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10 Things you can do to make your Android device more secure

This list of security do’s and don’ts will help you safeguard your Android device and protect that valuable data. Image: iStockphoto.com/martin-dm Android is not only one of the most flexible platforms on the market, it is also one of the most widespread. The fact that so many people are using Android suggests that more people will be targeting those devices…

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Security firm shows how to crash an iPhone with a wireless DoS attack

It’s highly unlikely that people have experienced this on their iPhone or iPad, but it’s possible that iOS app crashes could be due to a wireless denial of service (DoS) attack. That’s because SkyCure, a mobile device security company, has actually replicated the attack and explained it as high level during the 2015 RSA Conference. Even worse, the attack can…

Apple failed to fix “rootpipe” backdoor flaw, researcher warns

A bug that Apple said it fixed in the latest release of its OS X desktop operating system continues to plague every Mac owner, after a researcher found a way to exploit the flaw again. Dubbed “rootpipe,” researchers claimed the vulnerability allows hackers or malicious actors to escalate a user’s privileges, making it easier to spread system-wide malware or take…

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10 VoIP features that can benefit your small business

1: Door phone entry buzzer integration This feature allows you to integrate an analog door phone so that you can have a two-way call with visitors and then unlock the door from your phone if you deem them worthy. A great way to upgrade the security of your building. 2: Find me/follow me call routing Mobile workers will appreciate this…

The people side of disaster recovery: 10 things managers should do

Disaster recovery plans test systems performance and recovery–but there is no scientific way to test the resilience of employees (or yourself) under disastrous conditions. This can leave your company exposed to human error, risks of danger, and miscommunication. Here are 10 questions managers should ask to make sure they’re addressing the nontechnical side of DR. 1: Is everyone physically all…

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Don’t forget to update all software

If you’re signed up for Windows automatic updating (and we hope that you are), you’ll get all the security updates for your operating system and other Microsoft software such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Excel, and more. Note: If you have a Windows Phone, you can adjust the settings to get automatic updates. What about…

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Microsoft’s Android moment has arrived

There’s no polite way to say it: Microsoft’s mobile strategy is a complete failure. As good as Microsoft is looking in cloud computing, mobile remains a black hole in Redmond. But it needn’t remain that way. However, to succeed, Microsoft may need to open up to its fiercest competitor and cash cow: Android. So many ways to fail There are…

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Windows XP registry hack will not protect your PC against all threats

In April, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. This means that if your computer is still running Windows XP, you are no longer receiving security updates. Several tech news sources have recently reported a change that you can make to your Windows registry (known as a “registry hack”) that tells your Windows XP computer that it’s running Windows Embedded or…

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Nanotechnology

How it Started The ideas and concepts behind nanoscience and nanotechnology started with a talk entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” by physicist Richard Feynman at an American Physical Society meeting at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) on December 29, 1959, long before the term nanotechnology was used. In his talk, Feynman described a process in which…

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What’s new in iOS 8.

<a href="https://nanotek check over here.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ios8.jpg” rel=”attachment wp-att-799″>Quickly find and edit the photos you take. Add your voice right in a text message. Let your health and fitness apps communicate with each other, with your trainer, and even with your doctor. We’ve also provided developers with deeper access and more tools. You’ll have new keyboard options and even more ways to share your content. And…