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​Australian SMEs consider antivirus software sufficient defence: MYOB

A study by accounting software firm MYOB has found that 87 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Australia consider their business to be safe from cyber attacks, mainly because they use antivirus software. According to the MYOB SME Snapshot survey, 10 percent of the SMEs surveyed said they do not consider themselves safe from cyber attack. MYOB said that many of those who feel unprotected lack security planning, while others feel they are simply more exposed due to…

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How to Preserve Vintage Electronics

Tips from a collector with 25 years of experience on slowing inevitable decay. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. My name is Benj Edwards, and I am a journalist who specializes in technology history. To inform me in my quest to understand and preserve historical electronic devices, I have been collecting computers and video game consoles for almost a quarter century. In the process of dealing with…

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HP’s Omen X Laptop Is Designed to Be Overclocked | News & Opinion

Today, HP officially unveiled its laptop aimed at eSports competitive players and anyone who wants a very fast laptop they can easily overclock to go even faster. It’s called the HP Omen X, and it’s a 17.3-inch laptop that’s going to cost you at least $1,799.99. HP states this is the company’s most powerful gaming laptop yet, and it’s hard to argue with that. Inside you’ll find a 7th gen Intel Core processor including Core i7 options. DDR4 memory running…

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

Updated 7/6/17 to include recommendations for VPN services and links to full reviews of top products. One of the most important skills any computer user should have is the ability to use a virtual private network (VPN) to protect their privacy. A VPN is typically a paid service that keeps your web browsing secure and private over public Wi-Fi hotspots. VPNs can also get past regional restrictions for video- and music-streaming sites and help you evade government censorship restrictions—though that…

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Skullcandy Jib Wireless Review & Rating

Not every pair of earphones needs to break new ground, and the Skullcandy Jib Wireless keeps things simple—there are no bells and whistles here. For $34.99, all that really matters is audio performance, and the Jib Wireless packs some surprisingly serious bass response. The sound signature is quite sculpted, but it’s an excellent value for the price, and our Editors’ Choice for low-cost Bluetooth earphones. Design The Jib Wireless has a very thin, cappellini-esque black cable and either black, red,…

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Adobe Scan (for iPhone) Review & Rating

Sometimes you have a piece of paper that you need to get into digital form. Maybe you don’t have a scanner handy. Never fear! That’s where Adobe Scan, a newly released mobile scanning app, comes in. The app can not only produce a PDF using your smartphone camera, but it can also apply optical-character recognition (OCR) to the scanned image so that you can edit its text. I found Adobe Scan to be generally impressive, though there are alternatives that…

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The best Amazon Fire TV & TV Stick deals in September 2017

Here’s the scenario: You’re interested in picking up a Amazon Fire TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick. But you don’t want to overspend on it, right? No, of course not.  To prevent you from getting burned on a bad deal, we’ve found the best deals on the planet for the Amazon Fire TV and the Amazon Fire TV Stick. But why choose an Amazon Fire TV over something like a Roku? While Roku has the better operating system behind it,…

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Intel’s Gemini Lake Chips Offer 15 Percent Performance Boost | News & Opinion

Intel’s next generation of low-end processors will include some nice new features as well as a performance bump for entry-level hardware. If you go out and buy a low-end, entry-level laptop or desktop PC today, chances are it will have an Intel Apollo Lake processor inside carrying the Celeron or Pentium branding. These are the just good enough, cheap processors that allow for light workloads, web browsing, and long battery life. The chip generation that follows Apollo Lake is called…

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Save 30 Percent on 14-Inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

Lenovo is currently selling the fifth-generation 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook at a 30 percent discount. Just enter coupon code “THINKPADSALE” during checkout, and your subtotal will drop to just $1,028.30 — a whopping $440.70 in savings. Get this deal More than anything, this laptop is all about portability. It measures a mere 0.6 inches thick, it weighs about 2.5 pounds, and it’s built to withstand the stress of everyday use. And with the integrated three-cell 57WHr battery, you can…

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How to Watch Samsung IFA 2017 Live Stream

Samsung is hosting a press conference at IFA 2017 on Wednesday with the tagline ‘Your new normal’. Here’s what to expect, as well as when and how to watch the live stream. What time is the Samsung IFA 2017 press conference? The invitation-only event will be held at 6pm CET on Wednesday 30 August 2017. That time is 5pm in the UK, 9am PDT in LA, 12 noon in New York and 1am Thursday in Hong Kong. How can I watch…

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