Leaked Image Of The Sony “Xperia PP10”

Right now with MWC about to take center stage, most eyes will be firmly fixed on the announcements which are due to come from Samsung and LG and in regards to their next-generation smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S7 (and S7 Edge) and the LG G5. However, there are a number of other smartphone manufacturers who will be announcing… Read More »

Apple Announces News App for iPhone & iPad

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple® today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone® and iPad®, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based… Read More »

Twitter adds no new users in final quarter of 2015

Financial earnings report shows active users remaining at 320 million, despite predictions of rise to 323 million The number of active Twitter users failed to rise in the last three months of 2015, the social network has reported, as it continues to struggle. The micro-blogging site used its latest financial earnings report to announce that monthly active users… Read More »

Man arrested for ‘offensive’ Facebook posts about Syrian refugees arriving on Scottish island of Bute

Police said the 40-year-old had been arrested under the Communications Act A man has been arrested over a series of “offensive” Facebook posts about refugees arriving on a Scottish island. Police Scotland said the suspect, from the Inverclyde area, was arrested following reports of a “series of alleged offensive posts” about Syrian families living on the Isle of… Read More »

Twitter introduces new customer service features to make it easier to give feedback to companies

A few tweaks and new buttons will make it easier to deal with customer service representatives on Twitter Even though Twitter has undergone some major changes recently, it’s always been a place for people to give feedback (sometimes positive, often negative) to companies. Now, the site is making the whole customer service experience a little better, with a… Read More »

Adverts could soon be coming to Facebook Messenger, leaked documents reportedly show

Companies will reportedly be able to send advertising messages to customers in the near future Adverts could soon be coming to a Facebook chat near you. The social network is planning on introducing adverts to theFacebook Messenger app in the second quarter of this year, as revealed in a leaked document reportedly obtained byTechCrunch. According to the document, the origins… Read More »

China set to ban all foreign media from publishing online

Government directive: ‘Sino-foreign joint ventures, Sino-foreign cooperative ventures and foreign business units shall not engage in online publishing services’ China is set to ban foreign media companies from publishing any content online without the government’s approval from next month, it has been announced. A new directive issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has said that companies… Read More »

Kill Bill actress Lucy Liu to be honoured

Actress Lucy Liu is being honoured at Harvard for her humanitarian work. The Kill Bill and Charlie’s Angels actress, currently starring in the CBS series Elementary, was named 2016 artist of the year by the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. Born to immigrant parents in the New York City borough of Queens, Liu is a UNICEF… Read More »

Hopes for Syrian ceasefire

Syrian rebels are willing to agree to a temporary truce as long as there are international guarantees that Damascus’ allies Russia and Iran will stick to it. The Higher Negotiations Committee will meet on Monday to discuss the proposed ceasefire after rebel representatives gave their “initial approval,” a statement from its chairman Riad Hijab said. The government of… Read More »

NZ quake a little jolt

A magnitude-4.4 earthquake near Mount Cook in New Zealand was a short, sharp jolt that caused no damage. GeoNet rated the quake at 10.30am on Sunday as strong. It was centred 30km northwest of the mountain at a depth of just 4km. “I was sitting at my desk and it was short and sharp, just a little thud… Read More »