How to Change Your Mac’s Admin Password

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By default, your Mac’s admin password is your iCloud password. This is a new feature introduced in OS X Yosemite, but it’s something that not all users like, so here’s how to go back to using an admin password of your choice. The nice thing about past versions of OS X was that you could […]

Is Apple Pay Safe and Secure?

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Apple Pay was launched earlier this week alongside the release of iOS 8.1, allowing users to buy goods with their iPhones at a number of stores, but where exactly can iPhone users take advantage of Apple’s new digital payment platform? Apple Pay is essentially the company’s own digital wallet service to take on the growing […]

5 iOS 8 Privacy Settings You Should Change

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Privacy is a huge concern for a lot of people, especially with all of this NSA hoopla that’s been going around for the past year or so. Here are some privacy settings in iOS 8 that you should be aware of. No one wants to be tracked or have all of their internet activity captured […]

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication in iCloud

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Apple recently expanded the ability to secure your iCloud account further by enabling two-factor authentication for iCloud backups, allowing users to secure their iPhone and iPad backups with more than just a regular password. If you still haven’t enabled two-factor authentication for iCloud, now is a great time to do so. After the recent celebrity […]

iCloud Security Improvements Incoming, Says Apple

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In light of the recent celebrity photo leak that apparently happened because of an iCloud security flaw, Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the company will improve iCloud’s security features in order to prevent something like this from happening again and protect users from social engineers. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Cook makes […]

5 Best Antivirus Apps for Android

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When it comes to using smartphones these days, security and privacy is a growing concern. With the Android platform getting bigger by the day the malware threats have continued to surface and are potentially an issue worth preparing for. While malware on Android smartphones and tablets isn’t nearly as bad as some antivirus “experts” say, […]

New iOS 7 Lock Screen Bypass: So Easy It’s Scary

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Lock screen bugs in iOS are nothing new, and each version of iOS has introduced different ways for curious minds to get past the iOS lock screen by taking advantage of a few tricks. However, a newly discovered iOS 7 lock screen bypass trick allows anyone to break into a passcode-protected iPhone in just a […]

iPhone iOS 7.1 Bug Allows Thieves to Disable Find My iPhone

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Apple added on a layer of protection with iOS 7, requiring those who want to delete their iCloud account from their iPhone or restore it to factory settings must disable Find My iPhone first. Find My iPhone then requires you to enter your Apple ID password in order to do that. However, video proof shows that […]

Google Play Store Updated With Password Security & New Features

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Google is always busy improving its applications on Android, and today the storefront for the hundreds of thousands of Android apps received a nice update. It’s loaded with new features, and some much needed security changes. Being the first update in over three months, today users are seeing a brand new Google Play Store on […]

iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone and iPad Grows Rapidly Ahead of iOS 7.1 Release

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iOS 7.1 is expected to release any day now, but until then, iOS 7.0.6 is the most current version of iOS out on the market right now, and adoption for this latest version is astounding, reaching almost half of all iOS device owners. According to stats from David Smith, iOS 7.0.6 adoption is at 45.4% […]

How To Set a Passcode on the iPhone 5s Lock Screen

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How can a person secure their iPhone 5s with either a four-digit or more complex alpha-numeric passcode? A new iPhone 5s or one updated to a new version of iOS 7 or higher asks users to make a Passcode to secure the phone. This four-digit code locks people out of the phone so the person can’t […]

Android Aims to Curb Malware with Google Security Services

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Getting a virus or malware on your Android device isn’t nearly as easy, or as big of a concern as many media outlets claim it to be, but it is a problem. Being the biggest mobile OS on the planet, many shady characters and apps target Android. Introduced in Android 4.2 was a new piece […]

Apple Explains iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Security Measures

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Apple has talked about the security measures it uses for its Touch ID fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s in the past, but for those who want to learn even more about the security efforts that the company is taking to make sure your fingerprints are safe, Apple has detailed its security measures even further. […]

5 iPhone Privacy Settings You Should Change

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Privacy is a huge concern for a lot of people, especially with all of this NSA hoopla that’s been going around for the past few months. No one wants to be tracked or have all of their internet activity captured by web companies and sold to advertising agencies, but that’s the kind of world we […]

Talking Angela App Scare Skyrockets App to Top of Charts

The Talking Angela App hoax about a pedophile ring and a danger to kids pushed the app to the top 10.

The Talking Angela app is in the top 10 free iPhone apps right now thanks to a scare that started on Facebook and quickly stirred up parents who worried that the Talking Angela app is the front for a “PEDO RING” exploiting children who play the game with a talking cat. This is the second […]

Google Play Store Makes it Easy for Kids to Overspend

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It looks like Apple isn’t the only one letting kids spend their parents hard-earned money on app purchases on the App Store, because Android users are facing a similar situation on the Google Play Store. Last week Apple settled yet another lawsuit for over $32 million in refunds for app purchases and in-app purchases on […]

LG Banks on Fingerprint Tech in 2014

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A report out of Korea’s ET Times suggests that both the LG G3 and the LG G Pro 2 planned for this year will come with a fingerprint reader after the trend was popularized by Apple with the iPhone 5s. It’s unclear how accurate this new intel is given that LG has not announced either phones, […]

Microsoft Throws Windows XP Users a Lifeline

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Microsoft is ready if not incredibly eager to put Windows XP, the operating system from the early 2000s that went on to dominate laptops and desktops, behind it. That’s why the company originally announced that it would end all support of the operating system and the tools device owners use as an excuse to continue […]

Starbucks Confirms Storing Unencrypted Passwords in iOS App (Update)

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If you’re a big fan of using the Starbucks app on your iPhone, today’s news might make you change your mind. According to Computerworld, Starbucks confirmed that its iPhone app stored username and password data in plain text and unencrypted. This means that anyone with access to your phone can see your username and password […]

Target Offering Free Credit Monitoring After Credit Card Breach

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It’s been a stressful few weeks for Target after over 100 million customers had their credit card information stolen from Target’s database during the Black Friday shopping weekend. The retail chain tried to make it up to folks by offering them a measly 10% discount on Target purchases, and now the company wants to try […]