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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…

Don’t fall for this Royal baby scam
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex introduced the latest Royal baby on Wednesday May 8. However, before official photographs were shared, cybercriminals were reportedly already preying upon the worldwide intrigue. It is understood that there were fears concerning a Royal baby scam. Yes, fraudsters were apparently using the birth... Read more
The Game of Thrones #AryaChallenge brings out the best of social media
Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers are coming… We’re curious here at FileHippo HQ, have any of our readers done the #AryaChallenge yet? We didn’t like to ask last week as we appreciated it would have given away not just a little spoiler, but THE spoiler. Yes, it was Arya... Read more
Vine descendant Byte begins beta testing
FileHippo told you last November that a long-awaited follow-up to Vine was being launched. Now there’s been another exciting development… Byte is set to carry on where Vine, the former short video app sensation, left off. Its creator, Dom Hofmann, confirmed the news last year. It was no secret... Read more
Key steps for a healthier Twitter revealed
Leading figures at one of the world’s biggest social media platforms have revealed plans to make it safer. A healthier Twitter has been promised, with key steps outlined. This comes following a blog post written by Twitter vice president Donald Hicks and senior director David Gasca. The pair, co-writing... Read more
Android and iOS smartphone users warned about ‘Exodus’ malware
Technological advancements are being made every day. Unfortunately, with every step forward there seems to be greater dangers out there in the tech world. The latest comes in the form of ‘Exodus’ malware, targeting Android and iOS users. It has been reported that this type of cyberattack can steal... Read more
The Important Social Media Changes The Epilepsy Society Want to See
The UK Government has been urged to protect people with photosensitive epilepsy, by better regulating fast-paced social media content. Warnings have been issued by The Epilepsy Society, a charity looking to raise awareness of “online harms”. It’s understood that a growing number of people with epilepsy have experienced seizures... Read more
Amazon Reviews – are they always what they seem?
Whether you’re tech savvy or not, product reviews are a huge factor in potential online purchases. This is especially the case when it comes to Amazon reviews, or any other kind of online shopping platform. Often, we can’t see, feel or try-out the product so we put our faith... Read more
Internet Regulation: Mark Zuckerberg’s Four Ideas
The founder of Facebook has published four ideas that he believes could help better regulate the internet. Mark Zuckerberg’s four ideas revolve around harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. He published his thoughts in a Facebook Newsroom blog titled ‘Four Ideas to Regulate the Internet’, published on... Read more
Pirated Game of Thrones Downloads Most Likely to Home Malware
A Kaspersky Lab study has found that hackers are sneakily adding malware to illegal downloads of popular TV shows. Game of Thrones downloads, and indeed those of other top series’, are the most susceptible to this kind of thing. This is according to the new study, published on Monday... Read more
Facebook Ban White Nationalism and Separatism
Leading social media platforms have announced steps to block ‘praise, support and representation’ of white nationalism and separatism. A Facebook ban will be handed to anyone flouting new rules. It will also apply on Instagram, owned by Facebook, and comes into force this week. This development follows Facebook’s revised... Read more
Apple Keynote Event Welcomes New Services
Apple has unveiled four huge new products, and the world of tech has reacted with excitement and intrigue… As expected, the Apple keynote event in California was star-studded and saw some big announcements. Not only will Apple launch a new TV streaming platform, it will also create ‘a new... Read more
Facebook User Passwords Exposed Internally – What You Need to Know
After millions of passwords were left exposed internally, the world’s largest social media giant has spoken out. Facebook user passwords were stored in a readable format within an internal data storage system earlier this year. The BBC reported how the passwords were “accessible by up to 20,000 employees”, citing... Read more
Here’s what we know about Stadia – Google’s new game streaming platform
The online gaming world has been reacting to the much-anticipated reveal of Google’s new streaming service. There was rumour and intrigue, but on Tuesday March 19 Google finally unveiled Stadia – ‘a new way to play’. Essentially, Stadia will allow gamers to play across multiple devices. It’s hoped that... Read more
Myspace data loss: The reaction to former social media giant losing 12 years of content
One of the first online social networks has this month apologised to users, following a huge loss of data. Myspace, founded in 2003, may have seen its popularity wane in recent times. However, seemingly much to the surprise of many, it’s still going and has recently been big news!... Read more
World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee urges us to build a better web
This month marks 30 years since the creation of the web, prompting the man behind it to share his thoughts. The World Wide Web’s founder and inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has written an open letter to mark the occasion. Translated into four languages, ’30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?’... Read more
Updates causing issues for Windows 10 users now automatically uninstalled
Admit it, you’ve once thought twice before installing an update for fear of an almighty crash, right? Well, if you have, you’ll be delighted to know that Windows 10 now automatically uninstalls any updates which may cause problems! Microsoft revealed on Monday March 11, a day before this month’s... Read more
Latest ‘Tim Apple’ twist as Donald Trump takes to Twitter to explain
It’s the ‘mistake’ everybody has been talking about so far this month. Plus, it seems, the story that keeps on giving… So, during an advisory meeting at the White House, US President Donald Trump appeared to call Apple CEO, Tim Cook, “Tim Apple”. Mr Cook, whose name appeared on... Read more
Why you need to update Google Chrome
Users of one of the world’s most popular browsers are being urged to act, following a recent security alert. An announcement has been made warning people to update Google Chrome on their desktops right away. It comes after Google realised a ‘major security flaw is being exploited by hackers’,... Read more