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Peter Thiel: “Apple’s Golden Age Is Over”

Peter Thiel: "Apple's Golden Age Is Over"

Peter Thiel says Apple is past its peak. Here’s what he said in a Q&A with Maureen Dowd of The New York Times when he was asked to confirm or deny that “the age of Apple is over”: “Confirm. We know what a smartphone looks like and does. It’s not the fault of Tim Cook, but it’s not an area ... Read More »

Facebook fixes Bug That Caused Messenger to Drain Batteries

Facebook fixes Bug That Caused Messenger to Drain Batteries

If your Facebook battery usage has been especially bad recently, it has apparently been fixed server-side. Facebook this week issued a server-side fix to a bug in its Messenger app that rapidly depleted some Android users’ batteries. This, after several users complained on Twitter and Reddit that it seemed like a recent code change was impacting battery life. Read More »

Vinyl sales predicted to keep growing in 2017; says new report

Vinyl sales predicted to keep growing in 2017, says new report

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has today announced its predictions for the technology sector in 2017. According to new research by Deloitte and reported by the FT, these sales, which include new turntables and accessories, contribute 7% to the $15 billion that the global music market is expected to reel in. Paul ... Read More »

Yahoo to change name to Altaba, CEO Marissa Mayer to depart

Yahoo to change name to Altaba, CEO Marissa Mayer to Depart

Yahoo (YHOO) disclosed late Monday that it will change its name to Altaba after selling its core operations to Verizon Communications. In a regulatory filing late Monday, Yahoo announced that assuming it completes its $4.8 billion sale to Verizon, it will change its name to Altaba and half its board of directors — including CEO Marissa Mayer, co-founder David Filo, ... Read More »

Canada’s Competition Bureau closes two-year Apple investigation

Canada's Competition Bureau closes two-year Apple investigation

After two years of investigation, Canada’s competition watchdog has decided to close its probe on Apple last Friday. A 24-month probe finally ended on Friday after Canada’s Competition Bureau on Friday said it was unable to gather sufficient evidence to prove Apple had taken part in anti-competitive actions. Apple was accused of using its market force to demand carriers sell ... Read More »

Nissan Qashqai comes to America as 2017 Rogue Sport (Video)

Nissan Qashqai comes to America as 2017 Rogue Sport (Photo)

A week before the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, news broke that the Nissan Qashqai would be making its way over from Europe to the US. Now on the first day of the show the Japanese automaker has revealed this, the Rogue Sport. Yes, the name “Qashqai” has been dropped in favor of something Americans are more familiar with. Compact crossovers ... Read More »

Samsung’s Gear smartwatches now work with iOS app

Samsung's Gear smartwatches now work with iOS app

Samsung has announced that the Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2 are now compatible with iOS via new Gear S and Gear Fit apps available now available on the App Store. The Samsung Gear S app brings iPhone connectivity to the company’s Gear 2 and Gear 3 wearables, while the Gear Fit app offers similar compatibility for Gear Fit2 ... Read More »

Aliens Finally Discovered in Elite Dangerous Space Game (Video)

Aliens Finally Discovered in Elite Dangerous Space Game

After years of searching and many mysterious hints and clues, an Elite: Dangerous player finally makes contact with the elusive Thargoid alien species. Elite Dangerous is a unique kind of game, based around exploration and trading in the far reaches of space. Available on PC and Xbox One, the space simulation has captured the imagination of thousands of players thanks ... Read More »

iOS 10 Hits 76 percent adoption rate; according to Apple’s stats

iOS 10 Hits 76 percent adoption rate, according to Apple's stats

Apple has released its latest iOS adoption numbers, revealing that the version 10 of its mobile operating system now powers 76% of compatible devices. iOS installation rates have grown significantly over the holiday period, jumping up 13 percentage points between the end of November and the beginning of January. On November 27, 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 63 percent ... Read More »

Google kills Hangouts API In April

Google kills Hangouts API In April

Google quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing apps on April 25th. Google hasn’t addressed this change in a blog post, but has instead updated the Hangouts FAQ page and sent an email to developers who were using the API. The email, obtained by TechCrunch, reads as ... Read More »