About one in five Aussies currently own a wearable fitness tracker of some kind. Yet many people doubt their effectiveness. Let’s see what the research suggests.
The latest system updates are not written to make your device slower. But because they’re written for new hardware, there’s a good chance they will end up running slower on an older device.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
The iPod was a marvel: a sleek device that let you pocket your favourite tunes and roam around town. Today it’s more or less obsolete — but its impact has been evident.
Big labels are making big money from streaming.
Studies about warning labels aimed at protecting privacy raise red flags about Apple’s efforts to keep kids from sharing sexually explicit material.
Big Tech makes a lot of promises about protecting privacy, but the reality is that using the industry’s products is a matter of trust.
Apple will scan all photos uploaded to the cloud for child sexual abuse without actually looking at the photos. Privacy experts are concerned by the lack of public accountability.
Digital assistants have been defaulted to having female voices because of how developers and coders view women’s labour.
The five bills would apply to Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. If some (or all) of them become law, we can expect some major changes in how they do business.
To weigh the prospects of a transformation, it pays to look at the markets.
AirTags promise to help find your lost wallet or bag. But at worst, they could be used for stalking, and at best they involve signing up to a global tracking network most users aren’t truly aware of.
Podcasting exploded due to the lack of gatekeepers. Now big tech companies are starting to act like traditional media networks, signing popular hosts to exclusive contracts and establishing paywalls.
Apple’s latest iPhone operating system lets you opt out of having your online habits tracked by the apps you use. That’s a big part of Facebook’s business model, but don’t expect a privacy revolution.
Avoid using a hot blow dryer too, as these can wreck the rubber seals and damage the screen.
By adding excessive hurdles to the repair process and restricting access to parts, big device manufacturers leave both the customer and small repair businesses disadvantaged.
It is morally unjustifiable for tech companies to walk away from the pandemic with massive profits while schools are burdened with debt.
Cable providers like Comcast carry Fox News and other channels that feed conspiracy theories and lies into Americans’ homes.
A study published in the journal Nature reveals that global mass of goods produced by humankind now exceeds that of all life on earth. This is a stark warning on our growing domination of the planet.
Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible to track when people have been exposed to people infected with the coronavirus. The right cryptography scheme keeps alerts about exposures private.