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iPhone Users Complain of App Slowdowns and Performance Drops After Installing iOS 11

iPhone Users Complain of App Slowdowns and Performance Drops After Installing iOS 11

Following the release of a new version of iOS, there are typically complaints about battery problems, issues with apps, and minor bugs, and the launch of iOS 11 has proven to be no exception. On reddit, numerous users who have installed iOS 11 claim to be …

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Alibaba Takes Control of Delivery Business at Center of U.S. Probe

Alibaba Takes Control of Delivery Business at Center of U.S. Probe

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will buy control of unprofitable delivery business Cainiao for 5.3 billion yuan ($800 million) and spend billions of dollars more to expand a shipping network that spans the world’s largest e-commerce market. China’s largest …

How Russia's Meddling Became Facebook's Problem

How Russia’s Meddling Became Facebook’s Problem

Facebook Inc. finds itself at the red-hot center of the investigation into Russia’s clandestine involvement in the 2016 U.S. election. The social-media giant said it has so far found $100,000 in advertising spending linked to the Internet Research Agency …

Microsoft connects LinkedIn and Office 365 via profile cards, starting to capitalize on $26B deal

Microsoft connects LinkedIn and Office 365 via profile cards, starting to capitalize on $26B deal

More than a year after Microsoft announced its plans to purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, the technology giant is rolling out some of the first integrations with the business social network. At its Ignite conference in Orlando this morning, Microsoft …

Twitter tries to explain why Trump's posts aren't like others

Twitter tries to explain why Trump’s posts aren’t like others

If it’s ‘newsworthy’ then the tweet stays up, even if it’s a threat. So if Twitter’s rules ban “violent threats,” then surely a tweet indicating that a country “won’t be around much longer” from a user with the ability to make that happen would be deletion …

Roger Stone: Manafort’s mood 'amazingly good' despite coming indictment

Roger Stone: Manafort’s mood ‘amazingly good’ despite coming indictment

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is “in an amazingly good mood” and is still “entirely loyal” to the president, despite having been informed by special counsel Robert Mueller that he will be indicted, according to his former …

CCleaner backdoor infecting millions delivered mystery payload to 40 PCs

CCleaner backdoor infecting millions delivered mystery payload to 40 PCs

At least 40 PCs infected by a backdoored version of the CCleaner disk-maintenance utility received an advanced second-stage payload that researchers are still scrambling to understand, officials from CCleaner’s parent company said. Further Reading CCleaner …

Jopwell raises $7.5 million for diversity-focused job recruitment

Jopwell raises $7.5 million for diversity-focused job recruitment

Jopwell is trying to increase diversity in the workplace and announced today funding of $7.5 million for its job recruitment platform, which targets black, Latino/hispanic, and Native American students and professionals. Returning investor Cue Ball Capital …

Amazon and Codeacademy team up for free Alexa skills training

Amazon and Codeacademy team up for free Alexa skills training

Amazon and tech training app Codeacademy have collaborated to create a series of free courses. Available today, the courses are meant to train developers as well as beginners how to create skills, the voice apps that interact with Alexa. Since opening …

Equifax manages 1,200 times more data than the Library of Congress. That’s why people are so worried.

Equifax manages 1,200 times more data than the Library of Congress. That’s why people are so worried.

After working largely out of the spotlight for decades, America’s thousands of credit-reporting companies found themselves in trouble in the late 1960s as lawmakers grew concerned about the massive troves of sensitive information the firms had collected …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he voted against Steve Ballmer's $7.6 billion Nokia mistake

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says he voted against Steve Ballmer’s $7.6 billion Nokia mistake

When Microsoft’s then CEO Steve Ballmer proposed buying Nokia to shore up the company’s foundering mobile phone division, Satya Nadella thought it would be a mistake. Four years later, he hasn’t changed his mind. In his new book, “Hit Refresh …

