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Before connecting a new computer to the Internet install antivirus software

Installing an antivirus software program and keeping it up-to-date is a critical step in protecting your computer. Many types of antivirus software can detect the presence of malware by searching for patterns in your computer’s files or memory. Antivirus software uses signatures provided by software vendors to identify malware. Vendors frequently create new signatures to […]

Enable a built-in privacy screen for the latest HP computers

Several HP laptops come with a built-in privacy screen to help limit the visibility of your display from people on either side of you. Known as HP Sure View, there are a couple different ways to turn this setting on, depending on the model of your computer. For most models, you simply need to press […]

Turn a few laptop ports into many with a dock

Modern laptops are quite thin, with some having only a single port or two. If you need more ports, you can use a docking station. These accessories can turn a single USB-C or Thunderbolt connector into many other types of I/O, including USB-A, SD card readers, Ethernet, and video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, etc.)

Know the different types of Ethernet ports

All Ethernet ports on consumer electronics like laptops and gaming consoles look the same from the outside, but they’re not necessarily the same under the hood. Some support Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mbps), while others are merely Fast Ethernet (100 Mbps). Even faster speeds like 10 Gigabit Ethernet are available on some computers like the iMac […]

Consider a screen protector for your laptop

If you want to keep what happens on your laptop screen to yourself, you might need a screen protector. These specialized accessories block certain lines of sight, so that nearby people can’t see what’s happening. This is particularly useful for keeping usernames to yourself; it also lets you turn off automatic password scrambling, a feature […]

How to protect your new laptop in 2020

As the holidays approach, you might be thinking about buying a new laptop for a loved one. Or maybe they’re going to buy one for you! After all, computers make great presents, since most of us rely on them in our personal and professional lives. But laptops aren’t cheap. According to Consumer Reports, most of […]