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Norton AntiVirus 2012

Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2011 is a great choice thanks to its strong malware detection and smooth interface.

Steve Jobs Resigns From Apple, HP TouchPad Fire Sale, and New Cameras, Too

The PCWorld editors discuss the short and long-term implications of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' resignation. Plus, we discuss the fire sale craze that followed when HP discounted its discontinued TouchPad to $99, and more than a dozen new cameras coming this fall from Canon, Nikon, and Sony.


Steve Jobs and Apple: The Successes and Flops

From the Lisa to the App Store, here are 11 products from Steve Jobs's tenure as Apple's CEO that made an impact--whether they succeeded or not.


iCade Brings Retro Gaming to the iPad

The iCade is one of the geekiest retro-inspired gadgets we've seen in a while, and we got a chance to play around with one.


iOS 4.3.4 Is Out; Fixes JailbreakMe 3.0 Exploit

The iOS 4.3.4 update fixes a PDF rendering bug that was exploited for an iOS jailbreak.


How to Stay Safe on Campus: 5 Easy Tips

Keeping your PC and gear safe on campus isn't hard! Here are the steps you need to take in the dorm room, in the library, and in the classroom.

How to Check Your Credit Report Each Year

Detect identity theft as early as possible by regularly requesting a free credit report.

How to Use Strong Passwords

Reduce your vulnerability to data theft and other hacker threats by creating and using robust passwords.

How to Avoid Trouble on Public Computers and Wi-Fi

Reduce your exposure to malware and data theft by minimizing your use of public wireless networks and PCs.

How to Use an HTTPS-Encrypted Connection When Browsing

Maintain an encrypted pathway between your PC and the Websites you visit.


How to Ensure That Your Gear Is Physically Secure

Prevent hardware theft and snooping by using these devices.


How to Lock Down Your Smartphone

Prevent malware on your mobile devices by installing suitable antivirus and security apps.


How to Upgrade to the Latest Antivirus Software

Signature updates are essential; but every two or three years, you also need to upgrade to a newer integrated security package.

Testing Tablet Displays and The Future of Digital Photography On PCWorld Podcast #118

We talk the dark side of tablet displays and the potential for Lytro's "light field" digital camera technology to revolutionize digital photography in this week's episode of the PCWorld Podcast.


How to Keep Your Software Up-to-Date

Use automatic security updates to ensure that your system has maximum protection.