Google Reportedly Won’t Fix a Major Threat Before Android O’s Release

Google Reportedly Won’t Fix a Major Threat Before Android O’s Release

A new Android security flaw has come to light that could potentially expose your Android smartphone to a lot of malware. Google has reportedly confirmed that it is aware of the issue, and has said that the fix will arrive with Android O. Now, Android O’s commercially release is still months away, which means users will remain exposed to the flaw till then. The flaw was first found by research firm Check Point, and it claims that the exploit exposes users to malware attacks like “ransomware, banking malware and adware.”…

Read More

Switching to Diet Soda Probably Won’t Help You Cut Calories

Switching to Diet Soda Probably Won’t Help You Cut Calories

Photo: Getty Images Ditching sugary drinks is a smart move for your health, not to mention your waistline—an average can of soda packs in about 150 calories and 39 grams of sugar (that’s over 9 teaspoons). Switching to diet may not help your calorie-cutting efforts much, though: A new study suggests that at the end of the day, you’ll probably still consume the same number of total calories overall. Scientists are still learning exactly how are bodies and brains react to calorie-free sweeteners. To test the effects of different different…

Read More

A Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole So Good You Won’t Miss the Marshmallows

A Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole So Good You Won’t Miss the Marshmallows

Photo: Beth Lipton There’s nothing wrong with indulging a bit during the holidays. Stuffing, cranberry sauce, pies—there are so many treats to savor. But we’ve never fully understood the sweet potato casserole thing. Sweet potatoes on their own are, well, sweet. Why the need for sticky marshmallows, or tons of added sugar? Plus, it makes the pumpkin pie feel a little redundant. (And we love pumpkin pie.) So we set out to create a sweet potato casserole that’s satisfying and luscious, but with healthier ingredients and a bit more balance. This one…

Read More

Chrome Update Ensures Attackers Won’t Be Able to Hide Malicious Extensions

Chrome Update Ensures Attackers Won’t Be Able to Hide Malicious Extensions

A recent change made to Google Chrome has many users anxious. Many people aren’t able to piece together why Chrome is showing them icons for all of their installed extensions. For those who are looking for an answer as well, fret not, it is just a security measure from Google. Originally planned last year, Google last week flipped the switch on an update that puts all of the extension icons to the right of the omnibar. Furthermore, these extensions also show up in the Chrome Menu (which opens when you…

Read More