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Breaking News: Experts Warn of Computer Security Threat Quickly Spanning the Globe

A global cyberattack is underway and it has already affected hundreds of thousands of computer systems aro...

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The Most Hackable Holiday Gifts and Tips to Help Secure Them

From tablets to electronic toys, drones, media players and fitness trackers, gadgets make popular gifts during the holidays. They also make potentially easy prey to cybercriminals, if used without the proper security precautions. In all the excitement of unwrapping and powering on your...

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What Are Cookies Doing to Your Computer?

You know those not-so-yummy types of cookies that show up on your computer? The ones that aren't baked into perfect, melt-in-your-mouth sugary bites of happiness? We're talking about the cookies used to transfer information between the website you're visiting and your browser. They help the w...

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Tech Education Series: How to Uninstall Unused Programs

One of the common culprits behind a slow computer are unused programs running in the background, using up valuable resources. Take back your PC power by finding the programs slowing you down and getting rid of them, or at least shutting them down. We've compiled a few easy steps to help you uninstal...

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Assist by AOL's Know Your Hotkeys Guide

With the amount of time we spend on our computers, every little second counts. Thankfully, computer manufacturers have made shortcuts to help you save time and effort. The tech experts at Assist by AOL pulled together this helpful cheat sheet with some of the most popular hotkeys (a combination of k...

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Tech Education Series: Setting Up a Secure Wireless Network

Setting up a wireless network is fairly easy, but if you're not aware of the right security measures to put in place, you could be setting yourself up for hackers to steal any data you send over your network, including passwords, credit card information and other personal information. Setting up a s...

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Whether your dad keeps up with the latest technology or acts like it's still the 1950's, there's something on this list that he'll love. Finding the perfect Father's Day gift can be a daunting task, especially if your dad is like mine an...

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Dads and Grads: The Perfect Gift for Both

It's that time of year again: Gift-buying season for dads and grads. We lump them together because they rhyme. Really!?! Face it, buying gifts for your father or that recent high school or college graduate is hard. But trust us on this. Dad does not want another tie. And your favorite g...

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