• iPhone Dec 25, 2019

    Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your New iPhone

    If you got a new iPhone for the holidays, you’ve probably already gone through some of the initial setup and configured things like Face ID. But, there’s a whole lot more you can do with your new iPhone, thanks to the latest iOS 13 update that rolled out in September. You can do a lot more than just install...

  • social media Dec 25, 2019

    How Social Media Has Changed in the Past Decade, According to Its Influencers

    Flashback to 2010: Vine had yet to be released and was subsequently shuttered, the 4.5-by-2.3 inch iPhone 4 fit neatly in the palm of a hand, and internet celebrity Jake Paul was 12 years old. A decade can revolutionize culture, and the 2010s changed the internet in ways that seemed unimaginable at the time, NBC News reports. As 2019 comes to a close, NBC News...

  • Nov 24, 2019

    Secret Documents Reveal How China Mass Detention Camps Work

    The watch towers, double-locked doors and video surveillance in the Chinese camps are there “to prevent escapes.” Uighurs and other minorities held inside are scored on how well they speak the dominant Mandarin language and follow strict rules on everything down to bathing and using the toilet, scores that determine if they can leave. “Manner education” is mandatory, but “vocational...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    California Nanny Gets 30 Years for Producing Child Porn With Kids in His Care

    A former California nanny was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for making child pornography videos with the children in his care, authorities said. Travis Elconin of Burbank produced pornographic videos with at least five children, most of whom were 8 and 9 years old, between August 2016 and November 2018, said the U.S. Attorney of the Central District...

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Apple Nixes Vape-Related Apps for iPhone Users

    In an effort to cease the promotion of vape culture with related deaths on the rise, Apple has announced that it will no long offer vape-related apps for iPhones.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Health Dangers Emerge at Growing Migrant Camp on US Border

    A smoke-filled stench fills a refugee camp just a short walk from the U.S.-Mexico border, rising from ever-burning fires and piles of human waste. Parents and children live in a sea of tents and tarps, some patched together with garbage bags. Others sleep outside in temperatures that recently dropped to freezing. Justina, an asylum seeker who fled political persecution in...

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Motorola Just Brought Back the Famous Razr With a Display That Folds in Half, But it Costs $1,500

    Lenovo’s Motorola on Wednesday announced a new version of the iconic Razr flip phone. It has a full touch screen display inside — no keypad — but still folds in half like the clamshell design of phones from the 1990s and early 2000s. I like the throwback design. It will succeed the Samsung Galaxy Fold as the second foldable phone...

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Disney Plus Suffers Technical Errors on Launch Day as Company Joins Streaming Fray

    Disney’s brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success. The $7-a-month service offering an array of Disney classics and new shows suffered some technical difficulties hours after launching at 3 a.m. E.T. on Tuesday. Users began reporting issues with the service on Twitter early Tuesday morning.

  • Nov 11, 2019

    Alibaba Breaks Singles Day Record With Over $38 Billion in Sales and Climbing

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba set a sales record on Singles Day, the world’s largest 24-hour shopping event. Gross merchandise value (GMV), a figure that shows sales across Alibaba’s various shopping platforms, surpassed last year’s 213.5 billion yuan record (nearly $30.5 billion) on Monday afternoon local time, and kept rising through the rest of the day.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Apple TV Plus Joins Streaming Wars With Oprah… but No Library

    As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with “Game of Thrones” and DC superheroes! — Apple TV Plus could be cast as the highly pedigreed and improbable underdog.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Apple TV Plus Joins Streaming Wars With Oprah… but No Library

    As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point — Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with “Game of Thrones” and DC superheroes! — Apple TV Plus could be cast as the highly pedigreed and improbable underdog.

  • Oct 31, 2019

    Apple Is Laying the Groundwork for an iPhone Subscription

    Apple investors have speculated for years about the possibility that Apple could sell hardware, like the iPhone, on a subscription basis. It’s been a hot topic of conversation among analysts because investors tend to value the predictability of recurring revenue.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Apple Resumes Human Reviews of Siri Audio With iPhone Update

    Apple is resuming the use of humans to review Siri commands and dictation with the latest iPhone software update. In August, Apple suspended the practice and apologized for the way it used people, rather than just machines, to review the audio. While common in the tech industry, the practice undermined Apple’s attempts to position itself as a trusted steward of...

  • Oct 25, 2019

    In Apple TV’s ‘Morning Show,’ Women Rebel, Men Misbehave

    “The Morning Show” started life as a behind-the-scenes peek at a slice of network TV as familiar and routine as a wake-up cup of coffee. Then shocking revelations of sexual misconduct engulfed NBC’s “Today” and beyond, and the story changed. The 10-part drama series, part of the first wave of shows launching the Apple TV Plus streaming service Nov. 1,...

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Facebook Launches a News Section – And Will Pay Publishers

    Over the course of its 15 year history, Facebook has variously ignored news organizations while eating their advertising revenue, courted them for video projects it subsequently abandoned, and then largely cut their stories out of its newsfeeds . Now it plans to pay them for news headlines — reportedly millions of dollars in some cases. Enter the “News Tab,” a...

  • Oct 20, 2019

    Former Florida Sex Workers See Value in Trafficking Education

    This month, Florida became the first state in the nation requiring sex-trafficking education as part of every student’s curriculum.

  • Oct 11, 2019

    New York State Judge Arrested for Alleged Obstruction of Justice

    A New York state judge has been arrested on obstruction of justice and conspiracy charges in connection with a multi-million dollar fraud scheme at the Municipal Credit Union, law enforcement officials said.

  • Oct 8, 2019

    Doctors Turn to Thumbs for Diagnosis and Treatment by Text

    Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her dining room.

  • Oct 3, 2019

    US Authorities Seek Access to Facebook Encrypted Messaging

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages sent by ordinary users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement. Facebook’s WhatsApp already uses so-called end-to-end encryption, which locks up messages so that even Facebook can’t read their contents. Facebook plans to extend that...

  • Oct 2, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Woman Scares Cougar With Metallica Song

    Seth Meyers steps away from bleak and depressing news to share a news story about a Canadian woman scaring off a wild cougar by playing Metallica on her iPhone.

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