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    Huawei's Smartphone Plans in Tatters

    Huawei's Smartphone Plans in Tatters


    Future Huawei handsets will not be able to use Google services such as the Google Play Store. (CCM) — Huawei, the world's second largest smartphone maker after Samsung, is facing a meltdown in handset sales after the U.S. government launched a...

    Future Huawei handsets will not be able to use Google services such as the Google Play Store. (CCM) — Huawei, the world's second largest smartphone maker after Samsung, is facing a meltdown in handset sales after the U.S. government launched a crackdown against the company, according to a Reuters report. Google has suspended all business with Huawei which requires the transfer of
    Spotify Tests In-Car Music Gadget

    Spotify Tests In-Car Music Gadget


    Spotify is gathering in-car usage data by placing a hardware gadget in U.S. subscribers' cars. (CCM) — Spotify has begun testing a voice-controlled music and podcast device called "Car Thing" which has been specifically designed for use in...

    Spotify is gathering in-car usage data by placing a hardware gadget in U.S. subscribers' cars. (CCM) — Spotify has begun testing a voice-controlled music and podcast device called "Car Thing" which has been specifically designed for use in automobiles, the company has announced in a blog post. The Car Thing is being tested in the U.S. by a small group of invited Spotify Premium
    Sony and Microsoft Team Up for Gaming

    Sony and Microsoft Team Up for Gaming


    The gaming and AI partnership between Sony and Microsoft has come as a complete surprise. (CCM) — Video games titans Microsoft and Sony have taken the world by surprise with the announcement that they have decided to form an alliance. Microsoft's...

    The gaming and AI partnership between Sony and Microsoft has come as a complete surprise. (CCM) — Video games titans Microsoft and Sony have taken the world by surprise with the announcement that they have decided to form an alliance. Microsoft's Xbox One competes head-on with Sony's PlayStation 4 at the top end of the console market, so the partnership was completely unexpected.
    Instagram Kills Direct Messaging App

    Instagram Kills Direct Messaging App


    The experiment with a standalone Instagram direct messaging app lasted less than 18 months. (CCM) — Facebook's Instagram has decided that its Direct standalone messaging app is failure, and it will be shut down in the near future, The Verge reports....

    The experiment with a standalone Instagram direct messaging app lasted less than 18 months. (CCM) — Facebook's Instagram has decided that its Direct standalone messaging app is failure, and it will be shut down in the near future, The Verge reports. A notification in Direct appeared recently, informing users: "In the coming month, we'll no longer be supporting the Direct app. Your
    Google's Titan Security Keys Hacked

    Google's Titan Security Keys Hacked


    Owners are being offered free replacements and are recommended to use caution when using them. (CCM) — Google has been left red-faced following the admission on its security blog that the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) version of its Titan Security Key has...

    Owners are being offered free replacements and are recommended to use caution when using them. (CCM) — Google has been left red-faced following the admission on its security blog that the Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) version of its Titan Security Key has a fatal flaw. The company is offering free replacements to all owners in the U.S. It does not affect the NFC or USB versions of the Titan
    Nintendo Offers Discounted Switch Games

    Nintendo Offers Discounted Switch Games


    The Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers are available exclusively to Switch Online subscribers. (CCM) — Nintendo has launched a new game discount offer which enables Switch Online subscribers to recoup their $19.99 annual membership fee when they buy two...

    The Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers are available exclusively to Switch Online subscribers. (CCM) — Nintendo has launched a new game discount offer which enables Switch Online subscribers to recoup their $19.99 annual membership fee when they buy two games. The offer, which is available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members, allows Switch owners to purchase two Game Vouchers for
    Zombieload Bug Fix Will Mire Chips Down

    Zombieload Bug Fix Will Mire Chips Down


    Apple Macintosh computers could run 40 per cent slower after a parch for the Zombieload flaw is installed. (CCM) — A newly discovered flaw in Intel processors leaves owners with a stark choice: ignore the problem and risk being comprehensively...

