Archives by date

You are browsing the site archives by date.

Why is Google selling potentially compromised Chinese security keys?

Google has come under fire for its ties to China recently. The situation has the potential to get a lot worse now that Google is offering a Chinese security product to those who need protection the most. Earlier this month, the tech giant was criticised after reports emerged of its secret project to develop a Google search engine version catering… Read more →

Microsoft quietly shuts down Surface Plus financing program for consumers

The same week it launched a new financing program for Xbox, Microsoft is shutting down its Surface financing program for consumers. And — surprise — today, August 31, is the day the program is ending. As first reported by OnMSFT.com, Microsoft posted a notice on its Surface Plus information page noting that the company has decided to end new enrollments… Read more →

Apple patches iOS 12 beta popup hell

Have you been plagued by popups in iOS 12 beta telling you that there are updates to the operating system when in fact there aren’t any? Well, Apple’s released an update to fix that. Must read: Apple products you should not buy (August 2018 edition) If you are running the beta, go to Settings > General > Software Update to… Read more →

How to remove bots and trolls and clean up your Twitter feed in seconds

Twitter is overrun with bots and trolls, and there is little prospect that Twitter’s management will do anything about it. However, you can remove most of them from your Twitter timeline in less than a minute, just by changing your settings. Many of Twitter’s problems stem from the fact that it’s easy to open an account… or thousands of accounts…. Read more →

Microsoft to discontinue Listings, Connections SMB apps as of November 30

Microsoft will be discontinuing two of its small/mid-size business (SMB) apps as of November 30, 2018. Those apps — Microsoft Listings and Microsoft Connections — have been available to users in the U.S., U.K. and Canada for the past year or so. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft Listings is an app for publishing business information, which Microsoft describes as an “online web… Read more →

​Troll-killing internet software Trollteq arrives

Read this Make your cloud safer: How to enable two-factor authentication for the most popular cloud services Step-by-step instructions to help you tighten security and dramatically reduce the risk that crucial cloud services will be compromised. If you use a Microsoft or Google account, Office 365, Dropbox, Facebook, or Twitter, keep reading. Read More In a few years, internet trolls… Read more →

Microsoft officially christens ‘Redstone 5′ as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

It’s not much of a surprise, but Microsoft made it official today: The next Windows 10 feature update, codenamed “Redstone 5,” will be known as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. Microsoft will finalize the specific build it will designate as the October 2018 Update in the coming weeks. I say this isn’t a surprise because a year ago, Microsoft… Read more →

Brazil shortlisted for Uber Air launch

Uber has picked Brazil as one of the five possible markets to host its upcoming “flying taxi” service. No more Uber, Hertz, or even car owners: How Amazon and Apple will take us all for a ride As driverless technologies improve, cars will likely become more of a membership perk than objects of ownership. Read More Uber Air, as the… Read more →

New 2018 iPhone, iPhone XS, iPhone X Plus, iPhone 9: Rumors, leaks, launch date, and everything we know so far

The next iPhone launch is days away, the leaks and rumors are swirling, and the release of the iOS 12 beta also gives us some clues as to what Apple might have in store for us. It’s official: Apple’s next event will be Sept. 12 WHAT WILL THE NEW IPHONE LOOK LIKE? Well, according to leaked images off the Apple… Read more →

iOS 12’s most annoying bug yet

Wondering how the iOS 12 beta is coming along? Well… pull up a seat. After what has been a good run of stability and sound performance, with the finish line now in sight it seems to have spectacularly tripped over its shoelaces and pulled up probably the most annoying bug that I’ve seen during this beta cycle. Must read: Apple… Read more →

Former Qualys exec charged with insider trading after protecting brothers from financial loss

A former senior executive of cloud security and compliance firm Qualys has been charged with insider trading. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the charges on Thursday. At the heart of the case is the former Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Redwood City, Calif.-based firm, who tipped off his family in light of looming financial results. According… Read more →

Bitfi finally gives up claim cryptocurrency wallet is unhackable

The Bitfi cryptocurrency hardware wallet emerged on the scene with fanfare, and backed by tech personality John McAfee, the company caused controversy by claiming the device was completely “unhackable.” The Bitfi wallet was advertised as containing “fortress-like” security which could not “be hacked or penetrated by outside attacks.” Naturally, the security community did its part to disprove such claims. It… Read more →