How to Test Your PC for the New "Superfish" Security Vulnerability

Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in a piece of adware called Superfish that makes your computer vulnerable to all kinds of attacks. Superfish ships preloaded on many Lenovo computers, but can also be installed on any machine. Here's what's going on and how to test if you're infected. » 2/19/15 2:24pm 2/19/15 2:24pm

Add Folders as Favorites for Easy Access in Windows

The Favorites section of File Explorer is designed to hold the folders you use most often. It makes opening those frequently accessed parts of your drive that little bit easier. If there are new folders you want to add, or redundant ones you don't want to see, making changes isn't difficult (and the seconds you save… » 2/16/15 4:39pm 2/16/15 4:39pm

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

The Windows 10 preview for laptops has been out for a while, but the beta version of the new Microsoft operating system only came to (a few, select) phones yesterday. The update is super limited, so it's far from Windows 10 for phones in full. But! There's some cool stuff in there. Here's that stuff in GIF form: » 2/13/15 6:30pm 2/13/15 6:30pm

How To Roll Back Windows Updates If They Bork Your PC

By and large you should certainly be keeping Windows Updates switched on to download and install automatically. If a serious new threat should be uncovered, it's the best way of making sure that you're protected. However, there are occasions when applying a new update can cause problems, and here's how you can undo… » 2/13/15 5:34pm 2/13/15 5:34pm

Change Video Thumbnails in Windows for a Neater Media Library

If you have a lot of video content stored on your PC then the default thumbnails can leave folders looking disorganized and make sorting through your movies and TV shows more difficult. With a simple hack, you can set the thumbnails for each video yourself to show the official DVD cover, movie poster or any other… » 1/30/15 1:20pm 1/30/15 1:20pm

HoloLens: Microsoft's Audacious Plan to Make Anywhere a Holodeck

VR? Meh. Microsoft is going the holodeck route with something called HoloLens. These are holographic glasses and they'll be coming out around the same time as Windows 10. Man, this sure looks awesome and cool and probably also janky and questionably useful! We'll find out first-hand soon though; Microsoft will be… » 1/21/15 1:41pm 1/21/15 1:41pm

Microsoft's New Xbox App Brings Game DVR and Chat to Your PC

Windows 10 is about universal apps, and getting everything on all your devices. That includes the new Xbox app, which you'll find on PC, Xbox, and mobile. It'll let you text and chat and do everything you love on Xbox Live across every Windows device you have. The biggest and best news? It'll let you stream your Xbox… » 1/21/15 1:17pm 1/21/15 1:17pm