    Apple Macintosh computers could run 40 per cent slower after a parch for the Zombieload flaw is installed. (CCM) — A newly discovered flaw in Intel processors leaves owners with a stark choice: ignore the problem and risk being comprehensively hacked, or install a software fix which risks slowing down the host computer significantly. The Zombieload bug was uncovered by researchers in
    Drone-Maker DJI Challenges Go-Pro

    Drone-Maker DJI Challenges Go-Pro


    DJI's Osmo Action camera is the first credible competitor to market-leader GoPro's Hero 7 Black device. (CCM) — DJI has thrown down the gauntlet to Go-Pro by announcing an action camera which more than matches the GoPro Hero 7 Black's feature list....

    DJI's Osmo Action camera is the first credible competitor to market-leader GoPro's Hero 7 Black device. (CCM) — DJI has thrown down the gauntlet to Go-Pro by announcing an action camera which more than matches the GoPro Hero 7 Black's feature list. China-based DJI is best known for its Mavic line of high-end consumer camera drones, but the Osmo Action is its first foray into the action
    Lenovo Touts Folding PC

    Lenovo Touts Folding PC


    The tablet-like Windows device can be folded to form a smaller display screen and an on-screen keyboard area. (CCM) — Chinese computer-maker Lenovo appears unperturbed by Samsung's problems with its Galaxy Fold device and has been showing off what...

    The tablet-like Windows device can be folded to form a smaller display screen and an on-screen keyboard area. (CCM) — Chinese computer-maker Lenovo appears unperturbed by Samsung's problems with its Galaxy Fold device and has been showing off what it claims to be the world's first foldable PC, according to a Verge report. The prototype device, which has been under development for three
    WhatsApp Users' Private Messages Accessed

    WhatsApp Users' Private Messages Accessed


    A government agency is suspected to be responsible for hacking selected WhatsApp users' accounts. (CCM) — An unknown but highly sophisticated security expert or government agency has successfully exploited a vulnerability in WhatsApp, enabling it...

    A government agency is suspected to be responsible for hacking selected WhatsApp users' accounts. (CCM) — An unknown but highly sophisticated security expert or government agency has successfully exploited a vulnerability in WhatsApp, enabling it to install surveillance software on an unknown number of users' mobile devices, the BBC is reporting. Using the surveillance software, those
    Amazon Ramps Up One-Day Prime Deliveries

    Amazon Ramps Up One-Day Prime Deliveries


    Millions of goods are now available for next-day delivery to a restricted number of Amazon Prime subscribers. (CCM) — U.S. subscribers to Amazon's Prime service are beginning to be offered free next-day delivery on some low-cost purchases, according...

    Millions of goods are now available for next-day delivery to a restricted number of Amazon Prime subscribers. (CCM) — U.S. subscribers to Amazon's Prime service are beginning to be offered free next-day delivery on some low-cost purchases, according to a Tech Times report. Previously the one-day delivery option was restricted to orders worth in excess of $35, the report adds. Prime
    Google Play Store Gets Feature Boost

    Google Play Store Gets Feature Boost


    Google has been making some important changes to its Play Store to help Android users get more from it. (CCM) — Google has started rolling out the latest feature upgrade to its Play Store this week: a system which alerts users that they have apps...

    Google has been making some important changes to its Play Store to help Android users get more from it. (CCM) — Google has started rolling out the latest feature upgrade to its Play Store this week: a system which alerts users that they have apps installed on their smartphones which they no longer use and which are therefore taking up valuable storage space necessarily. The alert takes
    Netflix Rolls Out Adaptive 'Studio Quality' Audio

    Netflix Rolls Out Adaptive 'Studio Quality' Audio


    Netflix announced that it would be beefing up the sound capabilities on its streaming platform. (CCM) — To keep up with its leaps in the realm of video quality, Netflix announced that it would be rolling out, what it is calling, "studio-quality"...

