LastPass, Dashlane password managers now offer auto-password changing

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Want to keep people from logging into your online accounts without permission? Then it’s probably a good idea to use a different password for each service, use strong passwords, and change your passwords often. Password managers such as 1Password, KeePass, Dashlane and LastPass make it easy to do the first two of those things… and now Dashlane […]

Fedora 21 Linux-based operating system released

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The Fedora Project’s latest version of the open source Fedora operating system have released Fedora 21. It comes about a month after the launch of a public beta, and not much has changed since my last article… it’s just that the operating system is now considered stable enough to drop the beta label. Fedora is […]

Windows 8.1 video app adds native support for MKV videos

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Microsoft recently added native support for the MKV video format to its Windows 10 preview. But you don’t need Windows 10 to have native support for MKV. The company has released a new version of its Windows 8.1 video app which also supports the MKV format. MKV is a container, rather than a video codec — […]

Deals of the Day (12-09-2014)

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Motorola’s Moto G smartphone is already one of the best Android phones you can get for $180. But if you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy one, now might be that time: Amazon is selling the 2nd-generation Moto G for $150 today. The phone has a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, […]

Old laptop batteries could bring light to developing nations

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Millions of computers are discarded every year: the EPA says that more than 30 million laptop and desktop computers were disposed of in 2010, with about 20 million more going to recycling programs. But just because your old laptop isn’t fast enough to handle the latest video games anymore doesn’t mean it can’t be put […]

Blackphone introduces privacy-focused app store

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The makers of the Blackphone offer a smartphone which places a heavy emphasis on privacy and security. It runs a modified version of Android called PrivatOS along with support for encrypted phone calls, text messages, and other communications. But it can be tough finding third-party apps that respect your privacy as much as the operating […]

Samsung Gear VR headset now available for $199

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Want a virtual reality headset and don’t mind using your smartphone as part of the setup? The Samsung Gear VR is a headset designed to work with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. Samsung introduced the headset a few months ago, and now you can buy the Gear VR Innovator Edition for $199. As the […]

Deals of the Day (12-08-2014)

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As the holiday approaches the Microsoft Store is running 12 days of deals, and so is Amazon. Today is also a made-up sales holiday called Green Monday, which some online retailers say is their busiest shopping day of the year. What I’m saying is… there are a lot of deep discounts to be had today. […]

Allwinner H3 chip to bring 4K playback to $50 TV boxes

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Allwinner has announced a new low-cost processor designed for smart TV boxes. The Allwinner H3 is a quad-core processor which will sell for just $6. The chip maker suggests it could power TV boxes that will sell for between $35 and $50. Oh yeah, it also supports 4K video playback. The Allwinner H3 features 4 […]

Mozilla is bringing Firefox web browser to iOS… kind of

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The Firefox web browser is available for Windows, Mac, or Linux computers and you can use it on mobile devices running Android or Firefox OS. But so far there’s been one major platform that you couldn’t use the web browser on: iOS. Now Mozilla has announced it’s bringing Firefox to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch […]