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How To Get Rid of iCloud Calendar Spam

I don’t use any Apple stuff but I know lots of my readers do, so here’s something for them.     Beginning around last November, many iCloud users started getting fake Calendar invites to “events” that are really just ads with embedded links, like an invite to “Versace Bags Sale – 50% Off!”. Unfortunately, turning […]

Alexa, Witness To A Murder? Yes. But No, Alexa’s STILL Not Spying On You.

The internet’s all aflutter with the news: Alexa, the digital assistant inside Amazon’s Echo, Dot and Tap, witness to a murder? Yes, it’s true. But pay no attention to those hysterical, pearl-clutching headlines and conspiracy theorist comment threads: if anything, the reports on this should only reassure you Alexa is not spying on you.   […]

Facebookery: Turn Off or Filter Facebook Memories

You know how Facebook loves to pop up those Facebook Memories, nudging you to re-share them? Even the memories you’d prefer to leave in the past and never think about again? Here’s how to turn off or filter Facebook Memories so you’ll never see Memories involving dates or people you’d just as soon forget—or never […]

Malicious JPEGs Are Out To Get Your iPhone

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

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 DOT.gov site: The U.S. Department of […]