Many wireless routers were launched which promised compatibility with the latest wireless networking standard - 802.11ac. While this is good, it doesn't mean that all of them offer a wide coverage and a strong signal in larger apartments and homes. When you don't have the WiFi coverage you want, it is a good idea to consider buying a range extender. While you may find many range extenders on the market, very few of them offer compatibility with the 802.11ac wireless networking standard. Luckily ASUS has launched the RP-AC52 Dual-band Wireless-AC750 range extender which is capable of extending both older wireless networks running at the 2.4 GHz frequency as well as modern networks using the 5 GHz frequency and the 802.11ac standard. Learn how well it works and whether it is worth buying, from this detailed review.
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This summer Bitdefender launched their 2015 version of security products. We were curious to test it and learn what's new, how well it works and, most of all, if Bitdefender remains one of the top security products on the market. We received a license of Bitdefender Total Security 2015 a week ago and since then we have been using it on a regular basis. Here's what we have learned:
ASUS RT-AC56U is the successor of the highly popular ASUS RT-N56U - which was both a great performer and a best seller. We were very curious to learn what the new model had offer, if it delivered better performance and more features. Is the new model a worthy replacement for ASUS RT-N56U? We have used and tested the ASUS RT-N56U Wireless-AC1200 router for 10 days and here's what we have learned:
Have you ever tried to explain something to someone and completely failed to get your point across? Have you tried to simplify a complicated concept for someone else and gotten nowhere? Supercommunicator's subtitle is "Explaining the complicated so anyone can understand." Since I'm like many people and sometimes run into trouble trying to explain something that I understand so someone else can understand it, I was very interested to see if this book could teach me how to communicate more clearly. Did it live up to my expectations? Let's see.
With operating systems like Windows 8.1 blurring the lines between touch and non-touch interfaces, manufacturers have started experimenting with many interesting peripherals that act as more than just a mouse. One of these devices is the ASUS VivoMouse WT710 - a 3-in-1 PC controller that allows you to perform all of Windows 8.1's touch gestures on its surface, without having to use a touch screen. On top of that, it is also designed to work as a wireless remote for your PC. We've tested the device for a week and we would like to invite you to read our full review and learn more about what this product has to offer.
Launched along with the budget-friendly Lumia 1320 in October 2013, Lumia 1520 is the first phablet from Nokia. It's a gorgeous and powerful Windows Phone which stands out of the crowd through its monoform block touch form factor and its lively bright display. After testing Lumia 1320 a couple of weeks ago, we had the chance to test the 1520 for a few days and here's what we have learned:
Nokia Lumia 630 is the first smartphone that's sold with Windows Phone 8.1 installed. It is an affordable smartphone that will replace the Lumia 620 and also the Lumia 625. We tested this new smartphone for a week and we are ready to share our conclusions, in this review.
Many PC manufacturers are interested in downsizing the systems they build nowadays. Either for portability, occupied space or even both. This is how we have come to see All-in-One PCs and mini-PCs on the market. Obviously, the technical advances in Windows 8.1 contributed to this trend. One of these manufacturers is ASUS and they have provided us one of their mini-PCs, namely the ASUS VivoPC VM60. We have tested it for a week and came to some interesting conclusions. Read this review to learn more about ASUS VivoPC VM60 and how it performed in our tests.
When I was young, information on how to pick locks was not easy to come by. Nowadays, of course, you can find instructions all over the internet and a wealth of YouTube videos showing you what to do in great detail. With all that information available for free, is it worth buying a book on the subject as well? Practical Lock Picking seemed to us like an interesting read so we gave it a try. Let's talk about it in this review.
Asus has recently launched a very interesting single-band router: RT-N18U - a router that works using only the 2.4 GHz frequency, it has the hardware power of more expensive routers and it is reasonably priced. Its characteristics led us to believe that this might be the fastest wireless router on the 2.4 GHz frequency and we were very curios to test it. Today, we are happy to be the first English-speaking website to review this router. After a week of testing, here is what we have learned:
This is the first time we get the chance to test and review a router from Linksys and, luckily, we are reviewing a premium model which promises great performance and plenty of features: the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi EA6900 router. As you would expect, this is a dual-band router with support for the latest 802.11ac wireless networking standard. Considering how much brand recognition Linksys has in the networking space, we were very curious to learn how good this device is and whether it delivers on its promises. Read this review to discover what we have learned.
Outpost Security Suite Pro 9.1 is a product developed by a lesser-known security company from Russia. The company name is Agnitum and they focus on developing traditional security products like firewalls, antivirus and internet security suites. We last tested their products in 2012 and we were curious to learn how they have improved in the meantime. Let's see what we have learned, in this detailed review: