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Former Microsoft Privacy Exec Tells Us Not to Trust Microsoft

Former Microsoft Privacy Exec Tells Us Not to Trust Microsoft

Are you worried that your computer is spying on you? Well then you won’t like this article. The tech industry’s giants, including Apple and Microsoft, were more than happy to help the NSA install backdoors on its software and hardware devices. While most people know about Apple’s track record of spying on its users, Microsoft fans were a little more surprised to learn that their favorite

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New Wi-Fi Alliance Should Make Public Wi-Fi Hotspots Safer to Use

New Wi-Fi Alliance Should Make Public Wi-Fi Hotspots Safer to Use

Public Wi-Fi hotspots can be dangerous. Sometimes, logging onto a public Wi-Fi hotspot in a crowded city can be like playing a game of Russian Roulette: which one of these open Wi-Fi hotspots isn’t going to steal my information? Thankfully, an organization called the Wi-Fi Alliance wants to make wireless networks around the world safer. The Wi-Fi Alliance recently unveiled a Passpoint program

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Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Beta Released October 1 - Here’s How to Join!

Battlefield 4 Multiplayer Beta Released October 1 – Here’s How to Join!

The next installment of the Battlefield series is nearly here. Battlefield 4 is set to be released on October 29th, 2013. However, many players are able to join the fight early thanks to a multiplayer beta that will go live in just a few hours. That multiplayer beta will go live at 2am on October 1st for a limited number of people. Those who get first access to Battlefield 4 include: -Battle

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What Steve Ballmer’s New “One Microsoft” Policy Means to You

What Steve Ballmer’s New “One Microsoft” Policy Means to You

Steve Ballmer is leaving behind quite the legacy at Microsoft. Whether it’s a good or bad legacy remains to be seen, but one of Ballmer’s most important campaigns may be his new One Microsoft policy, which aims to unite all of Microsoft’s products, programs, and tools towards a single goal. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like some corny marketing talk. So I dived a little furth

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Top 5 Things You Can Do on a PC But Not on a Mac

Top 5 Things You Can Do on a PC But Not on a Mac

Did you just switch to a PC after years of using a Mac? Are you deciding whether to pick a Mac or PC for college? This is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make in your life (right?) and it’s important for you to fully understand the differences between the two types of computers. Today, we’re going to highlight the top 5 things you can do on a PC that you can’t do on a Ma

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Games for Windows Live Will Be Discontinued on July 1, 2014

Games for Windows Live Will Be Discontinued on July 1, 2014

Games for Windows Live got off to a bad start and then it followed up on that bad start by getting worse and worse. Initially designed as a competitor for Steam, GFWL never took off because of a myriad of problems. First, Microsoft tried to charge gamers a monthly fee for the privilege of using GFWL. Then, some game developers forced users to use GFWL whether they liked it or not. Next, Microso

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Get Ready to See Windows Stores in Your Local Best Buy – Microsoft Unveiling 600 Locations in the US and Canada This Summer

Get Ready to See Windows Stores in Your Local Best Buy – Microsoft Unveiling 600 Locations in the US and Canada This Summer

For years, Apple had an exclusive relationship with Best Buy. Apple was the only company to have official Apple stores inside most Best Buy locations. This undoubtedly fuelled the rise of Apple over the last decade and won the hearts and minds of Apple users around the world by giving them a convenient place to test out new Apple products. Well, it looks like Apple’s reign of terror over Best

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The Xbox One Could Stop Playing Movies If More People Walk Into Room to Watch

The Xbox One Could Stop Playing Movies If More People Walk Into Room to Watch

News about the Xbox One continues to get bleaker and bleaker for Microsoft. After a devastating E3, where Microsoft was nearly booed off stage and enjoyed a lackluster reception from angry techies, recent patent news suggests that Microsoft could unveil a technology that monitors how many people are in the room at a certain time and charges more for movies and other content based on the number of

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Facebook Has More User Accounts Than Anyone Else. But Who’s In Second Place?

Facebook Has More User Accounts Than Anyone Else. But Who’s In Second Place?

In September of 2012, Facebook announced that it had reached the 1 billion user milestone. To put that in perspective, there are just over 7 billion people in the world. In other words, Facebook has accounts for 1 out of every 7 people in existence today – not including fake Facebook accounts. No matter which way you slice it, that’s an astonishingly large number, and Facebook has rightfull

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Microsoft Warns Users About a Dangerous Facebook Virus That Disguises Itself as a Legit Chrome and Firefox Add-on

Microsoft Warns Users About a Dangerous Facebook Virus That Disguises Itself as a Legit Chrome and Firefox Add-on

I don’t know about you, but my Facebook account is a valuable part of my life. It’s the sole way I keep in touch with well over half the people I know, and if someone were to go on there and send nasty message to people, my social and professional lives would be in shambles. That’s why I like to pay close attention whenever a Facebook virus alert is announced. Earlier today, Microsoft ann

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