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Android Adware 'SimBad' Found In Over 200 Apps With More Than 150M Downloads

A strain of adware has been found in 206 Android apps with over 150 million downloads. Researchers dubbed the malware 'SimBad' because of how it mainly infected simulators.

Tech March 14, 2019

Facebook, Instagram Experience Hours-Long Outage Affecting Users Worldwide

Facebook-owned apps have been down for hours across the globe. The worldwide outage is one of the longest the social media platforms experienced, with some users still not being able to access the apps at the time of writing.

Tech March 14, 2019

Spotify Files EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Over App Store Fees

Apple is facing another antitrust complaint from Spotify for alleged unfair collection of App Store fees. The Swedish music streaming service accused the iPhone maker of engaging in practices that stifle innovation and limit the choice for consumers.

Tech March 14, 2019

Original Pixel, Pixel XL Are Getting Android Q Too

Google has just released the first Android Q beta, and it included the original Pixel and Pixel XL in the mix. That means there's a good chance the two are getting a consumer version of the update in the future.

Tech March 13, 2019

Crime-Tracking Apps Alert Users Of Nearby Danger In Real Time But Use Comes With Side Effects

Citizen is a crime alert app that automatically sends push notifications to users about dangerous incidents in their immediate area. The service is available in Baltimore, New York City, San Francisco, and most recently, in Los Angeles.

Tech March 13, 2019

Gmail And Google Drive Are On The Fritz: Is This Update Causing The Problem?

Google Drive's redesign debuted along with a worldwide outage of Google's Gmail and even Google Drive services. The outage lasted a few good hours with other users still reporting issues with specific use cases.

Tech March 13, 2019

Google Chrome Now Recognizes Commands Given From PC Media Keys

Users can control videos and music inside their Chrome browsers by using the media keys on their keyboards. The latest update is part of Chrome 73 and is expected to roll out to Mac, PC, and Linux users soon.

Tech March 13, 2019

Facebook Sues Ukrainian Hackers Who Used Quiz Apps To Steal User Data

Two Ukrainian men are facing charges from Facebook for stealing private data from users. The culprits allegedly hid their malicious plug-ins in the form of popular quiz apps.

Tech March 13, 2019

Misconfigured Box Account Probable Culprit In Confidential Data Leak Involving Apple, Other Tech Companies

Cybersecurity firm Adversis has discovered a vulnerability in the file-sharing system of Box. The company said hundreds of thousands of corporate documents and files are left exposed to a potential data breach.

Tech March 13, 2019

Marketing Exec Rahul Sandil Leaves HTC For Micron

Rahul Sandil, a marketing executive at HTC, is taking a break from virtual reality. From selling software, Sandil transitions to selling memory and storage hardware for consumer brands, Crucial and Ballistix.

Tech March 13, 2019

Adobe Will Finally Retire Shockwave Player On April 9

After more than two decades of existence, Adobe Shockwave will finally take a bow on April 9. Adobe announced that it will discontinue supporting Shockwave for Windows while it will maintain support to enterprise users until 2020.

Tech March 12, 2019

Apple Expected To Debut Streaming TV And Subscription News Services During March 25 Special Event

Apple is expected to release its long-rumored streaming service in a special event on March 25. In addition, the company may also launch a news subscription service in the same event.

Tech March 12, 2019

Latest Windows 10 Update Causes Lag In Games, Microsoft Advises Update Uninstall As Quick Fix

Microsoft recently announced that its latest Windows 10 update causes graphics and mouse performance issues in certain games. The company recommended users who are experiencing these issues to uninstall the update until it releases an official fix.

Tech March 12, 2019

Huawei Is Faking Photos Again, This Time For The P30 Pro

Huawei is close to fully unveiling its P30 Pro flagship, which is poised to have one of the most notable cameras this year. Problem is, Huawei is using fake image samples yet again to promote it.

