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Facebook to suggest where you can party tonight!

If you are an iOS user and love exploring Facebook, here’s something interesting for you! The social networking platform is now all set to amaze you with its event browsing feature that will keep you informed about the latest events in your vicinity, basis your interests.

Sounds impossible? Well, it is possible now.

Facebook’s latest event browsing feature comes set with a ‘Suggested for You’ section. This section is constantly updated with the latest events of your choice and you could browse through this section to look for information that you need about the particular event. Music, Nightlife, Sports, Fine Arts and Crafts… the list is endless. So, depending on the interests you have listed in your account, Facebook will recommend you the events that you could go to along with all the information regarding the event that you may seek. You can filter your searches basis the date, time, and location of your choice.

This feature isn’t anything like your regular community pages – it’s much more than that as it will streamline all the data you need to visit an event in a specific manner and depending on the inputs you’ll provide (date, genre preference, time, etc.), it will suggest to you particular events that will best match the bill. Also, the feature is set with a timetable of events that you can use to organize your social calendar.

This enhancement is being viewed as an entity that will attract even more users towards this social media giant and people looking for events to go to, maybe say in the evening or over the weekend, will only love to explore it like never before…

So, here’s yet another reason to enter facebook.com on your browser’s address bar…

Green Monday 2015 best offers are out!

Shoppers don’t need a reason to shop, do they? However, if the occasion is that of Green Monday, even the remotely interested shopper would rarely find reasons to refrain from going ahead. To woo the potential customers, Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon are already up with their little surprises! Here’s all about Green Monday that you ought to know…

Every day between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is ideal for shopping. Call it by whatever name you wish to – Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Green Monday, the fact remains that you can shop till you drop and pick up things for yourself or your loved ones around this time. Online shopping is all about great discounts, superb deals and the convenience of shopping right from your living room or office cubicle. So, if you missed the best sales on Thanksgiving or Cyber Monday, here’s your chance to grab the best offers on Green Monday which is 14 December 2015.

While you can always browse the web for the best Green Monday deals, here’s some to get you started:

  • At Best Buy, you could easily enjoy $100 off on all Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and 6S models
  • Grab $50 off on Fire HD10 tablet or $20 off on Kindle Paperwhite at Amazon
  • Looking for some best Walmart deals? Try cracking a Sony LED or Apple iPad Mini2 this season

Well, these are just a few to name here. There’re plenty of others that are available to make your Green Monday celebrations especially memorable. While it may appear as just an extension to the already popular season, it goes without saying that tech enthusiasts will surely make the most of this. Camcorders, gaming consoles, tablets, smartphones… the list in this genre is endless. And, while you are shopping online on this day, do not miss to stay safe. Keep hackers and threats at bay as there are plenty of them prowling online to make the best of your security miss. Happy shopping on Green Monday and stay safe.

VTech Security Breach Exposes Data of over 5 Million Accounts

The server of the world renowned maker of electronic learning devices for kids, VTech, was recently breached. This comes after the massive data breach instances that took place in the government offices and health insurance companies over the past few months. As per VTech, the data breach took place in the Learning Lodge portal, the company’s app store database. This is where users can download apps, games and eBooks from.

The data breach was discovered after a Canadian journalist sent a mail to the authorities asking about the incident. As per the initial statement released by the Hong Kong-based firm, around 5 million accounts have been affected by the hack that has exposed sensitive information such as first names of the users (including adults and kids), gender and even birthdays. What is even more worrying is that the hackers were also able to obtain photos and chat-logs of the users.

The Internet is being excessively used to direct attacks against unwary users, more on the children as compared to adults. From cyber bullying to spying on kids and involving them in crimes, the web is fast becoming a den of unscrupulous activities. And since this time the threat is particularly on kids, it is indeed a challenging time for the parents. While the stolen data hasn’t yet been (mis)used or so it appears, this doesn’t actually reduce the fears. One can’t be sure about the plans of the hackers and what they might be doing with so much data of the kids.

The company has called this incident ‘a criminal act’ and a ‘well planned attack’ and as a precautionary measure has taken down the hacked portal to prevent further damage.

 

Sell your old laptop for $200 and bring home Windows 10!

