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4 Updates to Mozilla's Overhauled Quantum Firefox 4 Updates to Mozilla's Overhauled Quantum Firefox

In the nine years that it’s been around, Google Chrome’s speed and simplicity convinced most of us to make the switch from whatever browser we were using before (though not everyone is a Chrome fan). With a new overhaul and some streamlining, Firefox is hoping to claw back some of that market share.

Why Other People Can't See Your Emojis and How to Fix It Why Other People Can't See Your Emojis and How to Fix It

We’ve got more emojis at our fingertips than ever before, but are your friends, relatives, colleagues, and favorite chatbots seeing the colorful cartoon symbols you think they’re seeing? There are several different reasons why emojis can get lost in translation between apps, devices, and platforms, and here we’ll…

Simple Benchmarks to Run on Your Computer to Check If It's Working Well Simple Benchmarks to Run on Your Computer to Check If It's Working Well

At first glance the computer on your desk might look a lot like last year’s model or the model your colleague has, but looks can be deceptive—if you want to really rate your laptop and find its place in the power and performance stakes, that’s where benchmarks come in.

How to Get All Your Emails in One Place How to Get All Your Emails in One Place

Dealing with the daily deluge of emails is time-consuming enough without having to waste precious minutes jumping between browser tabs or apps to check all of the accounts you’ve signed up for. These are the tools and tricks you need to bring all of your messages together into one place.

5 Reasons to Build a Hackintosh (and How to Get Started) 5 Reasons to Build a Hackintosh (and How to Get Started)

Windows fans can build their own computers when they can’t find one in stores to match their needs, but custom-made Macs are much harder to put together, as Apple doesn’t like having its software and hardware separated. But if you’ve got the time, and really need your beefy computer running macOS, than you should…

5 Incredibly Stupid Security Mistakes You Make Every Day 5 Incredibly Stupid Security Mistakes You Make Every Day

While you can never be 100 percent safe from hackers, viruses, and other nasties lurking on the internet without going completely off the grid, you can at least cut out the dumbest security mistakes you keep making—seriously, now’s the time to address these, before you have a chance to regret it.

What You Need to Know When Switching from Windows to macOS (or Vice Versa) What You Need to Know When Switching from Windows to macOS (or Vice Versa)

So you’ve decided its time to abandon your lifelong love of Apple machines and make the jump to the Surface Laptop instead; or maybe you’ve realized you just can’t live without a Touchbar-enabled MacBook Pro and are ready to wave goodbye to Windows because of it.

Do These 7 Dead-Simple Safety Checks to Make Sure Your Accounts and Devices Are Safe Do These 7 Dead-Simple Safety Checks to Make Sure Your Accounts and Devices Are Safe

It’s a hostile world out there and your personal data is constantly being targeted from a whole host of angles. While you can’t control the shoddy security practices of major corporations, you can minimize the risk of your private information getting into the wrong hands. Just as you do regular maintenance on your…

14 Things You Can Do in macOS High Sierra That You Couldn't Do Before 14 Things You Can Do in macOS High Sierra That You Couldn't Do Before

macOS High Sierra is heading your way on September 25, and while it’s not packed with major new features to transform your Mac computing experience, there are some cool new tricks you should know about—here are 11 of them to get familiar with before the OS arrives on your machine.

How to Binge-Watch Without Hurting Your Health How to Binge-Watch Without Hurting Your Health

There’s no doubt that settling down into a marathon TV viewing session is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an evening (or morning or afternoon), but it’s also true that you can have too much of a good thing. If you want to know the ground rules for binge-watching without harming your health, we’ll outline them…

Why You Should Be Encrypting Your Devices and How to Easily Do It Why You Should Be Encrypting Your Devices and How to Easily Do It

Is the data on your phone or laptop encrypted? Should it be? And what does encrypting your data do to it anyway? Here we’ll explain the ins and outs of encryption, and how you can make sure that everything in your digital life is safe from prying eyes.

The Complete Guide to Freeing Up Space on Your Computer The Complete Guide to Freeing Up Space on Your Computer

Windows or macOS running out of room and crawling to a halt as a result? Nowhere to store your latest batch of phone photos or iTunes music purchases? Dwindling computer storage space is a problem most of us have to face from time to time, and here’s what you can do to ease the pressure.

You Don't Need Desktop Apps Anymore You Don't Need Desktop Apps Anymore

Fire up your Start menu or Dock and think carefully for a moment: Out of all your aging desktop apps, how many do you really rely on these days—or even better, how many of them don’t already have very capable web app alternatives you could use instead? Unless you’re a film editor or a graphic designer, it’s probably…

How to Clean Out Your Gmail Account and Start Again From Scratch How to Clean Out Your Gmail Account and Start Again From Scratch

When Gmail showed up in 2004 with its overwhelmingly generous 1GB of free space for everyone, we never thought we’d have to delete an email again—but even though that free space is now 15 times what it once was, email is more burdensome than ever.

20 Cool Command Line Tricks for Windows and macOS 20 Cool Command Line Tricks for Windows and macOS

The command line (or Terminal for you Mac fans) is a throwback to a simpler age of computing, before mouse pointers and application windows and desktop wallpaper. Back when it was just you and a window full of text. Operating systems have long since evolved beyond the humble command line interface, but there’s still…

The Best Cloud Storage For Every Need The Best Cloud Storage For Every Need

Thanks to dropping storage prices, speedier internet, and slicker software, you’ve now got a plethora of choices when it comes to keeping your files in the cloud, safe from harm and ready on demand. Yet there are a lot of different services, and while they can all handle your storage needs, they are not all created…

PSA: Check Your Subscriptions So You Don't Get Stung PSA: Check Your Subscriptions So You Don't Get Stung

Thanks to the helter-skelter pace of modern living it can be all too easy to sign up for a free trial or a month’s worth of a particular service, and then before you know it, you’re getting billed for a ton of apps you’re not using and don’t really need. Checking up on your subscriptions could save you a serious chunk…

The Anatomy of a Motherboard The Anatomy of a Motherboard

It’s a crucial component in any laptop or desktop computer, but very few computer owners actually know what a motherboard is or what it does. There’s a motherboard (often called a logic board in smaller more mobile devices) sitting in every computer system: the processor, RAM, hard drives, graphics card, and other…

All the Best Ways to Back Up Your Data All the Best Ways to Back Up Your Data

You’ve got more choices than ever when it comes to backing up your data—you are backing up your data, right?—so how do you choose the best one for your needs? First, it’s a good idea to pick up some kind of external hard drive. You can go the Network Attached Storage (NAS) route if you want to access the storage from…

12 Tools and Apps That Make Working From Home Easier 12 Tools and Apps That Make Working From Home Easier

With around 34 percent of the US workforce now freelancing, more and more of us are ditching the traditional office environment for anywhere we can get wi-fi, and if you’re a resident of New York City you’re probably stuck working at home anyway, trapped by the crumbling infrastructure of the NYC subway system.

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