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Tips and Tricks: Password Autofill Now Supports 3rd Party Password Managers in iOS 12

I vividly remember reading about Mat Honan, then of Wired Magazine, getting hacked by kids using social engineering tricks over six years ago. His entire digital life, including a laptop with family pictures that weren’t backed up, was wiped out in less than an hour. And all of that was just to …

iOS

Five security settings in iOS 12 you should change right now

iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is finally out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already heard about.<p>Here’s what you need to do to take advantage of the new settings and lock down your device.<p>1. Turn on USB Restricted …

iOS

YouTube now lets parents decide exactly what kids can watch

YouTube Kids rolled out a new feature on Thursday that lets parents handpick the videos and channels their children have access to. The new parental controls are available worldwide on Android and will launch soon on iOS.<p>To enable the feature, open YouTube's settings, go to the child's profile and …

Mickey Mouse

iPhone and Apple Watch refurbs are cheaper after iPhone XS

Apple has discounted its refurbished iPhone and Apple Watch units following yesterday’s big iPhone XS unveiling.<p>You’ll now pay less for an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or older Apple Watch. There are some spectacular deals to be had, like a 38mm Apple Watch Series 1 for a mere $169.<p>Apple devices hold …

IPhone 7

PlayStation 4 Firmware Update 6.00 Now Available

Sony has just made available a new PlayStation 4 firmware update in the form of 6.00 which includes new code to improve system stability in a similar …

PS4 Pro

Ad-blocking browser Brave says Google is breaking EU privacy law

Its GDPR complaint could set an important precedent for adtech.<p>Ad-blocking browser Brave has hit Google and other adtech companies with a formal complaint that could set an important privacy precedent for search engines and digital advertising firms. Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich and his company …

Ad Blocking

This smart power strip lets you individually control each outlet

There are an endless number of smart plugs that let you remotely turn an outlet on and off, but those plugs usually accept just one single cable. So to address bigger needs, Kasa is introducing an entire smart power strip that allows you to individually control all six of its power sockets.<p>The Kasa …

Powerstrip

US carriers introduce Project Verify to replace individual app passwords

Four major US carriers — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon — are joining forces to launch a single sign-on service for smartphones. The service, called Project Verify, authenticates app logins so that users don’t need to memorize passwords for all their apps. The companies say their solution …

Technology

Microsoft tests ‘warning’ Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox

Microsoft is testing a warning for Windows 10 users not to install Chrome or Firefox. The software giant is in the final stages of testing its Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and testers have spotted a new change that appears when you try to install a rival web browser. “You already have Microsoft …

Windows 10

How to enable the 'Limit Ad Tracking' setting on your iPhone or iPad to increase privacy

(Credit: Jaynothing/Shutterstock)<p>With a recent spate of mobile apps perhaps taking more than their fair share of your personal data and even selling it without your consent, it's high time to take a look at the security and privacy settings that you've chosen for your mobile devices.<p>Since the …

Apps

Plex is shutting down its personal cloud streaming service

The company made the call due to technical issues and cost concerns.<p>Media streaming service Plex is shutting down its cloud service at the end of November. The company is making the move because of technical issues and cost concerns. Once support ends, you'll have to stream media from your own …

Google Drive

Samsung's LTE tracker locates lost items wherever they are

It's available through AT&T on September 14th.<p>There are legions of Bluetooth item trackers that can help you find your keys or your bag. However, there's a common problem: without always-on data, you might not find them unless someone with a tracking app happens to wander nearby. Samsung might have …

Verizon

Dozens of iPhone Apps 'Constantly' Sending Location Data to Data Monetization Firms

Dozens of popular iPhone apps are sharing the location data of millions of mobile devices with third-party data monetization firms, according to a group of security researchers called GuardianApp (via <i>TechCrunch</i>).<p>The apps in question are mostly news, weather, and fitness apps that require access to …

Technology

The Tor Project's new Android app for anonymous browsing is here

The Tor Project is building a new web browser for Android that’ll make it easier to access sites anonymously and without being tracked – and you can try an early version right now.<p>It’s called Tor Browser for Android, and it’s based on Firefox v60. It’ll improve on the organization’s other browser, …

