Archive for September, 2017

Samsung Pay begins to get Android Oreo support on Galaxy S8

Samsung has a beta program for Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8 allowing select users to test the latest operating system on their device. To allow full functionality of Android Oreo on the Galaxy S8, Samsung are updating the Samsung Pay app to support the latest version of Android. Hopefully Samsung will open up the […]

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OnePlus 5 spotted running Android 8.0

If you’re in the closed Beta for Android 8.0 then you’ll already be familiar with Oreo on your OnePlus 5. For the rest of us there’s some good news in that a OnePlus 5 has been benchmarked running Android Oreo lending suggestion that an update could be imminent. A benchmark result could indicate that the […]

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Google Assistant is now on Google TV

Google Assistant first make its appearance on the Pixel devices and has steadily been rolled out to a number of devices over the past year. We can now add Android TV to that list as Google adds the virtual assistant to the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Google Assistant allows aspects of the Android TV to be […]

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TomTop’s favorite three drones for beginners! (Promoted Deals)

When it comes to drones, many have heard about the usual players in the area such as GoPro and DJI but these come at a price. For those looking to get into the drone game but perhaps want something more budget friendly, our friends at TopTop have some great deals. First up is the Visuo […]

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Ulefone Power Max will packing a whopping 13,000mAh battery

Ulefone has an impressive handset in the Ulefone Power 2, a phone with an unusually large 6,050mAh battery and a faster-than-fast fingerprint scanner that rivals premium, high-end Android-powered handsets for an extremely low-end price. Ulefone gives good specs and some decent performance for a fraction of the costs of high-end smartphones, which makes Ulefone one […]

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An Introduction to Privacy- Virtual Bankcards

Privacy is a new online platform which allows you to create temporary virtual cards that take money from your real credit or debit card, in order to pay for something online. The cards are not linked to your real card, only to your Privacy account where you can monitor your virtual cards and set limits on how much can be spent on each card. Privacy is only available in the US at the moment.

How Privacy Works

Privacy works by creating an online virtual card number with an expiry date and CVC number. This allows the card to be used for transactions online. The virtual cards are linked to your Privacy account which is set up on the Privacy website. Your Privacy account is the platform you will use to set up your virtual card.


When you set up your virtual card, you can set parameters for the card. For example, you can choose a certain type of card to use if the online store is dependent on this. In addition, you can set limits for the card such as how much the card can spend in total and in one transaction. Depending on the card you choose to set up, the card can be set to be deleted after its first and only use so it cannot be used again or stolen by anyone, or the card can remain in your account for use again.

By using Privacy, you are creating a virtual card for you to use in your online transactions in place of your real card. This means that you are keeping your real card details safe, so there is no chance of them being leaked in a breach or sold off by any dodgy sites you use. By keeping your card safe, you are preventing yourself from becoming a victim of fraud and losing possibly large amounts of money.

Using Privacy also means you don’t need to find your real card every time you need to enter it online, you can just copy and paste the virtual card details from your Privacy account.

Is Privacy Secure?

It’s all well and good not entering your real card details on every site you purchase from, but how do you know the one website you are entering your details in is secure? Well, you can put all these bad thoughts to rest because Privacy is more than safe!

Privacy is PCI-DDS compliant and has been proven to use the same rigorous security standards that are used by all major global banks. Your password when making your account is hashed with PBKDF2 and 100k iterations to make sure they cannot be read. All information is encrypted using split-key encryption, so information cannot be decrypted without each key. The keys are never stored together.

Finally, data is never sent in plaintext by Privacy. All web traffic is sent over Transport Layer Security (TLS) HSTS for privacy and security.

Do We Recommend Privacy?

In our experience from using Privacy over a period of time, we definitely recommend the platform. Not only does the site work well every time and looks great, the virtual cards have proven to be useful. In our experience, the Privacy platform is always very quick, and we have found no issues at all.

You can sign up for Privacy today via the button below. The button below will take you to the Privacy homepage where you can sign up.

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Google tipped to be working on an Amazon Echo Show rival

Google is playing catch-up with Amazon when it comes to the smart home devices, as the retail giant is currently dominating the market thanks to its extensive Echo family of products, which just received new additions yesterday. But soon the Google’s smart home device portfolio will be extended to include a few new devices including […]

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Sign-up for an Amazon Music Unlimited trial and get $10 in credit

To celebrate the arrival of the new Echo devices, Amazon is currently offering music enthusiasts $10 promo credit when they sign up for a free 30-day trial of its Music Unlimited service by using the promo code MUSIC1. That sounds good, but there are a few things to be taken into consideration here. First off […]

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is coming to T-Mobile soon

Samsung and AT&T teamed up for years ago to offer the Galaxy S4 Active and since then customers looking to purchase a rugged version of Samsung’s Galaxy S flagship could only grab it from AT&T which had exclusivity over the Active line. But in 2017 things will be a little bit different, as T-Mobile is […]

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