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Top FBI, CIA, and NSA officials all agree: Don’t use Huawei Phones

Feb 21, 2018 | Blog

When the heads of all three U.S. intelligence agencies reach the same conclusion: “Don’t Buy Huawei phones”, we should probably listen. CBS News is reporting that FBI Director Chrostopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, and NSA Director Dan Coats, each gave testimony on Capitol Hill this week to address the cyber security threats facing the nation and all admitted that they would never willingly use a Huawei handset. The intelligence community has been warning about the risk of Huawei for years, but the timing of the message here is clear: buy the new Huawei, Mate 10 Pro at your own risk.

Google Chrome says “Goodbye Ads”

Feb 13, 2018 | Blog

Earlier this year Google announced that it will be integrating an ad blocker into Chrome in order to allow users better experience and cut down spammy or intrusive advertisements. That being said, we now have an official date for this update which will be on February 15th, 2018. However, Google Chrome won’t be removing all ads, just ones that are considered aggressive, such as full page ads, ads with auto-playing sound and video as well as flashing ads. This way Google will try to clean up the web with Chrome, as Chrome is already a Browser leader by the number of users. Websites that contain these unwanted ads will be notified by Google and of a potential blocking through its Ad Experience Report tool. Sites that ignore or fail to meet those standards for 30 days will have all their ads blocked by Google, even the ones “owned or served by Google”, after which they will be able to submit for manual review to have ads re-enabled once the bad ones are removed.

Microsoft claims that Google Chrome is worse than Microsoft Edge

Feb 09, 2018 | Blog

A recent report backs up the company's claims about its browser offering better protection from phishing attacks. Microsoft is clamming that Microsoft’s Internet browser Edge is safer to use and better for battery life than Google Chrome. Chrome is far more popular than Edge, and Microsoft has long struggled to close the gap between these two browsers. Chrome had a 55.08 per cent share of the global market over the past 12 months, compared to less than three per cent for Edge, which was less popular than Safari, UC Browser, Firefox, Opera, and even Internet Explorer. Microsoft, however, argues that Edge outperforms Chrome in several key areas. It has released an ad that reveals the results of a battery test – conducted by Microsoft – in which 720p video was streamed on a loop on three identical laptops, using Edge, Chrome and Firefox.

What is Cryptocurrency?

Feb 07, 2018 | Blog

Cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon known to most people. While still somehow geeky and not understood by most people, banks, governments and many companies are aware of its importance. A cryptocurrency is a virtual currency (it only exists on computers) designed to work as a medium of exchange. It uses cryptography to secure and verify transactions as well as to control the creation of new units of a particular cryptocurrency. Essentially, cryptocurrencies are limited entries in a database that no one can change unless specific conditions are fulfilled. Satoshi Nakamoto, the unknown inventor of Bitcoin, the first and still most important cryptocurrency, never intended to invent a currency. His goal was to invent something; many people failed to create before digital cash, which was to found a way of how to build a decentralized digital cash system. But how does a cryptocurrency works?

Nintendo is making a Mario Movie

Feb 02, 2018 | Blog

The company has revealed that it will be making a Mario movie. The studio it’s partnering with is Illumination Films, the company behind the “Despicable Me” series and its wildly successful “Minions” spin-off. The Japanese gaming company is trying to use its popular titles to make more money outside of traditional video games. And as the company’s most well-known character, Mario is its go-to guy for building new businesses. However, on Nintendo’s Twitter official page, it was specifically said its “a movie starring Mario”, not “a Mario movie” so it’s possible that this will be something totally disconnected from the proper Mario canon- which is absolutely the sort of weirdly protective thing Nintendo would do. But Mario’s previous Hollywood venture didn’t go so well.

What are the best ways to store your passwords?

Jan 30, 2018 | Blog

It is always highly recommended that we all need to have different passwords for every online accounts that we are using, whether that is our Facebook account, emails or even finance ones. That being said, we have to agree that sometimes it is hard to keep up with all those different passwords especially if we make passwords as randomly possible with so many combinations of letters and numbers. So how should we do it? How to memorize all of them? Should we write them down in our diary, or save it on the PC, or always try to click on ‘Forgot your password?’. The good news is there are plenty of tools out there to secure our passwords and remember them for us. And here five of the easiest to use:

Grumpy Cat wins $710,000 In Copyright Lawsuit

Jan 25, 2018 | Blog

The famously moody looking cat was at the centre of a copyright infringement case in a California Federal Court which culminated with the jury ruling in favour of her human pet Tabatha Bundsen. A California jury voted to award $710,000 to Grumpy Cat Limited, a company launched to monetise the permanently scowling kitty’s popularity in a dispute over use of the cat’s name and image. Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of US coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat’s image. Bundesn’s company Grumpy Cat Ltd argued that the coffee company only had rights to use the cat to sell its “Grumppuccino” but no other products.

Should we capitalize the word Internet?

Jan 23, 2018 | Blog

The question of whether the word internet should be capitalized is so often debated that it has its own Wikipedia article. In 2016, Associated Press Stylebook, an English grammar style and usage guide created by American journalists, announced that internet and web (World Wide Web) should be lowercased. Along with them, many other publications prefer the lowercase form as well, while in Oxford Dictionaries internet still has the capital I. There are reasonable arguments on both sides. Capitalising Internet is still ongoing because lots of people do it and in general people are already used to it. There are internets (networks of networks) but only one Internet. While on the other hand, supporters who are against it consider that capital letters are unnecessary punctuation which should be eliminated where possible. The non-U.S. approach makes more sense. There is no good reason to capitalize internet.

The Top 10 richest people in the world

Jan 18, 2018 | Blog

Have you ever wondered who the richest people in the world are? Most people have a pretty good idea, even if they are not an entrepreneur, tradesman or interested in the subject at all. All of these people are the ones who helped improved and reshaped the world with their influence. We have also described what all of these billionaires studied at the university, where they are from originally and how old they actually are. You will be surprised to know that most of our top 10 personas are not younger than 40. Even though in today’s world the success is measured by the value of your wallet, success is also and more importantly years of hard work that gets people where they are today. But sometimes a hard work and dedication isn’t enough to get us at the very top, as we can see reading about these billionaires. Sometimes an original idea is all you need to turn your luck around and make it into a billion dollar fortune.

Over 500,000 Users Impacted by Malicious Chrome Extensions

Jan 16, 2018 | Blog

Most of the browsers today offer users ability to install extensions, a web based applications that can enhance the user’s overall experience, but they can also pose a threat with the ability to inject and execute a malicious code. Recently, ICEBRG detected a suspicious spike in outbound network traffic from a custom workstation which prompted an investigation that led to the discovery of four malicious Chrome extensions which managed to infect over half a million users worldwide, including employees of major organizations. Security researchers from US cyber-security firm ICEBRG have spotted four Chrome extensions featuring malicious code that were available through the official Chrome Web Store. The extensions were likely used to conduct click fraud and/or search engine optimization (SEO) manipulation, but they could have also been used by threat actors to gain access to corporate networks and user information, the security company warns.

Microsoft on its way to help blind people see with their AIs

Jan 09, 2018 | Blog

Microsoft released an app that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to help blind people know what is going on in the world around them. “Seeing AI” as it’s called has several different channels that users can switch between. Based on those channels the app will provide a feedback of what is going on in front of the users. This app can read out loud texts written on the envelope that is in front of the user for example, it can provide audio guidance for scanning printing pages, scan grocery items via their barcode and even offer instructions on how to use them. Probably one of the most impressive thing about “Seeing AI” is that this app can recognize user friends, describe them and even indicate their emotional state. The latest update regarding this app is that now it can recognize different currencies such as British Pounds, US Dollars, Canadian Dollars and Euros.

Social Media is just as bad as ‘junk food’ for children

Jan 05, 2018 | Blog

Children are in danger if they get to be allowed to see social media like some sort of sweets and treats. Parents must stop their children from being hooked on social media and consuming the time online like “junk food”, the children’s commissioner in UK, Anne Longfield has warned. The parents need to be more proactive in regulating the amount of time children spend online over their holidays and weekends. They also need to control to what are their kids posting online as well as not allowing them to post too many photos of themselves. Last year, the Internet was placed at the top media over the television which only indicates of how much we are all using and preferring it.

‘Steve Jobs’ jeans, anyone?

