GOOGLE CHROME users are being warned over a dangerous new online scam that can steal your bank details. It involves using a very common pop-up alert to trick you into installing a dangerous Chrome extension – which could leave you penniless. The dodgy extension is called 'Reader Flash', created by a mysterious developer known only as 'fbsgang'. Once you've installed it, it'll track which websites you go to, as revealed by Telefonica's cybersecurity blog Eleven Paths. The extension knows when you've entered details into a form – like your bank login details, or info inputted when signing up for a credit card – and can scoop it up. This gives hackers access to very sensitive information about you, which leaves you wide open to being defrauded. So how do you end up getting the dodgy malware on your computer? It tricks you into thinking you're downloading Flash Player (a legitimate add-on for watching videos), but you're actually installing a criminal app instead. This … [Read more...] about Google Chrome users risk being HACKED by sneaky scam that quietly ‘infects’ your gadgets
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APPLE is re-building its Maps app from scratch to get you using it instead of Google Maps. The company is tapping into a mix of up-to-the-minute data from iPhones, satellite imagery, and route mapping vans with sensors to create the new app, according to TechCrunch. So basically all the things that make Google Maps so essential. Though Apple isn't calling this a redesign, the visual differences will be immediately noticeable when the new app is trialled in the San Francisco Bay Area this week. There will be more detailed greenery markers in places with more grass and tress, more business listings, pools, sports areas like tennis and basketball courts and walking paths for pedestrians that previously went unmapped. Your iPhone data is essential to this overhaul. But the company promises that it isn't snooping on your device. Road less travelled: Apple Maps' bumpy historyAll the times Apple Maps got it horribly wrong... Apple compltely messed up the launch of Maps in 2012 with … [Read more...] about Apple Maps is being completely rebuilt after YEARS of failure to take on Google Maps
THE pace of Google Pixel 3 release date rumours is quickening as the launch approaches – and we've uncovered a load of juicy rumours. Last year's Google smartphones were fantastic –and made our best Android phones list – so we're looking forward to what's next. Here's what we know so far. Google Pixel 3 release date – when is Google's next phone out? Google has been fairly consistent with its Pixel smartphone releases, which makes the next launch date easy to guess. The original Google Pixel launched back on October 4, 2016, which was a Tuesday. It then went on sale on Tuesday, October 25 that same year. Then last year's Google Pixel 2 was announced on Wednesday, October 4 – the exact same date as the original phone's debut. It went on sale more quickly however, landing in stores on Thursday, October 19. Based on that brief history, we'd expect Google to announce the Google Pixel 3 on Thursday, October 4, 2018. As far as a specific Google Pixel 3 release … [Read more...] about Google Pixel 3 LEAK – are we about to get another iPhone clone?
GOOGLE has finally launched its smart doorbell – the Nest Hello – here in the UK. The smart home gadget debuted in the US back in March, but it's finally landed in Britain. In short, the Nest Hello is a Wi-Fi connected doorbell that you can see through thanks to a built-in camera. The camera connects to your smartphone over the internet, making it possible to see what's going on outside your front door at all times. The high-quality camera has a wide-angle lens and records high-definition HDR footage. It's also got night vision capabilities for after-dark filming. But it doesn't stop there – the Nest Hello rocks a microphone and speaker, too. That means you can have a conversation with the person at your door from anywhere in the world. This sci-fi gadget gets even creepier, though. Unlike most other smart doorbells, the Nest Hello boasts facial recognition capabilities. The Nest Hello knows when someone is at your door, and it can alert you with a smartphone … [Read more...] about Google’s smart facial-recognition doorbell hits UK today – and it looks amazing
ANDROID P is here, but it won't have you hooked on your smartphone. Google just unveiled its new mobile operating system at its I/O event, and it comes packed with new features including simpler navigation, a battery-saving mode, and helpful app insights and actions. But the update that's really got people talking are the new "digital wellbeing" tools. We hear about the damaging effects of smartphone addiction all the time, with new surveys and stats constantly reminding us that devices and social media are making us unhappy. Well, Google wants to change that. Android P, which is currently in beta ahead of a proper release later this year, has a new dashboard that tells you how often you use every app on your smartphone. The idea being that it will encourage users to set time limits on things like Instagram, Snapchat, and maybe even Candy Crush Soda Saga. Android P: Key featuresGoogle's refreshed smartphone OS is here, and these are its best bits Taking a page out of Apple's iPhone X … [Read more...] about Google’s new Android P smartphone OS will cut the amount of time you spend on your phone – these are its key features