FaceBook iPhone Android Location

Facebook is tracking your phone’s location to recommend friends

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Facebook is tracking your phone’s location to recommend friends

You know who doesn’t like to be spied? Mark Zuckerberg. That’s probably why he covers with tape both the camera and microphone of his Mac. Ironically, though, Facebook does some spying of its own. A new report shows that the giant social network is tracking your phone’s location to suggest friends based on where you’re going. Before you get too paranoid about it, you should know it only tracks your location if it has the permission to do so. You can prevent it from ever happening again by simply going to the settings app on the iPhone or Android device that you’re using. More →

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Google Earth

Sharp new satellite imagery makes Google Earth way better for stalking

By on June 27, 2016 at 4:25 PM.

Sharp new satellite imagery makes Google Earth way better for stalking

Google Earth and Street View already combine to make the tool for stalking people since the phone book went out of print. With a brand-new set of imagery captured by the Landsat-8 satellite, Google has made the day of satellite imagery nerds and stalkers worldwide.

The new imagery was debuted in a blog post, which explains how Landsat-8 and better image processing have combined to give some spookily pretty satellite images.

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MacOS Auto Unlock Security

Apple’s Craig Federighi explains the built-in security features of Auto-Unlock

By on June 27, 2016 at 1:45 PM.

Apple’s Craig Federighi explains the built-in security features of Auto-Unlock

One of the more exciting new software features Apple introduced with macOS Sierra is Auto Unlock, a feature that allows users wearing an Apple Watch to quickly unlock their Mac and bypass the pesky password prompt altogether.

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Windows 10 Upgrade: Lawsuit

Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for auto-upgrading her PC to Windows 10

By on June 27, 2016 at 12:35 PM.

Microsoft pays woman $10,000 for auto-upgrading her PC to Windows 10

Windows 10 auto-upgrades are like a sick, cruel joke being played on us by this point. Most stories that start with “my Windows 10 PC auto-upgraded” tend to end with “and then all my data was lost,” but this particular version has a happy ending, because it involves Microsoft paying out a lot of money.

A California woman has won $10,000 from Microsoft, after the tech giant gave up challenging a court case. Teri Goldstein alleges that after her computer was upgraded to Windows 10, it became slow and unreliable.

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Chrome OS Free Space

Chrome OS is slowly turning into a real operating system

By on June 26, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

Chrome OS is slowly turning into a real operating system

Chome OS has always been a thing I think of for people’s grandparents, or young students looking for their Fischer-Price My First Computer. But with Chromebook sales outstripping Macbooks, and Google adding serious new features at speed, it’s probably time to start taking Chrome OS seriously.

Google has added a storage manager to the latest developer update version of the software, giving a preview of the kinds of features we can expect from Chrome OS in the coming months.

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2016 Nexus Android N Update

One major Android N change you’re going to hate…for about five minutes

By on June 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

One major Android N change you’re going to hate…for about five minutes

Google is getting closer and closer to the moment diehard Android fans are waiting for, the official release of Android N to supported Nexus devices. Google already explained at I/O 2016 the new features of this new Android release, but it didn’t reveal everything there is to it.

While Android N will still be baked using Google’s tried and tested Material Design, a report details a change we didn’t see coming: new navigation buttons. Yes, you’re probably going to hate it, at least until you get used to it. More →

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iPhone Photo Storage App

Free app lets you save seven times more photos on your iPhone

By on June 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Free app lets you save seven times more photos on your iPhone

When you think of the name “Avast,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We can guarantee it won’t be iPhone photo storage apps, but the company just released one that you should absolutely check out. If not for the sleek graphics and the great user interface, check it out for its wizardry: According to Avast, its new app can store 7GB of photos in just 1GB of space. More →

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iPhone Online Banking Apps

Banks are killing the password, and they can thank the iPhone for that

By on June 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Banks are killing the password, and they can thank the iPhone for that

Many distinct entities are looking to kill the password, or replace it with better, more secure ways of logging into several online services. Banks are among them, and it’s easy to understand why. They want to protect their money. In light of the many security breaches that have put at risk the identities and online assets of millions of users, banks are encouraging customers to sign up for in-app biometric authentication methods. Scanning a fingerprint, the eye, or recording voice is a lot easier, and more secure, than logging into online banking services using credentials that hackers can steal or social engineer. And the iPhone is a big reason why banks are looking to kill the password. More →

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