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    Google Offers Cash for Play Store Bugs

    Google Offers Cash for Play Store Bugs


    Security researchers who find vulnerabilities in Tinder and other apps can claim a $1,000 bounty. (CCM) — Google is offering rewards of $1,000 to hackers who spot security vulnerabilities in apps in the Google Play store and report them to the apps'...

    Security researchers who find vulnerabilities in Tinder and other apps can claim a $1,000 bounty. (CCM) — Google is offering rewards of $1,000 to hackers who spot security vulnerabilities in apps in the Google Play store and report them to the apps' developers. The Google Play Security Reward Program, run by bug bounty platform HackerOne, offers rewards for bugs found in all
    Essential Phone Price Slashed to $499

    Essential Phone Price Slashed to $499


    Essential is cutting the price of its flagship smartphone in a last-gasp bid to boost sales. (CCM) — Essential has slashed the price of its Essential Phone by almost 30% from $699 to $499 in a bid to kickstart the flagging sales of the handset. The...

    Essential is cutting the price of its flagship smartphone in a last-gasp bid to boost sales. (CCM) — Essential has slashed the price of its Essential Phone by almost 30% from $699 to $499 in a bid to kickstart the flagging sales of the handset. The Essential Phone was launched at the end of August 2017, but consumer sales to date are estimated to be as low as 5,000 units and a price drop
    Facebook Launches Alternative Newsfeed

    Facebook Launches Alternative Newsfeed


    The Explore Feed is designed to make it easy for users to explore new Facebook content. (CCM) — Facebook is offering a way for desktop users to get out of a newsfeed rut. It is offering a new type of newsfeed that uses an alternative algorithm to...

    The Explore Feed is designed to make it easy for users to explore new Facebook content. (CCM) — Facebook is offering a way for desktop users to get out of a newsfeed rut. It is offering a new type of newsfeed that uses an alternative algorithm to select posts for inclusion, according to a Tech Times report. The Explore Feed, which debuted on the Facebook mobile app, is now being rolled
    Apple Throws Mac Mini a Lifeline

    Apple Throws Mac Mini a Lifeline


    Apple's Tim Cook has reportedly hinted that an updated Mac mini may be on the horizon. (CCM) — Apple has quashed speculation that it plans to abandon its aging Mac mini, hinting that an updated version of the computer may be imminent, according to a...

    Apple's Tim Cook has reportedly hinted that an updated Mac mini may be on the horizon. (CCM) — Apple has quashed speculation that it plans to abandon its aging Mac mini, hinting that an updated version of the computer may be imminent, according to a report. The Mac mini has not been updated for three years, and although it is still available in the Apple Store its aging Haswell processors
    Samsung Unveils High End VR Camera

    Samsung Unveils High End VR Camera


    The Samsung 360 Round can stream 3D and 360-degree content at 4K resolution. (CCM) — Samsung is targeting 3D content enthusiasts with a high-end camera that can create 360-degree content in at a resolution of 4K. The Samsung 360 Round, unveiled on...

    The Samsung 360 Round can stream 3D and 360-degree content at 4K resolution. (CCM) — Samsung is targeting 3D content enthusiasts with a high-end camera that can create 360-degree content in at a resolution of 4K. The Samsung 360 Round, unveiled on Wednesday at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, has no less than 17 2 MP cameras which can record 3D, virtual reality, and
    Switch Update Adds Video Capture

    Switch Update Adds Video Capture


    The latest Nintendo Switch firmware update makes the game console more powerful than ever. (CCM) — Nintendo has given its Switch game console a huge feature boost with the latest firmware update. Version 4.0.0, released today, lets users record...

    The latest Nintendo Switch firmware update makes the game console more powerful than ever. (CCM) — Nintendo has given its Switch game console a huge feature boost with the latest firmware update. Version 4.0.0, released today, lets users record gameplay video and store it in an album. The video can then be edited and shared on Facebook or Twitter. The new feature works with selected games
    Google Calendar Gets Fresh New Look

    Google Calendar Gets Fresh New Look


    The long overdue Google Calendar web app update brings larger dates and a responsive layout. (CCM) — Google's Calendar web app had begun to look increasingly tired and out-of-date, but today it has been given a refreshing new look and small...