Dec 29, 2017 | Blog

An Italian company started by the brothers Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato, after years of legal battles has won the right to use the tech icon’s name ‘Steve Jobs’ for their company including, some might say, a slightly demolished version of Apple-style logo. The brothers decided to use Steve Job’s name in 2012 when they were starting a clothing company and noticed that Apple had never trademarked his name. “We did our market research and we noticed that Apple, one of the best known companies in the world, never thought about registering its founder's brand, so we decided to do it", as the brothers said. The logo that they designed is the letter “J” topped by an Apple leaf with a semi-circular cut on the side that looks a lot like the bite out of the Apple’s apple.

Top Google Searches in 2017

Dec 26, 2017 | Blog

It’s only been 25 years since “World Wide Web” was made and available to the public, but in that time the Internet has already become an integral part of everyday life for most of the world’s population. The latest statistics from 2017 has pointed that today more than half of the world’s population uses the Internet, with more than 3.75 billion people online. When it comes to social media it’s important to say that the number of social media users across the globe grew by more than 20% which makes it nearly 2.7 billion of users. We should also mention that the number of mobile users continues to grow too, with average mobile connection being faster as well. Nearly two-thirds of the world’s population now uses a mobile phone and with 55% of all active connections coming from smartphones.

Tips on How to Secure Your Phone

Dec 22, 2017 | Blog

Smartphones became a necessary part of our lives. Some might say that they are more precious than our wallet, keys or actual computers when it comes to sensitive information. We are using them not only for personal use, but also for shopping, socialising, browsing, banking, playing all kinds of games and more. While doing all of that, our accounts always stay logged in for easier use, which means whoever has access to it or try to access it, essentially has access to our whole lives too. Securing data on your smartphones is becoming more critical than securing your PC or laptop. One the most worrisome issues that can occurred is if your phone gets infected with malware, which can gain access to your phones via the apps you download from third-parties. Needless to say that nobody can properly protecting our own mobile phones but us.

US blames North Korea for cyber-attack

Dec 19, 2017 | Blog

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert, said that United States believes North Korea was behind the “WannaCry” cyber-attack earlier this year. This is the first time that the accusation of another country for the cyber-attack was made officially. The US has evidence to support this, while UK and Microsoft came to similar conclusions in their analyses of the attack. The “WannaCry” attack was one of the most devastating acts of cyber-terrorism in recent times. In May, Windows computers that were hit by this cyber-attack had their contents locked, with users asked to pay a ransom in order to have their data restored. This fast-spreading malware locked down several computers in the UK’s NHS hospitals and displayed a message prompting users to pay $300 in Bitcoin to decrypt the files and restore them to working order.

The most influential celebrities on social media

Dec 14, 2017 | Blog

With social media everything changed, especially the way fans can interact with the stars. Celebrities are using social media as their own publicists, getting more and more fans each day, and even more than any TV appearance could give. Some celebrities are at the very top with the number of their followers, making them the most popular people on the planet. Those celebrities have the power to influence millions of people around the world with a single post, and by now they all have mastered just how to do it. Whether they have the most compelling feeds or just the most loyal fandoms, the celebrities with the biggest followings say a lot about the year in pop culture so far—whose feeds we're thirsty to scroll though for endless glam shots and what makes us hit that "like" button. We all follow at least one celebrity on social media, but which ones are the most influential?

Amazon Prime Video finally arrives on Apple TV

Dec 08, 2017 | Blog

Six months since Apple announced it and years of rumours, we finally have Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV. Starting from today, customers will be able to watch whatever they want, with library showing up if there is connection to any other Apple device. Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue said “Amazon Prime Video is one of the most eagerly anticipated apps to come to Apple TV, so we’re excited to bring all of that great content to customers”. The sports tab in the Apple TV app will make it even easier for fans in the US to track the teams, games and moments that are important to them.

Facebook launches a version of Messenger Kids app

Dec 05, 2017 | Blog

In order to join Facebook or its free chat app Messenger, user needs to be at least 13 years old. But today, the most popular social network has announced a version of Messenger for younger users. This version is designed specifically for kids younger than 13 and it’s tied up to new account separate from regular Facebook or Messenger accounts. The main focus on this is to neutralize children predator threats that is sadly already a common thing. So how does this work?

Why YouTube is not for kids

Dec 01, 2017 | Blog

Most parents are letting their children watch something on YouTube just to keep them amused. That being said, we might as well be calling YouTube the babysitter of this generation, which it most certainly shouldn't be. There are thousands of videos on YouTube that may look like popular cartoons but in fact most of them are animated by amateur, being fake versions of it with disturbing and inappropriate content and images that are not suitable for children. And that is not the worse part. Most of these videos despite being violent and weird are insanely popular with millions of views and likes.

