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Watch the BlackBerry KeyOne utterly fail a bend test like its an iPhone 6 Plus
BlackBerry KeyOne is a great phone for anyone who has ever said ‘I miss my old BlackBerry’ but they may want to be extra cautious with the screen.The new BlackBerry has a display that pops out more easily...
EE internet is down - here's why you may be having issues
Are you finding your EE mobile internet is down right now? The UK network has confirmed to TechRadar it is having some issues and a fix is already in the works.The issue seems to be affecting customers...
'We are at a point where business and politics are inseparable,' said Box CEO Aaron Levie
Chief executive officers must speak up to ensure America remains globally competitive, Box CEO Aaron Levie said on "Closing Bell." "We are at a point where business and politics are inseparable if we're...
Analysts warn that Google's ad troubles may affect near-term revenue
Google's ad troubles are becoming a bigger concern to Wall Street, but analysts have yet to go completely negative on the company because of it. Both Mizuho and Bank of America Merrill Lynch warned on...
Microsoft 'working on' Hotmail crash fix
It is unclear what the problem is though people took to social media in their droves to complain about the outage.The system, which has been rebranded under Microsoft's Outlook banner, is believed to...
Facebook underreported iPhone traffic for some publishers
Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it had underreported the number of views on iPhone of content published by some publishers using its Instant Articles platform between Sept. 20 and Nov. 30.Publishers make money...
Apple IOS 10.2 and macOS 10.12.2 Debut Fixing Security Flaws
Apple is out with what is likely its' final security patch update of 2016, debuting the new macOS 10.2.2 operating system for desktops and the IOS 10.2 release for mobile devices. Apple is updating both...
Raspberry Pi enthusiasts rejoice! Pi User magazine launches
The wonderful world of Raspberry Pi has exploded in popularity since the arrival of the low-cost computer - and Future (TechRadar's publisher) has now launched a magazine for all the Pi enthusiasts. Pi...
iOS 10.1.1 could be killing your iPhone’s battery
iOS 10.1.1 has been out for weeks now, but if you don’t already have it you might want to hold off, as a growing number of people are reporting that it’s playing havoc with their phone’s battery.The issue,...
Apple will replace batteries on iPhone 6S smartphones that unexpectedly shut down
If you have an iPhone 6S smartphone that unexpectedly shuts down, Apple will replace your battery free of charge.Over the weekend, the company acknowledged user concerns that some iPhone 6S models suffered...
‘Shazam is always listening’
If you are using Shazam on an Apple computer, you might want rethink your choice. SHAZAM is a godsend when wanting to instantly identify that unknown song playing in the background, but it has a very creepy...
Amazon ordered to issue refunds for children's in-app purchases
A Seattle court judge has ordered Amazon to organize a process for issuing refunds to parents whose children made in-app purchases without their permission.The issue dates back to 2014, when the Federal...
Microsoft unleashes important update to cure Surface Pro 3 battery blues
Microsoft has just released a fresh firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 which cures a serious issue some owners experienced with LGC batteries, whereby the device failed to charge when plugged in.We...
WatchOS 3.1 update is now available for Apple Watch users
EnlargeValentina Palladino reader comments 0 Share this story Along with the release of iOS 10.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch today, Apple released the newest version of watchOS for Apple Watch. The...
iOS 10.1 arrives with iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode and lots of fixes
reader comments 12 Share this story Further ReadingiOS 10 reviewed: There’s no reason not to update Apple has just posted the final version of iOS 10.1, the first major update to iOS 10 since it was released a...
‘Touch disease’ infects iPhones
Is your iPhone 6 suffering from touch disease? You’re not alone. IF YOU own an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus have you experienced a problem with the functionality of the touch screen? Plenty of Apple customers...
Vodafone down across Australia
Vodafone is experiencing problems with data, text and calls across Australia. Picture: AFP/Justin Tallis VODAFONE users across Australia have been left without coverage, with the company experiencing outages...
Battery Drain Issues Persist for Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Last month's firmware update failed to solve the battery drain issue for some Surface Pro 3 owners, who are still getting barely an hour or two between charges. Despite a recent firmware update from Microsoft,...
Microsoft admits Surface Pro 3 battery flaw, says firmware update isn't to blame
Remember the latest Surface Pro 3 battery problem? Not the earlier long-standing issue which affected Simplo batteries, but a fresh bugbear that has hit LGC batteries and causes the hybrid to fail to charge?...
