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Apple to Close iPhone Security Hole That Law Enforcement Uses to Crack Devices

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has long positioned the iPhone as a secure device that only its owner can open. That has led to battles with law enforcement officials who want to get information off them, including a well-publicized showdown with the F.B.I. in 2016 after Apple refused to help open the locked …

Privacy

Apple faces class action lawsuit over failing MacBook butterfly keyboards

Apple’s polarizing butterfly keyboard design is now causing the company some legal issues. A new class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple, alleging that the company knew about the reliability issues of the design before launch, yet released it anyway…<p>As outlined by <i>AppleInsider</i>, the lawsuit …

Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping

Oh, to be a web developer in 2017. We’ve long passed the “bad old days” of Flash (RIP), Silverlight, and ActiveX. It’s now possible to build gorgeous, engaging, animated websites using the holy trinity of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — no plugins required. If there’s a downside, it’s that it can be …

Here's a sad list of iPhone 8 features Apple is reportedly struggling with

Not all is well at Apple's iPhone division — if you believe the rumors, that is.<p>A slew of reports this and last week point at various features in the …

Mobile Technology

Windows 10 tip: Secret shortcuts to your favorite settings

Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that …

What is dark web? 10 lesser known facts about the hidden web world every netizen must know

Ever interested in the world of dark web? Read on to find out what it really is.<p>The internet is a massive galaxy of websites, and all that you browse …

How One Security Setting Can Solve The Web Encryption Problem

As a cybersecurity professional, I’ve worked for more than two decades to educate business leaders on the importance of security to their companies’ survival and growth. It’s only become a more pressing issue as interactions between companies and their customers have increasingly moved online. Your …

Available Tools Making Dent in WannaCry Encryption

Tools are beginning to emerge that can be used to begin the process of recovering files encrypted by WannaCry on some Windows systems.

Telegram Encrypted Messenger Gains Video Support, Bot Payments, and More

Encrypted messaging platform Telegram received a significant update today, bringing video messaging, bot payments, and other new features to the chat app.<p>In version 4.0 of Telegram, users can activate video messaging with a tap of the mic icon to switch to camera mode, or tap and hold the icon to …

New Tool Could Liberate PCs Infected With WannaCry

It replicates the ransomware's encryption key, but it will only work if you haven't rebooted your computer since it became infected.<p>PCMag reviews …

Best Ways to Unblock Sites: Get Access to Blocked Sites

We have collected the most simple, effective and best ways that will help you to unblock sites, sites blocked by your government, school/college or …

No TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in your PC? No problem, here's how to fit one | ZDNet

Introduction<p>If you want to use the Windows BitLocker full disk encryption feature then your PC needs to have a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) fitted. …

Tor's ex-director: 'The criminal use of Tor has become overwhelming'

Nearly two years to the day since Andrew Lewman quit his job as executive director of Tor, the anonymity software meant to shield users from …

The Best VPN Apps for Android of 2017

Using the internet on your Android phone isn't as secure or private as you might hope. Fortunately, you can protect your mobile communications with a …

4 Best Practices for Data Security in 2017

According to a recent report, 93 percent of enterprises will use sensitive data in advanced technology environments this year (defined as cloud, …

Are VPNs safe?

Using a reputable VPN is a good way to staying safe online<p>There’s no doubt about it: picking a reputable VPN provider will make your online …

Android Encryption Demystified

Share ListHow many Android handsets are encrypted, and how much protection does Android encryption actually provide? With Android Nougat accounting …

Are Free VPN Apps Worth the Risk? Experts Say 'No'

Credit: Kevin Frayer/Getty<p>The Google Play app store holds about 250 Android apps that provide access to virtual private network (VPN) services.<p>The …

1Password can now lock down your data when you travel

1Password, the ultimate password management app for iOS, now makes your data even more secure when you travel.<p>Its new Travel Mode removes every vault from your devices except for those marked “safe for travel.” If you’re asked to unlock your smartphone or tablet at the border, only the passwords …

App Store

How Much Does It Really Cost to Build a WordPress Website?

One of the questions we often get asked is: how much does it cost to build a WordPress website? While the core WordPress software is free, the cost …

The best YouTube channels for designers and developers

YouTube is slowly becoming the new TV – and people are relying more and more on it to get updates on the topics they care about. Here are…Continue …

Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017

Live Unit Testing started.<br>[16:26:05.131 Info] Live Unit Testing does not yet support .NET Core (required by project …

Google appears to be testing new ‘Dashboard’ feature in Google Now to show data from other services

After adding new features over the past several months, it appears that Google is testing yet another new option for Google Now. This new tab, labeled “Dashboard”, will apparently be used to pull information from other Google services such as Keep, Gmail, Google Photos, and others to bring all of …

Apple's Mac is Now a Threat to Google

Image source: Apple.<p>Later this year, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) will release macOS Sierra, the next version of its Mac operating system. Sierra will bring a number of notable improvements to Apple's PCs, including support for Apple Pay and deeper integration with iOS devices.<p>It also brings Siri, Apple's …

Pioneer's Lightning earbuds let you charge while you listen

The dongle comes built in<p>Among the many complaints surrounding Apple's removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, one of the loudest has been the problem of "how do I charge and listen to music at the same time if both cables go into the same port?" Apple's answer so far has been to point you …

Here's how to skip iOS 9.3.5 and just upgrade to iOS 10

Yesterday Apple released an emergency fix to try to stamp out the so-called ‘Trident’ vulnerabilities. The multiple-headed monster exposed your device through not one, but three distinct vulnerabilities. Once accessed, these sensitive areas of iOS acted as an opportunity to remotely jailbreak an …

Lint your CSS with stylelint

<i>The following is a guest post by David Clark. David is the co-creator of a thing called Stylelint, a tool for keeping your CSS in shape. He does a</i> …

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