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6 Free Skype Alternatives for the Windows Desktop

If you’ve ever made a video call, it was probably via Skype. But just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s the best. And more importantly, it’s not the most secure, either.A security researcher has discovered a dangerous exploit in Skype that could grant attackers access to your entire PC. Here’s what you should know about the security risk and the best free programs to replace Skype. Skype...
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What is bitcoin? Here’s everything you need to know

It's been a wild ride. You heard about this bitcoin thing?Every bitcoin story must include an image of a physical bitcoin. Note: Physical bitcoin coins do not really exist.Science Picture Co We're guessing: yes, you have. The first and most famous digital cryptocurrency has been racking up headlines due to a breathtaking rise in value -- cracking the $1,000 threshold for the first ti...
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How to Set Up and Use Kodi: For Beginners

Do you have a vast library of TV shows, movies, and music saved locally? If so then you probably need an efficient way to manage all your content.Alternatively, you might be looking for legal ways to access on-demand video and live television. Perhaps you even want to cast the media to different screens around your home. If these scenarios describe your situation, you have two choices from a ...
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How to Record TV Shows on Your PC

Do you remember the good old days? If you needed to record a TV show to watch later, you’d throw a cassette in the VCR and set up the timer. It was easy.It is relatively simple to turn your computer into a PC TV, and many homeowners once turned to this process as a Digital Video Recorder option. The Windows Media Center application, which was included in some editions of Windows, enabled a PC ...
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10 Reasons Your Smartphone Has Slow Internet Speeds

Smartphones are now well established as the main way most of us connect to the internet. It’s a trend that looks irreversible. And it means getting the fastest possible internet speeds on your mobile devices is more important than ever.But sometimes this doesn’t happen. There might be problems with the way you’ve set up your home router, or with the quirks of public Wi-Fi, or even issues with ...
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How to track down a lost Apple AirPod

Need help finding your AirPods? Use Find My iPhone to see your AirPods on a map, play a sound to locate them, and get back to wireless listening.Apple's wireless earbuds are tiny and have zero strings or cables attached to them. And while that's cool, it means they're always at risk of being lost. To help you find a lost AirPod , Apple added the earbuds to Find My iPhone app with the re...
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Apple Lets Users Manage Their Own iPhone Batteries

Apple plans to let users decide for themselves how to manage their iPhone’s battery usage. While details are currently thin on the ground, this will be accomplished by an iOS update dropping soon. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed this in an interview mostly covering Apple’s tax affairs. Apple Gets Caught Slowing Down Old iPhones In December 2017 it was revealed that Apple has been slowing down old iP...
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Revealed: How Spectre Updates Will Affect Your PC

We assume you’re fully aware of Meltdown and Spectre, the two new, and rather scary, CPU exploits, by now. If not, then read our overview of Meltdown and Spectre before continuing. Done? Good. Now it’s time to find out exactly how the Windows updates Microsoft has released will affect your PC.We have written a whole article answering the question, “Is your Windows PC affected by Meltdown and S...
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Meltdown and Spectre Processor Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

This week, a pair of vulnerabilities broke basic security for practically all computers. That's not an overstatement. Revelations about Meltdown and Spectre have wreaked digital havoc and left a critical mass of confusion in their wake. Not only are they terrifically complex vulnerabilities, the fixes that do exist have come in patchwork fashion. With most computing devices made in the last two de...
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How to Update Kodi Regularly

Kodi’s development team regularly releases new versions of the app with a near-constant stream of updates, new features, and security patches. But for all of Kodi’s incredible features, one glaring omission remains: the app does not automatically update itself.Because Kodi does not automatically update, you'll need to check the Downloads section of the Kodi website every now and then. If you s...
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