    The long overdue Google Calendar web app update brings larger dates and a responsive layout. (CCM) — Google's Calendar web app had begun to look increasingly tired and out-of-date, but today it has been given a refreshing new look and small selection of new features, the company has announced. The new design is based heavily on Google's mobile Calendar app, and features larger, more
    WhatsApp Offers Live Location Sharing

    WhatsApp Offers Live Location Sharing


    WhatsApp users can now see the exact location of their friends on a map in real time. (CCM) — WhatsApp has launched a new live location sharing feature that makes it easy to see where friends are at any moment in time. The Facebook-owned company is...

    WhatsApp users can now see the exact location of their friends on a map in real time. (CCM) — WhatsApp has launched a new live location sharing feature that makes it easy to see where friends are at any moment in time. The Facebook-owned company is touting the new capability as a safety feature so that friends or family can see that users get home safely after an evening out and as a way to
    Facebook Buys Hit Teen Poll App

    Facebook Buys Hit Teen Poll App


    Facebook has acquired tbh, an app that lets teens run kind-hearted polls with friends. (CCM) — Facebook has locked its sights on teens around the world with the purchase of tbh, a polling app that has been a huge hit with under-twenties. Billed as...

    Facebook has acquired tbh, an app that lets teens run kind-hearted polls with friends. (CCM) — Facebook has locked its sights on teens around the world with the purchase of tbh, a polling app that has been a huge hit with under-twenties. Billed as "the only anonymous app with positive vibes," the app lets users create anonymous polls in which friends can participate. The app
    Garmin Unveils Alexa-Powered GPS Device

    Garmin Unveils Alexa-Powered GPS Device


    Garmin's Speak with Amazon Alexa Is a combination of a GPS navigation device and an Amazon Echo. (CCM) — Garmin has teamed up with Amazon to produce an Echo-like device that provides turn-by turn-navigation in cars. The Garmin Speak with Amazon...

    Garmin's Speak with Amazon Alexa Is a combination of a GPS navigation device and an Amazon Echo. (CCM) — Garmin has teamed up with Amazon to produce an Echo-like device that provides turn-by turn-navigation in cars. The Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa has a small OLED screen that displays arrows to tell the driver which way to go, and an LED ring which glows green shortly before a turn is
    Battlegrounds Cheat Crackdown Underway

    Battlegrounds Cheat Crackdown Underway


    PlayerUnknown is engaged in a concerted campaign to kick cheats off its Battlegrounds combat game. (CCM) — Up to 20,000 players are being banned from PlayerUnknown's "battle royale" genre combat game Battlegrounds every day, according to BattlEye, a...

    PlayerUnknown is engaged in a concerted campaign to kick cheats off its Battlegrounds combat game. (CCM) — Up to 20,000 players are being banned from PlayerUnknown's "battle royale" genre combat game Battlegrounds every day, according to BattlEye, a company that detects and ejects cheats from multi-player online games. BattlEye said that it usually detects between 6,000 and
    Massive Flaw in WiFi Security Found

    Massive Flaw in WiFi Security Found


    Hackers can steal credit card numbers and passwords on networks protected by WPA2 Wi-Fi security. (CCM) — A massive flaw has been discovered in the encryption system which is used to secure most WiFi systems, allowing hackers to steal credit card...

    Hackers can steal credit card numbers and passwords on networks protected by WPA2 Wi-Fi security. (CCM) — A massive flaw has been discovered in the encryption system which is used to secure most WiFi systems, allowing hackers to steal credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, and photos, using a technique called a Key Reinstallation Attack or KRACK. In some circumstances a KRACK
    iOS 11 Becomes Apple’s Most Used OS

    iOS 11 Becomes Apple’s Most Used OS


    According to recent reports, iOS 11 is now running on a higher number of Apple devices than any previous version. (CCM) — Apple is miles ahead of Android when it comes to uniform distribution of its latest software versions. iOS 11, released just...

