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  • How to Keep Your Mac and Apps Up To Date

    Keeping your Mac up-to-date may seem like a chore, but it’s an essential part of protecting yourself online. Apple and app developers patch security holes when they’re found—and they add helpful new features to macOS and your applications, too. Beyond the usual security patches and app updates, Apple offers shiny new versions of macOS to […]

  • Why Video Doorbells Are the Best Smarthome Gadget

    Video doorbells are the most important smarthome device you can buy. Smart light bulbs may be flashy, but—when properly integrated—a video doorbell will become something you can’t live without. They’re incredibly reasonable, too, costing just $99 to $199. If you could only have one smarthome device, you should make it a video doorbell—assuming you can […]

  • How to Fix a Black Screen After Updating Windows 10

    Some Windows 10 PCs have been rebooting to a black screen after installing the June 2019 cumulative update from Windows Update. This seems scary at first, but luckily there’s a quick fix that will solve your problem. If your Windows 10 PC reboots to a black screen, just press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard. Windows 10’s […]

  • Issues with Mozilla Firefox Extensions (Updated)

    Is your normal web browser Firefox? If it is, then you may have noticed an issue with Extensions for Firefox since Friday night (1/3/19). It seems, due to a certificate issue with the browser, that no add-ons/extensions are loading with Firefox. Today’s post will discuss what is going on, and a possible temp fix for this […]

  • Deal Alert: Apple Refurb iPhone Sale

    For those looking to get a deal on an iPhone, Apple may have the deal you’re looking for. Currently Apple has refurbished iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, and iPhone X on sale. The refurb phones offer a savings of anywhere from $50 to $220. Deal Alert: Apple Refurb iPhone Sale About The Deal Apple is offering deals […]

  • Twitter lurkers will love its new Popular Articles feature

    In an effort to make its platform better for new and logged-out users – and presumably, folks who don’t tweet much – Twitter is rolling out a new feature that surfaces articles that people in your feed are talking about. BuzzFeed News first spotted links to stories under a ‘Popular Articles’ header in the Explore tab […]

  • iOS 11’s Control Center buttons don’t actually turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, and that’s a problem

    Apple has confirmed security researcher Andrea Barisani’s slightly worrying discovery that, unlike previous versions, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in iOS 11’sControl Center don’t actually turn those respective antennae off. Instead, those buttons simply disconnect your iPhone or iPad from connected accessories. The company says that “both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will continue to be available, so you can use these important features: AirDrop AirPlay Apple Pencil Apple […]

  • WeChat reminds users of its privacy policy

    Surprise, surprise: it has been confirmed that WeChat gives your personal data to the Chinese government. The company declared in its 2015 overseas privacy policy: “We may be required to retain, preserve or disclose your Personal Information for a longer period of time: in order to comply with a court order, subpoena or other legal process; in […]