Thursday, October 1, 2015

BlackBerry Priv: BlackBerry reveals first official photos of its first-ever Android phone

While the Android world this week has been all about Google’s new Nexus devices, BlackBerry generated some buzz on Tuesday by releasing the first official photos of the BlackBerry Priv, its first-ever Android phone that will release later this year.

The photo above gives us a clear shot of the device’s slide-out physical keyboard to go along with a curved touch display that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Galaxy S6 edge.


This guy bought 'Google.com' from Google for one minute

Ex-Googler Sanmay Ved was the lucky buyer of "Google.com," if only for a minute.


Ved told Business Insider that he was up late and searching Google Domains, Google's website-buying service, when he noticed that Google.com was available.

Instead of a gray sad face that indicates a domain has an owner, the green happy face showed it was available.

The cost to buy the most-trafficked domain in the world? Only $12.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Amazon announces a new $50 tablet that it's selling in six-packs for a discount

Amazon is launching a new super-cheap Fire tablet that it says combines a rock-bottom price with high-quality specs that are unprecedented in the "budget" tablet category. 


Called simply Fire tablet, the new device costs only $49.99 and Amazon will sell six-packs for $250, meaning that when you buy your tablets like you'd buy your beer, you'll get one for free.
"It was definitely inspired by PBR," an Amazon exec joked at the company's briefing for the product.

Here's a closer look at the crazy Android phone BlackBerry is making

Over the past few months, rumors have suggested that BlackBerry is planning to release a new phone that runs on Android. Now, we're getting a first look at what the device may actually look like.

New leaked photos published by Android Authority show a BlackBerry-made Android phone with a keyboard that slides out from underneath its screen. Based on what we can see in the photo, it looks like the new BlackBerry phone, which is believed to be codenamed Venice, will run a clean near-stock version of Android.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Death by selfie: Texas teenager Deleon Alonso Smith fatally shoots himself in neck while taking photo

Texas teenager Deleon Alonso Smith has accidentally shot and killed himself while posing for selfies with a gun he found earlier in the day.

The 19 year old was taking photos of himself and his cousin when he inadvertently pulled the trigger and fired into his own neck. He died of a single gunshot, while his cousin was unharmed. His grandmother Alma Douglas said: "It's a numb feeling. It's still unbelievable. Yesterday was my birthday and he came to wish me happy birthday, and now this kind of news," reported The Sun.
Smith's death is the latest in a series of accidental injuries and deaths caused when people have been taking selfies. In July, a San Diego man hospitalised for five days after he attempted to take a selfie with a rattlesnake. Todd Fassler was hit with a medical bill of $156,000 (£100,000) following the incident.


In the same month a 21-year-old Russian university graduate fell to her death from a bridge while she was trying to take a selfie next to the Moscow International Business Centre. She had been taking a photo of herself and friends when she plunged into the nearby quayside. One month earlier another woman from Moscow almost died when she fired a pistol that pressed against her temple while posing for a selfie.

Source

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Glasses that ‘block’ facial recognition technology to launch in 2016

State-of-the-art glasses that prevent facial recognition technology from capturing images of people will be available for purchase in Japan from June next year, it has been revealed.

Developed by researchers at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, the pioneering glasses come equipped with special lenses that are designed to reflect and absorb light in such a way that it prevents cameras from registering the wearer’s profile.

People who work in offices should stand for 2 hours a day

Are you sitting down? In that case, you should probably stand up before reading this.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Security Alert: This New Password Reset Scam Allows One to Hack Your Email With Minimal Details

Security firm Symantec is warning us about a new scam wherein vicious minds are tricking users into turning their webmail account access.

The attack devised by the hackers requires only an email address and assorted phone number in order to pull this trick. This new scam affects all popular webmail services including Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo among others.

