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6 common VPN myths — busted

There's a lot of confusion surrounding VPNs these days. Here are six myths that are simply not true.

Beginner's guide to Windows 10 encryption

Let's take a look at EFS, BitLocker, and some third-party encryption options to help you decide which is best for you.

Office 365 vs. Office 2016: Which suite is best for students?

Looking to invest in an Office suite? We break down the differences between Office 365 and Office 2016 to help you decide which is better for your personal needs, including those headed back to school.

Best Encryption Software

Protect your files, folders, and drives with the best encryption software available now.

The Best VPN Services for 2017

We look at some of the most reliable VPNs out there and break down why they might be the best options you.

Best Free VPN Services

There are plenty of free VPN services out there, but the majority should be avoided due to security concerns. Let's take a closer look at free VPNs and see which ones, if you absolutely refuse to pay for one, are the best.

IPVanish VPN review: A rich set of features that caters to experts as well as novice users

IPVanish has everything you love about a VPN, including a lack of user logs, a long list of servers, and features for advanced users.

5 uses for a VPN you didn't know about

When it comes to using a virtual private network (VPN), there are some generally obvious advantages: privacy, security, and freedom. If we take a closer look at a VPN, there are also some uses that aren't immediately obvious.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 16225 SDK preview for developers

Microsoft has released a brand new build of the Windows 10 SDK for developers with new API changes and bug fixes.

This summer sale on Magix software is your chance to become an editing pro

Summer is here! So stay inside with this sale from Magix that includes up to $50 off some of their most popular editing programs.

Microsoft's Office apps for Android, iOS include surprising ties to Windows API

Microsoft's Office apps for Android and iOS could be called "Windows-based," after some recent findings.

Here's what FreeNAS network storage is and what it can do for you

FreeNAS is a popular, open-source NAS platform that can be installed on a capable machine and deployed as an affordable solution for file storage and connected services. Here's why you may wish to use it.

5 major advantages of using a VPN

If you're on the fence about whether or not you could benefit from a VPN, this list of advantages should help you make up your mind once and for all.

A look at the best streaming media boxes, accessories, and software

It's National Streaming Day so let's take a look at all the best ways to make the most of it in a Windows 10-friendly household.

For as little as $3.29 a month you can use NordVPN to secure your browser's connection

You spend a lot of time connected to unsecured networks doing personal things, so why not add a layer of protection for yourself? Right now you can save big on NordVPN, so don't miss out.

Protect your data with 50 percent off a year of Carbonite online backup service

This promotion from Carbonite covers a year of backup services at half the price.

How to set up Emby DVR

If Emby is your choice of media center, here's how to record your live TV. You'll need to be a Premiere subscriber, but after that, it's fairly easy to get going.

Best Antivirus Software of 2017

If you’re interested in taking your PC’s security to another level, check out this roundup of the best antivirus software available in 2017.

Stardock brings its Start10 Start menu customization software on Steam

Start10, Stardock's Start menu customization software, is now available through Steam's software section.

NordVPN's impressive features, lack of user logs make it a top VPN option

NordVPN is one of the best virtual private network (VPN) providers out there, due to its lack of user logs, plenty of servers, and P2P connectivity. Check out our full review for all the details.