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Fake virus alerts are a common yet dangerous weapon often used by cybercriminals. These alerts masquerade themselves as legitimate security warnings, tricking users into actions that end up compromising their own digital […]

Counterpoint: Why I’m keeping my subscription services

Recently my colleague, Martin Brinkmann, wrote why he was getting rid of streaming services. That’s fine, he’s entitled to do what he wants, and if he doesn’t watch them, then, by all […]

Spotify tries to clarify its new terms without scaring away customers

Music streaming service Spotify recently announced it would be changing its terms of service and stressed it would be better. However, what followed apparently scared users and now the company is trying to […]

Evernote for the web gets an update with new Beta design

While there are alternatives, most people fall into one of two categories when it comes to technology-based note taking. It's generally either Evernote, or Microsoft's OneNote. Both work on multiple platforms, both computer […]

Chrome OS adds automatic photo backup

Chrome OS had a a bit of a rough start on the scene, with the first Chromebooks getting little real attention. But Google has beefed up its offering and Chromebooks now find […]

The tech I use daily as a freelance writer

The other day my colleague Martin Brinkman wrote a bit about what he uses every day. Surprisingly, given we both do essentially the same job, we are somewhat separated in what we […]

Chromebook update will bring camera improvements

Those with a Chromebook know that updates are fairly regular, and spotting the improvement can sometimes be tricky. Unless it's a major change to the web browser, chances are you're going to […]

Get Canary on your Chromebook in a few simple steps

Google's operating system has been on the rise recently, with new hardware debuting on a regular basis, and seemingly endless updates to the platform. Despite a few speed bumps, such as the […]

Mozilla backpedals on Firefox release schedule, in favor of a holiday break

We've mostly grown accustomed to the rather quick update cycles that web browsers utilize these days. Software updates may still be doled out sparingly when it comes to operating systems and office […]

Don't forget the holiday games and browser themes

The other day my colleague Martin Brinkman did a very nice roundup of holiday goodies for your computer. While he covered almost all of what I would tell you as well, there were […]

Could Chrome OS go password-free by February 2014?

Passwords have become both necessary and evil on the internet. We need them to protect our accounts, but many users pay less attention to them than they should -- witness the recent Adobe […]

Google updates the AdSense homepage

For many large web  sites, advertising comes from deals with individual companies, as well as from major agencies. But, most sites fall into the low-end of the market, and rely on services […]

Chrome beta adds support for finding noisy tabs

Google continues to innovate its Chrome web browser, and the latest beta to roll out from the Mountain View-based company is no exception. This time around the search giant attempts to solve […]

Powerbot for Gmail and Dropbox gets a boost

Back in June, when the weather was still warm around these parts, we talked about the integration of Gmail with Evernote -- combining what could be considered the best of web-based email […]

Mozilla announces Firefox OS 1.1, adds new features

Slowly but surely, browser maker Mozilla is rolling out its own mobile operating system, and prospective buyers can already grab a handset -- the ZTE Open and Alcatel One are available through […]

Evernote Web Clipper for Chrome gets a major update

When it comes to Evernote I can't pretend to be completely unbiased -- I am a long-time user of the service and I  love it. But don't get me wrong, if the […]

AVG aims at Facebook privacy with CrowdControl

The popular anti-virus company AVG today announced it is moving into the social networking era with a new service called CrowdSource, which is geared towards protecting your privacy on Facebook. The app […]

Google Play Services completes 3.2 rollout

Google has slowly been rolling out Play Services version 3.2 to Android devices, but the company now announces that the task is complete for phones and tablets all around the world. So […]

Get the lowdown on your Android with Geekbench 3

Android devices are released on an increasingly fast and furious basis -- it seems as if there is a new one every week, be it a phone or tablet. If you are […]

Google rolling out new features for New Tab page

Google popularized the "New Tab page" with its Chrome web browser, a feature that Firefox has also adopted. The Chrome version has many cool features, such as your most viewed web pages, […]

