The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
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Apple’s privacy credentials have taken a knock with the revelation that Apple logs your iMessage contacts.
The long and drawn-out decline of BlackBerry continues. The latest twist in the tale being BlackBerry announcing it will no longer be developing or producing its own handsets.
This election is likely to be a close run thing, making it more important than ever to vote. Which is why Twitter is doing all it can to persuade you to register.
Google has released a brand new YouTube app, called YouTube Go, which lets you watch and share videos offline.
Buoyed by the success of Discover Weekly, Spotify is launching Daily Mix, a constantly evolving mix of new and old earworms.
Shomi, Canada’s answer to Netflix, is shutting down. In the end, the juggernaut that is Netflix proved too popular to beat.
Twitter is about to be sold off to the highest bidder. And Disney is likely to be one of those bidding to buy the social networking site.
Roku has unveiled its brand new lineup of streaming TV players, with five devices all vying for attention.
Your iPhone is now potentially less secure than it previously was, and it’s all thanks to iOS 10.
Snapchat has changed its name to Snap, and unveiled its new video-enabled sunglasses called Spectacles.
Today’s technology news at a glance: Microsoft trashes Google, the Feds cover their webcams, kids sue over Facebook photos, Lenovo hates on the competition, and Conan identifies the problem with Apple AirPods.
YouTube starts its own social network, Adblock Plus starts selling acceptable ads, Amazon Prime adds Audible Channels, Google launches a Chromecast Preview Program, and the iPhone 7 commercial from Hell.
Read early reviews of the new iPhone 7, Netflix fights back against data caps, Instagram lets you block certain words, Sony releases a major PS4 update, and people still queue for days for the new iPhone.
Google is cracking down on unencrypted websites, airlines ground the Galaxy Note 7, the social network that upholds free speech, The Last Guardian gets delayed, and iPhone owners fail to recognize their own handsets.
Sony unveils two new games consoles, Apple gets defensive over headphone jack accusations, Twitter lets you see who’s ignoring you, the Raspberry Pi hits 10 million units sold, and some rather important lightsaber safety tips.
In case you’ve been living under a rock, we have a brief rundown of the latest Apple event during which Apple showcased the iPhone 7, the Apple Watch 2, and Super Mario Run for iOS.
Google goes to war with Microsoft, Skype Teams is basically Slack, Yelp launches its first bug bounty, Instagram kills its popular Photo Map feature, and a more accurate Pokemon GO trailer.
Apps are more popular than ever, Brazzers users suffer an embarrassing leak, that Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall costs Samsung dear, Space Channel 5 comes to VR, and holding a funeral for New York City payphones.
OpenOffice is possibly being retired, HSBC explores using selfies to identify customers, Last.fm passwords from 2012 leak online, Overwatch is free to play this weekend, and Barb returns to Stranger Things.
Samsung recalls the Galaxy Note 7 over faulty batteries, Google shelves Project Ara, Apple is removing dysfunctional apps from iTunes, Instagram adds pinch-to-zoom, and why YouTubers are freaking out right now.
It turns out Dropbox WAS hacked in 2012, Apple faces a Touch Disease class action lawsuit, Amazon brings its Dash Buttons to Europe, Google helps you search in Android apps, and Russia reveals its Guardians.
PC vs. Mac becomes Surface Pro vs. MacBook, Google Crowdsource helps you help Google, Apple sends out iPhone 7 event invites, Google Cast is now built into Chrome, and using virtual reality to pop the question.
Apple iPhones crash more than Androids, Microsoft takes a stand against online abuse, Facebook simplifies its Trending section, Ubisoft ditches free-to-play PC games, and why Thor was missing from Captain America: Civil War.
WhatsApp is changing for the worse, your iPhone is at risk, Sony adds two-factor authentication to PSN, Dropbox is resetting million of passwords, and what happens when two artificial intelligences have a deep conversation.