The United States Army Just Open-Sourced Its Security Software 

The US Army is open-sourcing a code it uses to analyse cyberattacks. For the past five years, whenever a Department of Defence network has been compromised, the US Army has used the Dshell framework to do forensic analysis on the attacks.


Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Google Earth Pro, the premium version of Google’s popular Google Earth service, is now free. Google sliced the price from $US400 a year, so this is a pretty solid deal. If you like to make 3D measurements or create HD videos of virtual trips around the world, I’d jump on this. You can download the software key directly from Google and start an online global journey.


Change Video Thumbnails In Windows For A Neater Media Library

If you have a lot of video content stored on your PC then the default thumbnails can leave folders looking disorganised and make sorting through your movies and TV shows more difficult. With a simple hack, you can set the thumbnails for each video yourself to show the official DVD cover, movie poster or any other standard-sized image.


Google Now Is About To Get Even Better With Info From Other Apps

Android’s spectacular information hub Google Now is about to get even more useful thanks to new support for third-party apps. According to the WSJ, you’ll soon see cards in Google Now from Airbnb and “several dozen” other apps.


How The Hell Are These Popular Spying Apps Not Illegal?

Here are some sordid scenarios. Your ex-girlfriend can see every time you swipe right while using Tinder. Your former husband is secretly listening to and recording your late-night Skype sessions with your new boyfriend. Some random slippery-dick is jacking off to the naked photos in your private photo library. For millions of people, it’s not hypothetical.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

A smartphone isn’t much without apps. It’s where the whole “smart” part of the equation comes from. Without them, we’re back in the 1990s again. Nobody wants that — except maybe Dustin Diamond. So exercise some of those smarts and outfit your phone with the best apps of the week.


Microsoft Outlook For iOS And Android Also Plays Nice With Gmail, Yahoo And Dropbox

Well, that didn’t take long. After Microsoft bought the hit email app Acompli (it was even one of our favourite apps of last year) last month, they turned it around pretty quickly into an official Outlook app for iOS and Android. Outlook joins Office as Microsoft continues its mobile software push beyond Windows Phone.


Why Is My Digital Assistant So Creepy?

Siri, Cortana and Alexa are robotic personal assistants, but they are also women. They live in your pockets, their skinny smart phone bodies executing your every command. They are intimate with you. But they are also, as Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore said at the Windows 10 keynote last week, “a member of your family.”


Identify Songs Without Shazam By Using Google Now

There are plenty of apps for identifying music while you’re listening to it, but you might not know that the same functionality is built into Google Now as well — it’s just one of the many features available inside Google’s digital assistant that aren’t immediately obvious to the casual user. If you hear a tune you would like to identify, here’s how to get Google Now on the case.


Opera Founder's Fancy New Web Browser Won't Even Need A Mouse

Tired of using your mouse cursor to scroll and click through the web? No, probably not — but a new web browser may give you the option to unplug the sucker anyhow. It’s called Vivaldi, and it springs from the mind of the co-founder and former CEO of Opera. In other words, a man who knows his browsers.