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Whether you want to manage your finances, better organize your life, or plan all the good things you're going to do from now on – the new year offers a host of opportunities. But what are the best helpers for your Android smartphone? Here are our favorites -> 😍

Whether you want to manage your finances, better organize your life, or plan all the good things you're going to do from now on – the new year offers a host of opportunities. But what are the best helpers for your Android smartphone? Here are our favorites -> 😍

The Phantom VPN #Chrome extension is here, giving you easier access to the security and privacy of a real #VPN without having to go outside of your favorite #browser.

The Phantom VPN Chrome extension is here, giving you easier access to the security and privacy of a real VPN without having to leave your favorite browser.

Your friends and perhaps even your own kids are using it, and you keep hearing them go on about how useful it is. So what is a #VPN, and what can it do for you?

Your friends and perhaps even your own kids are using it, and you keep hearing them go on about how useful it is.

#Vulnerabilities – big and small – are an inescapable element of #software. In an ideal world, one program can’t see data from another #program or what the operating system is up to. But the #Intel chip design flaw #Meltdown enables hackers to do just that. Read on ->

– big and small – are an inescapable element of In an ideal world, one program can’t see data from another or what the operating system is up to. But the chip design flaw enables hackers to do just that. Read on ->

#ArtificialIntelligence-powered computers can already beat the best mankind has to offer when it comes to #chess and Go. But how did it get that way? And what can’t the best of #AI do?

computers can already beat the best mankind has to offer when it comes to and Go.

While weaponized #ArtificialIntelligence 🤖 is a future threat, the everyday helpful application of #AI is already here. We show you some fast developing uses you might not have thought of.

While weaponized 🤖 is a future threat, the everyday helpful application of is already here. We show you some fast developing uses you might not have thought of.

By now, making #purchases on #ecommerce sites has become a habit for Americans, but without the proper precautions, there are still many risks. 😫

By now, making on sites has become a habit for Americans, but without the proper precautions, there are still many risks.

If you want your website or product to be an effective and global means of #communication, #translating, and #localizing, i.e. adapting the content to the target market and culture, is an essential part of the #process. And there is a new #TranslationTool in town!

If you want your website or product to be an effective and global means of and i. adapting the content to the target market and culture, is an essential part of the And there is a new in town!

If you once used to go crazy trying to take a decent photo with your cell phone, today that is no longer an issue. 2017 rocked the #smartphone market, introducing increased photo-taking capabilities as never seen before. Here are the models to keep in mind.

If you once used to go crazy trying to take a decent photo with your cell phone, today that is no longer an issue. 2017 rocked the #smartphone market, introducing increased photo-taking capabilities as never seen before. Here are the models to keep in mind.

As #Christmas approaches, we begin thinking about what we’re getting for our loved ones this year. Will it be a useful (but boring) kitchen appliance? Tickets to a concert? Or will we step it up a bit and find a gift that really speaks to them as a person AND hits their love of #tech? If you know someone who skews toward the world of technology, we offer you our top 12 #techgift ideas to help you be the hero of this #holidayseason.

As #Christmas approaches, we begin thinking about what we’re getting for our loved ones this year. Will it be a useful (but boring) kitchen appliance? Tickets to a concert? Or will we step it up a bit and find a gift that really speaks to them as a person AND hits their love of #tech? If you know someone who skews toward the world of technology, we offer you our top 12 #techgift ideas to help you be the hero of this #holidayseason.

If you are an Apple fan with the newest variant of #HighSierra OS on your Mac, you've got work to do. Change your root account password now!

If you are an Apple fan with the newest variant of OS on your Mac, you've got work to do. Change your root account password now!

Again, Avira Antivirus Pro was awarded the “AV Top Product” seal from AV-Test and achieved the top overall score possible in the protection and the usability categories.

Again, Avira Antivirus Pro was awarded the “AV Top Product” seal from AV-Test and achieved the top overall score possible in the protection and the usability categories.

Investigations of the Bundesnetzagentur in Germany found that parents were using smartwatches to eavesdrop on teachers in lessons. Now German regulators have banned a category of smartwatches for children because of their illegal surveillance capabilities.

Investigations of the Bundesnetzagentur in Germany found that parents were using smartwatches to eavesdrop on teachers in lessons. Now German regulators have banned a category of smartwatches for children because of their illegal surveillance capabilities.

We do surfing, mobile banking, shopping, chatting – even watching advertisements. In fact, nearly everything we do online is now done on the go with our smartphones. This is a big lure for cybercriminals. See Jesse James’ 5-step guide to describe mobile malware tactics and their robbery MO.

We do surfing, mobile banking, shopping, chatting – even watching advertisements. In fact, nearly everything we do online is now done on the go with our smartphones. This is a big lure for cybercriminals. See Jesse James’ 5-step guide to describe mobile malware tactics and their robbery MO.

What happens in one #smartTV hour? There is more than one-in-four chance that your smart #TV is spying on you – and it is spreading lots of #information about you around on the #internet. 😳

What happens in one #smartTV hour? There is more than one-in-four chance that your smart #TV is spying on you – and it is spreading lots of #information about you around on the #internet. 😳