Amazon

Are Amazon Prime Day Deals Really the Cheapest?

By | Jul 13, 2018 at 8:03 am

Every year, Amazon throws a big party in the name of consumerism, called Amazon Prime Day. It proclaims proudly on its homepage that there will be “A day (and a half) of epic deals”. During last year’s Prime Day, we saw some pretty good…

Diversity

17 Young Women of Color Breaking Barriers in STEM

By | Jul 13, 2018 at 6:03 am

This summer, Diana Wilson is celebrating her graduation from the University of Virginia and is starting her career as an associate product marketing manager at Google. This is an exciting new chapter for Diana, who is a 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 scholar, went…

Gear & Gadgets

Apple to Reveal New iPhones, iPads, Watches and Macs

By | Jul 12, 2018 at 7:22 am

It’s Apple rumor season again (although really, when is it not?), and in the run up to its annual September showcase, there has been a mother lode of information dropped about the tech giant’s latest line up, courtesy of Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kou. If…

VPN

What Is OpenVPN and Should You Use It?

By | Jul 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm

OpenVPN is an open-source VPN protocol allowing secure online access from point-to-point completely free of charge. We explain the pros and cons of using the free OpenVPN protocol, plus whether it’s the best VPN for you. With digital privacy and online security continuing …

Password Managers

Apple Deploys 1Password for 123,000 Employees, Fuels Rumors of Acquisition

By | Jul 11, 2018 at 10:11 am

In a move that’s creating a lot of speculation, Apple has decided to deploy 1Password to every single one of its 123,000 employees. And now, everyone is asking the same question: is an Apple acquisition of AgileBits, the developers of 1Password, on the horizon?…

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Password Managers

LastPass vs 1Password

By | Jul 11, 2018 at 4:43 am

LastPass and 1Password are two of the biggest names in password managers, and deservedly so, with both of them offering excellent packages and a host of features to make your online experience as stress-free as possible. While you can't go wrong with either of...

VPN

Hola VPN Hacked in MyEtherWallet Cryptocurrency Heist

By | Jul 10, 2018 at 8:05 am

Hola VPN, a widely-used free VPN service, was hacked earlier today as part of an effort to steal cryptocurrency from MyEtherWallet (MEW) accounts. The hackers targeted the Hola VPN extension for Google Chrome, in order to gain access to MEW - a popular solution...

Security

Timehop Customer Data Hacked – What You Need To Know

By | Jul 9, 2018 at 11:52 am

Photo and memory sharing app Timehop revealed yesterday that it had suffered a major data breach. In a statement, the app developers confirmed that some customer data had been stolen, including names, email addresses, and phone numbers. UPDATE, 11 July: Timehop has subsequently announced...

Trends

Google Chrome Is Four Times More Popular Than Rival Browsers

By | Jul 9, 2018 at 5:59 am

Whether you’re on a Macbook, a Windows laptop, a desktop or an Android phone, a new study shows that there’s a pretty good chance you’re using Google Chrome right now. The Google browser is beating the competition at almost every turn, with big implications…

Business Phone Systems

Farewell to Phone Calls? A New Law Requires Businesses to Offer Online Cancellations

By | Jul 9, 2018 at 5:39 am

Business phone laws have needed updating for a while, and a new California law over how businesses handle automatic renewal and continuous service offers means customers now have more power to cancel a service without having to pick up the phone. We explain what…

Gear & Gadgets

Apple Registers New iPads and New MacBooks

By | Jul 6, 2018 at 10:58 am

Apple has registered five new iPad and five new MacBook models in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database. This is normally a good indicator of the new models coming to market for the year ahead, though there’s little info yet about specs, prices or…

Social Networking

Should You Pay a Daily Social Media Tax? Uganda Thinks So

By | Jul 6, 2018 at 10:16 am

The Ugandan government has this week introduced a tax on social media use. This unprecedented tax again raises questions about the relationship between multinational tech companies, governments and citizens. Ugandan citizens have, since July 1, been required to pay 200 Ugandan …

Security

The Online Scams to Watch Out for in July

By | Jul 5, 2018 at 4:52 am

Just when you think you’ve got them all figured out, hackers and scammers come up with a new way to get a hold of your personal information. Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the latest online scams to look out for this July. Considering the fact…

Gear & Gadgets

Why Microsoft’s New ‘Pocketable’ Surface Device Won’t Change the Game

By | Jul 4, 2018 at 4:56 am

A number of leaks have emerged over the past few days suggesting Microsoft is working to develop a new type of Microsoft Surface mobile device that would further blur the lines between a phone, tablet and laptop. Emails obtained by The Verge detail the…

Gear & Gadgets

Potential iPhone X Plus Benchmark Tests Leak, and it’s a Beast

By | Jul 4, 2018 at 4:48 am

A mysterious iPhone rumored to be the new iPhone X Plus has appeared on the Geekbench testing website, boasting eye-watering results that blow Apple’s current flagship out of the water – could this be the flagship new iPhone for 2018? And what can the…

VPN

HideMyAss VPN Review

By | Jun 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Rating 64% Ease of use:5 stars Features:3 stars Privacy:3 stars Speed:3 stars Help & Support:4 stars Value for Money:4 stars Pros User-friendly cartoon interface Easy modes Good global coverage Clever virtual servers Cons Relatively expensive Maintains some logs Good, but not great With its...

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Launches New Kids Tablet, Turns Kindle Fire into Echo Show

By | Jun 29, 2018 at 5:33 am

Amazon has announced a new Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet and new functionality for existing Kindle Fire tablets which allows them to work like Amazon’s Echo Show smart hubs. The new Fire HD 10 Kids Tablet is now the largest tablet in Amazon’s popular…