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5 Proactive Measures Companies Can Take Against Malware Attacks

5 Proactive Measures Companies Can Take Against Malware Attacks

Learning, Technology
Malware — shorthand for malicious software — is a code or program designed and deployed by cybercriminals to infect your computer systems in order to damage, disable, or exploit your company.Hackers create malware to attack your business and try to:Steal, encrypt, or delete sensitive information, such as passwords or customer data Hijack and modify core system functions Monitor your activity without permission Blackmail or extort money in the form of ransom Inject spam or forced advertisingOf all the data breaches, 28% involve malware according to Verizon.What’s more, stats suggest that 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses, the average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.4 million, and 34% of businesses hit with malware took a week o...
Oppo Watch 46mm – Exclusive to Vodafone

Oppo Watch 46mm – Exclusive to Vodafone

Technology
The new Oppo smartwatch we covered in August is now available. The Oppo Watch 46mm is exclusive to Vodafone and you can bag it at £22 per month with no upfront charge.That £22 will share data with your phone data plan but don’t forget, the Oppo Watch has standalone 4G connectivity so no need to keep it near your phone.The watch will also keep an eye on your health and heart rate, check the weather and it’ll stay up to date with Wear OS by Google. There’s real-time fitness tracking from Google Fit and five-minute workout classes.There’s also online music, mobile payment features, schedule management, phone location, message notifications and a long 21 day battery life (and it’ll recharge in just 15 minutes. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 3100 and has a bright AMOLED 1.91″ sc...
RoWrite2 – A cool smart notepad you didn’t know you needed

RoWrite2 – A cool smart notepad you didn’t know you needed

Learning, Technology
This looks pretty cool and, coming from the people that brought use the Flexpai smartphone, it should be.This is basically a writing pad. Sheets of paper, a pen, a nicely presented folder. Everything you expect. However, whatever you jot down will instantly get digitally scanned and stored. This is the RoWrite 2 and you can go and buy one for £119.99.To the video!https://www.coolsmartphone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/rowrite2-en.mp4 It captures, stores and shares whatever your write. Best of all, it’s regular paper – no weird sensation for your hands, just doodle as you normally would. The clever Royole sensors allow it all to bend just like a regular notepad and now it’s 50% lighter than its predecessor. Smaller too, and an improved 30-day battery life. Not bad.Looks-wise it’s...
The 5G Enabled eSIM is Technology of the Future

The 5G Enabled eSIM is Technology of the Future

Learning, Technology
Back in the day, circa 1979, when the Cellular Era began transforming the way we connected, nobody could have imagined we would one day think up something as innovative as a 5G eSIM.When the first SIM card emerged in 1991 the world was dazzled by the possibilities it promised and progress it would bring. But as it goes in the tech industry, there is seemingly no limit to what human ingenuity can achieve and there are always more glass ceilings to smash.It is because of this tenacity and desire to turn bold, sometimes outlandish, ideas into reality that gave birth to technologies such as embedded SIM (eSIM) and 5G.In this post, we explore the 5G eSIM in detail – from how it works and where it works to how you can get your hands on it and which phones it works on.So, what exactly is...
Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

Cell Phones, Technology
Honor GS ProIt’s that time of year again where we start to see pre-“Black Friday” deals pop up. This year Honor is going big and they are starting things early. They are dropping prices on a load of their kit, from phones to wearables. It’s not just all their old stock either – they are making price cuts on the newly released kit too! The Honor Watch ES that I reviewed recently gets a £10 price cut.Honor 9XThe prices drop from the 6th of November and are good for the next 20 days after that. I have taken the liberty of suggesting a few of my personal highlights for you which you see below…HONOR 9X – want to capture stunning landscape images or struggling to fit everything in shot whilst shooting in small spaces? The 9X is the camera for you. With a 48MP main camera and the 120...
Google Play downloads hit 28.3bn during lockdown

Google Play downloads hit 28.3bn during lockdown

Entertainment, Learning, Technology
It’s always hard to get an exact figure for app and game downloads, but 2020 has definitely got researchers looking into those install counts. Millions across the world are spending more time indoors, online and on their smartphone amid the coronavirus lockdown. It’s meant, according to most research companies, a continued trend in the number of app downloads to mobile phones.Now, according to data gathered by SBS, there’s been a new record in the number of downloads among Android users during the third quarter of 2020. Some 28.3bn downloads of apps and games – three times higher than than App Store – have been monitored. That’s a 31% jump year-on-year and compares to just 16.7bn downloads in 2017.This year has seen a record number of downloads in both the Google Play and Apple App S...
SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD Deal

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD Deal

Technology
We’re always tracking microSD deals here at Coolsmartphone. Today it’s a 200GB one on Amazon and it costs just £21.99.For that you’re getting up to 100 MB/s transfer speeds, A1 performance and it’s SanDisk quality, so you know it’s good.As always with these things, do check that your phone has a microSD slot before buying. Whack it in your phone and you’ll have lots of room for music, pictures and videos. Oh, and do let me know if you’ve found a good deal out there that we should be sharing!The post SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD Deal is original content from Coolsmartphone. If you see it on another news website, please let us know.
Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro now on sale in the UK

Realme 7 and Realme 7 Pro now on sale in the UK

Cell Phones, Technology
realme 7The realme 7 (£179) and realme 7 pro (£279) are now available to buy on the realme website.The realme 7 is available in blue or white and has a 90Hz 6.5″ Full HD+ screen (2400 x 1080) at 405ppi. It also gets a quick capacious 5000mAh battery with 30W “Dart Charging” and a Helo G95 octa-coe 2.05GHz CPU.The phone also has (let’s remember it’s only £179) 4GB RAM and 64GB (or £199 for 6GB / 64GB) and space for a microSD card too. GPS, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC (!) are also included. It weighs 196.5g and is 9.4mm thick.In terms of cameras, there’s a 48 megapixel main shooter, an 8 megapixel wide-angle lens, a monochrome portrait lens and a macro lens. There’s a 16 megaxpixel unit up front for your selfies and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.realme 7 ProT...
Best Smart Speakers with Alexa

Best Smart Speakers with Alexa

Entertainment, Technology
From cars to TVs, Alexa is being integrated into more devices. And this includes standalone smart speakers that are not part of the Echo product line. So we went in search of the best smart speakers with Alexa enabled.As Alexa becomes part of more ecosystems, it means you will be able to do more than control your smart home/devices. Taking appointments, dictating and reading emails, providing rich voice experiences to your employees and integrating apps are all options.Whether you are using Alexa for your home or business, the smart speakers on this list will ensure you get the best sound. Best Smart Speakers with AlexaTop Pick: Sonos One (Gen 2) Runner Up: Bose Home Speaker 500 Best Value: Ultimate Ears MEGABLASTSonos One (Gen 2)Top Pick: You can connect this speaker to y...
Mike Katz of T-Mobile: The kinds of capabilities that 5G promises to present can be transformational

Mike Katz of T-Mobile: The kinds of capabilities that 5G promises to present can be transformational

Cell Phones, Technology
Heading into National Small Business Week T-Mobile launched new rate plans for small businesses with Microsoft 365 included, allowing customers access to Office apps, cloud services, device management and advanced security.  To learn more about the offering and how T-Mobile is working with Microsoft to help SMBs succeed in these unprecedented times, I recently spoke with Mike Katz, Executive Vice President of T-Mobile for Business.In addition to filling us in on the new offerings and the Microsoft partnership, Mike also shared how small businesses are using mobile and cloud technologies – and their own creativity and innovation – to transform their businesses to meet the changing needs of their customers.  Mike also shares how 5G broadband wireless technology holds the promis...