The technology news of the day distilled down to its essential elements. No fluff, no fuss, just the stories that actually matter to you.
Apple deletes hacker-friendly apps, Netflix ups its prices, Amazon battles Etsy, the Harry Potter series lands on iBooks, Sony announces PS4 price cut, and RoBoHoN is the weirdest smartphone you’ll ever see.
Windows 10 Mobile gets dated, Facebook likes Reactions, Jet.com goes free, play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta, Lexus’ cardboard electric car, Netflix Settle may save your relationship.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 devices, Twitter has its Moments, Facebook does a Doodle, Bob Dylan meets IBM’s Watson, and Universal posts a trailer for Jaws 19.
Peeple goes missing, Android 6.0 makes its debut, Reddit gets curated, Apple Watch enjoys new ads, and Pepsi Perfect is a taste of the future.
AdBlock sells out, Alphabet employees do the right thing, self-driving taxis arrive in Japan, The Martian mobile game, and the live streamer who set his house on fire.
Windows technical support scams, Amazon bans the competition, Skype Translator spreads its wings, Amazon Flex delivers the goods, Minecraft: Story Mode, and the latest MP3 Experiment.
Google and Microsoft end their patent wars, Facebook adds videos, Google Maps comes to Apple Watch, Netflix streams in the air, Back to the Future on Amazon Prime, and Grand Theft Auto inspires clones.
El Capitan gets reviewed, a reminder that Facebook is free, Google launches its iPad Pro competitor, Twitter considers offering more than 140 characters, and the dangers of time travel are revealed.
Microsoft counters Windows 10 criticism, Project Spark will soon be completely free, the iPhone 6s may actually be waterproof, Facebook suffers another major outage, Coca-Cola pays for emoji, and The X-Files is back.
Apple is a cult, Android may be a monopoly, Facebook cares about refugees, Netflix knows when you get hooked, Mighty No. 9 has a release date, and the 4K documentary shot on an iPhone 6s Plus.
Also: iPhone ad blockers are getting paid to allow some ads, some people think it’s acceptable to track their romantic partners, and treadmills are literally torture devices.
Also: people are watching fewer season premiers this year, Pebble’s got an attractive new watch, and a cat that is absolutely up to no good.
Also: Netflix thinks TV as we know it will disappear, Samsung hopes you’ll pay more for a designer television, and the single hardest Mario level ever created.
AVG’s free version is funded by selling user data, 4chan is sold to 2chan’s founder, a crippling Chrome bug is turned into a game, Apple updates WatchOS, and watching every show.
The best-selling adblocker for iOS shut down two days after launch, Steam offers 1500 Linux games, Volkswagen was cheating on emissions tests, and an iconic Windows sound heard in an entirely new way.
Amazon sells cheap tablets, Chromecast II is incoming, the new Fire TV trumps the new Apple TV, The Witness offers puzzling goodness, and Conan conjures up new Facebook buttons.
Apple releases iOS 9, bypassing Android passwords, Apple helps you Move to iOS, Amazon Prime subscribers get another freebie, Hulu adds picture-in-picture, and emojis in the wild.
Facebook likes Dislike buttons, Snapchat adds new features, Project Morpheus morphs into PlayStation VR, Square and Twitter help you donate to politicians, and Rockstar Games hates the BBC.
Microsoft teases Windows 10 devices, the dancing baby wins, the iPhone 6s is selling well, VLC and Plex apps land on the Apple TV, PewDiePie is on TV, and Cats vs. Zombies fight!
Discover eBay Plus, get Camera+ for free, Spotify found them first, Etsy gets into manufacturing, James Bond loves Sony products, and Jimmy Kimmel fools Apple fanboys.
Microsoft gets pushy about Windows 10, Google launches Android Pay to battle Apple Pay, Pokemon Go is a go, Miyamoto speaks the truth about Mario, and how a selfie stick almost decapitated a silly man.
It’s an all-Apple edition of Tech News Digest, with a look at everything Apple revealed at its latest event. Albeit minus the hype lumped in by other publications.
McAfee for President, the end of the Amazon Fire Phone, one-day passes for Pandora, Netflix pushes further into Asia, and Nicole Arbour, the woman who really hates fat people.
Blocking ads is bad for business, Netflix rejects offline viewing options, watch Disney Movies Anywhere, Steve Jobs garners great reviews, and Star Wars vs. Star Trek… again!