Rela (热拉), a popular dating app for gay and queer women, has exposed millions of user profiles and private data because a server wasn’t protected with a password. Rela disappeared from app stores in May 2017 after it was reportedly shut down by Chinese regulators, though the government never confirmed it took action. But the […]View More Rela, a Chinese lesbian dating app, exposed 5 million user profiles
Podcasters can now breathe easy.
Apple is walking back an emailed statement to podcasters on Wednesday that seemed to suggest shows would be rejected or removed from Apple Podcasts if the episode numbers were included in episode titles.
The Cupertino, CA-based company rushed to send a clarification email on Thursday making clear that shows were not going to be removed if they historically included episode numbers in their titles.
The confusion began earlier this week when Apple sent out an email with a list of best practices for podcast metadata — information connected to each show detailing titles, authors, and episode descriptions. The company recommended avoiding using placeholder text such as “[Title goes here]” and spamming keywords for blatant SEO purposes in podcast descriptions. Read more…View More Apple walks back statement after freaking out podcasters
Apple is telling app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of analytics code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps — or face removal from the app store, TechCrunch can confirm. In an email, an Apple spokesperson said: “Protecting user privacy is paramount in the Apple ecosystem. Our […]View More Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code
Many major companies, like Air Canada, Hollister and Expedia, are recording every tap and swipe you make on their iPhone apps. In most cases you won’t even realize it. And they don’t need to ask for permission. You can assume that most apps are collecting data on you. Some even monetize your data without your knowledge. […]View More Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking
Apple is all over CES 2019.
True, the California-based tech giant doesn’t have an official presence here, apart from a single, pointed billboard. Apple still ditches the show, even if the convention fawns all over its products in the form of innumera…
As the 2019 edition of CES is about to kickoff, Samsung and Apple have teamed up for a huge announcement that will bring iTunes Movies and TV Shows, as well as AirPlay, to select smart television models.
According to a Samsung announcement, sup…
Ahead of Apple’s plans to introduce its own streaming service this year, the company has partnered with Samsung to allow iTunes content to be accessible on Samsung Smart TVs. Samsung announced this morning that it will offer access to iTunes Movies and TV shows through a new “iTunes Movies and TV” app on its Smart […]View More Apple is bring iTunes content to Samsung’s Smart TVs
Bad news from Apple and signs of slowing international and domestic growth sent stocks tumbling in Thursday trading on all of the major markets. Investors erased some $75 billion in value from Apple alone… an amount known technically as a shit ton of money. But stocks were down broadly based on Apple’s news, with the Nasdaq […]View More Apple losses trigger a plunge in US markets
We’ve heard all the fuss about Cursed Child, but before the Tony Award-winning play even built an audience, Puffs was growing a loyal following with the sweet story of Harry Potter’s years at Hogwarts, all told from the perspective of oft-forgotten Hufflepuff students.
After making it to Broadway and running successfully for more than two years, Puffs is now available for digital purchase so you can experience those eventful years for yourself.
Written by Matt Cox and directed by Kristin McCarthy Parker, Puffs is less Cursed Child and more A Very Potter Musical, as far as the Potter theater genre is concerned. It’s a tight one hour 45 minutes (no songs) packed with jokes that poke fun at Potter canon while appreciating the effect of Harry’s adventures on his fellow students — and it gives the Hufflepuff house the credit they always deserve, but rarely get. Read more…View More Harry Potter play ‘Puffs’ now available for purchase
Metacert, founded by Paul Walsh, originally began as a way to watch chat rooms for fake Ethereum scams. Walsh, who was an early experimenter in cryptocurrencies, grew frustrated when he saw hackers dumping fake links into chat rooms, resulting in users regularly losing cash to scammers. Now Walsh has expanded his software to email. A […]View More Metacert’ Cryptonite can catch phishing links in your email
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Apple’s new and improved iBooks app, now called Apple Books, has popped up on iPhones across the world today with the release of iOS 12, the software update available to download as of this morning. The new app has five tabs: Reading Now, Library, Book Store, Search and, for the first time, a dedicated Audiobooks tab. […]View More Apple’s iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here