Tag Archives: Updates

Apple confirms HomePods can leave marks on wood surfaces, updates support page with notice

Yeah, so this is a bummer. Now that the HomePod is out in the wild, reports have started trickling in from users complaining about the $ 349 smart speaker’s unfortunate side effect on wood furniture. A quick trip to Twitter shows various sorts of HomePod-sized rings left on desks and table tops. Apple has since confirmed the issue on its ...

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Facebook pushes for more personal updates with launch of new Lists feature

Facebook’s status update box is getting a new feature called Lists, which begins rolling out today. This is the first major update to the entry field since the launch of colored backgrounds just over a year ago, and also serves as a way to encourage Facebook users to share more personal content. The feature, like it sounds, lets users make ...

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Police on ‘poo watch’ over drug suspect’s 22-day toilet strike, officers tweet updates

A drugs suspect accused of swallowing his stash has spent more than three weeks in police custody as officers wait for him to go to the toilet. Officers are tweeting updates of what they describe as #PooWatch. The 24-year-old man was arrested by officers from Essex Police’s Operation Raptor West, the gangs and street crime unit, in Harlow, Essex on ...

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Twitter updates total of Russia-linked election bots to 50,000

Twitter has provided updated details on its investigation into Russian election interference on its platform in 2016. Its identification of more than 13,000 more Russian-linked bots that made election-related tweets puts the total over 50,000. In addition, about 3,800 (up 1,000 from Twitter’s data in the fall) were associated with the now-notorious Internet Research Agency. Still, Twitter denied that these ...

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Apple releases iOS and macOS updates with a mitigation for Spectre

Apple just released iOS 11.2.2 with some Safari and WebKit improvements to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability. macOS is also receiving an update. It’s a supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 and it includes the same fix. As always, you should update your devices with the latest security patches. In this case, Meltdown and Spectre are serious vulnerabilities. With Meltdown, ...

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Amazon updates Fire TV’s YouTube app to redirect users to a web browser instead

The feud between Amazon and Google continues today with the early removal of YouTube from the Fire TV – a move Google had said wouldn’t take place until January 1, 2018. But as a number of Fire TV owners have now noticed, launching the YouTube app today informs you that you can choose to watch “YouTube and millions of other ...

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Amazon updates Fire TV’s YouTube app to redirect users to a web browser instead

The feud between Amazon and Google continues today with the early removal of YouTube from the Fire TV – a move Google had said wouldn’t take place until January 1, 2018. But as a number of Fire TV owners have now noticed, launching the YouTube app today informs you that you can choose to watch “YouTube and millions of other ...

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Apple updates its Clips video app with fancy selfie backgrounds and iCloud support

Apple is releasing version 2.0 of Clips, its free application for easily editing mobile videos. When the app first launched earlier this year, it was clear that Apple wasn’t trying to replace more sophisticated editing software like FinalCut or iMovie. Instead, it’s trying to offer an easy way to stitch together video segments shot on your phone (you can shoot ...

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Essential Phone is the best deal in smartphones thanks to camera updates

The Essential Phone has come a long way since launch in one key area: Photography. When it first hit the market a few months ago, the camera had a nasty tendency to crash and was a bit slow to load and process photos. But Essential has stayed true to its promise of delivering frequent and effective Camera app updates, and ...

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Giant injury updates on Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall

The Giants appeared to get some good news on Tuesday as X-rays on wide receiver Brandon Marshall’s shoulder came back negative, according to head coach Ben McAdoo. McAdoo did not provide much more detail or information other than saying Marshall and Odell Beckham Jr. — who had an MRI after being diagnosed with a sprained ankle on Monday — were ...

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