Samsung To Brick Remaining Note 7s Remotely

Samsung is to remotely disable the remaining Note 7 handsets that the most devoted users have refused to return under a safely recall. One of the hottest phones of last year turned out to be too hot to handle after a string of handsets overheated and even caught fire. Independent reports blamed attempts to make […]

Big Four Carriers All Improve Unlimited Data Deals

It appears competition might actually be working in the US cellphone market as, following Verizon bringing back “unlimited” data, all four major networks have upped their game. As always, however, unlimited still comes with restrictions. As we noted on Monday, Verizon brought back unlimited data for the first time since ditching it several years back […]

Is Public Wi-Fi Really Safe?

Basically, the answer is: No, it’s not! However, there are ways to secure your connection, and the way I use is by connecting to a VPN service when I’m outside my home. I’ve tried many solutions, and Private Internet Access offers one of the best, easiest to use, and cheapest VPN services out there. I’ve […]

Netflix Downloads Can Go To SD Cards

Netflix downloads on Android can now be stored on SD cards. There’ll be a couple of big restrictions however. Downloading from the Netflix app launched last month but was originally restricted to the device’s on-board storage. While that wasn’t much of a problem for iOS gadgets, it was bad news for those Android owners who […]

Verizon To Have Words With Note 7 Holdouts

Galaxy Note 7 owners on Verizon are in for a surprise if they continue to use the recalled handset. Outgoing voice calls will redirect to Verizon staff who’ll demand the phone be sent back. As of last month, 93 percent of Note 7’s had been returned to Samsung following the safety recall related to fire […]

The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From May-June 2016)

Let’s continue our look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered here at GaS in 2016 as well as following up on later developments. In May Blizzard announced it would have a permanent ban for anyone found cheating at online team shooter game Overwatch. It proved no empty threat, with the most embarrassing […]

Bluetooth Gets Faster, Goes Further

The next generation of Bluetooth has been confirmed. Boosts to speed, range and capacity could mean improvements to both smartwatches and home gadgets. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, an industry body, has now officially adopted the Bluetooth 5 specification. The first devices to use the technology are expected early next year. It’s the first completely […]

Most People Still Not Online

The day when most people in the world are online is not far off according to the UN. And it’s cost rather than logistics that is the main barrier for nearly all the rest. The UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) estimates that 47.1 percent of the world’s population now uses the Internet and that could […]

How Text Messaging Really Works [Video]

Even if you’re familiar with all the technology involved in sending text messages to and from cellphones, this video from AsapSCIENCE is a great overview of something many of us take for granted.

Google Two-Factor Authentication Becomes One-Click

Google has made two-factor authentication a little simpler to use. It’s now possible to confirm your identity on a phone with a single tap rather than typing a code. At the moment, if you login to Google on an unfamiliar computer and you’re using two-factor authentication, you have to receive a six-digit code though either […]

If Cell Phone Commercials Were Honest… [Video]

Enough with the maps! We don’t even understand their meanings anyway. [Cracked]

Free eManual: Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual for IT Pros

For today’s free eBook, get the Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual for IT Pros for free! Being in IT I’m sure you know someone who’s been hit with ransomware or you have been though it yourself. Wouldn’t it be great to have a manual of what to do when you get hit and how to prevent […]