    Netflix announced that it would be beefing up the sound capabilities on its streaming platform. (CCM) — To keep up with its leaps in the realm of video quality, Netflix announced that it would be rolling out, what it is calling, "studio-quality" audio. The audio is also adaptive, choosing the appropriate audio bitrate for the network connection at the start of streaming (Previously,
    Nike Tests Tech with Nike Fit

    Nike Tests Tech with Nike Fit


    Nike is trying its hand at offering tech solutions with its forthcoming Nike Fit. (CCM) — Nike has announced the forthcoming arrival of its Nike Fit program. This announcement follows recent technological innovation efforts by the sports brand, like...

    Nike is trying its hand at offering tech solutions with its forthcoming Nike Fit. (CCM) — Nike has announced the forthcoming arrival of its Nike Fit program. This announcement follows recent technological innovation efforts by the sports brand, like the opening of its gigantesque Nike House of Innovation in New York City. The solution will be proposed natively in the Nike app when a user
    Nest Hub Max Takes On Amazon Echo Show

    Nest Hub Max Takes On Amazon Echo Show


    An investigation will decide whether Apple is preventing rivals from competing fairly with Apple Music. (CCM) — Google is intensifying its battle with Amazon by unveiling the Nest Hub Max, a direct competitor to Amazon's Echo show, Cnet is...

    An investigation will decide whether Apple is preventing rivals from competing fairly with Apple Music. (CCM) — Google is intensifying its battle with Amazon by unveiling the Nest Hub Max, a direct competitor to Amazon's Echo show, Cnet is reporting. The Nest Hub Max is a smart display, featuring a 10-inch HD screen, large speakers providing stereo sound, and a built-in camera for video
    Google Assistant Gets Driving Mode

    Google Assistant Gets Driving Mode


    After invoking driving mode users will have easy access to navigation, communication, and media functions. (CCM) — Google has launched an assault on the automobile market with the announcement that its Assistant is to get a dedicated "driving mode"...

    After invoking driving mode users will have easy access to navigation, communication, and media functions. (CCM) — Google has launched an assault on the automobile market with the announcement that its Assistant is to get a dedicated "driving mode" within the next few weeks. Driving mode will be available on any Android phone which features the Assistant, and it consists of a
    Alexa Breathes Down Cortana's Neck

    Alexa Breathes Down Cortana's Neck


    Windows 10 users can now summon Alexa by voice, without the need to press a key. (CCM) — Cortana was originally designed to be Microsoft's anointed intelligent assistant, but now Amazon's Alexa is muscling in on the role in Windows 10, Engadget is...

    Windows 10 users can now summon Alexa by voice, without the need to press a key. (CCM) — Cortana was originally designed to be Microsoft's anointed intelligent assistant, but now Amazon's Alexa is muscling in on the role in Windows 10, Engadget is reporting. The latest update to the Alexa Windows 10 app now gives users the option to summon Amazon's intelligent assistant solely by voice
    Microsoft Abandons Forced Updates

    Microsoft Abandons Forced Updates


    Users can now delay installing Windows 10 feature updates for up to 18 months. (CCM) — Microsoft has finally abandoned its tactic of foisting Windows 10 feature updates on people and organizations which would rather not have them, Computerworld is...

    Users can now delay installing Windows 10 feature updates for up to 18 months. (CCM) — Microsoft has finally abandoned its tactic of foisting Windows 10 feature updates on people and organizations which would rather not have them, Computerworld is reporting. The company issues these significant updates which introduce new features and capabilities to Windows 10 every six months, and there
    EU Launches Apple Antitrust Probe

    EU Launches Apple Antitrust Probe


    An investigation will decide whether Apple is preventing rivals from competing fairly with Apple Music. (CCM) — The European Union is about to launch an antitrust investigation into Apple's App Store practices, following a complaint from music...

