Report identifies the most dangerous mobile app store on the internet

2nd March 2020

9Game.com, a portal for downloading free Android games, was identified as the mobile app store hosting the most malicious apps in 2019. 9Game ranked number one on the list of app stores with the most “new” malicious app uploads, but also number one on the list of app stores with the highest concentration of malicious apps overall. According to RiskIQ’s 2019 Mobile App Threat Landscape report, 61,669 new malicious apps…

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Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

29th February 2020

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren’t so common), you couldn’t make your own. Today an update brings 3D photos to those of us still rocking a single camera. In case you don’t remember or haven’t seen one lately,…

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Apple might soon roll out low-cost iPhone. Here’s how much it could cost.

24th February 2020

Apple could roll out its new low-cost iPhone at an event at the end of March, Front Page Tech analyst and YouTuber Jon Prosser has revealed, though there are still questions about how much the coronavirus outbreak will hurt production. The new low-cost iPhone model will give help Apple meet consumer demand for quality products that don’t break the bank. “[Sources] told me that the prices are going to look…

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Netflix wants to kill off this iconic PC tool

17th February 2020

Netflix may be known for its video streaming service but the company also deals with a lot of images. This expertise has led it to release an update to a new image file format called AVIF (AV1 Image File Format) which it believes can replace JPEGs. The video streaming giant has even open sourced the AVIF framework to allow others to compare it to existing image codecs in terms of…

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AT&T is giving some users 15GB of ‘bonus’ data, but it comes with a mandatory price hike

7th November 2019

If you’re on one of AT&T’s older Mobile Share Value data plans, a price hike is on the way. The Verge reports today that AT&T is emailing customers to inform them that prices are increasing by $10 – but that the plans are also adding 15GB of “bonus data.” The email from AT&T simply says: “We’ve added 15GB of data to your plan and increased your monthly rate by $10.”…

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Instagram now forces people to sign in to view public profiles

29th October 2019

Are you used to browsing Instagram without signing in to check out what your favorite brands are sharing? If so, here’s a change you won’t like one bit. The photo-sharing social network is now locking down its platform by preventing signed-out users from having unlimited access to public profiles. As a result, you’ll now be prompted to either sign up or login after viewing a handful of photos and posts…

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Warning To iOS/iPhone Users: Please Do Not Fall Prey To This Latest Scam

18th October 2019

Older iPhone users are warned not to jailbreak their devices. Security researchers at Cisco Talos recently discovered the latest targeted click fraud campaign of a fake website (checkrain[.]com), promising to help iPhone users to jailbreak their phones. In truth, the site uses this as a front to let iPhone users download malicious profile and fall prey to click fraud. How To Avoid Scam Sites iPhone users must always make sure…

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Fortnite’s latest season ends and now the game is gone

14th October 2019

Fortnite’s season 10 ended Sunday with a bang, as expected with an end event that would have introduced season 11. The current season of Epic’s popular battle royale shooter was scheduled to end on October 13, after the developer extended it by an extra week. The biggest surprise for players was that the game was no longer playable after the end event started, according to CNET. An explosive in-game, season-ending…

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Spotify rolls out Siri support and new Apple TV app

8th October 2019

Spotify has launched the ability to play music with Apple’s Siri voice assistant on the iPhone and iPad. The new feature, only recently made possible in iOS 13, puts Spotify on more equal footing with Apple Music. It showed up in the company’s beta app in late September, but it has now rolled out to all users. Another new addition will automatically put Spotify into Data Saver mode when you…

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What Actually Happens When You Block Someone on Your iPhone

30th September 2019

The iPhone has a built-in blocking feature, but have you ever wondered what exactly happens when you block someone? The short answer: you get fewer unwanted texts and calls, and the people you block are none the wiser. You can block contacts through any of the iPhone’s communication apps (Messages, FaceTime, and Phone). Blocking a contact in one app will block them across the board. Of course, blocked callers can…

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How to Sell Your iPhone Safely

23rd September 2019

And for the most cash. Before you trade your current iPhone for whatever Apple reveals this month, here’s how to get your old smartphone ready to sell. By Chandra Steele September guarantees three things: the start of the school year, pumpkin spice lattes, and a new lineup of iPhones. On Sept. 10, Tim Cook and friends will file into the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino and introduce the next iPhone…

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You Can Now Tell Facebook to Delete Its Internal Record of Your Face

6th September 2019

Facebook users can now tell the company not to run facial recognition on their pictures. The company announced Tuesday that it has added a setting for opting out of certain face recognition features that have raised privacy concerns. If you disable face recognition, Facebook won’t automatically tag you in images, nor will it automatically suggest tags of your friends. Opting out will also stop Facebook from searching for you in…

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