INFOGRAPHIC: Why do people hack Facebook accounts?

Why do people hack Facebook accounts_introPeople just can’t seem to help themselves. The urge to hack into other people’s Facebook accounts is strong. An internet search of hacking Facebook accounts brings up close to 188,000,000 hits. That’s a lot. The reasons are many, from checking out a crush to simple mischievousness but sometimes the motives can be little darker. Discover more…

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Ten photo editing apps for Android

photo editor appA 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.

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How to get started with Windows 10

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.

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Why you should buy a budget smartphone vs the latest flagship

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.

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Step-by-step guide to configuring your router as a firewall – to give you extra protection

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.

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How to protect your email address from hackers

emailYou 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.

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