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Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage for Money

The worst ransomware to date is freezing up computers until consumers pay scammers hundreds of dollars to supposedly implement a fix. Beware of this ransomware virus Crypto-Locker is apparently making the rounds and encrypting all the files on your computer hostage until you pay criminals $300 for them to unlock ...

 

CES 2015: Cheap Drones, Fitness Bands, 4KTVs and More!

Today I'm broadcasting live from Las Vegas for CES 2015, the International Consumer Electronics Show. And all I can say is…wow! This is like the SuperBowl and World Series tied up in one for me. It's great to be here and see the innovation at CES. My goal is to ...

Protect against retail data breach this holiday

Protect against retail data breach this holiday

Despite all the retail computer breaches, a survey shows that isn't going to stop holiday shoppers this year. How to protect your information from getting stolen this holiday season.

Beware of phony internet connections

Beware of phony internet connections

Your private information may be at risk if you use free public Wi-Fi hotspots. Here's how to avoid phony internet connections and protect yourself from identity fraud.

 

Social Media Snafus Can Kill Your College Application

Kids are young, adventurous, and clueless by nature. Now they're running around taking outrageous pictures and video on mobile devices. But on reflection, a lot of that media looks like a really bad idea. What we've heard again and again is that kids have a college application declined because of ...

How to wipe your phone clean before upgrading

How to wipe your phone clean before upgrading

Your personal information and private photos could end up in the wrong hands if you sell your smart phone and don't erase it completely.

 

How To Opt Out of Verizon's Super Cookie Tracking

Verizon has an opt-out policy that you can activate by logging into your account’s privacy settings on the Web or by using the My Verizon app on some phones. Visit: www.verizonwireless.com/myprivacy/ Alternatively you can call 866-211-0874 to opt out. Courtesy: DroidForums.net

Apps to extend your phone's battery life

Apps to extend your phone's battery life

Is your smartphone always running out of battery life? Here are some free ways to get through the day without needing a recharge.

Employer-supplied cellphone? Protect your data

Employer-supplied cellphone? Protect your data

Does your employer pay the bill for your cellphone? This important tip could help protect your data in the event you get fired.

Free App Could Save Your Life in an Emergency

The power button on your phone could save your life…thanks to a free app developed by a 12 year old. Dylan Puccetti of Galveston, TX., developed Save Me Pro after learning about a kidnapping that took place in his town during the late '90s. This app turns your phone into ...

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