Tag Archive: Security


Two years of ESET Mobile Security for Android, just $11.99

Need to secure your smartphone against the various mobile threats that seem to pop up from time to time? If you own a Nexus device you’re likely keeping up with the monthly updates. For the majority of folks who purchase a handset via a carrier, it’s not always a given that you’ll receive timely software […]

It looks like the Pixel 2 will get a minimum of 3 years of software & security updates

If you’re planning to get the new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, we have some good news for you. It seems that Google will be offering 3 years of OS and security updates for the new phones. This information was spotted in the official spec sheets of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 […]

The $350 Ring security kit lets you monitor your home in real time from anywhere

Take advantage of this deal on Ring’s do-it-yourself home security system that includes live video monitoring!

The Ring home security kit is down to $ 349.99 at Best Buy. This kit was $ 500 at Best Buy yesterday, and that’s the price it goes for at other retailers. This drop is one of the best we’ve ever seen.

The home security kit comes with the Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Chime, and two stick up cameras. Bought individually, the kit  [Read More…]

Pixels and Nexuses now receiving October security patch from Google

It’s once again time to furiously tap that update button.

Google has released its October 2017 security patch, complete with a brand new website for Pixel and Nexus patches. As usual, the October update is pushing out for the Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Pixel C.

The latest security bulletin details the changes, which are mostly low-level patches against known and 0-day exploits. Fixes are in  [Read More…]

Ring Protect is a $199 home security system that launches this month

Compared to the $ 399 Nest Secure, the Ring Protect and its $ 199 starting price bring some heated competition into the home security market.

When it comes to smart home accessories, there are a few companies that truly stand out among the rest. Philips is known for its Hue lightbulbs, Nest has become iconic for its security cameras and thermostats, and Ring still has one of the best smart doorbells on the market. Home security is huge in  [Read More…]

This security camera offers a sweeping view of your home for $40

Keep an eye on your home from anywhere!

We live busy lives and love to have nice things, but sometimes that can be a curse. Having a house full of electronics can be great until you come home and realize you’ve been robbed, and there’s no trace of who did it. Wouldn’t it have been great to catch the person on camera, or have the whole thing avoided because the camera spooked them and they left?

Home security doesn’t  [Read More…]

Google extends Nexus 5X and 6P security updates until Nov. 2018

Google has updated its ‘Minimum update & support period’ to show an extra couple of months for the Nexus 6P and 5X.

Back when Google began separating out security patches from platform updates, it established a cadence for its Nexus line that stands true today: two years for platform updates — in other words, two major releases — and three years for security patches, rolled out monthly.

It appears that, for some reason, Google has decided to  [Read More…]

U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 8 receives first software update, stays on August security patch

Samsung cares about the U.S. unlocked Note 8! It really does!

Just a handful of days after the Galaxy Note 8 left pre-order status, Samsung has sent out its first update to the proper U.S. unlocked model. The update, which brings the phone up to software version 1AQI5, is a respectable 81.63MB. The changelog, if you could call it that, isn’t as exciting. There’s “improved stability” particularly in relation to Google Maps and the Weather widget — and then  [Read More…]

Review: Iris by Lowe’s home automation and security pack

In the ever-crowded world of smart home and home security systems, Lowe’s is trying to carve out its niche. The retailing giant has been working on its Iris smart home/home security system for years, basically using generation 1 and some of gen 2 as a public beta test. This has hurt its standing in the […]

Samsung offering up to $200,000 bounty for reporting security weaknesses

Security is taken with the upmost importance on Android with monthly security updates to ensure consumers aren’t left vulnerable. With Samsung as one of the biggest smartphone manufactures it inherently has one of the biggest responsibilities and influences when it comes to security. Samsung is launching a Mobile Security Rewards program that will reward those who […]