In what is a perfect demonstration of social engineering attack, the culprits are resetting the password of victim’s account and then tricking them into handing them the reset code. This is how they are initiating the attack — which you should carefully take note of.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Incredible new tech will wirelessly charge devices from across the room

One of the greatest annoyances in our technology-filled world is the constant need to charge our phones, tablets, computers and cameras. Just about everything we carry around with us could die after a few hours, which is why wireless charging might be the next big innovation in the tech sector. MIT Technology Review was recently visited by George Holmes, the VP of sales and marketing at Energous, to test the company’s wireless charging technology — WattUp.

With WattUp, any device that is connected to an external receiver or placed inside
a protective case can charge from a distance. For the demonstration, Holmes plugged one iPhone into a stand and slotted another into a bulky case. On the other side of the room, a huge wireless energy transmitter is plugged into a wall to charge the devices.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Beware “Your mailbox is almost full” Spam (or Phishing) attempts

Have you received an email advising that your mailbox is almost full? You didn’t click the link in it did you?

Two of my clients have received this email, and they both fell for it...

If you have received this email, and clicked on the link.... you should read this article:


I hope you find it helpful... 


Friday, June 26, 2015

Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun


DENVER - Police in Colorado have cited a 37-year-old man for carrying his computer into an alley then shooting it eight times with a handgun after what authorities said had been a long battle with the uncooperative machine.
Lucas Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits after officers responded to a "shots fired" call early on Monday evening, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a statement.

Friday, May 22, 2015

WHAT IS SPAM?

Everyone’s heard of spam as it pertains to emails. Spam isn’t necessarily a malicious message designed to trick you into revealing your credit card number or PayPal login information.

But spam is an unsolicited message, sometimes referred to as junk mail. Spam can be very annoying and relentless in nature, often attempting to convince you to buy something. Sometimes these messages are untruthful, such as those advertising human growth hormone pills (when they actually contain nothing of the sort). Spam also includes phishing which are messages designed to trick you into giving up personal information. Other messages can be legitimate advertisements—nevertheless, you did NOT ask for these solicitations.

Malware Spreads Through Facebook Tag Scam




Intel security has recently observed a malware spreading through Facebook. This type of malware is not new, but it keeps evolving using new spreading mechanisms.

A few days ago, we came across a Facebook post with this subject:

[Username] shared a link – with [Another username] and 19 others

The link was disguised as a pornographic video to entice viewers. We have found that a number of people are infected by this malware.

7 TIPS TO A SAFER AND MORE ORGANIZED WORKSPACE

You can’t be at your best in a mess. Neither can your computer.
Mounting clutter, protruding wires and other workspace chaos can put stress on PCs and cause unfortunate accidents. Computers perform better and are more stable in clean, organized desk environments.
Wondering if your work area is safe for your computer? Read on for how to best organize your workspace so that your PC can work at peak performance.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Windows 10 To Be 'Last Version Of Windows'

Microsoft’s developer evangelist, Jerry Nixon, has dropped what many are claiming to be a bombshell about Windows 10 – the fact it will be the last version of the OS. The Verge recently cited Nixon as making this claim at Microsoft’s Ignite conference.

However, the reality isn’t likely to please OSX fans and Windows haters. In fact, Windows is merely morphing into a new model – one that starts with Windows 10 and the fact it will be made freely available to most current users.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LinkedIn Could Soon Point Out All The Lies On Your CV

Most of us have a few little white lies, exaggerations or omissions on our CVs - but LinkedIn could be about to put a stop to that

Most of us have a few little white lies, exaggerations or omissions on our CVs - but LinkedIn could be about to put a stop to that.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Here’s How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You



Here’s How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You

Have you ever what Google Search really knows about you? Well, now you can check, as Google has added a new feature that lets you view and download your entire search history.

Yep. Everything.

The feature, which was spotted by the unofficial Google Operating System Blog — though VentureBeat points out that the function was made available in January — gives you access to everything from what you searched for to the links you clicked on from those searches. It also shows you the addresses you’ve searched for.

I was even able to see the list of images I clicked on while searching for pictures of cats eating spaghetti. Now imagine what you’ve looked for. Oh, and clearing your browser history won’t delete this data.

But there’s no reason to panic, because in addition to being able to download your search history, you can clear it.

