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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Has my Facebook been hacked?

    With over one billion active daily users, Facebook is increasingly becoming an attack vector of choice for those with malicious intent.
  • Things to consider before you make the jump from cable to streaming services

    If you are thinking about cutting the cord and getting all your television content online, there’s much to consider before you get out the scissors.
  • Programmable credit cards such as Plastc are gamble in mobile payments

    A programmable credit card, such as Plastc, is something I view as an interim device until our smartphones become a more viable payment device.
  • How to use Windows troubleshooting tools

    Ken Colburn explains how to properly use your Windows computer's diagnostic mode to troubleshoot.
  • Tips for speeding up your bogged-down computer

    No matter how much money you spend on a computer, if you don’t maintain it regularly, it can become noticeably slower in a fairly short period of time.
  • ‘Fun’ quizzes on Facebook exist to get your information

    Finding out what your face says about your past or what animal you are thanks to a Facebook quiz is fun, but those exist to collect your information.
  • Do CDs and DVDs wear out over time?

    While CDs and DVDs don't "wear out" in the traditional sense, a few different factors can affect how long they will hold important information.
  • You can use an old smartphone as a security system depending on your needs

    If you’re like most Americans, you probably have an old smartphone collecting dust because you upgraded. It can be used as part of a security system.
  • Is getting an Apple smartphone really safer than one that runs Android?

    I’m trying to decide on a new smartphone. Is it true that iPhones are safer than Android smartphones?