Xbox Series S and X Developer Mode: 3 things you can do with it, and 3 you can’t

Microsoft’s Developer Mode for the new Xbox Series S and X offers some excellent and exciting features. It’s a must for users wishing to get into writing their own games. Press Release Distribution Service

Top 5 ways to protect MFA codes

Using SMS for multi-factor authentication is helpful, but not always secure or reliable. What if you lose your phone? Tom Merritt lists five additional ways to receive MFA codes, without SMS. Press Release Distribution Service

4 must-have business compliance tools for 2021

Virtually every industry has compliance concerns–fortunately, there are tools to help. These compliance tools will ensure your business complies with accessibility, financial, and audit requirements. Press Release Distribution Service

Businesses to boost collaboration spending in ‘21 as remote work continues

After scrambling in 2020 to keep business operations going amid a pandemic, companies are eyeing even higher spending in 2021 on collaboration tools to support remote workers. But with vaccines rolling out now and uncertainty about what a “hybrid workplace” might look like, those same companies are likely to spend cautiously due to uncertainty about…

Tips for new tech devices

Tech gear is a perennially popular holiday gift. If you’re the proud owner of a new phone, tablet, computer or other device — or you provide tech support for family and friends with new devices — we’re here to help. Check out and share these stories, which can help you get the most out of…

The patching conundrum: When is good enough good enough?

As Günter Born recently reported at Born’s Tech and Windows World, KB4592438 has a bug that triggers a blue screen of death when you run the chkdsk c: /f command, leaving the hardware unable to boot. Several others confirmed the issue independently in the various venues and forums. Still others graciously decided to risk their…

The end-of-the-year patching all-clear

It’s that time of the month to give the final 2020 all-clear for installing updates. Microsoft has already fixed the issue with KB4592438 for Windows 10 20H2 and 2004, where if you were lucky, or rather, unlucky enough to perform a chkdsk c: /f on your system after installing the December updates you might have…

Businesses to boost collaboration spending in ‘21 as remote work continues

After scrambling in 2020 to keep business operations going amid a pandemic, companies are eyeing even higher spending in 2021 on collaboration tools to support remote workers. But with vaccines rolling out now and uncertainty about what a “hybrid workplace” might look like, those same companies are likely to spend cautiously due to uncertainty about…

Tips for new tech devices

Tech gear is a perennially popular holiday gift. If you’re the proud owner of a new phone, tablet, computer or other device — or you provide tech support for family and friends with new devices — we’re here to help. Check out and share these stories, which can help you get the most out of…

China Orders Ant Group to Revamp Its Business

The country’s central bank made clear its displeasure with the financial technology company, adding to the growing scrutiny of Chinese internet giants. Press Release Distribution Service

China Opens Antitrust Investigation Into Alibaba

Jack Ma and other entrepreneurs prospered under Beijing’s laissez-faire attitude toward the business side of the internet. The dynamic is shifting as the companies have grown in power. Press Release Distribution Service

Why China Turned Against Alibaba’s Jack Ma

The Alibaba chief paid for pushing back against Beijing. But the shift in attitude also speaks to a growing wealth gap and diminished opportunities for the young. Press Release Distribution Service

If Santa didn’t bring new AirPods Pro, buy a pair for super cheap right now

Christmas may be over, but the holiday deals are still going strong. So if you didn’t get a pair of shiny new AirPods Pro under the tree, Woot is selling a brand new pair for the best price we’ve ever seenRemove non-product link: $189 complete with a full year warranty direct from Apple. To read…

The 2020 cord-cutter awards: Best streaming services, devices, and more

These were the best cord-cutting services, devices, and developments in 2020. Press Release Distribution Service

macOS Big Sur: Guides, how-tos, tips, and everything you need to know about Apple’s new Mac OS

The “10” era of the Mac operating system (Mac OS X and macOS 10) is now over. Apple decided to turn it up to (version) 11 and released macOS Big Sur. With macOS Big Sur, you’ll find that still a very familiar OS, but there are several changes that will help you be more productive.…

The best after-Christmas deals you can get right now: Save $100 on a 75-inch Roku TV, $60 on a Apple Watch Series 6 and more – CNET

All the big holiday sales are in the rear view, but here’s what you can buy if there’s a gift card burning a hole in your pocket. Press Release Distribution Service

Best smart plugs for 2021: Solutions for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Siri homes – CNET

Bringing regular devices online is easier than ever. These smart plugs connect everyday items with your voice assistant. Press Release Distribution Service

The best deals on Instant Pots right now – CNET

Big bargains on multicookers from around the web. Press Release Distribution Service

Privacy shmivacy: Apple will always be wrong

Apple is in an existential tiff with Facebook over the privacy warnings in iOS 14 because if you sat down to read the warnings for the Facebook app you’d be done in time for Easter dinner but you wouldn’t want to eat it because you’d be too nauseated. Writing for CNet, however, Chris Matyszczyk says…

Lost text in a browser form submission? Avoid it with an extension or a clipboard add-on

We live on the web. Web apps mean we enter extensive amounts of text into form fields or pages that look like forms all the time. The best tools, like Google Docs, automatically save as we type, preventing the loss while connected to the internet of more than a few characters or a sentence or…

Astell&Kern KANN Alpha review: This digital audio player delivers the high-res goods

With pristine sound, support for every major high-res wireless codec, power to drive any headphone, and elegant industrial design A&K’s Kann Alpha delivers sonic bliss. Press Release Distribution Service

Best meat delivery for 2021: Snake River Farms, Omaha Steaks, Rastelli’s and more – CNET

Explore your options for high-quality beef, pork, chicken and seafood, delivered to your door. Press Release Distribution Service

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