Five Things You Must Do Before You Ditch Your Old Gadgets

Getting rid of your old electronics? Whether you’re donating, selling, or recycling your aging gear, you’ll want to take the following steps to make sure your data stays safe and your gear goes where it’s supposed to. And, no, these steps are not optional.
Five Things You Must Do Before You Ditch Your Old Gadgets

Friday, April 17, 2015

Google your lost phone's location

If you misplace your Android handset, a simple web search is now all it takes to relocate it.

The new and simple to use feature is free and should work with any Android smartphone as long as it's running the latest version of the Google app.

And, if the phone is just hiding under the sofa or somewhere else in the home, launching your PC's web browser and typing ‘Find my phone' into the Google will make the phone ring.

If the handset is lurking further afield, its location will be shown on a Google Map instead.

The only catch in all of this is that your handset and your computer's browser will both need to be connected to or logged into the same Google account.

Source: Yahoo

What is a VPN and how does it work?

It seems like they’re everywhere nowadays: smartphones, tablets, laptops and even sport watches and bands. Our mobile devices allow us to not only make and receive phone calls, but also stay in touch with the things that matter most to us: email, news, weather, social networks and even our health and fitness. All you need is a wireless connection.

What to do when you spill water in your laptop keyboard

You don’t think about it until it happens: a morning coffee, lunchtime soda or bottle of water tips over and spills onto your laptop. The risk of losing data or ruining your device can make you panic. But in rushing to save it, you may do more harm.    

Any amount of liquid, from a drop to a cup, is dangerous to a computer. Sugary drinks such as soda and juice and liquids with alcohol are especially harmful. These are conductive and leave a sticky residue that can kill a laptop long after they’ve dried.

There is no guarantee that your laptop will be unharmed after contact with liquid. By acting swiftly with proper cleanup and securing methods, you might be able to minimize the damage. Here are some tips on what to do – and not to do – for your laptop in case of an accidental spill.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

How to use Microsoft Office Efficiently...

Did you know proficiency in Microsoft Office is ranked among the top three skills required for high-wage positions? In fact, it’s the only software package to appear in a recent top-20 list of proficiencies necessary for career growth.
And this productivity suite isn’t just for professionals. From planning budgets to creating cookbooks, there are literally thousands of uses for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel (not to mention Outlook, Publisher, OneNote and Access). Even if you forgot to add an Office suite to your PC when you bought it, all Lenovo systems come with a Microsoft Office trial you can use to explore the latest features.
Whether you’re just starting your trial or have been using the productivity suite for years, you probably haven’t yet tapped into all that Office has to offer. For example, many users don’t realize you can:

5 WAYS TO BECOME PRACTICALLY UNHACKABLE...

Threats to online security are as prevalent as ever. The more digital devices are woven into the structure of our everyday lives, the more crucial it becomes to protect against the threat of breaches and hacks.
That’s the idea behind Intel® Security’s Five Habits of Practically Unhackable People. These five essential habits take just a few minutes to read and can help you go from susceptible to practically unhackable.
  1. Think before you click
  2. Use HTTPS where it matters
  3. Memorize Manage passwords
  4. Use 2FA all day, every day
  5. Know when to VPN

THE COMING OF 5G NEXT GENERATION NETWORK

Many of us remember the early days of wireless communication, and marvel at how rapidly we’ve come to today’s standard. Mobile devices, from laptops to tablets to smartphones, are now commonplace thanks to the fast data rates that modern Wi-Fi and cellular networks. New wireless devices are entering the market virtually every week, offering consumers everything from Smart Home controls and security to e-commerce devices for fast and secure on-the-go purchases. Technology has become a vital part of our lives.

Facebook has introduced ‘Do not disturb’ signs for its chat service

Facebook now lets you put up a 'Sidebar Status' to tell people what you are doing
Facebook has introduced ‘Do not disturb’ signs for its chat service - a way for users to tell friends what they’re up to while they’re away from the keyboard.

