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Thursday June 20, 2019. 03:12 PM
If you buy a used Nest Cam, the previous owner could have access to it. The Wirecutter discovered a way a previous owner can view the images, via the Wink hub. It is unclear if the issue applies to other products. Oh, and there is currently no way to fix it. If you buy and...
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The U.S. government is investigating YouTube for allegedly violating children’s privacy. The complaints contended that YouTube, which is owned by Google, failed to protect kids who used the streaming-video service and improperly collected their data in violation of the...
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There has been much excitement, discussion, and concern regarding Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency, Libra.  Wired told the story of Chainspace, the little-known London startup that made it possible. One of the key moments in Facebook’s march towards the creation of...
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Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr dig deep into the possibilities—for good and ill (mostly ill)—of Facebook’s new Libra cryptocurrency. They cover how it work, why Facebook went the cryptocurrency route, and what Facebook has to gain from the project. Spoiler, the answer is...
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Mel Magazine writes: A generation raised on mp3s and Spotify are collecting [CD] discs like vinyl — but for reasons that have almost nothing to do with the music. Did you throw all yours away?
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Wednesday June 19, 2019. 11:50 PM
Disney+ won’t launch until November 12, but it’s already putting strategic pressure on Apple TV+. Apple has found itself in a bind.
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The Apple Card testing program has now expanded to include Apple’s retail employees. Although they can’t talk about the card but they can use it publicly to make purchases. Many of the rank-and-file employees have already applied. The digital version via Apple Pay on the ...
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Serif, the creators of Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo, have today launched Affinity Publisher. It will let people create designs for magazines, books, brochures, posters, reports, stationary, and more. Affinity is planning to release the new Publisher app for iPad in...
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John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a chat about John’s 4K Blu-ray player decisions, and the Openly Operated service.
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Similar to how Apple let people remove built-in iOS apps with iOS 10, Apple will let people delete built-in watch apps with watchOS 6.
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A new Sprint BYOD deal offers customers unlimited wireless for US$25/month if you bring your own iPhone or Android phone.
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Apple became the fourth biggest gaming company in the world in 2018, a new report picked up by Cult of Mac said.  In total, it earned around $9.453 billion from games during 2018. This is all before the launch of Apple Arcade, which is set to arrive soon. It is ranked...
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Podcasting app Castbox became the latest audio app to get Waze integration, joining the likes of Spotify and Pandora in the navigation app.
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We have a deal on a pair of Sinji over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones. Offering a simple, no-frills design and Bluetooth 4.1, these headphones offer an inexpensive entry to over-the-ear listening. They are rechargeable, with up to 12 hours of playback time. They’re $25.99...
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Three Facebook moderators have broken their NDAs and told The Verge what they saw at the company’s moderation sites. It is a gripping, horrifying, read. [Kevin] Utley worked the overnight shift at a Facebook content moderation site in Tampa, FL, operated by a professional...
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A drop in iPhone shipments reduced the global premium smartphone market, according to new data as Samsung and Huawei challenged Apple.
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Niantic announced that its upcoming augmented reality game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, will launch this Friday, June 21. In a press conference outside Universal Studio’s Wizarding World in Florida, Niantic said it would hold Wizards Unite events similar to its Pokémon...
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Today Apple announced a partnership with Best Buy for an expanded repair service at almost 1,000 Best Buy stores across the United States.
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Bernie Sanders wants to take a look at tech giants like Apple, Amazon, and Google, although he didn’t specifically say they should be broken up.
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Openly Operated is a certification for apps and services. The certification process ensures that they live up to their privacy and security claims with an audit. An OO-certified app or site must meet three criteria. First, it needs to demonstrate “a basic level of...
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