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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“As safe as Fort Knox”

whichBullGuard has scooped a ‘Best Buy’ from Which? for its Internet Security 2016 software suite. If you’re a BullGuard Internet Security user it’s reassurance of the high standards of protection that safeguard you, and if not, perhaps it’s something to consider.

Which? Best Buy’saren’t given out lightly. In fact they’re reserved for “security suites that will keep your computer as safe as Fort Knox.”

This is the conclusion that consumer champion Which? reached after putting BullGuard Internet Security through its paces.

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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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Security News: €50 million disappears in hack; UK users targeted by Dridex banking Trojan

HackingBanking 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.

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BullGuard – Awards Finalist

BullGuard has done it again. The company has been nominated as a finalist in the annual PCR Awards, an event that recognises outstanding achievement in the UK PC and tech industry.

BullGuard has been nominated as a finalist in two categories at the PCR Awards 2016, Best Software Publisher and Best Service & Support, a testament to the company’s endeavours in providing the highest levels of protection and support for its customers.  

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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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Security News : “How to hack ISIS” guide by Anonymous and other stories

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.

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