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Ten unexpectedly useful iPhone apps

While there are millions of iPhone apps, not all of them are useful. We spotlight ten apps that we found not only to be useful, but unexpectedly …

Apps

An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.

Election hackers have spent years trying to bring attention to flaws in election equipment. But with the world finally watching at DEFCON, the …

Florida

Ever seen printer malware in action? Install this HP Ink patch – or you may find out

Firmware update tackles remote code bugs in InkJet machinesHP Inc has posted an update to address a pair of serious security vulnerabilities in its …

Information Security

The Ultimate Password Manager: 1Password vs Lastpass vs Keepass vs Roboform

Staying safe and secure online has always been important but now more and more people are waking up to the fact that we need to take extra steps to …

Information Systems

Google Maps vs Waze: Which Is Better for You?

Wondering which mapping app to guide you through your next journey? Google Maps is far and away the world's favorite, but savvy drivers also talk up …

This app you’ve never heard of lets you watch shows and movies for free that aren’t even on Netflix

People often think that when it comes to streaming TV shows and movies online, there are only three options: pay for the good stuff, steal the good …

Psssst! Here’s One of the Best-kept Cybersecurity Framework Secrets

Computerworld covers a range of technology topics, with a focus on these core areas of IT: Windows, Mobile, Apple/enterprise, Office and productivity …

A Real-Life Hacker Reveals What You Should Stop Doing Online

One tip: Before you Insta that photo, pay attention to what's in the background.<p>Stephanie Carruthers is a “white hat” hacker known as Snow whose clients include both Fortune 100 companies and startups. In 2014, she won the Social Engineering Capture the Flag competition at DEF CON, one of the …

Social Media

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 …

7 clear-cut signs you've been hacked

Smart hackers don’t get caught. They break into your device, steal everything they can, and finish without a trace. Sometimes they leave a trail of destruction in their wake – malware, weird ads, confused relatives, and even a drained bank account or stolen identity.<p>One of the side-effects of …

Operating Systems

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there’s no reason to freak out about it.<p>The browser you likely use to read this article scans practically all files on your Windows computer. And you probably had …

Ever buy an original PS3? Sony may owe you $65

Remember when Sony said your PlayStation 3 would be a "computer," not just a game console? Remember when Sony backed up that claim by letting anyone (including the US Air Force) install Linux on the thing? Remember when Sony broke its promises by unceremoniously deleting that "OtherOS" feature with …

12 texting tips you didn't know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

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 …

The Tools Hackers Use to Steal Your Office's Secrets

Hackers have a dirty secret—and no, it’s not that they still live in their parents’ basement and suffer from an unhealthy obsession with Alison Brie. …

How to spot a fake Lightning cable

Who cares if that cheap charging cable you buy is a fake? It’s just a cable, right? Maybe, maybe not. A fake Lightning cable could contain malware, for instance. Or it could be miswired, damaging your iPhone the way a miswired USB power cable can destroy a laptop computer.<p>The best case is that your …

Top 10 Hidden Force Touch Features on Apple Watch

Force Touch is one of those Apple Watch features that's so discreet and unassuming it's easy for users to forget it even exists. That's a shame, because just like 3D Touch on iPhone, Apple has implemented the haptic feedback technology across the entire watchOS interface, putting additional hidden …

How To Get Siri to Read Anything to You

- Jan 26, 2018<p>The list of things Siri can help us with grows more and more with each update Apple makes. In the last few years Apple allowed better …

Load up on CompTIA certification training for less than $8 per course

Learning will always be the cornerstone of any progressing career. And if you make your living (or want to make your living) as an IT pro, you’d better be ready to pick up new skills and learn new disciplines even faster than most.<p>In the IT world, there’s no more bankable training than …

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Software

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos could do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Google Photos

Apple stores are slammed because of a $29 battery-replacement offer, even though not everyone needs a new battery

Apple retail stores are struggling to handle a surge of customers looking to reinvigorate their iPhones through a special battery-replacement offer.<p>Apple sharply reduced the price for a fresh battery following the revelation that it had been purposely slowing performance of iPhones that had older …

Mobile Technology

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like

Sure, we all know what famous person we vaguely look like (I always get Geena Davis, which ... I wish! She's still in a "League of Her Own.") But the blandly named Google Arts & Culture app will dig through thousands of museum artworks from days gone by to see if you have a truly old-school …

Google Apps

Apple iOS 11.2.2 Release Has A Nasty Surprise

On Monday Apple released iOS 11.2.2, its most important update for some time, but it seems in the rush to upgrade some users are encountering a very nasty surprise indeed…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating the best features / biggest problems hidden</i> …

iOS

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Dig deeper into iOS.<p>Part of the appeal of the iPhone is its simplicity—you can grab it right out of the box and starting setting it up without reading any instructions. However, behind that simple, intuitive interface, you'll find dozens of lesser-known settings and options. Here are 24 you can use …

iPhone X users report overheating, excessive data consumption

Life with an iPhone X isn’t as rosy as it should be for some adopters. Many report that their handsets are plagued by frequent overheating and excessive data consumption. Some have even resorted to placing their handset in a freezer to cool it down.<p>iPhone X is the finest smartphone Apple has ever …

Hot Girls Wanted

2015 NR 1h 22m<p>This 2015 Sundance Film Festival breakout documentary from producer Rashida Jones spotlights the "amateur" porn industry and the women …

Apple will replace your iPhone battery even if it passes tests

Apple now has $29/£25 iPhone battery replacements available as an apology for its approach to handset slowdowns. But do you need to wait until your iPhone <i>actually</i> slows down before paying for a fresh power pack? Apparently not. <i>MacRumors</i> has confirmed an <i>iGeneration</i> report that Apple will replace the …