What is Musical.ly?

Musical.ly is a video social network app on iOS and Android that lets users, or musers as they’re known, create short videos from 15 seconds to a minute all set to music. These can then be shared to friends, and the platform has become wildly popular with teens who love to lip-sync to their favorite … Continued

What is Facebook Spaces?

As discussed previously, VR technology displays a 3D computer-generated dimension which can be explored by a person through a headset or glasses. Facebook purchased Oculus, a leading manufacturer and developer in VR software and headsets for two billion dollars back in 2014. The industry held its breath as it waited to see how Facebook would … Continued

How do I turn off location tagging on my smartphone camera?

Did you know that when you take a digital photograph, it’s possible that it can pinpoint exactly where you were in the world when you took it? That’s because every time you take a digital photo, the image file also contains something called EXIF data. EXIF data stores all sorts of other things to help … Continued

How does a phishing scam work? Former ethical hacker Jason Hart explains

Phishing scams are designed to trick you into revealing your usernames and passwords. The most common way this data is obtained is by: you clicking a link you believe to be genuine that ends up downloading malware on your computer—which then reads your keystrokes revealing your details you entering your details on a site or … Continued

What are physiological biometrics?

Biometrics is the science of analyzing physical or behavioral characteristics specific to each individual in order to be able to authenticate their identity. In the literal and most simple sense, biometrics means the “measurement of the human body”. If you have a relatively new smartphone, you may well be familiar with using your fingerprint to … Continued

What is a DDoS attack?

If you’ve been reading the news lately, you’ll have probably heard about DDoS attacks. It was recently revealed 73% of organizations across the world had suffered one. Massive DDoS attacks have recently been launched on the popular news magazine, Newsweek, and the cybersecurity journalist, Brian Krebs’, website. So what are they, and is it possible … Continued

What is HDR?

HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. High Dynamic Range refers to contrast and color within a still or moving image. With an HDR picture, there is a far greater contrast between the brightest and darkest elements, providing a greater sense of depth. At the same time, color range is expanded to give a much more … Continued

What is UHD?

UHD stands for Ultra High Definition, the next standard in TV and display resolution following Full HD. It’s also commonly referred to as 4K. Whereas traditional Full HD is limited to 1920 vertical columns and 1080 horizontal rows of pixels, Ultra HD has a total resolution of 3840 pixels by 2160, meaning pictures can pack … Continued