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New iOS 5.0.1 Glitches: Is Apple Entirely to Blame?

Apple's latest iOS update may very well have issues, but it may not be the sole culprit for newly reported problems.


Apps for Covering the News Next Door

Is news breaking in your neck of the woods? Tell the world about it! These apps will help anyone with a smartphone become a citizen journalist.


The World Mourns Steve Jobs

Apple fans and admirers flock to Twitter, Facebook, and Apple Store locations around the world to mourn the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

How to Recover a Lost Phone, Tablet, or Laptop

These terrific tools and tips can rescue your wayward mobile devices and keep your personal data from falling into the wrong hands.

New Mac Trojan Pretends to Be Flash

A new Mac Trojan disguises itself as a Flash installer. Here's what to watch for, and whether you should be worried.

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.