El Capitan, Windows 10 privacy, and Wi-Fi Assist

What you need to know about El Capitan | What is Windows 10 doing with your data? | iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist | Review: Kaspersky Total Security

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September 30, 2015

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What you need to know about El Capitan


Apple’s latest OS is out today. El Capitan is a less dramatic update than Yosemite, but it features several nice improvements, including Split View, broader Spotlight searches, a more robust Notes, Photos support for third-party extensions, and even a new typeface. Read our El Capitan review for all the pros and cons, and check out our visual tour of the OS. We also have news this week about Windows 10 privacy and iOS 9’s hidden costs. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

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What is Windows 10 doing with your data?


Windows 10 has proven popular — it’s reportedly on 100 million systems so far — but less popular is the fact that some user data is being sent back to the mother ship. Microsoft addressed user concerns this week but doesn’t seem to be planning a solution — but we have privacy tips for you.

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iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist


Has your phone bill gone up since you updated to iOS 9? Wi-Fi Assist might be the reason. It switches your Net connection to cellular when Wi-Fi is spotty, but if you have a limited-data plan, that could get costly.

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Review: Kaspersky Total Security


Kaspersky packs a powerful antivirus engine, plus gives you a lot of control over how and when it scans. It also offers extras like protection against installation of software you don’t want.

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