Should You Be Worried Of Meltdown And Spectre?

Computers are a crucial part of life now. A big part of society is highly dependent on these machines to do things for us and make things happen 24/7. It is hard to imagine how it is like to go back to our more primitive life a few decades back when computers were only used by a few industries and not many people are adept in using it in their day like today. Today, most homes have their own computers. They are just crucial to living normally in our modern world when the Internet of Things is so widespread throughout the globe it is but common sense to own a computer for your ease and convenience. However, life is not always a breeze for us tech users, especially once our gadget breaks down. First off, they’re often expensive and a repair isn’t always a guarantee for a fix. Second, you may lose a lot of your precious files or have them stolen by cyber crooks that frequent the web nowadays.

There are always bugs and problems that we should be …

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Resale Value Of Secondhand Smartphones

Almost everyone in the world today owns a smartphone or two. It is no longer just a luxury but a necessity in our modern world. There are endless things you can do with it at any time of the day. These tiny pieces of plastics and metals allow you to socialize or even work (somehow) without requiring you to use an actual computer or laptop. It simply is indispensable in a lot of ways, which is probably why many don’t hesitate to spend hundreds to thousands of bucks to get the latest tech craze ahead of everyone else because of all the new perks it offers that only the best smartphones have. Seeing the trend when companies release their newest smartphone lines or models, the temptation to upgrade often is always there. One of the solutions most smartphone users find really helpful is to sell their older device so they only add up a few more bucks to come up with the money needed to buy a brand-new unit.

However, different devices sell differently. For starter, Apple units generally maintain …

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Unraveling The Mystery Of Data Recovery Pricing

As much as we love technology, we also can’t deny how much of a headache it is once they no longer work as they should or that to get them back working again will take too much of our time, effort, and money. Yet unfortunately, you will experience it many times in your lifetime when you own one, two, or more gadgets.

Some may be able to pull off fixing their own gadgets; especially if they have the technical background required but not everyone is tech savvy when it comes to PC or gadget repair. Then, there is the even more stressful aspect of data recovery. It won’t be as painful for someone who has the common sense to save duplicate copies of their work and files to a secondary storage device or up to the cloud but sad to say that not even half of the population does that.

More often than not, hard drives would often need to be replaced and you are not guaranteed that you can still get your lost files back. Anyone would likely give …

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Computer Science Is The Key

We live in a day and age where computers reign supreme. It is virtually all around you. From your home to your school or office, you can see lots of computers sprawling in every room and even in people’s bags. What’s more, we have long been navigating the web using the mini versions of these PCs and surfing the Internet, checking out social media, and doing just about everything with it using our handy yet just as efficient smartphones. And we all know technology has still a lot to improve because we’re not yet even riding on flying cars like what older movies like Back to the Future predicted people in 2017 will be doing, or rather, riding.

Definitely, computer science is the key to our continued progress. By continuously and tirelessly innovating and making existing technologies better, sleeker, and more efficient can we only achieve the impossible. You learn all sorts of things by studying the science and the fundamentals of computing. It also makes common sense to study this field now over other degrees because the demand for …

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Are You Ready For The Most Expensive Apple Computer?

We all know that with innovations comes a hefty price tag. It’s been the trend all throughout these years. All the latest shiny and shimmering tech gadgets cost more than an arm and a leg but the funny thing is that people still buy it. From the vintage contrivances of yesteryears such as the pagers, beepers, old computers, and cellular phones, those who were able to buy them ahead of the others usually had to pay the price. Until today, the same mantra persists. Some smartphones can send someone to college while the more high-end computers can even buy a car but still, people choose to purchase these passing trends instead of investing in something more practical and meaningful in their lives.

