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October 21, 2015

Download Weekly


Road test: Apple Maps vs. Google Maps

 

Back in 2012, Apple replaced Google Maps with its own app in iOS and OS X. Apple got a good roasting for Maps’ missing cities, misplaced monuments, and directions that sent drivers onto airport runways. But Apple has made a lot of improvements in the past three years, so we decided to give it a second chance in a head-to-head challenge with Google Maps. We tested both on a road trip, a walk, and public transit. Find out where Apple Maps and Google Maps hit the mark and where they lost the plot. Read more »

 

Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor

 

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Get junk off your Windows machine

 

Windows likes to keep files around, in cache or in storage, for faster display or to help you roll back to a previous version. That’s handy, but it also creates clutter that eats drive space and slows your system. Here’s how to clear out the junk.

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How to smash Flash

 

The hits keep coming: last week Adobe fixed yet another vulnerability, one that allowed remote takeover of your device. If you’re fed up with Flash, here’s how to disable it in Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE.

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AVG Antivirus Free

 

It’s free and has a good antivirus engine, but make sure you’re installing what you want.

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