    An investigation will decide whether Apple is preventing rivals from competing fairly with Apple Music. (CCM) — The European Union is about to launch an antitrust investigation into Apple's App Store practices, following a complaint from music streaming company Spotify. The investigation will start in the next few weeks, looking into claims by Spotify of Apple "tilting the playing field
    Fortnite's Tilted Towers Destroyed

    Fortnite's Tilted Towers Destroyed


    The Unvaulting event resulted in the obliteration of Fortnite's most iconic location. (CCM) — Season 8 of Epic's Fortnite battle royale game has come to a dramatic close with the eruption of a volcano which obliterated Tilted Towers, the games...

    The Unvaulting event resulted in the obliteration of Fortnite's most iconic location. (CCM) — Season 8 of Epic's Fortnite battle royale game has come to a dramatic close with the eruption of a volcano which obliterated Tilted Towers, the games busiest, and arguably most dangerous, location, The Verge is reporting. The eruption was the culmination of The Unvaulting, an event which started
    Pornhub Considers Buying Tumblr

    Pornhub Considers Buying Tumblr


    The Verizon-owned microblogging site once favored by adult content aficionados is up for sale. (CCM) — Pornography streaming site Pornhub is mooting the acquisition of Tumblr, the social networking and microblogging platform owned by Verizon,...

    The Verizon-owned microblogging site once favored by adult content aficionados is up for sale. (CCM) — Pornography streaming site Pornhub is mooting the acquisition of Tumblr, the social networking and microblogging platform owned by Verizon, according to a Buzzfeed report. Verizon acquired Tumblr two years ago when it bought Yahoo! in a $4.5 billion deal. But although it still has an
    Super Mario Kart Hits Hall of Fame

    Super Mario Kart Hits Hall of Fame


    Super Mario Kart has spawned a dozen other titles that have sold a total of more than 100 million units. (CCM) — Super Mario Kart, Nintendo's 1992 smash hit for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), is one of four classic games that have...

    Super Mario Kart has spawned a dozen other titles that have sold a total of more than 100 million units. (CCM) — Super Mario Kart, Nintendo's 1992 smash hit for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), is one of four classic games that have been inducted into the The National Museum of Play's World Video Game Hall of Fame. "Super Mario Kart truly excelled as a social game
    Computer Makers Abandon China in Droves

    Computer Makers Abandon China in Droves


    The proportion of server motherboards made in China has dropped from 90 percent to under 50 percent in two years. (CCM) — China has long been the source of computer components, but now hardware vendors are turning their back on the country's low...

    The proportion of server motherboards made in China has dropped from 90 percent to under 50 percent in two years. (CCM) — China has long been the source of computer components, but now hardware vendors are turning their back on the country's low cost manufacturing facilities due to security concerns, according to an Engadget report. Several countries including the U.S. have banned the
    Harry Potter AR Game Debuts Down Under

    Harry Potter AR Game Debuts Down Under


    Antipodean gamers have begun testing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite — Niantic's latest augemented reality adventure . (CCM) — Game developer Niantic, best known for its Pokémon Go augmented reality game, has made its new Harry Potter: Wizards Unite...

    Antipodean gamers have begun testing Harry Potter: Wizards Unite — Niantic's latest augemented reality adventure . (CCM) — Game developer Niantic, best known for its Pokémon Go augmented reality game, has made its new Harry Potter: Wizards Unite AR game available in Australia and New Zealand in a test release, Engadget is reporting. Smartphone owners in those two countries can now download
    Nokia 4.2 Will Be Easy On the Wallet

    Nokia 4.2 Will Be Easy On the Wallet


    The latest Nokia-branded handset will cost less than 10 percent of the price of Samsung's Galaxy Fold. (CCM) — The latest Nokia smartphone, the no-nonsense smartphone Nokia 4.2, is now available for pre-order at just $189, The Verge is...

