Your Smartphone is Your Keylogging Spy


It Spies On What You Type
‘All you have to do is place your phone next to your keyboard to provide a direct channel for anyone to read what you are typing – and it’s all down to the vibration of the keys.

‘We all do it – place our phones down on the desk next to the keyboard. This might not be such a good idea if you want to keep your work to yourself.

‘A team of researchers from MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology have provided proof of concept for logging keystrokes using nothing but the sensors inside a smartphone – an iPhone 4 to be precise…’
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The Ultimate Ad Stopper
‘The pair of engineers who’ve created a device CNN portends could “change the Internet” say they were inspired by the halcyon days of their Web-surfing youth, when the Internet was mostly ad-free.

‘To solve what is apparently a huge problem-people getting paid for producing content that others enjoy for free-Chad Russell and Charles Butkus have invented a device called “AdTrap.” It’s a white box that hooks up between your modem and wireless router and blocks data from ad networks before it can even reach your computer.

‘The result? You can load up YouTube without those obnoxious pre-roll advertisements. Same goes for Hulu, any video service, and any website that actually tries to pay its staff…’
adtrap
http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/adtrap-ad-blocker-butkus-russell-online-advertisements/

Contractive
Identify millions of unknown callers before you even answer the call with Contactive’s Universal Caller ID! It collects information from your social media networks, publicly available sources, and Contactive’s Global Directory to show who’s calling before you even answer the call.

▶ Universal caller ID – Identify hundreds of millions of unknown callers before picking up the call.
▶ Merge contact information from your social networks for an address book that is updated in real-time.
▶ Always have something to talk about. Get a cheat sheet of your contacts’ latest updates in the moment that matters.
▶ Our growing list of sources include: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail, Google +, WhatsApp, Tango, Skype, Yelp, Google Places, and Contactive’s Global Directory
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.contactive&hl=en

Ways to Make Your Old Netbook Suck Less
‘They seemed like a good idea at the time, offering a cheap laptop experience in a small package. But they were ultimately too slow, too small, and too poorly built.

‘Many netbooks came with Windows 7 Starter Edition and could barely handle it. If you’re using a netbook that came with Windows 7, you can speed it up with some simple tweaks:…’
tips
http://www.howtogeek.com/173037/3-ways-to-make-your-old-netbook-suck-less/

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Poch is a Bookrix author and a freelance writer. He is a frequent contributor to TED Conversations.
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