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More Ads Stray Into Windows 10; Backup Files Before Next iOS Update

Posted March 9th, 2017 at 1:14 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft Ads Invade Windows 10’s File Explorer Microsoft is spamming Windows 10 systems with ads that are appearing in the file system. Some users report an ad about Office 365 hidden in an offer to expand cloud storage. Writer Ian Paul shares a tip to turn these ads off if you are […]

Encrypting the Entire Web; Facebook’s New Plan to Connect the World

Posted April 14th, 2016 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working Encryption is slowly becoming the enemy, so to speak, as lawmakers, at least in the U.S., rush to enact legislation that would either add back doors to mobile devices or force tech companies to comply with government requests to unlock certain smartphones. […]

Android vs. iOS; Virtual Reality: Hype or Promise?

Posted February 25th, 2016 at 11:58 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Android vs iOS: The Great Security Debate Traditional thinking has it that iOS is the most secure of the mobile operating systems. That is no longer the case as more malware and other malicious software target that ecosystem. On the other hand, the fragmented Android operating system is, at best, a security […]

VTech Under Fire; Apple’s Awkward Battery Case Raises Eyebrows

Posted December 8th, 2015 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: VTech Slammed for ‘Unforgivable’ Security Lapse Toy maker VTech is in the crosshairs following the November hack attack that compromised account data for more than six million kids in the company’s app store. Some experts claim a lot of the stolen information was available online for a while before it was taken […]

Education Tuition Reimbursement; Facebook Blocking Rival

Posted November 11th, 2015 at 2:07 pm (UTC-5)
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Tech Sightings: Udacity Now has 1,000 Graduates and is Valued at $1 billion Launched only 13 months ago, for-profit online educational organization Udacity has seen its 1,000th student graduate from a current total enrollment of 10,000 across 168 countries. It has also accepted a $105 million investment, giving it a $1 billion valuation. Udacity offers […]

Dinotrux 5-Minute Favorites; TV Networks Reading Minds

Posted November 4th, 2015 at 2:08 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Netflix, DreamWorks Have Videos to Help Parents Get Kids in Bed Sooner Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have teamed up to give Mom and Dad an upper hand when kids often want to watch ”one more show,” before retiring, Netflix now has three new 5 Minute Favorites based on the animated series Dinotrux — each one […]

Snapchat & Teens; Your AI Muse; Apple; Online Reviews

Posted October 20th, 2015 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: I’m 15 and Snapchat Makes Me Feel Awful About Myself Writer Ruby Karp argues that Snapchat’s latest update encourages FOMO or fear of missing out among teenagers. She says teens are obsessed with the Snapchat stories feature, which lets them “boast” about who they are with, what they’re doing — and “what […]

The Pope & Tech; Internet Broadband; Tetris; Kaspersky; Firefox Chat

Posted September 24th, 2015 at 3:31 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: What Does the Pope Think About Technology? #It’sComplicated He poses for selfies. He thinks the Internet is a “gift from God” and has 7.2 million followers on Twitter. Yet Pope Francis believes digital media “can stop people from learning how to live wisely” and warns that too much digital data can cause […]

Cuba on the Web; Indonesia’s Poaching Games; Mobile Addicts

Posted August 27th, 2015 at 3:04 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Cuba’s Internet Dilemma: How to Emerge From Web’s Stone Age Cuba is finding its way to the Internet highway the rest of the world has been using, albeit very slowly. The challenge now is for the country to embrace the Internet as a vital tool for business and commerce and a host […]

Nokia Silent in Salo; Social Media News; Cybersecurity; iOS Scam

Posted July 16th, 2015 at 4:01 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft Shuts Down Nokia Phone Unit in Finnish Town of Salo Salo, a town of 54,000 in southern Finland that hosted one of Nokia’s first factories in the 1970s, has been hit hard by the decline of the country’s electronics industry. Now, Microsoft’s decision to shut down Nokia’s former product development unit […]

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