Uber drivers in China are scaming customers by dressing as zombies
Uber drivers dressing as zombies is a major issue for customers who order rides in China.According to a number of local reports, select Chinese Uber owners are "ghost drivers" who frighten their...
Surface Pro 3 owners are up in arms as more battery blues strike
Just when you thought it was safe to plug your Surface Pro 3 into the mains and start charging without any fear of battery woes – following Microsoft's recent fix of the long-standing battery issue with...
Apple backlash: Trouble with iPhone’s EarPods
There has been a little teething issue with Apple’s removal of the headphone jack. THE removal of the headphone jack was the most controversial decision Apple made when designing its latest iPhone, and...
Updated: iOS 10 update was bricking iPhones and iPads, but Apple says it's fixed now
Update: Apple says the iOS 10 bricking issue is now fixed, though anyone affected will still need to connect to iTunes or get in touch with AppleCare if they continue to encounter problems. "We experienced...
Microsoft looks to thaw Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing issues
Microsoft has acknowledged that there is an issue with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update causing some PCs to freeze up in one respect or another, and the company has offered some details on the problem,...
Poll finds majority of Americans disagree with FBI in Clinton e-mail flap
Langer ResearchA poll out Monday concludes that a majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI's decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presumptive nominee for president...
Inside Popular Science's first "Insane Ideas" issue
Good ideas come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the best ones seem downright crazy at first. Popular Science Magazine breaks down the 10 biggest ideas coming out of the science and medical fields...
How to find out if your car has been recalled
Mitsubishi and Toyota have recalled more than 800,000 cars. WITH more than 800,000 of Australia’s most common car recalled for safety reasons over the past two days, there is a good chance your vehicle...
N-Photo magazine special edition celebrates the arrival of Nikon D500
N-Photo's new issue is now on sale and you can enjoy this issue for FREE when you start our no-obligation free digital trial on your Apple device. We'll also throw in a free guide to RAW worth £7.99/$9.99.Find...
Bill Gates: The two big problems with AI—and how to solve them
The second issue is, of course, making sure humans remain in control of the machines. Gates has talked about that in the past, saying that he plans to spend time with people who have ideas on how to address...
William Gibson has written a comic, and you should read it
Warning: this post contains minor plot spoilers. IDW Publishing The cover of Archangel issue #1. IDW Publishing The cover of Archangel issue #1. IDW Publishing Archangel's roots are in an unsuccessful...
First election ever where GoT is an issue
Emilia Clark, who used to be guarded about her nude scenes in the popular HBO show 'Game of Thrones', has changed her tune. The actress says she?s proud to show her body, and also proudly uses no body...
iOS 9.3.2 is here, fixes iPhone SE Bluetooth problems and other bugs
Andrew CunninghamApple has just released iOS 9.3.2, a minor update to iOS 9 that fixes a handful of minor bugs. The most significant fix is related to the iPhone SE, which "could experience audio quality...
Feds to Take a Hard Look at Mobile Device Patch Practices
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced a joint investigation into the issue of mobile device security updates. The FTC issued an order requiring...
EE TV now lets you watch any Freeview show on your phone
We love watching TV on our phones and tablets, but you'll always hit an issue with particular channels or shows which won't let you go mobile.Usually it's some sort of licensing issue, football highlights...
Apple working on a fix for iOS 9.3 as web link crashing plagues users
If you recently upgraded your iPhone to the latest version of Apple’s operating system – iOS 9.3 – you may have noticed persistent issues with web browsing.According to hundreds of user complaints on...
Apple is hard at work to fix this Safari-crashing bug
If you're running iOS 9 software on your iPad or iPhone - which is on almost 80% of all Apple devices - you may have found a problem where links can crash within Safari and it's down to some of the other...
Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 adding Live Photos, note locking
(Image: file photo)Apple released OS X 10.11.4 on Monday, the latest consumer version of El Capitan . The update, available on the Mac App Store, adds Live Photos support from the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s...
Apple defends crypto fight against government during launch event
Apple's encryption battle Why are so few Android phones encrypted, and should you encrypt yours? Apple fires back: “Government is adept at devising new surveillance techniques” FBI v. Apple is a security...
Vertigo lives: Oculus Rift preview event suffers from VR tracking woes
One of the ginger-chew buckets placed around the Oculus Rift launch preview event in San Francisco earlier this week.Sam MachkovechBefore the Oculus Rift VR headset ships to its first preorder customers...
