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Review Fitbit Alta: A stylish fitness companion!

Review Fitbit Alta: A stylish fitness companion!

Fitbit has a wide range of devices for monitoring health and fitness activity. With a price tag at the time of our review of just under $100, the Fitbit Alta is a reasonably-priced entry-level fitness wristband. Its main selling points are the pleasant design, the interchangeable armbands, the ease of use and its build quality. In this review, we take a closer look at the
Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

Analysis: Quick desktop app installations ruin computer performance!

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. We decided to
Review Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2: the durable USB 3.1 flash drive!

Review Kingston DataTraveler Elite G2: the durable USB 3.1 flash drive!

USB flash drives tend to be somewhat dull devices. People use them for quick data transfers, and they want them as cheap as possible. Therefore, the quality of most devices of this type is rather low, and their durability is not something to brag about. Kingston is one of the few manufacturers that keep investing in this niche and trying to deliver high-quality products at
What is the Guest account and how do you turn it on?

What is the Guest account and how do you turn it on?

When someone is visiting for a while and needs access to your Windows computer or tablet, you should not give away your user account details. The best thing you can do is enable the Guest account in Windows and have your visitor use it. This keeps your private files and system settings safe and does not make you look like a bad person. :) In
Review HyperX Cloud Flight: High quality wireless gaming headset!

Review HyperX Cloud Flight: High quality wireless gaming headset!

HyperX has launched a new wireless headset targeted at gamers who long to get rid of wires. It is called HyperX Cloud Flight and, through Kingston's courtesy, we received it for testing weeks before its official product launch. HyperX Cloud Flight promises excellent sound quality, extended autonomy while on battery, LED lighting effects, and a good build quality. Whether they manage to deliver what they
Reviewing ASUS RoG Pugio: A great ambidextrous mouse!

Reviewing ASUS RoG Pugio: A great ambidextrous mouse!

Left-handed people have a harder time finding excellent mice, especially if they are gamers. Most gaming mice have side buttons that are positioned in a way that only works well for right-handed users. However, there are also a few models that cater to both sides. One recent example is ASUS RoG Pugio. It is a fantastic little mouse, with detachable and programmable side buttons, which
Security for everyone - Review Kaspersky Total Security

Security for everyone - Review Kaspersky Total Security

2017 was not a good year for Kaspersky and their security products. Although it was a company with a good reputation in the security world, the negative assertions made by the United States and more recently, Great Britain, regarding how Russia is using Kaspersky products to spy on other states, have not done it any good. However, that does not mean that the end users
Security for everyone - Review AVG Internet Security

Security for everyone - Review AVG Internet Security

AVG is a world-renowned antivirus software company, based in the Czech Republic. They have been developing security software for more than a quarter-century, since 1991. The company became famous because of their free antivirus, which is also the reason why Avast, their former direct competitor on the computer security market, has acquired them. However, the AVG brand is still here, and the security products associated
What is DuckDuckGo and what are the benefits of using it?

What is DuckDuckGo and what are the benefits of using it?

Most people use Google for searching the web and finding the information that they need. However, Google does a lot of user tracking and collects lots of information about you and your habits. If you want a more private search engine, that does not focus on knowing as much as possible about its users, you should try DuckDuckGo. In this article we explain what DuckDuckGo
How to avoid the risks and dangers of downloading free apps and games from the web

How to avoid the risks and dangers of downloading free apps and games from the web

We sometimes write articles about the best free apps that can do a certain thing very well or about the best games. One thing that we learned while writing such content is that you cannot be too careful when you are researching and installing new software, and especially free apps and games. In this article, we are going to use this experience to see which
Reviewing the ASUS RoG Gladius II mouse and the RoG Strix Edge mouse pad

Reviewing the ASUS RoG Gladius II mouse and the RoG Strix Edge mouse pad

ASUS RoG Gladius II was launched this year and features several improvements over its predecessor: Aura RGB lighting that can be synced with other ASUS devices featuring the same system, double the sensitivity of its optical sensor, and an additional side button. Since we loved the initial ASUS RoG Gladius mouse, we were very curious to test the latest model. Alongside this mouse, we also
Security for everyone - Review Malwarebytes for Windows Premium

Security for everyone - Review Malwarebytes for Windows Premium

Malwarebytes makes security software that is renowned for its malware removal powers, especially when it comes to adware and spyware. Their products are also known for their simplicity and ability to work alongside classic antivirus products, without interfering with their activity. In December 2016, the Malwarebytes Corporation released Malwarebytes for Windows (version 3), which is designed to offer protection against malware, ransomware, exploits and malicious
Credential Manager is where Windows stores passwords and login details

Credential Manager is where Windows stores passwords and login details

Do you know where Windows stores passwords and login details that you save when using this operating system? For example, you access a network share and you type a username and password, in order to access it. When you do that, Windows stores those details for later use. It does that in a hidden desktop app named Credential Manager. Here is how to find this
Security for everyone - Reviewing Comodo Internet Security Complete 10

Security for everyone - Reviewing Comodo Internet Security Complete 10

Comodo is a US-based company that has built itself a quite a popular brand, mainly based on their free security products like Comodo Free Internet Security or the Comodo Free Firewall. They are also developing commercial security products which offer more features than their free products. Their most complete security product at the moment is Comodo Internet Security Complete 10, and besides the antivirus engine
Security for everyone - Review F-Secure TOTAL

Security for everyone - Review F-Secure TOTAL

One of the oldest brands of IT security products, F-Secure, is present and doing well on the market, after more than two decades of existence. The company develops and sells security products aimed at protecting you against modern online and offline threats, from regular viruses to ransomware or hackers trying to steal your data. Their most generous security suite available today is called F-Secure TOTAL,
Security for everyone - Review McAfee Total Protection

Security for everyone - Review McAfee Total Protection

McAfee is a security firm backed by the hardware giant Intel and, as a result, their security products are bundled on most Windows laptops, ultrabooks and other devices with Intel processors. Their premium security solution is called McAfee Total Protection, and it is a product that promises to protect you against various security threats, ranging from malware and network attacks to dangerous websites and phishing
Security for everyone - Reviewing NordVPN

Security for everyone - Reviewing NordVPN

It is difficult, if not impossible, to live without internet. You're using it right now to read this article. But are you safe? Are you sure your anti-malware suite protects you from every threat? It does not, and you need a VPN service that secures and anonymizes your internet connection, because a growing number of institutions, governments and other organizations want to watch your every