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How 'free trial' web offers can be credit card traps

We handed over a credit card for 40 online trials--only to find out the real cost of 'free.'

AVG tempts antivirus free users with cloud scranning

Antivirus firm AVG has launched its 2013 suite of security products that feature a number of useful tweaks and a redesigned interface.

HP all-in-one PC gets trackpad to control Windows 8

Instead of a touchscreen, users will navigate the user interface of Microsoft's operating system with a wireless trackpad.

Spotify expected to switch up its game

The popular music streaming service is reportedly adding a web-based version, better discovery, and a cheaper mobile subscription.

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Lumia 920 launch tarnished with errors

Nokia and Microsoft fostered an inept image with the introduction of the flagship Windows 8 phone, fumbling what should have been a tech triumph.

Once cars can talk, what will they say about us?

Future cars will be networked, personalized, and connected to the cloud ... and collecting personal data about our preferences and our whereabouts.

iPad Mini said to be Apple's ace in hole in battle with Amazon

Some analysts have concluded that Amazon, even with impressive hardware, aggressive pricing, and a content ecosystem in the best position to take on Apple, ultimately won't be able to unseat the iPad.

10 essential WordPress plug-ins

The open-source content management system offers a bevy of features that makes it ideal for authors, vendors, media producers and more.

Smartphones explosion sheds light on enterprise mobility evolution

Most of the new phones support 4G/LTE cellular connectivity, providing a much bigger, always available, wireless data pipe at least for those subscribers who want it.

Cloud subscriptions shoot for the moon

IHS estimates that personal cloud storage subscriptions have increased from 300 million last year to 500 million this year, and they're expected to hit 625 million next year.

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Amazon to allow ads opt-out on Kindle Fire HD for $15 upcharge

Making tablet buyers as happy as possible is a good play considering the competitive landscape, particularly amid the popularity of Apple's iPad.

Adobe admits Flash exploits threaten Windows 8

Microsoft -- whose job it is to patch the hole -- won't issue the fix until Windows 8 ships October 26.

Google buys browser-based malware scanner VirusTotal

The database of infected sites and other pests will likely bolster Google's existing security services.

How the feds are tracking us

Evidence and examples are mounting of the myriad ways the government, law enforcement, and even private companies are monitoring our activities.

Ivy Bridge laptops top September electronics bargains

Now is the time to buy old iPhones, 55-inch HDTVs, and SSD drives, as deals accompany product introductions.