Posts filtered by tags: Cross Platform Software[x]


 

The Plan to Give Android Users Their Own Version of iMessage Is Officially Dead

RCS, or Rich Communication Services, was supposed to unite the Androids. But with the news that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile have all abandoned the effort toward a unified messaging platform, it looks like more turbulent times for the green bubbles.Read more...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Imessage, Software, Sprint, Messages, Att, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Text Messaging, T Mobile, RCS, Rich Communication Services, Instant Messaging Clients


How to Keep Attackers From Locking You Out of WhatsApp

Though the result is more annoying than dangerous, a newly exploited quirk of WhatsApp’s two-factor authentication system does appear to make it relatively easy for an attacker to lock you out of your account for varying amounts of time. And all a bad actor needs to pull it off, as of this writing, is to know the…Read more...
Tags: Authentication, Whatsapp, Software, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Multi Factor Authentication, Zak Doffman, Cross Platform Software, Computer Access Control


New Google Photos Video-Editing Features Finally Appearing on Android Phones

Google announced back in February it was adding new video-editing tools to its Photos app, but those updates appeared only on iOS devices first. Now, according to Android Police, Google is rolling out the same tools to Android users.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Google Photos, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Google Pixel, Android Police Google, Pixel 3, Cross Platform Software


Google Will Shut Down the Google Shopping App for iOS and Android in a Few Weeks

If you liked shopping with the Google Shopping app on iOS or Android, you better switch over to the web version. Google is reportedly shutting down its Shopping app in a few weeks. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Drive, Science, Technology, Software, Google Voice, Computing, Google Shopping, Google Hangouts, Alphabet Inc, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Reddit's Reportedly Cooking Up Its Own Clubhouse-Like Voice Chat Feature

Rumor has it the front page of the internet may be the latest online platform cooking up a social audio feature a la the voice-only chat app Clubhouse.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Reddit, Gizmodo, Clubhouse, World Wide Web, Wikis, Mobile Applications, Google Allo, Bytedance, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Uninstall This Android App, Which Gave You Malware Instead of Netflix

In what is becoming a recurring ritual, Google has removed a scammy Android malware app from the Google Play Store. This time, the offending culprit is FlixOnline, a malware app that roped people in by pretending to offer them free Netflix access. Its banishment from the Play Store is great, but the onus is on you to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Social Media, Malware, Whatsapp, Software, Netflix, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


An Android App That Promised Free Netflix Shockingly Just Highly Annoying Malware

So-called pirating apps have been around for years—and they have likely gained popularity since covid-19 put us all indefinitely on the couch, phone in hand, awaiting a reason (that never comes) to stop streaming. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Malware, Whatsapp, Software, Security Breaches, Computing, Computer Virus, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Aviran Hazum, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Signal Is Adding a New Privacy-Focused Payments Feature

Most of us might be familiar with Signal as the privacy-preserving messaging app of choice, but the company is expanding into a new frontier: payments. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Science and Technology, Signal, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization, Messaging Apps, Moxie Marlinspike, Financial Technology, Business Finance, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


How to Enable Google Chat Conversations in Gmail

Google Chats is officially replacing Hangouts in Gmail. Gmail’s Chat integration first launched for Google Workspace and enterprise Google accounts last year, but is now available for general users on Android and in web browsers. (Sorry, iOS is not yet supported.)Read more...
Tags: Google, Technology, Gmail, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Google Hangouts, Google Talk, Google Chat, Google Workspace, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, Gmail Interface


Google Is Cracking Down on Apps That Can See Every Other App You Have Installed

As Google continues to upgrade its privacy and security policies, it’s now making an important change in Android that will significantly limit the ability of Android apps to see all the other apps you have installed on your device.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Google Allo, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


Dangerous Android App Pretends to Be a System Update to Steal Your Data

Beware a newly discovered malicious app that pretends to update your phone but, in reality, is just a giant spyware application that can steal pretty much all your data while also monitoring your movements and online search history. Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Zimperium, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Your Phone, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, Shridhar Mittal




Why Are My Gmail Labels Missing?