Facebook is Using AI to try to Prevent Suicide

Nov 28, 2017 | Blog

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to address one of its darkest challenges: stopping suicide broadcasts. The software is designed to look for users who may be contemplating suicide. After testing the software for the past couple of months, the company announced today it will now be rolled out more broadly. This new initiative will help users who are expressing thoughts of suicide using “pattern recognition”. Which means that it will scan Facebook posts and live videos for words and phrases that could signal suicidal intent. It will also monitor how users respond to these posts. For example, comments like “Are you OK?” and “Can I help?” are particularly useful signs for identifying problem posts. Users will also be given information to contact law enforcement if necessary.

How to make old smartphones useful?

Nov 24, 2017 | Blog

Smartphones, are an absolute necessity in today’s world. One of the most interesting things about smartphones is that they all seem to last around two years before they need to be retired. After which we end up buying new and better ones. Two years also happens to be just the right amount of time for companies to plan new versions or publish new models. Conspiracy or not, we all have to admit that during that time our phones always get to have a few bumps or scratches. So when the time comes for us to buy new phones, it always leaves us with our old phone and a question: What to do with it? The most common answer that you will get is to sell it. Which is a good way to help out with the cost of buying new ones, but sometimes the amount you can get for your old phones is just too small that is not even worth selling. Instead of selling it, here are a few useful tips that you could use.

Beware of Fake Facebook profiles

Nov 21, 2017 | Blog

Many of us at least once, received friend request from a fairly suspicious account, in other words fake. Most of those fake accounts are using stolen photos of young women or men and teenagers, tagging other fake accounts in their post and pictures. This is officially called “Catfishing”, which is an Internet term for scamming, creating fake online profiles in order to seduce a victim into a fictitious online relationship, for whichever benefit, money, sex or something more. Catfishers are usually looking for a particularly vulnerable and eager user open to emotional manipulation. After the scammer settles on a mark, a process of trust building begins which can take anywhere from a few days to months or even years. However, recently there has been a discovery for a major fake Facebook profile industry. And yes, you read it good - Industry. The whole idea about fake accounts got so big that it created a whole industry.

Twitter will expand tweets to 280 characters!

Nov 17, 2017 | Blog

Twitter has announced that it’s planning to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users. However, the new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese, Chinese and Korean, because they can carry more information in a single character than other languages. Asian languages fit more thoughts into fewer characters, as the average length of a tweet in Japanese is 15 characters. The company’s decision came after a 280 character trial run that began in September. The main reason for this was that the people, spent a lot of time editing and even sometimes abandoning Tweets before sending. With the expanded character count this problem was massively reduced, and it allowed users to send their Tweets faster than before. This will also attract new users and increase growth.

Go Incognito and Browse in Private

Nov 15, 2017 | Blog

Did you know that you don’t have to leave a record of the website that you are visiting? And that you can browse any website you want without worrying about your browsing history afterwards? In order to do that you will have to activate Incognito Mode, sometimes also known as Private Mode. The main idea behind using this mode is for example if you’ve downloaded something that you don’t want the next person who uses the browser to see.

Google Adds New Features in Chrome to Fight Malvertising

Nov 10, 2017 | Blog

Google announced plans today for three new Chrome security features that will block websites from sneakily redirecting users to new URLs without the users or website owner’s permission. One of these features will have a potential to stop malvertising attacks. Google said that these features will be focusing on preventing malvertising campaigns and that it could potentially disrupt the malware scene in the next few months. The company said that the feature will be released in January 2018 with new Chrome 64.

Fake WhatsApp App Attacks 1M Downloads

Nov 07, 2017 | Blog

The Google Play Store has always been filled with malicious and copycats of legitimate apps. The most recent case was with fake Android app that was pretending to be WhatsApp. This App managed to deceive over 1M people using the name “Update WhatsApp Messenger “ while copied the developer’s title “Whats App Inc”, the same title that actual Facebook-owned chat messenger uses on Google Play.

Facebook, as an integral part of life

Nov 02, 2017 | Blog

Over ten years and billion users, there is no question that Facebook has changed our lives. For many young people, Facebook is a normal thing to have and use on everyday basis, and not just once a day. Many of the same young people uses Facebook to portray themselves as they want others to see them. Which can lead to the fact that many of us, and this doesn’t include only young people, but all generations, is more focused on taking pictures to create the Facebook persona and show that they had a good time, rather than existing in the moment.

