How to enable end-to-end encryption on Messenger

Sep 25, 2022

How-To You have to manually enable it if you want your messages to be truly private. Facebook added end-to-end encryption to Facebook Messenger years ago, but it’s not enabled for users by default. Because of this, you’ll need to know how to enable end-to-end encryption in Facebook Messenger for private messaging. Facebook has been reluctant to make end-to-end encryption the standard on the Messenger app. The company cites security reasons for its skepticism but says that end-t ...read more

The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice

Sep 25, 2022

The quality of the game you’re playing and the processing power of your computer will play a big role in determining your gaming experience. But one often overlooked consideration is a decent gaming headset. It’s especially important if you plan on getting the best out of dynamic multiplayer games, where you’re just as likely to chat to friends as you are to use your headset as a strategic tool to help you win. As you’d expect, there’s no shortage of gaming he ...read more

Instagram and Facebook track you on other websites – here’s how

Sep 25, 2022

Social Instagram and Facebook are stalking you on websites accessed through their apps. What can you do about it? Social media platforms have had some bad press in recent times, largely prompted by the vast extent of their data collection. Now Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has upped the ante. Not content with following every move you make on its apps, Meta has reportedly devised a way to also know everything you do in external websites accessed through its ...read more

The next PowerToy will give your PC easy OCR powers

Sep 25, 2022

Microsoft We love us some PowerToys here at PCWorld, and it seems the semi-official add-on for Windows power users is only getting better. A recent update to the GitHub project for PowerToys indicates that “PowerOCR” is in the latter stages of approval and should land in the official app before too long. The tool will add in an easy way for Windows users to activate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) via a quick screenshot interface. NeoWin spotted the changes to the PowerTo ...read more

Re-up your PlayStation Plus membership for 12 months at $39

Sep 25, 2022

Deals Don’t be that jerk who pays the full price for this. Alright folks, this is not a drill. For a limited time, you can add 12 more months to your PlayStation Plus membership for just $39 with promo code PSP , courtesy of the folks at Eneba. Yup, you read that correctly. 12 months of PlayStation Plus for just $39. Typically, a PlayStation Plus membership costs $60 for the year. This card provides a one-year membership to Sony PlayStation Plus. This membership allows y ...read more

Hey, gamers: Don’t overlook these killer Windows 11 tools

Sep 25, 2022

Life is better in 2022 for gamers on Apple macOS and even Linux, but Windows remains the best PC operating system for games. Microsoft is acutely aware of this advantage, and as a result, it has bundled plenty of gaming features into Windows over the years—on Windows 11, there are even more gaming goodies. Here are the Windows 11 features that will make your next frag session even better. Game Bar Windows 11 Game Bar.Ryan Whitwam Windows 11 ships with the Game Bar preloaded, givi ...read more

Apple users: Update your devices, there’s a new security flaw

Sep 25, 2022

Apple Users of iPhones, iPads, and Macs are affected. Apple has just one more update for your devices ahead of the yearly updates this fall. The company released security fixes for iPhones, iPads, and Macs on Wednesday, and you should go update your devices. Apple hasn’t released details of what the vulnerabilities consist of, and honestly, they shouldn’t. By not revealing everything, it gives people more time to update. What you need to know is that it could allow a hacker to ...read more

The best laptops: Premium laptops, budget laptops, 2-in-1s, and more

Sep 25, 2022

Looking to treat yourself to a brand-new laptop? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve curated a list of the best laptops available on the market today. From traditional clamshells to trendy 2-in-1’s, we’ve got you covered. If you’re working with a tight budget, don’t sweat it, we’ve included some affordable options such as Chromebooks, too. All of these laptops have been tested and personally vetted by the experts here at PCWorld. Re ...read more

Learn ethical hacking fundamentals with this $40 course bundle

Sep 25, 2022

Data breaches. They occur so often that we’ve become numb to them. And yet, closing your eyes won’t make those pesky hackers go away. But do you know what will? Fighting fire with fire, and fighting on the front lines as an ethical hacker allows you to give cybercriminals a taste of their medicine.  The 2022 Masters in Cyber Security Certification Bundle delivers over 60 hours of high-quality educational content on the tools ethical hackers utilize every day. ...read more

Android users: Delete these apps, they are stuffed with malware

Sep 25, 2022

Android 35 apps were discovered to contain malware. A new report from Bitdefender says there are another 35 malicious apps on the Google Play Store. If you have any of these malware-containing apps, it’s time to delete them. These apps are particularly sneaky. Once installed, they change their name and app icon, so it’s harder to find and delete them. Bitdefender says many of them try to hide as the default Settings app. The malware inside serves ads to you. Lots and lots of ads ...read more

BenQ EW3880R monitor review: An ultrawide with plenty of bass

Sep 25, 2022

At a glanceExpert’s Rating ProsAttractive, sturdy designExcellent audio qualityWide color gamut, accurate colorConsLow brightness, lackluster contrastUSB-C only delivers 60 watts of powerNot a good choice for HDRRefresh rate is just 60HzOur VerdictThe BenQ EW3880R is a well-designed and robust monitor with good colors and excellent sound. Unfortunately, it falls behind in what matters most: image quality. It offers nothing special in terms of SDR quality and can’t truly be consider ...read more

How to change the Slack notification sound

Sep 25, 2022

How-To Need a better notification sounds in Slack? You have options. Slack notification sounds can help you to keep tabs on all of your important work notifications, whether you’re at your desk or on the go. You are also not limited to the default Knock Rush notification sound, however. There are a few other options to choose from when configuring your Slack notification sound. If you work multiple jobs and belong to different Slack channels, you can easily distinguish incoming n ...read more