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Apple releases a cleaning guide for your Apple Card, because what else did you expect?

Apple’s highly-anticipated foray into banking has launched in the States, and with it, a set of guidelines about cleaning and maintaining your Apple Card.

Civil War? Spider-Man will exit the MCU because Sony and Disney had a fight

It looks like Spider-Man won’t make it into another instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) anytime soon. And we're bummed.

Four reasons Huawei’s new Harmony OS won’t solve its problems

Under pressure to come up with a solution, Huawei announced a new, lean operating system, Harmony OS, to the world on August 9. Similar to Android, Huawei’s new operating system can easily work across multiple device types, from TVs to smartphones.

The US will allow Huawei more play-time, but only another 90 days

Is it just us, or does this spat between the US government and Huawei feel like two kindergarteners fighting in the sandbox?

What’s up with mobile networks in South Africa — we look at the SA Mobile Network Report

The state of mobile networks in South Africa is an... interesting one. With many customers losing trust in most of them over recent years.

A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

Unlike a nuclear weapon, which would vaporize people within 100 feet and kill almost everyone within a half-mile, the death toll from a large-scale cyberattack would be slower. People might die from a lack of food, power or gas for heat or from car crashes resulting from a corrupted traffic light system.

Silicon Valley wants to read your mind – here’s why you should be worried

Silicon Valley companies (and governments) already surreptitiously gather as much data on us as they can and use it in ways we’d rather they didn’t. How sure can we be that our random and personal thoughts won’t be captured and studied alongside the instructions we want to give the technology?

Light Start – iPhone camera lenses debut, He-Man will be He-Back, Elon Musk wants to nuke Mars, and some funky new Dualshock colours

This week on the lightest start you'll get all week -- iPhone launches some niftly smartphone camera lenses, He-Man will be back, Elon still wants to nuke Mars, and we need this new Dualshock 4 colour.

A preferred partner ripped off Instagram user data, right under Facebook’s nose

Facebook’s decision to rebrand its Instagram and WhatsApp apps as part of the Facebook empire, seems ironically well-timed as the data privacy sins of the parent were revealed to be as common at the photo-sharing app. Last week it emerged that Instagram allowed its users’ personal data to be violated by an outside company which harvested large amounts of info it wasn’t supposed t...[Read More]

Regulating Facebook, Google and Amazon is hard given their bewildering complexity

With the rise of internet juggernauts Google, Facebook, Amazon and others, this insight seems obvious now. But over the past two decades, a fundamentally new business model emerged which even Castells had not foreseen – one in which attracting users onto digital platforms takes precedence over everything else, including what the user might say, do, or buy on that platform.

Apple’s iPhone loses European market share, could be in for a tougher time in 2019

Apple's iPhone could be facing some tougher times, based on the newest information from research firm Canalys. According to the company, the tech-maker...

Stop blaming video games for mass killings

In the wake of the El Paso shooting on Aug. 3 that left 22 dead and dozens injured, a familiar trope has reemerged: Often, when a young man is the shooter, people try to blame the tragedy on violent video games and other forms of media. This time around, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick placed some of the blame on a video game industry that “teaches young people to kill.” Republican House Minority Leade...[Read More]

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