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What you need to know before downloading iOS 11

If you preordered a new iPhone 8, you’ve still got a few more days to go. If you want an iPhone X, you’ll have to wait even longer till its home …

iOS

Apple starts rolling out 4K content to iTunes, upgrading prior purchases free of charge

Apple this evening has started rolling out 4K movies to the iTunes Store. While the Apple TV 4K is only going up for preorder tonight and won’t actually be released until next week, Apple is seemingly prepping the iTunes Store for the debut….<p>The Apple TV 4K supports Dolby Vision and HDR, so you’ll …

Smart TV

Here are the devices that will (and won’t) be updated to iOS 11 on September 19

Apple officially announced this afternoon that it will release iOS 11 to the general public on September 19th – bringing new features to supported hardware like a new Control Center, a redesigned App Store, and more. As always, however, some devices won’t receive the update as Apple works to …

iOS

GDPR is coming, and many U.S. ad tech firms aren't ready - Digiday

In the lead-up to Dmexco in Cologne, Germany, which brings together the world’s ad tech decision-makers, the elephant in the room is the …

AdTech

US judge dismisses email invention claim

<b>A US judge has dismissed a libel case that revolved around one man's claim to have invented email in 1978.</b><p>Shiva Ayyadurai sued news website Tech Dirt earlier this year after it published several articles denying his claim.<p>The judge overseeing the case said email was impossible to define precisely, …

Email

Microsoft says it will pay legal fees to fight Dreamer employee deportation

Microsoft will cover legal fees for employees who face deportation after the end of the Dreamers immigration program, the company says. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, made the promise in a statement condemning Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood …

Immigration

WhatsApp announces free Business app, will charge big enterprises

WhatsApp is gearing up to finally monetize its messaging app by charging large enterprise businesses for tools to better communicate with customers. WhatsApp will also offer a free app to small-to-medium sized businesses, though it hasn’t outlined the specific functionality of the app. The …

Facebook

An Update to the WordPress Plugin for Instant Articles

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>Facebook for …

Inside the black market where people pay thousands of dollars for Instagram verification

"I mean if <i>Mashable</i> wants to pay for it, I can get you a blue check over night," reads a recent Twitter direct message.<p>This is a guy who knows a guy, a middleman in the black market for Instagram verification, where anyone from a seasoned publicist to a 22-year-old digital marketer will offer to …

Black Market

Billionaire Brothers Want to Build a Cheaper Rival to Slack

A teenage entrepreneur who became a millionaire by 20 before sharing a billion-dollar fortune at 36, Bhavin Turakhia isn’t afraid to think big. Now …

Startups

A Guide to the Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts

Different social networks require different image sizes.<p><i>This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest ideal image sizes for the various social media platforms, as of August 2017.</i><p>You've got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know …

Social Media Marketing

This 7,541-Piece Millennium Falcon Is the Largest, Most Desirable Lego Set Ever Created

In July of 2007, Lego released the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon set which, at 5,195 pieces, was the largest set the toymaker had ever …

Lego

WhatsApp tests out verified business accounts | ZDNet

The Facebook-owned messaging platform has a pilot program in the works that could facilitate its efforts to better connect users with …

Facebook

Report: Palm is making a comeback next year

I fondly remember Palm’s handheld devices as being the ultimate in personal technology, back when I first saw them grace my father’s desk in the 90s. It was one of the first gadgets I’d seen that featured a touchscreen with handwriting support, a boatload of apps and enough memory to help digitize …

Mobile Technology

Registering a IE Domain Could be About to Get Much Easier

By onAugust 28, 2017 in cctlds, Domains, iedr, policy<p>It's only fair to share...<p>Wouldn’t it be great if you could register a .ie domain name as …

SEO

This is how much value America’s grocers lost in a single day because of Amazon

It hit just before 2pm US eastern time on an otherwise calm Thursday (Aug. 24) afternoon. Amazon announced plans to roll out lower prices at Whole Foods Market locations, and it sent the supermarket chains into a tailspin. This is what losing close to $12 billion in market capitalization looked …

Whole Foods

UK considers internet ombudsman to deal with abuse complaints

Other measures being explored include levy on social media companies to help meet costs of online policing<p>Ministers in the UK are considering creating an internet ombudsman to deal with complaints about hate crimes and are pressing ahead with proposals for a levy on social media companies to help …

Censorship

Court orders Telstra and other internet service providers to block piracy sites

Telstra, Optus, TPG and Vocus given 15 days to take ‘reasonable steps’ to disable access to 42 websites that breach copyright laws, such as Pirate Bay<p>Film distributor Village Roadshow has won a legal battle to force internet service providers, including Telstra, to block sites used to illegally …

Internet

Sonos lays out terms for voice control ahead of Alexa skill

Almost exactly one year ago, Sonos announced that its popular line of high-end, connected speakers would be getting Alexa-powered voice controls in 2017. Now, it appears that the time has just about come.<p>The giveaway is an upcoming update to the Sonos privacy statement, the details of which are …

Amazon

Daily Stormer offline again as Cloudflare pulls support

The Daily Stormer is offline again Wednesday after internet security provider Cloudflare dropped support for the neo-Nazi website.<p>The site, which has been called the "top hate site in America," vanished from the web Monday after GoDaddy and then Google pulled its domain following an offensive story …

Daily Stormer

Racist Daily Stormer moves to Russian domain after losing .com address [Updated] | Ars Technica

The site was barely offline for 24 hours.<p><b>Update (8/16):</b> By around 4pm Eastern time, the site had gone down again after CloudFlare dropped support. …

Racism

Cloudflare CEO on Terminating Service to Neo-Nazi Site: 'The Daily Stormer Are Assholes'

Internet companies typically take a hands-off approach to offensive content on their networks, erring on the side of maintaining an open internet. …

Racism

Ikea's Smart Home Dares to Make Sense

The "smart home" has not yet distinguished itself. Sure, you might dim your lights with an app; you might even talk to your large appliances. But …

Automation

'We're under pressure after being valued at €200m. You hardly sleep at night'

CONAL HENRY IS the head of the biggest Irish broadband company you’ve never heard of, but he wants that to change.<p>Last week a state-backed fund took …

Microsoft releases new Windows Server preview with Windows Subsystem for Linux

Microsoft today released a new Windows Server preview for PCs with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) built in. This build also includes the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) packages, which allow Windows 10 client builds greater than 16250 to remotely manage and administer Insider builds of …

Microsoft

'Hate speech' tweets painted at Twitter HQ in protest

<b>A German satirist who claims Twitter is failing to delete hate speech has captured the firm's attention offline - by stencilling the offending messages outside its Hamburg office.</b><p>Shahak Shapira, who is Jewish, said he had reported 300 incidents of hate speech in six months, but Twitter had …

Censorship

WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins could face 40 years in US prison

The young computer expert who stopped the WannaCry global cyber attack could face decades in a US prison following accusations that he helped create and sell a malicious software that targeted bank accounts.<p>Marcus Hutchins, who saved the NHS from cyber criminals, could face a maximum sentence of 40 …

Security

Hacker who helped stop global cyberattack arrested in US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday.<p>News of Hutchins' detention came as a …

Security

Slayer of WCry worm charged with creating unrelated banking malware | Ars Technica

Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero. Federal prosecutors say he was a criminal.<p>Marcus Hutchins, the 23-year-old security professional who …

Information Security