When it comes to the technology that we know of today (especially smartphones), Apple is at the top of the game. People consider their goods as luxury products and the preferred brand used by the rich and the famous. It was just recently when they launched their iPhones 8, 8plus, and X as they celebrated the 10th

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Google’s Quest For AI Domination

The only way for everyone is to go up. The same thing applies to technology. The digital innovations we are now using will only keep on getting faster, better and more state-of-the-art as the years go by. Only those who have the foresight to dream big can likewise achieve greatness. There are many of those companies who have kept on dreaming big for quite some time now. Since the tech explosion and now the consequential widespread use of smart technology, there are businesses that have been staples on the market and as such grew exponentially to where they are now. Fine examples are Amazon, Google, eBay, Facebook, and many others who have dominated the world in just about every aspect of it.

With that being said, let’s talk about Google’s unending devotion to developing artificial intelligence. Google is the popular web browser. You all know it and you are probably using one in your day-to-day too. Yet Google has other divisions that tap other market and one of them involves continuing scientific research and advances directed to the AI technology. …

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Computer Servers: Always A Hacker’s Target

Technology definitely made our lives so much more vibrant, colorful, and definitely more efficient. We can do so many things all at once now and we don’t even have to travel hundreds to thousands of miles to find work overseas when remote staff are hired regardless of what part of the world they are from as long as they can do the job right and on time. Distance is no longer an issue and aside from virtually erasing boredom from our dictionary, our tech faves have also somehow managed to ease the homesickness felt by individuals working abroad as they can now communicate with their loved ones anytime they want through video calls, where most platforms are often free as long as you have an Internet connection.

Unfortunately, our obsession with technology is not always rainbows and butterflies. There are a lot of awful things that can also go wrong if you aren’t that privy when it comes to using tech gadgets. Cybercriminals are just lurking in the most obscure of places waiting to pounce on unknowing individuals who happen …

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Be Familiar With The Threats To Your Mac

Since technology is basically embedded into the very fabric of our life today, you are also forced to take the pros along with the cons. In every technology or device you are using, it can be a delight to you and make your life easier and more fun but it can also drive you crazy once it starts to malfunction. Aside from smartphones, the computer is one of the most commonly used tech device these days. It actually came first than smartphones but had to take the backseat for a while as smart technology transformed our lives and we can do more with our handy and sleek gadgets that connect us to the web that let us do a multitude of other cool things.

Computers are still useful in work, business or in just about every other institution as they do the bulk of the work needed to run this highly digital world we live in. It is quite rare to see businesses or offices doing work manually today. Most have computers or a similar device doing it for them. …

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A Smartphone Is Not For Google

We have all seen everyone joining in on the bandwagon that we all know as smart technology. It is virtually sold everywhere and in the hands, pockets, and bags of people all over the world. The desire to connect with people all over the world through the World Wide Web has been satiated as the technology to do this is not available in a compact device before. But now, there’s no need to use your computer because you can do virtually everything you do on your computer on any smartphone or smart device. Not only are big tech brands milking profits from this newfound necessity in our lives but even smaller companies that tried their luck with this business.

We all know Google, right? It’s the most popular and well-loved browser for a lot of reasons. It probably is true that you can’t have it all because it is evident with them. Smartphone success is something that has eluded them for years until today even if they introduced the platform that most smartphones are using, Android, to the world …

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Adversarial Example: A Major AI Glitch

The world right now is all about computers, computers, and more computers. From big to small, there is a tech gadget that is sure to capture your fancy that promises to make your life easier and bring in more fun. The gadgets we are using are getting smaller and cooler and they pack a lot of power too. You can do virtually almost everything with a smart device and with the growing clout of the Internet of Things, a lot of gadgets are now connected to the web in ways you never thought possible in the past. One might think we have already reached the pinnacle of innovation but the answer is no. We are actually just warming up as news about AI continues to linger in the horizon.

