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Google Says Antivirus Excellence Awards Are “Meaningless”

Mar 17th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Google Says Antivirus Excellence Awards Are “Meaningless”

Google is a pretty important company. So this week, when it came out and said that certain antivirus awards were misleading and meaningless, it created a stir in the industry. That announcement didn’t actually come from Google itself: it came from one of the company’s best security researchers, Tavis Ormandy, who published a blog post criticizing antivirus certification programs for providi

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6 Reasons to Consider Switching to Chromebook (and Chrome OS)

Jan 11th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Laptop Tweaks and Repairs | 0 Comment

6 Reasons to Consider Switching to Chromebook (and Chrome OS)

Google’s Chromebook and Chrome OS are popular low-cost PCs. But most people still don’t really understand why you’d buy one. So why should you consider switching to a Chromebook and Chrome OS? Here are 6 reasons why users love it: 1) It’s Great if You Don’t Use Advanced PC Software Chromebooks only run Chrome OS apps and Chrome extensions. That limits you if you’re trying to do th

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Everything You Need to Know about the New Google Pixel C

Jan 10th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Mobile | 0 Comment

Everything You Need to Know about the New Google Pixel C

The Google Pixel C is a big deal: it’s the first tablet developed entirely in-house by Google. The tablet was released in January 2016 and is attracting decent reviews across the internet. But should it really be your next tablet? How is it different from Nexus tablets? Today, we’re answering those questions and explaining everything you need to know about the Google Pixel C tablet. It’s

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Google Researcher Finds Horrific Security Whole in Trend Micro Antivirus

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Google Researcher Finds Horrific Security Whole in Trend Micro Antivirus

You install antivirus software because you expect it to protect your computer. As one Google researcher discovered, antivirus software doesn’t always work that way. A Google researcher named Tavis Ormandy found a horrific security hole in Trend Micro’s antivirus software. That hole consists of a set of bugs involving Trend Micro’s password manager. This password manager is reportedly e

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Google Will Unveil Android M at I/O Conference at End of May

May 10th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Mobile | 0 Comment

Google Will Unveil Android M at I/O Conference at End of May

Last year, Google unveiled Android L at its I/O Conference. This year, Google will reportedly unveil the next version of its operating system, called Android M. The annual conference gets started on May 28, 2015 in San Francisco and lasts for two days. Google has traditionally unveiled new Android details at these events, and this year appears to be no exception. Google hasn’t officially c

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Bing Hits Huge Milestone, Grabbing 20.1% of World Search Market

Apr 17th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Miscellaneous | 0 Comment

Bing Hits Huge Milestone, Grabbing 20.1% of World Search Market

Back in June 2009, Microsoft launched a little search engine called Bing. In a world where only one search engine reigned supreme, few people gave Bing a chance. But 6 years later, Microsoft has achieved an historic victory: new market share reports indicate that Bing is now used by 20.1% of the search market as of the end of March 2015. Researchers have seen this coming for a little while:

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Chromebook Pixel 2 Being Called the World’s Best MacBook Alternative

Mar 19th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Laptop Tweaks and Repairs | 0 Comment

Chromebook Pixel 2 Being Called the World’s Best MacBook Alternative

In 2013, Google released a laptop called the Chromebook Pixel. The original Pixel was designed to rival the MacBook in terms of aesthetic appeal and performance. Its major limitation was the fact that it just ran Chrome OS. The Pixel 2 was just released and aims to pick up where the original left off. The Pixel 2 comes with some amazingly powerful specs, like: -2560x1700 resolution (yes, tha

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Google Releases One Big Change Which Makes Downloading PC Software Safer

Feb 27th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Google Releases One Big Change Which Makes Downloading PC Software Safer

Downloading free PC software online is kind of like playing Russian roulette. You never know which next click is going to destroy your PC. In Forrest Gump’s world, it might also be like opening a box of chocolates. But one recent change by Google has made downloading free PC software online surprisingly easy and safe. It’s arguably the biggest change in the PC online download market in y

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Why You Should Clear Cookies Before Logging Into Google or Facebook

Dec 24th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Why You Should Clear Cookies Before Logging Into Google or Facebook

If you’re like most people, then you log into Facebook or Google a few times per day. Or maybe you’re constantly logged in. Whatever the case may be, a new security report has emphasized the importance of clearing cookies before you log into online services like Google or Facebook. Why is deleting your cookies so important? Let’s find out. Facebook and Google Collect Anonymous Data About

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5 Awesome Google Search Tips You Can Use to Impress Your Friends

Sep 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

5 Awesome Google Search Tips You Can Use to Impress Your Friends

Want to make Google more useful? Want to find exactly what you’re looking for? Okay, let’s be honest: you just want to use these tips to impress your friends. 5) Add a minus symbol to exclude certain terms Out of all the tips listed here, this is one I like to use on a daily basis. You can add a minus symbol and a keyword after your search to exclude certain terms. If you’re searchin

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