Technology Advances With Speech-Recognition Via AI Technology

If you haven’t heard of the UK startup Speechmatics, it may come as a surprise to learn that the company may be on its way to becoming a globally recognized brand. The company’s ambitious goal is to leapfrog over the progress made by America’s tech giants in speech recognition by using AI and machine learning. If you own a Google …

New Version Releases For iOS Devices

Apple has recently announced a new string of updates for their OS family including iOS, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, watchOS 8.7 and tvOS 15.6. Bear in mind that the next version of all of these will be out in just a few months, so these updates are a bit light on features as compared to others we’ve seen from the …

Android And iOS Network Protection Added With Microsoft Defender

Recently, Microsoft added a new feature for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) which has fans of the product cheering. Once the new “Mobile Network Protection” feature is enabled on the iOS and Android devices you want to monitor, the security platform will provide the same robust protections and notifications that your other network devices currently enjoy. The company had this …

Voicemail Phishing Attacks Called Vishing Are On The Rise

While “vishing” is by no means a new threat, it’s not something that has ever happened with sufficient frequency to get most people’s attention. So, if you haven’t heard the term before, you’re not alone. “Vishing” is short for voicemail phishing, and it is apparently on the rise based on data collected by the security firm Zscaler. Attackers are specifically …

Simple Tips For Securing Smart Device Data

Data security isn’t something that’s at the forefront of most people’s minds, but it probably should be.  These days, we use far more than just our trusty laptops and desktops to do real, meaningful work.  Most people have a plethora of devices they tap into on a regular basis and take with them wherever they go. From smart phones to …

The Surprising Ways Mobile Technology Impacts Our Lives

If you grew up in the days before the internet, it’s absolutely staggering to think of all the ways that mobile technology has changed our lives (and mostly for the better). Remember when you had to pay for long distance telephone calls?  That’s mostly a thing of the past.  In under a minute, you can install any number of messenger …

Apple Released Zero Day Hack Fix For Devices And Computers

If you’re an Apple user and you have an iPhone, a Mac, or both, you’ll want to grab the company’s most recent security update. The latest release pushes out fixes for a pair of zero-day vulnerabilities that researchers have seen actively exploited in the wild. The flaws in question are being tracked as CVE-2022-22674 and CVE-2022-22675 respectively. The former is …

Upgrade Now To Fix iPhone Battery Issues

Do you have an iPhone?  If so, are you running IOS 15.4?  If you are, you may have noticed an unusual power drain on your battery that’s dramatically shortening the life per charge.  That’s the kiss of death for any handheld device and if you’re experiencing the issue, you’re not alone. The good news is that Apple just issued a …

Mobile Devices Connected To Windows Known As Phone Link

Microsoft recently announced that it was doing a bit of re-branding. The company’s apps that connect Android and iPhones to your Windows PC were formally called “Your Phone.” Under the new re-naming scheme, those apps will now be called “Phone Link.” Hand in hand with that change, Microsoft is also re-naming the mobile companion app, which you now know as “Your …

Hackers Are Increasingly Targeting Mobile Devices

Here’s a statistic you’re not going to like.  Based on research conducted by cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint, there has been a staggering 500 percent increase in malware attacks against mobile devices during the opening months of 2022. The most significant peak so far this year occurred at the end of February. Most of the malware that targets mobile devices tends …