Outlook.com changes the way message history works

Microsoft has replaced Hotmail, its popular online email app, by migrating users to its Outlook.com service, an online version of the Office suite desktop email application. Last night the software giant began sending […]

The Old Reader isn't dead yet

It has, perhaps, been enough time for users to get over the death of Google Reader. Many fled in the direction of Feedly, but it was far from the only option, as […]

Microsoft launches Office for Android, tablet users need not apply

Microsoft has already released the long awaited Office for iPhone, but Android remained only a dream and a rumor. Now the software company makes good on that with the roll out of […]

Digg Reader now allows data export

In the wake of the closing of Google Reader at the start of this month, many services beefed up for the onslaught of business, while other new ones suddenly sprung to life. […]

Evernote Web Clipper and Clearly arrive in Opera

Evernote, the popular note-taking app and competitor to Microsoft's OneNote, now takes the next step to really being everywhere, as the service rolls out to the Opera web browser. The browser, which is […]

Download Instagram videos with Torch browser

Ghacks previously covered the Torch web browser, which is known for its built-in BitTorrent capabilities and feature-rich media integration. The Chrome-based browser may at first seem a tool for pirates -- it […]

FeedSpot enters public beta

I have previously written about RSS reader FeedSpot, which is in the running to be your replacement in the wake of the Google Reader death. Previously the web app has been working […]

Evernote for Chrome gets Gmail integration

Evernote is one of my favorite daily apps, I should begin with that disclaimer. It works everywhere -- mobile and web browsers. With a simple click of Web Clipper browser extension, you can […]

Feedly finally ditching Google Reader, going to the cloud

Feedly was built using Google Reader for its backend, but that is something that obviously must change before July 1 with Google Reader shutting down on that date. While saving CalDAV, it seems […]

Bing Desktop adds new features

For several months I have been using the Bing Desktop app for Windows 8. I generally use it simply to have the current Bing image as my Wallpaper, which changes every day […]

Storm season arrives in the Atlantic and Pacific, here is where to get updates

As I write this, what is left of Tropical Storm Andrea makes its way through my area, here on the east coast of the United States. Tropical storm season, for both the […]

Feedly releases a roadmap: promises web access, better search and more

Google Reader is scheduled for a July 1 execution date which is fast approaching. With that in mind, many services are beefing up their offerings and others are launching out of the […]

Camino browser finally calls it quits

Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari seem to own the web browser market, but that does not mean they are the only choices -- Torch, for instance, is up and coming […]

Mozilla outlines Firefox 25 compatibility changes

With Firefox 21 having just been released as a final version, and new builds now running in beta, aurora and nightly, Mozilla is now looking ahead to what is next. Version 25 […]

Panic Button hides and restores your Chrome tabs

When it comes to controlling your tabs in Chrome, there are numerous solutions. Being someone who has a number of tabs open at any given time, I have tried many of them. […]

Dropbox finally rolls out Single Sign-on

Back on April 10, Dropbox for Business announced its impending implementation of Single Sign-on. An upgrade for business users that was promised to grant administrators greater visibility and control over how their organization […]

CommaFeed aims to replace Google Reader

Since the announcement of impending doom for Google Reader there has been a lot of activity in the RSS world. Services like Feedly have had to beef up server and bandwidth capacity, and […]

Google introduces Atari Breakout Easter egg

Over the years Google has become famous for its Doodles and its Easter eggs. For instance, in 2011 the search giant added the barrel roll trick, which still works to this day […]

DrivePop presents an interesting new cloud backup option

For sometime now I have used CrashPlan to backup all of my home computers to the cloud. I have no problems with it, in fact I love it. I previously tried using […]

Google Earth now does time travel

Google not only sets a goal of collating the world's information, but also is on a quest to map the world. The search giant does this, not only though the basic GPS Google […]

Webydo gives bloggers a new platform

Regardless if you are looking to post your first blog or looking for a professional service, there are multiple outlets to satisfy almost any need you could have. However, competition is good, […]