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Is Your Password Safe Enough? [Infographic]

Is Your Password Safe Enough? [Infographic] Passwords are the Achilles' heel of online security. Well, to be accurate, they're one of several heels, making this a really bad analogy. But if you rely on just a couple of passwords for all of your sites, your passwords are easily guessed, or they can be cracked in minutes by a hacker's computer. It's like you have no security at all. We're here to help. Check out this infographic (click it for a larger view) to see just how secure your online presence is. And after you work your way through the quiz, make sure you're running a password manager that safely remembers all your passwords for you. And flip on two-factor authentication for sites which support it. After all, you don't want to have this particular problem in common with Jennifer Lawrence.

Geek Vs Geek: Who Wants to Wear an Apple Watch?

Geek Vs Geek: Who Wants to Wear an Apple Watch? We've been hearing about smartwatches for a few years now, and despite splashy product launches from Pebble, Motorola, Sony, and Samsung, they just haven't taken off. Can Apple do better? Or is the Apple Watch destined to fail along with all of the other bulky, clunky high-tech watches? Once a month, eHow Tech editor Dave Johnson faces off against Rick Broida, who writes about technology for CNET, PC World, and Wired. Follow along as they tackle this question from opposing corners. Rick : Think back to 2006. You know, right around the time you turned 50. Most cell phones were just that, while a handful of glorified PDAs were learning to make calls. The "smartphone" was really just a meh-phone — and then Apple got into the game. The iPhone showed everyone what this product could be, and in very short order the category changed forever. This history will repeat itself next year wi

How to Make Money Selling Ringtones

How to Make Money Selling Ringtones Many cell phone owners seek to personalize their phones with select ringtones. Cell phones and other handheld devices are becoming more prevalent in our society, and the people who own and use them often try to look for ways to personalize them. Some people buy personalized cell phone covers, while others pay to use specific songs and tunes as their ringtones. Some people even get multiple ringtones that they use simultaneously on the same phone, each signifying a specific caller. With your own website, you can make money by selling such ringtones online. Instructions 1 Get a website. Do this by buying services from a web hosting company such as Blue Host, iPage or Fat Cow. Whatever service you pick, make sure that it is one that allows you to have unlimited traffic. In choosing a domain name, pick something that will appeal to a specific group of consumers.

Merrybet “Predict & Win” promo produces first set of millionaires

Merrybet "Predict & Win" promo produces first set of millionaires T he recently launched "Predict & Win" promo from Merrybet, Nigeria's leading sports betting companyhas produced its first set of millionaires.   Mr. Lambert Okereafor, a real estate manager from Enugu State won the N4,000,000 jackpot for week 4 while Mr. Oberhiri Kingsley, an IT engineer from Delta state, won the N1,000,000 jackpot for week 5. Continue... Presenting the winnerstheir cheques at a special event at Victoria Garden City, Lagos, the Chief Communications Officer of Merrybet, Mr. Lanre Odiase congratulated the winners.    He emphasized the commitment of the brand to rewardingplayers for participatingas over a N100,000,000 would be won in the Merrybet "Predict & Win" promo. Explaining how the jackpot winners emerged, Mr. Odiase said every week, 10 football matches are uploaded on www.merrybetpre

Picking a new iPhone: there's only one decision that matters

Picking a new iPhone: there's only one decision that matters It's simpler than you think Starting at 12:01AM PT (3:01AM ET), you'll be able to preorder the just-announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Apple. If history serves any indication, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people will place their preorders this weekend, consuming all of Apple's stock and pushing availability of the devices out for weeks or months. That's been the same story every year for half a decade, but this time around, Apple is selling two distinctly different iPhones with different sets of features, different price points, and seemingly different cameras. That makes it a little harder to wake up in the wee hours of the morning and just click the buy button like you could in prior years. Based on talking to people in person and on social media networks, it seems that a lot of people are torn bet

