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Thursday March 14, 2019. 01:42 PM
Conspiracy theory time. Yesterday Facebook suffered its biggest outage in its entire history. Other affiliated services like Instagram and WhatsApp were also affected. Facebook is also under a federal criminal investigation over its data sharing practices. Do you think the...
Media Play News writes: Disney’s pending subscription streaming video service is projected to generate wide consumer appeal – if it is priced right, according to new data from The Diffusion Group. When asked about the likelihood they would sign up for “a Netflix-like...
Video on DVDs became wildly popular around the turn of the century. Blu-ray in 2008 got off to a slow start and never really replaced DVDs. Now, 4K Blu-ray is faltering even more. Its fate is examined.
Wednesday March 13, 2019. 09:20 PM
Apple has acquired Laserlike, a young startup founded by three former Google engineers. It’s a machine learning startup that could help Apple improve its recommendation algorithms in News, TV, Apple Music, etc (paywall). An Apple spokesperson confirmed the acquisition of the...
We have a deal on Clip Studio Paint Pro for Mac and Windows, the successor program to Manga Studio. It’s aimed at illustrators, comic artists, manga artists, and other creators. You can get it through us for $29.99, 50% off retail. You can see it in action in the video below.
John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Apple’s new streaming concerns, and the state of the web 30 years on.
Amazon Fire TV Apple Music launches today. The move follows Apple Music’s launch on the Amazon Echo last year.
In the latest iOS 12.2 beta Apple has improved audio message quality by switching to a different codec for files. Details on the improvement in audio quality were shared on Twitter this morning, and we confirmed the change on our own devices. Apple previously used the.AMR...
Protonmail complied with 336 government requests for assistance. This is an increase from 23 requests in 2017.
A Spotify EU complaint brought against Apple says that Apple stifles competition because of Apple’s 30% App Store tax.
Firefox Send is a free tool that lets you send encrypted files up to 1GB in size, or 2.5GB if you sign in with a Firefox account. What sets Send apart is its ease of use. It works in any browser; just go to send.firefox.com. Upload or drag and drop files, and Send will...
UK Chancellor Phillip Hammond suggested his country could look to find ways to impose greater competition on big tech firms, including Apple.
In response to a letter from Senator Ron Wyden, T-Mobile has come forth with more location data abuses by third parties.
Apple has accused Qualcomm of tampering with ones its witnesses, a notion the chipmaker describes as “ridiculous.”
LONDON – London’s underground Tube train network has WiFi, but only in the stations. Meanwhile, the likes of Tokyo, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Melbourne, all have WiFi connectivity in tunnels. The Tube will soon be getting 4G, but that does not mean there will be no...
We’ve heard stories about iPhones identifying heart defects. However, AppleInsider picked up on another way an iPhone has saved a life – the device blocked an arrow shot at it’s user! Police in New South Wales, Australia, were called by a man reporting someone wielding a...
Apple is expanding the App Development and Swift curriculum in Singapore and opening a second Apple Developer Academy in Indonesia.
IBM secretly used millions of Flickr photos to test its facial recognition system. IBM claimed it was to help reduce bias in facial recognition. Despite IBM’s assurances that Flickr users can opt out of the database, NBC News discovered that it’s almost impossible to get ...
lt looks like the Apple News subscription service will launch on macOS as well as iOS. Developer Steve Troughton-Smith shared some screenshots of a the new service as they appear in the latest beta of macOS 10.14.4. MacRumors reported that they showed notifications for...
In this episode, Bryan Chaffin is joined by guest-cohost Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus to examine the ins and outs of Apple’s Mac pricing. It’s no simple issue, and they dig deep into what appears to be Apple’s strategy. They also talk about the realities of cord cutting today, with...
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