While plenty of services have user interfaces that are designed to be easy to use—enough that even a technophobe could figure them out—there’s always going to be that moment where something looks weird and you cannot remember, for the life of you, the setting you need to fix it.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Email, Google Search, Computing, Websites, Lifehacks, Webmail, World Wide Web, Joe, SIDEBAR, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, S Tech


How to Set Up Skype's Active Noise Cancellation on Your Desktop

“Zoom” may have overtaken “Skype” as the preferred shorthand for making video calls, but Microsoft’s chat service hasn’t gone anywhere. The newest Skype upgrade brings an active noise cancellation setting (ANC) to desktops and laptops, which filters out background sounds while keeping your voice audible.Read more...
Tags: Microsoft, Software, Noise, Lifehacks, Skype, Operating Systems, Noise Cancelling, ANC, Audio Engineering, Noise Reduction, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony, Active Noise Control, Technology Internet, Image Noise


How to Transfer Your Signal Message History Between Android Devices

Signal is testing a new wifi transfer tool for Android users that will let you port your message history to a new device, much like the phone-to-phone transfer Signal added to iOS last year. Read more...
Tags: Android, Google Play Store, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Signal, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Secure Communication, Mobile Linux, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet, Comparison Of Online Backup Services


The NFT Art Heists May Have Begun

Nifty Gateway—an NFT marketplace that was bought out by the Winklevoss twins back in 2019—announced on Monday morning some of its users were swept up in a small-scale hack that saw their accounts and credit cards compromised. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Software, Computing, Hacker, Credit Card, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, NFT, Winklevoss, Payment Systems, Cross Platform Software, Law Crime, Michael Miraflor


How to Back Up All of Your Google Data

It’s more than likely you’ll live happily with your Google account until such time as Jeeves comes back from the dead to reassert dominance in the search market (forever, in other words). However, I’ve encountered a few weird instances lately of Google deleting users’ accounts without rhyme or reason, leaving them…Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Gmail, Software, Chrome Os, Computing, Lifehacks, Freeware, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Google Takeout, Cross Platform Software, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet


How to Schedule Breakout Rooms in Google Meet

Say you’re holding a virtual class in Google Meet and you want to let your students split off into discussion groups to go over the lesson so far—Google Meet’s Breakout Rooms let you temporarily divide your virtual meeting into smaller groups, and do so with minimal fuss. You can create breakout rooms at any time…Read more...
Tags: Google, Technology, Software, Telecommunications, Lifehacks, Google Calendar, Mobile Software, Web Conferencing, Google Meet, Google Workspace, Cross Platform Software


5 Reasons to Ditch Gmail for ProtonMail

You may assume that you have to rely on Google, Apple or Microsoft for fast and free email, but that’s not true. If you want to break away from the big tech giants, there are other options. One of those is ProtonMail.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Email, Microsoft, Snapchat, Software, Computing, Free Software, Protonmail, Webmail, Secure Communication, Google Apple, Proton Technologies, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet


How to Make WhatsApp Voice and Video Calls on Desktop

WhatsApp is finally letting you make voice and video calls to and from the desktop app. The feature works on Windows 10 version 1903 and newer and macOS 10.13 and newer, and lets you call any of your contacts as long as they’re online and using a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer.Read more...
Tags: Social Media, Smartphone, Whatsapp, Software, Windows 10, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Computer Architecture, Instant Messaging Clients, macOS, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


WhatsApp Can Now Do the Same Thing as Google Meet and Zoom and FaceTime

WhatsApp on Thursday announced the introduction of voice and video calls on its desktop apps for Mac and PC, expanding the ways in which you can create the illusion of meaningful human interaction in this moment of crushing isolation. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Social Media, Whatsapp, Walgreens, Software, Facetime, Operating Systems, Zoom, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony


Don't Let Google Scare You Into Paying for Google Photos

Google Photos is going away soon—or at least, the useful free service we used to store years’ worth of photographs is finally getting hit with a storage limit. Go beyond that, and you’ll have to pay to store your photos. That’s not great, but what’s almost as annoying are the scare tactics Google is using to convince…Read more...
Tags: Google, Technology, Computing, Lifehacks, Google Photos, World Wide Web, Image Processing, Forbes, Alphabet Inc, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, Paul Monckton, Image Resolution


How to Automatically Delete All Telegram Messages

ASetting your messages to “auto-delete” is great, because it kills two birds with one stone: your various apps and social networks won’t get clogged up with conversations that no longer matter, and you won’t have to worry about the privacy concerns that come with leaving your messages sitting around forever. I …Read more...
Tags: Social Media, Software, Messages, Lifehacks, Telegram, Operating Systems, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, Ios Version History, Comparison Of User Features Of Messaging Platforms


SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and that agency that maintains our nuclear stockpile, the hackers of the “SolarWinds” affair also went after NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration,…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nasa, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, Fireeye, Faa, Cyberwarfare, Crowdstrike, Federal Aviation Administration, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Solarwinds, Cozy Bear, Cross Platform Software


Share and Receive Files Anonymously with 'OnionShare'

Whether you’re a spy or a geek, there are plenty of ways to share and receive files with others without revealing anyone’s identity. Whatever your reasons for needing this secrecy, whether as the host or the submitter, it’s easy to set up a virtual dumping ground for your data—top-secret or otherwise mundane.
Tags: Tor, Software, Internet Security, Computing, File Sharing, Dark Web, Lifehacks, Free Software, Web Browser, Human Interest, Upload, Cross Platform Software, Computer Networking, Gnome Web, Technology Internet


Clubhouse Will Strengthen Security After Researchers Find That Data Could Be Accessed by the Chinese Government

A group of researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory has determined that Clubhouse’s data protection practices allowed its users’ data, possibly including their raw audio, to potentially be accessed by the Chinese government.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Social Media, Tor, Software, Computing, Microsoft Office, Clubhouse, Secure Communication, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Stanford Internet Observatory, Cross Platform Software, Cryptographic Software, Technology Internet


Google Photos Is Adding New Editing Tools, but You'll Have to Pay

For people who have been debating about whether to pay Google for extra cloud storage or not, today Google just sweetened the deal by giving new photo-editing tools to Google One subscribers. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Cloud Storage, Software, Computing, Google Photos, Operating Systems, Web Applications, Alphabet Inc, Microsoft OneDrive, Google One, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, Online Backup Services


14 Great Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

If you want to learn how to code, taking your first steps into this huge universe might seem like a daunting, if not intimidating task. Here’s the big secret: There are plenty of free (and inexpensive) resources you can use to give yourself all the help you need, teach yourself new techniques, and make this learning…Read more...
Tags: Javascript, Programming Languages, Lifehacks, Scratch, Software Engineering, Computer Science Education, Computer Programming, Coding Bootcamp, Coding Interview, FreeCodeCamp, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet, High Level Programming Languages, Scripting Languages


How to Set Your Telegram Account to Self-Destruct

Kerboom. That’s the sound of your Telegram account automatically deleting itself. Honestly, I wish this feature was baked into more services. Wouldn’t it be great to have an old email account you never used disappear once you haven’t logged in for two years’ straight?Read more...
Tags: Software, Lifehacks, Telegram, Operating Systems, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Alt Tech


How to Ditch WhatsApp for Good

If you use WhatsApp, the incredibly popular messaging app owned by Facebook, chances are you’ve encountered the news surrounding their ever-changing privacy policy. While the service seems to continually shift from more to secure to less secure and back again, you may feel like it’s time to pack up your data and find…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Social Media, Whatsapp, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Operating Systems, Messaging Apps, Internet Privacy, Mobile Applications, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet