What you need to know about the Windows 10 Creators Update

What you need to know about the Windows 10 Creators Update

Like it or not, you’re going to be running the Windows Creators Update in a few months. Here's what you can expect.

Surprise! You don’t own the digital devices you paid for

Surprise! You don’t own the digital devices you paid for

A bill to reform copyright law and give consumers the right to control their own devices is pending in Congress. Here's why you need to support it.

Thumbs up for T-Mobile; thumbs down for Verizon and AT&T

Thumbs up for T-Mobile; thumbs down for Verizon and AT&T

Recent consumer surveys give T-Mobile high marks for service, but find that customers are increasingly unhappy with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon.

Sorry consumers, you’re stuck paying for a set top box

Sorry consumers, you’re stuck paying for a set top box

The new FCC chairman brings the hammer down on pro-consumer policies put in place by the Democrats.

Worst idea ever:  Buying wireless service from Comcast

Worst idea ever: Buying wireless service from Comcast

Comcast makes its cable and broadband customers miserable, so why does it think it can score by selling wireless phone service?

Café owners putting the smackdown on Wi-Fi freeloaders

Café owners putting the smackdown on Wi-Fi freeloaders

What’s a poor café owner to do when the laptop crowd sucks up free Wi-Fi all day and spends almost nothing?

You can finally take streamed movies and TV shows with you on an airplane

You can finally take streamed movies and TV shows with you on an airplane

Hulu is upping its game, allowing users to download content for later viewing and will soon debut a new alternative to cable.

Why the FCC's latest net neutrality defense is hollow

Why the FCC's latest net neutrality defense is hollow

The outgoing Democratic chairman of the FCC says 'zero-rated' streaming services from AT&T and Verizon likely violate net neutrality rules, but that might not matter when Republican Ajit Pai takes the reins of the commission later...

Verizon customers won't like these two new tweaks

Verizon customers won't like these two new tweaks

With the 2017 New Year comes two new (and unfortunate) changes for Verizon Wireless customers.

You could soon have to pay streaming-video sales tax

You could soon have to pay streaming-video sales tax

Some cities and states want to tax the streaming services that destroyed Blockbuster and other video-rental companies, and that could make it much more expensive to cut the cord.

5 simple steps to boost your digital hygiene in 2017

5 simple steps to boost your digital hygiene in 2017

January is a good time to stop making excuses and get your digital life in order. Here are five inexpensive, money-saving, aggravation-reducing ways to maintain tech, and protect yourself and the environment in the New Year.

Should Apple hobble FaceTime to battle distracted driving?

Should Apple hobble FaceTime to battle distracted driving?

In 2014, a driver using Apple's FaceTime video app allegedly killed a five-year-old child. The grieving family says Apple knew the danger, and even patented a tech to reduce risk, but still did nothing.

Got the holiday blues? Take a break from Facebook

Got the holiday blues? Take a break from Facebook

A recent study of more than 1,000 users found that spending less time on Facebook can dramatically brighten your mood.

Everything you need to know to cut the cord and ditch cable

Everything you need to know to cut the cord and ditch cable

Thinking of cutting the cord and saying sayonara to cable for good? We've got you covered with this easy-to-digest rundown of all the hardware you'll need and the services that deliver the most value.

T-Mobile's free DIRECTV NOW deal is full of gotchas

T-Mobile's free DIRECTV NOW deal is full of gotchas

The 'Un-carrier' continues to roll out offers that sound too good to be true ... until you read the fine print. T-Mobile's latest DIRECTV Now ploy is an all-out insult to AT&T.

Deadlocked FCC could mean the death of net neutrality

Deadlocked FCC could mean the death of net neutrality

An FCC with an equal number of Democrat and Republican representatives could be a very bad thing for consumers, because it won't be able to finally do away with the set-top box, stop the AT&T and Time Warner merger, or continue to...

5G will give you blazing fast broadband at home

5G will give you blazing fast broadband at home

You’ll have to wait for 5G on your phone, but ultra-fast wireless will deliver speeds that blow away your cable connection.

Finland is a tiny wireless nirvana the U.S. could learn from

Finland is a tiny wireless nirvana the U.S. could learn from

It's clear that lively competition in Europe yields better wireless service options for consumers. Unfortunately, even more wireless consolidation may come to the United States under President-elect Trump.

Beware these gotchas in T-Mobile's 'free' iPhone 7 offer

Beware these gotchas in T-Mobile's 'free' iPhone 7 offer

T-Mobile's Black Friday offer includes 'free' Apple iPhone 7s and Samsung Galaxys, but details in the fine print might make it less appealing to some consumers.

Facebook trolls should learn from Amazon's new Prime ad

Facebook trolls should learn from Amazon's new Prime ad

Abusing friends and relatives on Facebook has become all too common, particularly following the recent presidential election. Amazon took a refreshing tack in a new Prime ad — and internet trolls should take note.

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