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Google Is Making HTTPS the Chrome Default

With well over half of all websites now encrypted, it’s time to think of HTTPS as the default option rather than the exception. That is, at least, according to Google, which is changing the way Chrome handles secure vs. non-secure web pages. And about time too. Over the last year there has bee...


Shared housing startups are taking off

When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next. Looking at the new home construction industry, one...


Blunder burns unicorn attack that exploited Windows and Reader

Enlarge (credit: Lisa Cooper / Flickr) It’s not every day someone develops a malware attack that, with one click, exploits separate zero-day vulnerabilities in two widely different pieces of software. It’s even rarer that a careless mistake burns such a unicorn before it can be used....


Are you a conscious chooser? How your decisions can shape the internet's ethics

Tech is no longer just about convenience – it's about principles. The Cambridge Analytica scandal and the introduction of GDPR are forcing companies to be more transparent about the data they collect from us and how they use it – but is that enough?Mozilla, creator of Firefox, says that...


Apple Reintroduces Financing Options in the United Kingdom

Apple has resumed offering financing options in the United Kingdom after eliminating the option earlier this year. Apple has a new financing page on its UK website, outlining its Barclays financing plan. While the financing page specifically focuses on the Barclays financing options, when checking...


MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Watch Band From Southern Straps

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a high-quality leather or nylon watch band for the Apple Watch. Southern Straps has a wide selection of nylon Apple Watch bands, which are similar in style and design to the Woven Nylon bands t...


Hands-on: Nano brings the full Reddit experience to Apple Watch [Giveaway]

While many developers are now ditching Apple Watch support for its user base, some smaller developers are looking to get on board and adopt the platform. For Apple Watch, one notable omission has been Reddit Apple Watch clients. more…


Puls brings technicians to your door for in-home iPhone repairs & more

Puls is a quickly expanding service that aims to make the experience of getting your iPhone serviced as easy and stress-free as possible by bringing its technicians right to your door for same-day repairs. The company also offers TV mounting and Smart Home Setup services for HomeKit and a wide vari...


Apple cracking down on CallKit apps in China App Store due to government regulation

Apple has started cracking down on yet another type of application in China. Following the earlier removal of VPN apps, the company is now removing applications that use the CallKit framework. The move comes in response to newly enforced regulation from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Informati...


YouTube Music and YouTube Premium: how Google is taking on Spotify and Netflix

Music on YouTube is big, Really big. More than 1 billion people visit YouTube for music each month. But it’s never been brilliant as a straightforward listening service. Its latest offering, YouTube Music, is designed to change that. But with Apple and Spotify dominating music streaming,...

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