Monday, February 29, 2016

Apple vs the FBI and what you need to know


As many people may know, Apple is in a battle of security versus privacy with the FBI over the San Bernardino shooters locked iPhone 5c.

While I won't claim to be a legal expert by any means, I will attempt to break down what's happening with this case and why it should matter to you.

This is going to be a long post but bare with me...

Social engineering hack




If you've ever wanted to know how 90% of all companies and people get hacked, watch this video.  You can start at the 37:50 mark, but Leo Laporte will explain how social engineering was used to hack a guy who asked people to hack him.  He thought he was secure and smart and it couldn't be done and the simplest techniques took him down and gave hackers FULL CONTROL of his computer.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Facebook buttons are live


A few weeks ago I mentioned how Facebook was finally going to add more ways to "like" posts on their website.  Well, that ability to do more than just like a post is now finally live for everyone.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Galaxy S7 and S7 edge announcement



Significant changes to the S6 versions are listed below.

Galaxy S7:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
5.1" screen (edge version has 5.5" screen)
3000mAh battery (edge version has a 3600mAh battery)
4GB RAM
Micro SD support
IP68 Water resistant
12MP Camera
Samsung Pay pre-installed

MWC: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event



Samsung Galaxy S7 announcement.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

And so it begins at MWC


Mobile World Congress is upon us in Barcelona, Spain and as usual, Manufacturers typically announce their devices before the actual show.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

[Update #2] The beginning of the end? Judge ruled that Apple has to help FBI gain access to San Bernadino Killer's phone


In a court ruling that may change many future rulings, a US magistrate court ordered Apple to help the FBI gain access to the San Bernardino killer's iPhone.

[Updated] Donald Trumps Strikes again


In an unsurprising move, Donald Trump one ups Jeb Bush once again.  Apparently, Jeb Bush let ownership of his domain jebbush.com lapse and Donald Trump's crew was quick to scoop up the rights.  Now jebbush.com redirects to donaldjtrump.com.

Try it for yourself by typing jebbush.com into your browser.

Politics, such fun

Update:  I guess pranking Jeb Bush is no longer fun as jebbush.com does not redirect to Donald Trump's page anymore.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Review: TechMatte Multi Angle tablet/phone stand


I'll start this review off by saying, if you consume a lot of video on your phone or tablet, you might want to pick up the TechMatte Stand, it's really that good.

Tesla Model 3 will be up for pre-order by April 1st


In a Twitter announcement Tesla CEO Elon Musk said pre-orders for the awaited Model 3 will start in stores March 31st and online April 1. Even though the Model 3 has not been seen, it is probably the most anticipated Tesla to date.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Well, this is awkward..... [Upated]

iPhones have always been regarded as having great cameras. Microsoft's Lumia phones are almost always considered the best and the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy line are usually 2nd or 3rd depending on who's writing the review.  Apple CEO Tim Cook did iPhone camera’s and extreme disservice while attending Super Bowl 50 last night by posting this tweet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Review: Turtle Beach - Ear Force Recon 50P gaming headphones

Lets start this review off with the truth and let you know up front that I am not a gamer.  I have always owned gaming systems, but I would never be known as a "Gamer".

Now that is out of the way, let's just say that these headphones are absolutely amazing in every way.