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How can I remove a ransomware infection?

Kevin’s laptop has been hijacked by ransomware. He has no files worth paying for, but he wants to keep using his PC<p><i>My laptop has been hijacked by the ransomware virus. I really have no files on my computer worth paying for. However, how do I continue to use my computer after it has been hijacked? I</i> …

How to Calibrate iPhone Battery and Screen in Easy Steps

Calibrating iPhone can go a long way in making your iPhone more efficient and high on performance. Many iPhone users would like to calibrate iPhone …

How To Replace Your iPhone 6's Screen And Avoid Dreaded Error 53

The story about the iPhone 6 and Error 53 – caused by specific third party repairs to devices, isn’t over yet and will likely rumble on, I suspect, until Apple is forced to come up with a better solution than we’ve seen so far.<p>It’s a PR nightmare for sure – even though most agree that security of …

Mobile Technology

The Internet Has Gone Crazy for This Spaghetti Recipe

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, people exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!" — and never hold back from sharing when you think something looks absolutely foul. It's our jobs to bring …

Desperate California Utilities Win Effort to Squeeze Money Out of Solar Customers

Outfitting your roof with solar panels can be a great way to save energy <i>and</i> money. Right? Well, you won’t save as much money in California, where new …

What to do if your computer has a virus

It can be a gut punch to realize that your PC may be infected with malware (the catchall term for viruses, Trojans, worms, and other nasties). If you don't have antimalware software installed and ready to clean your system, the situation can deteriorate quickly. But we have tips for basic damage …

Best weather widgets for iPhone

I don’t like spending a lot of time inside weather apps. Instead, I’d rather just swipe down and view current and impending conditions within the Today view section of Notification Center.<p>That’s why, when looking at weather apps to try, one of my criteria is that whatever one I choose, it comes …

Meet Ransom32: The first JavaScript ransomware

Software as a service (or SaaS) is a relatively new model of how a lot of software companies are conducting their business today – often to great …

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

This hidden iPhone trick does wonders to speed up your phone

There are various reasons your iPhone might seem slow at times, especially the older models that are running newer versions of Apple’s iOS platform. …

AppAdvice's top 10 free iPhone apps of 2015

While 2015 brought us many new products from Apple, such as the Apple Watch, iPad Pro, and Apple TV, there is still the reigning champion of mobile …

Apps

Must-have OS X apps: William Gallagher

I've realized that with iOS apps I get very possessive, even territorial, and in all ways am highly aware that they are specific, individual pieces …

The 13 best apps to download for your new Apple Watch

There are undoubtedly a whole lot of people who received an Apple Watch as a gift this holiday season. If you happen to be one of those people and …

Full iPhone? 10 Tips To Clear Up Space

No more storage hogs!<p>Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a 2014 class-action lawsuit against Apple brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can …

Microsoft accused of releasing 'worst patch yet' for Windows 10 (spoiler: it's not true)

In an all-too-typical pattern, InfoWorld accused Microsoft of releasing a horribly flawed, data-destroying security update for Windows 10, KB3124200. …

Windows 10

How to fix Microsoft's latest software update blunder (updated)

<i>(Editor's note: This post has been updated to correct a reporting error that suggested this issue was related to a Windows 10 update. The problem is</i> …

Software

This key will turn Windows 10 Home into Pro, but there’s a catch

Windows 10 Pro offers a number of benefits over the Home edition of the software. BitLocker, remote desktop tools, and domain privileges are among …

The 12 best iPhone apps of 2015

2015 was a big year for the iPhone.<p>Not only did Apple release a relatively big upgrade for an "S" year, app developers were more creative than ever. …

Upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Pro using this product key

If you’re running Windows 10 Home and want to know whether it’s worth moving on to Windows 10 Pro, there’s a straightforward way of switching between …

The newest iPhone camera trick just got a big boost from Facebook

One of the new features in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is what Apple calls Live Photos. When enabled in the Camera app, you can tap and hold on a photo to see it animate like a GIF.<p>On Monday, Facebook's mobile app added support for Live Photos so they won't be just viewable in your iPhone's camera …

Amazon’s store brand, AmazonBasics, sells tons of consumer tech for cheap — here are the products worth buying

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>REUTERS/Rick Wilking Take a stroll through Amazon's digital storefront and it won't be long before you run into AmazonBasics. Launched …

Apple names the best iOS apps of 2015

Apple on Wednesday announced its choices for the best iOS apps of 2015. Taking top honors was Periscope, an app Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice …

Rumor: Howard Stern About To Sign $600MM Deal With Apple

Could Apple be planning on signing a deal with legendary radio shock jock Howard Stern to exclusively host a new iTunes show? That’s the rumor amongst Sirius investors, and it’s food for thought, if not terribly likely.<p>According to the rumor, Howard Stern is about to sign a contract with Apple for …

Apple patents ‘panic mode’ tweak for Touch ID

Thanks to innovations like Apple Pay, Touch ID has become increasingly useful as of late. But Apple’s got another idea it’s been toying with also — in the form of a “panic mode,” which can be entered by unlocking your iPhone with a certain finger.<p>Apple offers a few differing versions of what this …

There's a new type of computer virus that threatens to post your personal files on the internet if you don't pay up

Since it began to take root as far back as 1989, "ransomware" has followed a predictable pattern. Someone infects your computer with malware that encrypts all your files, and then you pay to get them decrypted.<p>If you are hit with a ransomware attack, there's often not much you can do about it. Even …

Windows 10 upgrade push changes things for IT pros and bootleggers

Microsoft mistakenly pushed Windows 10 upgrades to existing Windows 7/8 users through the Update process earlier this year, but next year it will do it on purpose. That's just one of several changes coming to the update process, as it targets IT professionals doing mass upgrades, and even people …

The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

To help you find some apps that are fun and make your life a little easier, we've collected the best apps from the last month.<p>From powerful free photo apps to apps that vastly improve the way you listen to podcasts, you're bound to find something you'll enjoy.

Apple already blocked the first malware for non-jailbroken iPhones

With certain exceptions, most iOS-focused malware targets jailbroken devices whose compromised security makes them easy prey. However, there's been concerns that a recent strain of malware, YiSpecter, can attack even 'pure' devices running stock iOS. Do you have to worry about catching a bug online …

App Store

Researchers unearth scary new iOS malware, but Apple says it won’t affect devices with iOS 8.4 or later

Gone are the days when iOS malware reports were a rare thing. Following a wave of malware attacks on the iPhone and iPad – including a massive App …