    The latest Nokia-branded handset will cost less than 10 percent of the price of Samsung's Galaxy Fold. (CCM) — The latest Nokia smartphone, the no-nonsense smartphone Nokia 4.2, is now available for pre-order at just $189, The Verge is reporting. Since the Nokia smartphone brand's spectacular demise under the ownership of Microsoft it has been revived by Finnish licensee HMD Global, and
    Facebook Shows Off New Look

    Facebook Shows Off New Look


    The social netwoking platform is going to lose the blue look in favor of a fresher, whiter, aesthetic. (CCM) — Facebook users are in for a surprise when the next iteration of the social networking platform's user interface is released, according to a...

    The social netwoking platform is going to lose the blue look in favor of a fresher, whiter, aesthetic. (CCM) — Facebook users are in for a surprise when the next iteration of the social networking platform's user interface is released, according to a 9to5Mac report. During his keynote speech at the F8 Facebook developer conference in California yesterday, Mark Zuckerburg, Facebook's chief
    Beats' Powerbeats Pro Debuts on May 10

    Beats' Powerbeats Pro Debuts on May 10


    The new wireless earphones feature Apple's H1 chip and are rated for sweat and water resistance. (CCM) — The long awaited Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones from Apple-owned Beats will be available for pre-order on May 3 and hit the streets on May 10,...

    The new wireless earphones feature Apple's H1 chip and are rated for sweat and water resistance. (CCM) — The long awaited Powerbeats Pro wireless earphones from Apple-owned Beats will be available for pre-order on May 3 and hit the streets on May 10, according to a 9to5 Mac report. The new earphones feature the same Apple H1 chip as Apple's AirPods 2 to provide easy access to Siri, and
    Samsung Unveils Orientation-Shifting TV

    Samsung Unveils Orientation-Shifting TV


    The Sero TV can be rotated to a portrait orientation to display videos and other content caputured on smartphones. (CCM) — Samsung has been showing off a new television set with a screen which can rotate by 90 degrees to switch from a standard...

    The Sero TV can be rotated to a portrait orientation to display videos and other content caputured on smartphones. (CCM) — Samsung has been showing off a new television set with a screen which can rotate by 90 degrees to switch from a standard landscape mode to a vertical portrait mode for displaying smartphone content, according to a BBC report. The new 43-inch Sero TV will initially
    Windows 10 Storage Requirement Explodes

    Windows 10 Storage Requirement Explodes


    The Windows 10 May update will need around twice as much storage space as the previous version. (CCM) — Microsoft's flagship Windows 10 operating system is acquiring a middle-age spread, a company advisory has revealed. The Windows 10 May 2019...

    The Windows 10 May update will need around twice as much storage space as the previous version. (CCM) — Microsoft's flagship Windows 10 operating system is acquiring a middle-age spread, a company advisory has revealed. The Windows 10 May 2019 update, version 1903, will require a minimum of 32 GB of storage space, up from 16 GB for the previous 32-bit version of the operating system and
    Apple Cracks Down on Screen Time Rivals

    Apple Cracks Down on Screen Time Rivals


    Apple bans apps which help parents prevent children from accessing pornography. (CCM) — Apple has incurred the wrath of many responsible fathers and mothers by banning third party apps which allow parents to control their children's smartphone...

    Apple bans apps which help parents prevent children from accessing pornography. (CCM) — Apple has incurred the wrath of many responsible fathers and mothers by banning third party apps which allow parents to control their children's smartphone usage, The New York Times is reporting. At least 11 of the 17 most popular parental control apps have been removed from the App Store or their
    Microsoft Joins Trillion Dollar Club

    Microsoft Joins Trillion Dollar Club


    The company's value has skyrocketed over the last year, thanks in no small part to its cloud services division. (CCM) — Microsoft's value on the stock market hit $1 trillion on Thursday, joining an elite group of companies to have done so which...

    The company's value has skyrocketed over the last year, thanks in no small part to its cloud services division. (CCM) — Microsoft's value on the stock market hit $1 trillion on Thursday, joining an elite group of companies to have done so which includes Apple, Amazon, and PetroChina. The company's value has skyrocketed by a third over the last twelve months, according to a BBC report,
    Nintendo Plans Barrage of Switch Titles

    Nintendo Plans Barrage of Switch Titles


    Nintendo hopes a raft of new titles will broaden the appeal of the Switch console in 2019. (CCM) — Nintendo is planning to release a wide range of titles for its hugely successful Switch console over the coming months in an attempt to broaden its...

