Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Raspberry Pi 2 Model B


Raspberry Pi

Article Snip: "...The latest addition to the Raspberry Pi family, the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B takes the platform to a completely new level. Combining a six fold increase in processing power and a doubling of memory capacity with complete backward compatibility with the existing Model B Plus, Vilros Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit with Edimax WiFi (9 Items) is the perfect board for professionals and hobbyists alike. The new Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is jam packed with features. With a new quad core processor and twice the memory with a massive 1GB RAM. It's a whopping 6x faster than its predecessor. The ultra-low-cost, deck-of-cards sized Linux computer has had a makeover, and it's a good one at that. Required items to get up and running are: MicroSD card, Power Supply, Keyboard, Mouse, and HDMI compatible display. Note: The Raspberry Pi 2 boards by element14/Premier Farnell are Made in China (PRC) as well as United Kingdom. ..."

Reference: Raspberry Pi

Beware downloading some apps or risk "being spied on"

Beware downloading some apps or risk "being spied on"

Article Snip: "...And there's the weather and flashlight apps that he says exploit legitimate banking apps to capture information, as he showed us in a demonstration of what could happen when someone takes a photo of a check to send to their bank. "The flashlight app spies on the camera and noticed the check and grabbed a copy of it. Shipped it off to a server somewhere far away," Miliefsky said..."


Reference: www.cbsnews.com

Governments, corporations and others really do have apps and tools to follow you

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot’s Toolbox

Article Snip: "...let’s take a look at some of the apps and tools used on the show, all of which actually exist and which you could also use..."


Reference: www.wired.com

Tags: SuperSU, FlexiSpy, Social-Engineer Toolkit, Metasploit and Meterpreter, John the Ripper, Kali Linux, RSA SecurID, Tastic RFID Thief, Raspberry Pi, ProtonMail, DeepSound,


Monday, February 8, 2016

Is Facebook Draining Your Phone's Battery Life?

Is Facebook Draining Your Phone's Battery Life?

Article Snip: "...They found that uninstalling the Facebook and Facebook Messenger app allowed other apps to launch 15 per cent faster. Facebook has long been cited as a cause of fast-draining phone batteries. Last year, the company came under fire for similar battery-sapping issues..."


Reference: www.nbcnews.com

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SwiftKey Keyboard app: Microsoft liked it so much they bought it


Upgrade your phone’s keyboard to SwiftKey Keyboard app for free

SwiftKey Keyboard app
SwiftKey Keyboard app
Article Snip: "...Upgrade your phone’s keyboard to SwiftKey Keyboard app for free - and get more done without fussing over typos. Join over 250 million people worldwide who use SwiftKey Keyboard for hassle-free typing. SwiftKey Keyboard uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically learn your writing style, including the emoji you love to use (if you use emoji), the words that matter to you and how you like to type. That means autocorrect and predictive text that actually works because it adapts to you. SwiftKey Keyboard app caters for all typing tastes - all colors, designs and themes. Support for 100+ languages. Tapping or swipe-to-type. Tons of emoji (smileys, emoticons). No emoji. Or emoji keyboard predictions learned from how you’ve used emoji before..."

Reference: play.google.com

All the Apps Microsoft Has Bought Over the Past 2 Years

All the Apps Microsoft Has Bought Over the Past 2 Years

Article Snip: "...Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s strategy of snatching up popular apps and, in many cases, rebranding them as Microsoft products. Here are the other apps Microsoft has purchased over the past two years..."


Reference: time.com

Space Apps: An Expanding Universe

An Expanding Universe of Space Apps

Article Snip: "...While becoming an astronaut is out of reach for most of us, there are plenty of apps that can take your mind on a journey to the final frontier. Start with the..."


Reference: www.nytimes.com