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Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Lenovo shipped laptops with an “anti-theft” rootkit that reinstalled unwanted software, has issued manual, optional patch to remove the functionality   —  Lenovo used a hidden Windows feature to ensure its software could not be deleted  —  A recently uncovered feature …
Aug 12, 2015, 11:48 AMIn context
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Plex for iOS gets total redesign, better sync and Rotten Tomatoes integration   —  It's been a long time since Plex updated its iOS app, but today it's announced a major overhaul that brings a number of new features and makes the app available for free.  —  The first thing you'll notice is the revamp of how the app actually works.
Aug 10, 2015, 1:10 PMIn context
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Sony launches Xperia M5 and C5 Ultra Android smartphones, with focus on perfect selfies   —  Sony has announced two new Android smartphones - the selfie-obesessed Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra - that will go on sale around the world in mid-August.  —  The better-equipped of the two devices …
Aug 3, 2015, 7:05 AMIn context
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Kim Dotcom no longer involved with Mega, plans to create open-source, non-profit competitor   —  Kim Dotcom: 'I don't think your data is safe on Mega anymore'  —  In a Q&A session with Slashdot users this week, Kim Dotcom, the infamous former millionaire at the center of a US court case against Megaupload …
Aug 1, 2015, 1:05 AMIn context
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Now any mobile network can sign up to Facebook's Internet.org   —  A year after Internet.org launched for the first time in Zambia, Facebook has announced that the service is scaling up.  —  Internet.org provides free internet access to basic websites in developing countries.
Jul 27, 2015, 4:40 PMIn context
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Apple needs to untie apps like Apple Music from iOS updates so it can iterate and fix bugs through the App Store as patches become available   —  Apple desperately needs to split official apps from iOS updates  —  Apple Music, which was released just a few weeks ago, landed to much fanfare from tech journalists.
Jul 23, 2015, 11:30 AMIn context
Nate Swanner / The Next Web:
New York Times will offer free articles on the Starbucks app starting next year   —  Starting next year, the Starbucks app will have reading material from The New York Times.  —  The feature will be made available to My Starbucks Rewards members, and may even reward them for reading NYT articles in-app.
Jul 22, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Google kills Streamus, a third party Chrome extension with 300K users that queued YouTube songs to play in background   —  How YouTube killed an extension with 300,000 users  —  Streamus, the Chrome extension that turns YouTube into a serious music service, has been neutered by Google …
Jul 21, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Microsoft's Cortana assistant for Android leaks early, Hyperlapse video app opens to all   —  Back in March, we reported that Cortana, Microsoft's Google Now and Siri competitor, would be coming to Android and iOS.  While it's not officially available, a beta version of the voice assistant appears …
Jul 17, 2015, 5:25 PMIn context
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
App Annie: iOS lags Google Play in app downloads but still generated 70% more revenue on strength in China   —  App Annie report: Google Play's downloads top the App Store as Apple retains revenue lead  —  While the Google Play store crushed Apple's App Store in worldwide downloads …
Jul 16, 2015, 7:05 AMIn context

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