    Nintendo hopes a raft of new titles will broaden the appeal of the Switch console in 2019. (CCM) — Nintendo is planning to release a wide range of titles for its hugely successful Switch console over the coming months in an attempt to broaden its appeal beyond the company's traditional "family" audience, according to a NintendoLife report. Many of these new titles will come
    Instagram Launches Story Quiz Stickers

    Instagram Launches Story Quiz Stickers


    Putting quiz stickers in stories will enable users to educate their fans and encourage them to interact. (CCM) — Instagram now lets users ask their followers questions about them using quiz stickers designed to be inserted into Stories, the company...

    Putting quiz stickers in stories will enable users to educate their fans and encourage them to interact. (CCM) — Instagram now lets users ask their followers questions about them using quiz stickers designed to be inserted into Stories, the company has announced in a tweet. The stickers can be added to Stories by selecting them from Instagram's sticker tray after the user has taken a
    Verizon Reveals 20 New 5G Cities

    Verizon Reveals 20 New 5G Cities


    The company is spreading 5G across the country and has begun taking preorders for Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G. (CCM) — Verizon has announced 20 new cities which will get its high speed 5G cellular service in 2019, according to a report in The Verge. This...

    The company is spreading 5G across the country and has begun taking preorders for Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G. (CCM) — Verizon has announced 20 new cities which will get its high speed 5G cellular service in 2019, according to a report in The Verge. This is in addition to Chicago and Minneapolis, where Verizon's 5G is already available. The 20 new cities are: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte,
    Intel Unveils Musclebook Chips

    Intel Unveils Musclebook Chips


    The new 9th Gen mobile chips can be run at up to 5 GHz, resulting in up to 18 per cent higher frame rates. (CCM) — Intel has taken the wraps off its ultra-powerful ninth generation mobile processors, which it expects to be used to power a new class of...

    The new 9th Gen mobile chips can be run at up to 5 GHz, resulting in up to 18 per cent higher frame rates. (CCM) — Intel has taken the wraps off its ultra-powerful ninth generation mobile processors, which it expects to be used to power a new class of superfast laptops it is calling "musclebooks," according to a The Next Web report. The new Core i5, i7, and i9 9th Gen processors
    Frontier Finalizes Stunning Zoo Sim

    Frontier Finalizes Stunning Zoo Sim


    Planet Zoo offers unprecedented detail and multiple challenges including managing animal breeding programs. (CCM) — UK games developer Frontier has taken the wraps off its forthcoming Planet Zoo animal and zoo management sim in a trailer released on...

    Planet Zoo offers unprecedented detail and multiple challenges including managing animal breeding programs. (CCM) — UK games developer Frontier has taken the wraps off its forthcoming Planet Zoo animal and zoo management sim in a trailer released on YouTube, Eurogamer is reporting. The company has previously released a series of sims including Zoo Tycoon, but Planet Zoo is different in
    Google Slashes Pixel 3 Price Tag in Half

    Google Slashes Pixel 3 Price Tag in Half


    Both Pixel 3 handsets have been heavily discounted to mark the fourth anniversary of Google Fi. (CCM) — Google has cut the prices of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phgones by 50 per cent to mark the fourth anniversary of the launch of its Google Fi...

    Both Pixel 3 handsets have been heavily discounted to mark the fourth anniversary of Google Fi. (CCM) — Google has cut the prices of its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phgones by 50 per cent to mark the fourth anniversary of the launch of its Google Fi cellular service, MakeUseOf reports. The standard 64 GB Pixel 3 is available for $399, down from the normal price of $799, while the 128 GB version
    OnePlus 7 Pro Targets Apple and Samsung

    OnePlus 7 Pro Targets Apple and Samsung


    The new flagship smartphone from OnePlus will feature an ultra-smooth 90 Hz screen, a report says. (CCM) — Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is abandoning its "budget smartphone" strategy and has Apple and Samsung firmly in its sights with its...

