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How to protect your router and Wi-Fi from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Cyber-attacks

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

Six apps to add blockbuster special effects to your smartphone videos

And...action!<p>The smartphone revolution hasn't just put a video camera in your pocket. It's given you a whole movie-making studio in one compact package. With the right apps, you can add special effects and filters that the Hollywood experts would be proud of—and you don't even have to transfer your …

Apps

Best iOS Apps for Learning How to Code

One of the most powerful skills that can be acquired in an era of electronic and technological change is the ability to code various programs. While …

George R. R. Martin was dropping clues about the 'Game of Thrones' ending back in Season 1

The penultimate episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 7 was arguably the most stressful installment since the Red Wedding — North of the Wall, we saw one …

20 Amazon tips to save you time and money

Shop smarter.<p>Amazon has become synonymous with online shopping. The company, which started out in 1994 as a web-based bookseller, expanded over the years to sell just about every type of product you can imagine. That breadth of coverage means <i>Amazon.com</i> isn't always the easiest site to navigate. …

9 in-demand skills to add to your resume (and where to learn them)

It's a developer-eat-developer world out there. If you want to stand out from the pack, you've got to show potential employers that your resume is …

How to Enable the Hidden Dark Mode in iOS 11

Free tool makes wirelessly backing up iOS devices a breeze

Backing up your iOS devices can be a pain — but not if you have iMazing Mini, a smart yet simple new tool from DigiDNA that makes backups a breeze.<p>It not only gives you more control over your data, but it can perform backups wirelessly on a schedule that suits you. It also has a whole bunch of …

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

How to convert YouTube videos to MP3

That YouTube video that you love is downloading pretty slowly; however, it’s not the video you want, no! You are in love with the tune. How the artist hits the high notes just melts your heart. And truly you have to get the feeling sometime. Which way do you go? An MP3 is often a cool option. But …

YouTube

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

One social network ranked worst for young people's mental health and wellbeing

Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people's mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a …

Social Media

Woodworking: How to build a deck yourself

Get ready for a pretty serious woodworking upgrade… the deck build!<p>If you're looking to give your garden a stunning upgrade, you can't get much …

Waverly Labs Pilot Earpiece: Say bonjour to almost-instant translation (hands-on)

Computer, where's my Universal Translator? The Waverly Labs Pilot Earpiece brings us one step closer.<p>We've all been there. You're traveling abroad when the language barrier just becomes too much. You're tired, you're trying to find a hotel and no one can understand you. Or maybe you're meeting new …

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Winter Home Maintenance: Time to Oil Your Wooden Furniture

It's a fact of life that things tend to get dry and crackly in the winter: your skin, your lips, even your wooden furniture. And if <i>you</i> think your …

Jiobit finds $3 million for kid trackers that work indoors, not just at the park

Chicago startup Jiobit wants to use wireless technology to bring parents peace of mind whenever and wherever their kids may roam. Its flagship product is a location tracker that can stand up to the rough and tumble activities of a toddler or a tween, with a long battery life, and mobile app that …

Meet the Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket and costs under $200

Smartphones are almost like carrying a portable computer — but there is some computing that still work better on a desktop or laptop. For those times, pick up the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC, which puts all the power of that standalone computer in your hands at a moment’s notice. You can …

The Proper Way to Finish Surfacing Wood Furniture

One of the appealing things about crafting a piece of furniture from wood is that it already has a pleasant color and texture. You might not want to …

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4 Ways to Transfer Your Text Messages from an Android to an iPhone

The release of the new iPhone 7 (and a recall of exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices) means many people are considering switching from their …

The top 9 ways your iPhone will change after you download iOS 10

It's called OS 10, and it's the 10th major revision to the iPhone and iPad operating system.<p>iOS 10 will have commonsense changes that might be weird at first, but you'll eventually find they're big improvements.<p>You'll probably have to update anyway, to keep your device secure and because Apple …

Should I take the free iPhone 7 deal or lease my next phone?

The iPhone 7 is almost here, and wireless operators and Apple want to make sure you get your hands on it.<p>AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are all running promotions offering new and existing customers a free iPhone 7 with 32GB of memory. Sounds like a great deal. But is it really as good as it …

Mobile Technology

Asus ZenBook 3 looks just like a MacBook, except it runs Windows 10

BERLIN — Apple's new MacBook is the belle of the laptop world even if this year's update was a little disappointing. However, if you like the compact …

Consumer Tech

How to Properly Clear *Everything* Off Your iPhone

If you’re considering selling your iPhone, you probably know to delete all your info off of it. But you’re probably doing it wrong. There are tons of secret places on your phone where data hides, and if you resell it without checking everything, you’re opening yourself up to some serious security …

Selling

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …