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The 11 biggest hacks and security breaches of 2014

2014 was a year like no other for technology. Security was on the forefront of many people’s minds, all while Android truly came into its own in the public eye – not just for enthusiasts but for the typical consumer as well. Numerous verticals received the Android treatment, namely in the domain of …

Security

FingerKey app lets you unlock your Mac using iPhone’s TouchID fingerprint sensor

A new app called FingerKey allows Mac users to unlock their computer using Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s, 6, or 6 Plus.<p>That means you’ll be able to login to your Mac using your iPhone’s fingerprint sensor rather than typing in a password each time. The app takes advantage of …

In scathing critique, former Googler says Google+ “has lost its way”

Chris Messina, credited with inventing the hashtag, may not be a household name, but he’s well respected in Silicon Valley for his work on communities, social networking, and identity. That’s part of the reason he was recruited to work at Google on a super-secret new project that came to be known …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

Two-factor authentication service Authy reaches 1M users

Consumer two-factor authenticating service Authy just announced that it’s surpassed 1 million unique users.<p>That may not seem like a big deal, but it could point to a trend in the way consumers interface with the Web. Authy is a service that enables users to better secure their many accounts, such …

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

Furniture

'Login and Pay with Amazon' Service Arrives in Europe

Amazon today introduced its ‘Login and Pay with Amazon‘ service in Europe. The tool allows businesses to update their websites with an Amazon login option, which customers can then choose to quickly pay using the details they have stored with the e-commerce giant.<p>The service is designed to reduce …

The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Report: Google Nearby to Bring Android Next-Level Contextual Awareness

AndroidPolice got an exclusive look at an alleged new feature that's said be coming soon to Android devices: Google Nearby, a next-level contextual …

Yahoo to strip Facebook and Google logins from Flickr starting June 30th

Yahoo's slowly been closing off third-party logins for its web services, but it's now turning its attention to one of its most-established communities: Flickr. <i>The Next Web</i> reports that the company has emailed users telling them that Facebook and Google account logins will be removed from the …

The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner Is About To Get Really Useful

Wouldn't it be cool to log into your banking app on your smartphone using your fingerprint instead of that string of capital letters, numbers and symbols known as your password?<p>For iPhone owners, those days could be near.<p>Apple announced on Monday that it's opened up Touch ID, the fingerprint …

LoginBox Debuts A New Kind Of Password Manager That Actually Records Your Workflows (But Is It Safe?)

Loginbox, a new solution aiming to save you from typing in your username and password for various websites when accessed from your smartphone’s small screen, is taking a different approach than most. Though competing with other form fillers and password managers like LastPass or Dashlane, the new …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

Silicon Forest: Portland Embraces Tech Startups

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Until they moved into their office on the ground floor of a former factory in an industrial zone known as Produce Row, the four founding members of a startup video game developer suffered a gnawing sense that they were a company in name only.<p>They had all previously worked together …

Adobe hack attack affected 38 million accounts

The recent security breach that hit Adobe exposed customer IDs, passwords, and credit and debit card information.<p>A cyberattack launched against Adobe affected more than 10 times the number of users initially estimated.<p>On October 3, Adobe revealed that it had been the victim of an attack that …

Encryption

Tablet sales are on a tear, while desktop swoon continues

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>If you thought the tablet growth spurt might be fading you should think again. The latest numbers from Gartner(s it) show …

The Future Of Smartphone Security

Unlock your phone with invasive identification methods!<p>Modern smartphones usually offer some kind of security option to let you into the phone. The iPhone has the a four-digit PIN-like passcode, Android phones have a swiping pattern, Windows Phone has a numeric or text-based password. Those work …