There Is Now A Big Time Talent Agency Representing ‘Rock Star’ Programmers In The Tech Industry

November 21st, 2014

Flickr.com/alper Computer programmer hard at work If you’re looking to hire a coding superstar, you may have to call their agent. 10x, a big name talent agency that has represented artists like John Mayer and Vanessa Carlton, is now representing computer programmers aka “digital rock stars,” Lizzie Widdicombe at The New Yorker reports. The agency was founded by two veteran music and …

Google Contributor Lets You Pay for Ad-Free Websites

November 21st, 2014

Search giant Google just launched a subscription service called Contributor, which gives internet users the option to pay a small monthly fee for ad-free access to select websites. Google announced that Imgur, Mashable, Science Daily, The Onion, Urban Dictionary and WikiHow are among the program's partners, presumably with more to be announced soon. You currently need to join a wait list before …

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

November 21st, 2014

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, The New Yok Times reports, citing security company Lookout. FROM EARLIER: FTC cracks down on massive ‘PC cleaner’ security scam Called “NotCompatible,” the malware has reached its third version, which is even more sophisticated …

Top tips on hack-proofing your life

November 19th, 2014

From drug cartels to passwords, security expert Brian Krebs weighs in on how to keep your personal data and bank account safe.

Protect yourself online this Christmas

November 19th, 2014

As part of International Fraud Awareness Week the New Zealand Bankers’ Association is urging consumers to stay safe online as we head into to the festive season.

Spam Nation: Cybercrime and spam are far bigger security threats than you think

November 18th, 2014

In Spam Nation, cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs investigates Russian spammers and seeks to educate users about how valuable their assets are to cybercriminals.

Here are 100 stunning iPhone 6 wallpapers you can download for free

November 18th, 2014

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are sleek, beautiful smartphones, but there’s one problem with them: it seems like almost everyone in the United States has one. Using a great case can help separate your iPhone from the pack, and we recently recommended 10 iPhone 6 cases that feature great designs. To complete the look of Apple’s latest iPhones with or without a case, however, you’ll need …

Samsung will finally give up on gadget spam next year

November 18th, 2014

Samsung has used smartphone buyers in previous years to seeing a wide variety of Galaxy-branded smartphone and tablet versions in stores, as the company tried to meet all the various smartphone requirements customers might have, both when it comes to features and prices. While the smartphone spam strategy worked well in Samsung’s favor for a few years, helping the Korean giant get a large share …

Regulator to Canadians: How much should voter registry violators pay?

November 17th, 2014

OTTAWA – Canadians are being asked for their thoughts about how violators should be penalized for contravening the new voter contact registry.

Tell Them You Care With a Holiday Card. Use These 5 Tips to Do It Right.

November 17th, 2014

Sending out greetings to your vendors, customers and clients is a simple business strategy that provides you with a 10-fold return.