With less than two weeks to go until the iPhone 7 unveiling, Apple has released another update for iOS 9, and this is one you’re going to want to download as soon as you possibly can. According to The New York Times, Apple discovered that NSO Group, an intelligence gathering firm out of Israel, was taking advantage of multiple vulnerabilities that allowed them to read texts and emails, track calls, record audio, collect passwords and even track a user’s location. More →
WhatsApp will start sharing data with its parent company Facebook shortly, in spite of the promises the company made when it was first acquired. Facebook will get access to your phone number and other data so that it can deliver better friend suggestions… and serve targeted ads. But you’ll be able to opt out and stop WhatsApp from sharing any of your info with Facebook. In this post, we’ll tell you exactly how to do it. More →
A few days ago I told you that the Nexus 5 had just died. It became obsolete, officially, since Google isn’t supporting the handset anymore. Owners of one of the best and most popular Nexus devices ever made, the Nexus 5, will never get the Android 7.0 Nougat release, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck with Marshmallow forever. Hardcore users not afraid to tinker with their devices will get Nougat running on the Nexus 5 in the near future thanks to a custom ROM from Android hackers. In fact, the first Nougat-based build has already been released. More →
Okay seriously, this is pretty cool. Amazon recently began selling a new wireless doorbell system by Nekteck, but there’s something special about this particular kit. The front door button and the chime box communicate with each other wirelessly, and neither one needs a button. The explanation on the chime box side of things is simple: it plugs into a standard outlet. Where the button is concerned, however, it actually generates power kinetically to transmit wireless signals so it never needs a battery. How cool is that?
Best of all, we’ve got a coupon for you that drops the price down to just $16 from now through September 1. More →
WhatsApp users were rattled more than two years ago when they heard Facebook was ready to pay $19 billion to buy the popular messaging app. The worry was that WhatsApp will share data with Facebook, which would learn even more details about you. At the time, WhatsApp made it clear that something like that won’t happen. But as it turns out, WhatsApp lied. More →
Last weekend, after months of anticipation, players finally got their hands on Titanfall 2. In order to prepare for the game’s late October release, Respawn Entertainment launched a Tech Test on PS4 and Xbox One both to stress-test the multiplayer servers and to get valuable feedback from players.
As it turns out, not everyone was enthused with the sequel. In fact, the general consensus was widely negative, as Respawn had changed many of Titanfall’s fundamental features and slowed the pace of the game to a crawl.
As has been the case in previous years, there’s an increasing number of image and video leaks originating from Asia ahead of the new iPhone launch. We’ve seen the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in a variety of pictures and hands-on videos, although most of them were not functional devices. Instead, we only got to see dummy units. All of them are similar when it comes to overall design, and we’re used to seeing iPhone 7 units pop up in all sorts of colors, including traditional ones and brand new options.
Now, anew video goes behind the scenes and gives us an inside look at the facilities that make these iPhone 7 mockups.
Today’s batch of Amazon’s best daily deals is a great one, and it includes a killer deal on one of our favorite surround sound systems of all time. The VIZIO SB3851-C0 is a sound bar that includes a wireless subwoofer and two satellite speakers, and it’s one sale for its lowest price ever at $199.99. BUT… Prime members get an additional $50 discount, which drops this incredible sound system to just $149.99. Seriously, do not miss this opportunity.
Also included among today’s best daily Amazon deals are a waterproof action camera for $40, a 4TB external hard drive for $118, a killer deal on a Dyson vacuum, $15 off the Amazon Tap with Alexa, and more. More →
We already know that Niantic has been banning Pokemon Go cheaters, and it even instituted a permanent ban policy a few weeks ago. But that doesn’t mean that Pokemon Go cheating has been fixed. The company is now taking one extra step to try to block fraud, and it’s a new captcha feature intended to authenticate players to ensure that they’re “not robots.”
Smartphone social apps including Facebook, Snapchat and instant messengers have seen tremendous growth in recent years thanks to the iPhone and Android. Apple revolutionized the smartphone business with the iPhone and the App Store, creating a massive mobile software business. But now that iPhone sales are slowing, Apple is looking to monetize its services by launching compelling apps and services for its customers.
According to a new report, Apple plans to go after top smartphone apps with alternatives of its own. The first one will debut this year in iOS 10, while next year’s iPhones might come alongside exciting new camera and social apps that will compete against Facebook, Snapchat and other services. More →
Apple customers are generally a shockingly loyal bunch. The company’s high repeat customer rate can be attributed to a combination of factors that concern iPhones themselves as well as Apple’s industry-leading customer service. Dealing with Apple’s customer care department has always been a pleasure compared to dealing with rival companies, and iPhones themselves have historically been very reliable, offering a consistently smooth user experience that people love.
But now, a new study suggests that things may be changing for the worse where the iPhone user experience is concerned. More →
If you’re constantly on the go, there are a handful of accessories that are definitely must-haves. You need a good laptop bag, a high-quality portable charger for your smartphone and other gadgets, and you need a compact travel router for anytime you’re in a hotel. Well, it doesn’t get any more compact than the IOGEAR NetShair Nano Ultra Portable Wi-Fi Router, which is on sale right now on Amazon through September 10. More →
Uber has recently announced plans to offer clients free rides in self-driving vehicles, as it tests its driverless ride-sharing service in Pittsburgh. However, Uber isn’t the only ride-hailing company that’s pursuing such car technology, as the world’s first driverless taxi trail is now operational in Singapore. More →