You don’t tug on Superman’s cape, and you don’t come between an engineer and his coffee. And really, if all your office has for coffee is a big old BUNN that makes caffeinated trash, you don’t discourage your coworkers from th [...]
After being placed on the U.S. government’s Entity List, it wasn’t clear what Huawei would do without access to Android. The company claimed that it had an operating system in the works in case that day came.
Today, during its annual deve [...]
At the end of 2017, Apple acknowledged that it throttled older iPhones to prolong the life of the device. iOS 11.3 rolled out in early 2018 and added a “Battery health” section to the iPhone’s Settings menu. The feature allowed user [...]
The Department of Justice unsealed a case against 34-year-old Muhammad Fahd yesterday, alleging that the man bribed AT&T call-center employees to unlock cell phones fraudulently. The multi-year scheme resulted in employees receiving more than $1 [...]
Recent reports have surfaced claiming that Amazon, Google, and Apple have been providing select employees with audio recordings from the respective smart assistants. Each business confirmed the practice but claimed the human review was for improving [...]
Amazon stopped selling Dash buttons, saying Alexa shopping killed any need for them. But if you already owned a Dash button, it still worked. But that’s changing as Amazon will stop fulfilling Dash orders after August.
When Amazon discontinued [...]
Google, through its Project Zero initiative, disclosed six vulnerabilities in iOS. In each case, a hacker could execute remote code on someone’s iPhone without any interaction by the user. Apple’s iOS 12.3 fixes five of the issues.
If you applied for a Captial One credit card between 2005 and 2015, we have bad news for you. Capital One confirmed that an “outside individual” stole names, social security numbers, and other data of over 100 million credit card applican [...]
The Fortnite World Cup is over, resulting with $30 million given out in prizes. Featuring both solo and duo divisions, Fortnite World Cup split the prizes over several winners. It created new millionaires along the way.
Fortnite, in case you haven [...]
Samsung pulled its highly anticipated Galaxy Fold phone after several units broke in the hands of reviewers. After spending months determining what caused the problems, Samsung says it made changes to the design, and the phone will release in Septemb [...]
When Google Apps take payments using Google Pay, Google takes a cut of the money. Now Tinder, the dating service app, wants to avoid that fee by setting its payments service as the default option.
Google takes a 30% cut of in-app purchases. If the ap [...]
A security researcher revealed that some Google Chrome extensions, like HoverZoom, collected your browsing history, and in some cases, even embedded URLs. Then the extensions published them for a fee through a company called Nacho Analytics, potentia [...]
Sprint sent letters out to customers informing them someone had breached the company’s servers and stolen user data. The data included phone numbers, billing addresses, names, and more. Oddly, instead of a direct attack, the hack went through S [...]
Unless you change a setting, Google stores anything you say to Google Assistant on its servers. The company employs contractors to listen to those recordings to improve Google Assistant’s performance. A contractor leaked over 1000 recordings, s [...]
Earlier this week, a security researcher disclosed an exploit showing that websites could use Zoom’s video chat software to start your webcam and record without your permission. Now Apple is removing Zoom’s web server from all Macs automa [...]
In a welcome step forward in the fight to put an end to constant robocalls, AT&T just announced it would make its Call Protect service enabled by default for all customers. And even better, the service is free.
Everybody hates robocalls, but solu [...]
On Christmas day, 2013, many delighted people opened up new Xbox and Playstation gifts. That excitement turned to disappointment when they were unable to log onto game services and play. Now the hacker responsible will spend 27 months in jail.