We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts. One of the most important skills any computer user should have is the ability to use a virtual private network (VPN) to protect their privacy. A VPN is ty...
Anyone can quickly check their internet speeds by running a free test like this one at www.speedtest.net. Syracuse, N.Y. -- New York's attorney general says Spectrum-Time Warner Cable has been ripping off its customers by delivering far slower internet speeds than they are paying for. If you suspect...
It’s fair to say that social media has taken over the internet in the last decade. For most people, the bulk of their internet usage involves Facebook. With the ability to simply plug in and view the timelines of all of your friends’ lives, it’s not hard to see why it is so addictive. Whether ...
While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically speaking, that Apple’s iOS-powered devices can contract certain bugs as well. Although iOS is one of the most secure and heavily-encrypted mobile op...
We use social media to stay in touch without the burden of having to send huge number of individual messages. The average Brit spends one hour and 41 minutes a day browsing social media, which is about a third of all the time that we spend online. If it is an addiction, it’s an efficient one –...
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HIGHLIGHTS Google’s Search by Image feature lets you find similar images You can upload a picture or paste a URL to search It also helps you check if an image has been copied by other sites Everyone knows how to use Google Image Search that lets you quickly find images on the Internet. But not eve...
The role of a leader is paramount to a team. Imagine an orchestra that has all the best musicians in the world except a conductor. Though every member can play perfectly on their own, if they come together, they will only produce incompatible melody; an orchestra can only create harmonious music whe...
You’re researching and learning and finding information, but you feel as if you’re digging yourself into a hole. There are conflicting opinions and conclusionless debates, and you don’t know what advice to take or what to believe. The worst part is that you genuinely want to do the right thing...
A $26 investment that can give your earbuds a serious sound boost Want to hack your own noise-blocking headphones? The WSJ’s Michael Hsu shows you how....
Impostor scams resulted in more than 400,000 complaints to the FTC last year. Find out what they are and how to protect yourself from them. Falling victim to a scam can be embarrassing, frightening, and financially devastating. Unfortunately, sophisticated scam artists know whom to target and how to...
While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically speaking, that Apple’s iOS-powered devices can contract certain bugs as well. Although iOS is one of the most secure and heavily-encrypted mobile op...
Among the various core ingredients of talent and career success, few personal qualities have received more attention in the past decade than emotional intelligence (EQ), the ability to identify and manage your own and others’ emotions. Importantly, unlike most of the competencies that make it into...
Early one Sunday morning, my editor, Yahoo Finance’s Erin Fuchs, checked her personal email and was surprised to find a message from PayPal (PYPL). The missive said she had recently changed her password, and asked her to call a phone number if that wasn’t the case. It wasn’t, so Fuchs called....
If your Android phone or tablet is playing up there is a slim chance it could have a virus. Our helpful guide demonstrates how to remove a virus from Android, plus how to avoid Android malware in the first place. Step 1 of 8: Android viruses are rare, but they exist. Almost exclusively installed via...
In the digital marketing world, more and more brands are now geared towards building a community. A community is a group of people engaging, sharing, and working toward a common goal. They are bound by similar interests, or thoughts. Brands like Disney and Red Bull have embraced this marketing i...
I’ll admit it: I hate working with restrictions when writing and publishing blog posts. I want to write whatever I think will be most useful or interesting to the reader. And if I come across gorgeous images that will make the post absolutely light up? I want to include those without having to thi...
There are lots of reasons you might want to take a picture of your screen—a screenshot. Maybe you’re getting an error message that you want to send to tech-support. Maybe you want to capture something you’ve found online, like an article that mentions you. Maybe you’re writing a book about t...
The insta-obsession over “Pokémon Go” hasn’t just forced gamers to leave their homes and explore the outside world, it’s also yielded a teachable moment about privacy. After Niantic’s smartphone game took off, Adam Reeve, principal architect at the Baltimore security-analytics firm Red Ow...
In light of the latest news that President Trump has overturned the FCC Internet privacy rules, discussions for and against virtual private networks (VPNs) have resurfaced. One of the biggest complaints with the repeal is that internet service providers are now legally allowed to sell your brows...
Short Bytes: Do you know about all the things you can do using Facebook’s search engine? It’s way powerful that you think. Using a combination of different search phrases, you can search all the posts, news, places, and photos. You can even use it to shop, play games, or listen music. But, it...
Psst! Need the Android version of this tip? Click here to find out how to detect Android viruses. Apple gadgets are known for having great security. That's because Apple devices using iOS are built in a way that denies files access to any system directories. This makes it impossible for Apple user...
The Concept of Privacy in the Digital Age The people, who drew the intricate and exquisite images of animals in caves such as those in Lascaux in France, did so in deep and dark surroundings. Their art was meant for the selected few and they often "signed" their paintings by blowing pigment over th...
new service, (currently in beta in the U.K.) offers to take articles from the web and print them out in a neat, personalized newspaper. The service, called PaperLater, purports to allow people to “enjoy reading all the great writing the web has to offer in a calmer, less distracting format.” ...
A company called mSpy now can convey to you phones preloaded with spying software that could tempt you to monitor texts, calls and, well, pretty much everything. Now that's caring. Trust is like love. You want to believe in it, but then your rational side kicks in and dents your faith. Here at the M...
You don't need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You've already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect you're spying when you're probably just texting a friend? Here are the apps and peripherals you need to take your phone on a covert mission without Q in...
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