Apple is hiding an embarrassing iPhone 6 camera bulge

Apple is hiding an embarrassing iPhone 6 camera bulge Apple has an unpleasant bulge it's hiding. The latest iPhone 6 has slimmed down to just 6.9mm of metal in what Apple describes as a "streamlined profile," but it has picked up one element that isn’t particularly streamlined: an ugly camera bulge at the rear. You wouldn’t necessarily spot it if you were browsing Apple’s website though. While some images display the bulge clearly, there’s a number where it has simply vanished from sight. It could be clever lighting, placement, and website trickery, but ultimately it looks like the camera bulge has simply been sliced from view on most profile shots of the phone. Even Apple’s own official iPhone 6 press images have been altered. We get it, nobody
You are here: Electronics Weekly > Eyes On Android > Tablets > Samsung makes business case for Galaxy Tab Active The latest Android news, developments, comments and apps involving Google's embedded mobile platform that now features in smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, cameras, watches and some other rather unexpected places. Samsung makes business case for Galaxy Tab Active no comment Alun Williams 4th September 2014 Get news by email Samsung has announced a tablet aimed at business use – “built for business,” it says – at IFA 2014 in Berlin. It’s the ruggedized Galaxy Tab Active . How does it differ from all other Android tablets, I wondered? As you would expect, mention of Knox is prominent – Samsung’s system for managing secure corporate data access, which is built on Security Enhanced (SE) Android . The extra security, says the company, “keeps applications and data safe in a professional’s o

Samsung makes business case for Galaxy Tab Active

LG’s Android Wear-based G Watch priced at £180 for UK no comment Alun Williams 9th April 2014 Get news by email LG G Watch LG’s Android Wear-based G Watch LG is to charge £180 in the UK for its first Android-powered smartwatch, the G Watch, and the device will go on sale in July, reports the Daily Telegraph. The announcement was apparently made at the company’s UK showcase in Weybridge, and is the first indication of UK pricing for the Android Wear technology. Matt Warman writes: It indicates that Google will target a much lower price point for its wearable devices that companies such as Samsung have previously aimed at with their Gear smartwatches. LG also revealed a non-functioning demonstration unit, showing a rectangular watch face with no buttons and a plastic strap, in line with their previous mock-ups. It contrasts with the round Android Wear device shown by Motorola when Google announced the software earlier this year. - See more at: http://www.electronicsweekly

What you need to know about the future of paying for stuff. Editted by ehijoshua

What you need to know about the future of paying for stuff We've virtualized much of the rest of the modern life -- why not payments? Plane tickets, banking and many other aspects of our lives now live on our phones. Payments still exist in the world of paper and plastic. Google has Google Wallet; Visa has payWave; MasterCard has PayPass; and American Express has ExpressPay. Apple just announced its own, with Apple Pay. If you've heard of any of these credit card services other than Apple's recently announced system and maybe Google's long-running program, we're impressed. You're in the minority; heck, one quarter of US citizens don't even own a standard credit card, let alone a virtualized one. But virtual payments are more prevalent by the year, and Apple

Apple Confirms HealthKit Bug, Delays Launch

Apple Confirms HealthKit Bug, Delays Launch One of the biggest new features of Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 8 is HealthKit platform, the company's first major step into the health and fitness space. While the company has been calling on developers to connect their apps and its data to its hub, you can't download any HealthKit-enabled apps from the Apple App Store just yet. Apple told Mashable in a statement Wednesday that the company detected a bug in the platform and it's not ready for launch. "We’re working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month,” a spokesperson said. The possibility of a delay first surfaced on Twitter, when Brian Mueller — a developer for the fitness motivation app Carrot Fit — said in a tweet that he received a call from Apple about the state of his app, noting it wouldn't be available for download because &quo

iPhone 6 release date, news and features Updated Everything you need to know about the new iPhone 6

iPhone 6 release date, news and features Updated Everything you need to know about the new iPhone 6    Apple has officially announced the iPhone 6 - the eighth generation of iPhone - at a special event in Cupertino. As well as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Tim Cook has also treated us to the Watch. If you want to get a feel for the handset, head on over to our hands on iPhone 6 review, and keep an eye out for our iPhone 6 Plus and Watch early reviews. The competition has never been tougher for a new iPhone, with the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3 and Sony Xperia Z3 surpassing the iPhone 5S in terms of size, specs, power and performance. Apple needs to pull something very special out of the bag to keep itself relevant, so what does the iPhone 6 bring? We've got all the latest details on Apple's new iPhone right here, just for you. Check out the new iPhone 6 in our hands on video direct from Apple's event: Cut to the chase What is it? A maj

Make 2014/2015 The Year You Make Money Blogging!

Make 2014/2015 The Year You Make Money Blogging!   If you love the idea of starting your own blog but feel overwhelmed at the thought of setting your blog up, or are wondering what to write about, how to find content or whether you’ll make any money, then this course is for you. Drawing from my own experience as a successful home based entrepreneur and “mum blogger”, I’ve created this  for you