Android Apps

If you own an iPhone 6 or later that isn't holding its charge, now is the time to get your battery replaced

If you own an iPhone 6 or later and have issues with your phone's battery life, now's the time to visit an Apple Store and get your battery replaced.<p>Last December, Apple acknowledged something that iPhone owners had suspected for some time: that it had been quietly "throttling," or lowering, the …

Mobile Technology

Apple removes a top paid utility app that stole data and sent it back to China

A month after a security researcher reported the rule-breaking app<p>Apple just removed its number one paid utility in the Mac App Store, Adware Doctor, after it was found to be secretly recording users’ app data and browser history and sending it back to a server located in China, as spotted by …

Apps

Mobile app that spies on people leaked customer payment records, karmic balance restored

A mobile app that can help people spy on Android and iPhone users, whether they’re spouses or children, has leaked millions of sensitive records, …

Security

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This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><b>Update 9/6 @ 8:53 PM:</b> Silicon Power USA Inc (98% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its 512GB 2.5-Internal Solid State …

News: Why You Still Shouldn't Use iCloud Keychain to Store Your Passwords in iOS 12

With iOS 12, iCloud Keychain has become a more useful password manager for your iPhone with strong password suggestions, password reuse auditing, and …

Information Systems

'Brilliant Control' Launches to Replace Regular Light Switches With Smart Home Controls, HomeKit Coming Later

Smart home tech company Brilliant today launched its touchscreen-based "Brilliant Control" light switch priced starting at $299.00. Announced in early 2017, Brilliant Control replaces any existing light switch to enable touch and voice control over smart home devices from Amazon, Google, Nest, …

HomeKit

This smart scale can track weight, hydration, BMI, more in Apple Health for $31 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>AMX Store (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers the Yunmai Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Scale and Body Fat Monitor for <b>$31.34</b> …

Body Fat

Samsung Galaxy Watch review: Safe but satisfying

The company didn't break much new ground here.<p>Samsung is one of those companies you can count on to take interesting risks, like resuscitating the stylus or reselling a version of a phone that was best known for bursting into flames. With its latest wearable, the Galaxy Watch, Samsung couldn't have …

Batteries

Amazon is offering a 256GB SanDisk microSD card for the lowest price we've ever seen

Despite the size, microSD cards are still fairly expensive. It's not hard to understand why, though. These little guys are surprisingly powerful and …

Operating Systems

Apple Updates Events App on Apple TV Ahead of Wednesday's Product Unveiling

Apple today updated the Events app on the Apple TV to prepare for next Wednesday's "Gather Round" iPhone-centric event, which will see the debut of the 2018 iPhone lineup, new Apple Watch models, and new accessories.<p>The Events app, along with the Events section of Apple's website, will be used to …

Apple TV

17 Quick, Easy, and Free Photo Resizers

These free photo resizers are perfect for resizing an image to fit nicely with websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and more. They're …

Tutorials

Chrome’s new password manager stops you from using the same password for every website

New built-in password manager generates random passwords<p>Google is releasing an entire new design for Chrome today with new features and tweaks to the browser’s overall appearance. You can read more about the redesign here, but one of the big new features is an improved password manager. Chrome will …

Google

What is AT&T Watch TV?

AT&T Watch TV is a television streaming service that allows you to watch live TV without a cable or satellite subscription. AT&T owns satellite …

Smart TV

Google Wants to Kill the URL

Google's Chrome browser turns 10 today, and in its short life it has introduced a lot of radical changes to the web. From popularizing auto-updates …

Mobile Devices

Skype finally adds call recording

Skype is the communication tool of choice (and necessity) for millions, but it has always lacked a basic feature that no doubt many of those millions have requested: call recording. Well, Microsoft finally heard our cries, and recording is now built into Skype on both desktop and …

Apps

How To: 5 Easy Ways to Speed Up a Lagging Android Phone

All phones (yes, iPhones too) slow down over time. As your device gets bogged down by various apps and you begin to run out of storage, it's just an …

Apps