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  • What is Bloatware & How to Remove it | Windows | Mac October 11, 2019
    Trials, toolbars, and adware — these days, PCs come with all sorts of useless software. All this hidden “bloatware” impacts the performance of your entire system: it runs constantly in the background, consumes RAM and CPU resources, and demands your attention with annoying ads and notifications. Time to get rid of it.
    Sandro Villinger
  • How to Check if a Website is Safe September 23, 2019
    It’s the ultimate query when surfing the open seas of the internet: is this website safe? 
    Nica Latto
  • 5 Fun Ways to Pointlessly Gamble Your Data September 23, 2019
    Welcome to the casino! Grab a drink, pull up a seat, and see all the wonderful, magical games you can play if you want to gamble with your data and your online security — for literally no payoff. At all. 
  • The Dangers of DNA Testing September 22, 2019
    What particular reason might you have for filling a tiny vial with your spit and mailing it off for a DNA analysis? Would you do it for amusement? Want to know if you have the gene for smelling asparagus-scented urine? Do you want to know more about your ancestors? Do you want to find out […]
    Colin Asher
  • Cybersecurity Basics August 20, 2019
    Cybersecurity is constantly in the news, but many terms get bandied about without a clear explanation of what they mean. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a guide to the terms you’re always hearing about; a way to brush up your cybersecurity ABCs to properly arm yourself against real cyber threats and inform your friends […]
    Colin Asher
  • The Nasty Truth of Data Breaches August 20, 2019
    Equifax. Capital One. Facebook. Yahoo.
  • 5 Types of Risky IoT Devices to Avoid August 20, 2019
    It’s official: we’re living in the future. What was once the stuff of sci-fi epics is now sitting in your living room. Your house speaks to you through the AI voice of Siri or Alexa. Your smart sneakers lace themselves up at the touch of a button on your phone. Your toilet paper roll knows […]
    Nica Latto
  • An Introduction to 5G July 23, 2019
    A small grouping of characters hasn’t been as hyped since maybe Y2K. Well if Y2K was the millennium’s heralded end of all working technology, then the confusion engendered by 5G is quite the opposite: a frenzy over all the unborn hopes of technology to be.
    Colin Asher
  • How to Create a Strong Password — That You Won’t Forget July 23, 2019
    Passwords. We all hate them. And we hate ours especially. We know they’re terrible, but making them stronger seems so hard: use upper and lower cases. Numbers. Symbols. Don’t use sentences, don’t use words, yada yada yada.
    Jonathan Lemonnier & Nica Latto
  • Stop Robocalls with these 5 Steps | Ultimate How-To Guide July 23, 2019
    The phone rings.
    Nica Latto