Say hello to the iPhone latest flagship smartphone, with upgraded cameras, water resistance, stereo speakers and a longer battery life. Tim Cook took to the stage at the Bill Graham Civic in San Francisco and told us: “We have created the world’s most advanced smartphone – the best iPhone we have ever created. This is… Read More WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT iPhone 7!!!
We live in miraculous times. No one is really dying from the plague anymore, we can turn the earth beneath our feet into energy for our PlayStations, and you can buy a machine that can build an unregistered gun for you. Hooray? Even though we live in a time of explainable technological miracles, some… Read More New inventions that don’t even seem possible
Earlier this week, Microsoft released a blog post claiming that its own browser, Microsoft Edge, was the only option for streaming Netflix in 1080p on your PC. Websites set out to fact-check this claim for themselves, and found it true. According to PC World , Chrome, Firefox, and Opera all cap at 720p in the… Read More Netflix only streams 1080p to a PC if you’re using a Microsoft browser
Apple’s newest version of its mobile software iOS becomed available for a public test drive. Is the beta for iOS 10 worth it? I’ve been using it for a long weekend, with a preloaded version on an iPhone 6S provided by Apple. As always, going with a beta OS is a bit of a risky… Read More iOS 10 public beta arrived, and this is what you can do with it
Snapchat Discover shows content from a range of media publishers Once upon a time, Snapchat was a simple app. You took a picture, you sent it to a friend, and it disappeared shortly after. Nowadays, it’s a messaging app, a video sharing app and a news app. A face-swapping, dog-masking revolution in online communications. But… Read More Snapchat sued over ‘explicit’ posts in Discover tab
A revised pact governing EU-US data flows has been approved by European governments. The Privacy Shield agreement replaces the previous accord, called Safe Harbour, that was struck down in October 2015. Safe Harbour let US companies self-certify that they were doing enough to protect data about Europeans. The European Court of Justice threw out Safe… Read More Privacy Shield data pact gets European approval
Up to 10 million Android smartphones have been infected by malware that generates fake clicks for adverts, say security researchers. The software is also surreptitiously installing apps and spying on the browsing habits of victims. The malware is currently making about $300,000 (£232,000) a month for its creators, suggests research. The majority of phones that… Read More Malware hits millions of Android phones
Private messages that can disappear are being trialled by Facebook as it experiments with a new option for those using its Messenger app. They become hidden after a certain period of time chosen by the author, the firm said. It is part of a new “secret message” service having a limited trial, Facebook announced.… Read More Facebook tests ‘secret message’ service
Apple on Monday kicked off its Worldwide Developers Conference with the biggest-ever release of its iOS mobile operating system. CEO Tim Cook called iOS 10, coming this fall, “gigantic” and “the mother of all releases.” Among the new offerings in the upcoming version of iOS are more features in Messaging, all new designs for News,… Read More Apple’s iOS 10 Goes to Eleven
Huawei says it is working hard to overtake Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy line in the worldwide smartphone market. If you were to ask anyone over the last eight years if that were possible, you would have heard a resounding “no.” The marketplace is changing, though, and anything is now possible. Today Apple, Google and… Read More Can Huawei Overtake Apple and Samsung?
BlackBerry on Tuesday announced it will cease manufacturing the BlackBerry Classic. “The Classic has long surpassed the average lifespan for a smartphone in today’s market,” noted COO Ralph Pini. “To keep innovating and advancing our portfolio, we are updating our smartphone lineup with state-of-the-art devices.” BlackBerry intends to continue supporting its BlackBerry 10 platform while… Read More BlackBerry Lets Go of Its Classic Phone
Google on Monday began rolling out a new two-step authentication feature, Google Prompt, targeting enterprise employees. The new option consists of a pop-up that displays a mobile user’s name and profile image, and that specifies the location and device involved in the attempted sign-in. The device owner is asked whether to allow or deny the… Read More Google Makes It Easier to Do the 2-Step