Author Archives: Mary Alleyne

Twenty Five years of Linux and still going strong

Happy Birthday Linux! Linux turned 25 years old on Aug. 25. Back in the day in 1991 was the day Linus Torvalds posted his message asking for assistance from fellow coders about a personal project. In a message board, he … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

PokeFit gives Pokemon Go a real-time fitness dashboard

PokeFit, from P3 communications, helps trainers get a real-time grasp on the positive health benefits they’re getting by playing Pokemon Go. The app itself keeps a log of your sessions, giving you a breakdown of how long each lasted and … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Instagram and anti-harassment tools

In order to combat harassment on Instagram, the photo-sharing platform is gearing up to let people with “high volume content threads” filter their comment streams, or just turn them off entirely, The Washington Post reported. For those who decide to leave … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Facebook’s Q2 results show the company growing at enormous pace

The company accelerated its revenue growth in the second quarter, delivering a 59% increase that blew past Wall Street targets and sent its shares rocketing up 8% to a new all-time high in after-hours trading on Wednesday. The stock is … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Windows 10 no longer free

Downloading the Home version of Windows 10 will now cost users $119, while the Pro version will cost $199 The offer – which has run since Windows 10 was launched – comes to an end just ahead of an “Anniversary … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Apple charters technology to deactivate iPhone cameras at live concerts

Apple’s new initiative of blocking the iPhone’s camera feature allows venues to use an infrared beam to disable photography on mobile phones, preventing people from taking videos and photos. The invention comes amid growing frustration that intimate live events are … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Norton and Symantec shamed for security software peppered with critical vulnerabilities

Google’s group of security analysts also known as the “project zero” team, tasked with hunting for computer bugs, discovered a heap of critical vulnerabilities in Symantec  and Norton security products – allowing hackers t o completely compromise people’s machines simply by sending … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Phreaking or sounds from your computer’s fan can analyze usernames and passwords

A team of Israeli researchers have discovered that sounds made by a computer’s fan can be analyzed to extract everything from usernames and passwords to full encryption keys. This demonstrates deftness of hackers and how the weakest link in any security … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Google My Activity tells it all

This new website knows you inside out, everything you’ve searched for and many of the things you’ve done with your phone. Google has launched a new site that discloses everything it knows about its users. The new My Activity page … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Facebook tracks non-users, sells them offsite ads

Already a colossal business — Facebook’s ad service raked in over$55 billion in revenue in its most recent quarter alone. This could just increase now, with plans to start showing ads to non-users across the web. Previously, if you were … Continue reading

Posted in General | Leave a comment