Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone

Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Take Over Your Camera

A security vulnerability in some Android phones allows attackers to access your camera app and invade your privacy (it can even get location data from the photos it takes). The vulnerability uses a loophole in the storage permission to access your camera app (even if you disabled the camera permission). The storage permission is the…

iPhone 6 on a wooden table

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…

Smartphone Keys Will Soon Unlock Starwood Hotels

Starwood will start allowing people to unlock their guest rooms at Starwood hotels using their phones this week. You can utilize this service by installing the provided smartphone key app on your smartphone. This is an invitation-only service. According to The Bulletin, Starwood will begin offering smartphone key apps at 10 hotels in its Aloft,…

Poor Computer Education Has Wreaked Havoc On Society

During my high school days, we had what was called an Information Technology (I.T.) class. It was not a general computer education class. The class involved primarily Microsoft Office, programming, and other information about how computer hardware works. I won’t criticize the school’s coverage of Microsoft Office because it is essential, however, they taught us…