Apple’s Phil Schiller promises to address the issue of spammy apps being featured in the App Store
This weekend, Apple’s App Store head Phil Schiller responded to complaints that spam apps and rip-offs were appearing in the App Store’s “New” and “What’s Hot”...
NASA’s next Mars mission scheduled for May 2018
NASA announced that it will send its next lander to Mars, known as the InSight Mars lander, in May of 2018. The mission was originally on schedule to launch later this month, but a technical issue...
Cyber-criminals, despair: Now the accountants are joining the battle against you
The IT people may well say that cybercrime is an important issue - but when the accountants tells you it is then you know you really have to worry. But now the US Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)...
The iPhone Camera As A Professional Tool
Foodie magazine Bon Appétit has done something quite risky with this month’s issue. Photographers have left their cameras at their desks and used iPhones to shoot all the photos for the 43-page...
Apple vs. the federal government is not a partisan issue
WASHINGTON — California Democrats quickly took opposing sides in the battle that has erupted between Apple and the FBI over unlocking an iPhone used by terrorists in the San Bernardino massacre, reflecting...
Tech CEOs in support of Apple vs FBI
Koum, a Facebook board member, wrote on the social media site, "I have always admired Tim Cook for his stance on privacy and Apple's efforts to protect user data. … We must not allow this dangerous precedent...
Glassdoor Study Finds Wide Worker Support for Closing Gender Pay Gap
The gender wage gap refers to the difference in what men and women will make when performing the same job. In recent years, this metric has garnered more attention across all industries, including technology....
Apple addresses error 53 flap with iPhones
Apple is addressing the error 53 hubbub with tips to restore an iPhone or iPad via iTunes. If you recall, error 53 became a big issue after Apple customers essentially bricked their phone after getting...
Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue to have VR
"For editorial content, the market is being tested by traditional media like The New York Times, CNN and USA TODAY, as well as cutting edge creators like Nonny de la Peña's Emblematic Group," he says....
Netgear: Add a password or risk losing your data
Turning a USB stick into a private cloud is an enticing perk — and one that’s becoming expected as people grow accustomed to accessing their information from anywhere. [...] if not set up securely, coupling...
Mozilla Firefox 44 update fixes critical vulnerabilities
Mozilla has patched a host of critical vulnerabilities in the latest Firefox 44 browser update and Firefox Extended Release 38.6. In an advisory posted Tuesday, the tech giant said the latest incarnation...
How to fix your iPhone browser
Apple users can now user the Safari browser again following a bug fix. OWNERS of Apple devices have been left fuming overnight after an issue with the Safari web browser. Users of the default browser on...
iPhone and iPad Safari crash is now fixed
iPhone, iPad and Mac users the world over have been experiencing a bug today that crashes Safari whenever you try to enter something into the browser – but the issue is now fixed.The original bug meant...
Microsoft goes on the offensive for Surface in the NFL
Microsoft doesn't want the NFL to throw up the red flag just yet - its reassuring everyone that its Surface tablets have yet to fail on the sidelines.Microsoft paid the NFL $400 million to put Surfaces...
Patreon Gains $30 Million Series B Funding To Support Growth
Hiring the right developers is an issue for many startups in Silicon Valley, but Patreon CEO Jack Conte tells TechCrunch the speed he needs to hire is a major issue for his fast-growing subscription-based...
Technical Issue Crashes Twitter
Social microblogging site Twitter was experiencing down time for a while Tuesday. Many of the company’s 300 million active users were greeted with error messages and sporadic updating. Twitter said “Some...
Twitter suffers technical fault
Social network Twitter is offline for many users, with web visitors being greeted by an error page. Some mobile users are also unable to read or post tweets to the network, which has over 300 million active...
Your iPhone 6S may be reporting a false battery life – here's how to fix it
Apple is currently investigating a bug on the iPhone 6S that displays the wrong amount of battery life while you're travelling - but there is a fix for anyone who runs into the problem.The error occurs...
Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus have a battery indicator issue
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:January 18, 2016 3:29 pm Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus has a issue with the battery percentage bar that might not update for some users. Apple’s iPhone 6s, iPhone...
'Incognito' mode in Google Chrome reveals pornography hours after use
"GPU memory is not erased before giving it to an application. This allows the contents of one application to leak into another," Andersen wrote in a blog post. The bug means users could effectively spy...
Steam’s security glitch exposes users’ personal information
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:December 26, 2015 2:20 pm Steam says the issue arised due to some configuration change and it claims the windows was no longer than one hour. Steam is the most popular...
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