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Different Ways of Using A Phone Locator

In case you are walking somewhere and your phone gets stolen or snatched, the first thing you think about is all the data that you have saved in it. You start worrying and your mind goes blank. In order to make such moments a little bearable for you, there are a lot of apps nowadays which can help you to locate your phone and get it back. 

Not only this but a phone locator application can enable you to screen your friends and family with only a basic snap of the screen. Although these are some simple applications but do you know how these applications actually work? Or about the numerous ways they can enable you to discover all the data you’re searching for? If not, this article will let you know precisely how mobile phone following applications work, and the most ideal approaches to utilize it. 

Mobile snatching has become really common since a long time ago. Although cell phones are now more advanced and include all the necessary features still there are expensive phones in which mobile tracker doesn’t work properly. 

Only a portion of these highlights incorporates GPS following capacities, content checking, photograph/video extraction, and internet-based life cautions. While a considerable lot of these highlights are significant, the client should initially know how their cell phone following application functions so as to take advantage of the product. 

How Cell Phone Tracker Apps Work:

Wireless tracker applications work by enacting a GPS following framework, which pinpoints the accurate area of the person on the gadget. Phone locator or Global Positioning System, is a route framework that interfaces numerous systems of satellites. These satellites then give exact area information on the numerous gadgets situated the world over. 

These GPS satellites work by sending a sign of the cell phone with the help of a mobile locator app. The GPS recipient will at that point interface with this sign, looking at the time it was sent and from which place. The outcome being the separation between the satellite and the physical signals. All of this information will at that point brief the GPS recipient’s framework to ascertain the location where his phone is present with precise accuracy and proficiency. 

Phone Locator Devices:

For an Android telephone, the requirement to spy a gadget can be utilized by the device manager of android. While for iPhones, the equivalent should be possible utilizing the “Discover My iPhone” work. 

If you think the strategies about phone locator  there are not enough you can easily look for few outsider applications that can do this activity as well. These sorts of applications have worked in capacities which can follow the telephone’s area, yet other information found in the focused on gadget also. This sort of programming is, for the most part, alluded to as a  spy application for mobile, and there is a wide range of one’s available today. The app from each brand greatly differs from one another as far as quality and highlights are concerned. Perhaps the best alternative out there for phone locators are the ones that are already present in your device. 

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Technology And The Internet Drive Modern Gaming

The entertainment business has accompanied humanity for a long time, and in many forms too. Perhaps since the moment people were able to fulfill their basic needs and started thinking about their free time and what more there is to life. A variety of amusing games, especially in modern times, surely is a crucial part of it all. 

Interesting games have been faithful servants for bored individuals on numerous occasions in history. The most unsophisticated ones involved simple solutions and ordinary materials: rocks, wooden pawns, then cards and basic boards. But they were enjoyed all the same. Unsurprisingly, the development of technology changed the big picture in a spectacular way. Above all with the introduction of video and computer games, and then by the invention of the world wide web. 

The gaming industry, being particularly susceptive to new technological concepts and driven by the fresh approach, is changing a great deal. Even before our very eyes. It is also an ever-growing business generating colossal revenues, which incites companies and developers to do everything they can to take a leading position above the competition. Lucky for the gamers out there, everybody should be able to find what they like. 

While playing the game on its own is a great way for many of us to relax and kill a few hours, you can always take it to the next level. Provided you are good enough, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make some extra cash on your hobby. The opportunities to face some serious opposition and compete for real money are here. Various e-sport competitions gather many talented players to prestigious tournaments and millions of viewers online. Cash prize pools increase according to the level of interest as well. 

A different, but equally exciting, concept of making a profit and having fun at the same time lies in the form of playing cards, poker especially. The online poker community is strong and significant, so there is no shortage of quality places to go to and check out the game and its various types. The most commonly recognized has to be Texas Hold’em; it gives plenty of room to shine for professionals and amateurs alike. Potential earnings on the biggest live events are also encouraging, to say the least. 

The most appreciated gaming positions are surely the ones that can engage crowds and give the possibility for a quality and healthy rivalry among the players. No wonder that online games are always in fashion, and all the new titles aiming for commercial success have to consider a multiplayer feature. Some genres are more popular than others; there are different trends floating around, making an impact on the community from time to time. Just like the big craze for battle royale type games, which are a mix of exploration and survival mode, represented by Fortnite and Apex Legends. One thing is for sure, the new ideas and ground-breaking solutions will keep on coming alongside the increasing technological progress, as well as players’ thirst for more. 

Just like the gaming industry is a big part of the whole entertainment business, the internet and technology are crucial for games. This relationship will likely grow in the future. We, as dedicated gamers, can only expect exciting things to come out as a result.

