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Silicon Power PC60 USB-C SSD [Review]

Backing up data is an essential part of computing responsibility. Just like regularly changing your car's oil, you should regularly back up your computer's files. The sad reality is, many people don't think about their important files until they are lost forever. How sad would it be if you lost your entire music library, your work projects, or worst of all, your family photos? Nowadays, the cloud makes data backup easy, but you should not trust that solution exclusively. What if there is a situa

13 Jul 2020 1:46 am
Microsoft is dropping PHP support from Windows

PHP 8.0 is due for release in November, but when this major new version appears Windows will not support it. The company says that bug fixes and security patches will continue to be released for the lifecycles of PHP versions 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4. But when the latest version is released later this year, Microsoft will ot [...] be supporting PHP for Windows in any capacity for version 8.0 and beyond. See also: Microsoft blocks users from upgrading to Windows 10 May 2020 Update because their PC setti

11 Jul 2020 4:32 pm
Do you put tape over your webcam so hackers can't spy on you? Apple says not to!

We are in the middle of a pandemic, and lots of us are working from home these days. It is because of technological advances, such as the computer and internet, that so many can work remotely. Let us not forget the mighty webcam which allows our coworkers, friends, and family members to video chat with us. Hell, even doctors are seeing patients using video chat nowadays. You know who else loves webcams? Hackers! Yes, it is possible for nefarious people to hack into your computer and access your

11 Jul 2020 2:42 am
Klipsch launches smaller, better fitting wireless earphones with an F1 collaboration

The trouble with in-ear-style wireless earphones is they can be bulky and hard to keep in place or -- we're looking at you Apple -- have those little antennas that make you look like you've stuck cigarette ends in your ears. Klipsch is changing all that with its new T5 II range. They are around 25 percent smaller than the earlier T5s and more closely mimic the shape of the ear for maximum comfort. They also come with six sets of ear tips to ensure more people can get a good fit. A new signal boo

10 Jul 2020 6:43 pm
Best Windows 10 apps this week

Three-hundred-and-ninety-four in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store in the past seven days. Microsoft unveiled a redesigned Start Menu in the latest Windows Insider build. Check out Mark's article on enabling the Start Menu in that particular version. As always, if I've missed an app or game that has been released this week that you believe is particularly good, let me know in the comments below or notif

10 Jul 2020 4:33 pm
Microsoft's new Kernel Data Protection will make kernel memory read-only and block attacks on Windows 10

Microsoft has revealed details of a new platform security technology which the company says will prevent data corruption attacks. Kernel Data Protection (KDP) works by marking sections of kernel memory as read-only, so there is no way it can be tampered with. The technology comes in response to the fact that increasing numbers of attackers are using data corruption techniques to bypass security, gain additional privileges, and more. See also: Microsoft pushes out another update to PowerToys for

10 Jul 2020 1:31 pm