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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Google will pay you $1,000 to hack Android’s popular apps

Oct 20, 2017 | Blog

Google is well known for maintaining various reward programs for its own apps and services like Chrome and Android. Today, Google has launched a bug bounty program for popular apps available on its Play Store. This will encourage researchers to poke around and look for vulnerabilities in some of Android’s most popular apps, including those built by Google and those built by third party developers.

Samsung’s Device Can Track Your Kids and Pets For You

Oct 17, 2017 | Blog

Samsung’s GPS smart tag called Connect Tag, and first of its kind to use narrowband technology can help you track your kids and pets for you for 7 days on a single charge. Narrowband network technology uses a small amount of data, has a low power consumption rate and has the ability to securely connect online for location services. The Samsung Connect Tag provides location information both indoors and out using GPS, Wi-Fi based positioning and cell ID for location tracking.

Windows Phone is officially dead

Oct 10, 2017 | Blog

Microsoft’s mobile platform and probably the only platform that came close to being a serious competitor to iOS and Android, in the post-BlackBerry era will be no more. Windows Phone will no longer develop new features or new hardware for Windows Mobile. Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Joe Belfiore officially confirmed that the company’s smartphone operating system is dead. Even tho this isn’t much of a shock, and it was something to be expected, Windows Phone fans hoped it won’t be true.

Microsoft Edge available now for iOS and Android

Oct 06, 2017 | Blog

Microsoft announced yesterday that its Edge web browser is available for iOS and Android, starting with a beta version for iPhone, available already today. The new browsers are Edge in name only, they will provide a user interface that looks like Edge, and they will sync with user’s Microsoft Account, but they will not use the Edge rendering engine from the PC. This mobile version will include access to favorites, history, a reading list and e-books, but the tabs and history of what you browse on your smartphone will not be shared to desktop version of Edge yet.

Internet Explorer Bugs Leaks Your Browsing Secrets

Oct 03, 2017 | Blog

The latest version of Internet Explorer carries a bug that reveals to the malicious websites what the user is typing in the address bar, search terms or any other text typed into the URL area. This Internet Explorer’s flaw is allowing the website which user is currently visiting to view the text typed in the address bar. As soon as the user hits Enter key, the website will stop and redirect to a simple page explaining that it has “read your mind” and displays your browser’s next destination. This means that the bug can expose sensitive information, not only Web address but also search queries and other user’s browsing habits, since Internet Explorer can bring up search results from Bing or other search services when a user types keywords in the address bar.

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 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...

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, 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...

The most important computer security threats that you need to be aware of

Jun 15, 2016 | Blog

Security threats to computers are always evolving. Therefore we need to constantly change and innovate on how we protect our devices and keep them safe and secure. Here in this blog post, we mention some of the most important threats that you need to be aware of. This is so you can better equip yourself and not fall prey to these dangerous problem causing issues. So what are the threats? Viruses: In terms of frequency, viruses are the most widely prevalent. Viruses infect the computer without the user’s knowledge. They keep on replicating themselves and grow to vast sizes. In the worst of cases they damage the computer by deleting files or formatting the hard disk. These viruses also clog up the computer’s memory to slow it down and cause erratically abrupt changes in its functioning. Even after removing a virus, its after effects can still be very dangerous as many viruses leave back doors for their counterparts or other codes to exploit. So using this back door, another...

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...

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...

McDonald’s is Seriously Upping the Virtual Reality Game

Apr 10, 2016 | Blog

What is Virtual Reality? – For Those Who Don’t Know Virtual reality is one of the biggest trends right now in the tech world. It is also known as Immersive media or computer simulated reality that naturally combines your reality with the virtual world. Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created by computers using advanced software that makes the user accept it as a real environment, thereby superseding their beliefs. The simplest form of this is a 3D object that can be explored on a computer from all 360-degree angles. How McDonald’s Has stepped Into Change the Virtual Reality Game Experience Virtual reality can be experienced through headsets most commonly known as Head-mounted displays. Now, what McDonald’s has done is that it has given you the very ability to create these VR headsets through plain old cardboard. Yes! McDonald’s’ extremely iconic and foldable Happy Box which offers kiddy meals now has the ability to turn into a VR headset. The...

