iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

iPhone users fooled by fake ransomware

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset’s browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and could not be removed. However the ransomware was fake – and clearing […]

Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm’s most important phone yet?

Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm’s most important phone yet?

Image copyright AFP The Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely be the South Korean firm’s biggest test yet: a phone that has to live up to the highest expectations and also the toughest scrutiny. Even in normal circumstances, the stakes are high when a phone maker unveils its latest flagship handset. But the past few months […]

Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails

Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Flybe did not obtain people’s consent before sending the marketing emails. The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them. The emails, sent in August 2016, advised people to amend out-of-date personal information and […]

Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm’s most important phone yet?

Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm’s most important phone yet?

Image copyright AFP The Samsung Galaxy S8 will likely be the South Korean firm’s biggest test yet: a phone that has to live up to the highest expectations and also the toughest scrutiny. Even in normal circumstances, the stakes are high when a phone maker unveils its latest flagship handset. But the past few months […]

Uber set to pull out of Denmark

Uber set to pull out of Denmark

Image copyright Getty Images Cab hire firm Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. According to Uber, […]

Exposed files on Microsoft’s document-sharing site

Exposed files on Microsoft’s document-sharing site

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft’s document-sharing site was not intended to share information quite so publicly Confidential documents, passwords and health data have been inadvertently shared by firms using Microsoft’s Office 365 service, say researchers. The sensitive information was found via a publicly available search engine that is part of Office 365. Security researchers […]

China’s Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

China’s Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese tech giant Tencent has spent $1.78bn (£1.4bn) on buying a 5% stake in electric carmaker Tesla. Tencent, best known for its WeChat mobile app, has been investing in a number of sectors, including gaming, entertainment, cloud computing and online financing. Tesla said the stake was passive, meaning Tencent would not […]

Uber to pull out of Denmark

Uber to pull out of Denmark

Image copyright Getty Images Cab hire firm Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. Local taxi driver unions and politicians have complained that Uber poses unfair competition by not meeting legal standards required for established taxi firms. According to Uber, […]

Exposed files on Microsoft’s document-sharing site

Exposed files on Microsoft’s document-sharing site

Image copyright Microsoft Image caption Microsoft’s document-sharing site was not intended to share information quite so publicly Confidential documents, passwords and health data have been inadvertently shared by firms using Microsoft’s Office 365 service, say researchers. The sensitive information was found via a publicly available search engine that is part of Office 365. Security researchers […]

Google Home to be launched in UK in April

Google Home to be launched in UK in April

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Home taps into services such as Search, Maps and Translate Google Home, the search giant’s smart assistant that rivals Amazon’s Alexa, will be launched in the UK in April. Google said it had “hidden a few British treats” in the device. The speaker and assistant, which launched in the […]