Full-blown AI technology is still in effect, but there are various gadgets and technologies that are already powered by artificial intelligence without you actually knowing. Automated objects and other smart devices are often powered by AI. Some vehicles are run by AI too. They really come in handy especially in speeding …

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The Dangers Of Smartphone Addiction

Back in the days, we only think of illegal drugs when we hear the word addiction. But as the world progressed and we are enjoying more tech advancements today than our ancestors, we face an entirely new breed of distractions: smartphones. Yes, these shiny, sleek, and multi-functional gadgets (and don’t forget expensive too) are a delight to its owners and allowed us to bid the word “boredom” goodbye. Just as long as you have multiple apps and “WiFi” to fuel your tech needs, you can survive your day without feeling deprived of anything yet still stay in the loop on most events and the viral trends there is in the world today.

What most of us fail to realize that this over-dependence on smartphones is already an addiction that must be addressed the soonest time possible. This favorite pastime of many is found to be an obsession – and just like any obsession, is not always good for us. Imagine how you feel when you realize you left your phone at home or can no longer see it from where …

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Google’s AlphaGo Zero: An AI Breakthrough

We’ve all heard about artificial intelligence for years now. It has dominated tech talks of the future and raised a lot of questions as well about what’s waiting for us in the coming years. Various companies have taken initiatives of realizing this big AI dream most people have and Google is not one to get left behind. Knowing that the company is a key player in the tech industry, it makes perfect sense why they are also interested in revolutionizing the tech world through AI. They showcased the updated AlphaGo Zero to show to the world that technology can work on its own even without human manipulation.

The AlphaGo Zero managed to beat its human opponent who happened to be the best Go player in the world there is now despite thousands of years of passed-on knowledge about this game after the machine was updated. It managed to rediscover patterns usually used by humans and come up with unique moves all on its own that resulted to its success. This achievement just goes to show that AI advancements are headed …

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Exciting Mac News For All

When it comes to technology, new is always better. These gadgets have the sleekest look and the best features yet there is a big catch, they may come at a hefty price too. And when it comes to computers, nothing beats the cream of the crop, the Apple computers. Macs are often used by the rich and the affluent and they have a loyal user-base who started using their products from their early days until now when they have established themselves as a mega mammoth in the tech industry. If you are already a Mac user looking for an upgrade or a new one wondering what it is like to use an Apple computing device for a change, you surely won’t be disappointed with the new Apple line up.

You will definitely get what you asked for: a sleek device that truly delivers in terms of performance. While not problem free, it is easy to spot a Mac desktop from afar because it screams expensive and posh just by looking at it knowing that Apple did not compromise any of …

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What The Digital World Has In Store For Us

The world is full of surprises. Everywhere you look, there is always a new technology meant to amaze you. Technology keeps on moving forward and there is no stopping it even if you are the type of person to ignore technology in your life. Modern advancements continue to be developed throughout the world and mankind waits in anticipation for the next big tech breakthrough to hit the market. Who would’ve thought humans will eventually be slaves of their smart gadgets? Almost everyone owns one now and they keep tinkering with it 24/7 up to the point that they even lose sleep because of their intense #FOMO or fear of missing out especially on social media.

We can only expect things to get more outrageous as the years go by. You think smartgadgets are the end of it? I’m afraid not. There are artificial intelligence and quantum computing to watch out for. And to bring more excitement to our lives, futuristic computer hardware will no longer be the sleek boxy–type we see today. You won’t have a need for them as …

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How Safe Are Macs From Malware?

Technology is improving but so are cyber criminals. They have proven to be ingenious in breaking down modern computer defenses and making money from the discomfort of other people. That’s actually what a malware does – a product of their creative yet malicious minds. And the most popular one these days is ransomware. Mac users generally think their Apple computer is 100% safe from malwares like WannaCry but sorry to burst your bubble because apparently, you are not.

This type of ransomware is actually known to target older Window models like what most big companies, organizations, and institutions use. No wonder the UK’s healthcare system was badly affected by the last well publicized WannaCry attack. Patients missed out on their medications and treatments because the computers were inaccessible and their files were lost in computer limbo. Technically, Mac computers aren’t vulnerable to these ransomware attacks but it does not mean they are immune.