Netflix wants to make it easier to binge-watch on planes

Netflix wants to make it easier to binge-watch on planes

Netflix wants more members to binge-watch its TV shows and movies while flying the friendly skies. The on-demand video service announced on Monday it will offer its low-broadband mobile technology to airline carriers in early 2018. This would allow …

iPhone Users Complain of App Slowdowns and Performance Drops After Installing iOS 11

iPhone Users Complain of App Slowdowns and Performance Drops After Installing iOS 11

Following the release of a new version of iOS, there are typically complaints about battery problems, issues with apps, and minor bugs, and the launch of iOS 11 has proven to be no exception. On reddit, numerous users who have installed iOS 11 claim to be …

WhatsApp blocked in China, though past bans proved temporary

WhatsApp blocked in China, though past bans proved temporary

WhatsApp has been widely blocked in mainland China by the country’s government, with text messaging as well as photo and video sharing not currently functional. However, WhatsApp had previously been blocked in the country and saw those blocks lifted …

Lowe's taps Apple's ARKit for new home improvement apps

Lowe’s taps Apple’s ARKit for new home improvement apps

Home improvement chain Lowe’s is launching two new augmented reality apps on Monday that leverage capabilities in Apple’s ARKit. One app, dubbed Measured by Lowe’s, acts as a digital tape measure to let users take real-world measurements through their …

Deloitte cyberattack reportedly hit corporate, government clients

Deloitte cyberattack reportedly hit corporate, government clients

LONDON — A cyberattack hit the email system of accounting company Deloitte, compromising some clients’ data, the company acknowledged Monday. The company said in a statement that “very few clients” were affected by the attack, which was reportedly …

China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship

China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship

SHANGHAI — China has largely blocked the WhatsApp messaging app, the latest move by Beijing to step up surveillance ahead of a big Communist Party gathering next month. The disabling in mainland China of the Facebook-owned app is a setback for the social …

These People Went to Great Lengths to Prove the iPhone 8 Can Shatter

These People Went to Great Lengths to Prove the iPhone 8 Can Shatter

When Apple recently announced the shiny new iPhone 8, it didn’t take long for fear of a cracked phone to spread across the internet. In a YouTube video shared Monday titled “iPhone 8 Breakability,” the company drops the new iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus, and …

Baidu made a tiny translator for travelers that doubles as a Wi-Fi hot spot

Baidu made a tiny translator for travelers that doubles as a Wi-Fi hot spot

Baidu is trying to make it easier for tourists to get around in China, Japan, and English-speaking countries. According to Nikkei, the Chinese web company and search giant is developing a gadget that will be able to listen to someone speak in one language …

Why FANG Stocks Are Sinking Today

Why FANG Stocks Are Sinking Today

It looks like a garden-variety technology selloff, and it is. But Monday’s mini-seizure in stocks has fingerprints of another force that has been building for weeks, a sentiment shift that could foretell the market’s tone for the rest of the year.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company had the chance to buy Minecraft well before 2014, but passed

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company had the chance to buy Minecraft well before 2014, but passed

Minecraft creator Markus Persson speaks at a Game Developers Conference early on in the game’s lifespan. Official GDC / Wikimedia Commons Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s new book “Hit Refresh” tells a different version of the company’s $2.5 billion purchase …

Obama tried to give Mark Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

Obama tried to give Mark Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

Nine days after Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S.’s November election, then-President Obama pulled aside the youthful tech billionaire …

Identity Thieves Could Use Leaked Equifax Data to Have Surgery on Your Dime

Identity Thieves Could Use Leaked Equifax Data to Have Surgery on Your Dime

As part of the fallout from the massive Equifax hack, fraud experts are warning consumers about a potential wave of bogus phone calls, emails, text messages, and social media posts that claim to be from Equifax or someone working on behalf of the company.

Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple switches from Bing to Google for Siri web search results on iOS and Spotlight on Mac

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on iOS when you ask it a question, you’re now going to get …

Ex-NSA hacker drops macOS High Sierra zero-day hours before launch

Ex-NSA hacker drops macOS High Sierra zero-day hours before launch

Just hours before Apple is expected to roll out the new version of its desktop and notebook operating system, macOS High Sierra, a security researcher dropped a zero-day. Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who now serves as chief security researcher at …

The iPhone X will likely be in 'tight supply' as preorder demand could top 50 million

The iPhone X will likely be in ‘tight supply’ as preorder demand could top 50 million

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo warned that iPhone X supply will be tight until the first half of 2018 in an Apple Insight note issued to investors on Monday seen by Business Insider. Apple released new iPhone 8 models over the weekend, but the …

Your Evening Briefing

Your Evening Briefing

Here are today’s top stories for Europe. iPhone ripples. Some initial reviews of Apple’s new iPhone 8 have been lukewarm and pre-orders are “substantially lower” than iPhone 7 and iPhone 6 levels, analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities wrote last …

Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’

Uber C.E.O., Reacting to London Ban, Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’

LONDON — Uber’s chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, apologized in an open letter on Monday for the company’s “mistakes,” after the transport authority for London said last week that it would not renew the ride-hailing service’s license to …

The big question for Apple is how many people are waiting for the iPhone X

The big question for Apple is how many people are waiting for the iPhone X

Two new iPhones went on sale this past weekend, but lines were not as long as they’ve been for previous iPhone launches. This has investors and analysts asking: Are Apple customers and fans passing on the iPhone 8 and waiting to see the $999 iPhone X?

iPhone 8 Adoption Expectedly Lower After First Weekend of Sales as Customers Await iPhone X

iPhone 8 Adoption Expectedly Lower After First Weekend of Sales as Customers Await iPhone X

New data shows iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus adoption was lower than previous models over the first three days of availability. During the first weekend of sales, the devices combined for an estimated 0.7 percent market share of all iPhone models, the lowest …

Microsoft and Facebook’s massive undersea data cable is complete

Microsoft and Facebook’s massive undersea data cable is complete

It can support data speeds of 160 terabytes per second. Last year, we reported that Microsoft and Facebook were teaming up to build a massive undersea cable that would cross the Atlantic, connecting Virginia Beach to the northern city of Bilbao in Spain.

Facebook knew about Russian meddling well before the US election

Facebook knew about Russian meddling well before the US election

President Obama then warned Mark Zuckerberg to take the problem more seriously. Despite once saying that it was “crazy” to believe Russians influenced the 2016 election, Facebook knew about a possible operation as early as June, 2016, the Washington Post …

How Intel Plans to Radically Change High-Speed Wireless Internet

How Intel Plans to Radically Change High-Speed Wireless Internet

When you think of the pioneering companies that helped shape Silicon Valley and the tech industry, household names like HP, Intel and Apple spring to mind. Delve into Silicon Valley’s history and you’ll find its roots go much deeper. Less remembered …

Why You Shouldn't Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else.

Microsoft Ignite: SQL Server 2017 for Linux goes live; or Windows, if you want

Microsoft Ignite: SQL Server 2017 for Linux goes live; or Windows, if you want

SQL Server 2017 went into general availability today. Today’s release is a remarkable step in SQL Server’s history, because it’s not just a release for Windows. Today marks the general availability of SQL Server 2017 for Linux. There’s also a containerized …

Accelo hauls in $9 million to digitize operations for project-driven small businesses

Accelo hauls in $9 million to digitize operations for project-driven small businesses

Accelo, a six-year old startup, is trying to solve a big problem for project-driven small businesses like architects, accountants and designers. These companies, which typically have less than 100 employees, don’t usually have access to software to get a …

Amazon launching new kids channel with Genius Brands International

Amazon launching new kids channel with Genius Brands International

As streaming competition heats up over the coveted kids’ demographic, Amazon Studios is teaming up with a prominent maker of animated entertainment to launch a new channel that will target youngsters ranging in age from toddlers to tweens. Amazon on …

Uber CEO apologizes to Londoners: 'We got things wrong'

Uber CEO apologizes to Londoners: ‘We got things wrong’