    According to recent reports, iOS 11 is now running on a higher number of Apple devices than any previous version. (CCM) — Apple is miles ahead of Android when it comes to uniform distribution of its latest software versions. iOS 11, released just three weeks ago, has already managed to obtain a 47% download rate on Apple devices and is now the most used OS version on Apple's mobile devices.
    Samsung Electronics CEO to Step Down

    Samsung Electronics CEO to Step Down


    In a letter sent to company employees on Friday, Samsung Electronics’ CEO announced his resignation. (CCM) — In a shocking turn of events, Samsung Electronics' CEO, Kwon Oh-hyun, has announced his plan to resign from all current roles in March 2018....

    In a letter sent to company employees on Friday, Samsung Electronics’ CEO announced his resignation. (CCM) — In a shocking turn of events, Samsung Electronics' CEO, Kwon Oh-hyun, has announced his plan to resign from all current roles in March 2018. Kwon informed company employees about the major decision in a letter. "It is something I had been thinking long and hard about for quite some
    Nokia 8 Won't Launch in the U.S.

    Nokia 8 Won't Launch in the U.S.


    HMD Global has issued a statement saying that the Nokia 8’s branding is unfit for the U.S. market. (CCM) — Nokia's recently launched flagship, the Nokia 8, won't be launched in the United States. This news comes as a disappointment for the Nokia...

    HMD Global has issued a statement saying that the Nokia 8’s branding is unfit for the U.S. market. (CCM) — Nokia's recently launched flagship, the Nokia 8, won't be launched in the United States. This news comes as a disappointment for the Nokia fans in the country. Although early reports suggested that HMD Global — Nokia’s parent company — had a U.S. launch for the device in the works, the
    Oculus Go VR Unveiled for $200

    Oculus Go VR Unveiled for $200


    Oculus has launched a standalone virtual reality headset without a hefty price tag. (CCM) — On Thursday, Oculus announced that a new VR headset, the Oculus Go, would be joining its product lineup. The Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset, and it,...

    Oculus has launched a standalone virtual reality headset without a hefty price tag. (CCM) — On Thursday, Oculus announced that a new VR headset, the Oculus Go, would be joining its product lineup. The Oculus Go is a standalone VR headset, and it, therefore, does not need to be paired to a phone to work. The device comes already outfitted with many of the same games that can be found
    WhatsApp Bug Causes Privacy Breach

    WhatsApp Bug Causes Privacy Breach


    A new weakness discovered in WhatsApp lets others stalk the activity patterns of users. (CCM) — Despite a slew of claims of end-to-end encryption and privacy protection, WhatsApp has suffered a privacy breach. The bug, discovered by software engineer...

    A new weakness discovered in WhatsApp lets others stalk the activity patterns of users. (CCM) — Despite a slew of claims of end-to-end encryption and privacy protection, WhatsApp has suffered a privacy breach. The bug, discovered by software engineer Robert Heaton, allows users to be snooped on, having their online statuses revealed without their knowledge. While concerning, the issue only
    Google Home Mini Caught Spying

    Google Home Mini Caught Spying


    The Google Home Mini device was caught accidentally saving thousands of recordings, requiring an update by the company. (CCM) — Google's recently announced Google Home Mini smart speaker has gotten into trouble before even going on sale. A bug has...

    The Google Home Mini device was caught accidentally saving thousands of recordings, requiring an update by the company. (CCM) — Google's recently announced Google Home Mini smart speaker has gotten into trouble before even going on sale. A bug has been found in the calibration of the touch sensors on top of the device, causing it to begin recording without prompt. These faulty sensors can be
    Cortana Gets Skype Support

    Cortana Gets Skype Support


    Cortana gets integrated into Skype, giving users a slew of new abilities. (CCM) — The battle of voice-enabled assistants has gotten tougher with Microsoft's addition of Cortana to Skype. Cortana will now be able to help users with video calls and...

