Google’s confidential mode has made its mobile debut   Google released their confidential mode to mobile devices so that emails sent can have a self-destruct date. Confidential mode made its appearance as part of the large Gmail redesign that was announced earlier this year and became the default for consumers in July. The Gmail feature […]

New Chrome 69 release includes a great new design     Google Chrome just released Chrome 69 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The release includes a new design, a more powerful omnibox, a more accurate autofill, and an updated password manager. The update is available using Chrome’s built-in updater when you launch Chrome. […]

Billed as the one-size-fits-all cable, USB Type-C isn’t up to snuff   Once seen as the one-size-fits-all answer to our cable woes, USB Type-C has yet to live up to the promises that were made. While USB Type-C was supposed to unify power and data deliver with display and audio connectivity, the USB Type-C can’t […]

Changes are coming to the product support forum   Effective starting in July of 2018, Microsoft will no longer provide product support for a number of devices. Microsoft Agent Michelle Mad posted this message in the Microsoft Community: Hello,   Effective July 2018, the Microsoft Community forums listed below will shift support scope and Microsoft […]

A security researcher found a potentially damaging vulnerability on T-Mobile’s company website   The vulnerability found on T-Mobile’s company website last December was just revealed this week. The bug was so severe that hackers could have easily hijacked and taken control of customer accounts. The flaw on their website allowed hackers to log into T-Mobile […]

Google Chrome is making helpful changes to make web browsing safer   Starting in July of 2018, Google Chrome will be marking all sites that haven’t adopted HTTPS encryption as “not secure.” For several years, Google has strongly pushed for sites to adopt the HTTPS encryption, but they’re not waiting any longer. When Chrome 68 […]

An algorithm has been created that can help make phones childproof, once and for all.   While there are loads of activity-monitoring apps for phones that aim to keep a handle on what kids do when they get ahold of a smartphone, they need to be added and turned on. Not a difficult thing to […]

The Google Chrome update includes a stronger pop-up blocker and website audio muting availability   When Google released their latest version of Chrome recently, they included some great features that you may have missed because the user interface didn’t change a bit. These hidden gems are working hard behind the scenes to keep your internet […]

What you can do to break free from the trap of not being able to leave a tricky webpage:   We’ve all run into fishy and annoying websites that have never ending pop-ups that want us to click ‘ok’ because they don’t want us to leave the page. Or, they may say they’ll allow us […]

A DNS (Domain Name Server) is what translates a website address from a URL that you enter to an IP address which your computer actually connects to. For example, when you type “www.xda-developers.com” into your browser, your computer queries a DNS which looks up and returns the IP address “209.58.128.90” to the client. This process […]