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Lenovo’s new Thinkpads are worthy competitors to Apple’s new MacBook Pros

A few weeks ago, Apple unveiled its 2018 MacBook Pro models, laptops that are better than their predecessors in every way. But if you’re the kind of …

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.<p>An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that …

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Why I Always Tug on the ATM

Once you understand how easy and common it is for thieves to attach “skimming” devices to ATMs and other machines that accept debit and credit cards, …

Bright Built Barn is Net-Zero Energy

"The next generation of sustainable building practices will not be about material performance or building imprint on local environments. The next …

Trinity portable wind turbines switch between vertical and horizontal blade settings

Last year’s Trinity 50 wind turbine included an internal 15-watt generator with USB ports and would generate enough power in one hour from a 10 mph …

iPad Mini 4 teardown reveals a miniaturized Air 2

We’ve gotten our first look at the guts of the latest Apple hardware thanks to an iPad Mini 4 teardown that’s appeared online, and the new tablet from the Cupertino company is looking really familiar. But we don’t mean that in a bad way.<p>Repair-advise site iFixit has sacrificed one of the devices in …

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Exclusive: Russian antivirus firm faked malware to harm rivals - Ex-employees

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Beginning more than a decade ago, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals in the marketplace by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former …

Have an iPhone? Mac? Just about anything else Apple flogs? Patch now

Apple has issued a huge wad of updates to address dozens of CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in iOS, OS X Yosemite, Safari, and OS X Server.<p>The …

Lenovo quietly installed software on laptops, even if you wiped it

A recently uncovered feature – which had been swept under the rug – allowed new Lenovo laptops to use new Windows features to install the company’s software and tools even if the computer was wiped.<p>The oddity was first noted by Ars Technica forum user ‘ge814‘ and corroborated by Hacker News user …

A massive security bug lets criminals install bogus apps on your iPhone — and they look like the real thing

FireEye global technical lead Simon Mullis reported the "Masque" attack in an interview with Business Insider.<p>"The most recent version of the Masque attack uses a technique called 'URL Scheme Hijacking.' The attacker is initially able to bypass the mechanism used by Apple to ensure that a user …

Windows 10 defaults to keylogging, harvesting browser history, purchases, and covert listening

By default, Microsoft gets to see your location, keystrokes and browser history -- and listen to your microphone, and some of that stuff is shared …

Android security flaw puts your phone into a near-coma

Android has more than one video-related security hole on its hands at the moment. Trend Micro has found a flaw that uses a malformed Matroska (MKV) video in apps or websites to crash Android's "mediaserver" service, effectively turning the target device into a paperweight. It'll not only render …

The apps giving hospitals a cutting edge

<b>Hospitals have long relied on the trusty pager to alert doctors to an emergency. But the technology now looks embarrassingly primitive in the age of the multimedia smartphone.</b><p>So some healthcare start-ups are looking at ways to improve how doctors and nurses communicate, care for patients and manage …

Beware authentication popups in iOS Mail: bug allows convincing-looking phishing attacks

<b>Update:</b> Apple confirmed it’s aware of the issue and working on a fix:<p>“We are not aware of any customers affected by this proof of concept, but are working on a fix for an upcoming software update.”<p>If you are reading mail on your iPhone and iPad and a popup appears asking you to re-login to iCloud …

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Google just took the lead in the dangerous game called 'Race To Zero'

Price: $0.<p>The cloud-computing industry reads like a who's who of profitable tech giants. But they've been nervously watching a competition started by Amazon, matched by Microsoft, and taken up with gusto by Google.<p>It's called "the race to zero."<p>This race refers to charging nothing — absolutely zip …

GoPro unveils drone, six camera array for VR content

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, California — GoPro is lifting off and branching out.<p>After spending years riding on the bellies of other people's drones, GoPro …

A tiny string of text can disable iPhone Messages

Apple device owners have discovered a string of text characters that, when received on an iPhone in Messages, can lock people out of the app and — reportedly in some cases — crash the phone. Users who receive the string with Messages open won't be able to go back to other conversations without …

Android's factory reset has a security problem. Here's how to fix it

How do you sell a phone without giving away the data on it? If you've used a phone even briefly, it's filled with all kinds of sensitive data, including passwords and login tokens alongside personal texts and photos, all of which need to be erased before you can safely put the phone up for sale. …

Office 2016 for Mac finally catches up to its Windows equivalent

The first thing I noticed about using Office 2016 for Mac is the user interface. While the existing 2011 version looks old in comparison, Microsoft hasn’t ditched parts of the aging UI entirely. It looks and feels like a mix of the fresh Windows design and Office for Mac 2011. "We think we’ve done …

This Tiny Toolbox Transforms Into an Entire Woodshop

Who hasn't stumbled across an episode of <i>This Old House</i> or <i>New Yankee Workshop</i> on a lazy Saturday afternoon and dreamed of being as skilled a …

This Tiny Gadget Tells You Exactly How Much Power Your House and Gadgets Use

Ali Kashani lived in a small apartment, but he had big heating bills. The culprit, it turns out, was a broken heater in his bedroom that was eating …

Malware infected as many Android devices as Windows laptops in 2014

A new report published by Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs division says that no less than 16 million mobile devices were hit by malware last …

Mobile Devices

15-year-old bug allows malicious code execution in all versions of Windows

Windows admins: Patch now, unless you run 2003, in which case you're out of luck.<p>Microsoft just patched a 15-year-old bug that in some cases allows …

Information Security

31% off ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet

When you need power on the go and can’t get to a wall outlet, there’s hardly a better choice than the ChargeAll Portable Power Outlet.<p>This compact and lightweight power bank features an 18,000mAh battery (with a cheaper 12,000mAh version available as well) and can charge up to three devices at …

6 Time-Saving Business Tools To Help You Get Organized

Getting (<i>and staying</i>) organized is a goal for many busy small business owners juggling multiple tasks with limited time. Here are six online tools …

10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Developing iOS 8 Apps with Swift course from Stanford now live on iTunes U

Stanford has just launched their new iOS 8 course on iTunes U and this year it's focused on Apple's brand new programming language, Swift. Taught by …

Flash Patch Targets Zero

<b>Adobe</b> today released an important security update for its <b>Flash Player</b> software that fixes a vulnerability which is already being exploited in active …

How to record video from your iPhone onto your Mac

The secret is the QuickTime Player application in your Mac's Applications folder. QuickTime Player doesn't just play videos — it also records video …

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