It’s commonly suggested that Android has a “virus problem.” But, while there are viruses and malware on Android, it’s not really something you need to be concerned about—as long as you pay attention to what you’re doing.
A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is a chip inside most modern cellular phones that stores information your phone needs to communicate with your carrier’s cell towers. SIM cards come in different sizes and if you were to remove the SIM card from your phone you wouldn’t be able to text, call, or access anything on the internet.
Changing your Outlook.com password is a simple process you can do from any web browser, and it will just take you a few minutes. Here’s how to do it.
Facebook’s mobile apps track your location constantly, unless you disable that feature. You can see this tracking for yourself, too.
You’ve heard the rhetoric: Google (or Facebook) knows too much about me! But it’s really not that big of a deal. Your data is safe, it’s not really about “you” anyway, and nothing is being sold.
Instapaper is down in the European Union today. So is the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and several other US-based newspapers.
Changing your Gmail password is a simple process in your web browser or mobile app, and will take you just a couple of minutes. Here’s how to do it.
Not sure where that file you just downloaded to your Mac actually came from? There’s a quick way to check in macOS.
Half a million routers and NAS devices are infected with VPNFilter, serious malware that can spy on network traffic and even survive a reboot.
Facebook has had two-factor authentication for a long time, but it used to be called Login Approvals. Now it’s been polished and streamlined and it doesn’t require a phone number. Here’s how to setup 2FA for Facebook using Authy or your favorite authenticator app.
You don’t need an antivirus for your iPhone or iPad. In fact, any “antivirus” apps you see advertised for iPhones aren’t even antivirus software. They’re just “security” programs that can’t actually protect you from malware.
Twitter sends a lot of emails—like, an utterly unreasonable and incredibly annoying amount. If you’re not careful, you could end up with five or ten emails a day. Here’s how to stop it.
Owning a home requires a lot of responsibility, most notably regular maintenance to keep everything working great. However, there are a handful of very basic home maintenance tasks that you might be forgetting about.
It’s an internet cliche: “if you’re not paying for something you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.” And it’s true, but doesn’t explain why internet companies watch you constantly.
The web browser on Sony’s PlayStation 4 remembers your browsing history, just like desktop browsers do. You can view your browsing history on the console—and delete it, if you like.
The Edge browser on your Xbox One stores your browsing history, along with potentially sensitive cookies, temporary files, and form data—just like a desktop browser does. Here’s how to see and clear your browsing history on the Xbox One.
Whether you saw a message saying a virus was detected, or your computer just seems slow and unreliable, you’ll want to scan for malware on your PC and remove any you find. Here’s how to clean your PC of viruses and malware.
After you send an email, it’s pretty much outside your control. Gmail’s new Confidential Mode tries to give you a bit of control back by offering message expiration dates and making it trickier for email to be forwarded on.
Your NAS is probably one of the most important devices on your home network, but are you giving it the attention it deserves when it comes to security?
The Microsoft Edge browser on Xbox One consoles has a private browsing mode named “InPrivate Browsing.” Use InPrivate Browsing mode to browse the web without saving any history data to your console.
There are a lot of fake Facebook pages out there. At best, they waste your time and maybe try to sell some ads. At worst, they try to scam money and personal information from you. Here’s how to spot them.
Touch ID and Face ID are convenient, but not as secure as only using a strong passcode (mostly because biometric data doesn’t have the same legal protections). If you want to turn them off, here’s how.
You’ve got a file to share—a huge document, video presentation, or set of images. You can’t just email it, because you’re running up against your—or your recipient’s—email size limit. Here are several ways you can share large files over the internet.
Mobile Safari—the web browser on your iPhone and iPad—has a number of privacy features you might not be using, like blocking all cookies and preventing cross site tracking. Let’s look at what options are available and how to enable them.