Reviews for Windows users. We cover books, hardware and gadgets, security software, applications and tools, etc.

Reviewing Edimax BR-6428nS V3 - What Do You Get When Buying A Low-Priced Router?

Edimax BR-6428nS V3We are about to review one of the most modest devices we have ever tested: the Edimax BR-6428nS V3 wireless router. The only thing that makes this router stand out is its price: at a price point that's generally below 50 USD, it's hard to find routers that are less expensive than this and which work well. We just received it for testing and we took it for a spin. If you are curious to learn what you get from one of the world's lowest priced routers, read this review:

Security For Everyone - Reviewing Bitdefender Total Security 2016

BitdefenderRecently, Bitdefender launched its 2016 range of security products. Among the novelties brought to us by the new versions, Bitdefender says that we get a new way of managing our licenses, a better firewall and an improved antivirus module, capable of protecting our personal files from ransomware malware. As you can imagine, we were quite anxious to test their products and see if they are still some of the best available on the security market. After a week of using their most complete security software - Bitdefender Total Security 2016 - we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:

Reviewing The ASUS RP-AC56 Wireless-AC1200 Dual-Band Range Extender

ASUS RP-AC56, range extenderASUS just launched a new generation of range extenders which promise to improve their support for modern wireless networking standards and frequencies. Also, they are better equipped to work with the modern routers that have invaded the market in the last year or so. The high-end product of this new generation of range extenders by ASUS, is ASUS RP-AC56. We tested it for about two weeks, made several measurements and we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:

Reviewing Toshiba PORTEGE Z20t-B - A Versatile Hybrid Ultrabook For Business Users

Toshiba Portege Z20t-BToshiba PORTEGE Z20t-B is a hybrid ultrabook aimed mostly at business users. It promises amazing battery life, lots of connectivity options, a free upgrade to Windows 10 or a downgrade to Windows 7, as well as decent performance for most computing situations. We took it for a spin, used it for about two weeks, ran lots of benchmarks and we are now ready to share our conclusions, in this review:

Reviewing The Sony SRS-X11 Portable Wireless Speaker With Bluetooth

Sony SRS-X11Sony is a very big name in the tech world and they are one of the leading manufacturers when it comes to electronic devices. They have brought us some of the best audios devices in history, some of the best TVs and also one of the best gaming consoles ever - the PlayStation. But these are only some of the devices they develop and manufacture. They also manufacture portable audio speakers, like the Sony SRS-X11. The name might not sound too impressive, but this small speaker has a lot to show. In this review, we're taking it for a test drive and we'll share with you all our thoughts and opinions about it. So if you're searching for a portable audio speaker, and Sony is a brand you like, don't hesitate to read this review:

Reviewing HTC One M9 - The Hidden Gem Of The Smartphone World

HTC One M9, AndroidFounded in 1997, HTC focused on building portable devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs. The company quickly excelled in the mobile market with their Windows Mobile devices in Microsoft's mobile operating system's early days and was also the first mobile phone manufacturer to launch an Android based smartphone - the 2008 HTC Dream. Their Desire series has been one of the most successful mobile phone lines, with smartphones for everyone - flagships, entry-level or mid-level, featuring physical keyboards (remember the HTC Desire Z aka the G2?) or relying only on touchscreens. Recently, they started the One line of devices, a series of smartphones, each of them more powerful and delivering higher performance than the previous one. Following in a particularly successful smartphone's steps (the HTC One M8), earlier this year, specifically in March of 2015, the most recent addition to the series, the HTC One M9 saw the light of day for its first time. We were excited to get ahold of it and we're ready to report our opinions. Are you as curious as we are about how big a punch it packs? Read on and find out.

Security For Everyone - Reviewing BullGuard Premium Protection

BullGuard Premium ProtectionBullGuard is a relatively young company, founded by two Danish entrepreneurs, back in 2002. Their guiding principle is to develop security products that include the latest protection technologies, yet they are still easy to use by the average user. As BullGuard Premium Protection is their most complete security product, we thought it would be a good idea to test it and see if the above statement is true. For more than a week, we've tested and played with it, and, in this review, we'll tell you everything we've found about it:

Book Review: Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide To HTML, CSS And Wordpress

Build Your Own Website, A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordpressSometimes the best way to make a complex subject easy to understand is to use a comic-book format (as anyone who's ever seen one of Larry Gonick's amazing "cartoon history" series can testify). Things that look awfully dry and confusing when they're put forth as words on paper can look much more appealing when an artist has put them into pictures. Since I still haven't mastered writing HTML code, I had high hopes for Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and Wordpress. Did I get what I hoped for? Read on to find out.

ASUS Zenbook UX305 Review - An elegant ultrabook with a reasonable price tag

ASUSUX305We recently managed to get our hands on a new ultrabook from ASUS - the Zenbook UX305. It is one of the thinnest and lightest ultrabooks on the market right now. We had it undergo our usual tests, we used it on a daily basis for a week, in different situations and we're now ready to share with you what we've learned. So grab a cup of iced tea and read this review:

Security For Everyone - Reviewing ExpressVPN

ExpressVPNAs more and more countries and companies try to know everything about our online activities, whether for good purposes or not, online privacy has become a very important aspect of our life. One of the best ways to improve your online privacy, but also get access to any kind of content, from anywhere in the world, is to subscribe to a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service. ExpressVPN is one of the most popular VPN providers nowadays, so we thought it would be quite a good idea to see what they're offering. We used their VPN services for quite a while now, and it's time for us to share everything we’ve learned about their services, in this review:

Reviewing The Microsoft Surface Ethernet Adapter

Microsoft Surface Ethernet AdapterMicrosoft has released all kinds of accessories for their Microsoft Surface line-up of devices. One of them is Microsoft Surface Ethernet Adapter - a USB to Ethernet adapter that's designed to work with all Surface devices as well as other PCs with a USB 3.0 port available. We tested this adapter on our very own Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and we would like to share our conclusions, in this review:

Security For Everyone - Reviewing F-Secure SAFE Internet Security

F-Secure SAFE Internet SecurityF-Secure is a security company that built its first Windows antivirus a really long time ago, back in 1994. They were also the first company to ever develop an Anti-rootkit technology. These two facts are enough for us to have great expectations from their security products. Over the last week or so, we took F-Secure SAFE Internet Security, their latest security product (version 15.3) and tested all its core components. Today, time has come for us to share what we've learned about it. Let's see how good (or bad) F-Secure does these days: