true—iOS suspends inactive background applications qui5te effectively. Re-starting apps from scratch takes more time and can result in…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Black Friday 2017: The best early deals
    Black Friday is no longer just the day after Thanksgiving. Now deals spill out willy-nilly from retailers at almost any given time in November.Just a year or two ago, most discounts weren’t any good. But that’s changed.While the deals that comman…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 17, 5:21pm -
  • How to take a screenshot on the iPhone X

    How to take a screenshot on the iPhone X

    Taking screenshots is one of the most-used iPhone features, and with iOS 11’s new screenshot editing features, it’s more useful than ever. But you've always taken a screenshot by pressing the Side button and Home button, and that won’t work on…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • The annual ritual: An airing of iOS grievances
    Yes, it’s time again for the exercise we go through literally every year, like the running of the bulls, it’s time to declare this year’s iOS update to be the worst ever!Writing for Gizmodo, Adam Clark Estes says “iOS 11 Is Killing Me.”Soft…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • iPhone 8 Plus vs. iPhone X: Which one should you buy?
    This article was updated on November 17, 2017 with info on the iPhone X’s availability and general buying advice. For the first time, Apple has not just two sizes of its newest iPhone, but two distinctly different iPhones. There’s the iPhone 8…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:45pm -
  • iOS 11.2: Beta 4 is now available for developers
    Updated 11/17/17: The fourth iOS 11.2 beta is available to the developers.iOS 11 is the biggest change to Apple’s mobile operating system in years. It’s so ambitious in scope that many of it’s promised features still haven’t shipped yet. iOS…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:39pm -
  • HomePod: Everything you need to know about Apple's smart speaker
    The HomePod (originally rumored to be called Siri Speaker) is a smart speaker with Wi-Fi capabilities intended to compete against Amazon Echo devices and Google Home—although it will be significantly more expensive. Revealed during Apple’s WWD…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:48pm -
  • iPhone 2018 rumors: New modem chips may mean better cellular connectivity
    Updated 11/17/17: A new report from KGI details several improvements to cellular connectivity.It’s not enough that the new iPhone X is only a few days old; rumors about next year’s iPhone are already starting to fly. We’ll keep track of what’…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
  • Apple delays HomePod till 2018
    Here’s one Apple product you won’t find under the tree this year: HomePod. While Apple had originally planned to release its HomePod smart speaker in December, it has now announced that it will be pushed back until early 2018.In a statement to Ma…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:19pm -
  • Hex TLS Bluetooth speaker review: 808 Audio delivers solid mono thump and good looks, but few amenities
    This speaker is attractive, rugged, easy to pack, and it delivers an authoritative thump, but it's missing a few key features, including speakerphone functionality and the ability to charge other USB devices.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 9:00am -

PCMag

  • KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (for Android)

    KeepSolid VPN Unlimited (for Android)

    KeepSolid VPN Unlimited is an affordable Android VPN that secures your traffic and offers additional protection to boot. It offers good speeds and a strong server selection, making it an excellent choice.
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  • Asus ROG Swift PG258Q

    Asus ROG Swift PG258Q

    The Asus ROG Swift PG258Q is a pricey 25-inch-class monitor that offers a wealth of features for gamers, including an ultra-fast refresh rate and Nvidia's G-Sync technology.
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  • CryptoPrevent Premium 8

    CryptoPrevent Premium 8

    CryptoPrevent Premium 8 has been fighting ransomware since the venerable CryptoLocker, but it's vastly more intrusive than competing products, and it proved seriously ineffective in testing.
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  • Brother MFC-L8610CDW

    Brother MFC-L8610CDW

    With solid output quality and speed, competitive running costs, and bundled document-management software, the Brother MFC-L8610CDW is a good choice if you need a color laser for a small, home, or micro office.
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  • Asus Designo Curved MX34VQ

    Asus Designo Curved MX34VQ

    The Asus Designo Curved MX34VQ is a 34-inch gaming monitor with a steep curve and some nice features, including a wireless charging base, gamer-friendly settings, and a powerful audio system.
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  • DJI Spark

    DJI Spark

    The DJI Spark is a $500 palm-size gesture-controlled selfie drone for the masses, but it's hampered by short flying time and an app that could be easier to use.
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  • TorGuard VPN (for iPhone)

    TorGuard VPN (for iPhone)

    TorGuard's VPN service is among the most comprehensive available, and it earns decent scores in our speed tests. Its user interface could use an update, however.
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  • TunnelBear VPN (for iPhone)

    TunnelBear VPN (for iPhone)

    TunnelBear is not only capable, but funny and friendly. And it won't get in your way. It's a good mobile VPN choice for those without much tech knowledge.
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  • Hide My Ass VPN (for iPhone)

    Hide My Ass VPN (for iPhone)

    Hide My Ass VPN has a cheeky name, but its web-traffic protection is no joke. However, its friendly, simple interface can't make up for its high per-device price.
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  • AnchorFree Hotspot Shield Elite (for iPhone)

    AnchorFree Hotspot Shield Elite (for iPhone)

    AnchorFree Hotspot Shield Elite is a capable VPN with the unusual ability to block dangerous websites. But it's still pricey for what you get.
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