Internet Security Tips for Dummies

Oct 31, 2017 | Blog

No matter if you are a junior or senior PC user, the Internet is full of interesting sites, and tons of information that is available to you at any time, but it is also full of suspicious characters you need to guard against. No matter if you are a casual Internet user or experienced one you should read our security tips and tricks in order to stay safe on the Internet, and to understand better to how the Internet works.

Don’t Be an On-line Victim: Top 5 On-line Scams

Oct 13, 2017 | Blog

We can’t imagine life without Internet. It is something that we are all using on a daily basis, and something that is making our life easier to accomplish many things such as banking, research, travel, personal interests and shopping. But wherever we go, and whatever that we do on the Internet, we are leaving our virtual fingertips which scammers, hackers, con artists and other online miscreants can use to take advantage of.

What is Adblock, How to use it and When?

Oct 03, 2017 | Blog

Before we start talking about AdBlock first lets jump into some definitions like what is an extension. Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the browsers. They have little to no user interface and they are a plug-in that extends the functionality of a web browser and modify your web pages. Extensions can do many things, they are like any other piece of software, although very limited. The best place to start searching for an extension that you’d like would be Google Play store, if you are Chrome user or Add-ons for Firefox users, for example.

Speed up your Windows 10, Today!

Sep 15, 2017 | Blog

One of the things that we all dislike nowadays is a slow computer.  At that point we are all thinking on how much money it will cost us on improving our computer, on adding RAM, buying a faster SSD or new graphic card. But before doing that, there are few things that we can do to make our Windows faster without spending a single dollar. We present you 5 ways to speed up you Windows 10. Reboot your PC No matter how obvious this seems, people tend to forget even the obvious things. Restarting or rebooting your PC will remove some of the slow behaviours, but most importantly it will fix a low-level error because the problem code can start over again.  Essentially, when you restart your computer, you are clearing off the current state of your software and starting over again, as well as dumping out the junk and starting over again fresh.  The sleep or hibernate setting will save power, but a reboot will give your Windows a fresh start. It is highly recommended to be done...

Google Chrome will soon provide “Man in the middle” attack warnings

Sep 12, 2017 | Blog

The search giant never cease to surprise us, this time with new Google Chrome security update which will come with new version of Chrome 63 browser, set to be released on December, 5th. With the upcoming update Chrome browser will be able to detect if the third-party software is performing a “Man in the Middle” attack that intercepts communication between two systems, in other words hijacks the user’s Internet Connection. “A Man in the middle attack” happens when a malicious actor through an application installed on a user’s computer intercepts the user’s web traffic, making it available for him to send, and receive data meant for someone else.  This isn’t an easy thing to prevent, mainly because most of the "Man in the Middle" toolkits fail to correctly rewrite the user’s encrypted connections, causing SSL errors that Chrome can detect. This new Chrome63 feature will be in the form of a new warning screen and it will appear whenever Chrome detects a large number of SSL...

Google Drive Desktop app says Goodbye

Sep 12, 2017 | Blog

Google today announced in a blog post that one of the longest running Google features will completely be removed. Support for both Windows and macOs versions will end on December 11 th and the app will be shut down completely on March 12 th , 2018. A far enough date to give enterprise customers plenty of time to make the switch. Millions of users around the world will begin to see “going away” notifications in October.  However, Google Drive the service isn’t going anywhere, it will still be accessible from the web and smartphones app. So what is exactly changing? The termination of Google Drive has been on the cards for quite some time now. Starting from next month, Google will begin to seriously push new app which appears to be a significant upgrade on the old Google Drive app. This sophisticated and integrated approach will save space on user’s local drives, as well as time, while having access to all of their files on demand, directly from computer. Google announced...

iPhone8 News, Release date and more

Sep 12, 2017 | Blog

iPhone fans should be pleased to hear that the long awaited iPhone8 is officially launching in a week.  iPhone8 is the 10 th anniversary version of Apple’s iPhone, with a huge screen and a smaller glass body. The release date and price will be announced on 12 th September at the new Apple campus in California.  As always, Apple will stream the event live on its website, which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.  Apple has released a new iPhone in September every year, but what makes this year different than the previous ones is that we are expecting three new iPhone models to launch at once. How much will iPhone8 cost? - Some analysts have been predicting that the price of iPhone8 will probably be up to $1,000, and yet there is still a chance to be sold out in under five minutes, as the iPhone8 looks set to be the most expensive smartphone ever. What will iPhone8 look like? - The rumors regarding specs are that the iPhone8 will feature a...

