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New features coming to Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

New features coming to Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

At today's #MicrosoftEvent in New York, Microsoft played a clip that gave a very brief recap of the most important new features that are coming to Windows 10. In that clip, they showed for just one second, a screenshot of the upcoming Windows Defender, that will be included in Windows 10 Creators Update. From that screenshot alone, we were able to deduce that major improvements
Kaspersky 2017 - the first security products to include VPN!

Kaspersky 2017 - the first security products to include VPN!

Each autumn, new security products are launched, that bring new or improved security features to their users. This month, Kaspersky has launched their 2017 generation of security products which stand out from the rest of the market due to being the first of their kind to offer secure VPN connections when connecting to public unsecured WiFi. We believe that this feature should have been included
Digital Citizen Awards 2016 - The best Windows security product of the year!

Digital Citizen Awards 2016 - The best Windows security product of the year!

Computer security is big business these days and can only get bigger, as more and more devices are connected to the internet and more threats are surfacing on the web. As such, antivirus software is invariably getting better each year. However, some products are better than others, some are pricier than others and some are simply not worth spending a dime. We have tested and
3 Reasons why including QR codes in Windows 10 BSODs is a bad idea

3 Reasons why including QR codes in Windows 10 BSODs is a bad idea

Last week, a user who was fiddling with the latest Insider Preview build for Windows 10 discovered that Microsoft is testing a new Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) which includes a QR code that adjusts depending on the error that generated the screen. The QR code is supposed to help users get information about why their Windows 10 device has crashed and what they can
Microsoft to Android: Quiet! I live here now

Microsoft to Android: Quiet! I live here now

Microsoft has launched a new app in Google Play that manages to raise the stakes in its Android work, without bringing any special new features. It is called Microsoft Apps and it functions like an independent portal inside Google Play, which you can use to discover all Microsoft apps for Android. After making the big move of launching its Office suite on Android earlier this
We don't really use many apps on our smartphones. Do you?

We don't really use many apps on our smartphones. Do you?

Apple iTunes and Google Play each have more than a million and a half apps available for download on our smartphones. Amazon and Windows are working their way towards half a million smartphone apps. You would expect that all our smartphones are jam-packed with apps because, you know, someone must be using them. When we look at average users of smartphones, we find a different
Yahoo is waving goodbye to Internet users

Yahoo is waving goodbye to Internet users

Once part of the elite of the Internet world, Yahoo is on the path to become an entry in the history books. After announcing, at the beginning of the year, that they are preparing to spin off their big stake in Alibaba in a separate company, Yahoo has now changed course and they plan instead, to spin off their core business. What has happened with
The iPhone gets its first Apple-made battery case. Would you buy it?

The iPhone gets its first Apple-made battery case. Would you buy it?

Apple has released a battery case that fits both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The move is unprecedented for Apple, which has been sticking firmly to the thin design for its smartphones. Producing a battery case means that they admit a legitimate need to supplement the capacity of their smartphone's original battery. Let's have a closer look at the battery case and see what
The first smartphone that you can wash with soap. For real!

The first smartphone that you can wash with soap. For real!

Cleaning your smartphone has always been a desirable goal albeit one rarely carried out. Kyocera is launching in Japan the world's first smartphone that can be washed with soap. The hygiene campaigns to promote "wash your hands" may now add "and your smartphone" to the slogan. How does this work and who needs it? Is there a market for smartphones that can be washed with
How to give more juice to your smartphone's battery

How to give more juice to your smartphone's battery

Considering how much smartphones have changed our lives, it is amazing how feeble they are when it comes to battery life. Most people are ready to accept that a smartphone is barely able to make it through one day. As we have all experienced at one point, this is not nearly enough. As a result, the aftermarket of power alternatives is huge. We analyzed this
How to get smart about your home?

How to get smart about your home?

Equipping a smarthome has never been easier and more affordable. But where do you start? We examined a couple of solutions that allow you to start small and connect more devices later on . Let's look together at a few scenarios and you can decide what works best for you. Your home - What could be smart about it? After watching an episode of
Samsung Gear S2 - Is it the best designed smartwatch?

Samsung Gear S2 - Is it the best designed smartwatch?

Last month, Samsung launched a smartwatch with an excellent design. Samsung Gear S2 manages to get ahead of Apple Watch and Android Wear in certain areas. As of November 12, they are rolling it out in many European countries like the UK, Germany or Romania. Read on to learn more about how it looks, what it has to offer, how much it costs and where
BB-8 from Star Wars comes to your home

BB-8 from Star Wars comes to your home

One new Star Wars character from the upcoming movie that received a major ovation from the fans is the robot BB-8. Sphero, working together with Disney, has taken on the challenge to bring it into your home in time to celebrate the movie premiere. BB-8 comes to your home In the trailers for the new Star Wars movie a new robot showed up, BB-8,
Google engineer takes on faulty USB-C cables on Amazon

Google engineer takes on faulty USB-C cables on Amazon

A Google engineer showed that several USB-C cables on sale at Amazon failed to meet the standard specifications. Benson Leung started to post reviews on Amazon at the end of October, on cables that malfunctioned to the point of damaging the devices connected to them. Benson Leung & USB-C After working on several projects that included USB-C connectivity, Benson became fond of the technology
7 Tutorials has become Digital Citizen: Here's what to expect!

7 Tutorials has become Digital Citizen: Here's what to expect!

Today is a huge day for us: 7tutorials.com has transformed into digitalcitizen.life. Don't get scared, we have not sold our website to others and we did not change our team. It's still us, writing in the same style you have enjoyed so far. We wanted a new, fresh identity that's more suitable for our long-term ambitions. Here's why we chose to rename ourselves Digital Citizen