Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool, similar to Slack, that offers IRC-style chat rooms for teams. With it, you can chat, share documents, or make video and voice calls. It is an excellent tool for teams of all sizes, especially for those that are not working in the same place. However, Slack had something which Microsoft Teams did not: a free version for small and mid-size businesses. In response, Microsoft announced a free version of Microsoft Teams and some exciting new features. Here is what it has to offer, and why you may want to give it a try:
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has proved to be quite controversial. It was supposed to be available on April 10th, 2018. But it was not, and Microsoft did not explain why. Then, it was clear that a last-minute bug caused the delay, but no one knew exactly what the bug was, when it was going to be fixed and when the new update was going to launch. Today, we finally have a launch date from Microsoft, and a new name:
This year we asked our readers again to cast a vote for their favorite antivirus product. The nominees from which you could choose were the best security products we reviewed in the last couple of months. Alphabetically, your choices were: Bitdefender Total Security, BullGuard Premium Protection, ESET Smart Security Premium, F-Secure Total, G Data Total Security, and Kaspersky Total Security. The voting has ended, and it is time to reveal the antivirus product who won the "Reader's Choice 2018" award:
One of the most asked questions on Google regarding security is: "What is the best antivirus?". It is a legitimate question as most people are not security experts and need recommendations to identify the best antivirus product for their computers and devices. The time has come for us to name the best antivirus product of the year, based on our experience in testing the many commercial antivirus products for Windows home users. Here is the product we believe it offers the best protection and user experience, in 2018:
Many users look for free antivirus software. Unfortunately, this niche of products is dominated by products which do things that are not in the interest of their users. For example, some try to change your browser's homepage to a page that is monetized by your antivirus provider. Others, bundle crapware or dodgy tools that compromise your privacy. However, there are a few antivirus products that do not do that and one of them is the best free antivirus product for Windows:
Microsoft has never said anything publicly about the next release of Windows 10: it did not communicate an exact launch date, and it did not even confirm the name - Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. That name only showed up on several occasions to users that are members of the Windows Insider program. Most Windows insiders assumed from the little information that was available to them, that April 10th was the launch date. April 10th has passed, and this release was not made available to the public. Here's why:
A while back, we published an article about risks to watch for when downloading and installing free software. While we had an idea of how damaging it can be to perform quick (or typical) application installations, without carefully reading what you are about to install, what we wanted was to have some numbers, and do some testing to evaluate the full impact.
Black Friday 2017 is upon us in the US and many other countries around the world. This shopping season wants to break last year's records in online sales and Amazon has prepared quite a long list of deals. In order to get you started, we have compiled a list with some of the most interesting Black Friday 2017 deals that we found on Amazon.com:Black Friday 2017 deals on Amazon.com
Laptops and tablets:
Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season are coming, and you may want to buy some gifts for yourself, your friends and family or co-workers. If you need fresh cool ideas for tech gadgets that you can buy at the end of 2017, we have the perfect list for you. It includes smartphones you might not have considered buying (but they rock), impressive Mini PCs, gaming laptops, keyboards, mice and headsets, a few remarkable wireless routers and some useful gadgets that don't cost much. Read on and see our suggestions for tech gifts:
Jamey Heary from Cisco: Organizations that work with sensitive information, use encrypted WiFi, VPN, and encrypted apps
On October 18th, we were invited to Cisco Connect 2017. At this event, we met with security expert Jamey Heary. He is a Distinguished Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems where he leads the Global Security Architecture Team. Jamey is a trusted security advisor and architect for many of Cisco's largest customers. He is also a book author and a former Network World blogger.