Future Computer Security Trends

Jul 07, 2016 | Blog

Computer security is latest and greatest topic discussed nowadays due to the rapidly evolving technology and the huge amount of sensitive information we store in our computers and other devices. Unfortunately there are a lot of hackers and other cyber threats that are out there to get a hold of this data. So to counter this security threat, new trends are always coming up and changing for the better. Therefore we bring some information security trends that you should keep an eye out for: Cloud service is expanding and so are the attacks on private and corporate data   The use of cloud service is constantly expanding meaning that people and businesses are storing more and more valuable data wirelessly. This provides a good opportunity for hackers to crack the code and target endpoints. This can include stealing your passwords, gaining access to mobile devices or the treat to confidential information that these hackers can tamper with or make public. So the best way...

Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems, part 2

Jul 04, 2016 | Blog

In our previous blogpost, we explained to you the dangers of having a bulky antivirus program on your PC. It can not only slow down your computer but can cause it to crash, freeze or behave erratically. You cannot go without an antivirus because that would be irresponsible so a good way to avoid these problems while still having your PC protected at the same time is to use a light yet effective software such as PC Cure +. The program solves all the grave issues mentioned above as it is easy on the PC speed. It is most certainly not a resource hog as you will find that simple tasks such as opening your web browser or a Word document are easy to do. They will not take several minutes like all the other antiviruses programs out there. This is all because this particular antivirus allows you to schedule your background scan at any time you want! The real time scan of Antiviruses is generally heavy and extremely time consuming. So when your Anitivirus program decides to do it when...

Your Heavy Antivirus Program Can be the Cause of several PC problems

Jun 22, 2016 | Blog

An Antivirus software (and a good one at that) is absolutely essential for your computer’s security. To protect your computer’s important files and sensitive data it is important that you defend your PC and all other devices in the best way possible. Therefore hundreds and thousands of people turn to antiviruses for protection. Now this is a very good decision indeed but can sometimes do the very opposite, rather than improving your computer it can actually affect its performance drastically. Choosing an excellent, well thought out antivirus is as important as any other thing for your computer and below are some disadvantages we want to warn you of as heavy and bulky antiviruses are not as great as you might be led to believe. Your computer’s memory is limited. This means that there is a limit to the resources you can use on your computer. By installing a heavy antivirus program you can actually be slowing down the entire running speed of your computer as a whole. Either this or...

Why is malware harmful for your computers?

Jun 08, 2016 | Blog

Why is malware harmful for your computers? In this rapidly evolving world of technology, computers are used more and more to process and save endless amounts of valuable data. This data requires enhanced security as there are many hackers and other threats out there that will do everything to get a hold of your confidential data. So we will educate you about the several aspects of malware that help you better protect your personal devices such as your PCs, mobile devices and other important intellectual properties. The Basics: What is malware? Malware includes a range of a malicious software that directly attack your computer and install themselves to infect your devices. The range includes several programs that can be as insignificant as annoying every day pop ups to deadly viruses that take your machines as hostage and disrupt their daily functions. How Does It Affect Computers? The most commonly known type of threat: viruses lie in the malware category....

Facebook’s 10 Year Plan Revealed

Apr 17, 2016 | Blog

Facebook , the world’s largest social networking site, has just laid out its future 10 year plan that aims at guiding and steering Facebook towards not only its strategic business objectives, but also greater success over the next decade. So What’s Ahead for Facebook? Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, announced that Facebook was going to explore multiple and diverse fields. Of these include jumping into virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drone and bot technology, and telecom infrastructure. Virtual Reality : Mark had always been a vocal fan of virtual reality and therefore, Facebook developed a 360-degree camera system called Facebook Surround 360 as its first step towards VR. Apart from this, they have also taken an active initiate towards acquiring the market leader in Virtual Reality: Oculus Rift VR. The plan is to make an artificial immersive environment for all its users so that you can enjoy the beach side, or the Amazon forest just by simply putting...

