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Malicious JPEGs Are Out To Get Your iPhone

Posted October 25, 2016 By Mom

On Monday Apple released a critical security patch for iOS 10.1, and if you don’t have it yet you need to get it ASAP because malicious JPEGs are out to get your iPhone.     According to Apple’s own announcement about the CoreGraphics update included in the 10.1 patch: Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted JPEG […]

FAA Bans Samsung Note 7 From All Flights

Posted October 18, 2016 By Mom

Samsung has already agreed to not only recall all existing Note 7 smartphones, when the replacements proved just as prone to explode they went a step further and cancelled the new product line altogether. Now the FAA has issued an historic ban on the devices.     From the site: The U.S. Department of […]

Amazon’s Alexa: What’s That All About?

Posted October 4, 2016 By Mom

The smart home wars are heating up, causing many consumers to ask: “Amazon’s Alexa: what’s that all about?” If you want to know more about the capabilities of Amazon’s digital assistant and the devices that use it, you’ve come to the right place.     Today I’m sharing some of the most popular and relevant […]

Galaxy Note 7 Recall: What Are Your Options?

Posted September 19, 2016 By Mom

Last week Samsung finally made the decision to issue a Galaxy Note 7 recall because the batteries in a significant number of those phones have exploded, causing injuries and fires. If you own one and are still using it, STOP USING IT AND POWER IT OFF IMMEDIATELY.     Samsung’s Sub-Awesome Options For Affected Consumers […]

Gmail Introduces New Security Measures

Posted August 16, 2016 By Mom

Last week Google announced it’s now in the process of rolling out a Gmail update that adds two new security features. If you use Gmail, you will be seeing these changes in your own email inbox in the coming weeks.     User Authentication Following the update, Gmail will attempt to authenticate the identity of […]