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LastPass vs. 1Password: Choose the best password manager for you

It wasn’t long ago that I raised an editorial toast to the reigning champion of password managers, LastPass, recommending it not only for its broad

Android 12 vs. Android 11: The new OS has a few tricks you need to try

Android 12, Google’s latest mobile operating system, arrived late last year. The update first came to Google’s Pixel phones, including the new Pixel 6 and

Better smart home security in 5 easy steps

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years during the pandemic, it’s how to manage spending a significant chunk of our time at home.

Albuquerque schools remain closed after cyberattack

Schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico, remained closed Friday as officials continued to investigate a cyberattack that shut down critical computer systems. .…Read more Better smart home security

Best free VPNs: Here’s why they don’t actually exist

Your VPN should be fast, secure and work with zero issues on your phone or laptop. So when you’re deciding which VPN service to use, quality should always come

Best VPN service of 2022

If you’re working remotely or you simply want to enjoy some basic privacy online, having a VPN is a smart idea. A virtual private network

TLDR Act aims to make website terms of service easier to understand

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has introduced legislation that aims to simplify the often lengthy and complex terms of service that people must agree

Netflix is raising prices again by $1 to $2 for every plan

Netflix is becoming one of the more expensive streaming services on the market. On Friday, the basic plan in the US jumped from $9 to $10,

Zoom privacy risks: The video chat app could be sharing more information than you think

The Zoom video meeting and chat app skyrocketed in popularity as millions of people looked for new ways to work, study and socialize amid the

Best live TV streaming service for cord cutters

At some point or another over the past few years, you’ve likely considered cutting the cable cord. Most of what you watch is on streaming anyway,

Ukrainian government networks infected with malware, Microsoft warns

Microsoft said late Saturday that it had identified dozens of computer networks at Ukrainian government agencies and organizations infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware.

Actually, you can get Microsoft Office with Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free

You’ll likely need access to a Microsoft Word document, a PowerPoint presentation or the product of another basic tool from Microsoft 365 at least once

Spice up your Zoom meetings by changing your background with these 4 steps

Millions of people took to the Zoom video chat app to work and study from home during the pandemic — and even with vaccines and boosters

White House meets with top software executives to talk security

Top executives from some of the world’s largest tech companies met with White House officials Thursday to discuss ways to boost the security of the

Best mobile VPN of 2022

Whether you’re browsing on public Wi-Fi at the airport or you simply want to protect your data while you’re on the go, it’s worth it

It’s time to fix Apple’s iMessage green bubble issues

Apple’s iMessage has a long history of separating people into “blue” and “green” bubbles based on whether they’re using an iPhone or Android phone. But

Stop straining to read small print on your iPhone, iPad or Mac screen with these tools

With the recent spike in remote and hybrid work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re spending a lot of time looking at screens. And while we’re navigating screens’

10 fun features you’ll want to try on that new iPad

There’s no denying the excitement that accompanies using a new iPad, or even exploring what’s new in a big software update. If you’ve managed to

What Image Sizes Are Relevant for Social Networks in 2022?

When you upload a picture for a post or a cover in a social network, it is stretched or cropped so that the most important

6 apps to help you stay safe on snowy and icy roads this winter

Even though this winter has been unseasonably warm for much of the US, there’s still plenty of time for treacherous snow, sleet and ice before spring

Spoilers? Trolls? You can remove them from your Twitter feed. Here’s how

Terrified of spoilers for upcoming movies like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 or The Batman? Need a break from people talking about COVID-19? Timeline suddenly hijacked by

10 Gmail tips and tools to make email easier

If you’re just returning to work after the holidays, your inbox is likely a wild mess of unopened emails. Even though video and chat services

How to use DuckDuckGo to search the web privately on your phone and computer

Privacy-focused internet search engine DuckDuckGo promises users a seemingly dream experience of private searches, no ad-trackers and smarter encryption — all for free. With a promise

Instagram’s chronological feed is coming back

Instagram has begun testing changes to the way you see your feed, including a return to the old chronological format. Under the new system, users

CES 2022 livestreams: Watch GM, Samsung, LG and more reveal events here

CES 2022 is continuing this week, both in-person from Las Vegas as well as a digital experience of press conferences and livestream events. Even though several

Protect yourself against identity theft and save big with 60% off Identity Guard plans

New year, new you? Concern is rising amid increasingly common data breaches. Identity theft is occurring alarmingly often, with more companies, agencies and individuals being targeted

At CES 2022, Google shares a plethora of new features to make all your devices, Android and otherwise, work better together

Like peanut butter and jelly or Converse and high socks, Android and other operating systems will soon be a perfect fit. That’s Google’s plan, anyway.

Signal, WhatsApp and Telegram: Here’s which secure messaging app you should use

If your choice of encrypted messaging app is a toss-up between Signal, Telegram and WhatsApp, do not waste your time with anything but Signal. This

Spotify clickable podcast ads may free hosts from spelling out long URLs finally

Spotify is rolling out a new kind of advertising format during podcasts, call-to-action cards, that may give podcasters a break from having to spell out URLs

Airbnb combats racial bias by using initials in place of first names

To fight possible racial bias in its booking process, short-term-rental company Airbnb will start hiding the first names of prospective guests from Oregon from their potential hosts.