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"Windows Could Not Search for New Updates" Error
Windows Update sometimes doesn't work and an error messages pops up, like the one seen below. When clicking on "Learn More," the suggestion doesn't say much. Have you ran into this situation? This seems to happen even more since the Windows 8.1...
Microsoft Doubles Free OneDrive Storage to 15 GB and Beyond
Microsoft has announced it’s increasing the storage space of OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), from 7 GB to 15 GB for free. And that’s not all. The company also announced that all Office 365 subscribers will receive a whopping 1 TB of...
Stop Facebook from Using Your Browsing History to Target Ads
Facebook has announced that it’s going to start using all of your app and website history and serve up more targeted ads. Of course since this if Facebook, you’ll automatically be opted in to this new service, and will have to take...
Privacy Online: Chrome Extensions to Keep Your Browsing Safer
Maintaining your privacy online is part of an overall computing security strategy. If you don't want to go as far as using a Tor network or configure a VPN, here's some Chrome extensions that will help stay private and protect your data while...
eBay Asking Users to Change Password
eBay is the latest online giant to fall prey to a security breach and is asking its users to change their passwords on the site as a security measure. If you're new to eBay or have never changed your password before, here's a step-by-step...
Microsoft Releases Patch for IE Vulnerability for All Versions of Windows Including XP
Microsoft released a patch May 1, 2014, to fix the so-called  Clandestine Fox vulnerability  affecting all versions of Internet Explorer. This fix was expected to be released "out of cycle" – meaning users wouldn't have to wait until the...
Keep Your Devices Protected Against Heartbleed
Heartbleed, an issue which looked like yet another “change your password for this little security flaw” situation, has turned out to be something much more serious. Here's some advice for how to protection yourself and your data...
Microsoft Updating XP Security Essentials For a Limited Time
Microsoft recently ended support for Windows XP, but will still provide updates for Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) for a limited time. This will give XP users a bit more time to keep their computer secure until they can decide their options...
Windows XP is about to die. Now what?
XP will officially be dead to consumers on  April 8th. Microsoft is abandoning XP and will no longer provide OS fixes, patch security holes, or provide support of any kind. As a consumer you have some choices to make if your still running the 13...
Undo Send for Gmail Sent Items
Have you ever sent an email only to say "NO NO NO" seconds after you hit the send button? Or perhaps you wrote a flaming email to someone just to get it off your chest and after you hit the send button that voice pops up in your head and says...
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