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T-MOBILE HOME INTERNET 1354

T-Mobile Home Internet with unlimited bandwidth may be coming to a rural area near you. I would encourage T-Mobile to really get this...

Facebook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text

FACEBOOK STORED HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF USER PASSWORDS IN PLAIN TEXT

It seems that Facebook cannot prevent itself from causing security and privacy problems. According to KrebsOnSecurity , hundreds of...

 
 
 
European Commission Fines Google €1.49 Billion Over Advertising

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FINES GOOGLE €1.49 BILLION OVER ADVERTISING

The European Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising and for breaching EU antitrust rules....

Myspace Lost All Content Uploaded Before 2016

MYSPACE LOST ALL CONTENT UPLOADED BEFORE 2016

Who knew that Myspace was still a thing? Not me. I deleted my account there a long time ago and never looked back. It turns out that...

 
 
 

YOUTUBE & FACEBOOK BATTLE VIDEO TAKEDOWNS 1353

YouTube & Facebook had their hands full with taking down all the rouge videos from the Christchurch shooting and massacre. With the...

Stanford Medicine Announced Results of Apple Watch Study

STANFORD MEDICINE ANNOUNCED RESULTS OF APPLE WATCH STUDY

Stanford Medicine announced the results of the Apple Heart Study. The study was funded by Apple. There were over 400,000 participants...

 
 
 
Apple Addressed Spotify's Claims

APPLE ADDRESSED SPOTIFY'S CLAIMS

Recently, Spotify filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission. Yesterday, Apple posted a statement titled “Addressing...

FACEBOOK HAD AND OUTAGE AND NO ONE CARED 1352

Facebook had the biggest outage of its history and no one seemed to care. In my opinion, everyone's mental health probably improved...

 
 
 
Your Flickr Photos May Have Been Used for Facial Recognition

YOUR FLICKR PHOTOS MAY HAVE BEEN USED FOR FACIAL RECOGNITION

It has become common for people to post selfies, and photos of friends and family, online. Professional photographers who use models...

Spotify Filed Complaint Against Apple with European Commission

SPOTIFY FILED COMPLAINT AGAINST APPLE WITH EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Founder and CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek, posted “Consumers and Innovators Win on a Level Playing Field” on the Spotify Newsroom. In it,...

 
 
 
Twitter Launched a Prototype App Called twttr

TWITTER LAUNCHED A PROTOTYPE APP CALLED TWTTR

Twitter announced the launch of twttr , a prototype app that will allow users to test out new features before those features go live....

IT'S SHOW TIME 1351

Apple is having an event that is entitled “It's Show Time” which can only mean that it is going to be a media event surrounding Apple...

 
 
 
All microUSB cables are not the same

ALL MICROUSB CABLES ARE NOT THE SAME

This is a salutary warning to all geeks out there...even with all the year's of experience, it's still possible to make a rookie mistake...

Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Up Tech Industry Giants

ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS TO BREAK UP TECH INDUSTRY GIANTS

Senator Elizabeth Warren said that if she is elected president in 2020, her administration will break up the giants of the tech industry....

 
 
 
Facebook is Combating Vaccine Misinformation

FACEBOOK IS COMBATING VACCINE MISINFORMATION

Facebook announced a plan to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative...

Fitbit Announces New Models and Drops Old Ones

FITBIT ANNOUNCES NEW MODELS AND DROPS OLD ONES

Fitbit has announced a handful of new wrist-worn trackers; the Versa Lite, the Inspire, the Inspire HR, and finally for kids, the Ace...

 
 
 
Edison Research Finds Facebook Usage Continues to Drop

EDISON RESEARCH FINDS FACEBOOK USAGE CONTINUES TO DROP

Edison Research and Triton Digital posted “The Infinite Dial 2019”. It is the latest report in a series dating back to 1998 that covers...

The Wearable Technology Show is Back

THE WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY SHOW IS BACK

The Wearable Technology Show is back next week in London, UK, but sadly I'm not going to be able to attend this year. Co-located with...

 
 
 
Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to have Privacy-Focused Vision

MARK ZUCKERBERG WANTS FACEBOOK TO HAVE PRIVACY-FOCUSED VISION

Mark Zuckerberg wrote a lengthy post on Facebook titled: “A Privacy-Focused Vision for Social Networking.” In it, he provides some...

Alphabet's Chronicle Launched Backstory

ALPHABET'S CHRONICLE LAUNCHED BACKSTORY

Chronicle, a new Alphabet company, announced the launch of Backstory. It is a global cloud service where companies can privately upload,...

 
 
 



Apple announces iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 coming today

Apple announces iOS 12.2 and macOS 10.14.4 coming today

During its “It's Show Time” event at the Steve Jobs Theater today, Apple announced that the latest versions of its operating systems will be released later today. The updates... Read more ...

Exclusive: First look at Apple's new AirPods-like ‘Powerbeats Pro' truly...

Exclusive: First look at Apple's new AirPods-like ‘Powerbeats Pro' truly wireless sport headphones

Last week, a report suggested that Apple is planning to release a “truly wireless” version of Beats Powerbeats headphones next month. Today's release of iOS 12.2 includes... Read more ...

Apple Arcade exclusives will receive funding from Apple

Apple Arcade exclusives will receive funding from Apple

Apple will commission and fund games Apple Arcade, and these exclusives won't appear anywhere else - not even the iOS store. Read more ...

Do you need an Apple device to use Apple TV+?

Do you need an Apple device to use Apple TV+?

Best Answer: Not exactly. Apple TV+ will be available in the new Apple TV app, which is already on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 4K, and Apple TV HD. The Apple TV app is also coming... Read more ...

IOS 12.2 Suggests ECG App May Be Coming to UK and Other European Countries...

IOS 12.2 Suggests ECG App May Be Coming to UK and Other European Countries With watchOS 5.2

After installing iOS 12.2, some Apple Watch Series 4 owners in the UK are seeing new ECG screens that suggest ECG functionality will expand to the Apple Watch in the country... Read more ...

Apple's AirPower Spotted On Packaging Of AirPods Wireless Charging Case

Apple's AirPower Spotted On Packaging Of AirPods Wireless Charging Case

Image credit - Chris Caine According to the rumors, Apple's long-awaited AirPower wireless charging mat could be announced this week. Whether or not that is true remains to be... Read more ...

HTC will sell Vive Focus Plus standalone VR headset for $800 starting April 15

HTC will sell Vive Focus Plus standalone VR headset for $800 starting April 15

HTC announced today that it will sell its Vive Focus Plus standalone virtual reality headset for $800 starting in mid-April. Read more ...

Everything Apple announced today and the details we're still missing

Everything Apple announced today and the details we're still missing

It's been a busy day for Apple, with the company holding its “It's show time” event at Steve Jobs Theater. The event included a handful of announcements, including details on... Read more ...

Apple News+ includes access to only 3 days worth of WSJ archives, all topics...

Apple News+ includes access to only 3 days worth of WSJ archives, all topics accessible by search

Apple News+ was officially announced earlier today , allowing users to pay $9.99 per month for access to 300 magazines and select newspapers. One of those newspapers is The... Read more ...

How to Sign Up For an Apple News+ Subscription

How to Sign Up For an Apple News+ Subscription

Apple today unveiled its rumored premium Apple News subscription service, Apple News+. Apple News+ provides access to more than 300 magazines and a handful of paywalled news... Read more ...