By | Feb 8, 2019 at 12:16 pm
Spotify just acquired podcast startups Gimlet Media and Anchor in the biggest podcast industry acquisition ever. Here's what the news means for Spotify, for the entire podcast industry, and for all the tiny underdog podcasters out there.
By | Feb 8, 2019 at 12:03 pm
YouTube has just spoke out against its "dislike mobs." Here's our guide on what dislike spam really is, how YouTube aims to fight it, and what individual creators can do about it in the meantime.
By | Feb 7, 2019 at 3:06 pm
In a major blow to Facebook's ambitions to more closely interknit its Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram apps, a German regulator has ruled that the social media giant must seek users' explicit consent before combining their data across its various apps.
By | Feb 6, 2019 at 10:56 am
This past Monday was Internet Safety Day, and to celebrate, Google is dedicating the week to producing a series of articles on its blog, aimed at protecting users with advice and tools. We check the advice Google gives for staying safe online and protecting your accounts
By | Feb 6, 2019 at 10:39 am
Security firm Trend Micro has found a cache of malicious apps on the Google Play store, masquerading as harmless photo programs. The apps have been downloaded millions of times, and serve users pop-up adverts or pornographic content, and also collect personal data and photos.
By | Feb 5, 2019 at 10:57 am
Cryptocurrency is rarely out of the news, but the recent case involving Canadian currency exchange QuadrigaCX is a real show stopper. With the sudden death of its founder, Gerald Cotton, customers are owed an estimated $190 million due to a missing password only he knew.
By | Feb 4, 2019 at 3:20 pm
Over the weekend, podcaster Joe Rogan invited Twitter CEO into his studio to chew the fat for a couple of hours about social media. Fans accused Rogan of giving him an easy ride, but we still learned a lot about Trump, trolls and...terms of service?
By | Feb 4, 2019 at 12:29 pm
While Apple's iPhone revenues declined 15 percent from the prior year, all other products and services' revenue grew 19 percent. There's a reason Tim Cook is proud of Apple's 1.4-billion-strong active install base – it's core to the company's service-led future.
By | Feb 4, 2019 at 12:25 pm
It's not long until MWC 2019 kicks off in Barcelona, so we take a look at all the exciting phones you can expect to launch at the world's largest mobile phones show, including a folding Samsung phone and four Galaxy S10 variants, two new LG phones a five camera Nokia and more.
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm
Already one of the largest data breaches ever, the list of 2.2 billion users' data is over three times larger than previously thought. Could you personally be affected? Odds are pretty high that you were. Here's more on what exactly happened and what you can do about it.
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 11:53 am
Parenting in the internet age is tough. And Facebook's track record with how it treats younger users should be enough to concern any parent. This week alone, Facebook was found to be paying teenage users for access to their data, and its track record is little better.
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 11:49 am
It's only been the traditional seven days long, and yet this week has managed to pack a heck of a tech news in. We look at the stories that have caught our eye this week.
By | Feb 1, 2019 at 11:15 am
Bad news for avid movie fans, as 'digital locker' service UltraViolet has announced that it is to shut up shop. The service, which provided an easy solution to those looking to access all their digital movies in one place, closes in July this year.
By | Jan 31, 2019 at 3:49 pm
Apple has revoked Facebook's permissions to create and operate employee-only internal applications. The social media giant's employees are working to reinstate its “most critical internal apps immediately.” They're also "pissed."
By | Jan 30, 2019 at 11:08 am
According to industry insiders, Huawei is looking to get into your living room, with a range of TVs coming this year. In a first for the tech company, it may release premium smart TVs as soon as this April. But international security concerns around the brand are still mounting.