Introducing Flat Calendar Widget for Android

  • June 4, 2014

Once upon a time, I wanted a calendar widget for my Android devices that had a nice, flat, modern look to it. Simple Calendar Widget gives you that to some extent, but it wasn’t working out for some of my customizations since I wanted some color. There are just not many calendar widgets in the Play Store, so I decided to make one myself.

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Change your passwords at these sites in light of Heartbleed security hole

  • April 10, 2014

In case you hadn’t heard, a massive security flaw dubbed “Heartbleed” has affected around two thirds of web sites and was discovered by benevolent software developers on Tuesday. The net effect is that your passwords, and by association data, have been and are vulnerable. As more information is being gathered, we can help you figure out which accounts have been compromised.

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Most of web exposed after OpenSSL “Heartbleed” security hole is found

  • April 9, 2014

Just as we sang the praises of HTTPS connections for browsing security, our following article about the vulnerabilities of HTTPS and SSL/TLS appears more prudent. On Tuesday, a group developing security software noticed a tremendous hole in the implementation of much of the secure connections across the web.

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Today is World Backup Day: Here’s what you can do

  • March 31, 2014

March 31st, 2014 is World Backup Day. What’s that all about? Well, basically, the tech world doesn’t want you to lose all of your files because of some kind of unforeseen circumstances. Backing them up means you protect yourself against annoying or perilous loss of data by putting copies of your files on an external hard drive, the cloud, or both. Here are some tips.

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New research reveals the most stable mobile operating systems, devices

  • March 30, 2014

App development and research firm Crittercism has completed extensive research from their customers, which gives insight on app, operating system, and device performance on Android and iOS. The results might surprise you!

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Microsoft gives up right to read your emails with new policy

  • March 28, 2014

We reported not even week ago that Microsoft read a user’s email and messenger chats as they investigated a former employee who leaked company secrets. This caused quite a stir, since Microsoft and its main competitors, like Google and Yahoo, spelled out clearly in their privacy policies that they could do this. Starting immediately, Microsoft will keep your emails private unless there is a search warrant for a particular account.

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Practically every email provider can and will read your emails

  • March 22, 2014

The tech blogosphere went haywire Friday as news broke that Microsoft read a French blogger’s emails and instant messages to root out an internal leaker. This is, in fact, perfectly legal. Why? Every user consents to this when they agree to the terms of use. The right to read its users emails is a right claimed by far more than just Microsoft, too.

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Your old Microsoft Points are being converted into cash credit

  • March 20, 2014

Long-time users of Xbox 360 may remember that the currency for buying game upgrades and the like was known as Microsoft Points. Since these were bought in bundles, users would rarely have a balance of 0 points. All users with a remaining balance of points saw their balance converted into a cash credit that can be used on Xbox Live, Xbox Music, the Windows App Store, or the Windows Phone Store. 

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Gmail will now encrypt your emails to protect you from NSA

  • March 20, 2014

According to the Official Gmail Blog, Google is taking new measures to protect your email data from snooping. They said that adding new security measures were “a top priority after last summer’s revelations,” referring to the widely reported NSA surveillance, which included intercepting emails sent via Gmail.

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Android Wear: Google jumps into smartwatch arena, Apple close behind

  • March 18, 2014

After teasing in a few speaking engagements, Google Senior VP Sundar Pichai announced via the official Google blog that Android will now be featured on a series of wearables, in addition to their existing presence in the phone and tablet markets. This foray will begin with at least two smartwatches made by LG and Motorola.

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