Everlasting Feud Between Apple and Samsung

Apple and Samsung have been battling it out for customer approval for a number of years, and they recently took their fight before a judge due to suspected infringement of an Apple patent by Samsung.

The judge ruled that Samsung was responsible for damages totaling 1.05 billion; the problem? Samsung created a number of devices that Apple concluded were patent infringements of things they had already created. In most court cases, this would have been the end of the story: Apple sues, Samsung pays. Period. However, the saga does not end here, because Apple and Samsung Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Pop-Up Ad Blockers for 2013

When browsing the web, pop-up ads can be a huge annoyance. Fortunately for web users, however, there are a number of free programs out there these days that work to block pop-up ads from occurring in the first place. So if you do not currently have such a program installed on your computer, then you may be wondering where you can go to get the best and most effective pop-up ad blockers available for download.

For starters, you should consider the specific web browser that you are using as a way of Read the rest of this entry »

How to Keep Your App Data Private

Many social networking sites allow you to download and play game apps regularly right on the Internet. The problem with these game apps is that they post your gaming activity right to the news feed on the main page. This simply means that all of your friends and relatives can see what you’re playing and how often you’re playing. This can be a problem if you want to keep this type of information private or do not want people knowing that you play these games Read the rest of this entry »

Smartphone vs. Computer: Which Is More Popular For At-Home Browsing?

In today’s digital age, many people have multiple devices at home that can be used to browse the web. The desktop computer faces some real competition when it comes to using the internet. Smartphones are convenient because they can be turned on immediately and they offer instant access to the internet. Additionally, smartphones have voice recognition commands that can search the internet. Mobile phones are also great for creating shortcuts to E-mail and other updates that come through the internet.

When it comes to viewing something important, a desktop computer with a Read the rest of this entry »

How to Get Support for a Discontinued Hardware Model

Fewer things — in the computer-related world, anyway — are more frustrating than finding out that support for your favorite hardware is nonexistent. Whether you just purchased your hardware, only for it to be discontinued shortly after, or if you have been using the same hardware for a long time but need help with it instead of replacing it, you might be wondering what you can do to get the support that you need if the manufacturer does not make the specific piece of hardware that you have anymore. Read the rest of this entry »

RIP Google Reader: The Best RSS Feed Replacements

Although many people were originally upset when Google decided to shut down its Google Reader platform, people should be happy to hear that there are still plenty of other options available when it comes to solid RSS readers. Many people like to get their news from RSS readers because it is easier to read one of these readers instead of visiting each individual website. You can actually categorize your favorite websites in different sections, so you can always make sure that you are on top of the latest news. Now that Google Reader is going Read the rest of this entry »

The Rise and Fall of DRM Protection

Digital Rights Management can be attached to games, music or video media to protect it from illegal use. This was the popular method used most often by large companies that had media to protect. In recent years, DRM has lost a great deal of popularity and gained infamy. DRM can sometimes be harmful. This happens when DRM installs spyware and other infectious applications onto your system. These apps can slow your computer down.

When used for video games, DRM has advantages and disadvantages. Some DRM will only allow you to install a game a certain number of times. This Read the rest of this entry »