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A Shattered Collection of My Best Memories: An Immediate Solution Thanks to Stellar Photo Recovery

Who doesn’t love creating new memories and saving them as photos on a smartphone, PC, or any other digital media? While many of us share some on social media, we keep the most precious and private ones to ourselves. Sadly, my hard drive of photos became corrupted, which held images…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

You Look At Your Mobile 100 Times per Day
Consumers pick up their phones a whopping 100 times a day, according to new research released this week. US software company Mobile Posse, which provides mobile home and lock screen messaging, has teamed up with Phoenix Marketing International to create a report and infographic detailing mobile consumer usage behaviours.... Read more
Cyber Terrorists Hold SurveyGizmo to Ransom
Online survey software tool, SurveyGizmo, is nearly back to normality after days of issues and outage following a serious cyber attack. The US online survey software tool, which has more than 300,000 customers across the globe, was the victim of a malicious Denial of Service (DOS) attack which started... Read more
Dropbox Expands With New Mail Venture
US-founded file sharing company Dropbox has strengthened its portfolio by acquiring yet another business. After buying photo cloud storing service Snapjoy in December, Dropbox has now sunk its teeth into another new arm for the business, by purchasing budding email management app, Mailbox.   Developed by Orchestra Inc, Mailbox was... Read more
Botched Launch Sees SimCity Gamers Locked Out
The latest instalment of popular city-building computer game SimCity has not been the smoothest – following server crashes and angry, locked out players. Following its launch in North America on March 5, servers for the video game, which has a new added ‘online’ element, filled up in a matter... Read more
Evernote Users Lash Out Following ‘Disturbing’ Hack
American note-taking software company Evernote has announced ‘disturbing’ news that it has been hacked. The company has become the latest high-profile victim of a cyber attack and as a ‘precaution’, has implemented a password reset for all users. After ‘suspicious activity’, in which the hacker(s) were able to gain... Read more
The Flip Side of Getting Hacked
Hacking seems to be the buzzword of 2013 so far as another week goes by in which more high-profile companies fall victim to cyber-attacks. Despite the major breach of two mainstream US brands’ Twitter accounts, both Burger King and Jeep responded on Twitter with upbeat comments – perhaps the... Read more
Facebook Hit in ‘Sophisticated’ Attack
Facebook has revealed it was targeted by hackers last month, but says user data was not compromised. The social media network says its security systems were targeted in a ‘sophisticated’ attack when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website.   The compromised website hosted an exploit which... Read more
Twitter Upgrades & Old Tweets are Back
Micro-blogging social networking site Twitter has streamlined and revamped certain features and will soon allow old tweets to appear in current searches. The online social hub announced that it has updated its Android, iOS and mobile apps, to make it easier for users to find relevant content when on... Read more
AVG Report Finds ‘Disturbing’ Trend of Child Hackers
Children as young as 11 are writing malware designed to steal login details from online gamers, according to internet security software giant AVG Technologies. The Czech-founded company, which provides internet and mobile security to more than 140 million customers, has released a Threat Report, detailing its investigations into a... Read more
Twitter Attacked By Hackers
Social media giant Twitter is the latest victim of an internet security attack. The San Francisco-based company now joins the likes of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, which have also reported breaches of their systems within the last two weeks. ‘Unusual access patterns’ were detected by... Read more
EU Citizens Warned Over US Cloud Spying
American law enforcement authorities can spy on data stored by EU citizens who choose to use US cloud services – and it is legal for them to do so. Former chief privacy advisor to Microsoft Europe, Caspar Bowden, has highlighted the privacy issue in a Fighting Cyber Crime and... Read more
Google Maps Reveals North Korean Prison Camps
Despite North Korea being one of the world’s most shrouded countries, Google Maps has helped users get that little bit closer to it, by publishing better detailed maps of the area. Thanks to a ‘community of citizen cartographers’ which came together in Google Map Maker, the new and more... Read more
Big Changes For BlackBerry
As well as launching a fully re-designed operating platform and two new smartphones, BlackBerry has announced an American superstar as its creative director and has officially changed its company name. Events were held across six cities yesterday to celebrate the new BlackBerry 10 platform and the first two BlackBerry... Read more
Samsung Reveals New Durable Device
Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Xcover 2 – its latest durable mobile device with smartphone capabilities. Hot on the heels of Sony’s new flagship water-resistant ‘super-phone’, the Xperia Z, Samsung’s latest model is also designed to endure the most rugged outdoor conditions and protect against the elements. Like the... Read more
WhatsApp Violates International Law
Two international government agencies which investigated a popular smartphone app for violating privacy laws, say the matter is still only partly resolved. Cross-platform instant messaging application WhatsApp, recently came under fire by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Both parties formed... Read more
Strong Earnings For Microsoft’s Windows Division
Microsoft’s Windows division helped the software giant reach record revenue in its 2013 second-quarter, but year-on-year profit have fallen. The US multinational corporation earned a net profit of $6.4 billion, or 76 cents per share, during its fiscal second quarter – down from $6.6 billion, or 78 cents per... Read more
Samsung Profits Surge, But Dip Expected
Strong sales of smartphones have helped Korean tech giant Samsung boost its fourth-quarter profits. The electronics specialist sold an estimated 63 million smartphones in the three-month period ending December 2012, helping company profits rocket by 76 per cent, compared to a year earlier.   Net profit for the final... Read more
US Bans Smartphone Unlocking
A ban making it illegal for Americans to unlock their smartphone, so it runs on more than one mobile network, has gone into effect. Smartphone users in the US now officially have to get permission to unlock their smartphone, following a ruling handed down by the Librarian of Congress... Read more