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Sarah is a staff writer at TechNorms.com. She is passionate about security and privacy and enjoys explaining tech concepts in the simplest way possible. She loves the outdoors, camps often and never leaves her gadgets behind.

15 Best Gifts and Apps To Make Your Dad More Tech Savvy

It’s father’s day today and after sifting through a huge collection of gifts, we have put together a list of 15 best gifts to make your dad more tech savvy.

We’ve also listed a few apps that’ll help him manage his day-to-day activities better.


Android Virus Symptoms: 8 Signs That Indicate Your Android Device Might be Infected

Smartphones have become ubiquitous; almost everyone carries one these days. Unfortunately, with the increase in the usage of smartphones, there has been a subsequent increase in the number of malware attacks on smartphones.

Malware attacks can be pretty vicious leaving you with a series of problems ranging from inflated bills to stolen personal data or worse. The best way to avoid an infection on your smartphone is by being vigilant about certain signs that your phone would exhibit when it is infected. Here are 8 of those signals and how to deal with an infected device


Fuchsia Rumors – Is Google Planning to Replace Android With a New Mobile OS?

Recently, it has emerged that Google is working on its third OS after Android and Chrome OS, called Fuchsia. Google Fuchsia is a universal OS and runs on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. It is a real-time, open source operating system and is based on Google’s own kernel Magenta.

The new OS appeared briefly in August last year, before disappearing into oblivion. However, recent activity on Fuchsia has re-surfaced bringing along all sorts of speculation about Google’s intentions with the OS.


Red Alert: Your Internet Privacy, Surfing Data is No Longer Secure

The United States Congress has voted to nullify the FCC’s internet privacy and safety laws, which were approved by FCC in the final days of the Obama administration.

These rules averted the ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) from selling their customers’ personal web browsing data including financial, medical or innately private data, but they are up for grabs now.

The Top Countries with the Most Remarkable Female Coders

Women are now playing a vital role in software companies and with some remarkable success. There's no index or graph where you could see data related to female coders, but now thanks to HackerRank, we have some solid stats at hand.

The Hacker Rank conducts coding challenges to help programmers get a job at the best companies in the world. A large number of developers from all over the world participate in challenges to show their expertise in various programming languages.

According to a test survey by HackerRank, the programming challenge test comprised of 17.1% female developers while male participation was 82.9%. That is a significant margin, but the ladies are closing in with each passing year.

Pwned: How To Find Out If Your Information Was Leaked In A Data Breach

With all the data and security breaches that have happened in recent years, it’s easy to feel paranoid that your accounts, and worse, your identity, can be compromised.

But there are various individuals and organizations who have realized that there is a need for services to check whether one’s accounts have been compromised or not. There are now a good number of tools that can help you find out if your account was swept into the cesspool of hacked accounts.


The Rush Towards Artificial Intelligence: Will AI become our Saviour or Annihilator?

Many people think whatever needed to be invented, is already here. As Justin Perry, Lead Pastor of MorningStar Ministries recounted, his smartphone now has RAM 10x the size of his circa-1960’s computer. Yes, we are actually living in the future that writers, dreamers, “oracles,” and “prophets” of old, could only dream of.

So now that all is said and done, guess where the tech giants are turning their sights to? The next frontier of computing: Alternative Intelligence and Robotics.

But the champions of the Sci-Tech arena like Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Stephan Hawkings paint a bleak future if we persist on this path.

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Get The Screen/Front Flash Feature On iOS and Android for Brighter Selfies

The iPhone 6S is one of the better selfie phones out there, with the new screen flash feature. In fact, the screen flash feature is now being integrated into more phones, with LG phones leading the way.

However, what if you own a phone that doesn’t have that specific feature, out of the box? There are still ways to be able to take selfies without the need to get an iPhone 6S or an LG G Series phones.


3 Web Apps to Batch Resize Photos and Images Online

Most cameras are capable of taking decently high-resolution photos today. While it is great to have good quality photos with you, uploading them to online services or social networks, or sharing requires different sizes and resolutions of these images. There are several tools to do that, though you may not always have access to them, and you can then resize the images online.

We have listed down three easy to use services that have good features and are simple to use


10 Feature Rich iPhone Apps To Help You Take Awesome Selfies

Let’s face it, selfies are the rage, from the Kardashians to Brock O’Hurn to girls and boys next door alike. In fact, Manny the Cat has joined in the selfie craze. And with that, one needs to be armed properly, with the right lenses, and the right apps to snap selfies with.

It’s undeniable that the iPhone is the standard in taking beautiful pics. Head to head with a Samsung, Business Insider’s Lisa Eadicicco was able to show that the iPhone just simply does photography better.

Of course, the selfie isn’t anything like snapping stunning photos of Iceland, or even chronicling last night’s sumptuous dinner. Beauty is always universal, and everyone wants to look good, so we understand why you would want to take your selfie game even further.

Aside from the iPhone’s already-excellent camera, the best picks in apps will help you achieve just that.

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