    Cortana gets integrated into Skype, giving users a slew of new abilities. (CCM) — The battle of voice-enabled assistants has gotten tougher with Microsoft's addition of Cortana to Skype. Cortana will now be able to help users with video calls and present users with useful suggestions based on their chats. For example, Cortana can suggest users nearby eateries, landmarks, and even smart
    LG Reports 82% Growth In Q3

    LG Reports 82% Growth In Q3


    LG announces monumental third-quarter growth while its mobile division continues to crumble. (CCM) — LG Electronics announced on Tuesday its preliminary earnings for Q3. According to the information released, the operating profit of the company is...

    LG announces monumental third-quarter growth while its mobile division continues to crumble. (CCM) — LG Electronics announced on Tuesday its preliminary earnings for Q3. According to the information released, the operating profit of the company is speculated to jump to 82.2% YoY, while the revenue may rise to 15.2%, despite the company’s registering losses in its mobile division. In an
    Hackers Unlock SNES Classic Console

    Hackers Unlock SNES Classic Console


    Unlocking allows owners to load up to 42 extra games on the SNES Classic game console. (CCM) — Retro-gaming enthusiasts are celebrating that the new SNES Classic Edition game console has been hacked, enabling owners to add additional titles to the...

    Unlocking allows owners to load up to 42 extra games on the SNES Classic game console. (CCM) — Retro-gaming enthusiasts are celebrating that the new SNES Classic Edition game console has been hacked, enabling owners to add additional titles to the 21 games that the console is supplied with, Tech Times is reporting. Owners can now download a software tool called Hackchi2 and run it on a
    Microsoft Abandons Windows Phone

    Microsoft Abandons Windows Phone


    Scrapping Windows Phone Leaves Microsoft's Mobile Plans in Tatters . (CCM) — Microsoft has finally admitted that it sees no future for Windows Phone and has started the process of mothballing the troubled mobile operating system. The move leaves...

    Scrapping Windows Phone Leaves Microsoft's Mobile Plans in Tatters . (CCM) — Microsoft has finally admitted that it sees no future for Windows Phone and has started the process of mothballing the troubled mobile operating system. The move leaves the company's plans to be a rival to Apple and Google in the mobile space in tatters. Joe Belfiore, a Microsoft vice-president and long-time
    iPhone 8 Faces Sales Meltdown

    iPhone 8 Faces Sales Meltdown


    Reports of iPhone 8s popping open due to battery swelling have plunged the future of the device into doubt. (CCM) — Apple is facing the prospect of an iPhone 8 sales meltdown following reports that some units in the Far East have popped open due to...

    Reports of iPhone 8s popping open due to battery swelling have plunged the future of the device into doubt. (CCM) — Apple is facing the prospect of an iPhone 8 sales meltdown following reports that some units in the Far East have popped open due to the battery swelling. The company will be keen to avoid a repeat of the debacle surrounding Samsung's Galaxy Note8 handset, which had to be
    Lenovo Launches Retro ThinkPad

    Lenovo Launches Retro ThinkPad


    Lenovo is celebrating 25 years since the launch of the ThinkPad by releasing a model with retro styling. (CCM) — Lenovo has gone back to 1992 for the inspiration for its new 25th anniversary ThinkPad. The ThinkPad 25 has distinctly retro styling,...

    Lenovo is celebrating 25 years since the launch of the ThinkPad by releasing a model with retro styling. (CCM) — Lenovo has gone back to 1992 for the inspiration for its new 25th anniversary ThinkPad. The ThinkPad 25 has distinctly retro styling, including a classic seven-row keyboard (now with backlighting), blue accents on the subkeys, and a blue Enter key. The boxy design was originally
    Google Unveils Translation Earbuds

    Google Unveils Translation Earbuds


    Google's Pixel Buds offer real-time translation, enabling wearers to understand other languages. (CCM) — Google's new wireless earbuds will translate 40 different languages into English in real time, allowing wearers to hold conversations with...

