pcmag.comThe Hisense 65H8G 4K HDR TV offers very good all-around performance and lots of Android apps for a reasonable price. The Hisense R8F earned high marks earlier this year for delivering excellent color and contrast performance with a generous assortment of features at an affordable price. With the H8G ($699.99 for the 65-inch 65H8G), Hisense once again offers a reasonably priced TV that delivers very good color and …...

pcmag.comOnline remote schooling may keep students safe from pandemics, but it also leaves them open to distractions. Master the PC, PlayStation, Switch, Xbox, and smartphone parental control features that make sure work stays separate from play. Working from home in the face of a global pandemic poses many challenges for just about everyone, but the transition has been especially tough for parents juggling childcare in this strange, new status quo. These changes will continue throughout the next few weeks, as social distancing requires students of all …...

pcmag.comThe tech company is thought to have used cyber response firm Arete IR to pay the WastedLocker ransomware demand rather than paying it directly. (Photo by Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images) At the end of July, many of Garmin's online services suddenly went offline. The cause was initially described as a cyberattack, but turned out to be ransomware. The strain is thought to be WastedLocker and the suspected hacking group behind it Russian …...

pcmag.comLenovo's first 5G PC promises superfast download speeds (it depends very much on your location) and delivers extraordinary battery life. But the Snapdragon 8cx-based Flex 5G is an otherwise average 2-in-1 convertible with a whopper of a price tag. Few laptops sold in the U.S. come with cellular connectivity as an option, and nearly all that do connect only to LTE networks, not the new 5G ones. But 2020 has seen the introduction of notebooks that can connect to 5G, like the Lenovo Flex 5G. It's a...

pcmag.comThe social network is piloting a new function that lets users verify forwarded messages via Google. (Photo via WhatsApp) WhatsApp is making it easier to fact-check viral information. Four months after introducing a forwarding limit on texts, the social network is piloting a new feature that lets users verify forwarded messages via Google.Up-to-date users in Brazil, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, the UK, and the US …...

pcmag.comThe feature, rolling out as a test in Australia and New Zealand, is expected to launch widely later this year. (Photo by Snapchat via Bloomberg) Snapchat hopes to take TikTok's place at the top of the social media charts with a new update that lets users add music to their posts. The feature, rolling out as a test in Australia and New Zealand, is expected to launch widely later this …...

computerworld.comApple’s approach to product design is to make its hardware easy to use, while packing it with additional features to help you get things done as you become a power user. What follows are iPad tips to help you get work done.iPad tips to help you work from home Apple will introduce iOS 14 later this year and some iPad users are already working with the public beta of the software release. You (and millions of others who acquired an iPad in recent months) may not be using it yet, but it will introduce some new features:To read this article in full, please click here...

pcmag.comThe big green sticker on the front of physical game cases wasn't received very well by gamers, and it looks as though Microsoft already reacted and removed it. (Image: Microsoft) Microsoft is very keen to explain what "Optimized for Xbox Series X" means, but also to convey to gamers when an Xbox One game has been optimized for the next-gen console. It chose to do that by adding a big green sticker to the front of Xbox …...

computerworld.comAh, Chrome OS. How far you've come.I found myself contemplating the state of Google's Chromebook platform this week as I read over a new interview detailing some of the specifics of the upcoming Chrome OS Windows app support system — and something amusing occurred to me:When you think about Chrome OS in a bigger-picture, evolutionary view, the software's current state is almost hilariously ironic — not necessarily in a bad way, mind you, but in a way that's both funny and also quite revealing of how Google's vision for computing has progressed over the years.To read this article in full, please click here...

pcmag.comThe PS4 now holds a very comfortable second place behind the PS2 in the best-selling home console list. ((Image: Pixabay)) The next generation of games consoles may be only a few months away, but the latest financial results from Sony reveal gamers continue to purchase millions of PlayStation 4.As VentureBeat reports, Sony has managed to sell 112.3 million PS4 consoles over …...

computerworld.comIt’s a Saturday in the early ’90s, Solaris 2 is less than a year old, and this pilot fish sysadmin at a company running it on about 25 machines is having his monthly Solaris patching party. Attendees: one fish.Fish is cautious and paranoid, good qualities in a newbie sysadmin, so he always patches one of the less important machines first, just in case something crazy happens. On this particular Saturday, something does.He has three packages to add. The first won’t install because it requires that another package be installed first. Perfectly normal. But when he tries to install that required package, he finds that it too requires that another package be installed first. OK, no biggie. There were three packages to add, and fish just got hold of the task by the wrong end. Unless, of course, that final package requires that the first package be installed before it can be installed. Which is, indeed the case: an infinite loop.To read this article in full, please click...

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pcmag.comThough Olympus is negotiating to sell its imaging division to Japan Industrial Partners, work continues on new cameras and lenses. Olympus made big news last month when it announced plans to sell its imaging division—the part of the company that makes Micro Four Thirds cameras and lenses—to a holding company, Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). While there are still some questions about where JIP will take existing product lines …...

pcmag.comTrump described the transaction as a 'landlord-tenant' relationship, whereby Microsoft will have to pay for the lease to own TikTok. Redmond has until Sept. 15 to make a deal or it'll be banned in the US, Trump says. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) If Microsoft acquires TikTok, the US government should get a cut of the sale, according to President Trump. Trump brought up the unusual demand on Monday when recounting his phone call with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about the company’s bid to buy …...

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