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  • What I like about Apple iPad Pro [fourth in a series]

    6:07pm By Joe Wilcox
    Day 10, and it's difficult to wonder where nearly two weeks went. Yet here I am with iPad Pro, and more settled than last weekend, when griping about how the tablet frustrates me. I want to start by discussing Apple's Smart Keyboard, which is a $169 accessory…
  • Court rules it is not illegal for GCHQ to hack computers

    4:13pm By Mark Wilson
    Privacy International has lost a court case that questioned the legality of GCHQ's hacking operations. The UK-based privacy and human rights charity launched a legal campaign after Edward Snowden revealed the spying and surveillance that was being carried out…
  • Everything you need to know about SIM swap scams

    3:38pm By Alex Cambell
    In today’s mobile-centric world, using mobile phones for Internet banking is standard practice for most people, but do customers know they could be at risk of a new type of scam? SIM swap fraud, where scammers cancel and re-activate new SIM cards to hack…
  • PSA: Time to switch to Google Photos as Picasa shuts down

    3:37pm By Mark Wilson
    It has been a long time coming, but when 15 March rolls around Google will no longer support the desktop Picasa app -- and this is just the start of the shutdown. Picasa is being gradually shuttered in favor of Google Photos as the search giant focuses its…
  • It's too easy to breach a bank

    2:41pm By Ryan MacDougall
    I arrived onsite to suite 102 -- the bank’s corporate headquarters -- around 9:40 am. I was impersonating a local utility worker -- with all the garments like a hardhat, clipboard, obnoxious yellow vest, and some old Timberland work boots. I played the part…
  • Pedophiles are reportedly using Facebook to share images of children

    2:05pm By Mark Wilson
    An investigation by the BBC has found that secret groups on Facebook are being used by pedophiles to share images -- and Facebook doesn't seem to be doing much to control such activity. The BBC reportedly unearthed numerous private groups which were both run…
  • binvis.io is the visual way to analyze binary files

    11:32am By Mike Williams
    Exploring the structure of binary files can be very useful for identifying malware, and tools like PeStudio and HxD may help point you in the right direction. But if you find they bury you in fine detail, when you’re more interested in the big picture, then…
  • Samsung to plant Trojan horse in Apple's yard

    11:28am By Mark McDonald
    Samsung already has a bunch of its apps on iOS, but this year the company plans to bring the majority of its apps to the App Store. In fact, it's quite possible that all of Samsung's apps will be available for iPhones and iPads soon. To many, this decision…
  • Better customer experience can turn travel searchers into bookers

    10:09am By Ian Barker
    When people are booking travel, companies like travel agencies, hotel chains and airlines have an opportunity to gain a loyal customer. But a new survey of more than 500 travelers from data science specialist Boxever suggests that the window to turn searchers…
  • Electronic toys maker wants to blame parents for data breaches

    10:07am By Sead Fadilpašić
    Electronic toys maker VTech has recently been a victim of a cyber-attack, which has seen the data of more than 6.3 million children exposed. The hackers got access to chat logs and photos. Following the breach, VTech has updated its End User License Agreement,…
  • Get your legs moving, Asics buys RunKeeper app

    9:11am By Alan Buckingham
    As a society we tend to put an emphasis on being physically fit. There may be more diet plans out there than there are people to follow them. But honestly, there's no substitute for a smart meal plan and exercise, nothing fancy is needed. If you exercise then…
  • Samsung Gear S2 Classic smartwatch now available in rose gold or platinum

    7:44am By Brian Fagioli
    While Apple did not invent the smartwatch, it certainly pioneered the luxury-focused variants. Before the Apple Watch, many smartwatches were merely geeky extensions of smartphones -- now, they can be fashion statements (with premium prices). Today, Samsung…
  • Best Windows apps this week

    7:14am By Martin Brinkmann
    One-hundred and sixty-seven in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps and games released for Windows 8.x and Windows 10 in the past seven days. Microsoft revealed information about the highly anticipated game Quantum Break this week.…
  • Adblock Plus wants to know why you're blocking ads (!)

    7:05am By Mark Wilson
    Adblock Plus has been in the headlines quite a lot recently. Adblocking is certainly popular, but the company needs to strike a balance between keeping users happy, and maintaining a good relationship with advertisers. The Acceptable Ads program is part of…
  • Social engineering tops the hacking pops

    6:45am By Ian Barker
    Hackers are constantly seeking new ways to attack systems and gain insider access to data. A new survey from IT security company Balabit reveals the 10 most popular hacking methods to help companies understand how to protect themselves. The survey of almost…
  • ISP filters could be harming UK users’ love lives

    6:15am By Ian Barker
    Content filters are supposed to protect you from bad stuff, but they can have unexpected side effects and block things you want to access. As we approach Valentine's Day a new survey by UK broadband comparison site Broadband Genie has discovered that filters…
  • What makes Cryptowall 3.0 the most successful ransomware?

    4:43am By Sead Fadilpašić
    Cryptowall 3.0 is the most successful ransomware of all time, a new report by security firm Imperva says. Ransomware is a type of malware which, once active on a device, encrypts all the data and demands payment from the victim, typically through Bitcoin. In…
  • Cinemax makes its debut on Sling TV

    Thu 7:44pm By Alan Buckingham
    When Sling TV launched it already had a number of deals with major networks such as ESPN and CNN, bringing real-time TV viewing over an internet connection, and doing so for a reasonable price, especially compared to cable and satellite providers. There were…
  • Changing the date could permanently brick your iPhone

    Thu 3:22pm By Wayne Williams
    There have been a few serious iPhone issues discovered recently. Some phones got bricked by the iOS 9 Slide to Upgrade bug, there was a website that instantly crashed browsers and rebooted iPhones, and -- most recently -- Error 53 bricked devices repaired by…
  • Gmail now warns you if your emails are not TLS encrypted

    Thu 2:31pm By Mark Wilson
    To celebrate Safer Internet Day the other day, Google gave away an extra 2GB of cloud storage to anyone who completed a simple security audit of their account. At the same time the company also introduced a couple of important security enhancements to Gmail.…