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SHANGHAI: Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog which called on tech giant Apple to address the complaints. Fresh on the heels of Samsung’s worldwide Galaxy Note 7 safety fiasco, the state-run Shanghai Consu...
Extra, Extra, read all about it with these great Android apps. Keeping informed on the go is one of the many things that our smartphones are incredible tools for. During the everyday hustle and bustle it's easy to ignore the world around you, but the news is everywhere. Including on your phone. Andr...
APPLE EMERGED AS a guardian of user privacy this year after fighting FBI demands to help crack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook’s iPhone. The company has gone to great lengths to secure customer data in recent years, by implementing better encryption for all phones and...
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It’s been half a decade since the co-founder of Avaaz, Eli Pariser, first coined the phrase “filter bubble,” but his prophetic TED Talk — and his concerns and warnings — are even more applicable now than they were then. In an era of fake news, curated content, personalized experi...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just offered up a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously cool tech that his company is developing for its various platforms. The social network’s founder took to Facebook Live to play around with some of the prototypes and updates built by the firm’s...
The rumor mill surrounding the Galaxy S8 is in full production mode at the moment, with anonymous sources from all corners of the web revealing potential features and design elements long before Samsung is ready to reveal the phone in earnest. The latest comes from Fone Arena, which report...
Social media is becoming an increasingly viable hiring tool for major companies. LinkedIn may be the most obvious digital platform for job seekers, but Twitter is beginning to make a name for itself as a recruitment resource as well. Earlier this year, Twitter and ...
Innovation is necessary in the fight toward social progress. Socially conscious inventions have a crucial impact on the world at large, but they often make the biggest difference for vulnerable communities.   For people facing inequality around the globe — like those living in pove...
On paper, Skype is now a tempting choice for a company, as well as being the go-to tool for catching up with tech-fearing relatives. While some businesses may be using the familiar consumer version(which is also available as a web service), the app also comes in another flavor: Skype for B...
When I started in TV journalism three decades ago, pictures were still gathered on film. By the time I left the BBC in 2015, smartphones were being used to beam pictures live to the audience. Following the digital revolution and the rise of online giants such as Facebook and Google, we have witnesse...
When it comes to making a foray into social media, the first question novices should ask themselves is, “What do I want to achieve?” That’s the advice of British sociologist Mark Carrigan, who wrote the book Social Media for Academics. He writes that social media tools can enhance any aca...
The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It is also true that students use different mobile applications not only for entertainment, but for studying as well. Both Apple and Android provide dozens of programs and apps for co...
With dozens of different handsets battling for our attention, there is more choice when it comes to buying a new smartphone than ever. Here is the Telegraph's pick of the best handsets, from the budget to the high end of the market. 8. OnePlus 3 Screen: 5.5 inchesCamera: 16MPBattery (...
The winners of the 9th annual iphone photography awards have been announced, chosen from thousands of entries from 139 countries around the world. Here’s a selection of the top entries, and the full list can be seen at IPPA Awards Grand prize winner and photographer of the year went to Siyuan Niu ...
Your next big tweet may be just a tweet away. For the job seeker and the employer, Twitter has turned into the next frontier for connecting both. The social media site is changing the way people find jobs. Finding a job can be a full-time job in itself: circling ads, hitting job fairs, printing, and...
Researchers list the most and least secure online retailers, warn about vulnerabilities in WordPress e-commerce plugins and warn that crooks are cashing in on top store brands and "Black Friday" to scam consumers. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday nearly upon us, here are three different reports ab...
$250 gift cards being bundled with Android smartphones, up to $100 being knocked off Android tablets by big retailers for Black Friday 2016 It’s a lot easier to find Black Friday 2016 deals for Android smartphones and tablets than it is for competing Apple products, so if you’re a fan of Google...
Both the 12.9-inch and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro are due for an upgrade, and their absence in Apple’s recent iPhone and MacBook Pro events appear to signify that the powerful tablets would have a dedicated release just for themselves. With numerous rumors emerging about the iPad Pro 2’s specs and re...
With such easy access through technology and social media, why wouldn’t you use it to your advantage to help build and improve your personal brand? According to National Association of Realtors (NAR), 69 percent of home shoppers who take action on a real estate-branded Web site begin their researc...
Ever since Google’s Gary Illyes dropped his mobile first index announcement at Pubcon, there’s been lots of theorizing, conjecture, rampant speculation, panic, and confusion about what exactly that means. Will desktop users get mobile sites? Will sites without the mobile friendly designation suf...
Keeping Facebook safe and keeping Facebook secure are two different tasks, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos said at recent conference. Security, he explained to the crowd, is building walls of defense to keep threats out. But “safety is bigger than that.” Stamos explained that the...
In the fight against encryption, Apple has positioned itself as a staunch defender of its user privacy by refusing the federal officials to provide encryption backdoors into its products, as well as implementing better encryption for its products. However, a new report from a securit...
Russian digital forensics firm Elcomsoft recently discovered that Apple’s mobile devices with enabled iCloud feature automatically transmit their users’ call logs to the company servers without any notification. According to Elocomsoft the relayed information contains a list of calls m...
In a world where everything which your computer can do, can be done on your smartphone, hacking cannot be left behind. The world is full of smartphones these days. Most people rely on their smartphones and other portable devices to carry out their day to day activities. It won’t be an exaggeration...
Android has had some exciting new additions to its device line-up this year. From Google's new Pixel phones to Kodak's first move into the smartphone market, Android is continuing its dominance as a leading OS. Android does, however, seem to have a security problem – ...
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