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Apple AirPods Available To Order Now

By | 2016-12-13T15:18:31+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Apple, iOS, iPhone|

The wait is finally over! Owners of Apple’s iPhone 7 (and other devices) can now order AirPods after the Cupertino-based company finally made the highly anticipated wireless earphones available for purchase via its online store. Announced originally back in September this year at the iPhone 7 event, Apple has initially [...]

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Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline – regardless of ISP

By | 2016-12-13T02:54:34+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Microsoft, Windows|

A broken software update for Windows 8 and 10 is knackering internet connectivity for users of several ISPs in the UK, Europe and quite likely beyond. Virgin Media in Blighty is the latest provider to confirm the dodgy code is knocking a number of its customers offline. Proximus in Belgium [...]

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The Best Apps Of 2016 For iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS

By | 2016-12-07T19:05:29+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Apple, Apps, iOS|

Here are Apple’s best apps of 2016 for iOS (iPhone and iPad), macOS (Mac), watchOS (Apple Watch), and tvOS (Apple TV) on the App Store. When it comes to publishing lists that define the best and highest performing apps across Apple’s platforms, the Cupertino-based company’s own list is really the [...]

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Flaw In VISA System Allows Credit Card Details To Be Stolen In Six Seconds

By | 2016-12-06T22:54:27+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Security|

Security researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom have demonstrated the relative ease in which malicious individuals can harvest information from VISA credit and debit cards when used for online payments. Very few of us actually think twice when opting to make a payment for goods or services online, [...]

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Beware: 99% Of Fake Apple Chargers Fail Basic Safety Tests, Can Be Life-Threatening

By | 2016-12-05T14:22:25+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Apple, iOS, Tech Talk|

Chartered Trading Standards Institute investigators have issued a warning to consumers who look to save money by purchasing non-official Apple chargers, with the information that 99% of counterfeit Apple chargers fail the most basic of safety tests, putting those who choose to use them as well as other people and properties nearby at [...]

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Toca Hair Salon 2 For iOS Goes Free As App Of The Week [$3 Value]

By | 2016-12-02T22:39:16+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Apple, Apps, iOS|

It’s that time of the week again! We have yet another app, Toca Hair Salon 2, going free for limited period of time courtesy of Apple’s Free App of the Week promotion. This week’s title usually costs $2.99 on the App Store but can be downloaded right now for free till next Thursday. Toca [...]

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Ransomware connects victims to fake Microsoft technicians to have their files decrypted

By | 2016-11-29T14:17:58+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Microsoft, Security|

Ransomware and tech support scams have never sounded like a good combination. However, these two things share something in common, the intent to extort money from innocent victims, usually by demanding large amounts of cash in exchange of 'fixing' the host's computer. Alarmingly enough, in today's connected world, we are [...]

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