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Lost Your Android Phone? Google its Location to find it

 May 4, 2015

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Have you ever experienced the stress that comes with a lost /stolen phone and wondered if there was a simple yet effective way to track your smartphone? Google now has a solution for you, and it is as simple as it gets. If you wish to pinpoint the exact location...

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked and Other IT Security News

 September 13, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

This week the world was rocked by the news that close to 5 million Gmail passwords were released in a Russian forum by a hacker. Google claims only a small percentage of these are valid accounts. However, the threat is real and all Google users should change their passwords as...

Google stops labeling Freemium games as Free – Good news or bad news?

 July 22, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

In-app purchases have often been a scorn for parents of children who unknowingly carry out several purchases within their favorite apps or games. This in turn leads to high bills for these parents that gets credited to their online accounts and even leads to an increase in their data usage....

Google and Facebook dominate this week’s security news

 May 16, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Another interesting week in the IT security industry as the behemoths of the industry garner the spotlight in the news stories again. Ever improving security measures are vital for the industry and it is this constant battle against bugs and security threats that this week’s news stories are all about,...

Google generously refunds victims and funds open source initiatives – More IT news

 April 26, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Here is a quick roundup of the latest IT security news updates from the week gone by. It’s been a slow week with the world still reeling from the aftereffects of Heartbleed, but there are plenty of news worthy stories that our security conscious readers should be aware about. Google...

Security News – Heartbleed Exposes Millions of Online Passwords

 April 12, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

There has been a severe password outage this week thanks to the already famous ‘Heartbleed’ breakdown. Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive data have been revealed so it is strongly advised that you change all your passwords immediately. Other security news updates pale in comparison to this...

Leaked passwords, Android malware and Google sued – Latest security news

 March 22, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

With another week gone by, there are several noteworthy developments that have taken place in the security and tech world. Here are some relevant stories that will interest and worry you at the same time. 4.6 million Snapchat user IDs leaked online Snapchat, a photo messaging app for Android and...

How You Can Stop Strangers From Emailing You On Gmail

 January 13, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Thanks to a new feature in Gmail, anyone with a Google plus profile will be able to e-mail you, even if they are a complete stranger. And as obvious it is, you can also reply them back. Now if you think this new feature is not so cool, and would...