McDonald’s is Seriously Upping the Virtual Reality Game

Apr 10, 2016 | Blog

What is Virtual Reality? – For Those Who Don’t Know Virtual reality is one of the biggest trends right now in the tech world. It is also known as Immersive media or computer simulated reality that naturally combines your reality with the virtual world. Virtual reality is an artificial environment that is created by computers using advanced software that makes the user accept it as a real environment, thereby superseding their beliefs. The simplest form of this is a 3D object that can be explored on a computer from all 360-degree angles. How McDonald’s Has stepped Into Change the Virtual Reality Game Experience Virtual reality can be experienced through headsets most commonly known as Head-mounted displays. Now, what McDonald’s has done is that it has given you the very ability to create these VR headsets through plain old cardboard. Yes! McDonald’s’ extremely iconic and foldable Happy Box which offers kiddy meals now has the ability to turn into a VR headset. The...

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...

Apple Users Hacked for the First Time by Ransomware

Mar 14, 2016 | Blog

The need for security has never been felt this critically as one of the most powerful and secure operating systems: Apple’s Mac computers got hacked by a malicious transmission program over the weekend. This incident occurred for the very first time and the reason it shocked many around the world is because Apple’s system is not easily susceptible to such attacks or viruses. What Exactly is the Malware Virus? The malicious software called “ Ransomware ” falls under the class of malware which works by hiding in applications and programs one may hastily download. Its main point of attack is that it encrypts a user’s files and hard drive which locks the victim’s computer unless the user sends the hackers ransom money. In order for users to retrieve control of their data, they are required to send money in hard-to-trace digital currencies which gives these users access to a specific key. The amount usually adds up to 1 Bitcoin which is around $400 before the hackers release the...

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...

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...

Why Do We Need an Antivirus Service?

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

Nowadays, numerous aspects (both positive and negative) have accompanied the technological advancements in the telecommunication sector. Some of the positive aspects include increased Internet accessibility, development of super programming languages and consequently the invention of better software and programs. On the negative side, there has been an increase on cybercrime and the probability of young kids being exposed to extremely harmful content. More alarming is the invasion of viruses with the ability to cause total system damage. This calls for a counteractive measure and an antivirus program such as PC Cure+ and Viracure Antivirus which are proven to serve and protect their users best. Top 3 Advantages of a Good Antivirus Service 1. Protection from viruses – of course Viruses are the most common form of threats known to harm and infect people and their PC systems. Viruses come in multiple forms and are contracted from many different sources as well. A few...

Why Do We Need an Antivirus Service?

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

Nowadays, numerous aspects (both positive and negative) have accompanied the technological advancements in the telecommunication sector. Some of the positive aspects include increased Internet accessibility, development of super programming languages and consequently the invention of better software and programs. On the negative side, there has been an increase on cybercrime and the probability of young kids being exposed to extremely harmful content. More alarming is the invasion of viruses with the ability to cause total system damage. This calls for a counteractive measure and an antivirus program such as PC Cure+ and Viracure Antivirus which are proven to serve and protect their users best. Top 3 Advantages of a Good Antivirus Service 1. Protection from viruses – of course Viruses are the most common form of threats known to harm and infect people and their PC systems. Viruses come in multiple forms and are contracted from many different sources as well. A few...

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...

Wireless Chargers Are All the Rage

Jan 26, 2016 | Blog

One the most widely used and rapidly advancing technologies is without a doubt the smartphone. The technology industry revolves around your smartphone which is integrated with our everyday lives. Smartphones are advancing like no other where they’ve become smaller, thinner, faster, lighter and brighter. To make mobile devices truly mobile, the latest emerging technology trend that is taking the world by storm is wireless charging . The promise is to miraculously charge your cell phone, laptop and other battery devices without the use of cables. Charging pads and other wireless equipment may ensure that you are never short on battery or disconnected from the digital world again. Imagine a world where you don’t need to be tethered to the wall. Wouldn't that be great? There’s More Than Meets the Eye Ossia is a Japanese telecom company set out to capture the essence of wireless charging and bring out a power revolution. Their latest flagship product called the Cota is an...

New Technology We Can Expect In 2016

Dec 31, 2015 | Blog

The 21st century presented infinite possibilities through the greatest inventions, part of them being the Internet and its advanced technology. In 2015, we conquered most of the antagonizing issues through the invention of revolutionary technology and so far, a majority of the tech giants such as Sony, LG, and HTC has announced the launch of “super products” thus exhilarating our expectations for 2016. What happened in 2015? To some people, the Sci-fiction future is already here. Science has changed the way we do things, live, react, and interact with others. In 2015, we saw many sectors ranging from transportation to communication changing tremendously. The movie industry Watching a 2015 movie seems like a fantasy come true. Hollywood and other movie productions around the world have kept the tech enthusiasts glued to their screens. For example, if you watch the Minority Report series, you will be amazed at how technology will be in the future. Others, like The...