The ‘Sidebar status’ updates are reminiscent of ‘away messages’ used on Nineties and Noughties chat services such as AIM and ICQ - and have provoked a wave of nostalgia.

This amazing secret trick will give any Android phone a huge speed boost

We could spend all day counting all of the things that make Android a great platform, but for real smartphone enthusiasts, the operating system’s tweakability is surely somewhere near the top of the list. If there’s functionality you’re looking for that your Android smartphone doesn’t have out of the box, the odds are pretty good that an app or a tweak is waiting to solve your problem.
Among the thousands and thousands of great tweaks out there though, there’s one in particular that is likely the easiest, simplest and most impactful, giving your Android phone a huge speed boost in a matter of seconds with no third-party software required.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Samsung Phone Costs Just £3 (646.39 NGN)

Samsung E1270
Plenty of networks offer phones for ‘free’ - but you end up paying out a fortune in monthly fees for the next two years. But with the Samsung E1270, it is quite genuinely £3.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HOW TO: SEE ALL THOSE WHO "LIKE" YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE

According to Facebook help team, you (the page admin) cannot see a list of all those who like your page because everyone has control over what they like...

But then, there is a way around it:

Thanks to Stefan Por Stefansson a Facebook user.

The funny thing though is, if it is possible to do this, why did Facebook say its not? And obviously its not something wrong or illegal, because if it were Facebook would have found a way to remove this post from the public.

But, anyways.. i hope this post was helpful.




Friday, March 6, 2015

WHY FACEBOOK HATERS ARE NOT BUSINESS ORIENTED

Here is the full list of the top 10 richest people under 40:
  1. Mark Zuckerberg (age 30) - $35.1 billion
  2. Dustin Moskovitz (age 30) - $7.7 billion
  3. Jan Koum (age 38) - $7.7 billion
  4. Scott Duncan (age 32) - $5.5 billion
  5. Sean Parker (age 35) - $5.2 billion
  6. Yang Huiyan (age 34) - $5.1 billion (inherited)
  7. Alejandro Santo Domingo (age 38) - $4.9 billion (inherited)
  8. Elizabeth Holmes (age 31) - $4.5 billion
  9. Eduardo Saverin (age 32) - $4.4 billion
  10. Arun Pudur (age 38) - $4 billion

Guess what, Mark, Dustin, Sean, Eduardo, Jan Koum all made their fortune from Facebook.

BlackBerry Will Release FOUR New Phones In 2015

BlackBerry confirms FOUR new BB10 handsets for 2015

Fresh off the back of a mysterious MWC pseudo-launch for an as-yet-unnamed slider handset, BlackBerry has confirmed it will be releasing three more phones in 2015. The company launched the BlackBerry Leap, a $200 all-touch, mid-range handset, during the expo but this is just the tip of the iceberg for 2015.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals the One Question He Asks Before Hiring a New Facebook Employee


When Mark Zuckerberg is involved in bringing a new employee into Facebook, the CEO said the answer to one simple question helps him determine whether the person would be a good fit:
Would I be happy working for this person?
"I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person," Zuckerberg told a group in Barcelona who participated in the Facebook co-founder's monthly town hall meeting. "It's a pretty good test."
One of those people who passed the test was clearly Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
When asked by a woman in the audience what it is like to work with Sandberg, Zuckerberg said he considered her a mentor and someone who has been instrumental in building Facebook into a business and "healthy organization."
Zuckerberg was in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress where he spoke about the strides his Internet.org initiative has made in the developing world since he first announced its launch on year ago.
More than 7 million people in developing countries have benefited so far from having Internet access from their phones, according to Zuckerberg. With 50 million people living in the countries that are covered by the app, that number is likely to increase.

