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Milton Rocha

Ransomware attacks hit small businesses the hardest

If it seems like reports of ransomware attacks — malicious software that holds data hostage unless a ransom is paid to the person or organization behind it — are increasing, Malwarebytes agrees with you. The company released its Second Annual State of Ransomware…

No Comments / 2 View / August 17, 2017

All Apple had to do to sell iPads was make them cheaper

It’s been about a year and a half since Apple introduced the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It was a great device, but it also made Apple’s tablet lineup more confusing than ever. I wrote at the time that Apple seemed to be just throwing…

No Comments / 1 View / August 16, 2017

Facebook News Feed will direct you to faster-loading links

It’s not just bogus articles that can make your Facebook News Feed seem like a minefield — it’s also frustrating when a friend shares a web link that takes… forever… to… load. Thankfully, Facebook is as tired of twiddling its thumbs as…

No Comments / 4 View / August 14, 2017

RED’s $1,200 holographic phone features snap-on camera accessories

Digital camera maker RED is still releasing new products at different price points, like its $15,000 4K Raven bundle the company plans to release in a partnership with Apple. But the company’s looking to enter the mobile market, revealing last month that…

No Comments / 1 View / August 13, 2017

Fitbit CEO says its first smartwatch will be ready for the holidays

Looks like Fitbit’s new smartwatch will arrive before the holiday season, according to the company’s CEO. In its second quarter earnings report, he noted that the wearable is “is on track for delivery ahead of the holiday season and will drive a…

No Comments / 7 View / August 11, 2017

Karma’s new hotspot gives users a cloak of invisibility

Personal hotspot hardware provider Karma has announced a new security-focused product, Karma Black. A specialized version of the company’s KarmaGO hotspot device, Karma Black will provide anonymous browsing (Tor), an integrated Virtual Private Network (VPN), blacklisting and ad-blocking. KarmaGO allows users to establish…

No Comments / 2 View / August 10, 2017

Sony and IBM created 330TB data tapes for a massive analog archive

Storing data on magnetic tape is back, baby. Sony has announced that thanks to a partnership with IBM Research in Zurich, the pair have developed a magnetic tape cartridge capable of storing 201 gigabytes of data per square inch for a total of 330…

No Comments / 4 View / August 8, 2017

Google Earth iOS update saves it from App Store removal

One of iOS 11’s big changes (and there are many) is that it will no longer support 32-bit-only apps. This has left developers scrambling to make sure their apps will be able to launch on the software update arriving in…

No Comments / 2 View / August 7, 2017

DJI’s Spark drone starts recording when you raise your arm

When we reviewed DJI’s Spark drone, one of our gripes was the limited set of gesture controls. You can’t do everything you want without reaching for your phone. DJI is already taking steps to close those gaps, though. It’s delivering a firmware update…

No Comments / 9 View / August 5, 2017

Shopify goes after Square with a new mobile credit card reader

Shopify just released its new card reader that makes it easy for merchants to complete credit or debit card-based sales on the go. The reader accepts chip dips or swipes and works with Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. It connects…

No Comments / 4 View / August 4, 2017