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...

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...

10 key points on PC security from Dan Geer

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Dan Geer is an expert in computer system security with extensive knowledge in his field. He currently holds the position of Chief Information Security Officer at In-Q-Tel , which is a non-profit venture capital firm. Giving a keynote at Black Hat USA last year, Geer presented his idea for implementing relevant Internet security recommendations that should transform the Web into a secure environment . So, here's a summary of the key points of his speech: • Reporting in cases of cybersecurity failures should be mandatory According to Geer, failures in cybersecurity could be drastically reduced if organizations would implement policies, such as mandatory reporting . He expounded his idea - in cases of severe failures , reporting is a must, however, if failures are less severe, reporting should be optional and an act of volition. • Internet providers should have two net neutrality options This point emphasizes liability for harmful content . Geer...

How to tweet tips for newbies

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Social media has become the new frontier as far as communication is concerned. Currently, the number of social media websites is overwhelming, and especially to social media newbies . Now and then, a new one is born. While Facebook is the most common one, Twitter cannot be ignored. If you are just joining Twitter, here are tips on how to tweet. Finding ‘Followers’ Unlike Facebook, with Twitter you have followers as opposed to friends. The more you have them, the higher the chances of your tweets reaching many people. This works well for brands working on their marketing, the more people the message reaches, the more successful the brand becomes. Twitter has a limit to the number of followers one can attain to avoid spamming . Hence, it is important to find like-minded people that you can engage within a conversation using the @username function. The value of the content you tweet is what gets you followers. Short and brief With its characteristic 140 characters...

How to minimize the risk of PC repair

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Malware and viruses cause us a great deal of PC repair every now and then. They generally affect a computer’s lifespan and thus proper PC care is fundamental. This article however brings to your attention the less noticed computer threats. The dangers we are talking about here are dirt, smoke and small pieces of hair whether from humans or pets. All these can penetrate our computer casings without us noticing. Unlike their counterparts, they are the main causes of hardware problems, and a major problem that’s associated with them overheating. Like humans, computers also need to breathe some fresh air, which most people don’t seem to realise. Step by step procedure of dealing with overheating problems Having determined that overheating is the main problem caused by airborne material, here is a procedural solution. • Cleaning your computer The first step here involves unscrewing your computer’s covers. Even if this is your first time to do so, there is no need to worry....

Use Google safe search to ensure your kids are safe as they surf

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Google, being the top search engine, is everyone’s best friend when it comes to digging up prime information. However, this doesn’t apply to your children. They might come across some offensive websites as well as upsetting images and videos as they browse through the internet. No need to keep the children in the dark , thanks to this small negative aspect. Just use the Google safe search feature and let the kids stay informed. Here are more tips and tricks to make sure your kids are protected when they conduct searches online. Working with the PC There are numerous other ways of limiting your children’s access to ‘mean’ sites. Windows and iOS operating systems have alternative ways as well. Internet browsers also have an option where you can blacklist the sites you feel aren’t good for the consumption of your kids. You can also discuss with your children and come up with a list of the ‘friendly ‘sites. Once you have this list put in place you can bookmark all of the...

The Influence of Women in Technology

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

The influence of women in technology is something that is needed in regards to the information security. Currently, IT security is highly regarded as a male-dominated career choice. This is not very far from the truth since, for instance, the InfoSec workforce comprises 89% men. However, this will not be the case for very long. Women are making their presence felt in this field at record rates. This can be attributed to a number of factors such as education. It is also common knowledge that women are naturally attributed as communicators . The women already involved in IT security are causing a paradigm shift in precedent. Their focus is largely towards the human element of the industry as opposed to the technology itself. At the workplace A recent survey conducted among professionals working in IT found a respondent classifying themselves in two groups, either as leaders (executives, consultants and management), or doers (entry- and mid-level positions). The survey found...

