Apple's MacBooks: Still the most reliable

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More speed, better battery life for Apple's 12-inch MacBookConsumer Reports surveys its subscribers annually to learn about their experience with cars, appliances, retailers, and computers.In their latest survey, almost 83,000 readers shared their experiences with computers. Not everyone was pleased. Winners and losers In laptops and desktops Apple was the most reliable. Plus it's tech support was - by far - th…
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Meet the army of Surface Pro clones and lookalikes

Meet the army of Surface Pro clones and lookalikes
It's hard not to look at the iPad Pro and think it was introduced at least partly because of competitive pressure from the Surface family of devices.As a 2-in-1, the larger iPad Pro with its 12.9 inch screen and Apple Pencil offers tool that creative types love. Thanks to Apple's A9X chip, this device performs like a respectable laptop, and with the addition of Apple's Smart Keyboard it acts enough like a PC to satisfy a lot of use cases.Where the iPad Pro stumbles is in the other things that ma…
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Making sense of Microsoft's Surface lineup

Making sense of Microsoft
Microsoft's Surface business has always been a minefield for the company.The OEMs who build PCs that run Microsoft Windows aren't thrilled at the prospect of their partner also being a rival in the cutthroat hardware business. The competitive challenge for Microsoft, then, is to be successful but not too successful.That might explain why some Surface decisions, especially pricing, are less than aggressive, leaving Microsoft "vulnerable to competition…
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​HP hits its stride: How PCs and printing have stabilized, rebounded

​HP hits its stride: How PCs and printing have stabilized, rebounded
When Hewlett Packard split its PC and printing business from its enterprise unit, it was widely assumed that Hewlett Packard Enterprise would outshine HP Inc. But better design and a knack for finding new profit pools in a tough personal systems market has put the spotlight on HP. In its second quarter earnings report, HP reported revenue of $12.4 billion, up 7 percent from a year ago. Growth and the PC market are two terms that haven't gone together…
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3 Nigerian Scammers Get 235-Years of Total Jail Sentence in U.S.

3 Nigerian Scammers Get 235-Years of Total Jail Sentence in U.S.
You may have heard of hilarious Nigerian scams. My all time favourite is this one:A Nigerian astronaut has been trapped in space for the past 25 years and needs $3 million to get back to Earth, Can you help?Moreover, Nigerians are also good at promising true love and happiness.But You know, Love hurts.Those looking for true love and happiness lost tens of millions of dollars over the Nigerian dating and romance scams.These criminals spend their whole day trolling the online dating sites for c…
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All Android Phones Vulnerable to Extremely Dangerous Full Device Takeover Attack

All Android Phones Vulnerable to Extremely Dangerous Full Device Takeover Attack
Researchers have discovered a new attack, dubbed 'Cloak and Dagger', that works against all versions of Android, up to version 7.1.2.Cloak and Dagger attack allows hackers to silently take full control of your device and steal private data, including keystrokes, chats, device PIN, online account passwords, OTP passcode, and contacts.What's interesting about Cloak and Dagger attack?The attack doesn't exploit any vulnerability in Android ecosystem; instead, it abuses a pair of legitimate app pe…
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MacBook long-term review

MacBook long-term review
​Image courtesy Apple, Inc. I've been using the MacBook for hours every day doing everything from writing to light gaming, and photo and video editing. Here's what I've learned about the mid-range 'Book.Not your father's MacBookThe two year old MacBook reboot is nothing like its namesake. It costs more than the MacBook Air, the machine that once defined Ultrabooks. T…
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Chromebooks, detachables, and gaming PCs boost Lenovo results

Chromebooks, detachables, and gaming PCs boost Lenovo results
Shipments of Lenovo's detachables and convertibles, such as the Yoga 910 (pictured), grew at a double-digit premium "compared to the market". Images: Lenovo Lenovo said that sales of Chromebooks, detachables, and gaming PCs have helped boost revenues in the fourth quarter, but the company's revenue was down for the full year. Unveiling its fourth quarter and full-year…
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Wanna Cry Again? NSA’s Windows 'EsteemAudit' RDP Exploit Remains Unpatched

Wanna Cry Again? NSA’s Windows
Brace yourselves for a possible 'second wave' of massive global cyber attack, as SMB (Server Message Block) was not the only network protocol whose zero-day exploits created by NSA were exposed in the Shadow Brokers dump last month.Although Microsoft released patches for SMB flaws for supported versions in March and unsupported versions immediately after the outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware, the company ignored to patch other three NSA hacking tools, dubbed "EnglishmanDentist," "EsteemAudi…
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Microsoft Surface Hub: Hands-on with the giant, expensive collaboration screen

Microsoft Surface Hub: Hands-on with the giant, expensive collaboration screen
Two people can comfortably work together on Microsoft's super-sized Surface Hub display. Image: Microsoft The Surface Hub is a giant display designed to help teams work better together. It comes in two sizes: a massive 84-inch screen and a still pretty huge 55-inch model. It's effectively a high-end digital whiteboard that runs on a custom version of Windows 10. This …
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