Security

Who’s tracking you online?

Your guide to online tracking, in plain English: find out what online trackers and tracking cookies know about you and how your personal info gets collected - and sold - online.

Facebook leak: check if your data is part of the breach

The quickest way to check if your Facebook account is part of the latest data leak. It affects nearly 30 million Facebook users -- make sure you're not one of them!

Man-in-the-middle attacks: what they are and how to prevent them

The ultimate in cyber eavesdropping, a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) effectively jumps into your conversation with a server and secretly steals or alters your communications. Find out more about how it works and how you can prevent it here.

Safest Encrypted Messaging Apps for Android & iOS

A secure messaging app can protect your chats from the prying eyes of hackers and governments. But how can you be sure? Discover your best options here.

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Performance

How powerful a computer do you really need?

In the market for a new PC? Here's what you need to know to buy the right PC for you depending on what you do with it. Find out how much RAM you really need, what graphics card you should buy, what kind of CPU works best for your applications, and more. Don't know what any of that means? We cover that too.

How To Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Signal

Don't put up with a weak Wi-Fi signal. Turn your router into a Wi-Fi powerhouse will reach even the furthest room in your home with these simple tips.

Why your phone gets hot and how to fix it

Worried your phone is getting too hot? Find out the possible causes of overheating and learn how to fix them — whether you use an iPhone or Android.

Should you shut down, sleep or hibernate your PC or Mac laptop?

Don’t know when to shut down, sleep or hibernate your PC or Mac laptop? Does putting your computer to sleep damage it? We cover all the pros and cons of the different ways you can give your laptop a well-deserved rest, and show you when to choose one option over the others.

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