Discover 4 Major Benefits of a Cleaner PC

Jun 01, 2016 | Blog

We all want our PCs to be working at their top performance, fastest speeds and maximum capabilities. All of this can actually be enhanced by simply using a clean PC that is not cluttered with unnecessary junk files. Some of the major benefits are listed below: No More Slow Computers When a PC’s hard drive is preoccupied and cluttered by useless temporary files, it seriously hampers its ability to perform well and at top speed. This is because all the files on the computer start to run slower than they normally would if the PC had free space available for more important and high priority operations. Even right now, end users and consumers use web browsing heavily, accessing information from the internet and downloading random items. But when the web browser’s unnecessary files such as history, recent activity, temporary or redundant files, new folders and random downloads accumulate, the result is a slower PC performance. This can easily be taken care of if your PC...

Facebook is Taking Security to a Whole New Level

Mar 28, 2016 | Blog

Anyone who uses modern technology today understands the importance of security. This not only concerns your mobile devices, but also includes all your different application accounts - be it Facebook, WhatsApp , and your email too. Even with a social media platform as large as Facebook that connects millions of people around the globe, impersonation and harassment continue to be a major issue that springs up far too frequently. Therefore, issues like these also need to be dealt with on a higher level and priority basis. Why Does Facebook Need to Increase Its Security? Facebook needs to increase its security because harassment and impersonation is definitely a cause of concern. Even though not everyone’s accounts are affected by this at least, a lot of people are being targeted and put at risk. It is generally believed that women are most vulnerable to such mal-practices and it is never a bad idea to increase your security. Even Facebook itself announced that the purpose of...

Celebrities and the Apps They Use

Mar 21, 2016 | Blog

With the rapid growth of technology and apps, a number of applications have been created to suit our needs and the needs of elite individuals in our world, particularly celebs. Celebs need to keep themselves virtually flawless and extremely relevant to the time. With so many celebrities who influence the way the world is perceived, here are some pretty cool applications that help them to do so. This is a list of the ones we think everyone can use to help attract more fans and followers. Creative Apps That Aren’t Just for Celebs Celebrities are thought to be super-humans who have perfect skin and everything that almost everyone else would love to have. They influence us a lot in many aspects of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. There is a cool application that makes celebs look extraordinarily more attractive. The app that Kim Kardashian uses to edit her photos before she shares them on her social media profiles is known as “ Perfect365 ”. Your friends and family members...

3 Tips on Keeping Your PC Cleaner

Mar 13, 2016 | Blog

PC cleanup is the one thing you can do daily that will offer you more disk memory space and assist in freeing up your valuable system resources. In addition, actual physical cleanup, such as dusting will actually help your computer breathe easier and in turn, extend the life of your PC. Here are a few practical tips that you should know on how to keep your PC cleaner . Uninstall Unnecessary Applications Even if you are extremely careful about the websites you visit and the applications you install on your computer, unnecessary programs or apps will still without a doubt creep their way in. Whether through unpatched exploits in the operating system or via widely used apps, user indifference, or even an accidental “OK” click in a dialog box may eventually lead to multiple unnecessary programs showing up on your Windows-based system. Scan your PC now to find out which programs are slowing your PC down. Getting rid of unnecessary programs will free up your system’s...

The Finest List of Mobile Security Apps

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Just as mobile usage is increasing, so too is the need for greater and more superior mobile security. For this purpose, numerous security apps are being developed day in and day out to help us stay safe on our cellphones and the innovation for advanced mobile security continues to blossom. These security apps protect your Android devices and tablets from harmful malware , corrupted apps and risk of other infections. These apps offer top-notch malware prevention and detection along with an array of privacy and anti-theft features. Are You Ready For The List? For this very reason, we have gathered an exhaustive list of the absolute best mobile applications that will not only keep your cellphone device secure but also prevent it from being at risk from malicious downloads. These apps have both paid and free versions, however, it should be kept in mind that both these versions are not created equally as the paid apps offer premium services. These apps are rated on their...

Use Two-Step Verification to Strengthen Your PC’s Security

Feb 23, 2016 | Blog

Just as no one can deny the importance of computers in this technologically progressing world, no one can also deny the importance of security for all the valuable information these computers contain. This is why there’s a need for ever new and advancing techniques for keeping your PCs (with all their information) as safe and secure as possible. In this blog we’re going to discuss some of the latest emerging 2-step verification techniques that give you enhanced security for your personal accounts and devices. This added level of security costs nothing and may even help prevent prying eyes from gaining full access to your Facebook, Gmail, or other private information when you step away for a few minutes. It may sound complicated, but it’s really simple. Here’s how it works. You Will Need a Mobile Phone for This The 2-step verification process is broken down into two simple steps, that’s right, 2 steps. The first is setting your main password which is further protected by a...

