Check Your Google Account Settings – Get 2GB of Extra Storage

Hacks are everywhere these days, from your telephone company to kids toys. So in order to make you a little more aware, and to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, checking the security of your Google account settings will grant an extra 2 GB of free google drive storage.

In order to claim this freebie, you will need to perform five steps. The first is to check your recovery information, after checking your recovery phone number, email and security question you can then move on to checking which devices are authorised to connect to your account, removing those that shouldn’t have permission.

The third step is checking your account permissions, this is every app that has permissions on your account. Remember that app you downloaded for fun? It has permissions you don’t want it to have, so it can go. Once that’s done, you can check your 2-step verification settings, a little extra security to make it harder for others to access your account.

Once this is all done just click Continue to account settings and get your 2 GB of free Drive storage. While you shouldn’t have to be promised free stuff to make sure your accounts are safe, it’s always nice to see companies interested in your security. Check your other accounts and help yourself avoid the pain of being hacked.

Star Trek Anniversary Stamps Available In the US

Whenever a big event comes out, it is normal for us to celebrate. More and more we find ways of celebrating different events in different ways, but there are some ways which you have to keep using because they are, for lack of a better term, classic. One of these ways is to release limited edition stamps, a collection that Star trek fans will be able to enjoy in 2016.

In 1966, Star Trek premiered on people’s televisions and it’s been hard to miss its impact and references in everyday life and science fiction since. As a result, the US Postal service will be releasing not one but four different forever stamps, each with both a unique colour and image.

Featuring a yellow (or gold to some) background with a ship travelling at speed and a star fleet emblem in the background the first catches your eye, the second is a green stamp with our planet in the circle of a starey outline of the Enterprise. The third features a red planet and the Vulcan greeting, symbolising life long and prosper, with a blue background.

I’ve left my favourite to last, a starey outline of a figure on a red background. Those familiar with the old series will recognise the tribute to all those brave red shirts, who forever unnamed, led the dangerous expeditions only to never come back.

The four new forever stamps come in at 49 cents, converting to around 33p in the UK, a price that collectors and Star Trek fans will be rushing at warp speed to collect.

Internet Explorer Celebrates Its 20th Birthday

The Internet Explorer isn’t the youngest application anymore, in fact, it could celebrate its 20th birthday yesterday. That’s quite a milestone and while it has been discontinued and replaced by the new Edge browser (formerly known as Spartan), it will undoubtedly be around for many more years on systems that won’t get a Windows 10 update. For a lot of people, Internet Explorer was just a tool to download another browser after installing Windows onto their systems, but the statistics show how many people actually used it and still do. And it is a lot.

August 16, 1995. That was the date when Microsoft revealed Internet Explorer 1 as part of the Internet Jumpstart Kit that was included as part of Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95. Version 2 came shortly after on November 22nd of the same year and brought along the introduction of Cookies, SSL support, and Newsgroups. From there on there were many version until Internet Explorer 11 saw the light of day on October 17th, 2013, the final version of Internet Explorer.

From now on it will be Edge and it has come off to a good start. While some do complain about it being memory hungry, other enjoy the speedy web browsing experience that it provides. Edge was officially announced in March this year, which also was the time that it got known that Internet Explorer would get the ax. Probably the best choice, even if they made Edge and called it Internet Explorer, people would stay away based on the name alone.

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DICE Confirms New Screenshot of Star Wars: Battlefront

The Star Wars: Battlefront title will have its debut at the Star Wars Celebration on April 17th. Until then, DICE appears to be eager to share some in-game footage with its fans, having Lead Level Designer, Dennis Brannvall, confirming that what we view below is really in-game footage.

The game is said to use DICE’s Frostbite engine, therefore players should expect the highest quality on the market in terms of graphics. A new trailer is said to come during the Star Wars Celebration, but until then, here is the E3 2014 trailer to keep your hype up.

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