Jared Newman

Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.

8 things lacking in Microsoft To-Do

15 technologies that died in 2016

15 technologies that died in 2016

Technology's graveyard overflowed in 2016. RIP Google Nexus, Vine, Sunrise Calendar, Pebble, and others.

Google's biggest hits, misses, and WTF moments of 2016

Google's biggest hits, misses, and WTF moments of 2016

From hardware wins like Google Pixel and Home to epic fails like the confusion over messaging apps, here are Google's biggest moments of 2016.

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

How to control your privacy in Chromebooks vs. Windows 10

Both Chrome OS and Windows 10 help themselves to similar usage data by default, but in different ways.

Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Why Google plans to stop supporting your Chromebook after five years

Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks after about five years, but the details are murky. Here's what you need to know about security and feature updates

Windows 10 upgrade: Don't use Express settings if you value your privacy!

Windows 10 upgrade: Don't use Express settings if you value your privacy!

Near the end of your Windows 10 installation, you can choose to let Windows set up some OS features automatically via Express Settings. Some of these settings affect privacy, however, so we'll show you how to tune them to your liking. ...

Installing Windows 10: What to do when there’s not enough storage space

Installing Windows 10: What to do when there’s not enough storage space

Short on storage to install Windows 10? Here’s how to temporarily clear up more space on your hard drive.

Chrome turns 50 and stands at a crossroads

Chrome turns 50 and stands at a crossroads

Google Chrome has done plenty of good for the Web, but its future looks uncertain as it hits version 50.

Free Google Fiber is not in Kansas anymore

Free Google Fiber is not in Kansas anymore

Google Fiber swaps its free, 5 Mbps plan with a $50 per month, 100 Mbps option for Kansas customers.

BlackBerry 10 devices are probably dead

BlackBerry 10 devices are probably dead

BlackBerry has stopped producing phones with its in-house operating system as the company focuses on a more secure Android.

Apple engineers could walk away from FBI’s iPhone demands

Apple engineers could walk away from FBI’s iPhone demands

Current and former Apple employees say they’d rather quit than build an iPhone backdoor.

Windows 7 users complain of unprovoked Windows 10 auto-upgrades

Windows 7 users complain of unprovoked Windows 10 auto-upgrades

Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade push is in full swing, though users say they never got the memo.

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