Intel CEO pledges urgency, transparency in wake of Meltdown and Spectre

Since cybersecurity researchers uncovered two massive microprocessor flaws that leave nearly every computing device in the world vulnerable to hackers, Intel has borne the biggest brunt of criticism in both the press and the stock market. Last Thursday, a week after researchers led by Google unveiled the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich penned… Please follow and like us:

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How to keep your iPhone but switch to Google or Microsoft apps

Your guide to a new software ecosystem. Your iPhone may be an Apple product, but it can still run your favorite Google and Microsoft apps. Ben Kolde via Unsplash/David Nield Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn’t mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and… Please follow and like us:

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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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12 bad tech habits you need to resolve to stop doing this New Year

Give 2018 a fresh start. A new year, a new start with your apps and gadgets. Annie Spratt/Unsplash Your brain may make New Year’s resolutions hard to keep, but that doesn’t stop us from promising to improve our lives each December. As 2017 turns into 2018, make sure you don’t forget about bettering your digital life… 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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Warning to Veteran Advisors: Your Old Model Won’t Cut It With Millennials

Blunt message to veteran financial advisors: No way do millennials want FAs whose goal is to sell them products. They want advisors who focus on meeting their needs, as Eric Roberge, 38, a successful four-year “virtual advisor” targeting professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s, told ThinkAdvisor in an interview. Roberge is unquestionably representative of the… Please follow and like us:

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Is Tor Browser Safe, Signal App Private? Snowden Says FBI Should Use Them

In the wake of reports that text messages between two FBI officials revealed negative opinions of then-candidate Donald Trump, former National Security Agency contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden offered a piece of advice for those trying to keep communications private: “Use Tor. Use Signal.” The recommendation from the former government employee was directed specifically at FBI… Please follow and like us:

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China Displays Clout at Internet Conference But Some Doubts Remain

China made an impressive display of its clout in the digital economy during a three-day internet conference in Beijing last week by pulling together the participation of U.N. agencies, the World Telecom Union and CEOs of major US based IT companies like Google, Apple and Cisco System. The conference started with a message from Chinese president… Please follow and like us:

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Adobe turns 35: CEO Shantanu Narayen on empowering the world’s creators

SAN JOSE, Calif. — As Adobe Systems turns 35 years old, CEO Shantanu Narayen stands by the company’s original philosophy even as it expands beyond its desktop publishing roots into cloud-based services, digital marketing and analytics. Adobe turns 35 Saturday, and its evolving Creative Cloud applications such as Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro still appeal… 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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Apple Kowtows To China Again, Delivering Another Blow To Internet Freedom

Apple Inc. has reportedly removed Skype, a popular communication service, from its app store in China, according to The New York Times. “We have been notified by the Ministry of Public Security that a number of voice over internet protocol apps do not comply with local law,” an Apple spokeswoman told TheNYT Tuesday. “Therefore, these apps… 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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Real security requires strong encryption – even if investigators get blocked

By Susan Landau, Professor of Computer Science, Law and Diplomacy and Cybersecurity, Tufts University. What’s the best way to keep data secure? Victor Moussa/Shutterstock.com The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have been fighting against easy, widespread public access to encryption technologies for 25 years. Since the bureau’s dispute with Apple in 2016 over access… 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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