Year: 2015

Free Up Space on Your Mobile Devices

Regardless of the storage capacity of our smartphones, we always seem to run out of room. This excellent article from The Verge offers tips on how to free up space, including the use of the highly recommended cloud services from

Posted in Cloud, Mobile, Smartphones

2016 Chevy Malibu’s “Teen Driver” Monitoring System

Parental controls have moved from the computer into the car. Well, all cars have embedded systems these days, so this development isn’t very surprising. The 2016 Chevy Malibu will allow parents to get reports on their teen’s driving and set

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USB 3.1 (Type-C Connector)

How much do you know about USB 3.1 (with Type-C connector)? Several laptops, such as the MacBook and Chromebook Pixel, are already using it. Upcoming phones will use it. In a nutshell, the new connector is: (1) Faster than USB

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Tech-Related Discounts for Students

In today’s class, one of my students informed us that Spotify Premium is available to students at 50% off the regular monthly price. This inspired me to look for a comprehensive list of tech-related discounts that are available for students. The

Posted in Internet

Ashley Madison’s User Data Exposed

The famous “have an affair” website was hacked last month and the perpetrators threatened to release the private (and intimate) data of 30+ million users if the site was not shut down. Last night, the hackers followed through on their

Posted in Internet

Will Google+ Be Around Much Longer?

Google+ was originally an attempt to create a social network that integrated many of Google’s services (including YouTube). After years of falling way behind other social networks and angering some users in the process (many thought Google was “forcing” this service

Posted in Internet, Social Media

Hacking and Controlling a Car

Security researchers, working with a Wired writer, hacked and controlled a car from a remote location. Usually, a laptop connection to the car is needed in order to accomplish this hack. Not anymore, at least for this one system from Chrysler.

Posted in Internet of Things

Windows 10 Release Date / Upgrading

Windows 10 will be released on July 29, 2015. Upgrading is free if you are running Windows 7 or 8.1. The article below has all the upgrade and hardware requirement details, while the video is the official Windows 10 introduction from Microsoft. Upgrading

Posted in Windows

Google I/O 2015 Announcements

Google introduced Android “M”, unlimited cloud storage for your photos, and much more. Google Photos (free) is definitely worth checking out for its intelligent search feature and the automated videos, stories, and other cool things it does with your photos. Read

Posted in Android, Cloud

Apps and Privacy Some of this article’s content may not come as a surprise to many of you, especially if you use your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account to log into many apps (especially games). It is still a good read, as

Posted in Privacy