All of the high-profile ransomware attacks you’ve likely ever heard of have targeted Windows users but some of the more recent code being made available via the

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Servers Down Because Of Another Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks are happening quite often now that many businessmen and even world leaders are worried about its disastrous consequences to society. Cyber criminals are becoming more brazen in carrying out these attacks and the latest string of attacks not only annoyed individual computer users but attacked various servers throughout the world making the discomfort and disruption felt on a global scale.

From its humble beginnings in Ukraine, a new cyber malware spread across the globe just recently and infected computers from different corners of the world. From a simple download of a famous tax accounting package or a peek at a local news website, this web virus stealthily infected Ukranian computers before going farther. And similar to the WannaCry attack, this new bug demanded a $300 ransom in bitcoins forcing 30 unfortunate victims to shell out the money in the hopes of getting their data back.

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia‘s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising

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Why Data Recovery Matters

People can get into a fit when they lose their precious data. Whether it is a photo from a decade ago or your favorite song/movie compilation to really important files and personal documents, your world comes crashing down when you can’t access it anymore. That’s when you realize how important these data are in your life and losing them can have a negative effect on the course your life will take. So now, you make your way to learn more about data recovery if you still want to have your files back or regret not doing so while you still can.

A hard disk failure is often the main reason why data loss happens. At times it can be a system crash or some other unknown cause that caused your data to get lost in the virtual world. At times it’s just the hard drive you can’t reach but it can also be a computer that’s no longer accessible giving you more headache than you can take. But no reason to fully panic just yet because there is still a …

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Nokia Targets Millennials For New Smartphone Line

The Millennials are probably the biggest spenders these days and their purchasing power is expected to continue as they age. A.k.a. the Generation Y, the Millennials are individuals born in the early 80s until the late 90s to early 2000s. They are often the offspring of older Generation X adults and baby boomers and grew up in a culture of technological progress. Millennials made social media the force it is today because they are comfortable in using it after being exposed to technology at a young age. They are the ones who grew up watching cable television and then came the World Wide Web and the birth of smart technology.

In one survey, 83% of millennials answered that they sleep with their smartphones. That’s how inseparable they are from their gadgets. They are used to living in their virtual life before zoning out and then coming back to reality. Many can’t live without 24/7 access to the Internet and are more likely to log into their various social media accounts on a daily basis too. Facebook happens to be their …

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Warning Signs Of A Hard Drive Failure

Technology can leave many people dazed and confused at times because of the numerous technical aspects of this industry. Computers, for instance, are the highlight but there are many other components that are just as important as the end product. We have different uses for computers. It is helpful in doing administrative and clerical tasks in any institution or workplace, even at school. You can surf the web with it and discover all the wonderful things that the Internet has to offer – from social media to the many good things you can use if you are an entrepreneur who wants to take your business to the next level.

Data is a big thing. From photos to videos to important life-changing documents stashed somewhere on your PC’s hard drive, you want 24/7 access to them for when the need arises. And most of the time, your computer cooperates and makes life easy for you. Unfortunately, there is that slim chance when your hard drive will fail you and you can no longer access these precious data you can’t live without. …

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Should You Take A Shot At Data Recovery?

Data makes the world go round. Most of us don’t realize it yet but that is the hard-hitting truth. Data is precious that we’d move heaven and earth to get it back once we lose it whatever the reason may be. However, dealing with technology is a tricky matter. One simple mistake can wipe out all your data in an instant and there is no other way for you to get it back. People often panic right away when they can’t access their hard drive especially when they need to find something in that instant. But panicking often leads to more costly mistakes that were avoidable if you only stayed level-headed the entire time.

The most common cause for hard drive failure is software-related and the second one does not have anything to do with you but on the hard drive itself. However, you should not just mess up with hard drives if you have no idea what you are doing because you might inflict more damage than what was previously. There are different ways to fixing it depending on …

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China Catching Up On The Smartphone Market

We live in a generation ruled by smartphones and smart gadgets. We live and breathe the Internet every single day of our lives. You can hardly see anyone who hasn’t been bitten by social media just yet. From the young to the old, we all likely have an existing social media account and dedicate time for it almost every day to stay updated on the trending news and featured stories in the Internet of Things.