Keeping Your Mobiles and Smartphones Safe

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Mobiles have revolutionised communication. At first they were simply gadgets meant to make calls. The attachment has however grown with some people into an addiction to their smartphones. Though there are many advantages attached to owning mobile phones, so are there disadvantages. For instance, most users risk being mugged all in a bid to get a hold of their expensive mobiles. On a more advanced level, smartphone users face the risk of hacking whereby all your information might get into the wrong hands. The more mobiles you own, the more problems Like any other ground-breaking invention, mobiles and mobile phone parts have had their fair share in the black market. Walking around in the streets with one too many mobiles may attract some unwanted attention. Numerous reports of mobile phone thefts are reported on a daily basis. Seems everyone wants to get hold of a good phone , but not all are willing to pay the price. Here comes the question; what can one do to steer clear of...

Best Online Shopping and Banking Precautions

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Two decades after e-commerce was introduced back in the 1990’s, IT security issues such as fraud, theft among others are still a hindrance to this wonderful innovation. Despite an aggressive digital evolution, as well as a whole industry based on IT security, digital criminals such as hackers and phishers still terrorize users of these services. Despite these challenges, many people are still turning to online shopping as well as banking. With this increasing popularity, it leads us to ask, how do we enhance our safety to facilitate the best online shopping experience? Avoid using Auto-fill features and cookies Most people prefer to login using cookies and auto-fill features since it is easy and faster. However, it is important to note that when you login into any sites that have your user info, or into your banking site, easy and fast never equates to safe and secure . To lower the risk of sensitive info from being pilfered, it is always advisable to take time and login to...

Ways of Protecting Oneself From Email Phishing, Cons and Fake Websites

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

With the rise in fake websites, privacy concerns have been an emerging issue as well. Each time you click on your browsers, you risk exposing your personal information among other things. It gotten to the point where even finances are at risk on a regular basis. The scammers involved in this syndicate never tire. Every single day, they come up with new ways of tricking unsuspecting individuals and victims. Keep reading for a few tips that should help you avoid these scammers. Always keep your eyes open Since this art has been perfected over the years, it’s going to be quite hard to instantly notice the tricks put right in front of you. It is high time you considered thinking twice before visiting just any site on the internet, especially with pop-up links. Take note! Most scammers are extremely fast and efficient. One single click could expose most if not all of your information. When it comes to email phishing , you ought to be extra cautious. Avoid opening any suspicious...

Social media websites allow freedom of speech

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked In, Pinterest and Instagram are some of the most popular social media websites of this day and age. So we thought we’d ask, how are all these wonderful sites alike? You might quickly respond by saying something about a user profile and sending messages. Well, that is quite accurate but have you ever taken time to think about the amount of freedom of speech enjoyed on social media? When “freedom of speech” is mentioned, some of us can’t help but be reminded by the privacy policy. That couldn’t be farther from the truth, but how these social giants are also alike is their inability to provide their users with 100% privacy, no questions asked. Any time you write something online, you always leave digital footprints that are traceable back to you. This means that your online reputation can be easily jeopardized leave you facing some unwanted consequences for your spontaneous posts. Well, this might not be the case any longer. Freedom of speech...

How to remove the blue light from a computer screen?

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

You've probably noticed how the light on the screen of your mobile or laptop changes when it’s dark, becoming more blue and more annoying. That tiny blue light irritates your eyes and besides that, it’s not good for your health. This happens because there is a difference in lightning during the day than at night. If you don’t want to be blinded by your computer or mobile screen, there’s a free tool named “f.lux”, available for Windows, Mac and Linux, that reduces eye strain. Here’s how and why you should use it to protect yourselves from the blue light from a computer screen. It’s easy: use f.lux. What does f.lux exactly do?   Depending on the time of day, f.lux changes the color temperature of your computer’s display (warms up the colors) and makes it easier for you to look at the screen. During the day, everything is okay and your screen looks good (except when it’s sunny). When at night, you’ll notice that it’s quite difficult for you to look at the screen for a long...

What’s All the Fuss about Shellshock? What is Shellshock Anyway?

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

You must understand cybercrime, in order to fight it Shellshock is a newly discovered vulnerability that allows hackers to control your PC commands, by injecting code into it. This vulnerability is pretty dangerous (even deadly) to your system server because it puts your Mac or Linux at serious risk of getting infected by a malicious threat. Although, the most important fact is that it’s not unbeatable . If you keep reading, you’ll find out what Shellshock is, how you can be attacked, and what to do IF you do get attacked, as well as what you should worry about in general in order to prevent it.   How bad is Shellshock? Shellshock scores a perfect 10 for potential impact and exploitability, according to the National Institute of Standards (NIST), and that should be the biggest cause for concern.   How does it attack your system? Shellshock uses a “ Bash ” script to access your computer. This script can only affect UNIX-based systems, and...

