Category: Technology (page 1 of 15)

[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

Tips for sharing online

First, read the website’s privacy policy: Privacy policies—which are commonly outlined in a website’s privacy statement—should clearly explain what data the website gathers about you, how it is used, shared, and secured, and how you... Read More

Are you chatting with a bot online?

In 2019 much of the news we consume comes from online sources. But an analysis of online traffic shows that 66% of tweeted links come from bots and over 190 million bots exist on the three main social media platforms– Facebook, Twitter, and... Read More

Ways to turn off FaceTime on your Apple devices

Want to listen in on your friend’s conversations? Thanks to a bug in Apple’s FaceTime service, all you need to do is call them via FaceTime on their iPhone or Mac. You can then use their phone’s microphone to hear what’s going on, even if they... Read More

Apple disables the group FaceTime feature after reports privacy concern

Apple has made the group chat function in FaceTime unavailable after users said there was a bug that could allow callers to activate another user’s microphone remotely. The bug was demonstrated through videos onlineand reported on this week by... Read More

How To Launch A Podcast: An Intro For Radio

A majority of radio listeners surveyed by Jacobs Media for its TechSurvey 2018 said they listen to podcasts—including 11% who said they listen daily and 12% who listen at least once a week. It means nearly a quarter of radio’s listeners are... Read More

Facebook is planning to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger

Facebook plans to make it possible for WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram users to send messages to one another without switching apps. The three standalone apps will remain separate, but they’ll be brought together under a single messaging... Read More

Who’s streaming Super Bowl LIII?

A new report suggests 21% of US Super Bowl LIII viewers will watch the game between the New England Patriots and LA Rams on February 3rd via streaming. That’s a 160% increase from the 8.1% who did so for last year’s game, according to the... Read More

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