Tech March 12, 2019

Vivo Apex 2019 Has Zero Ports, An ‘All-Display’ Fingerprint Scanner, And 5G

It’s got 5G, an in-display fingerprint scanner that works on the entire screen, zero ports, and a nearly bezel-less display. The Vivo Apex 2019 is a hint at where smartphones might go from here on out.

Tech March 12, 2019

Want Better Security? Don’t Use Face Unlock On Galaxy S10, Says Samsung

You can fool the Galaxy S10’s face unlock system by putting up a picture or video of your face in front of its camera. Oh, and someone that looks like you can unlock the phone, as well.

Tech March 12, 2019

Android Q Beta Could Launch On March 13

Google could launch the first beta for Android Q on March 13. While the release date isn't set in stone just yet, the new update is expected to make its way to plenty of devices.

Tech March 11, 2019

Twitter Rolls Out New Prototype App 'Twttr' To Beta Testers

Twitter has started pushing out its new prototype app named Twttr to a few beta testers. The Twttr app offers a slew of new features, including new designs for conversations.

Tech March 12, 2019

YouTube Stories Gets AR Selfie Tools Similar To Snapchat

AR filters are now available in YouTube Stories. Google announced in a blog post that the AR effects tool uses machine learning to help create filters that are more realistic without needing a dedicated depth sensor.

Tech March 12, 2019

Samsung Pay Adding Cryptocurrencies For 10 Million Users To Broaden International Reach

Samsung is planning to add more cryptocurrencies to Samsung Pay. The company hopes to give the mobile payments service a significant boost by integrating digital currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Cosmo Coins.

Tech March 11, 2019

Facebook Goes Against The 'Dark Mode' Trend By Testing New White Interface

Even if Facebook’s Messenger app has a dark mode, the main social networking app will pass on the current tech trend. In fact, the company is taking the opposite approach and is making the Facebook app even whiter.

Tech March 12, 2019

2019 iPad Might Keep Headphone Jack, Touch ID: Report

The 2019 iPad is rumored to retain two features Apple has been letting go these past few years. It might even launch alongside a new iPad mini model as well.

Tech March 11, 2019

Boeing 737 Max 8 Safety In Question Following Ethiopia Crash

The air safety of Boeing's jets is under question following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed 157 people on board. The incident involved a Boeing 737 Max 8, similar to the Lion Air crash last year.

Tech March 11, 2019

Fitbit Launches Fitbit Ace 2 Designed For Kids Age 6 Years And Up

Fitbit recently took the wraps off its Ace 2 fitness tracker. This new wearable device is aimed at kids age 6 years and up.

Tech March 12, 2019

Apple Is Giving 10 Percent Bonus When You Load Money To Your Account For App Store, iTunes Purchases

Apple is offering App Store and iTunes users a 10 percent bonus when they load up funds to their Apple ID accounts. The promo is available to all U.S. users from Mar. 10 to Mar. 14.

Tech March 11, 2019

Here's How To Hide The Samsung Galaxy S10's Hole-Punch Camera

Samsung Galaxy S10 owners have at least two ways to hide their phones' hole-punch camera. For those who find the front camera distracting or annoying, it can be 'turned off' or hidden with creative wallpapers.

Tech March 10, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 Series Set Record Preorder Sales

Samsung's Galaxy S10 series registered a positive start after its March 8 release. Record preorder sales were noted in the UK, USA, and other markets including China and South Korea.

Tech March 12, 2019

Patent Leaks Possible Design Of Controller For Google's Game Streaming Service

A patent has cropped up online showing off the possible design of the highly anticipated Google's gaming controller. It provides a series of illustrations outlining what the controller offers.

Tech March 11, 2019

Slack Dark Mode Rolls Out To Beta Testers On Android And iOS

A long-requested feature is finally available on Slack. The workplace collaboration app is now rolling out the dark mode feature for Android and iOS beta testers.

Tech March 11, 2019

Apple To Start Making AR Headset By End Of 2019

Veteran analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple might begin mass producing its long-rumored AR headset as early as the end of 2019. However, it might not end up as a stand-alone device.

