Apple's App store infected in China

September 21, 2015 2:35 am0 comments
Apple's App store infected in China

Apple’s App Store infected with malware in China 21 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Affected applications include Tencent’s hugely popular WeChat app, a music downloading app and a car hailing app Apple has said it is taking steps to remove malicious code added […]

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Popular ad-blocker withdrawn

September 20, 2015 2:58 am1 comment
Popular ad-blocker withdrawn

The man behind one of the most popular ad-blocking apps has withdrawn his product from the app store, saying “achieving this much success doesn’t feel good.” Marco Arment, the co-founder of Tumblr, released Peace, an ad-blocker that worked on iOS9, the latest iPhone operating system, shortly after Apple enabled mobile […]

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VIDEO: Rose wins AI chatbot competition

September 19, 2015 3:12 pm1 comment
VIDEO: Rose wins AI chatbot competition

Media playback is unsupported on your device Chatbot Rose wins 2015’s Loebner artificial intelligence prize 19 September 2015 Last updated at 17:29 BST A chatbot named Rose has beaten three rivals in an artificial intelligence competition. Judges – including the BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones – held conversations with the bots and […]

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Cheating virus hits poker players

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Cheating virus hits poker players

Poker players targeted by card-watching malware 18 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright AP Image caption The malware spies on the cards being dealt to online poker players Online poker players are being targeted by a computer virus that spies on their virtual cards. The software shares the […]

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BBC plans Netflix-style US service

September 18, 2015 3:47 pm0 comments
BBC plans Netflix-style US service

BBC planning Netflix-style service for US 18 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright PA The BBC is planning to launch a subscription-based video streaming service in the United States. BBC director general Tony Hall said he wanted to “try out businesses that go direct to the public” to […]

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Apple wins appeal over phone patents

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Apple wins appeal over phone patents

Apple wins appeal over smartphone patents 18 September 2015 From the section Technology Image copyright Reuters Image caption Samsung and Apple have faced each other in court many times Samsung could be forced to stop selling some phones after Apple won an appeal in a US court. The decision comes […]

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Delays to rollout of BBC Micro Bit

September 17, 2015 4:11 pm0 comments
Delays to rollout of BBC Micro Bit

BBC says Micro Bit rollout will be delayed By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 17 September 2015 From the section Technology Image caption The Micro Bit no longer contains a slot for a watch battery, which was featured in a prototype The BBC’s Micro Bit computer, due to be given to […]

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Big banks consider basic Bitcoin tech

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Big banks consider basic Bitcoin tech

Does Blockchain technology work? The basic technology underpinning the Bitcoin virtual […]

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First 8K TV screen to go on sale

September 16, 2015 4:43 pm0 comments
First 8K TV screen to go on sale

First 8K TV screen to be put on sale by Sharp in October By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor 16 September 2015 From the section Technology Image caption The high resolution of 8K screens means you can stand very close to them without seeing the individual pixels Sharp has announced […]

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Lock screen flaw found in Android

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Lock screen flaw found in Android

Lock screen flaw found in Android 16 September 2015 From the section Technology A security flaw in Android that lets people bypass the lock screen on a mobile device has been discovered by researchers at the University of Texas. They found that trying to unlock the phone or tablet with […]

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