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Be Wary Of The Emerging Mobile Security Threat Called ‘Smishing’

‘Smishing’ is an emerging security threat to mobile phone users in which a phisher sends an SMS or other text message to you containing a malware-infested link. Sometimes the senders will ask for personal information, and that’s usually with the intent to rob you or commit identity theft (for example: applying for credit in your…

Volvo’s First Electric Car Will Be The XC40 SUV

Volvo, which announced it will eventually stop releasing conventional gas-powered cars in favour of hybrid and electric ones will finally offer an electric model, and it will be the XC40 crossover SUV. The Volvo XC40 is a compact crossover released in September 2017 and sports Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform. The upcoming electric…

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Google Assistant No Longer Requires ‘Ok Google’ To Issue Commands

The Google Home Assistant no longer requires you to say ‘Hey Google’ or ‘Ok Google’ to continue conversations with it. This makes it easier to use, but what are the implications? Many devices have a number of quirks and requirements that most people aren’t aware of, so it would help to explain what the ‘Hey…

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Square Shares Jump After Getting Approval To Trade Cryptocurrencies

Shares in Square (NYSE: SQ) jumped on Monday as the mobile payments app received regulatory approval for to trade cryptocurrencies in New York, according to CNBC. A welcome feature for customers that want to use cryptocurrencies. The company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey is also the CEO, co-founder of Twitter and has expressed support for cryptocurrencies, especially…

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iPhones Will Soon Send Your Location To First Responders

There’s a good chance that you’ve called 911 and repeatedly tried to spell out your address over a lot of noise or a scratchy phone call. Smartphones have tremendous capabilities that enable them to find anything you need in a flash, and nearby based on your location. Yet contacting the police is just as difficult…