Snapchat blocks access to all third-party apps in bid to improve security

Snapchat has moved to make its app and associated content more secure by blocking all third-party apps from accessing its data. The change means users will find it more difficult to routinely archive images and videos received by the…

See the exciting HTC One M9+ and its fingerprint sensor ahead of its April launch

HTC could launch a phablet-sized version of the One M9 called the One M9+ soon. Reports say it may be even more powerful that the flagship and sport a sharper screen. The device could arrive this spring.

Google, Mozilla blacklists China’s web registrar over breach

Google and Mozilla have announced that they will blacklist digital certificates from the China Internet Network Information Center, the country’s main Internet agency.

Google might have landed itself in hot antitrust waters with the EU

The European Commission could file an antitrust lawsuit against Google in the coming weeks. The lawsuit may accuse Google of everything from favoring its own services to creating a chokehold with Android.

Tech companies condemn religious freedom legislation in Indiana and Arkansas

In a joint statement, a group led by executives from Twitter, Airbnb, Tumblr, and LinkedIn called for the establishment of legal protection for gays and lesbians under civil rights laws. Earlier, Apple's Tim Cook wrote a similar piece.

The first Apple Watch was actually just an iPhone velcroed to a guy’s wrist

Apple revealed the story of how the Apple Watch transformed from an iPhone with a velcro strap, to the polished product that will launch in April. More details about the software were also included in the interview.

The HTC One M8s is a cheaper sequel to last year’s flagship

The HTC One M9 isn't even in the hands of most consumers yet, and already HTC is muddying the waters by releasing an updated version of last year's flagship phone in the HTC One M8s, which beefs up battery life and swaps in a 13-megapixel…
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Periscope gets less noisy and more friendly in its 1.0.1 update

Live-streaming app Periscope quickly leapfrogged over Meerkat in popularity, but wasn't without its issues. The app's first update turns off new follower notifications, makes location sharing less precise, and makes good broadcasts easier…

Uber goes on offensive in Europe, files complaints against authorities

Uber has been having a rough time of it in Europe lately. Barred from operating in several major markets, the company has filed complaints with EU regulators claiming the bans in Germany, France, and Spain break EU rules.

Apple wants networks to cover streaming costs for its Web TV offering, report says

Apple reportedly has "many unresolved questions" to tackle before it has any hope of launching its expected Web TV service, with the latest reports suggesting it's trying to persuade partnering networks to take care of the streaming…

Apple and IBM target corporate sector with 8 new enterprise apps

Apple is making steady progress in its effort to score more mobile device sales in the corporate sector, this week rolling out more business-focused apps as part of its partnership with fellow tech giant IBM.

This is not an April Fools’ joke: Motorola is really taking $140 off the Moto X (2014)

Motorola's not joking when it announced you can get $140 off the Moto X (2014). Motorola also has a slew of other discounts, including discounts on the Moto 360 and other Motorola accessories.