June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Hayden Dingman, and Adam Patrick Murray go deep on the escalating CPU Core Wars and what PC gamers need to know about from E3 2018. On tap:Intel’s 28-core CPU and 5GHz Core i7-8086K AMD’s 32-core Threadripper 2 (with pricing predictions!) Nvidia’s eye-popping ray tracing demo The best PC games of E3 2018 If you missed it before, we sat down with AMD computing boss Jim Anderson to go deep on Threadripper 2’s genesis during Computex. Check it out if you haven’t had a chance yet!To read this article in full, please click herePowered…

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Keeping your PC secure isn’t always cheap. To get a top antivirus suite, for example, you’ll easily pay $50 to $100 per year. On top of that, your password manager is another $25 to $35 per year, and if you want to pay for a VPN connection it’s at least another $50 to $60 annually.You don’t have to break the bank with today’s deal, however. Through July 3, Humble is offering a Cybersecurity Software Bundle that cuts through all the high prices to get you one heck of a deal. To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Bullguard Premium Protection is feature-packed with what the company calls “next gen anti-malware,” a new game optimization tool, and a “firewall on steroids.” As a premium security suite it certainly has all the necessary features and then some. Bullguard’s protection is also highly rated by independent AV testing organizations, but this combination of heavy security does come with its problems, especially for older machines.Bullguard tries to be a very simple desktop application to navigate and understand. For the most part it succeeds, though you do have to get used to its logic. When you first fire it up, Bullguard Premium…

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The best antivirus solution is one that’s as simple as possible. After all, if a user can’t navigate the app to take advantage of its features, then much of the program’s usefulness is lost. Trend Micro’s Maximum Security nails this principle with some of the easiest navigation we’ve seen yet.Note: This review is part of our best antivirus roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 20, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

It’s been nearly five years since Google shut down its Reader service, and we still haven’t gotten over it. We’ve tried our share of replacements—Feedly, Inoreader, NewBlur, etc.—but between subscription fees, cross-platform compatibility, and interface oddities, we’ve yet to find anything that completely fills the void Reader left in our feeds.But Google hasn’t given up on organized, personalized news feeds. Quite the contrary: After taking several swings with services such as Google+, Google Now, and News and Weather, Google unveiled at its I/O developer conference in May a brand-new Google News app, with a uniform experience across Android, iOS, and…

June 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PDF creation is about to become even more convenient within Office apps, thanks to a partnership between Adobe and Microsoft. Unfortunately the pricey subscriptions required make it inconvenient for all except business users. Adobe’s updated Scan app, meanwhile, could be the hidden gem among Adobe’s new announcements.Adobe and Microsoft announced an extension of their ongoing collaboration, which began with the Adobe Sign e-signature solution and now adds PDF documents. The agreement calls for the ability to save Word files in the PDF format right from the ribbon within Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and SharePoint. Within the latter two applications, Adobe said that you’ll…

June 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Update 2:25 p.m.: This article has been updated with additional information from Google.Podcasts may have started on Apple devices, but millions of Android users listen to them on their phones every day. And now Google is finally getting in on the act with its own standalone podcast player, aptly called Google Podcasts.While podcasts have always been available for listening inside the Google Play Music app or via searching inside the Google app, Google Podcasts represents the first real default presence for podcasts on the platform. But if Google wants Podcasts to become as synonymous with podcasts as YouTube is to…

June 19, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

In its review of Code Avengers, where PCMag dubbed this online programming course as “Excellent,” the writer said, “Code Avengers is a great tool for learning programming, and its wide selection of courses make a subscription worthwhile.” And that was when the course sold for $1,200 for a lifetime subscription (or $240 for one year and $720 for three years). The good news is that for a limited time you can get that same lifetime subscription to Code Avengers Pro Subscriptions for just $79.99, or 93% off the original price.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico