The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Lenovo has zero interest in Windows 10 Mobile, and will not be making a smartphone powered by Microsoft’s mobile operating system anytime soon. Lenovo isn’t even convinced Microsoft is committed to Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft has probably killed its fitness tracker, the Microsoft Band. The company has pulled the Band 2 from its online store with no new hardware poised to replace it.
Have you noticed the Netflix catalog getting smaller in recent years? We now know the number of titles available on Netflix has been halved since 2012 to fund original content.
Facebook has launched Marketplace, which lets people buy and sell used items listed nearby. As a bonus, Facebook Marketplace is completely free to use.
Facebook is launching a new, lighter version of its Messenger app called Messenger Lite. This will enable those with crappy smartphones to enjoy Facebook Messenger just like the rest of us.
If you own a recent Samsung handset (such as the S6 or S7) then you should uninstall the Oculus apps at your earliest convenience to avoid battery burnout.
HP is backing down over its use of DRM to prevent third-party cartridges from working on its printers. And lo, it came to pass that a company saw sense for a change.
Samsung is having a bad September. The month began with reports of the Galaxy Note 7 exploding, and it’s ending with reports of Samsung washing machines exploding. Ouch!
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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.