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    If hackers can access public figures’ email accounts, how can I stay safe?

    There are many lessons that to be learned from the email hacks of public figures. The most important lesson is that people are easy to compromise.
  • This product image released by Mophie shows a powerstation plus. Mophie has a number of universal external battery chargers that can recharge cellphones, iPods, iPads and other electronics when their batteries run out. (AP Photo/Mophie)

    Don’t worry: Portable cellphone battery chargers are not likely to explode

    With all the stories surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, there seems to be a heightened awareness of cellphone battery issues, which is a good thing.
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    A webcam hack is a problem, but a sign of a much larger issue

    Putting tape over a webcam is a practical step to stop the effects of a hack, but if a hacker can access your webcam, they have access to everything.
  • In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, photo, water is poured on an Apple iPhone 7, in Edison, N.J. The iPhone joins Samsung’s flagship devices in offering water and dust resistance. It’s meant for accidental spills and dunks, not for underwater use. The touch screen, for instance, won’t be as responsive, and sound isn’t as clear. (AP Photo/Anick Jesdanun)

    The difference between water-resistant and waterproof in smartphones

    There's a fine line between water-resistant and waterproof smartphones by definition, but that line could mean a lot to a consumer.
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    Is it safe to have your browser store all of your passwords?

    If you never save passwords in your browser, it’s certainly safer, but what you really need to do is weigh the actual risks against the convenience.
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    Using a password management program can be a good way to stay safe online

    No process is 100 percent secure, but if you’re using the same password everywhere, you’re in about the highest risk category that exists.
  • The lightning port of an iPhone 7 is shown during an event to announce new Apple products on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Why is Apple getting rid of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7?

    Apple is removing the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7. There are some concerns, but here's why the tech giant made the decision.
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    Do some thinking, testing before you spend big on voice recognition software

    Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides over the years, but there are still many challenges.
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    Sharing your Netflix password is not against the law

    Despite the clickbait you read on Facebook and Twitter, it is not against the law to share your Netflix password with friends and family.
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    Do my account passwords really need to be 10 characters long?

    I’ve been told that my passwords should now be at least 10 characters long in order to be secure nowadays. Is that true?
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    The downside to mandatory password changes

    Passwords are often referred to as the weakest link in security by many cybersecurity professionals, primarily because of the human element.
  • This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo shows Windows 10 operating on a Microsoft Surface computer, photographed in New York. Windows 10 modernizes computing by merging the best of desktop and touch-screen experiences. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    I wouldn’t rush to download the Windows 10 anniversary update

    There are many interesting new features and tweaks included in the Windows 10 anniversary update, but I wouldn’t hurry to download it just yet.
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    What do to if you get a warning about a website’s security certificate

    A few things could spur a warning about a website's security certificate. Here's what to do.
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    3 back-to-school computer tips

    Much like the "spring cleaning" season, the back-to-school season is a good time to evaluate your computer to make sure it’s secured among other things.
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    Is it worth it to get an extended warranty for my new computer?

    As with any extended warranty, you have to weigh the risks against the cost of coverage to make an informed decision if it's worth it for your new computer.