The other day my daughter was frustrated by her math homework. She was plotting x and y coordinates onto a grid, but a few of her answers just didn't line up. I suggested that we check her work, and in the back of my mind I recalled that there might be a quick way to do that right on my Mac.
On Tuesday, researchers from Skycure disclosed at the RSA conference that a previously known iOS flaw related to automatic Wi-Fi network connection and a newly discovered SSL certificate handling error could cause an iPhone or iPad to crash and endlessly reboot as long as it remains within range of the network. (Skycure sells monitoring and mitigation systems.)
Philippe Kahn is a big man with a big personality and big feelings about Swiss watches. He's got a massive Alpina model on his wrist, and he's bragging about how the watch is water-resistant down to 100 meters, and can last more than two years on its built-in battery.
Anything that speeds up email communication in Microsoft Outlook has to be a bonus. Typing and retyping the same paragraphs, the same information, explanations, directions, instructions, and so on is half the problem--one that can be easily solved with these five, easy, time-saving tips.
It's time to learn your way around the new Google Maps app. The old, somewhat clunky Google Maps interface has been replaced with a flatter, more modern look. Your favorite features are probably still there, but some now hide inside swipeable drawers or behind all-new menu buttons.
Big Hollywood movies play in theaters for about three months before they legally appear online--much to the annoyance of people who want to see the latest blockbuster immediately from the comfort of their homes. But small, independent distributors are experimenting with alternative policies that bring films into the home much sooner.
So there I was, poking around some of the more arcane settings on my Moto G, when I stumbled across something that took me aback: an archive of every voice command I'd ever spoken to my phone.
Passwords are stupid.
With the Surface 3, Microsoft finally puts forth a budget alternative to the Surface Pro 3 that's worth considering--if only because it runs full Windows 8.1 rather than the limited Windows RT of prior Surface models. The $499 starting price doesn't hurt either (the Surface Pro 3 starts at $799). But there's more to the Surface 3 than that, and we dove straight in as soon as we received our unit.
Quickly patching vulnerable software is key to keeping computer systems secure. Yet, consumers are increasingly leaving their systems open to attack by failing to patch two ubiquitous third-party programs: Oracle's Java and Adobe's Flash.