    The new flagship smartphone from OnePlus will feature an ultra-smooth 90 Hz screen, a report says. (CCM) — Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is abandoning its "budget smartphone" strategy and has Apple and Samsung firmly in its sights with its flagship OnePlus 7 Pro handset. The new phone will be 5G-capable, according to a Verge report, but its key feature will be a very high
    Samsung Shelves Galaxy Fold Launch

    Samsung Shelves Galaxy Fold Launch


    The revolutionary folding smartphone will now not be released until next month at the earliest, a report says. (CCM) — Samsung has abandoned its plans to introduce it $2,000 Galaxy Fold smartphone later this week after multiple reviewers reported...

    The revolutionary folding smartphone will now not be released until next month at the earliest, a report says. (CCM) — Samsung has abandoned its plans to introduce it $2,000 Galaxy Fold smartphone later this week after multiple reviewers reported problems with the revolutionary folding screen, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The Fold will not now be launched until next month at the
    Amazon Offers Free Music Streaming

    Amazon Offers Free Music Streaming


    A new ad-supported music streaming service from Amazon is now available to Echo-owners in the U.S. (CCM) — Owners of Amazon's Echo products or other devices which include its Alexa intelligent assistant can now use them to stream music from Amazon...

    A new ad-supported music streaming service from Amazon is now available to Echo-owners in the U.S. (CCM) — Owners of Amazon's Echo products or other devices which include its Alexa intelligent assistant can now use them to stream music from Amazon for free. Previously it was necessary to pay for an Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription to use the company's music streaming
    Instagram Tries Out Hiding Like Counts

    Instagram Tries Out Hiding Like Counts


    Instagram has begun playing with the idea of allowing users to hide the like counts on their posts. (CCM) — Instagram has begun tossing around the idea of giving users the ability to hide the like counts on their posts on the platform. The...

    Instagram has begun playing with the idea of allowing users to hide the like counts on their posts. (CCM) — Instagram has begun tossing around the idea of giving users the ability to hide the like counts on their posts on the platform. The feature was spotted by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, when she noticed the design tweak in the code of the app's Android version. According to
    Samsung Won't Repair Galaxy Fold Breakages

    Samsung Won't Repair Galaxy Fold Breakages


    Samsung is refusing to repair the recent wave of broken Galaxy Fold devices due to reported user error. (CCM) — Samsung has been in the hot seat in recent weeks due to a wave of sudden screen damage on its innovative new Galaxy Fold device....

    Samsung is refusing to repair the recent wave of broken Galaxy Fold devices due to reported user error. (CCM) — Samsung has been in the hot seat in recent weeks due to a wave of sudden screen damage on its innovative new Galaxy Fold device. However, it has made public its decision not to take action on these complaints by repairing the devices in question and to move forward with its
    Netflix to Finally Reveal Viewership Data

    Netflix to Finally Reveal Viewership Data


    Netflix has revealed plans to be more transparent about its viewer figures. (CCM) — Netflix has been notoriously tight-lipped about the viewer statistics for its original shows and movies, even as it has begun to win prestigious awards and to be...

    Netflix has revealed plans to be more transparent about its viewer figures. (CCM) — Netflix has been notoriously tight-lipped about the viewer statistics for its original shows and movies, even as it has begun to win prestigious awards and to be accepted in traditional TV and film circles. However, according to a report by the Daily Mail, chief content officer Ted Sarandos pointed to the
    Capcom Drops Home Arcade Plug-and-Play Unit

    Capcom Drops Home Arcade Plug-and-Play Unit


    Capcom has unveiled its plug-and-play joystick that brings classic arcade games to your home. (CCM) — Capcom announced its Home Arcade device, a plug-and-play joystick unit that brings beloved arcade video games to your living room. With the Home...

