Don't Bank Online Before Reading This!

Banking online is extremely convenient - gone are the days of having to visit a cashpoint to see what your balance is. But online banking is far more than just checking a balance, you can see every single one of your transactions, set up and manage direct debits, standing orders and even apply for new accounts. If you bank online, it's likely won't even need to even enter your local branch in your life. Unfortunately, as with every technological advance, banking online has it's drawbacks: it is generally susceptible to hacking, but not in the way you might think... The security measures taken by the bank themselves are some of the best in the world, their walls are near enough impen...

LinkedIn's e-learning site will help you do your job better, and pep up your CV

Big things are happening at LinkedIn, with the business-oriented social network unleashing a new site which aims to be a fully stocked education and training hub. LinkedIn Learning is an online education portal which wants to help users (and their bosses) identify the skills they need to master, and then deliver courses to help train them in said skills – courses hosted by experts in the various fields available, many of which will be drawn from Lynda.com (which LinkedIn acquired in the spring of last year). Staff members will be able to choose the courses which interest them, and also their managers can recommend training sessions they believe are suitable for employees. There...

Amazon's new service delivers photo prints to your doorstep

  Because having tens of millions of unique items for sale, a mail-by-drone service in the works, its own line of mobile devices, and an original TV streaming service still left some holes in its resume, Amazon just added a new service to its repertoire: photo printing. Enter Amazon Prints, an on-demand printer service where users can have photos, albums, calendars, and even stationary sent to their doorstep at the etail giant's trademark competitive prices. Prints come in 4 x 6, 5 x 7, and 8 x 10 sizes, priced at $0.09, $0.58, and $1.79 each, respectively. Meanwhile, hardcover albums start at $19.99 and come in either glossy or matte page finishes, depending on what you thin...

Cash machine learning: Facebook Messenger makes paying back pals a breeze

Facebook Messenger may be a one-stop shop for making plans with the besties, but even a leading chat app isn't exempt from group indecision and an even bigger social bane: reminding friends to pay you back. Thankfully, Messenger is adding just the features to combat these hurdles, allowing chatters to vote on choices in-app, as well as use the service's built-in apps to make sure you don't forget about your latest IOU. The new payment reminder feature taps into Facebook's budding chatbot system. The machine learning algorithm catches phrases like "I owe you X" or "please pay me X" and offers a chance to pay immediately via services like Venmo, PayPal or Square. You'll never hav...

What you need to know about Yahoo's massive data breach

  Yahoo has confirmed a massive data breach that stole information from at least 500 million user accounts, leaving many to wonder who's behind the attack and what this means for their security. Yahoo is alerting affected users and taking some steps to protect them, but there are also things you can do to try to keep your information secure. We've gathered up everything you need to know about the Yahoo hack, plus advice on what you can do to protect yourself. Who's the hacker? The breach stems from a late 2014 hack by what Yahoo calls a state-sponsored actor. As our Darren Allan reported earlier, the attack was allegedly carried out by a hacker known as 'peace' (full name...