    Google's Pixel Buds offer real-time translation, enabling wearers to understand other languages. (CCM) — Google's new wireless earbuds will translate 40 different languages into English in real time, allowing wearers to hold conversations with people that they would not otherwise be able to understand. The Pixel Buds, unveiled on Wednesday at the Pixel 2 launch event, use Google
    Sonos One Supports Multiple Assistants

    Sonos One Supports Multiple Assistants


    Sonos announces the first connected speaker to offer voice control through a choice of intelligent assistants. (CCM) — Sonos has unveiled an ultra-versatile smart speaker which can be used with multiple intelligent assistants and more than 80 music...

    Sonos announces the first connected speaker to offer voice control through a choice of intelligent assistants. (CCM) — Sonos has unveiled an ultra-versatile smart speaker which can be used with multiple intelligent assistants and more than 80 music streaming services. The Sonos One, announced on Wednesday, will launch on October 24, 2017 with Amazon's Alexa intelligent assistant
    Instagram Offers Polly-Like Polls

    Instagram Offers Polly-Like Polls


    Instagram's new interactive poll sticker mimics the Polly Snapchat add-on. (CCM) — Instagram has copied Snapchat's Polly add-on by introducing an interactive poll sticker to Instagram Stories. The sticker lets users add a simple question to a...

    Instagram's new interactive poll sticker mimics the Polly Snapchat add-on. (CCM) — Instagram has copied Snapchat's Polly add-on by introducing an interactive poll sticker to Instagram Stories. The sticker lets users add a simple question to a picture or video and offers two answers for friends and followers to choose between. The answers default to Yes and No, but they can be customized to
    Apple Issues New Fix for Troubled iOS 11

    Apple Issues New Fix for Troubled iOS 11


    Apple has released iOS 11.0.2 to fix yet more bugs found in its weeks-old iOS 11 operating system. (CCM) — Apple has rushed out yet another update to its bug-riddled iOS 11, just a week after the previous bug-fixing update. iOS 11.0.2, released on...

    Apple has released iOS 11.0.2 to fix yet more bugs found in its weeks-old iOS 11 operating system. (CCM) — Apple has rushed out yet another update to its bug-riddled iOS 11, just a week after the previous bug-fixing update. iOS 11.0.2, released on Tuesday, fixes a flaw in the software which causes a crackling noise during some calls made on brand new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus handsets. It
    Roku Unveils All-New Streamer Lineup

    Roku Unveils All-New Streamer Lineup


    Roku has rolled out a lineup of five new streaming devices for every type of viewer. CCM — Digital media company Roku announced on Monday a new line of streaming devices, each designed for a different type of viewer. According to the company, the new...

    Roku has rolled out a lineup of five new streaming devices for every type of viewer. CCM — Digital media company Roku announced on Monday a new line of streaming devices, each designed for a different type of viewer. According to the company, the new media players offer better performance, improved wireless reception, new convenience features, and greater value than previous Roku devices.
    Amazon Unveils Free Phone Calls via Echo

    Amazon Unveils Free Phone Calls via Echo


    Amazon has introduced an extended calling feature to its Echo devices, allowing owners to make calls to non-Echo users. (CCM) — North American Amazon Echo users can now use their speakers to make calls to mobile and landline telephones. Previously,...

    Amazon has introduced an extended calling feature to its Echo devices, allowing owners to make calls to non-Echo users. (CCM) — North American Amazon Echo users can now use their speakers to make calls to mobile and landline telephones. Previously, calls were possible via the Echo, but this capability was reserved for calls between two Echo devices. However, along with last week's unveiling
    Animated Masterpiece Cuphead Out Today

    Animated Masterpiece Cuphead Out Today


    Cuphead, an Xbox One and PC platform game that uses 1930s animation techniques, finally hits the shelves today. (CCM) — After seven years in development, the hugely anticipated "run and gun" platform game Cuphead is finally being released today....

