Gadgets

Inbox is displaying a new search feature that highlights businesses, contacts, and other details

COMMENTS Derek Walter | @derekwalter Greenbot Aug 30, 2016 11:45 AM Google’s Inbox app is getting a few new drops of machine learning. A new search experience is appearing for many users that categorizes some of the items you may want to find, such as frequent contacts, your accounts with various companies, and other categories that may better offer up ... Read More »

Dropbox urges some users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then. The cloud storage service said it was asking users to change their passwords as a preventive measure, and not because there is any indication that their accounts were improperly accessed. Dropbox said it was taking the measure because its security ... Read More »

Catch ‘No Country for Old Men’ and other movies streaming online

Another week, another crop of movies now on your favorite streaming services. Whether you’re partial to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, one of the others, or all of the above, new and old movies are yours for the watching. Catch the Coen brothers’ classic No Country for Old Men. Witness Christian Bale’s turn as a serial killer in the sardonic American ... Read More »

Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

In order to help webmasters better protect their websites and users, Mozilla has built an online scanner that can check if web servers have the best security settings in place. Dubbed Observatory, the tool was initially built for in-house use by Mozilla security engineer April King, who was then encouraged to expand it and make it available to the whole ... Read More »

Dell Inspiron 17 7778 review: This massive 17-inch 2-in-1 is a worthwhile desktop replacement

Dell recently refreshed its Inspiron notebook line with a new batch of 2-in-1s that come in a variety of configurations and sizes. Within the line’s flagship 7000 series, the 17-inch models are held up as “high-performance,” compared to their 13- and 15-inch kin. Here we review the Inspiron 17 7778, which is one rung down from the top of the ... Read More »

Five,to,Try:,Opera,VPN,secures,your,web,browsing,,and,Riptide,GP:,Renegade,revs,up

Google giveth, and then it taketh away. The latest casualty to undergo the Mountain View culling is the Device Assist app, which was built to offer quick tips, troubleshooting suggestions, and quick access to Google support. Now when you fire up the app you’ll see a notice that it’s going away under the Detected Issues section. Touch the card and ... Read More »

Five to Try: Opera VPN secures your web browsing, and Riptide GP: Renegade revs up

We’re nearing the end of summer, and whether you plan on enjoying the warm weather outside or curling up on the couch this weekend, you should make sure you’ve got some cool new apps and games on your phone. This week’s Five to Try column is headed up by Opera VPN, a free service that lets you get around regional ... Read More »

Google Maps beta adds enhancements to navigation mode and new coordinate scheme

The beta version of Google Maps has another Thursday special for you, with a mix of features that ease sharing directions and telling Maps how you plan to get to your destination. The feature, which was definitely new to me, is called Plus Codes. It’s a method developed by Google’s Zurich office that is designed to be more user-friendly than ... Read More »

Apple advises immediate update to iOS 9.3.5 after discovery of targeted iPhone spyware

Apple released an update to iOS 9 on Thursday—iOS 9.3.5—that patches multiple critical zero-day vulnerabilities that have been shown to already have been deployed, allegedly by governments to target activists and dissidents, according to a report from Citizen Lab and Lookout Security. Apple turned around an update within 10 days from when the company received Citizen Lab’s initial report. The update ... Read More »

Five to Try: Reigns makes you king for a day, while Disney Mix delivers tween-friendly chat

Tired of using the same old apps and games, week in and week out? Well, that’s what our Five to Try column is designed to fix, as we spotlight new Android releases worth a look. Our latest entry is headlined by Reigns, a clever king simulation that uses a Tinder-like interface to let you quickly swipe through consequential decisions. Add ... Read More »