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Technology - Today’s News


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‘iCloud was not breached’: Apple responds to celebrity nude picture hack

The company says it was a targeted attack and does not represent a wider risk.

These are the reasons why most iPhone apps are rejected

Just in case you’re thinking of submitting one to the App Store in the near future.

Netflix realises you don’t want to share everything you watch on Facebook

Connecting your Netflix account to Facebook will no longer result in shows being posted or shared on your friends’ news feeds.

EU continues to quiz rivals over Facebook’s WhatsApp deal

A second wave of questionnaires have been sent out to Facebook and WhatsApp’s rivals as the EU tries to identify the difference between a social network and a messaging app.

Google places its bets on India as it prepares Android One launch

The company is expected to announce its budget smartphone platform for the Indian market on 16 September.

NASA is creating its own air traffic control system for drones

The control system will be entirely automated, and will be first used for agriculture next year.

This Google Glass app uses facial expressions to tell how you’re feeling

SHORE analyses facial expressions in real-time to determine the mood a person is in, as well as their gender and age.

Technology - Monday 1 September, 2014

From The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject – Principals SCHOOL DAYS

Why are some users seeing the old version of Google Search?

The change is intentional, by the way.

Should you be worried about whether your cloud data is safe?

The recent image leak involving numerous female celebrities has brought the focus on cloud security, but does this mean your own files are under threat?

Apple’s latest plan could turn the next iPhone into a digital wallet

The company is said to have reached a deal with Visa, Mastercard and American Express over a new payment service that uses NFC technology.

Technology - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Here are the photo and video apps teens are using nowadays

It’s not just instant messsaging apps they’re using, quite a lot of time goes into watching and creating videos and images too.

Technology - Saturday 30 August, 2014

5 apps worth downloading this week

Featuring a novel approach to image sharing apps, a personalised weather service and a terrifying PC game brought to the small screen.

Back to school: the apps you need to get your study routine organised

With the new school term starting up, it’s good to get yourself prepared for the year ahead.

Technology - Friday 29 August, 2014

After 15 years, MSN Messenger finally decides to call it a day

The service, which had 330 million members worldwide at its peak, will be retired and integrated into Skype.

Facebook is giving its mobile search tool a much needed improvement

Facebook users on mobile will be able to search for old posts using keywords instead of having to find them manually.

Apple bans developers from selling users’ health data to advertisers

The company updated the privacy rules around its HealthKit service as its next product launch approaches.

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

Technology - Thursday 28 August, 2014

This motion tracker will allow you to use your hands in virtual reality

Leap Motion is working on an attachment for Oculus Rift which allows you to interact with a VR experience using your hands.

Facebook really wants you to know its Messenger app isn’t spying on you

The site has put together a post which aims to dispel the myths surrounding its app.

Microsoft begins cleaning up the Windows store by removing 1,500 fake apps from it

The company promises to remove more apps which mislead users and crack down on fake and scam apps.


Apple fails again in its bid to ban Samsung’s US phones sales

Despite dropping all claims outside the US, the patent battle between both companies rages on.

Now you can officially find out how (un)popular you are on Twitter

The site has opened up its analytics service to all users so now you can see how well (or badly) your tweets are doing.

Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own

The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace which vibrates when you receive calls and notifications (if that’s the kind of product you’re looking for).

Technology - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From Feminist pop culture writer leaves home after Twitter threats Feminist Frequency

Feminist pop culture writer leaves home after Twitter threats

Anna Sarkeesian had critiqued the trope of violence against women in video games.

Microsoft built a Surface Pro 3 tablet out of cardboard, and it kinda works

The company created the replica tablet computers as part of a promotion happening in Australia.

Apple’s iOS ads could become more annoying as fullscreen ads arrive

Two new ad formats for iPhone and iPad will allow fullscreen ads and pre-roll videos to be included in apps and games.

If Facebook’s auto-play videos are bothering you, here’s how you can switch them off

If you’re worried about using up too much mobile data, this will come in handy.

Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in August

Where everyone will be creating hyperlapse videos, Snapchat’s big plans are revealed and a different approach from Samsung.

Snapchat is on track to becoming a $10 billion company

Turning down Facebook’s offer of $3 billion doesn’t sound so crazy now, does it?

Technology - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Instagram’s new app makes timelapses ridiculously easy

Hyperlapse is Instagram’s second standalone app.

Google Image Search experienced a strange glitch earlier today… Bug

Google Image Search experienced a strange glitch earlier today…

A repeating image of a car crash began appearing on some Google Image Search earlier today.

Want to brush up on your Irish? Duolingo (unofficially) launches its own course

The popular language learning app has seen more than 6,000 people sign up to its Irish course, which is currently in beta.

Own an iPhone 5? Your battery may be defective and need to be replaced

Apple said that a “very small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices had battery problems and has launched a free replacement scheme for those affected.

Explainer: Why did Amazon spend $970 million on a site that livestreams videogames?

Turns out watching people play videogames is more lucrative than you think.

Technology - Monday 25 August, 2014

Amazon bets big that there’s a market for watching gamers play – buys Twitch for $970m

Google looked the favourites to land the deal but lost out.

From Opinion: Will the push to encourage more science and technology graduates be worth it? Graduates

Opinion: Will the push to encourage more science and technology graduates be worth it?

There has been a series of initiatives put in place to encourage interest in STEM subjects for school leavers; will the effort be rewarded with good jobs?

GoPro created a harness which lets you capture the world from a dog’s viewpoint

It’s only a matter of time before the cat version arrives.

Apps taking up too much space? Here’s how you can create a web shortcut instead

So long as there’s a browser equivalent of said app available, that is.

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