A photo editing app can turn your smartphone photos from ‘snaps’ into near-professional works of arts thanks to filters and other tools. In fact you can do all sorts of amazing things with a good photo editing app. Check out ten of the most popular for Android devices.
Windows 10 has been available as free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users for close to six months now and according to Microsoft will remain so for some time to come. The new operating system is much closer to Windows 7 and the now defunct XP operating systems in appearance. But there are some fairly fundamental changes. This is the first in a series of blogs which will take you through the changes and explore some new features such as cross-platform compatibility, biometrics, the new browser, security features and so on. However, in this blog we’re focusing on the first step basics and also providing some context as to why Windows 10 is free.
Banking Trojans target UK users, lots of dosh lifted by hackers and it barely raises a whimper in the mainstream media, potential problems for Asda online stores as the Walmart-owned company ignores information on vulnerability and a lot more including four million UK Facebook users posting their full address on the social network platform and the UK government thrashing around for voluntary cyber-security experts. Mmm.
Smartphones are certainly one of the iconic symbols of our age but it wasn’t so long ago that you had to pay an arm and leg to get one, or get locked into a lengthy two-year contract, so new models would pass you by as you clutched your rapidly aging device. But it’s not like this any longer. Of course you can shell out almost £700 for the latest128GB iPhone 6s if you wish, but the point is you can also pick up a much lower cost smartphone today. And there are plenty to choose from.
If you need to take your smartphone into a shop for repair you might think about protecting your data so people can’t snoop on it for the wrong reasons. It’s easy to do whether you’ve got an Android, iPhone or Windows phone, and here’s how.
If your Android device is slowing down and poor performance has become the norm rather than the exception, don’t worry. A few simple tricks will not only make you feel like a tech boss but have your smartphone (or tablet) flying along just like it used to.
Did you know that computers connected to the internet are almost under constant attack from malware, hackers and botnets? Probes against your computer happen every few minutes. What protects you from these ‘network attacks’ is a firewall. It simply shuts them out. Most people think of firewalls as software that is part of their internet protection. But your router also contains a firewall of sorts. If it’s not turned on automatically it’s very simple to do manually.
It’s always busy in the world of cyber skulduggery and tech advancements, so much so that it’s impossible to cover off all the developments. That said there are some stand out stories from the last few weeks not least the artificial intelligence Barbie doll, that when discarded in the corner could well be spying on you. Yes, you read that right. Ransomware has also got a bit more insidious; it used to penetrate your computer via phishing emails but is now being implanted in software vulnerabilities. Hacktivist group Anonymous have also issued a ‘how-to hack-ISIS’ guide, Hilton Hotels has been hit by a big POS hack and UK chancellor George Osborne has implied that some of us are going to die if GCHQ’s cyber threats team doesn’t get more money. Mmmm.
You might wonder why hackers are interested in stealing email addresses and passwords. There are lots of reasons and none of them are philanthropic. An email address can open the door to all sorts of fraud from using the contacts in your address book to spam people to accessing your financial details. You can deter these hacks by protecting your email accounts with a few simple steps.