It is amazing how, when a year comes to an end, we tend to forget all of the things that have happened. 2017 has been a crazy year in a lot of ways, but it has been a diverse technology related year. So in this episode I review some of the technological events of note through the eyes of the SmartTech podcast. Be sure to share your favorite technology related events or gadgets in our comment section or on our Facebook page.
Illustration provided by Pond5
The Walt Disney company has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging violation of COPPA. This law says that companies can not collect personal information on children without permission from their parents. In 42 identified apps, Disney may be violating that law. What does this mean, how do you protect your child’s privacy? We explore this and more in this episode.
Here is the full list of the apps in the lawsuit:
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Cars Lightening League”
“Club Penguin Island”
“Color by Disney”
“Disney Color and Play”
“Disney Crossy Road”
“Disney Dream Treats”
“Disney Emoji Blitz”
“Disney Jigsaw Puzzle!”
“Disney Princess: Story Theater”
“Disney Store Become”
“Disney Story Central”
“Disney’s Magic Timer by Oral-B”
“Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures”
“Disney Build It Frozen”
“Frozen Free Fall”
“Frozen Free Fall: Icy Shot”
“Good Dinosaur Storybook Deluxe”
“Inside Out Thought Bubbles”
“Maleficent Free Fall”
“Miles from Tomorrowland: Missions”
“Moana Island Life”
“Palace Pets in Whisker Haven”
“Sofia the First Color and Play”
“Sofia the First Secret Library”
“Star Wars: Puzzle DroidsTM”
“Star WarsTM: Commander”
“Temple Run: Oz”
“Temple Run: Brave”
“The Lion Guard”
“Toy Story: Story Theater”
“Where’s My Water?”
“Where’s My Mickey?”
“Where’s My Water? 2”
“Where’s My Water? Lite/Where’s My Water? Free”
“Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object”
Have you ever just needed a good cry? Well the people experiencing the “Wannacry” virus are probably feeling that way right now.
Wannacry is ransomware. It encrypts an infected computer’s hard drive and attempts to sell an encryption key to its victims for a cost of $300 to start and then the cost escalates quickly the longer the victim waits to pay. In this episode we talk about the insidiousness of such ransomware and how you can protect yourself.
Wanakiwi – possible WannaCry fix
WannaCry cousin uses your computer to mine Bitcoins
1Password – Password Manager
It is amazing how, when a year comes to an end, we tend to forget all of the things that have happened. 2016 has been a crazy year in a lot of ways, but it has been a diverse technology related year. So in this episode I review some of the technological events of note through the eyes of the SmartTech podcast. Be sure to share your favorite technology related events or gadgets in our comment section or on our Facebook page.
Illustration provided by Pond5
It’s that time of year again. Apple is on the verge of releasing it’s newest version of their iOS software for iPhones and iPads.
We should have a fully functional release sometime during September 2016. Apple has already released the software as a beta and so we know most of the new features. Some of them are truly innovative and some of them try and catch up with Android. Is it worth the hype? You be the judge as we cover the 10 coolest new features in iOS 10.