Category: Toronto Technology Posts

Category: Toronto Technology Posts 10 Tips For Using Credit Cards for Shopping Safely Online

    When shopping online, shopping safely online can be a challenge, especially if you stray from the larger e-tailers to get a better deal from a lesser known site. Here are 10 tips to help you gain some peace of mind while shopping online.   1. Check the seller’s customer satisfaction ratings. Other people’s experiences with the merchant that you are considering are often an excellent gauge of what to expect when you order. Review other user’s comments and check out the seller’s rating on sites like Google Shopping. Low “star” ratings may provide a red flag that cautions

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts My Computer Has Been Hacked! What To Do Now

   10 Things You Need to Do After Being Hacked You opened an e-mail attachment that you probably shouldn’t have and now your computer has slowed to a crawl and other strange things are happening. Your bank called you saying there has been some strange activity on your account and your ISP has just “null routed” all traffic from your computer because they claim it is now part of a zombie botnet. All this and it’s only Monday.If your computer has been compromised and infected with a virus or other malware you need to take action to keep your files

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts 10 Signs Your Computer Might Have a Malware Infection

  Our computer is like a member of our family, when it doesn’t “feel good” or something is wrong with it, we can usually tell. We might not know exactly what is bothering it, but we have a feeling that something is wrong and we want to do everything we can to make them all better. How Can You Tell if Your System is Infected With Malware? Let’s look at 10 signs that your computer might have a malware infection:   1. It’s Running Much Slower Than Normal If your computer is normally setting speeds records jumping from app to

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts 72 Vermont Ave, Toronto, Annex, C02, For Sale – List Price $1,900,000 SOLD

72 Vermont Ave, Toronto, Annex, C02, has been SOLD                       Community: Annex Type: Residential             Style: 3 Storey                           Bedroom: 5 Bathroom: 5.0                  Garage: Greater than 3 Car      Basement: Other Size: 3000-3500 Sq Ft                   Taxes: $6,643.00 ( Year 2015 ) Lot Dims: 25 X 140 Feet   Description: Detached Legal Fourplex Location In Seaton Village

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts ‘Millions’ of Android mobes vulnerable to new Stagefright exploit

  A group of Israeli researchers reckon they’ve cracked the challenge of crafting a reliable exploit for the Stagefright vulnerability that emerged in Android last year. In a paper [PDF] that’s a cookbook on how to build the exploit for yourself, they suggest millions of unpatched Android devices are vulnerable to their design, which bypasses Android’s security defenses. Visiting a hacker’s webpage is enough to trigger a system compromise, we’re told. Since no hot piece of infosec action exists without a name these days, the paper, written by Hanan Be’er of North-Bit, dubs the implementation of the Stagefright exploit “Metaphor.”

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts How to get hundreds of paid Android apps and games for free

  Android users, we don’t want you to feel neglected. We always try to help out with useful tips like when we recently told you about three secret settings that give your Android phone a huge speed boost, but sometimes it’s difficult to avoid. For example, we run a daily series on paid iOS apps that go on sale for free, and people often wonder why we don’t do the same thing with Android apps. The answer is simple: Good Android apps don’t go on sale for free often enough in the Play Store to make a column like that possible. But

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts Gmail Things You Didn’t Know Gmail Did

  Gmail is really useful. It’s free without feeling cheap. It doesn’t add ads to the signature line of your email messages, and it gives you a very generous amount of storage space. Here’s a few things you may not have known you can do with Gmail. 1.  Turn on Experimental Features With Gmail Labs Gmail Labs is a feature of Gmail that allows you to experiment with features that aren’t necessarily ready for wide release. If they’re popular, they might eventually be incorporated into the main Gmail interface. Example tools include Mail Goggles that attempts to give you a sobriety

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts Google and YouTube Track Your Every Step

    Whether you like it or not, Google, Facebook, and Bing track everything that you do on their sites. Google is particularly far-reaching because it also captures what you do on Gmail, YouTube, and the millions of partner websites who use Google Analytics software. For Google users, this means: every search you perform, every video or web page you open, every geolocation you travel to, and all the advertising segments you represent are all attached to your Gmail account and your computing device. The declared intent of this tracking is to give you targeted advertising that is tailored to your tastes and habits. But

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts Why Even Bother Trying to Stay Private Online

It’s so difficult to keep your privacy anymore.  In fact, 59% of American web users have given up trying to be completely anonymous online, according to a Pew Research Study. And unless you are running for public office, then why not let Google and Bing and Facebook track your online web habits?Well, truth be told: targeted advertising is not a life-changing benefit for anyone other than the advertisers. And there are negative social and legal consequences to online tracking which most people are unaware of.And social media is NEVER private, even if you set your Facebook to be ‘friends-only’ viewing. At About.com,

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts How to Set Up a New iPhone

  Whether your new iPhone is your first or you’ve been using Apple’s smartphone since 2007, the first thing you must do with any new iPhone is to set it up. This article covers activating an iPhone 6S Plus & 6S, 6 Plus & 6, 5S, 5C, 5, or 4S running iOS 9. RELATED: If your phone is already set up, learn how to sync content to your iPhone. Before you get started, ensure that your version of iTunes is up to date. This isn’t always absolutely required, but it’s probably a good idea. Learn how to install iTunes here. Once you’ve got

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