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, […]

Pebble to Launch New Watch Following Crowdfunding

February 28, 2015 | Tags: ,

Tech manufacturer Pebble has again looked to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to raise money for its second smartwatch, Pebble Time. Pebble Time will offer a color e-paper display and up to seven days of battery life, says the company. It will also come complete with a microphone that will allow owners to send voice replies to […]

Apple Investing in New European Data Centres

February 27, 2015 | Tags:

Apple is to invest almost $2 billion developing new data centers in Denmark and the Republic of Ireland. The Irish centre will be located in County Galway whilst the Danish building will be situated in Vibrog, Central Jutland. The County Galway centre is to be built on land currently owned by the state forestry agency […]

Google Restrict Adult Blogger Content

February 27, 2015 | Tags:

Google has placed restrictions on uploaders of adult content using its Blogger service. Users are no longer able to publically share sexually explicit images and videos, whilst any accounts created before next month will be automatically made private. The tech giant says that any blogs created after March 23rd posting sexually explicit content will be […]

Apple Maps Throw Down the Gauntlet to Google?

February 27, 2015 | Tags: ,

Apple has added a series of new features to its Maps service including animated 3D imagery for certain global landmarks. Starting with the UK, it now shows the correct time on Big Ben and even shows a spinning London Eye when users take advantage of its 3F Flyover facility. The company has added a number […]

Apple Send Out Watch Invites?

February 27, 2015 | Tags:

Apple yesterday sent out invites to a special event at which it’s expected to launch its new smartwatch. The event will be held on March 9th, 2015 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The company has used this venue for product launches and other special events on a number of […]

Lenovo Release Adware Removal Tool

February 27, 2015 | Tags:

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has offered its customers a tool to remove pre-installed software after it was branded a security risk. The adware – called Superfish – came as part of some Lenovo notebooks. The adware was disabled last Thursday following complaints. The company also said it was aware about security risks linked to the […]

Google Launching YouTube Kids’ App

February 26, 2015 | Tags:

YouTube have launched an app designed for children following concerns about the safety of kids online. YouTube Kids comes with various features designed to keep children safe including parental controls and restrictions about uploads. The service has been made available in the US and will be launched in other countries soon. The parental controls allow […]