Category Archives: Tech News

Written by: admin, on 2016-03-08

Ransomware is a type of malware that infects your computer, encrypts your data and refuses to give you the key unless you pay its makers a sum of money. According to the Palo Alto Networks security company, the first fully functional ransomware that operates on Apple’s OS X has been discovered and named “KeRanger”. There goes the myth that […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2016-03-03

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is finally rolling out the document sharing feature to iOS and Android apps (the feature is unfortunately limited to only PDF files at this time). A number of WhatsApp users have already seen the feature pop up alongside the other sharing options. The feature will work the same on both iOS and […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2016-02-26

Why was AMP created? Access to information is at the heart of Google’s mission. When it comes to speed, the mobile web isn’t living up to the expectations people have for getting the information they need. Data shows that visitors abandon websites after just three seconds if the content doesn’t load quickly – which is […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2016-01-07

Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2015-10-15

According to an Adobe Security Bulletin, a critical vulnerability (CVE-2015-7645) has been identified in Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.207 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. This zero-day exploit can cause a crash and potentially allow attackers to take control of the affected systems. So far, the attacks are known to target only government agencies as […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2015-10-15

JPEG images may soon have copy protection! The Joint Photographic Experts Group recently launched a Privacy & Security initiative that potentially brings digital rights management (DRM) to regular JPEG images, not just the specialized JPEG 2000 format. JPEG Privacy & Security – a new activity launched by the JPEG committee – aims at developing a […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2015-06-28

Facebook News Feed ranking now takes video actions into account.  Yes, you read that right. The News Feed is supposed to show you the information and stories that matter most to you. As part of Facebook’s ongoing effort to improve News Feed, people were asked to rate their experience and tell Facebook how the content […]

Written by: Dan C, on 2015-05-20

WordPress parent company, Automattic, buys WooCommerce, a shopping tool that powers more than 600,000 sites. The WooCommerce service grew out of parent company WooThemes, which was founded in 2008. The basic version of the software is free, just like WordPress, but WooCommerce will charges extra for features such as appointment booking, subscription pricing and a […]

Written by: admin, on 2015-02-10

iOS9, code named Stowe, is Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system which will be introduced at WWDC 2015, considering Apple’s pattern of releasing a new iOS every year. According to 9to5Mac.com, Apple’s new iOS9 will maintain focus on performance over new features, stabilizing and optimizing the operating system. iOS9 is going to include a collection of under-the-hood improvements. Apple engineers […]

Written by: admin, on 2014-07-09

July’s Google’s Android distribution numbers are bringing some pretty cool news for Android fans. Android 4.4 KitKat now runs on 17.9% of Android devices, rising 4% from last month. Jelly Bean is still the most used version of Android. There are three versions of Android 4.4 KitKat, which isn’t shown in the distribution numbers. There’s […]