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Android Security

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Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

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Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock can simplify security and save you time on Android, Chrome OS, and even Mac and Windows. Are you taking advantage of all it has to offer?

And that was actually the CLEAN version!

This oilfield services company's new email filter flags language that's not considered business appropriate -- but it turns out that depends on what business you're in.

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Innovative anti-phishing app comes to iPhones

MetaCert checks emails on iPhones for phishing links, but giving the app access to all of your messages could be a concern for some.

Forbidden names, revisited

Flashback to the glory days of CompuServe, when anyone could get an account, but not everyone could use their real names -- even if there wasn't a naughty word involved.

Google Fi Features

5 handy Google Fi features you shouldn't forget

Google's wireless service has some powerful benefits beyond the obvious. Are you taking advantage of everything Fi has to offer?

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Will Apple’s iPhone replace your password?

Apple begins testing security standard WebAuthn, elevating the possibility of using Face ID on your iPhone alongside a password and Touch ID to access highly secure websites.

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Blockchain: What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

Blockchain has entered Gartner's 'Trough of Disillusionment' as a new report cites dozens of purported success stories that turned out to be failures.

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Amazon launches patient data-mining service to assist docs

Through its Amazon Web Services platform, Amazon is offering an A.I. engine that can cull useful information from millions of unstructured electronic files, including patient electronic medical records.

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FAQ: Windows 10 LTSB explained

The 'Long-term Servicing Branch' of Windows 10 was initially aimed at enterprises that wanted to avoid Microsoft's Windows-as-a-service model and delay frequent feature updates. Here's how it's supposed to work.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: After months of bad news, November’s patching seems positively serene

After a disastrous month of patching in October, Microsoft seems have finally decided to slow down and get its Windows 10 (version 1809) patch routine right.

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Microsoft's multi-factor authentication service flakes out – again

For the second time in nine days, the Multi-Factor Authentication system used by Microsoft for Office 365 logins failed.

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Windows Hello for Business: Next-gen authentication for Windows shops

Microsoft has brought biometric sign-in to Windows 10 business and enterprise users with Windows Hello for Business. Here’s how it works and how to deploy it to your users.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows 10 users an alternative way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

Gmail Encryption

Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know

This easy-to-follow guide will help you understand what's going on with Gmail encryption and what you can do to maximize your messaging privacy.

Android Security Settings

10 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Android's own native security options aren't always obvious — but they're absolutely worth your while to embrace and understand.

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ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app

The encrypted email service provider, born out of CERN in Europe, has unveiled a VPN app for iOS devices.

The big fix

Pilot fish at a federal agency is visited by a user who can't access data he needs, and he doesn't just want the issue fixed -- he wants to know what went wrong, and why.

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