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How to protect yourself from UK mobile contract fraud

Mobile contract fraud isn’t talked about much but it is actually more common than you think. I’ve come across this type of fraud several times in the past month, thanks to friends sharing their experiences with me. Often the first…

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Windows 7 Sidebar and Gadget security issue

Microsoft have disclosed that Windows 7 and Vista users should completely disable the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets, due to a serious security risk. The Windows Sidebar is a vertical bar that can appear anyway on your desktop. The Sidebar allows users to…

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Android security settings in ICS and Jelly Bean

For those of you that have an Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) or Jelly Bean (JB), it may come as a surprise that you can actually manage quite a bit of your device/app security and privacy from within “Settings”. Here…

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Debit card photo sharing on Twitter and Instagram

A Twitter account @NeedADebitCard was set up about a month ago to raise awareness of the dangers of sharing debit and credit card photos and it has attracted in excess of 9,000 followers to date. The cards show the names, card…

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How to manage your @facebook.com email address

For those that remember, Facebook quietly announced back in April that Facebook users would be receiving an @facebook.com email address, so that it matched their public username, which is the same as used by your URL for your profile page. The…

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Adobe Flash Player support ends for Android 4.1

At Google I/O last week it was revealed that Adobe Systems will officially discontinue certified Adobe Flash runtime implementation support for Google Android JellyBean 4.1. Adobe confirmed last week that they have completely stopped developing and testing Flash Player for the…

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Google+ mobile app ‘Share’ synchronise issue

It’s been a great week so far at Google I/O with the announcement of the Nexus Q, 7 and Galaxy products running JellyBean. Google also announced an update to their Google+ mobile app along with Tablet Optimization, Events with History…

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Android 4.1 JellyBean security improvements

Google announced earlier today here at the Google I/O 2012 event, the arrival of Android 4.1 (JellyBean). At the time of writing it isn’t known which Android devices will be getting Android 4.1. Here are two security features that I…

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OS X Mountain Lion automatic security update feature

Maybe Apple has realised that Macs can get malware and viruses after all. They’ve recently made a small change to their marketing webpage – gone are a Mac “doesn’t get PC viruses” and in its place we now have “Its…

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Facebook now lets you edit your comments

Have you ever typed something on the Facebook website and regretted typing it? Until now, the only option you had was to copy and paste the comment into a text file to edit before deleting the comment. You could then…

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Apple iOS 6 to enable app permission alerts by default

The upcoming iOS operating system version 6 will alert users when an app attempts to ask for permission to access your contacts, calendars, reminders and your photo library. To date, current iOS apps only ask permission for accessing the devices…

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RBS and NatWest launch new GetCash app feature

RBS and NatWest in the UK have begun rolling out a new feature in theirFREE smartphone banking app called ‘RBS / NatWest Mobile Banking’ (using a system called ‘GetCash’) that allows users to get up to £100 (minimum £10) at any…