Wherever you are in the world, you’d likely see people obsessed with their smartphones and smart gadgets. It’s a given. They tinker with it every day and can’t live without it. It actually is an understatement considering how hooked almost everyone are with it. Apple may have introduced this smart technology to the world but many companies have now joined in on the bandwagon and have released their own versions of smartphones that are supposed to equal the sophistication of a an iOS smartphone or provide the flexibility and mass appeal of its Android version.

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone maker, is closing in on Apple

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The CIA’s Superior Computer-Hacking Skills

Our country is just one nation that makes up the rest of the world. And considering how many countries there are coexisting with us (albeit not always peacefully), it’s hard to maintain law and order all the time. It’s what governments are for. Well, aside from collecting taxes, the government is tasked to maintain peace and order and manage the affairs of the state. It’s a lot of work actually and can’t be done by a single individual. It’s why there are different agencies that enforce the law and some who act like Sherlock Holmes and try to put a stop to criminals before they even strike.

Technology keeps on progressing and it makes perfect sense for the government to invest in foreign intelligence service. In the US, it’s the CIA’s job to gather, process, and analyze data that may affect national security on a global scale. CIA is actually a civilian service that taps on human intelligence and is expected to report their findings to the Cabinet and the President of the United States of America. The law allows …

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Malware Continues To Threaten Computer Servers All Over The World

The world is run by computers. It is the reality of our times these days. Almost every nation has centralized their operations and relies heavily on digital data in their every affair. It has transformed the delivery of basic services into a smooth and efficient system that gets the job done every time. Unfortunately, like any form of technology, criminals have found their way to make money from it and this has put a risk countless computer servers all over the world from costly malware that are meant to cripple your system and even your life (and put your business on hold).

Malware attacks are increasingly becoming common now especially among Windows PCs. Cyber criminals are using the technology itself to mess with even more technology for monetary gain. If you are not careful enough, you might end up a victim of these cyber criminals and be asked to pay bitcoins as ransom to get your data back like what happened to thousands of individuals and organizations quite recently when a ransomware attack affected over 200,000 computers.

While not acknowledging

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Understanding Data Warehouse Automation

For an ordinary person, we likely hear crickets chirping when we hear others talk extensively about computers using unheard of computer jargons. Understanding many of these computer concepts and terms isn’t an easy feat, so we often just stick to what we know best: social media and the Internet.

However, if you are an entrepreneur, you need to familiarize yourself with these tech concepts especially if you have plans of expanding your business across different platforms and corners of the globe. Going digital is inevitable and you need to have a great and efficient computing system in place to manage and store your data, so you know just what is happening to your business all the time.

To quote the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) from WhereScape’s own pages, “Data warehouse automation is much more than simply automating the development process. It encompasses all of the core processes of data warehousing including design, development, testing, deployment, operations, impact analysis, and change management.”


Simply put, data warehouse automation is a process wherein you automate and accelerate the development cycles …

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Protect Your Data From Malicious Malware

We are now living in a digital world. It means that we use computers in carrying out different tasks or functions whether on a personal basis or not. Almost all homes are equipped with a computer or laptop and have their own Internet or WiFi connection too. The latter is even considered as a necessity these days and no longer a luxury that it once was before smart technology took over the world.

The use of smartphones and smart gadgets boosts the popularity of the Internet. Aside from that, the centralizing of business and government processes left us with millions to billions of data that needs to be stored properly and can be accessed whenever the need arises. It’s too bad that cyber criminals always find a way to disrupt the world order and cause undue stress among its innocent victims.

Disaster has struck—an unwanted piece of malware took root on your computer. So what’s your next step? While the potential damage viruses can cause shouldn’t be underestimated, you might be able to get your computer back on its feet

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