Posts tagged ‘USA Today’
According to USA Today, personal websites are making a comeback and can be a better way to showcase your skills and personality than social media outlets alone. Learn about several easy tools for creating free personal websites.
Are you considering a tablet for your school-age child? Paired with a keyboard, a tablet can handle most of a student’s home and school computing needs. USA Today looks at which features your child may or may not need, and which models are the top tablets for kids and teens.
USA Today tech writer Ed Baig recently tested the new Apple MacBook Air, including its all-day battery claim. Baig reports, “…the Air indeed proved to have very good stamina, if falling short of the 12-hour battery max that Apple achieved under somewhat less stringent testing conditions.”
Read Baig’s full review.
Even state-of-the-art computer security can’t always keep up with new threats, says USA Today, offering Five Signs Your Computer is Infected with a virus, Trojan, worm, ransomware, spyware, adware or other malware.
When laptop or PC performance becomes unbearably slow, the big question is often “Should I have it fixed or replace it?”
USA Today contributor Kim Komando suggests some inexpensive steps that may detect and repair software issues. Komando’s advice if hardware fixes are needed: “Compare the estimated cost to fix it with the price of a new system. If it’s more than 50 percent or your computer is older than four years, replace it.”
The days of cumbersome multi-speaker home theaters may be numbered, thanks to soundbars. A soundbar is a slender collection of speakers in a single housing that connects directly to the TV. Soundbars have been around for a while, but recent offerings are cheaper, more powerful and can connect to mobile devices for streaming music. USA Today explains.
The Soundbar Review Center offers additional purchasing advice.
“In the face of increasing worry over security, students should be aware of tools that can help protect their privacy, as well as keeping track of companies that may misuse personal information,” wrote USA Today Collegiate Correspondent Mary Tablante.
Tablante offers a list of online privacy tools that work just as well for non-students.
If you enjoy rifling through countless, unrelated results that often pop up after a keyword search, read no further. For the rest of us, USA Today offers nine easy tricks to help streamline your Internet searches.