Uber’s new CEO issued an apology to Londoners on Monday just days after city officials said they would not renew the company’s license. “While Uber has revolutionized the way people move in cities around the world, it’s equally true that we’ve got things …

Which Phone Protects Your Security the Best? We Asked the Experts

Which Phone Protects Your Security the Best? We Asked the Experts

Americans spend an average of five hours a day on our smartphones, making them some of our most commonly-used electronic devices. But it’s exactly that popularity that makes them a favored target of hackers, too — they want to get at all the personal …

Voice biometrics to be the 'front door' for all ANZ bank contact

Voice biometrics to be the ‘front door’ for all ANZ bank contact

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) is looking to implement voice biometrics as the method of authentication in its call centres across all of its front doors, ANZ general manager of Wholesale Digital Nigel Dobson told the FIDO Alliance …

Amazon to open its first AWS cloud region in the Middle East by 2019

Amazon to open its first AWS cloud region in the Middle East by 2019

Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has announced its first data center region in the Middle East, with three availability zones planned for Bahrain by “early 2019,” according to the company. Launched in 2006, AWS serves …

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Jaguar Land Rover Driving Experience - Cabbie vs Tim

18-Core and 16-Core Intel Core i9 CPUs Get Tested: Random Access

18-Core and 16-Core Intel Core i9 CPUs Get Tested: Random Access

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After Doom for Nintendo Switch: 5 Games We Want to See on the Nintendo Switch

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Total War: Warhammer II – The High Elves go to war

Half a million Londoners sign Uber's petition to stay on the roads

Half a million Londoners sign Uber’s petition to stay on the roads

London decides to discontinue Uber's licence

London decides to discontinue Uber’s licence

Facebook, Russia and election propaganda: What you need to know

Facebook, Russia and election propaganda: What you need to know

Apple iPhone 8 & 8 Plus unboxing and wireless charging tests

Apple iPhone 8 & 8 Plus unboxing and wireless charging tests

The Compromise Of Apple's Most Expensive iPhone Yet (HBO)

The Compromise Of Apple’s Most Expensive iPhone Yet (HBO)

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Could Uber be banned in London?

Mixed reactions after Uber stripped of London license

Mixed reactions after Uber stripped of London license

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FIFA 18 Review

Lines very short for iPhone 8 launch

Lines very short for iPhone 8 launch

iOS 11: Meet the new App Store

iOS 11: Meet the new App Store

Stelvio: Alfa Romeo's impressive blast into SUV market

Stelvio: Alfa Romeo’s impressive blast into SUV market

Noticeable Absence Of Lines For Release Of iPhone 8

Noticeable Absence Of Lines For Release Of iPhone 8

The Great Meme War: CYBERWAR (Full Episode)

The Great Meme War: CYBERWAR (Full Episode)

Facebook to turn over Russian-linked political ads to Congress

Facebook to turn over Russian-linked political ads to Congress

Uber stripped of London licence

Uber stripped of London licence

Uber stripped of its license in London

Uber stripped of its license in London

Uber loses London operating licence - BBC News

Uber loses London operating licence - BBC News

New Zealand voters gear up for elections

New Zealand voters gear up for elections

Facebook under siege over Russian ads

Facebook under siege over Russian ads

DEBATE: Zucking up the Russia probe

DEBATE: Zucking up the Russia probe

The film-maker who earned a fatwa for her debut feature - BBC Newsnight

The film-maker who earned a fatwa for her debut feature - BBC Newsnight

Wireless charging? Try a battery case instead

Wireless charging? Try a battery case instead

Mark Zuckerberg gives Russia info to Congress, promises more transparent ads

Mark Zuckerberg gives Russia info to Congress, promises more transparent ads

We have gamers who tattoo our logo on themselves: Razer CEO

We have gamers who tattoo our logo on themselves: Razer CEO

Facebook Says It Will Provide Suspected Russian-Linked Election Ads To Congress | TIME

Facebook Says It Will Provide Suspected Russian-Linked Election Ads To Congress | TIME

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