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Use A ‘USB Condom’ To Protect Your Devices At Public Chargers

Use A ‘USB Condom’ To Protect Your Devices At Public Chargers

Yes, it’s a terrible phrase, but a “USB Condom” is a great little gadget you can buy to prevent an unknown attacker from doing something they shouldn’t when you’re charging your device. In other words, a USB “data blocker,” if you prefer that phrase, will allow you to use public…

These Battery Saving Tricks Don’t Work

There are some bad battery hacks out there. A lot of them are holdovers from old advice that has been around since the dawn of the smartphone — advice that’s no longer relevant. In the video above, I bust the three most common battery myths that just won’t go away.