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It’s time to stop trusting your antivirus software

Avast You’d think that few types of software are as trustworthy as some of the best antivirus programs, but it turns out that perceptions can be deceiving. Avast, one of the most recognizable antivirus solutions for PCs, was found to be secretly collecting and selling user data to third-party corporations for a period of six years. Following an investigation, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fined Avast $16.5 million and banned it from doing this again in the future. Even if you weren’t using Avast, your data…

‘We want our AI and we want it now’ say software buyers

The Gartner survey finds continued emphasis on cost control -- 31% of businesses have replaced their software simply because it costs too much. A majority of software buyers, 53%, say they have passed on vendors with costs that are too high. In addition, more than one in five, 21%, rejected their purchase because "it was too buggy or prone to failure."In essence, it's truly a buyer's market when it comes to software. Software buyers are demanding more functionality, especially AI features to enhance efficiencies and

How to set up a PS5 passkey to protect your PSN account

A password can do a mostly fine job of keeping your PlayStation Network (PSN) account secure, but it comes with the annoyance of having to type it in relatively frequently, and it suffers from needing to set up sometimes cumbersome 2-factor authentication to further reduce the chances of someone else logging in with your information. Sony has finally introduced a passkey system that not only makes logging in much breezier, but offers significantly better security, as a passkey is generated only once and can't be…

How to move the taskbar in Windows 11

One of the first things you'll notice about Windows 11 is that its taskbar centers its icons (including the Start menu) in the middle of itself. Users of macOS might appreciate this resemblance to their Macs' operating system, but longtime Windows users might not like it and would probably prefer to see their Start menu icon back in the lower left corner, where it had been for so many versions of Windows in the past. If you can't stand to have those icons in the middle of your Windows 11 taskbar, you can breathe a…

Nvidia is replacing its crusty, Windows XP-era app

Nvidia Nvidia’s latest announcement is one that many of us have been waiting for. The company is releasing a new software solution that will, hopefully, one day replace the Nvidia Control Panel and GeForce Experience. Dubbed simply “Nvidia App,” the software is now in beta and is available for testing. Those of us who own some of Nvidia’s top GPUs (or even some of the worst ones) are forced to use the Nvidia Control Panel for tuning things like display settings, game performance, and monitor refresh rates. Meanwhile,…

Quest 3 vs. Vision Pro: Which is the best VR headset?

Meta/Apple We don’t often pit budget-priced competitors against ultra-premium technology, but the internet is buzzing over comparisons between Meta’s Quest 3 and Apple’s Vision Pro. Surprisingly, the $3,000 price difference isn’t the only reason that some people favor the Quest 3 over the Vision Pro. Whether you think of the Vision Pro as a spatial computer or a VR headset, there’s plenty of overlap in the Quest 3’s feature set that makes it worth checking out. You might find everything you want at one-seventh the…

Galaxy S24’s first software update live in more countries

Samsung is expanding the availability of the first software update for the Galaxy S24 series this week, following the update's debut in South Korea a few days back. The update is rolling out in European countries with firmware version S92xBXXU1AXB5 and a download size of 746.5MB. It should arrive in many more markets over the coming days. This update is an important one, as it addresses some of the issues customers had with the out-of-the-box experience. Samsung has fixed a major complaint about the new displays on the…

Business Software & Services Market to Hit $893 Billion by 2028

Business Software and Services Market: Navigating future trends and growth trajectories Business Software and Services Market Prediction: In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the role of technology has become more paramount than ever before. Among the myriad of technological advancements, business software and services stand out as essential tools driving efficiency, productivity, and strategic decision-making for enterprises of all sizes. As we embark on a journey into the future, the Business…

7 hidden iMessage features you need to be using

Digital Trends Apple’s iMessage is a widely used messaging app with over 1 billion active users. It was launched in 2011 and is deeply integrated into Apple devices, allowing iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to exchange text messages, photos, videos, and more seamlessly across platforms. Over the years, Apple has introduced many new features to the Messages app. You probably use some of them every day, but others are easy to overlook and forget about it. Below are a few of our favorite hidden iMessage features — and ones…