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Department of Transportation wants control over your phone's navigation apps

Regulators already say they can regulate smartphone navigation apps but want that authority explicitly enshrined in law.

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How to easily find drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows

Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.

The myth of driver backups

Before you reformat your hard drive and reinstall Windows, make sure your drivers are in order.

Why, how and where to update your Windows 8 drivers

Is your hardware on the fritz after upgrading to Windows 8? Updating your drivers could fix the problem. We tell you how and where to find the most up-to-date drivers for your rig.

Patch Now--Internet Explorer Flaw Under Attack

There are multiple exploits circulating online that attack a known flaw in the Internet Explorer browser that Microsoft has already issued a patch for.

I've upgraded Windows, and now some of my hardware isn't working

Kennethjc17 upgraded his PC to Windows 7, then found that some of his hardware no longer worked. He turned to the Windows forum for help.

Attack of the Blue Screen of Death

Brewski13 asked the Desktops forum for the best way to diagnose and repair a recurring Blue Screen of Death.

Sprint Cripples Galaxy S III Via ‘Security Update’: Bye, Bye Universal Search

Sprint is reportedly removing a universal search feature on Samsung Galaxy S III handsets via a "Security Update" in an effort to squelch a patent battle with Apple.

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Microsoft Patches Critical Drive-by IE9 Bug, Windows Zero-day

Microsoft today patched 16 vulnerabilities, including one in Windows that's been exploited for weeks and two in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9).

Don't Be the Low-Hanging Fruit

Cyber criminals will generally go after the easiest targets. As long as you have better protection than the next guy you can avoid most attacks.