    Cuphead, an Xbox One and PC platform game that uses 1930s animation techniques, finally hits the shelves today. (CCM) — After seven years in development, the hugely anticipated "run and gun" platform game Cuphead is finally being released today. Despite not previously being available, the game won the IGN Best Xbox One Game at the E3 Award in 2015. Cuphead is the first game
    CCM is Now Available in Russian

    CCM is Now Available in Russian


    CCM expands its editorial offer with the launch of a Russian edition. Читайте на русском (CCM) — France's number one high tech website, CCM (CommentCaMarche.net), has introduced a Russian version. Available since June, CCM Russia...

    CCM expands its editorial offer with the launch of a Russian edition. Читайте на русском (CCM) — France's number one high tech website, CCM (CommentCaMarche.net), has introduced a Russian version. Available since June, CCM Russia joins the multilingual roster of CCM websites. The new site offers how-tos, downloads, and forums. It is an all-in-one library where everyday users and tech
    Amazon Unveils Upgraded Echo Range

    Amazon Unveils Upgraded Echo Range


    Amazon's "all-new" Echo and Echo Plus offer better sound quality and Dolby signal processing. (CCM) — Amazon has unleashed a tsunami of new Echo devices in an attempt to head off competition from the likes of Google and Apple. The new range of Echo...

    Amazon's "all-new" Echo and Echo Plus offer better sound quality and Dolby signal processing. (CCM) — Amazon has unleashed a tsunami of new Echo devices in an attempt to head off competition from the likes of Google and Apple. The new range of Echo speakers includes the "all-new" Echo and the Echo Plus, both powered by Amazon's Alexa intelligent assistant. The
    Mario Bros. Is Back After 35 Years

    Mario Bros. Is Back After 35 Years


    Nintendo has re-released the arcade version of Mario Bros. for its Nintendo Switch game console. (CCM) — Thirty-five years after its original release in arcades, Nintendo has finally released its iconic Mario Bros. game on the Nintendo Switch game...

    Nintendo has re-released the arcade version of Mario Bros. for its Nintendo Switch game console. (CCM) — Thirty-five years after its original release in arcades, Nintendo has finally released its iconic Mario Bros. game on the Nintendo Switch game console. The arcade classic is now available in the Switch Eshop, and it is the first of Nintendo's recently announced Arcade Archives
    Apple Releases iOS 11.0.1 Update

    Apple Releases iOS 11.0.1 Update


    Apple has released iOS 11.0.1 to the public today. It is expected to fix bugs caused by the iOS 11 update. (CCM) — Apple has finally released the iOS 11.0.1 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to the general public today. This update comes just...

    Apple has released iOS 11.0.1 to the public today. It is expected to fix bugs caused by the iOS 11 update. (CCM) — Apple has finally released the iOS 11.0.1 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to the general public today. This update comes just one week after Apple rolled out iOS 11. It is an incremental update that follows the same path as iOS 11, with a few tweaks and bug fixes
    Twitter Extends Character Count

    Twitter Extends Character Count


    Twitter has increased its character count to 280 characters, allowing users to express more in a single tweet. (CCM) — Since its debut in 2006, Twitter has strictly followed the 140 character count limit for tweets. However, that seems to be...

    Twitter has increased its character count to 280 characters, allowing users to express more in a single tweet. (CCM) — Since its debut in 2006, Twitter has strictly followed the 140 character count limit for tweets. However, that seems to be changing. Some users have reported that their maximum character count for tweets has increased to 280 characters. The changed character limit is
    Levi's Launches Connected Jacket

    Levi's Launches Connected Jacket


    Levi's jacket, powered by Google's Jacquard connected apparel platform, works with iOS and Android devices. (CCM) — Levi's new Commuter Trucker Jacket lets wearers read text messages, play music, and get directions from their phone just by swiping...

    Levi's jacket, powered by Google's Jacquard connected apparel platform, works with iOS and Android devices. (CCM) — Levi's new Commuter Trucker Jacket lets wearers read text messages, play music, and get directions from their phone just by swiping or tapping the jacket sleeve. The jacket is the first piece of apparel to feature Google's Jacquard, a "connected apparel platform"
    Intel Unveils Fastest Gaming Processor

    Intel Unveils Fastest Gaming Processor


    Intel's new eighth-generation processor family includes the fastest gaming processor ever produced. (CCM) — Intel has taken the wraps off the latest generation of its Core processors, including its fastest ever gaming processor. The eighth...

