The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up

As far as computers go, Chromebooks are almost shockingly low-maintenance. Google’s Chrome OS operating system updates itself silently and automatically — as do most of the core apps associated with the platform — and it doesn’t get gunked up and slowed down over time, as traditional operating systems tend to …

Windows 10 1903 to seize 7GB of user storage space for smoother upgrades

Windows 10’s next feature upgrade will commandeer 7GB of a personal computer’s storage space to better ensure updates are properly processed, Microsoft announced Monday. The drive space, dubbed “Reserved storage,” will be set aside starting with what Microsoft will likely name “Windows 10 April 2019 Update” and mark as 1903 …

Apple wants to stop you using dangerous USB-C devices

Apple wants to make it harder for its customers to use cheap USB-C cables – and it’s for your own good. These are the risks of USB-C cables Cables are complicated and that’s why friends don’t let friends connect cut-price or otherwise unverified USB-C cables to their systems –and soon, …

Apple wants to stop you from using dangerous USB-C devices

Apple wants to make it harder for its customers to use cheap USB-C cables — and it’s for your own good. The risks of USB-C cables Cables are complicated, and that’s why friends don’t let friends connect cut-price or otherwise unverified USB-C cables to their systems — and soon, you …

Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

During the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, 6% of the population worked as secretaries and typists. They were freed from their mechanical typewriters by Evelyn Berezin, who designed the first computerized word processor. Berezin was raised in a Bronx tenement by Russian immigrants during the Great Depression. Fascination with …