Halloween’s around the corner and everybody’s planning surprises for their near ones. And guess who is up with some surprise for you – none other than Microsoft! Yes, in an unprecedented move, Microsoft is offering a one-of-its-kind offers wherein it is offering to buy your laptop for $200 or your MacBook for $300 if at all you are buying a new Windows 10 computer.

As a part of the Easy Trade Up trade-in program, Microsoft is offering this deal for all customers who are considering upgrading to Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest Windows-based operating system. However, the catch is you’ve got to purchase a qualifying computer costing at least $600 and that too by 20 October, 2015. So, practically you have no time left… you’ve got to just hurry.

And yes, there are a few more prerequisites to take care of in order to be eligible for the deal. This includes:

  • The laptop that you are planning to replace shouldn’t be over 6 years old
  • The screen size of the device shouldn’t be below 11.6 inches
  • The brands that qualify for this offer include Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, Samsung, Toshiba and Sony VAIO
  • And importantly, it should be in good working condition

So, if your laptop meets these criteria and you are interested in bringing home a brand new Windows 10 OS, just go ahead and grab this offer. Presently, this offer is open to users in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Taiwan, the UK and also the US.

What do you say about this surprise? Don’t miss to share with us how you grabbed this deal…

Data Breach at American Airlines and Sabre Corp. Hits Customers the Hardest Way

It is getting scarier by the day as newer names are being added to the list of companies whose sensitive data’s been hacked. Security breaches aren’t a new thing in cyber world; however, with the latest revelations that have come to the fore, every single hack is now putting at threat the crucial data of millions of people in one go. The Sabre Corp. hack is perhaps the newest one to have hit us and this one too is putting personal information of millions of users at threat, like all the previous ones.

The bigger revelation in this is however the masterminds of the attack – speculations are rife that once again it is China-linked hackers that are behind this breach.

As per the latest reports, data from the internal systems of American Airlines and Sabre Corp. has been hacked. This has triggered the same wave of fear that was among the masses, not very long ago, when the highly-protected databases of Anthem and the Office of Personnel Management were breached.

While American Airlines is one of the biggest carriers plying between several important North American destinations, Sabre Corp. processes flight and hotel reservations for several major companies. As is pretty evident, both the companies maintain detailed databases of their customers including lots of crucial information that can be easily manipulated by the hackers or used to research on further. The data can be used to blackmail US officials or to trail the travel movements of the officials to understand their operations or worse still, the details can be used to build fake profiles with real information.

Irrespective of the way the data is used, the entire incident is quite frightening. In an official statement that Sabre Corp. issued, it mentioned that, “At this time, we are not aware that this incident has compromised sensitive protected information, such as credit card data or personally identifiable information, but our investigation is ongoing.” However, Casey Norton, spokesman American Airlines shared that “American has worked with outside cyber security experts who checked digital signatures, IP addresses and the style of attack, and there’s no evidence to suggest a breach similar to that experienced by the US Office of Personnel Management…”

So, while the investigation is on, it is too early yet to comment on the perpetrators or the level of threat that is there to the leaked data – nonetheless, what we can still understand is that presently, cyber security is in a very dangerous zone. What we share online as a user is very much prone to getting stolen, irrespective of the platform we are sharing it on…

Within a week since its release, Windows 10 is already on 14 million devices!

It’s not even a week since Windows 10 was released and already 14 million devices are running this operating system!

The number isn’t as appealing as the excitement was surrounding the release; and this is entirely due to Microsoft’s plan to release the OS in phases. As shared by Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft corporate vice president, Windows and the Devices Group, “We are grateful for your excitement and enthusiasm and we appreciate your patience over the days and weeks ahead as we carefully roll out Windows 10 in phases to all of you that have reserved.”

This is however for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who reserved their Windows 10 upgrade through the notification in the system tray. If you aren’t ready to prolong your wait to get your hands on the latest OS, you can visit Windows 10 download page and initiate the upgrade process from there.

Indeed, Windows 10 comes with its bunch of enhancements and fans can’t wait anymore to check out the improvements that have been added here including the cool Start Menu, The Edge browser, Cortana, and the facility to create virtual desktops.

The offer for free Windows 10 upgrade will remain valid for a year; so, if you haven’t yet reserved your upgrade yet, there’s still time. However, if you wish to check out the new features and advantages of this OS version, we suggest you promptly upgrade your existing operating system edition. Windows 10 is one of Microsoft’s best offering yet and worth checking out now.

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