SECURITY

Consumer Reports now says the new MacBook Pro’s battery life is awesome

Consumer Reports now says the new MacBook Pro’s battery life is awesome

After Apple released a fix for the battery issue that caused Consumer Reports‘ MacBook battery tests to go crazy, the organization now recommends Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pros — just like all MacBooks that came before them. The issue originally caused CR not to recommend Apple’s new MacBook Pros after it tested them in December. Known


Google’s biggest Android problem is also ruining emoji

Google’s biggest Android problem is also ruining emoji

Want to use that new selfie emoji? How about the facepalm or avocado? If you’re on Android, or texting someone who is, there’s a good chance those new characters aren’t working. That’s because Google, like Apple, ties emoji updates to its new software releases: update to the latest version of Android, get the newest emoji.

Does WhatsApp have a backdoor in its encryption?

Does WhatsApp have a backdoor in its encryption?

Neither WhatsApp nor The Guardian are having a good day. The UK-based newspaper published a scathing exclusive report early Friday morning, purporting to reveal disturbing news about the encryption used by WhatsApp’s, the Facebook-owned messaging service. Almost as soon as the article went live, however, security experts took to the internet to publicly question the


iPhone apps should be sold outside App Store, lawsuit argues

iPhone apps should be sold outside App Store, lawsuit argues

Is Apple’s App Store a mall or the equivalent of a sole proprietor shop selling unique wares? That question appears to be at the heart of a now revived lawsuit against Apple, Pepper et al v. Apple Inc. In it, a group of plaintiffs claim that Apple’s insistence on selling all iPhone apps through the


7 can’t-miss apps: Duobook, Forest, AlarmMon and more

7 can’t-miss apps: Duobook, Forest, AlarmMon and more

With the tech world recovering from a CES hangover, you may have missed some of this week’s best apps. Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app that allows you to switch seamlessly between ebooks and audio books, two apps that help you

Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, will be arriving very soon. The pressure is on for the Korean electronics giant to deliver a flagship phone that not only improves on the specs of last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, but also kicks the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’ butt. Adding more features has


Reliance Jio’s new app rivals Apple’s HealthKit

Reliance Jio’s new app rivals Apple’s HealthKit

India’s Reliance Jio telecom operator is offering a bouquet of apps at no charge to its subscribers, hoping to lure them away from Netflix, Apple Music and a range of other services. The company has quietly released another app, this time going after Apple’s HomeKit, and Google’s Health services. A health and fitness centric app

India wants more details from WhatsApp on its data sharing policy

India wants more details from WhatsApp on its data sharing policy

WhatsApp won’t be able to get away with its privacy policy changes so easily in India. India’s Supreme Court today sent a notice to the central government, telecom regulator TRAI, as well as Facebook and WhatsApp to address a petition that raises issues with WhatsApp’s move to share some user data with its parent company