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Mozilla assesses the security of this season’s IoT gifts

Mozilla has released the 2018 edition of its 'Privacy Not Included' guide which assesses the security of IoT gifts this festive season. The guide breaks down whether each device is safe and can be trusted, especially when it comes to gifts designed for children. We’ve already seen things such as connected teddy bears being hacked. Mozilla is warning people to steer clear of the Fredi Baby Monitor citing its lack of encryption, use of the ...

Get Google Camera’s Night Sight on MIUI Global 10 on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Mi 8 [Root]

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the Xiaomi Mi 8 are both great photography devices, and they’re getting even better in the latest version of the Chinese MIUI that’s currently in closed beta. The company is bringing back some features from the Mi Mix 3 to previous devices with the same hardware. While that means you’ll get features like the Mi Mix 3’s new night mode, it also happens to fully support Google Camera without any ...

Enable Always-On Display on the OnePlus 6T [Root]

The OnePlus 6T is a truly outstanding device in more than a few ways. The latest OnePlus flagship features a large 6.41-inch 19.5:9 Optic AMOLED display with a “teardrop” style screen notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner. It also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage, a dual rear camera setup, and more. But one feature that is sorely lacking on the OnePlus 6T ...

How to Check for System Updates on macOS

Running system updates is a solid way to keep a laptop safe, secure and running smoothly, so we're unclear as to why Apple's changed its software update location again. Yes, macOS Mojave has moved Sys...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/laptopmag/~3/lHxsIROs0VU/how-to-check-for-system-updates-on-mac to see original story and photos ...

Google’s Wear OS “H” update brings Smart App Resume and battery improvements

Despite what some people think, Wear OS is not dead. Google continues to push out updates to the platform. We’ve seen a few updates over the past few months (as well as a big rebrand). The latest update is oddly named “H.” This is the first Wear OS update we’ve seen with this letter naming scheme. So what does it bring? Quite a lot actually. Battery Saver Mode Updates: This update extends your battery life ...

Creepy or super creepy? That is the question Mozilla’s throwing at IoT Christmas pressies

The FREDI baby monitor has been ranked creepiest connected home gadget on offer this festive season in a survey by Mozilla. According to Mozilla, the babycam uses a default password of "123" that users aren't forced to change, it doesn't use encryption and has a history of being hacked – earning it a "super creepy" tag from the foundation. Researchers at Mozilla probed 70 connected toys, games, smartphone kit and other gadgets for its second ...

Google renews web apps push with ‘Squoosh’ and Writable Files API

Google renews its web apps push with a tool for reducing image sizes alongside a new API increasing native apps interoperability. Starting with Google’s image-shrinking tool, ‘Squoosh’ is meant to “launch almost instantly, and then [perform] a smooth UI even when it’s doing heavy work, including using Web Assembly to do more with codecs the browser doesn’t have baked in.” The open source tool supports a variety of web formats like MozJPEG and WebP, and ...

Bootloader unlocking is still possible for Huawei and Honor devices, but it’ll cost you

Modding our smartphones and tablets is what XDA is all about. Our site is home to the largest forums for Android enthusiasts who love to tinker with their devices, which sometimes causes clashes with the companies that make these devices. Some companies like Google and OnePlus are friendly towards modders, while many others simply turn a blind eye towards our community. Other companies, however, crack down on the ability to modify the software on their ...

6 Important Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Website

One of the questions that we often get asked is: Why should I use WordPress? Isn’t my old site good enough? Why do I need to switch to WordPress from another platform? If you’re asking these questions, then you’re at the right place. In this article, we will share 6 important reasons why you should use WordPress. We will also cover all the different type of websites you can create with WordPress as well as ...
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