Life Skills Curriculum Improved by Video Games

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Top 5 life skills that are being developed by playing video games Let’s say that video games are a special kind of hobby that aren’t played just by kids , but grownups as well. Most teenagers spend good part of their childhood playing games in their free time, and the passion for gaming continues throughout their life for many of them. As any other habit we endorse, playing video games can continue to be for the occasional fun in our free time, or it can become an obsession over time . Anyhow, video games may lead to the fact that we neglect the more important things in life, such as school, family or friends, but can also help you become a more productive member of society, believe it or not. How? How can games help one become a better person? The general opinion (that mostly comes from anti-gaming activists) about video games and gaming culture as a whole, is that it could eventually lead to violence or addiction. BUT the truth is that it can help you succeed in...

You Use Your Mobile on the Airplane? See Why You Shouldn’t

Dec 31, 2015 | Blog

Airplane mode - more than just for airplanes It’s a well-known fact that mobile phones shouldn’t be turned on while flying in a plane. We all know that turning the mobile off or switching it into airplane mode is some kind of must-do , but most people are not quite sure why. It’s an urban myth that the usage of mobile phones in the plane can lead to a plane crash, or to something just as dramatic as that scenario. Anyway, no, it cannot cause a plane to crash , but still, this “rule” wasn’t made for no reason. There are certain things that might be caused by mobile phone usage, BUT, even if you never fly, there are some benefits flight mode can provide.   Don’t turn the phone OFF, turn the Airplane Mode ON Airplane Mode is a useful feature that most of the portable electronic devices support nowadays. This mode has multiple benefits, and that’s why you should consider using airplane mode rather than turning off your smartphone , laptop, or tablet next time...

Time Travel - Officially Possible

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Travel Back in Time and visit your favorite places The fact is, no matter how old we get, almost everyone has wished they could travel back in time at one point or another. Well, the company whose main goal is to satisfy customers’ needs and to be the leader in innovation, Google, recently justified those expectations and took care of time travel , as well. Sounds impossible? Don’t be so sure. Stepping back in time with Google View Google Maps ' popular Street View is the place where you can see almost any place without being physically present. But what if you would like to see how that exact same place used to look a couple of years ago? The newest Google View feature now allows exactly that. Last Wednesday, on their official website, Google   announced a brand new amazing feature on Google View that allows you to “travel back in time”. Google Street view has been collecting images of places since 2007 and the newly added feature lets the viewers ...

Children Safety Online

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

How to Keep Children and Teens Safe Online The internet is a vast and exciting place that everyone is entitled to enjoy, but the internet is also dangerous. We have to be wary of everything from hackers and phishing scams to various other criminals and predators. As dangerous as the internet can be, it is even more so when it comes to children and teens. The goal of parents, educators and law enforcement online is to protect children and teens from these notorious realities as well as from themselves. Most young people do not have the capacity for good decision-making, and as adults we must foster that ability for these generations that are coming of age in a digital world. Children growing up with current technologies (mobile devices, social media, etc.) may have a better understanding of how this tech works than the generations before them, but it is up to responsible adults to teach them the ways of digital citizenry. In this age of obliterated privacy and brazen digital...

A Worry-Free Web Guide

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

How to Surf the Web Safely in 2014 What would we do without the Internet? It has made our lives undisputedly easier—the Internet made it easier to communicate, has changed the way we consume media, conduct business and do, well, basically everything else. Unfortunately, the Internet has also made it easier for criminals to hack your life. If you want to stay safe online, here are some tips on how to surf the web safely in 2014. Keep Your Wits About You One of easiest and most cost-effective way to stay safe online is to be aware of what websites you visit and, particularly, what you click on. This is the preeminent online trap for the foolhardy and digitally-challenged. Hackers prey on the unwitting, hoping that they fall for the bait. More sophisticated hacks include malicious sites cloaked under a facsimile of the otherwise reputable site’s link you just clicked. It could be the equivalent of stealing candy from a baby, but a baby will cry if this happens,...

