Google’s Cloud Print May Be Discontinued

Are you a fan of Google’s Cloud Print service?  It’s fantastic because it allows you to print from anywhere to anywhere, which makes it utterly invaluable. Like so many great services Google has introduced over the years, for a variety of reasons, the company has decided to pull the plug on it after keeping the service in Beta for more …

Google Fixed The White Screen Issue On Chrome

Google recently found itself in hot water with corporate IT administrators for rolling out a feature designed to help prolong battery life. The new feature accomplished its mission, but it had an unintended consequence that left Enterprise IT personnel furious. The feature is called “WebContent Occlusion,” and the idea is simple. If a user has multiple browser tabs open, only …

Android Devices Using Qualcomm Chips Can Be Hacked

Do you have an Android device?  Is it built around a Qualcomm chipset? If so, be advised that you may be at risk. According to a report recently published by security firm CheckPoint, a recently discovered flaw could allow hackers to steal a variety of sensitive information on your phone or tablet. The vulnerability resides in the QSEE, or “Qualcomm …

Non-Updated Android Phones Vulnerable To NFC Beaming Hacks

Has it been more than a month since you upgraded your Android OS? If so, you should make upgrading a priority. Just over a month ago, Google patched a critical flaw in the Android OS that allowed hackers to “beam” malware to any unpatched devices via a process called ‘NFC Beaming’. It relies on a service called Android Beam that …

Google Chrome Users Should Update Immediately

If you’re using Google’s Chrome browser to read this article, be advised that the company has announced the presence of a pair of major, Zero-Day vulnerabilities that put you at immediate risk. Not only are the flaws of the highest possible severity, but hackers have already begun exploiting them. The two issues are being tracked as CVE-2019-13720 and CVE-2019-13721. The first …

Google Is Bringing Back Chrome’s Close Other Tabs Option

Not long ago, Google decided to remove the “Close Other Tabs” option from the right click context menu of their browser. While its removal didn’t exactly cause an uproar among Chrome’s massive user base, the move was greeted with confusion and resignation. It was after all a good, handy feature. If you’ve been missing it, then you’ll be pleased to …

Are Hackers Using Popular Assistant Devices To Listen To Users?

The utility of virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home are undeniable.  They’re just genuinely handy devices to have around. Unfortunately, they’re also prone to abuse and exploits by hackers and unsavory developers. They can be used to spy on and even steal sensitive information from unsuspecting users. This is not new in and of itself.  Security researchers around …

Malicious Apps Continue Getting Past Google On Play Store

Say what you want about Google, but the company has a solid track record of doing all they can to keep the Google Play Store relatively free of malicious apps. By most accounts, they have been wildly successful at that. Unfortunately, given the sheer number of apps available on the Play Store, statistics invariably catch up with them. A small …

Google Adds Several New Password Features To Help Users

Google is taking additional steps to provide a safer and more secure environment for their massive user base.  Chrome is the most widely used browser in the world. In recent months, Google has made moves to provide better password security. Most recently, they released a Chrome Extension called Password Checkup that scans all of your stored login credentials to see …

Google Is Searching For Unauthorized Gambling Apps On Play Store

Google heavily regulates gambling and gaming apps on its Play Store.  It’s not hard to understand why.  The industry has a long history of gouging and otherwise abusing the people who play their games, to say nothing of the flouting of local laws. In response to the company’s heavy-handed regulation of their industry, some app developers have taken to disguising …