Verizon raises upgrade fee to “cover increased cost”—but its costs declined
Jan11

Verizon raises upgrade fee to “cover increased cost”—but its costs declined

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Verizon Wireless is now charging a $30 upgrade fee when customers switch to a new phone, up from the previous fee of $20. The $30 upgrade fee must be paid “if you purchase a new device at retail price or through [Verizon’s] device payment program,” Verizon notes. The fee increase went into effect on January 5. In another change last week, Verizon stopped offering two-year contract...

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It’s A Hoax, Facebook And WhatsApp Won’t Start Charging
Jan11

It’s A Hoax, Facebook And WhatsApp Won’t Start Charging

Affected handsets include those running Android 2.1 or 2.2 or iOS 6, as well as iPhone 3GS devices and Windows Phone 7s. “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future,” WhatsApp said in a blog. The firm recommends customers upgrade to newer phones if they want to continue using the service. READ...

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Min Browser Muffles the Web’s Noise
Jan11

Min Browser Muffles the Web’s Noise

Min is a Web browser with a minimal design that provides speedy operation with simple features. When it comes to software design, “minimal” does not mean low functionality or undeveloped potential. If you like minimal distraction tools for your text editor and note-taking applications, that same comfort appeal is evident in the Min… READ...

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2 Step Remove AVLab Internet Security virus (Removal guide)
Jan11

2 Step Remove AVLab Internet Security virus (Removal guide)

AVLab Internet Security is a fake...

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Shamoon disk-wiping attackers can now destroy virtual desktops
Jan11

Shamoon disk-wiping attackers can now destroy virtual desktops

  Enlarge / A computer infected by Shamoon System is unable to find its operating system. Palo Alto Networks There’s a new variant of the Shamoon disk-wiping malware that was originally unleashed on Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company in 2012, and it has a newly added ability to destroy virtual desktops, researchers said. The new strain is at least the second Shamoon variant to be discovered since late November,...

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