    Intel's new eighth-generation processor family includes the fastest gaming processor ever produced. (CCM) — Intel has taken the wraps off the latest generation of its Core processors, including its fastest ever gaming processor. The eighth generation Core processor family includes a new i7 desktop processor, Intel's first-ever six-core i5 desktop processor, and a new four-core i3 desktop
    Tech Giants Lay Transatlantic Data Cable

    Tech Giants Lay Transatlantic Data Cable


    Microsoft and Facebook have completed laying an ultra-high capacity fibre-optic cable from the U.S. to Europe. (CCM) — Microsoft and Facebook have just completed the laying of a 4,000 mile transatlantic cable capable of transmitting data at the...

    Microsoft and Facebook have completed laying an ultra-high capacity fibre-optic cable from the U.S. to Europe. (CCM) — Microsoft and Facebook have just completed the laying of a 4,000 mile transatlantic cable capable of transmitting data at the rate of an incredible 160 terabits per second. The cable runs from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Bilbao, Spain, and is fast enough to stream 71
    Twitter Tests Bandwidth-Saving Lite App

    Twitter Tests Bandwidth-Saving Lite App


    Twitter Lite may use 70% less data than the standard Twitter app, and requires only 3 MB of storage. (CCM) — Twitter has quietly begun testing a new Android app called Twitter Lite, which is designed for Twitter users in developing countries where...

    Twitter Lite may use 70% less data than the standard Twitter app, and requires only 3 MB of storage. (CCM) — Twitter has quietly begun testing a new Android app called Twitter Lite, which is designed for Twitter users in developing countries where data networks are often slow and data is expensive to use. The company is testing the new app in the Philippines, and may decide to roll out it
    Google Puts Assistant in Bose Headphones

    Google Puts Assistant in Bose Headphones


    Bose headphone owners can change songs, make calls and get the news using Google's Assistant. (CCM) — Google has teamed up with high-end headphone-maker Bose to put intelligent voice-activated Assistant capabilities into Bose's new QC35 II...

    Bose headphone owners can change songs, make calls and get the news using Google's Assistant. (CCM) — Google has teamed up with high-end headphone-maker Bose to put intelligent voice-activated Assistant capabilities into Bose's new QC35 II noise-canceling headphones, Google has announced. To use Assistant with the headphones users connect them to an iOS or Android smartphone by
    Facebook Does Election U-Turn

    Facebook Does Election U-Turn


    The company says it will share information about political advertisements with a U.S. government investigation. (CCM) — Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company is to co-operate with the U.S. government's ongoing investigation into...

    The company says it will share information about political advertisements with a U.S. government investigation. (CCM) — Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has announced that the company is to co-operate with the U.S. government's ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the election last year. As part of this co-operation it will share information about 3,000 political advertisements
    Amazon Cuts Cost of Updated Fire HD 10

    Amazon Cuts Cost of Updated Fire HD 10


    The new Fire HD 10 is priced from $149.99 and offers hands-free access to Alexa. (CCM) — Amazon's updated Fire HD 10 iPad-rival now features a full HD screen and voice activation for its Alexa intelligent assistant, and the price has been slashed...

    The new Fire HD 10 is priced from $149.99 and offers hands-free access to Alexa. (CCM) — Amazon's updated Fire HD 10 iPad-rival now features a full HD screen and voice activation for its Alexa intelligent assistant, and the price has been slashed to just $149.99 — $80 less than the original Fire HD 10 tablet. To activate Alexa on previous Amazon tablets users had to press a button, but
    Google Buys HTC Smartphone Team

    Google Buys HTC Smartphone Team


    2,000 HTC smartphone experts will join Google to beef up its hardware division as part of a $1.1 billion deal. (CCM) — Google is giving its consumer electronics and smartphone business a massive shot in the arm by teaming up with HTC in a $1.1...

