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Adobe Premiere Pro CC Review
There is a broad spectrum of video editing software available these days. From the basic AI-infused mobile app editors that automatically turn your hand-snapped videos into polished little movies all the way up to fully formed digital editing suites, which can be used to make Hollywood blockbusters. Adobe Premiere... Read more
What is Windows 10X?
Foldable screens and new dual screen devices have increasingly become the trend. Manufacturers now want to show themselves as forward thinking hardware developers. Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10X operating system has long been rumored to be the software giant’s first foray into the dual screen world we all look likely... Read more
NordVPN Review
VPNs create a secure and encrypted tunnel between your PC and the servers the VPN providers have placed around the world. These tunnels even bypass your internet service provider meaning they can provide an extremely effective way of protecting your privacy online. If the company who provides your connection... Read more
What’s the big deal about the Google Pixel 4 smartphone?
We’ve known a lot about the Google Pixel 4 for quite some time as Google seemed content to leak all the finer details. We’ve known about the new dual camera unit on the back and we’ve had a solid idea about the front screen and interesting innovations like Google’s... Read more
Avast 2019 Review
Going online in 2019 can be a dangerous business. With huge new modern threats like ransomware bursting onto the scene in the last few years, it has become more important than ever to deploy a robust antivirus solution on all the devices you use to go online. Even if... Read more
Should I download Mario Kart Tour?
Nintendo’s latest mobile game Mario Kart Tour has landed on iOS and android and has already started splitting opinion. The Nintendo app already has impressive ratings of 4.5 and 4,8 on the Google Play Store and App Store respectively, but something still feels off about the smartphone game and... Read more
Report: Your phone number reveals more personal info than your name
According to a recent New York Times article, your phone number has loads of personal information attached to it.  Quite often, websites and apps ask us for our phone number when logging in or creating an account. However, by using searching for your phone number on WhitePages.com, a hacker... Read more
A dark mode is coming to Google Chrome on desktop
Every app these days seems to have a new dark mode or one in development. This is due in part to the appearance a slick black background can give but also due to recent research from Google that shows darker colors use up less battery power on devices with... Read more
Google now allows you to play podcasts within search results
The podcasting world has always been a bit of the Wild West. You’d discover a series through word of mouth or maybe by way of an article listing recommendations. Then it’s on you to use a podcasting app or go to the website to download the episode and listen.... Read more
Play Diablo for free on your browser!
No, this isn’t an out-of-season April Fools’ joke. You can really play the original Diablo in all of its unworldly glory through your browser. Rivsoft has released a shareware version of Diablo that is playable through your browser. If you own the original Diablo, you can play the full... Read more
Siri is recording your private conversations
It’s looking like Siri is one bad apple. People working for Apple have heard users talking about confidential medical info, buying drugs, and even having sex, according to an article from The Guardian. How are they hearing this? They’re doing it through Siri! Contractors hired by Apple are paid... Read more
LEAK: Windows 10 removes live tiles in new Start menu
A new leak shows that Windows 10’s new look will not feature live tiles. For those who do not know, live tiles are the moving tiles on your Start menu. The leak is accurate, but it might be a proposed concept for Windows Lite rather than the full version... Read more
New Google Chrome Global Media Controls will give you better control over audio and video playing in open tabs
Google uses its Chrome Canary build to give developers and more advanced web users an early look at experimental features it is working on for Chrome. The build can be unstable, but it offers a unique insight into the future features we’re likely to see added to Google’s main... Read more
Change the voice on Waze to Cookie Monster, Woody, and more
The default voice on GPS apps like Waze can get grating. If you’re on a long road trip, you might as well listen to a voice that isn’t driving you up a wall. Well, there’s a way to do it! Soon, you will be guided down the road by Cookie... Read more
Android apps collect your data through hidden channels
After you tell an app that it does not have permission to collect any of your data, you expect that to be the end of the story. However, a recent article from CNN says that these apps continue to collect your information even after you told them to stop. According... Read more
How to turn on tracking prevention on Microsoft Edge
There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch, or at least so they say. When we’re browsing free websites on free web browsers, it is easy to think that the old adage doesn’t apply to you, when deep down you know that it most certainly does. The common... Read more
Google Maps will tell you if your bus or train is crowded or late
You’re rushing out the door for your commute. You get to the train station. The train doesn’t come when it’s supposed to. And when it finally does come, it’s jam-packed. Now you’re going to be late and your day is off to a terrible start. Today, Google is trying... Read more
Over $1m paid to ransomware hackers by two US towns
More than one US town has been badly hit by hackers recently – and it’s had expensive consequences. It’s understood that ransomware attacks have seen two towns in the United States of America forced to pay out $1.1m to the culprits. BBC News joins scores of media outlets in... Read more