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June 22, 2016

Download Weekly

How to choose an Android VPN


Are the protectors really protecting your privacy? VPNs are a great way to add a layer of security to your mobile Internet, as well as get around restrictions like sites blocked by a school network. However, those free VPN services may come with strings attached — from sensible things like data caps or ads to questionable or scurrilous tactics like tracking your activity, rewarding users for positive reviews, or (in the case of Hola VPN last year) selling off your spare bandwidth. Find out what you should know about Android VPNs, and check back next week for our recommended services. If you’re interested in Windows VPNs, scroll down. Read more »


Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor


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5 puzzle games with great stories


Puzzle games are popular because they’re fun and easy to pick up and put down. You don’t have to invest hours. But when you want more depth than Tetris, these mobile puzzle games offer story, style, and mystery.

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Get Facebook Moments or lose your Synced photos


Remember when Facebook made you download Messenger? Now you’ll need to get Moments to access photos that used to be auto-synced from your iPhone. If you’re an iOS user who had a Synced album, get and log in to Moments before July 7, when those photos will be deleted. Or follow our tips for downloading directly to your laptop.

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The best paid VPN for Windows


If you want secure Web surfing without ads or data limits, check our top pick for Windows VPN, and find out what to look for when you’re shopping for a service.

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Software Deals


Norton Security Standard


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Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan


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Windows Downloads


Recent Reviews


New Releases

AVG Antivirus Free (2016) review

AVG Antivirus Free has a solid detection engine, but make sure you get what you ask for when installing it.

Trend Micro Maximum Security 10 review

The flagship antimalware suite is updated for 2015.

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McAfee LiveSafe 2016 review

McAfee’s latest antimalware suite can be installed on an unlimited number of devices.

Avira Free Antivirus review

A refreshingly low-key antivirus app with a high-quality interface, though one bundled tool could use a chill pill.

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Mac Downloads


Recent Reviews


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Google Chrome for Mac

Google’s Chrome is a popular and reliable choice for browsing webpages across multiple platforms.

Apple Keynote for Mac

Apple’s Keynote is the equal of Microsoft’s PowerPoint and lets you create elegant, powerful presentations.

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Microsoft OneNote for Mac 2016

Microsoft’s OneNote 2016 is one of the top-drawer note-taking apps for OS X.

Parallels Desktop for Mac

Parallels Desktop for Mac lets you run Windows and Windows apps on your Mac, shoulder to shoulder with OS X.

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