Category: Technology (page 1 of 15)

Weather Channel goes off air because of ‘malicious software attacks’

We live in an age where companies suffer data breaches and hacks of various types on a disturbingly regular basis. Credit card companies, social networks and online retailers are the usual targets and sometimes the thieves make off with payment... Read More

OTT Is Now Bigger Than Cable

The jury is still out on whether OTT is better than pay TV, but one thing is certain: OTT is now bigger than cable. For the first time ever, global subscriptions to online video services surpassed cable subscriptions in 2018, according to IHS Markit... Read More

Netflix to build 6 sound stages in NYC and invest $100M

Queens lost Amazon, but Brooklyn and Manhattan are cashing in on Netflix. The popular streaming service is investing $100 million by 2024 to build six new sound stages in Brooklyn and add 127 jobs to the 32 it already has in Manhattan, officials... Read More

Microsoft repeatedly tried to acquire Zoom – pre IPO

Video conferencing company Zoom is set to go public this week, but its future could have been a lot different, according to a new report. Recode reported that Microsoft has persistently tried to acquire Zoom over the years, with the latest... Read More

Is Multi Factor Authentication Foolproof?

When 2-factor authentication (2FA) is combined with password managers like 1Password and LastPass, it... Read More

Is Chrome’s incognito mode actually incognito?

Google is making Incognito Mode more incognito, a report by 9to5Google claims. Currently, Incognito Mode does not really hide your presence from websites because web developers can still detect if you’re using the mode in the first... Read More

WhatsApp Business beta is available for iOS

Everyone’s favorite WhatsApp feature leakers WABetaInfo has revealed that WhatsApp Business is now available for iOS beta users. Previously, the app was only available for Android devices. WhatsApp Business is a tool for companies to easily... Read More

[email protected] – the digital high school basketball network

According to the New York Post, Carmelo Anthony plans on doing his part to give high school basketball players a bigger platform. Overtime (a Brooklyn-based basketball network) will be receiving $23 million in Series B funding from Anthony, MSG... Read More

Apple is ‘the smartwatch market leader,’ NPD says

As Apple’s own Wearables category continues to grow, new data from The NPD Group shows how Apple’s success is affecting the rest of the smartwatch industry. According to the data, unit sales for smartwatches were up 61 percent during the 12... Read More

Local Streaming Apps Are Here

It’s been a big week for local broadcast networks and OTT. Sinclair launched STIRR, their new app that combines their local broadcast channels with some really forgettable VOD content. The New York Times ran a big story on Locast, aka... Read More

Making Your Streaming Tech Work For You

Today’s streaming gadgets are oddly demure about all the nifty stuff they can do beyond enabling your binge. Since they’re so humble, we’ll clue you in to the features you may be missing…. Don’t know what to do with your old... Read More

Teens prefer texting to face-to-face communication; a third have been cyber-bullied

We’ve seen a growing concern about the impact on teenagers of smartphone usage in general and social media in particular. A new report makes for disturbing reading in a number of respects, not least that 13-17 year olds now prefer text... Read More

Apple fixes its FaceTime bug – update to be released next week.

Apple has closed the Group FaceTime security bug that put users at risk of eavesdropping.  The company said in a statement Friday that it has fixed the vulnerability on its servers and that it will issue a software update to re-enable Group FaceTime... Read More

2019’s Top 5 Microsoft (and Tech) Predictions

It’s hard to believe that 2018 has already come and gone, but a new year is upon us. It has become something of a tradition for me to dedicate my last column of the year to making tech predictions for the upcoming year. I like to keep these... Read More

Facebook paid teens to spy on them online

Would you openly allow Facebook to spy on you in return for $20 a month or more? That’s a genuine question you’ll need to ask yourself after a detailed report published on Tuesday by TechCrunch shed light on the company’s latest data-gathering... Read More

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