• For 32 hours, a group live streamed the ‘terms and conditions’ of apps like iTunes

    For 32 hours, a group live streamed the ‘terms and conditions’ of apps like iTunes

    How many times have you accepted an app’s terms of use without so much as reading the first line?Norway’s Consumer Council believes we don’t bother with them because of their “absurd … scope, length, and complexity,” an issue it decided to highlight this week by reading aloud the user agreements of 33 popular mobile apps during a special event streamed live online.
  • Using a cell phone jammer has just cost this guy $48,000

    Using a cell phone jammer has just cost this guy $48,000

    A Florida man who used a signal jammer during commutes in an effort to stop drivers using their handsets has this week been hit with a $48,000 fine by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).Considered a threat to public safety for their potential to hamper the work of emergency response teams, the devices are illegal to own and use.
  • Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation

    Google's Paris Office Raided In Tax Investigation

    For Google, the raid may evoke a sense of deja vu: French tax authorities previously raided Google's Paris office in June 2011.The Financial Times reported that Google paid €5m in corporate tax in France in 2014, a mere 2% of its €225.
  • Living with an LG G5

    Living with an LG G5

    Over the past few weeks, I've been trying out a number of flagship Android phones, including the LG G5.If you haven't used an LG phone before, it may take a bit of getting used to, but I've found it to be convenient.
  • Hands On: ZTE Axon 7, the First Google Daydream VR Phone

    Hands On: ZTE Axon 7, the First Google Daydream VR Phone

    The Axon 7, ZTE's new premium model announced today, is a second try at raising the company's profile.The Axon 7 still feels like a big phone, but it doesn't feel like a giant boat the way the Axon Pro did.
  • All hail the flagship killer! ZTE's Axon 7 may be the best bargain phone of 2016

    All hail the flagship killer! ZTE's Axon 7 may be the best bargain phone of 2016

    Among the best high-powered phones with low prices we saw in 2015 was the ZTE Axon Pro.The Axon 7 stays true to the original with its 5.
  • The Dynamics Of The Digital Workplace

    The Dynamics Of The Digital Workplace

    As companies begin to fully embrace the digital workplace, they should focus on the employee experience the same way they would on the customer experience.Gartner describes the digital workplace as “a business strategy for promoting employee effectiveness and engagement through a more consumer-like computing environment.
  • Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?

    Google Apps Vs. Office 365: Which Suite Reigns Supreme?

    According to Okta's [email protected] 2016 report, over 40% of its customers user both Google Apps and Office 365.As businesses shift toward cloud-based applications, there appears to be room for both Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365, at least while the cloud transition remains underway.
  • This foldable phone from Oppo will get you excited for flip phones again

    This foldable phone from Oppo will get you excited for flip phones again

    Well you might want to stop judging, because a new phone from Oppo leaked online, and it could bring the flip phone back in style.This phone from Oppo has a foldable 7-inch screen.
  • Samsung Teases Rollable OLED Protoype

    Samsung Teases Rollable OLED Protoype

    The rollable OLED, displayed at the SID 2016 conference, measures 5.The battle for a rollable display is on between Samsung and LG, Korea-based companies that both have display-making divisions.
  • Going unplugged only made Marshall's Major II rock harder

    Going unplugged only made Marshall's Major II rock harder

    Following the common theme of the age, the latest from Marshall Headphones adds the convenience of Bluetooth to the company’s value-packed on-ear cans, the Marshall Major II.It’s a brilliant move for a company that already trades in Bluetooth sound on the speaker side.
  • Huawei Sues Samsung Over Patents

    Huawei Sues Samsung Over Patents

    China-based Huawei, one of the leading smartphone makers in the world, is suing Samsung.In a statement, Huawei said that it would like Samsung to license its technology for use in its devices, but declined to say how much in royalties the company is seeking.
  • Star Walk 2 (for iPad)

    Star Walk 2 (for iPad)

    99) is a reboot of the Star Walk app, which was our first Editors' Choice planetarium-style astronomy iPad app.Like the original, Star Walk 2 is visually stunning.
  • AT&T Ups Data on Prepaid GoPhone Plans

    AT&T Ups Data on Prepaid GoPhone Plans

    AT&T GoPhone users are getting more mobile data.Starting Friday, users on the $45 or $60 monthly plans will get a data boost—on top of unlimited talk and text and rollover data.
  • Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs

    Microsoft Seals Nokia's Fate, Cuts 1,850 Jobs

    Most of the job cuts will hit Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, where the company anticipates up to 1,350 jobs will be affected.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's phone division.
  • Microsoft Can't Afford to Abandon Windows Phone

    Microsoft Can't Afford to Abandon Windows Phone

    So the ads promoted the idea that Windows Phone was not bad like these other things, which people are constantly looking at and checking, as if addicted.There was no reason to even use the Windows phone, apparently.
  • Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker

    Apple May Open Up Siri, Make Echo-Like Speaker

    Similar to the Echo, Apple's home speaker will be able to turn on music playlists, set timers and alarms, and read back the news.A source with direct knowledge of Apple's plans told the publication the device will also be able to interact with Apple's Homekit platform, allowing it to turn appliances on or off via voice commands.
  • VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber

    VW Invests $300 Million In Gett, Toyota Partners With Uber

    Major automotive companies are lining up to invest in popular ride-sharing services, as Toyota announces a partnership with Uber, and Volkswagen invests in the popular European ridesharing startup Gett.Meanwhile, Toyota and Uber announced they have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore collaboration, starting with trials in countries where ride-sharing is expanding.
  • Windows Phone Woes Prompt Microsoft Layoffs

    Windows Phone Woes Prompt Microsoft Layoffs

    Some 1,350 of those layoffs will affect those working at the old Nokia business in Finland with another 500 happening globally, Microsoft said.The news isn't a huge surprise; Microsoft just last week sold off its feature phone business.
  • How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure

    How TD Bank Is Transforming Its Data Infrastructure

    This system leverages TD Bank's data to deliver insights on-demand.His effort is to create data-as-a-service, available to his internal users, such as the marketing organization within TD Bank.