Sony and Microsoft Unveil New Mid-Range Smartphones

March 5, 2015 | Tags: , , ,

Tech giants Sony and Microsoft have launched new mid-range smartphones at the Mobile World Congress, which is being held in Barcelona this year. Microsoft plans to launch a new flagship phone after the release of Windows 10, despite not releasing a new high-end phone for almost a year. Sony released their flagship Xperia Z3 last […]

Google Pays Over $25 Million for .App Web Doman

March 5, 2015 | Tags: , ,

Google has purchased the website domain .app for $25,001,000. The auction was held by The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, an organisation that oversees the net, with the fee being the highest paid for a domain so far. Other generic Top Level Domains sold so far include .baby and .tech. Charleston Road Registry, […]

Samsung S6 Edge Launched at MWC

March 5, 2015 | Tags:

Samsung has unveiled its long-awaited S6 Edge in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress. As rumored, the company is to sell a version of its next flagship phone featured a curved screen. The curved screen will allow users to stay in touch with select contacts easily, whilst notifying users of important information quickly. A […]

Google Play Music Increases Allowance to 50,000 Songs

March 4, 2015 | Tags:

Users of Google Play Music can now store 50,000 songs on their servers, an increase of 30,000 tracks. Those who wish to gain access to Google’s library of 30 million songs for streaming simply need to subscribe to the service, although the storage facility is free. Google product manager Andrew Stromme said: “We are expanding […]

Facebook Launches Suicide Prevention Tool

March 4, 2015 | Tags:

Social media giant Facebook has launched a new tool to assist users who are concerned that a friend might commit suicide. The tool will allow people to report certain posts. Facebook has been under pressure to launch such a tool following the deaths of many users who had posted worrying updates online. If a post […]

Apple Sued By Same Firm Twice

March 4, 2015 |

Apple is facing another lawsuit. The lawsuit has been filed by the same company it was forced to pay significant damages to just a few days ago. The techgiant was ordered to pay $533 million to Smartflash LLC last week, after the company said that their iTunes service used technologies they owned the patents for. […]

China Remove Big Names from Approved List

March 3, 2015 |

Companies including Apple and McAfee have been removed from China’s official list of approved products. The decision means that their products cannot be used by government departments equipping offices and data centres. The country has also dropped Cisco and Citrix. The big-name tech firm’s products have been replaced with those of native companies like ZTE […]

Apple Forced To Pay Patent Damages

March 2, 2015 | Tags:

Apple have been forced to pay damages after being found guilty of using inventions owned by another business. The company has been told to pay $533 to Smartflash, a company that owns and licences various tech patents but doesn’t actually manufacture products itself. The patents are related to technologies used in the iTunes store. Smartflash, […]

Samsung S6 to Cost over $1,000?

March 2, 2015 | Tags:

New reports claim that some models of the forthcoming Samsung S6 smartphone will cost over $1,000. Claims suggest that the 128GB Galaxy S6 Edge is to cost almost $1,200, whilst the standard 128GB model will come with a price tag of nearly $1100. Non-curved 32GB and 64GB models are likely to cost $850 and $964 […]

Facebook Criticized Over Privacy

March 1, 2015 | Tags:

Facebook have been criticized about their privacy policy and accused of breaking European data protect legislation in a new report. Academics at the University of Leuven have said that the process of adjusting privacy settings has become too complex. They said that users aren’t being given enough information about how advertisers are using their data, […]