Apple shared user's iTunes sales data with Homeland Security
Published in News


Only protects terrorists not pirates

Apple’s claim that it protects user data from the authorities appears to be somewhat selective.

Galaxy Note 7 will have a smaller battery
Published in Mobiles


Premature leak

Mobile outfit South Korea Telecom has accidently leaked the spec of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 which shows it has a smaller than expected battery.

LG scores Toyota deal
Published in Wearables
Friday, 22 July 2016 11:31

LG scores Toyota deal


Good news away from the smartphone bear pit

LG has signed a deal with Toyota  to supply telematics components for Toyota's upcoming connected vehicles. The deal is good news for LG which needs to step back a bit from smartphones.

New version of Gorilla Glass is out
Published in News
Friday, 22 July 2016 11:16

New version of Gorilla Glass is out


Glass 5 can survive a fall 80 per cent of the time

Corning has just released a new version of its Gorilla Glass which it says can handle a drop onto rough surfaces 80 per cent of the time

Amazon loses a big customer over counterfeiting
Published in News


Birkenstock says its sandals are made for walking

Online retailer Amazon is losing one of its biggest suppliers because it has been unable to tackle counterfeiting on the site.

Apple’s poor sales drag down Smartwatch industry
Published in Wearables


Sanity starting to be restored

After dragging up the smart watch industry thanks to its legions of fanboys who will buy any old rubbish provided it has an Apply logo, Jobs’ Mob is causing it all to crash again.

Asustek raises prices in UK
Published in News
Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:49

Asustek raises prices in UK


Blame Boris, Grove and Farage

UK Asustek customers will have to pay more for their hardware after the Brexit vote decimated the pound.

Android Nougat will not boot if you have malware
Published in Mobiles


Compulsory boot check

The newest version of Android has a compulsory boot check which will prevent you starting your phone if you have malware installed.

Last VHS machine made this month
Published in News
Thursday, 21 July 2016 12:18

Last VHS machine made this month


End of an error

While most of the world gave up on VHS years ago, after the arrival of the DVD, there had been a small number of VHS machines still being made.

China backs the Imperialist publishers
Published in News
Thursday, 21 July 2016 11:45

China backs the Imperialist publishers


Bans ad-blocker plus

The Chinese authorities, which are not famous for Kowtowing to big business appear to have surrendered to the demands of the western publishers and blocked Ad-block plus.