A glitch in iCloud that was leading to the storage of deleted browsing histories has been fixed by Apple. Records of deleted browsing going back as far as 2015 were stored in the cloud service. iCloud's issue was revealed by Vladimir Katalov, CEO of security firm Elcomsoft.
Selected Beats products currently come with three free months of Apple Music streaming. Consumers can take advantage of the deal when purchasing the BeatsX, Powerbeats 3 Wireless, Solo 3 Wireless, Studio Wireless, and Beats Pill+. Existing users can also utilize the offer.
Google has begun rolling out YouTube Go for Android. The app, which was first announced in September 2016, lets users save videos to their mobile device for offline viewing. YouTube Go displays a short preview of the video so you can decide if you want to save it.
Facebook is enhancing its Safety Check tool to help people find food and shelter from nearby users in emergency situations. A "Community Help" feature will assist people in locating help or helping them provide for others. You'll be taken to the feature once marked as "safe."
The New York Times is trying to attract more subscribers by making its subscriptions a little more interesting. It'll offer full Spotify service with its one-year $5/week unlimited service. That offer makes the subscription more attractive given Spotify alone usually costs $10.
PayPal has released its first bot and it's available in Slack. You can now easily send money just by using this format, "/PayPal send $ to (insert username here)." If you'd like, you can attach a reason for the payment. The bot is available in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
A flat rate subscription for Uber transportation is rolling out in New York City. The package, known as Uber Flat, lets people in the city get a ride with a flat fare of $6 for UberX and just $3 for UberPool. Three packages offering 10, 20, and 40 rides are available.
SK Telecom's Lee Sang-hyeok, better known as Faker, broke Twitch's concurrent viewer record for an individual streamer during his first day on the platform. His first two-hour League of Legends (LoL) stream peaked at 245,000 viewers. Faker had long streamed on Azubu.
Every YouTube creator with more than 10,000 subscribers is gaining access to mobile live streaming. The feature launched last year for an even smaller group of people, but now access is expanding. YouTube says everyone else will gain the feature shortly.
Google, Facebook, and news organizations in France are working together to combat fake news in the country. They'll collaborate through a project called CrossCheck that aims to ascertain the legitimacy of articles, specifically those about the 2017 French presidential election.
The US House of Representatives easily passed a bill that requires law enforcement to receive a warrant before emails can be searched. This is the second time the Email Privacy Act has passed in the House. It failed to get through the Senate last year.
A version of the BBC's Planet Earth II is headed to Snapchat. Six mini-episodes from the documentary series will premiere on the network beginning February 17, a day before the series' BBC America launch. The episodes are exclusive to users in the US.
Airbnb will leverage its global network to provide short-term housing to 100,000 displaced people over the next five years. It announced the plan in a blog post called "#weaccept." This move follows President Trump's immigration order, which was opposed by Airbnb.
If you have been searching for a new movie, IMDb is, without doubt, the best site to find quality content. The Internet Movie Database is one of the largest online databases for TV and film, with more than 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities from across the globe.
Ad-blockers are on the rise around the globe. PageFair has released a report stating 11% of global internet users used ad-blockers to block at least some forms of digital advertising last year. That's about 600 million devices. Use of ad-blockers was up 30%.
A judge in Philadelphia has ordered Google to provide the FBI with emails stored on a foreign server. That decision breaks from precedent that was set in a case involving Microsoft's services. Microsoft successfully argued that foreign data is beyond the reach of US authorities.
YouTube is rolling out a new feature on iOS and Android that makes it a little easier to browse around videos on mobile devices. The feature adds a double-tap control for fast forwarding or going back 10-seconds. You'll tap on the right for the former and left for the latter.
After declaring advertising-supported publishing a "broken system," Medium CEO Ev Williams has announced the company will introduce a consumer subscription product this quarter. It'll make improvements to the platform with the support of direct funding from users.
Google's experimental Hands Free app is shutting down. The app was released for iOS and Android in March 2016, enabling people to make payments by saying "I'll pay with Google" to a cashier. Hands Free will no longer be available for users on February 8.
Snapchat's user count increased to 158 million last year, up from 130 million in the first quarter of the year. Reports suggest the company's growth slowed during the second half of 2016. Snapchat could have a hard time with continued growth due to increased competition.