EU wants more privacy on web services
Published in News
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:05

EU wants more privacy on web services

Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp

The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.

Encryption fault in Apple's imessage
Published in Mobiles
Monday, 15 August 2016 15:35

Encryption fault in Apple's imessage


Flaws in the method

Cryptography researchers at John Hopkins University have found another flaw in the encryption used by Apple’s iMessage and while Jobs' Mob might have fixed it, the researchers say that the company's encryption methodology is borked.

Windows 10 anniversary edition has bug
Published in News
Monday, 15 August 2016 14:29

Windows 10 anniversary edition has bug


Freeze and crash

Microsoft is investigating reports that its installation of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update,can cause host systems to freeze and crash.

Apple jumps on the AR bandwagon
Published in News
Monday, 15 August 2016 14:10

Apple jumps on the AR bandwagon


Claims it is working on a new AI platform

Fruity cargo cult Apple is trying to convince the world it is “coming up with something new” by talking a lot about Artificial Reality.

Chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million last quarter
Published in Mobiles


More than 44 per cent of the world's total

Beancounters working for Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones globally in total during the second quarter of 2016.

Windows Phone Skype will just stop working
Published in Mobiles


Microsoft just does not seem to care any more

Microsoft is being surprisingly callous to those few users who supported its Windows Phone now that Windows 10 mobile is out. It is killing off Windows Phone support for Skype practically overnight.

Xbox outsells PS for the first time
Published in Games
Friday, 12 August 2016 14:54

Xbox outsells PS for the first time


At least in the UK

MIcrosoft's Xbox One has finally overtaken Sony's PS4 – at least in British sales.

Blackberry reduces the pricey Priv again
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 12 August 2016 14:30

Blackberry reduces the pricey Priv again


Testing a lower price band

Blackberry has finally reduced the price of its first android device, the Priv in a move which could be designed to clear stock or an admission that the price was too high in the first place.

Huawei comes up with supercharge
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 12 August 2016 13:47

Huawei comes up with supercharge


Its own version of fast charging battery tech

It appears that Huawei has developed its own fast charging battery technology.

South Korea investigates Google
Published in News
Friday, 12 August 2016 12:37

South Korea investigates Google


Playing monopoly

South Korea's antitrust regulator has admitted for the first time that it is looking into whether Google has violated the country's anticompetition laws.