    2,000 HTC smartphone experts will join Google to beef up its hardware division as part of a $1.1 billion deal. (CCM) — Google is giving its consumer electronics and smartphone business a massive shot in the arm by teaming up with HTC in a $1.1 billion deal. In return for the cash investment, an HTC smartphone team which worked on Google's Pixel device will join Google's hardware division,
    Gmail Beefed Up with Clickable Links

    Gmail Beefed Up with Clickable Links


    Gmail will now convert addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses to interactive links automatically. (CCM) — Google has completed the rollout of a major new time-saving feature in Gmail. From today, users of the Gmail (and Inbox by Gmail) apps...

    Gmail will now convert addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses to interactive links automatically. (CCM) — Google has completed the rollout of a major new time-saving feature in Gmail. From today, users of the Gmail (and Inbox by Gmail) apps on iOS and Android, as well as users of the web version of the two applications, will see that addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses will
    iOS 11 Breaks Older Apps

    iOS 11 Breaks Older Apps


    Many popular apps stop working if users upgrade their iPhones or iPads to Apple's newly-released iOS 11. (CCM) — Apple's iOS 11, released yesterday, will not run many popular apps which have not been updated in the last two years, according to a BBC...

    Many popular apps stop working if users upgrade their iPhones or iPads to Apple's newly-released iOS 11. (CCM) — Apple's iOS 11, released yesterday, will not run many popular apps which have not been updated in the last two years, according to a BBC report. These apps include some Disney products, games such as Enemy Within and Flappy Bird, and even financial service apps from the like of
    Hinge Moves into Matchmaking

    Hinge Moves into Matchmaking


    The dating app company now wants to help people set up their friends with possible matches. (CCM) — Dating app maker Hinge has launched a new app for people who are already in a relationship. Hinge Matchmaker allows individuals who are in a...

    The dating app company now wants to help people set up their friends with possible matches. (CCM) — Dating app maker Hinge has launched a new app for people who are already in a relationship. Hinge Matchmaker allows individuals who are in a relationship to see which of their single friends is looking for love on Hinge and then suggest other friends as potential matches. "We found a
    Pirate Bay Users' Computers Commandeered

    Pirate Bay Users' Computers Commandeered


    The Pirate Bay secretly put visitors' PCs to work mining the Monero cryptocurrency. (CCM) — Visitors to The Pirate Bay — a web site which helps users find pirated versions of movies, music albums, and electronic books — may have gotten more...

    The Pirate Bay secretly put visitors' PCs to work mining the Monero cryptocurrency. (CCM) — Visitors to The Pirate Bay — a web site which helps users find pirated versions of movies, music albums, and electronic books — may have gotten more than they bargained for last time they went to the site. That's because the site's administrators secretly put code on some of its pages which made
    CCleaner Infected with Malware

    CCleaner Infected with Malware


    Hackers have accessed a computer used to develop the popular PC optimizing software and added malicious code. (CCM) — CCleaner, the hugely popular free software which speeds up computers, has been hacked, and users of the affected versions could...

    Hackers have accessed a computer used to develop the popular PC optimizing software and added malicious code. (CCM) — CCleaner, the hugely popular free software which speeds up computers, has been hacked, and users of the affected versions could become infected with ransomware and other malware, according to a Reuters report. The version of CCleaner which was released in August included
    Nintendo Switch Has Secret NES Emulator

    Nintendo Switch Has Secret NES Emulator


    Nintendo's latest console has a hidden NES Golf game built into the system software. (CCM) — Nintendo's Switch game console has a secret "Easter Egg" hidden away in its operating system — a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator that plays...

    Nintendo's latest console has a hidden NES Golf game built into the system software. (CCM) — Nintendo's Switch game console has a secret "Easter Egg" hidden away in its operating system — a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator that plays the NES version of Nintendo's Golf game, which was first launched in 1984. The game was discovered by a console hacker and revealed on the