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How to transfer Android photos to PC or back them up in the cloud

Our phones can do so many great things, but one of the most important is that our Android phones take pictures, capturing the life and the insanity …

Google Photos

How to check your Mac for 32-bit apps before Apple drops support

We recently reported that Apple is now beginning to warn users about 32-bit applications potentially not working in a future version of macOS. The alert that appears on macOS is surprisingly vague and doesn’t give much detail on what to do next.<p>Follow along as we guide you through how to check …

Apps

Privacy settings: it’s time to check them and here’s how

Thanks to Facebook, online privacy has come under the spotlight once again. But if history repeats itself, the issue will blow over after a year or …

Apps

10 Settings You Should Turn Off On Facebook Immediately

Take control of your Facebook experience by doing these things in your profile settings right now.<p>“On This Day” Memories<p>Some memories belong in the …

Apps

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

How to speed up your smartphone, clear up your browser and simplify your digital life

Spring has traditionally meant cleaning, organizing, and mops. But in our increasingly high-tech households, your hard drive, phone, or tablet may need as much attention as your broom closet and stove.<p>It’s not just stuff. Your privacy needs a clean-up too. You’d be shocked at how much Google tracks …

Minimalism

PUBG’s new map is perfect for players who are terrible at PUBG

I’m the target audience!<p>Your first-person shooter skills from other games don’t translate to skill at <i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i>. To get good at the the actual mechanics of firing the weapons of <i>PUBG</i> and hitting the player or vehicle you’re shooting at, you have to play a lot of <i>PUBG</i>.<p>At least, you …

Gaming Industry

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Make your scribbles searchable.<p>Computers and phones may be more ubiquitous than ever, but many people still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper. After all, this method served us well for hundreds of years of human history. The problem is that you can't organize and search …

Apps

How you're tracked online — and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on …

Information Systems

Far Cry 5 Live Event: How To Play 'Well Done' And Get Rewards

We've been seeing teases for Live Events in Far Cry 5's menus since launch, and now the first of these activities is finally available. Well Done provides a specific objective to complete while playing and offers unique rewards for completing it during the allotted time; here's how to access Live …

Far Cry 5

Protect your privacy online with these data-guarding browser extensions

How to fight web trackers.<p>We all know that Facebook and other companies collect data about us. But that's the tip of the iceberg. Web trackers, on everything from shopping sites to social networks, follow your online activities every time you dip a digital toe into the internet. These advertisers …

Privacy

One of the best Far Cry 5 missions is a Prepper Stash you could easily miss, and here's how to find it

Sure, you could spend your time in Far Cry 5 saving people or trying to get Boomer the dog but what you really want to do is find the best mission in …

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 has a secret space gun that catapults bears and liquefies bad guys - here's how to find it

Tired of using boring old guns to fight people in Far Cry 5? You need the Magnopulser, a secret space weapon unlocked by completing missions for the …

Far Cry 5

Daily NewsRadar: Far Cry 5's pee tapes, Street Fighter the TV series, EA Star Wars gossip and more

It's Friday, and the last thing I thought I'd have to be writing about is pee, but here we are. Here's all the hottest, soggiest news from the world …

Street Fighter

There's a secret Far Cry 5 ending you can unlock in the first 10 minutes of the game

Although it's the ultimate goal of the game in Far Cry 5 to take down Eden's Gate and its leader Joseph Seed, but if you're feeling like you need …

Far Cry 5

6 new uses for your old iPad

Getting a new tablet? Before you sell the old one, consider putting to use in other ways.<p>If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new …

Amazon Fire TV

How to get all of your data back from Google

When a company is interested in getting as much of your personal information as it can the most important thing you need to look into is how you can …

Google

What does Google know about you? Here’s how to find out

Much like Facebook, Google has probably amassed a vast storehouse of data on you.<p>How vast? I downloaded my files from the platform just now (here’s …

Google Maps

Data shows you didn’t #DeleteFacebook, so make sure to change these settings

Facebook is designed for sharing, whether that’s you posting photos of your lunch, or Facebook sharing targeting data with advertisers and behavioral data with app developers.<p>Most of this data sharing is integral to the core Facebook experience, but there are a few aspects of Facebook’s sharing …

Apps

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

The 5 things you should do immediately if your phone is stolen

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>We’ve all been there. …

Identity Theft

Here’s how to stop Facebook logging all of your calls and texts

Horrified Facebook users have realised that the social network isn’t just reading their posts and sniffing around their ‘Likes’ – it’s logging all …

Social Media

How to make sure Facebook isn't scraping your call data

It's an easy process, but if you haven't done it yet, now is as good a time as any.<p>An Ars Technica investigation discovered Sunday that Facebook has been gathering phone and message metadata from Android phones. Facebook claims it does not sell this data and that it was always an "opt-in" feature. …

Apps

Far Cry 5 is Every Bit as Intense and Disturbing As You Would Expect in New Gameplay Videos

Far Cry 5 Gameplay Videos<p>The hotly anticipated and highly controversial title from Ubisoft is almost upon us. Put your hands together and pray to the …

Far Cry 5

How to make your wired headphones wireless and Bluetooth-capable

The 3.5mm headphone jack is no longer a standard when you buy a new phone, as plenty of manufacturers are ditching the tried and true port. What if …

Audiophile

This Free Ad Blocker for Samsung Phones Also Kills Bloatware and Manages App Permissions

There are plenty of great ad blockers to choose from, but most just delete the ads or replace them with something less offensive. If you’re looking …

Ad Blocking

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …

Privacy

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Jessica Jones

Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which should you buy?

We've already put the smaller versions of these phones, the Galaxy S9 and Pixel 2, head to head — but now, we look at the big ones. In many ways, …