How to Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Consider these smart privacy pointers In this age of privacy concerns, users really can only trust themselves. As we put more and more of our private lives online to share with the world, we have to remember that the world can be nefarious, and there are many that will look to exploit users through social media, particularly Facebook, who prides itself on protecting user privacy. Managing one’s Facebook account is crucial these days. Facebook is where hundreds of millions connect every day, both personally and professionally, and in many ways it is a vital part of one’s online reputation. If your Facebook profile is compromised, it can be bad for a personal profile and even worse for a business. However, Facebook provides users with its set of internal privacy settings that puts users in control of their Facebook. This is how to protect your privacy on Facebook.   Who Can See Your Posts? Facebook allows you to select who can see your posts. You can also...

Protect Yourself from Fake Websites and Phishing Scams

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

The two most common ways people get exploited are by fake websites and phishing scams. Privacy isn't really private in today’s world, it can even be a bit disturbing if you think about it. Your online identity, your reputation, and your finances are at risk every time you connect. Our personal and highly-sensitive information will always be compromised so long as there are malicious entities out there the cyber allies. Here are a few tips on how to protect yourself. Be Careful, Stay Alert! Fake sites and phishing scams are everywhere online because of how easy it is for scammers to hide their identity and use yours. Don’t let them! Be careful with your online activity. As more users carelessly access unknown websites using protected information on, for example, an unsecured wireless network or  Wi -Fi hotspot, a good scammer can easily get into your information without you ever knowing. The best way to  prevent phishing attacks  is having a keen sense of user...

Elements vs PCs and Laptops

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

It’s not just the threats of virus’s, spam and malware that can destroy a computers lifespan or longevity. There is a hidden danger in every home, work place and well pretty much everywhere you are with your computer. That’s right DUST the silent killer. Not just dust but also smoke, pet hair and anything airborne that can infiltrate your computers casing. In the past these small but lethally effective day to day elements have played a large if not key role in problems with my hardware. Just as humans and animals needs to ventilate and breathe so does your PC to refrain from overheating. I have created some advice steps to stop or deter the overheating or clogging of your system. I hope you find them useful. 1. Remove the casing to your laptop PC “tips for this can be found in your user manual or on YouTube if unsure”. Then using a plain can of air purchased from any PC or hardware shop, spray in the affected areas where you can see build up and being careful not to touch any of...

Tips to Stop Computer Fraud

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Precautions you can take regarding Email. Delete and do not open any emails from senders you do not know, also if there is an unsubscribe option do not click this as it can provoke an attack from phishers as they will know they got a valid email. Never give out personal information over anything by email especially if it’s an unsolicited mail or random popup, also if you get a request like this please inform your internet service provider. Never send out sensitive business or personal information when using an unsecured email address or address’s as this can result in any worthy info being stolen or abused. Precautions you can take regarding online actions. Most importantly always have anti-virus/anti-spyware software on your computer for more information click here . Try to do any transactions or actions with trusted or reputable companies. Make sure if you have to do any kind of business or transaction online to look for the padlock emblem in the url web...

Infosec Specialists: The New Vanguards of Privacy

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

The notorious threat to information security (infosec) is quite real, yet a majority of enterprises are not properly equipped to deal with such cyberwarfare. Those as-of-yet-undecided students might consider a career path that is in-demand in a rapidly-growing industry. However, there are only a handful of possible career choices with gainful employment in any sized organization or institution in both the public and private sectors. In this respect, only one potential career path seems to shine this bright now and into the near-future—that of the Infosec Specialist, the highly trained and qualified new vanguard of privacy that protect your informational assets. Desperately Seeking Qualified Infosec Specialists Employers of all types are biting their nails at the thought of massive security breaches, either as a result of hacking or simply lax information security . Businesses as well as government institutions and organizations are now desperately seeking qualified Infosec...

How to Shop Safely and Not Get Jacked Online

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Online shopping is the biggest phenomenon to happen to commerce since the invention of, well, commerce itself. A global market for everything is a mere Google search away, as you exercise your purchasing power as a consumer. But with a global marketplace exchange come global criminal elements looking to exploit users behind the safety of online anonymity and sometimes multiple timezones. Information is the coveted prize of these dastardly thieves, and they can get yours, too, if you’re not careful. Here are some ways to shop safely and not get jacked online. Better Secure That Site Make sure you’re using HTTPS . Check that the URL address begins with https:// and there is a padlock icon visible next to it. This means the site is secure and can be trusted. If not, do not hang around the site. Confidentiality in the Internet Age Everyone always wants to be in the know, but there is much confidential information out in cyberspace and it needs to be protected. It’s...