Happy birthday to us! PCMag turns 40 this year, and our June issue is packed with great stories celebrating this legacy. Plus news, reviews, tips & how tos, and expert analysis.
Happy 40th Anniversary, PCMag!
Content Moderation vs. Censorship • Reader opinions flooded in on you-know-who’s Twitter acquisition, the safety of Kaspersky, and streaming-service password sharing.
Three Great Deals This Month • As promised in our May 2022 cover story, we’ll let you know in each issue going forward about some of the best current tech bargains around. All our deals feature lab-tested products recommended by our expert analysts. Happy shopping!
Microsoft Decides Windows 11 Is Ready for Everyone to Use • Windows 11 is now designated for ‘broad deployment.’
Passwords Are Terrible, But We Still Need Them • They’re impractical, and we’re bad at using them, but the alternatives come with so much baggage that they make it clear just how useful passwords still are.
Electric vs. Gas Cars: What Are the Hidden Environmental Costs of EVs? • As the world heads full-speed toward the adoption of electric vehicles, these 5 factors will determine whether EVs are really as green as we think they are.
RIP iPod, the MP3 Player That Changed the Way We Listen to Music • Apple has discontinued the iPod after a remarkable 20-year run—and a music industry transformed.
Polar Pacer Pro: For Experienced Runners • An advanced GPS watch
OnePlus Nord N20: A Striking, Affordable Phone • A sleek phone at an affordable price
Toucan Wireless Video Doorbell: No Wires Required • The best affordable wire-free video doorbell
Samsung Portable SSD T7 Shield: Secure External Hard Drive • A secure SSD for the great outdoors
Eero 6 Plus: Speedy Wireless Networking • Pricey but blazing-fast Wi-Fi mesh from Amazon
Check Point ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware: Detects and Restores • Dedicated ransomware protection with a hint of antivirus
Qustodio: Top Parental Control • A slick but pricey parental-control solution
The 20 Most Influential PCs of the Past 40 Years • As PCMag celebrates its 40th anniversary, we take a look back at the computers that had the greatest impact on us and the industry, from a 16K beige box to a cutting-edge convertible that redefined mobile computing.
An Ode to PCMag: A Personal Computing Legacy • I was PC Magazine’s editor-in-chief for 14 years, leading the publication through its heyday as the most influential computer magazine in print. And boy, was it a blast.
Catching Up With Bill Gates 40 Years Later • In the first issue of PC Magazine, we interviewed 26-year-old Bill Gates about building the IBM PC. Four packed decades have passed, and he still has a lot to say about where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Got a Password Manager? Good, But You’re Using It Wrong • Working from home opens up security risks you just don’t face in the office. When IT staff isn’t available, these simple tips will help protect your company’s data, as well as your own.
How to Share Passwords Safely • It’s safe and easy to share your passwords, as long as you use the right tools.
How to Charge Your Laptop With USB-C • Looking for a hiccup-free USB-C charging experience? Here’s what you need to know.
Having Your Camera Off in Meetings Could Cost You Your Job • A survey of executives reveals the presumptions they make about employees who don’t show their faces in virtual meetings.