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How to View and Delete Diagnostic Data on Windows 10

Diagnostic-Data-Featured.jpgIt’s no surprise that Windows 10 has the tendency to “phone home” with information every so often. With privacy concerns plaguing it since its release, it’s always been somewhat untrusted by its users. In a bid to calm down the privacy concerns, Microsoft has been slowly adding tools to Windows 10 that allows users to view and delete what’s being kept about them. A recent update has allowed users to view the diagnostic data that Microsoft has been collecting about their usage habits and computer hardware. If users don’t like what they see, they can tell Microsoft to delete the data and it will be… Read more

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Add macOS Preference Panes to Your Dock For Quick Access

macOS: Is there a certain Preference pane you access constantly? You can quickly add it to your dock.


How many people has the president trolled since Melania Trump’s cyberbullying speech?


The president has already bullied numerous targets in the 24 hours since Melania Trump said social media can be ‘destructive’

On Monday morning, Melania Trump rejoined her signature “Be Best” campaign against cyberbullying at the Federal Partners on Bullying Prevention summit in Maryland.

The first lady said in prepared remarks that social media is an integral part of children’s daily lives and has a number of positive uses, “but can also be destructive and harmful when used incorrectly”.

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Facebook is secretly ranking how trustworthy people are


Users are being judged on their behaviour – without knowing it, or how they are being ranked


Gmail’s merciful ‘undo send’ feature comes to Android

Gmail.jpgGmail’s desktop ‘undo send’ feature is a godsend for the mashy-handed, letting you recall an email for a short time after you’ve sent it out into the internet ether. Now — finally — it’s available on Android with the latest Gmail update (version 8….


Do I Need to Calibrate My Monitor for Photography?

Spend enough time on photography websites, and sooner or later you’ll run into an article telling you how essential calibrating your display’s color is for your photography, but it is really? Let’s find out.


Dell’s new gaming monitors focus on high refresh rates

Dell+Gaming+MOnitor.jpgGamers that want a top-level monitor but don’t have Alienware money lying around should take a look at Dell’s forthcoming monitor line-up. The 24inch FHD and 27inch QHD models boast pretty high refresh rates — 144Hz and 155Hz respectively — and low…


The Best Computers (For People Who Hate Computers)

Trying to find a way to introduce someone to the internet and the digital world when it’s foreign to them (and they don’t like com…

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Did Google violate users’ privacy when it secretly kept location data?


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Google is facing new scrutiny in the wake of revelations that it stores users’ location data even when “Location History” is turned off.

Last Friday, Google quietly edited its description of the practice on its own website—while continuing said practice—to clarify that “some location data may be saved as part of your activity on other services, like Search and Maps.”

As a result of the previously unknown practice, which was first exposed by the Associated Press last week, Google has now been sued by a man in San Diego. Simultaneously, activists in Washington, DC are urging the Federal Trade Commission to examine whether the company is in breach of its 2011 consent decree with the agency.

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Apple caves in to China and removes 25,000 apps from App Store


State-backed media in China has previously criticised Apple for hosting gambling apps


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