Andrew Ridgway

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Apple Music is about to wall off its radio stations

Apple Music is shutting down its ad-supported radio as of January 28, pushing Beats 1 as the premier free “broadcast” for Apple. Apple sent the news out in an email to subscribers and free listeners today.<p>You’ll still be able to listen to all the Apple Music radio as an Apple Music member, but not …

Music Industry

Search suspended for Marines missing after helicopters crash off Hawaii

Officials Tuesday suspended their massive search for 12 Marines who were aboard two helicopters that crashed off Hawaii last week.<p>The around-the-clock effort failed to locate any sign of the 12 service members despite five days of searching by several agencies.<p>Officials said at a late afternoon …

Military

'Jihadi John' death: Islamic State says Mohammed Emwazi killed

<b>The Islamic State group's propaganda magazine has confirmed the British militant known as Jihadi John died in a drone strike in November.</b><p>The group published an obituary for the jihadist, whose real name was Mohammed Emwazi, in its online magazine Dabiq.<p>In November the US military said it was …

Music Memos is Apple's new, simple recording app

Alongside some fun GarageBand updates being rolled out today, Apple is also introducing a completely new app for iPhone and iPad: Music Memos. It's designed to slot in between Voice Memos, the dead-simple app you open just to save an idea <i>somewhere</i>, and GarageBand, Apple's more powerful and …

The new Samsung Galaxy J3 just hit the US market

It’s true that when the Samsung Galaxy J3 ⑥ hit the Chinese market, we raised one if not both eyebrows at its unusual name (the 6 inside a circle was literally a part of the smartphone’s handle). The budget device meant to compete with Huawei and Xiaomi handsets came in metallic-looking plastic, …

Gear & Gadgets

Report: Panasonic promises $1.6 billion toward Tesla's battery-making Gigafactory

Panasonic is doubling down on its investment both in Tesla and the electrified future of mobility.<p>According to <i>MarketWatch</i>, the Japanese electronics …

Mac’s malware protection still needs patching

We all know Apple’s are much safer than Windows PCs at keeping out the malware, right?<p>Researcher Patrick Wardle has been trying to make sure of that for months now as he pokes holes in Apple’s current protection scheme, Gatekeeper.<p>In fact, he’s gotten past Apple’s latest patch to its software …

Mac App Store

American Missionary Among At Least 23 Killed in al Qaeda-Linked Burkina Faso Attack

An American missionary was among nearly two dozen victims killed by Al Qaeda-linked militants in an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso.<p>At least 28 people were killed and 126 others were held hostage for hours by at least four militants in Ouagadougou, officials said.<p>The …

Terrorism

13 Magnificent Roles To Remember Alan Rickman's Career By

Rickman, who has died aged 69, was one of the most versatile and talented actors ever to come out of Britain.