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Test your outrage over Google's new Topics advertising system

Is Google's latest plan for balancing privacy with advertising actually a problem? These four revealing questions will help you find out.

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About that 'alarming' chip shortage — don't count on new fab plants to help quickly

A US Commerce Department report says the computer chip shortage is even worse than thought; at one point in 2021 there was just a five-day supply worldwide, and there's no sign the situation will improve anytime soon.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5009596, released on Jan. 25, 2022.

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Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive send out warnings to macOS users

Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive are warning Mac users that macOS Monterey 12.3 could be problematic for file access via applications once it's released.

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The ambitious Android tablet option Google tossed away

This wild Android tablet concept could have completely changed the way we interact with our devices. Ready to pop the red pill?

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Nvidia may abandon its $40B ARM acquisition

Is Apple happy that Nvidia's attempt to purchase Arm might fail?

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Will World War III begin in cyberspace?

It's not the 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine's borders that worries me as much as cyberattacks that can easily get out of hand.

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VPNs and browsers — staying secure while online

There’s been a growing focus on the use of VPNs for routine surfing. But browser choice, search engine selection, and third-party tools are at least as important for online security.

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Apple's 'wild array' of expected 2022 releases include plenty for business

While the latest claims confirm earlier speculation, what’s key for enterprise pros in Apple's rumored announcements?

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Apple: iOS 15 now installed on more than 60% of all iPhones

Apple's newest mobile OS has seen significant uptake over the past four months, but it's not even close to leading past versions of iOS in terms of having the fastest adoption rate. Meanwhile, iPadOS 15 is proving popular, too.

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How to fix iPhone network coverage and hotspot problems

Poor mobile signals and unreliable personal hotspot coverage on your iPhone are frustrating challenges — especially if you use the phone for work. Here is how to solve them.

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16 ways to speed up Windows 10

If you want to optimize Windows 10, take a few minutes to try out these tips to speed up your PC and make it less prone to performance and system issues.

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Can Google be trusted?

The surprising answer is yes — as long as you’re not a competitor, advertiser, or consumer.

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Microsoft beefs up Edge's security against zero-day attacks

In the latest beta release of its Edge browser, Microsoft introduced a new feature for IT admins to better secure the Chromium-based app against web-based attacks on desktop systems.

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Apple (and everyone) needs harmonized digital health regulation

Perhaps Apple's hopes to innovate in digital health have been held back by the lack of an internationally agreed upon set of standards.

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Microsoft to buy video game maker Activision Blizzard for $68.7B

Microsoft is acquiring Activision, the maker of "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft," and "Candy Crush" for a record amount, putting the world's biggest software maker at the forefront of gaming — and possibly the virtual reality...

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Supply chain disruption, Apple, and the importance of ops

Supply chain management is critical and can make the difference between a company facing profit or loss — and consumers facing empty shelves.

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20 years after Gates’ call for trustworthy computing, we’re still not there

Then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates spelled out what his company needed to do to build in better security two decades ago. And yet….

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