Reminder: Android Phones May Still Leave Data Vulnerable After Reset

Before you sell your old Android phone, it’s generally a good idea to encrypt and then wipe your phone. A new security report, however, has reiterated what we’ve said before: under certain circumstances, that data may still be recoverable. So be careful who you give your old phones to.


Use An Electric Toothbrush To Pick Locks

Learning to pick locks is fun and educational — and you don’t need a lock picking set to do it. In addition to hairpins and bra underwire, two everyday objects you can turn into lock picks are paperclips and toothbrushes.


The Best Bike Lock (And How To Use It), According To Bike Thieves

A decent bike lock can be the difference between cruising home and being forced to walk — not to mention the blow a stolen can deal to your wallet. This bike lock will give you the most bang for your buck, and it’s what seasoned bike thieves would use on their own rides.


Apple Upgrades Watch OS To 1.01

Along with the predictable performance upgrades, Apple Watch OS 1.01 also brings better Siri integration and improved health tracking ability.


MacID Unlocks Your Mac Using Your iPhone Or iPad And Your Fingerprint

Mac/iOS: Have a relatively recent Mac and an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch equipped with TouchID, Apple’s fingerprint-reading security feature? MacID lets you turn your mobile device into a key that can unlock your Mac when you’re nearby.


Get Rid Of Old Anti-Virus Installs With ESET's AV Removal Tool

Having recently ditched the under-performing Microsoft Security Essentials for something better (in my case, the free edition of Avira), I know the pain of trying out new software. Anti-virus programs can sometimes be stubborn about removing themselves and if you’re finding the ghosts of old AV apps lingering on your system, ESET has an all-in-one removal tool that can help.


All Versions Of Chrome Will Soon Block Extensions Not From The Web Store

Last year, Google began blocking the installation of Chrome extensions that weren’t from the Web Store. However, it didn’t affect Chrome’s dev channels. Starting today, that changes.


TunnelBear Adds Chrome Extension For Private Browsing On The Desktop

Chrome: We’ve already talked about how great TunnelBear is on Android and iOS. You can use it to get around region blocks, avoid IP tracking and maintain your privacy. Now, the discreet VPN is available to Chrome users with an extension.


Make Your Own VPN Configuration Profile For iOS To Simplify Setup

Setting up a virtual private network (VPN) for a lot of iOS devices in a single household can be fiddly and tedious. How-To Geek suggests creating a single configuration profile you can send to anyone who needs to get on the network.


Loading Displays Apps Using Your Network In The Menu Bar

Mac: When an app connects to a network in iOS, you get a handy little indicator in the top bar so you know when apps are connecting to the internet. Loading is a Mac app that brings that same functionality to OS X.