Tech March 9, 2019

Skype For Web Is Now Just As Good As The App, But There’s A Huge Catch

Skype for Web now has all the major features of its desktop counterpart, including HD video calling and call recording. It’s unclear whether other experimental features, such as automatic background blurring, will also arrive soon.

Tech March 9, 2019

Galaxy S10 Users: Here’s How To Claim Spotify Premium, YouTube Premium For Free

New Galaxy S10 owners can get six months Spotify Premium and four months of YouTube Premium free of charge. Only if they’re in the United States, though.

Tech March 9, 2019

Qualcomm Seeks $31 Million In Damages In Apple Patent Case

Qualcomm and Apple are heading back to the courtroom once again, this time over the iPhone maker's alleged infringement of the chipmaker's intellectual property. Qualcomm is seeking $31 million in damages from Apple.

Tech March 9, 2019

Valve Lays Off 13 Employees Including Engineers Working In VR

Valve has fired 13 employees who were believed to be working as part of its VR team. The gaming company, however, said the layoffs do not represent major changes within the company.

Tech March 8, 2019

Google Chrome Update Patches Actively Exploited Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Google has discovered a zero-day vulnerability in a patch for Chrome version 72.0.3626.121. The company believes the flaw was used to launch malicious attacks on vulnerable systems.

Tech March 8, 2019

Leica Q2 Could Be The Ultimate Compact Camera With Ability To Capture 47 MP Photos And 4K Videos

Leica has unveiled its newest Q2 camera, rocking a slew of nifty features, such as the ability to capture 47 MP photos and 4K videos. However, it comes with a steep price.

Tech March 8, 2019

Instagram And Chill? Alleged New Feature Could Let You Watch Videos With Friends While Apart

How can Instagram glue more eyes to smartphones? Well, by making people watch content together, of course. Unearthed code reveals a new 'co-watch' feature, which would let users do exactly that.

Tech March 8, 2019

Disney Streaming Service To Offer All Disney Movies Ever Made, Says CEO Bob Iger

'Snow White,' 'Cinderella,' 'Frozen,' and every single Disney movie ever released will be included in the Disney+ streaming service shortly after launching. Say goodbye to the Disney Vault.

Tech March 8, 2019

Google Assistant's Continued Conversation Feature Now Works On Smart Displays

Continued Conversation is coming to Assistant-powered Smart Displays, such as the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display. The feature has been available in Home smart speakers since June, and now it's rolling out to more devices.

Tech March 7, 2019

Ordering From Ticketmaster Using Voice Commands? Alexa's Got Your Back

Ticketmaster teamed up with Alexa to help fans buy tickets online. With certain voice commands, users can now search for events and book the tickets right away.

Tech March 8, 2019

Facebook Messenger Bug Exposed Contacts You Had Conversations With

A cybersecurity firm claims Facebook Messenger had a vulnerability that could reveal who users talked to. The security flaw was eventually fixed by Facebook.

Tech March 7, 2019

Google Launches Bolo Reading Tutor App For Kids In India

A language-learning app from Google is now available in India. Bolo, a reading tutor, helps school-age kids to read in Hindi and English and can be used even when offline.

Tech March 8, 2019

Don't Break Your Samsung Galaxy S10: iFixit Teardown Reveals It's A Pain To Repair

Samsung recently announced the Galaxy S10 lineup, and it was only a matter of time before it came into the hands of iFixit. After going through the company's teardown, it unfortunately scored a 3 out of 10 on the repairability scale.

Tech March 7, 2019

Google Makes Smart Compose Available To All Android Phones, Not Just Pixel 3

Smart Compose, once a Gmail feature exclusive to Pixel 3 handsets, comes to the rest of Android. Make sure to update Gmail to version 9.2.3 to try it out.

Tech March 7, 2019

Samsung Already Plans To Launch 2 More Foldable Phones After The Galaxy Fold

After unveiling the Galaxy Fold, Samsung is reportedly already planning to release two more foldable phones. One is said to fold vertically, and the other is believed to fold outward, like Huawei's Mate X.

Tech March 7, 2019

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