How to find the best apps—and avoid the duds

Become an expert app hunter. Download only the best apps for your device. Apple To make your life as convenient and productive as possible, you should fill your phone with the most fun and useful apps available. But with millions of app-store listings to check out, you can easily waste time on pointless or even dangerous… Please follow and like us:

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New Malware Is So Powerful It Can Melt Your Phone

Security researchers have discovered a new form of powerful malware that secretly mines cryptocurrency on a person’s smartphone, which can physically damage the device if it is not detected. Researchers from the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky investigated the malware, dubbed Loapi, which they found hiding in applications in the Android mobile operating system. The malware works… Please follow and like us:

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Bitcoin Price Surges Ahead of Derivatives Launch

Bitcoin Price Surges Ahead of Derivatives Launch NEW YORK, December 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – The price of bitcoin continues its rally as the demand for the cryptocurrency surges. According to CoinDesk, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency surged past $16,000 for the first time on Thursday, just a day after it crossed the $14,000 mark. Bitcoin was traded… Please follow and like us:

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Google Admits To Tracking User Location Even With Location Services Turned Off

Google has been gathering location data from users with Android smartphones and tablets—even when those users have turned off the location services setting and removed the SIM card, according to a report from Quartz. Google admitted to developing a system that would be able to track user locations despite users choosing to opt out of such… Please follow and like us:

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31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way. Isn’t she lovely? Rodion Kutsaev via Unsplash Studies show that we’re spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it’s clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing… Please follow and like us:

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How to switch phones without losing anything

Ditch your old device but keep your data. Bought a new phone? Here’s how to ensure you don’t leave any personal information behind during the upgrade. Apple A new smartphone model—from Google, Apple, or another manufacturer—catches your eye, and all of a sudden, your old handset won’t cut it. But don’t leap into an upgrade without… Please follow and like us:

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How to control your app permissions

It’s 10 PM. Do you know what your apps are doing? Keep an eye on your apps. Rami Al-zayat/Unsplash Your smartphone wouldn’t be all that useful without all the apps you’ve downloaded. Even when you’re not actively poking around within a program, it can run in the background—updating your location, checking your email, or playing music—to… Please follow and like us:

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Save your money and your data by preparing your phone for travel

Make sure you’re secure before leaving the house. Don’t forget to pack your smartphone. Aaron Burden/Unsplash When you’re traveling, you rely on your trusty smartphone to navigate, translate, and stay in touch with friends. But on the road, you may face challenges like insecure or nonexistent Wi-Fi and a scarcity of places to charge your device.… Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft Announces Death Of Windows Phone

This may not come as a surprise for most, but Microsoft has officially killed off Windows Phone. Executive Joe Belfiore announced the sad news for all loyal Windows Phone users over the weekend. The decision was made amid the company’s increased efforts in developing apps for other platforms. In a series of tweets, Belfiore not only… Please follow and like us:

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AI-Like Futuristic Technology Needs Better Security Protocols

Futuristic technologies are being adopted at an unprecedented rate — millions of smart speakers are being sold across the U.S., smart homes are in the making which deploy several internet-of-things devices, and self-driving vehicles are being tested across many states. But even as these technologies are coming ever closer to realization, we haven’t yet assessed their… Please follow and like us:

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Five essential Dropbox tools you might be missing

Get more out of the app. Dig deeper into Dropbox and reap the benefits. David Nield/Popular Science Since its launch in 2007, Dropbox has become a leading product for fast and efficient file syncing between computers and the cloud. You can use it to keep files up-to-date across multiple computers, collaborate on work with other people,… Please follow and like us:

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How to watch the Great American Eclipse live online

As you may have heard, a total solar eclipse is going to sweep across the United States on Monday. Everyone in the Lower 48 states, weather permitting, will be able to see a partial eclipse, in which the moon will partially obscure the face of the sun. (Using eclipse glasses or a pinhole projector, of course.… Please follow and like us:

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YouTube App Gets Chat Feature In New Update

YouTube has announced that it is now rolling out its in-app direct messaging feature worldwide. This allows users to share videos and chat without leaving the YouTube app for Android and iOS devices. Before this update was rolled out, users would have to send YouTube videos to friends by forwarding links to other messaging apps. Copying… Please follow and like us:

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Ditch your phone’s default apps for these superior replacements

Upgrade your mobile experience. Expand your app horizons. David Nield/Popular Science Settling for the default email, messaging, and browsing apps on your phone? It’s understandable—both iPhones and Androids come with slick and powerful programs, which Apple and Google, respectively, make available from the first time you power up your device. But if you haven’t at least… Please follow and like us:

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After EU, Russia Expected To Fine Google For Antitrust Practices

Russian antitrust watchdog Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is looking into the violations of country’s anti-monopoly law by some of the biggest search engines such as Google and Yandex, Russia’s state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Monday. An enquiry has been initiated into the matter after the European Commission fined Google €2.42 billion ($2.85 billion) in June… Please follow and like us:

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