Helping you balance your online life

The Safe Way to Recycle Technology (and get a little something in return)

At Assist by AOL, we're all about helping people get the most out of their electronic devices. But when you get to that point where you've used your device for quite some time and you've started eyeing the newest gadgets on the market, we strongly support donating your old device-after we help

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Does Your Slow PC Have a Need for Speed?

We have a need for speed. And we're not talking about cars. We want things to happen fast--especially when it comes to our computers. If you have done any of the following, we have to warn you: You could be in danger of losing your mind over your slooow PC.

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The "Net's Most Hated Man" Incarcerated

The Internet gives everyone a virtual megaphone. Even the liars, lunatics and misogynists can reach the masses. One man who could be put in all three of those categories has been dubbed, "the net's most hated man." Why?

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76% Say Free WiFi Can Lead to Identity Theft

They're so popular, those ubiquitous mobile devices. For better or worse, we've evolved into a society that is a texting, Instagramming, Snapchatting, online-banking, TMI-ing, forever-connected, 24/7-kind of world. There's positives to that, for it is a great way to stay connected with family

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How to Win Her Heart (and Look Smart)

If you really want to win her heart, fix up her computer. It's a chance to flaunt your tech savvy while showing her how much you care. Thanks to AOL, playing the PC knight in shining armor has never been easier--but we'll keep that our little secret.

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​Feb 9th- National Clean Out Your Computer Day

As spring approaches, you may already be starting the traditional spring-cleaning process of clearing out your closet, garage or attic, but what about your computer? This February 9th, 2015 is National Clean Out Your Computer Day, a day where you're encouraged to give your computer some TLC.

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The Age of Data Breaches Part 2: Shop Safe Online & Off

Help yourself avoid the stress and cost of identity theft by making smart choices when shopping online or at a store. In Part One of The Age of Data Breaches, we offered some general ways to keep your data safe on your devices. Now, we'll share some tips on how to make safe shopping decisions.

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The Age of Data Breaches- Part 1: Protect online information

Protect your information online Anthem, Home Depot, LivingSocial, Sony, Target & TJ Maxx. These prominent companies suffered major data breaches that compromised sensitive customer information. Does this news stop us from shopping and banking online? If you haven't taken the proper precautions,

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