WINDOWS SHORTCUT YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW

Windows Logo Key () Shortcuts

Task:  Use These Keys

Cycle through apps on the taskbar:    + T
Display (or hide) Start screen:  
Display (or hide) desktop window:  + D
Expand or contract desktop window:   + Shift + (Up or Down) Arrow Key
Find other PCs on your network:   + Ctrl + F
Lock screen:  + L

HOW TO EDIT YOUR VIDEO LIKE A PRO

Ever wonder how much money it’d take to create professional-looking videos? You could invest in expensive equipment or hire a professional. Or you could use the camera you carry around in your pocket every day. With proper technique, it’s possible to get some surprisingly good videos on a camera phone. The key is to pay close attention to lighting and sound. And, of course, get comfortable with basic editing techniques.
“Don’t throw a bunch of money at shooting videos,” says Lenovo Videographer Chris Uy. (You may remember this tip from our beginner's guide.) “If you have a decent camera, there’s really no need to spend a lot more to make them look good.”
Instead, Uy says, you can use low-to-no-cost software to edit the videos you’ve captured on your favorite mobile device. Tap into these super simple secrets from the pros to produce your own killer creations.

Monday, March 2, 2015

MEET Farida Bedwei: The Tech Genius with Cerebral Palsy


Farida Bedwei, is a pretty Nigerian woman born with cerebral palsy about 38 years ago has conquered the challenging condition to become one of the most respected technologists on the African continent. Farida Bedwei, born 1979, in Lagos Nigeria, to parents of Ghanaian descent, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of ten days old due to Rhesus incompatibility. Cerebral palsy is an incurable neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination but does not interfere with the ability to learn.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

They’re finally here: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

After months of rumors and leaks, the moment smartphone enthusiasts around the world have been waiting for is finally here: Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphones for the first half of 2015, theGalaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Forget everything you thought you knew about Samsung smartphones, because these new Galaxy S6 phones are different in every way imaginable — well, almost every way imaginable.

Surprise! Tesla Model S has a 007 Submarine Mode

The Tesla Model S nets significant attention for its electric driving range, impressive roadholding, and of course its Insane Mode for unbridled acceleration. But now the Model S is grabbing headlines for a wildly different reason – its secret “Submarine Mode.”
With the right combination of buttons and a 007 password, drivers can transform the Model S image on the car’s infotainment system to none other than James Bond’s Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me. YouTube user Josh Heffner filmed how to access the clandestine Easter egg. Take a look.

Friday, February 27, 2015

PDO TUTORIAL SERIES 6

Past tutorials:

5. Tutorial 4
6. Tutorial 5

For today, Create a form in your public index file.

Form
There are certain things to note in the form i have created.

1. Use htmlentities to convert all applicable characters to HTML entities. Meaning if a malicious user tries to insert some codes, other than html, into your document, the codes are converted to html and become harmless to your form.

Monday, February 23, 2015

MEET THE YOUNG COLLEGE DROPOUTS THAT BUILT A $14 MILLION COMPANY IN 13 MONTHS


Wigo Left to right: Tyler Swartz, Giuliano Giacaglia (CTO/cofounder), Ben Kaplan (CEO/cofounder), Claire Uhar Since September, an app called Wigo, the brainchild of 23-year-old college dropout Ben Kaplan, has become the hottest thing on college campuses.
Wigo helps college kids find out where their friends are going to meet up and party (or meet up and study, or meet up and do anything).

Facebook Is Developing Virtual-Reality Versions of Its Apps

You may soon be able to experience your Aunt Gertrude’s depressing Facebook presence through the lens of an Oculus Rift.

On Tuesday afternoon, Facebook’s head of product Chris Cox confirmed that the company is currently working on apps that would be compatible with virtual-reality headsets, according to a report from Re/code.
Though Cox didn’t offer many details of these apps’ capabilities, he hinted at the experiences they could potentially communicate.

“You realize, when you’re in it, that you’re looking at the future, and it’s going to be awesome,” he said, speaking at Re/code’s Code/Media conference. “When you’re in Facebook, you’re just sending around these bits of experience — a photo, a video, a thought.” With VR, he said, you could be “sending a fuller picture.”