    Capcom has unveiled its plug-and-play joystick that brings classic arcade games to your home. (CCM) — Capcom announced its Home Arcade device, a plug-and-play joystick unit that brings beloved arcade video games to your living room. With the Home Arcade, players will be given access to 16 pre-installed Capcom games, including Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting and Captain Commando. Despite
    Sony Moves In On E-Sports Spectator Tech

    Sony Moves In On E-Sports Spectator Tech


    Sony has filed for a patent for immersive e-sports spectator technology for the PlayStation VR. (CCM) — Sony is embarking on the new frontier of sports — the increasingly popular e-sports — and is looking for ways to boost the spectator...

    Sony has filed for a patent for immersive e-sports spectator technology for the PlayStation VR. (CCM) — Sony is embarking on the new frontier of sports — the increasingly popular e-sports — and is looking for ways to boost the spectator experience. Sony has applied for a patent for virtual reality technology that would allow people to watch e-sports tournaments using their PlayStation VR
    Apple Fights Subscription Scammers

    Apple Fights Subscription Scammers


    A new popup is designed to prevent iPhone users from being tricked into subscribing to services they do not want. (CCM) — Apple has launched an all-out attack on scammers and unscrupulous developers who try to trick iPhone owners into committing to...

    A new popup is designed to prevent iPhone users from being tricked into subscribing to services they do not want. (CCM) — Apple has launched an all-out attack on scammers and unscrupulous developers who try to trick iPhone owners into committing to unwanted subscription fees. The company has introduced an extra step in the subscription process in the App Store, in the form of a popup screen
    Disney Announces Streaming Service

    Disney Announces Streaming Service


    Disney+ will offer classic shows, Simpsons episodes, and new content for $6.99 per month. (CCM) — Disney is to enter the increasingly crowded streaming market in competition with the likes of Netflix and Apple TV+, and expects to launch its Disney+...

    Disney+ will offer classic shows, Simpsons episodes, and new content for $6.99 per month. (CCM) — Disney is to enter the increasingly crowded streaming market in competition with the likes of Netflix and Apple TV+, and expects to launch its Disney+ in North America in November, according to a BBC report. But the service will be hampered by the fact that Disney has already sold the
    Amazon Workers Listen  to Echo Commands

    Amazon Workers Listen to Echo Commands


    Many Echo device users have been surprised to learn that recordings of their voices may be listened to by humans. (CCM) — Thousands of Amazon employees around the world listen to voice recordings collected by the company's Echo devices, according to a...

    Many Echo device users have been surprised to learn that recordings of their voices may be listened to by humans. (CCM) — Thousands of Amazon employees around the world listen to voice recordings collected by the company's Echo devices, according to a Bloomberg report. The Amazon staff listen to the recordings and transcribe them, before annotating them to provide feedback which is
    Apple Plans to Break Up iTunes

    Apple Plans to Break Up iTunes


    The program will be split into three new apps, leaving a rump iTunes app for device syncing, a report says. (CCM) — Apple's venerable iTunes media management application's days appear to be numbered following reports that the company plans to spit...

    The program will be split into three new apps, leaving a rump iTunes app for device syncing, a report says. (CCM) — Apple's venerable iTunes media management application's days appear to be numbered following reports that the company plans to spit the program into three separate apps. iTunes will be broken up and turned into separate Music, TV, and Podcasts apps when the next version of
    Huawei Woos Apple with 5G Modems

    Huawei Woos Apple with 5G Modems


    Apple risks being left behind by other smartphone makers if it cannot find a supply of 5G modems. (CCM) — Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei has abandoned its policy of refusing to supply its chips to third parties and has offered Apple a...

    Apple risks being left behind by other smartphone makers if it cannot find a supply of 5G modems. (CCM) — Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei has abandoned its policy of refusing to supply its chips to third parties and has offered Apple a supply of its 5G Balong 5000 chipsets for the next generation of iPhones, according to a Tech Times report. Apple currently looks like it will be