Get double browsing protection with a password manager and VPN [Deals]

Dashlane Hotspot
This pair of apps will let you take control of your online security.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Going online is automatically risky, what with data thieves, snoops and location restrictions, among plenty of other hazards. One great way to make sure you’re protected is to regularly change up your passwords, and another is to connect through a virtual private network, or VPN.

Either move can take a lot of effort. But with this duo of apps — Dashlane Premium and Hotspot Shield Elite VPN — taking these precautions becomes effortless. And right now you can get three years of both for just $69.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Idiot grounds flight with stupid Wi-Fi hotspot name

Don't get on a plane with a Wi-Fi hotspot named "mobile detonation device."
Photo: Qantas

Everyone knows you shouldn’t say “bomb” on an airplane — and it should be just as obvious that you shouldn’t name your wireless gadgets ridiculous things, either.

A simple Wi-Fi hotspot sparked terrorism fears on a recent Australia-bound Qantas plane because someone thought it would be a good idea to name it “mobile detonation device.”

Apple’s Own Hotspot Passwords In iOS Can Be Cracked In Under A Minute



When you set up a personal hotspot on your iOS device, the first thing you should do is delete the password Apple generates for your and enter your own. Researchers at the University of Erlangen in Germany have discovered a way to crack Apple’s hotspot passwords in under a minute, leaving your iOS device vulnerable to attack.

Apple Should Turn This Lock Screen Concept Into A Reality For iOS 7 [Video]



The iOS lock screen is a boring place. It displays the time, any notifications you’ve received since you last unlocked your device, and a shortcut to the Camera app. But that’s it. When you compare it to Android’s lock screen, which now has support for all kinds of cool widgets, it’s clear there’s room for improvement.

One way Apple could start improving it for iOS 7 is with this awesome concept from Jean-Marc Denis.