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Windows 10 will let you say goodbye to passwords forever

Microsoft is adding support for the Fast Identity Online (Fido) standard to Windows 10 to enable password-free sign-on for a number of applications.
PC users' reliance on weak passwords that are easily cracked (and yet somehow still easy to forget, leaving the IT department with the tedious and time-consuming chore of managing them) coupled with regular password leaks by consumer apps mean moving to fingerprint or other biometric authentication methods could make signing in easier for users and make systems more secure as well.

Microsoft Is The New Google, Google Is The Old Microsoft


A year is a long time in technology, but the past 12 months has seen one of the most surprising and exciting shake-ups in recent history: Microsoft and Google have swapped places.

In my opinion this is the current situation. In 2015 the Satya Nadella led Microsoft has become a progressive, open, web services company. By contrast Google grasps at ageing revenue pillars and neglects the present to concentrate on scattergun projects which overpromise and underdeliver.

Sony's Smartphone Surrender As It Abandons Android And Xperia


Expanding on recent hints about its medium- and long-range corporate plans, Sony has reiterated that it will focus on areas of the business that are generating profits and have growth potential, and reduce risk and volatility. If you’re a fan of Sony’s Xperia range of Android phones, it might be an idea to stock up on spares now, because every signal now points to Sony’s exit from the smartphone market during the coming year.

Reuters reports the simple statement of CEO Kazuo Hirai: “[Sony] would no longer pursue sales growth in areas such as smartphones…’

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

MEET Jeffrey P. Bezos FOUNDER OF AMAZON.COM | HOW IT ALL STARTED


Introduction

This startup story features Jeffrey P. Bezos, the innovative founder of Amazon. The company, which now generates over $61 Billion in Revenue and holds the title as the world’s largest  online retailer, was started out of Bezos’s garage at 30 years old.

How to keep your webcam safe from hackers


Monday, February 16, 2015

Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone? Read These 12 Sentences to Find Out

It’s hard to imagine life without smartphones. For many Americans, it’sthe first thing they see after waking and the last thing they check before falling asleep.
Sixty-eight percent of adult Americans sleep with their cellphones next to their beds. A majority text or talk while driving. A Harris Interactive poll shows that a third check their phones during movies. Twenty percent do this during church. Nearly 10 percent have admitted to checking their phones during intimate moments. Some take selfies with the dearly departed at funerals. And a new trend of taking a selfie while on the toilet, aka the “poopie,” has emerged.
So is there such a thing as cellphone addiction?

Vivaldi - New Web Browser in Tech Preview Looks a Lot Like Opera



In 1994, two programmers started working on a web browser. Our idea was to make a really fast browser, capable of running on limited hardware, keeping in mind that users are individuals with their own requirements and wishes. Opera was born. Our little piece of software gained traction, our group grew and a community was created. We stayed close to our users and to our roots. We kept improving our software, based on our users feedback, as well as our own ideas on how to make a great browser. We innovated and we strove for excellence.

Fast forward to 2015, the browser we once loved has changed its direction. Sadly, it is no longer serving its community of users and contributors who helped build the browser in the first place.

Worth $33 billion, Mark Zuckerberg still works 45 hours a week

Reuters Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has often been regarded as one of the best places to work in the tech industry.
The company's interns make $25,000 more than the average citizen. And famously, employees on Glassdoor voted Facebook as one of the best companies in the world to to work for.
But how much does Facebook's top boss work?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

PDO TUTORIAL SERIES 5

As usual, you might want to read the past tutorials:


For today, 

We're going to improve on log function, before i show you what i did... let me tell you why.

In case of a large and robust application it might be hard to trace error logs and success logs. When actions are taken, either successful or not, it should be logged... our present log function is only useful for logging error messages. And so its necessary to modify the function so it will do more than just log errors.

Now, here's what we have.

Security researcher publishes 10 million passwords, usernames online

In the name of clarity and research, a security expert has compiled and published 10 million usable usernames and passwords online.

This week, Mark Burnett, a security consultant and researcher who specializes in the security of Microsoft Windows-based servers and networks, released 10 million passwords and linked usernames in a data set compiled from existing information. The information, sourced from the Internet, was compiled with the intention of furthering research in passwords and user behavior.