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Is Technology Threatening Our Privacy?

Malicious software, also known as malware, comes in many different forms. One form of malware that has become an increasingly large threat in recent years is what’s known as ransomware.

While most malware simply steals information or spies on you, ransomware is a unique kind of malware that actually steals money from victims. Here’s how it works.

You turn on your computer and enter your login credentials. But instead of seeing your desktop, you see a red screen with a message telling you your files have been encrypted. All you have to do to get them back is send a certain amount of cryptocurrency to a particular address. Your data has been taken ransom, which is where ransomware gets its name from.

WannaCry: One of the Biggest Cyberattacks Ever

The most notorious form of ransomware to date was known as the WannaCry virus. The outbreak of WannaCry was the worse ransomware attack in history. The attack was first unleashed in May of 2017 and didn’t target any specific users. The outbreak affected many people and organizations on all seven continents.

One variant of the WannaCry virus had a worm component. This means that the virus was able to automatically replicate itself and spread to as many other machines as it possibly could. For example, if a computer on a corporate network had been infected with WannaCry, the virus could quickly spread to all other machines on the network, holding all of them hostage. This did, in fact, happen to a number of organizations in 2017.

Just how widespread was the WannaCry attack? Avast, a cybersecurity company that makes antivirus software, reported on their blog that at its peak, there were over 10,000 WannaCry attacks being detected every hour, which is an extraordinarily high number. And there could have been additional infections that went undetected as well.

The WannaCry virus was first created by the National Security Agency (NSA) but made public by a group called the Shadow Brokers, who released a trove of NSA documents in April 2017. The individual responsible for stopping the WannaCry attack was a secretive hacker known as MalwareTech. Later that same year, MalwareTech was hunted down in Las Vegas by the FBI, and they had the hacker arrested for creating malware that could steal banking information from infected devices.

Some Other Infamous Viruses

While WannaCry is one of the most recent big computer viruses, there have been many others like it. In 2000, for example, the biggest computer virus of all time was known as the ILOVEYOU virus. This virus was also a self-replicating worm. It infected users by getting them to click on an attachment entitled “LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU-TXT-vbs.” The attachment came in an email with a tagline that said: “I love you.”

ILOVEYOU overwrite personal files and system files and kept on spreading itself without end. Even after the virus hit world headlines, people still kept clicking on the email attachments out of curiosity. Hopefully, today’s internet users have grown somewhat wiser and have the common sense to not click on unknown links or attachments. ILOVEYOU even made the Guinness Book of World Records for the “most virulent” virus of all time.

Some Other Famous Hackers

The hacker known as MalwareTech is not the only of his kind, either. While MalwareTech became famous for stopping WannaCry, other hackers have become known for more malicious activities.

Take Albert Gonzales, for example. Gonzales was responsible for the biggest credit card heist in human history. By installing a sniffing program on corporate networks, he was able to sniff out the information of over 170 million credit cards. He then sold the cards to other criminals. He was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Kevin Mitnick is another world-famous hacker. Mitnick was, at one time, the most wanted cybercriminal in the USA. Today he works as a successful security consultant. But years ago, he was convicted of hacking into some of the biggest telecommunications companies in the world and even hacked The Pentagon.

In the end, there’s no question that technology is threatening our privacy to a certain degree. That’s why being privacy-conscious is more important than ever. Don’t fall victim to attacks like ransomware.

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Apple Sends Out Media Invites For WWDC Keynote On June 3

Apple today sent out media invites for the keynote event of its 30th annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. 

The WWDC keynote will provide a first look at new software that Apple is debuting in 2019, including iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13. 

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Amazon Scout

Amazon Scout is a fully-electric delivery system from Amazon designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.  These devices are the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace. Scout will begin delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington.

How will delivery by Amazon Scout work? 

Customers in Snohomish County order just as they normally would and their Amazon packages will be delivered either by one of Amazon’s partner carriers or by Amazon Scout. Customers can shop on the Amazon App or amazon.com and enjoy the same delivery options including fast, free same-day, one-day and two-day shipping for Prime members.  Amazon is starting with six Amazon Scout devices, delivering packages Monday through Friday, during daylight hours. The devices will autonomously follow their delivery route but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee. 

After Amazon ensures the devices can safely and efficiently navigate around pets, pedestrians and anything else in their path, the hope is that Scout will be added to the growing suite of innovative delivery solutions for customers!

Learn more HERE.

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Nike Announces Adapt BB: Their $350 iPhone-Controlled Self-Adjusting Basketball Shoes

Today Nike announced new iPhone-controlled self-adjusting basketball shoes based on its latest FitAdapt technology. 

