5 Types of Cybersecurity Attacks to Watch for This Spring



Key to success

With more and more of our business and social lives revolving around online activity, we’ve had to step up cybersecurity to protect our sensitive information. The basic antivirus we used to use isn’t enough against attacks that use creative ways to steal information.

Here are 5 types of cybersecurity attacks to look out for:

  1. Spear Phishing

Spear phishing is an email that appears to be from a person or business that you know. It will … Read more


What to Expect with the iOS 8



3d small person standing next to the gears and helmet. 3d image. White background.

Apple announced its highly anticipated iOS 8 update along with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch. The iOS 8 comes with a few new features, so here’s what you can expect.

Messages will be easier to send.

One of the many apps that have been updated is Messages. It’ll now be easier to send photos, videos and your location through texting. The keyboard is also “smarter”, so its autocorrect suggestions … Read more


5 Back-to-school Gadgets



back to school gadgets

Back-to-school season has just begun. Here are five must-have gadgets for students who are getting back into their academic routines.

NomadKey

The NomadKey is a triple threat. It serves as a key ring, a 2.0 USB and lightning cable or micro USB. IT can be purchased for $29 on its website.

Livescribe 3 smartpen

This cool tool comes with Livescribe dot paper which digitizes everything you write or draw onto your smartphone or tablet. … Read more


Snapchat is Third Most Popular App



According to comScore, Snapchat is now the third most popular social app for millennials. The report states that the popular smartphone app has 32.9 percent penetration on users between the ages of 18 and 34. This percentage explains how Snapchat knew its potential, and why it turned down Facebook’s offer of $3 billion back in 2013.

snapchat chart

Snapchat has made huge progress since November 2013, when a$3 billion offer was made by Facebook. Back then, the … Read more


What You Should Know About Phishing



Unfortunately, phishing is still a common scam that attackers use to gain access to personal information. Phishing is when hackers send bogus emails that mimic legitimate companies in order to trick the recipient into providing financial information, traveling to an unknown website or downloading malicious software.

To avoid being a phishing victim, don’t open emails that are from an unknown sender. If the sender looks familiar or claims to be from a company you know, … Read more


6 Computer and Internet Fun Facts



computer fun facts

Ever wondered how many people use Facebook? Or how many computer viruses exist? Here are 6 computer and Internet fun facts for those family trivia nights:

1. If it were a country, Facebook would be the third largest.

Since its beginning in 2004, Facebook has accumulated 800 million users. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, is worth a whopping $30 billion, although his average annual salary is $1. Many CEOs choose a tiny salary in order … Read more


What to Expect at Apple’s WWDC



WWDC

Apple ‘s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco attracts the tech savvy crowd in large numbers each year. This year, the company no doubt has some big things under its sleeve. Here is a list of some predictions for this year’s WWDC:

New software

An update in software is highly expected this year. Although the iOS 8 won’t be as drastic as the iOS 7 software, we can expect small changes to keep … Read more


Microsoft Announces New Halo Television Series



Laptops network

Halo, the popular Xbox game that has caused mass hysteria for every launch, will be hitting the TV screen in a new way in fall 2015. Produced by Steven Spielberg, the new sci-fi series will star Master Chief (the game’s main protagonist) and will run on a new engine created by 343 Studios, the developers of Halo.

Along with the new series, Microsoft has released a sequel to the popular Halo game empire, called Halo … Read more


Scio Brings a New Meaning to Consumer Convenience



scio app

Consumer Physics, a startup company focusing on consumer smart apps, has announced the Scio, a handheld device that can scan an object and provide you with the exact make up of that object through the Scio application for smartphones.

The size of a flash drive, the Scio is currently in the development stage with a working prototype in the lab. The scanner emits a beam of light that then connects to the Scio app which … Read more


Don’t Fall For It: 4 Online Scams Debunked



Hacker

It seems like everyone has an online scam story or at least a scare. Here are 4 common online scams and how you can avoid falling for the traps.

The “Free Trial Offer!” (That will end up costing you way more than $0)

Here’s what happens: You see an online offer to try a great product for free, all you have to pay for is the $8 shipping price. What you don’t see is that … Read more