Mobile Streaming Services Compete for Your Heart

Feb 17, 2016 | Blog

About These Wildly Popular Live Streaming Social Media Apps – Their Characteristics, Similarities, and Differences. Twitter’s Periscope and Meerkat Apps Go Head to Head These two popular mobile streaming apps are a lot of fun and great tools for a business’ social media presence. Not only can you give your users a live product demonstration, but you can also stream live news about your company to connect with your audience in real-time. You can also look up live events, product launches and gain insight that might be crucial for your company. You can use these live video streaming apps to your business’ advantage by advertising flash sales, supporting customers, showcasing presentations, answering Q&As and so on so forth to increase your company’s social media presence, brand awareness and social authority to existing and potential customers. After all, online content and engagement in real-time is critical these days. How Do They Match Up? To use the...

Beyoncé Almost Eats it at Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Feb 11, 2016 | Blog

Coldplay might have been the main focus, but Beyoncé was unquestionably the superstar of the Super Bowl halftime show. Without a doubt. The 33-year-old mother-of-one proved her star popularity is totally justified when she stopped herself from tumbling backward with an incredible freestyle dance move on Sunday. What Happened? Beyoncé was in the middle of a fast-paced dance routine when millions of eagle-eyed watchers witnessed her almost fall as she performed to her latest track, Formation. Queen B was front and center of her backing dancers, doing some superb footwork. She displayed an especially fast-paced move that needed her leaping into a squat posture and then up out of it once more. For a fraction of a second, Beyoncé seemed to fall before correcting herself with a leap backwards. The Response SBnation remarked, “Had Beyoncé gone down, there would have been a million memes cropping up around Twitter. However, she does not get played like that....

Virtual and Augmented Reality Taking Over Entertainment

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are two of the latest resurfacing technology trends that not only provide a novel way of information sharing but also provide new forms of entertainment, making them highly popular in the entertainment industry today. This is mostly because these two immersing systems give us an entirely new way of interacting with the technological world in our real life worlds. Experts agree that it won’t be long until we all start using this technology in our everyday lives. Where Can I Try Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality is the merging of virtual-reality with real-life , but the users who interact with this system can clearly distinguish between the two as all images are created with keeping the real world context in mind. Augmented reality does not replace the real world, it simply adds graphics, images and cues on top of the real world. We have seen this being used in numerous Hollywood movies such as Avatar, Wall-e, and Iron Man where...

One Million New Computer Viruses Are Created Every Day

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Here’s how to protect your PC. Earlier this month, the global tech community was astonished to learn that the amount of malware in circulation on the Internet has increased by an astounding figure of 500 times over the course the past ten years. Evgeny Kaspersky, the chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, revealed the frightening statistic during a special conference at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. Shield Your PC From Viruses Kaspersky’s tech security firm specializes in collecting and studying millions of viruses on the Internet. The company’s virus collection consists of a massive cache of 260 million unique virus samples. When commenting on the breadth of the company’s virus collection, Kaspersky stated that the number of viruses in circulation is constantly increasing and that his company is undergoing a huge burden collecting, “thousands and even millions of malicious files a day." The verification of this daunting data paints a dire picture...

5 Reasons Why Your Antivirus Sucks

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

1. It doesn’t care about you Yes, that’s right. Your current antivirus doesn’t actually care about you, the user. The time has come to meet one of today’s newest security tools for your precious PC. Okay, so maybe an antivirus isn’t supposed to have feelings, but sit tight because you definitely haven’t seen a tool like this before. After a lot of hard work spent on analyzing, strategizing, developing, implementing and running some serious assessments (coffee breaks included), the new Viracure Antivirus is ready to smash up the market and this is why you should know about it. You can help. 2. It doesn’t help others Your antivirus might be just fine, and I’m sure it is... But, who wants “just fine”? Viracure however, is a revolutionary new PC brand that revolves around the idea of helping others while covering important aspects of computer protection. YOU get a worry-free user experience while giving back to the community and staying protected. Since we are a young...