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VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Wi-Fi

Hands off my data! 15 default privacy settings you should change right now

On the Internet, the devil’s in the defaults.<p>You’re not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably haven’t even looked for your privacy settings. And that’s exactly what Facebook, Google and other tech giants are counting on.<p>They tout we’re “in control” of our …

Apps

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Google

Five Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - April 2018

Apps designed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps for iOS devices, so we've launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for managing …

Windows 10 is getting a big update on April 30. Here's what you need to know

The Timeline is by far the most notable change. Accessible by pressing Win+Tab, it replaces the old Task View with a mode that lets you see the apps and documents you’ve used in Chronological order. It makes it easy to resume work on an old project by resuming a previous array of Windows without …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

You can soon see (and delete) everything Apple knows about you

Apple will soon let you download all the information it has stored about you, modify it, or even delete it. The privacy change is required by a new European law, but is also in-line with Apple’s policy to not spy on its customers. This sets it apart from rivals like Google and Facebook.<p>Apple …

How to read your valuable personal Facebook data

If we’ve learned anything from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, its that our personal Facebook data has some real value. The fact that Cambridge Analytica allegedly paid big bucks to get the data, then directly lied to Facebook to hold onto it, shows that our personal details are worth …

This App Aims To Help Keep Your Kids Safe Online Without Helicopter Parenting

If you have kids, you will most likely run into a time when they ask for their first Smartphone. And when that day arrives, it is best to be prepared to keep an eye on their social media accounts.<p>Whether teens use technology for school, communication or research, there are many times when they can …

Machine Learning

‘A grand illusion’: seven days that shattered Facebook’s facade

They may now regret it but they knowingly unleashed the forces that have led to this lack of trust and loss of privacy<p>Left unregulated, this market will continue to be prone to deception and lacking in transparency<p>“Dumb fucks.” That’s how Mark Zuckerberg described users of Facebook for trusting him …

Cambridge Analytica

How To: Make Anonymous Calls from Your iPhone

When you don't want somebody you're calling to know the real phone number associated with your iPhone, whether it's for privacy reasons, to avoid …

Identity Theft

Is All of Black Mirror Connected? This Season 4 Episode Changes Everything

<i>Warning: a ton of spoilers for Black Mirror below!</i><p>If you watched <b>Black Mirror</b>'s excellent fourth season in the intended order, then you know it ends with an episode jam-packed with Easter eggs: "Black Museum." The 70-minute dystopian tale follows a young woman (Letitia Wright) whose car runs out of …

TV

Curb how Facebook, Google and Amazon use your personal data in a quick privacy clean-up

It can seem that it’s a lot easier to complain about your lack of privacy online than to do something about it. But your alternative to griping isn’t a monastic, offline existence.<p>Here are four steps to understand who has your data, limit their use of it, and leave less “data exhaust” that can be …

Personal Data

Here’s how to delete your entire Facebook Messenger inbox

Whether it’s memes sent between friends or detailed archives of relationships past, Facebook messages can hold a lot of secrets.<p>Whether you’re hiding …

10 more handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis [Video]

A few weeks ago I posted about 10 handy iPhone tips that I use on a regular basis. To follow up, I’d like to share 10 additional iOS tips that I often use. Like I said before, chances are that hardcore iOS users will know most of these, but there’s usually at least one or two tips that catch users …

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100V Review - Powerhouse Camera In Your Pocket

The Sony RX100 V may look like a compact pocket camera, but in reality, it is a powerhouse system with professional photography features, stunning speed, an autofocus system good enough to shoot the Olympics, and a video camera with a featureset that would make any cinematographer jealous. Just …

Loupedeck

Photographers rejoice! Most photography professionals and graphic designers can likely relate to the tedious and mundane process of post production, …

Photo Editing

So, what if your computer was an iPad Pro?

In its latest ad, Apple is not just implying that the iPad Pro can replace your PC — it's saying it is actually going to do more than your PC.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Apple …

Apple Loop: iPhone 8 'Confirmed', iPhone 7 Leaks Reveal U-Turn, iOS 10 Secret Features

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes thoughts on Apple removing the headphone jack, the new ‘dark mode’ in iOS 10, OLED technology for the iPhone 8, speculation over a new iPod Touch, the unencrypted iOS kernel, a closer look at macOS, Indian …

Apple

Apple’s newest encryption tool better secures files on all its devices, just the latest in a move to widespread encryption in the tech industry<p>Apple revealed a slew of new software features for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and desktop computers on Monday – yet omitted an important new technology that …

Privacy

I can't remember any of my passwords and that's perfectly fine

About a month ago, my editor-in-chief Gus Lubin told me that he literally didn't know any of his passwords since he was using a password management app. I was already using one myself, but only to remember the passwords I came up with on my own.<p>Now I have given in to the urge to let an app do all …

Lenovo unveils trio of droolworthy ThinkPads, including a modular tablet

LAS VEGAS — Over the years, Lenovo's transformed the ThinkPad series of laptops from bulky to svelte machines that you'd actually be proud of using …

Computer Hardware

7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality. That's even more pronounced with Apple's new iOS 9 operating system.<p>In fact, hundreds of thousands of …

'Janis: Little Girl Blue' reveals what drove, and haunted, Janis Joplin

It's hard to imagine in the age of Taylor, Miley and Rihanna, where airbrushed looks are paramount and rebellion is curated, that an artist like Janis Joplin was ever allowed to happen.<p>Imperfect and messy, she was a white girl who sang the blues, a wily independent figure who predated equal rights, …

These earbuds custom-fit to your ears in 60 seconds

Revols wants to use Kickstarter to upend the custom-molded earphone business<p>Earbuds are one of those technologies that still come loaded with annoyances. Cheap ones are almost always bad, with a terrible fit and atrocious sound. Expensive ones offer better sound quality, but often times they can …

27 movies you have to see this holiday season

In November and December the movies that the studios feel have the best chance at Academy Awards are brought out on a weekly basis. But along with dramatic works from the likes of Quentin Tarantino and David O. Russell, there are also big budget titles like "Spectre," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay …

Brad Pitt

Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan now available for download

Mac users don't have to wait any longer to update their software.<p>Apple on Wednesday released the latest version of its Mac OS X software, dubbed El Capitan, to users for free. Mac owners can download the update by going to the Mac App Store or by clicking this direct link.<p>The software has been …

OS X

How to download OS X El Capitan

All you need to know about preparing your Mac to install Apple's new OS X El Capitan<p>Apple’s newest operating system for Mac OS X El Capitan will be available as a free upgrade from Wednesday September 30, following several beta versions throughout the summer.<p>Historically, Apple tends to seed these …

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Online Life