Nike’s first smart shoe designed for on-court performance, the Nike Adapt BB delivers a consistent, customized fit that’s unique to every basketball player. With the Nike Adapt app, set and save your favorite fits, customize the lights and download updates to continuously improve your experience.

The Nike Adapt BB shoes feature an advanced power-lacing system with a custom motor that senses the tension needed by the foot and adjusts accordingly to ensure a snug fit. Using buttons on the shoe or the Nike Adapt app for smartphones, basketball players can adjust the fit on the fly during a game. 

The shoes are equipped with a 505 mAh battery that can last between 10 and 20 days and charge wirelessly on Nike’s shoe-sized Qi-compatible mat in three hours. 

The shoes are priced at $350 in the United States and will begin shipping on February 16, according to Nike’s online store.

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Is This The Flying Taxi of The Future?

At CES, Fort Worth, Texas-based firm Bell revealed a full-scale model of its Nexus hybrid-electric air taxi that can take off and land vertically, and seat five people.

The flying car/helicopter uses six tilting ducted fans to move through the air and make vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) maneuvers, and its hybrid propulsion system is said to allow for covering greater distances than a purely electric drivetrain.

Bell is planning to partner with Uber and the cab service company is keen on being as quick as possible to offer air taxi rides. Air taxi rides could become a reality in the mid-2020s.

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The Boring Company Loop System

In a tunnel underneath the streets of Hawthorne, CA, Elon Musk’s other venture, The Boring Company is focused on the future of urban mobility. 

Musk invited a select group of people to come and try their first test tunnel. 1.14 miles in length. The tunnel is built for autonomous electric vehicles outfitted with deployable tracking wheels. The video below shows one of these early test runs, from lowering down the elevator shaft at the start to its return to the surface via a separate elevator at the end. 

Concept Transport Vehicle

In addition to private vehicles, the company will also operate a number of its own vehicles as public transit, however, no opening date has been set.

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Is There Cause for Concern?

Is There Cause for Concern? This is the Question that has been asked about the budget Chinese phones with relation to your privacy. 

Well, trusting any brand you have never heard of with your security and your privacy is not a wise idea, and unfortunately many budget-priced Android smartphones have been proven to have some security and privacy problems. 

For instance, last July the Russian antivirus firm (Dr.Web) stated that the models they had tested under the Nomu and the Leagoo names actually had a malware program built right into the firmware, and to my mind,  that is simply outrageous and completely unacceptable. 

Also, I read that just lately Amazon suspended the sales of phones that are marketed by BLU because of (get this!) snooping adware was built into the devices, although it only took a few days for Amazon to be selling the phone again, which again makes me very wary how Amazon can guarantee the security of this make. 

These reports of cheap Chinese handsets (including the Blu phones) are not new as spyware allegations were made last autumn, and it seems that the collection of user data is alive and well, so does this mean that if I invested in a cheap Android phone then I am running the risk of having my security and privacy compromised?  

This could be so as many researchers now believe that buying a phone from China is like playing a game of Russian roulette with your privacy, and more so they firmly advocate anyone who is considering doing this to think twice before buying and Android phone from any manufacturer that is unfamiliar. 

I guess that this makes a lot of sense because if you think about it if your phone is going to cost say less than £80 or so unlocked and if it doesn’t make you watch adds then how is the company going to make money? 

Sometimes, if I have a little free time in my day, I like to enjoy the odd slots game online and usually I like to use those sites that show you how to deposit with your phone. Now, If I thought that the makers of my phone were collecting my personal data about how I spend my time on my phone I wold not be best pleased. 

Paying for my games using my mobile phones is one of the ways that I guarantee that my banking details are not used, and I believe that this is a more secure way of playing at any game or online casino site, and I do not want my anonymity compromised.

The same goes for those that use bitcoin via the blockchain as the who purpose of the crypto currency is to provide practically instant and anonymous payments, no-one wants any phone company to collect their data in an underhand way and use it for their own gain. 

So, I would say, research the model and the brand, research the seller’s reputation and don’t take every review as gospel. 

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SpaceX’s First Tourists Will Fly Around The Moon For Free Thanks To Japanese Billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle – an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.

Only 24 humans have been to the Moon in history. No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972.

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey. Maezawa bought the seats for the entire flight, not just one for himself.

Maezawa made a down payment but would not disclose the amount. Musk called it a “significant price” that would have “material impact to the BFR program.”

The SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket is scheduled to make the trip in 2023, Maezawa and company founder Elon Musk announced at an event Monday at its headquarters near Los Angeles.

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