10 little-known Windows tricks. Switching from Google to DuckDuckGo’s private search. Laptop ports explained. Internet Explorer is dead. Ryzen 7 5800X3D tested. Acer Nitro XV272 monitor reviewed.
Internet Explorer dies today, but its spirit lives on in Microsoft Edge • If you’re still using Internet Explorer, here’s what you need to do.
Mozilla Firefox locks its browser’s cookie jar • Total Cookie Protection is being deployed today for all Firefox users, and is on by default.
Adobe’s web-based Photoshop will soon be free for everyone • Adobe says the online version of its ubiquitous photo editor will soon have a “freemium” version.
Microsoft unveils the future of Outlook, and you can try it now • A new Loop interface, easier document attachments, a more integrated To Do—these are all part and parcel of the new Outlook.
Why are Thunderbolt docks so hard to find? Blame electric cars • There are only so many chips to go around.
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 and RDNA 3 chips are set to stun later this year • RDNA 4 also makes an official appearance on the road map.
Microsoft honors the best Windows apps in its store (and they’re all free) • The Microsoft Store isn’t all bad. Check out the best free apps and tools, as chosen by Microsoft itself.
Amazon’s massively upgraded Fire 7 tablet supports USB-C charging • The new and improved budget tablet is also a bit less “budget“ at $60.
Tested: The Ryzen 7 5800X3D bookends an incredible era of AMD upgrades • Will we ever see four generations of compatibility with one socket again? Let’s hope so.
SK Hynix Platinum P41 SSD: The pursuit of affordable speed • This top-tier PCIe 4 SSD performs on par with the best around, and is nicely affordable.
EaseUS ToDo Backup 2022: New interface, same capabilities • Though it’s sporting a new, more serious appearance, ToDo Backup remains the same highly competent backup program we’ve grown to appreciate.
Acer Nitro XV272: Top-tier gaming on a 1080p monitor • Though expensive for 1080p, the Acer Nitro XV272 delivers attractive image quality for both gamers and creators.
Logitech Lift: A smaller vertical wireless mouse for the masses • For people looking to avoid wrist and elbow discomfort, it’s a good start.
Tested: Intel’s desktop-based Core i7-12800HX demolishes rivals • Desktop-based HX processors kick laptop chips to a clear second place, but not everyone will need one of these burly chips.
I SWITCHED FROM GOOGLE TO DUCKDUCKGO’S PRIVATE SEARCH: 5 BIG TAKEAWAYS • PROMISING UTMOST PRIVACY, DUCKDUCKGO IS THE ANTI-GOOGLE SEARCH ENGINE. BUT WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE TO USE?
LAPTOP PORTS EXPLAINED: EVERY SYMBOL AND CONNECTOR IDENTIFIED • THIS HANDY GUIDE WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE LAPTOP PORTS, PAST AND PRESENT.
10 little-known Windows features that will blow your mind • These quick tips will help you save time and get organized.
iDrive quietly made a great local backup tool, and it’s free • Here’s how to make regular backups to an external drive without paying a penny.
You should be using FancyZones, Microsoft’s killer multitasking app • This free Windows add-on makes resizing windows so much easier.
What is masked email? This new spin on an old practice supercharges your security • Using unique login information is one way to make account takeovers harder for would-be criminals. Email masking adds another layer to that concept.
TechSpotlight • A video showcase of the latest trends