Howard Wen

Howard Wen reports for several technology publications. His website can be found at www.howardwen.com.

Best bookmark managers for Google Chrome

Best bookmark managers for Google Chrome

Tiny Bookmarks and Popup My Bookmarks win test of seven popup bookmark managers.

Review: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

Review: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

Biometric security means that users don't have to remember those pesky passwords.

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

Since its release, a major point of controversy with Windows 10 has been the many ways that it can track your personal activity and gather other data about you.

Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

A new remote-access tool in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it easy to help another person with their Windows 10 computer.

5 free apps that add cool Windows 7 features to Windows 10

5 free apps that add cool Windows 7 features to Windows 10

A new OS often retires features that were in its predecessor. If you’re still holding onto Windows 7 because a feature you’re fond of doesn’t appear in Windows 10, chances are there are alternative programs you can install to replace...

9 new features in Windows 10

9 new features in Windows 10

Here are the new features that have shown up thus far, plus ones that are expected to be included in Win 10 as Redstone is updated prior to the June or July release.

7 cheap alternatives to the Microsoft Surface

7 cheap alternatives to the Microsoft Surface

If you’re willing to compromise a bit on form factor and specs, there are cheaper Windows 10 tablets by companies other than Microsoft that, like the Surface, are designed to work with a detachable keyboard. This article highlights...

8 free Chrome extensions that enhance Google Drive

8 free Chrome extensions that enhance Google Drive

If you regularly use Google Drive through the Chrome browser or Chrome OS, here’s a selection of extensions that enhance the features of Google’s cloud storage service. All of these are free and we have tested all of them.

Top 10 breaches of personal data in 2015

Top 10 breaches of personal data in 2015

It was a bountiful year for hackers who gained unauthorized access to countless corporate and government databases. Here are the online breaches that hauled in the largest amount of personal data -- most of them tallying into the...

7 surprising tech gadgets of 2015

7 surprising tech gadgets of 2015

There were some gadgets that stood out. Our criteria wasn’t necessarily whether the gadget in question was a bestseller or innovative -- or even good. What mattered most was if it left an unexpected impression on the public and the...

9 ways Windows 10 just got better

9 ways Windows 10 just got better

We rank the new features and tweaks to Windows 10 that were included in last week’s update.

5 ways to personalize Windows 10

5 ways to personalize Windows 10

Windows 10 is a welcome return to the Windows operating system that many of us missed after Microsoft implemented radical design changes in Windows 8. Win10 has been praised for going back to the basics we're familiar with, but not...

11 hidden tips and tweaks for Windows 10

11 hidden tips and tweaks for Windows 10

Here are the best and most useful modifications you can do to your Windows 10 system, plus some valuable tips about using the new OS’ features and tools.

6 quirky features of Windows 10

6 quirky features of Windows 10

Here are 6 issues with some of its new features

First Look: Dell Venue 10: A hybrid for Android lovers

First Look: Dell Venue 10: A hybrid for Android lovers

As a notebook, is the Venue 10 a contender for professional needs? In terms of price, the answer becomes iffy because, frankly, it runs up against several options in the market, most of which are Windows two-in-one devices, like the...

6 ways the Chromebook changed my life (and one way it didn’t)

6 ways the Chromebook changed my life (and one way it didn’t)

Here are one writer's reflections after using a Chromebook for almost four years.

DIY: Build your own Google Cardboard VR viewer

DIY: Build your own Google Cardboard VR viewer

In less than three hours, I constructed a virtual reality viewer from a used pizza box somebody had thrown away. Want to make your own? Here's what you'll need, along with some tips and tools for doing it right.

8 significant software releases of 2014

8 significant software releases of 2014

Interesting, annoying and possibly game-changing releases from Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and more.

Windows 8.1 tablets with 8-inch screens: Which one is right for you?

Windows 8.1 tablets with 8-inch screens: Which one is right for you?

Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and ASUS battle it out for supremacy in the market for low-cost tablets pre-installed with Microsoft Office

Leaked features in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Leaked features in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Here are some of the new functions that Update 1 will likely add to Windows 8.1.

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