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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

The Simplest Way to Remove Malware From Your PC

Jan 20, 2016 | Blog

The term “malware” is an abbreviation for what is known as “malicious software.” Malware is used to attack computers and steal sensitive information from unsuspecting PC users. You never know who’s on the other side of the internet and trying to steal your personal information, which is why it’s always advised to scan your PC on a regular basis. Scan. Scan. Scan. Malicious and invasive software comes in many different forms and can be contracted via hostile programs, code or even web content. Malware can also serve many different functions such as logging your keystrokes, installing adware and enabling viruses to attack your computer. You should scan your PC for malware all the time just to be safe. Scan Your PC Now with PC Cure+ Using an Antivirus Getting a virus can be easy. However, it can be very hard to detect if your PC has been compromised by malware without a quality antivirus software. But, often times even having a good antivirus program may not be...

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...

Mozilla Firefox ditching Flash – Should you?

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

The time has finally come… Mozilla Firefox has officially ditched Flash… and you should, too! Now, if you’re thinking: “Whaaaaaaaaaat?!” let us make it clear… it’s about time to stop considering Adobe Flash as a necessity when it comes to enabling animation and watching media online. Why? We’ll tell you why. Due to recently discovered dangers, Mozilla has unilaterally declared war against Flash by blocking every version of the plugin from running in Firefox, while Facebook wants to stamp it out. Although Google is still using it , it has drastically limited its importance and weakened its impact. This means that if you still want to read content of a Flash-based website, you’ll have to agree to enable it by accepting a warning that “Flash is known to be vulnerable. Use with caution”. And this is a risky business for you to try. Why you should ditch it But why would you want to use an outdated language that can only cause trouble and frustration? There are plenty of ...

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...

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...

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 Do Marketers Use Advertisements to Attract Kids?

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

You might be fully resistant to advertisements - But see who isn’t. If you are a grown up, it’s very likely that you'vebecome immune to manipulative advertisements that surround us wherever we go, but there are still the ones that have yet to develop the sense for what’s good and what’s not. We’re talking about our kids, of course. As much as we would like to protect them from various powerful and influential commercials, we can’t. There just has to be a reasonable solution for this problem, without having to turn the TV off, or banning them from using the computer. Advertisements for kids are used quite frequently, but do kids really understand them? Why do advertisers target kids more and more each day? Kids that were born in the new millennium are the first generation that is being surrounded with web ads since birth. They were born in a time where traditional ways of advertising are also still present, but since kids have been using more and more internet...

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...

Why You Should Use Email and Text Alerts

Dec 31, 2015 | Blog

Explore the use of email alerts It’s natural to be curious. We all want to know what’s happening online and to be updated on the things we love, all the time. There are many different reasons for this, but the fact of the matter is that both people and companies are naturally inquisitive. The best way to be informed about topics you’re interested in is to subscribe to some of many email newsletters or services that regularly send informative emails to their readers who share the same interests. It’s okay to use some of the most popular services such as Google Alerts, just keep in mind that there are many other textual alerts that can provide you with some great content and ideas and they don’t cost a penny. Check it out! Who to follow and why? Here’s how it works: the first step is to decide what services you are going to follow (based on your interests). After following or subscribing, you will frequently get informative emails related to the subject with...