Here’s a major warning for iPhone and iPad users: A hacker is freezing Apple devices by locking the screens, and then demanding that owners send a ransom of a hundred bucks to a Paypal account to unlock the device! Users should not send the money, and change their Apple ID passwords as soon as possible. Apple has not commented on the issue.
Move over ‘House of Cards’. Netflix wants to appeal to kids too! It’s struck a deal for animated films from Sony. They include “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ and “The Smurfs 2.”
And, the makers of a new smart necklace say it could rescue you from a bad date or an awkward situation. It’s called the Guardian Angel necklace. The jewelry is designed to work together with the Guardian Angel app to give women greater security in times of threat. Here’s how it works: when you press a button on the necklace, it sends a fake phone call to your phone, making it convenient for you to walk away from someone who makes you feel uncomfortable. When you hold the button down, it sends an emergency message to a friend with your exact location. It comes in sterling silver, and costs $120 bucks. To order one, go http://www.the-guardianangel.com.
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