Day: October 6, 2021

  • Apple Watch Series 7 configurations appear on Amazon ahead of Friday preorders

    Apple Watch Series 7 configurations appear on Amazon ahead of Friday preorders

    As spotted by Basic Apple Guy, listings for the Apple Watch Series 7 have appeared on Amazon Canada. We now know the basic band and case pairings that Apple will be offering at other retailers both for the LTE and GPS models. Apple Watch Series 7 goes up for preorder at 8am EST on Friday […]

  • Apple shares ‘Celebrating Steve’ video on its official YouTube channel

    Apple shares ‘Celebrating Steve’ video on its official YouTube channel

    Apple celebrated the tenth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing on Tuesday with a special version of its website homepage dedicated to the company’s co-founder. Along with a letter signed by Jobs’ family, Apple also shared a video called “Celebrating Steve,” which is now available on the company’s official YouTube channel. more… The post Apple shares […]

  • Snapchat introduces monetized challenges to compete with TikTok

    Snapchat introduces monetized challenges to compete with TikTok

    Snapchat on Wednesday announced a new way to let creators monetize their content through “Spotlight Challenges.” In an attempt to compete with TikTok, Snapchat will now pay cash prizes to encourage “Snapchatters” to create content on the social network. more… The post Snapchat introduces monetized challenges to compete with TikTok appeared first on 9to5Mac.

  • Netflix will edit phone numbers out of Squid Game following prank calls

    Netflix will edit phone numbers out of Squid Game following prank calls

    Image: Netflix Netflix’s immensely popular Squid Game is getting an edit after phone numbers shown in the series dialed real numbers, leading to what the company described as “unfortunate” prank dials. The Korean drama about a sadistic “game,” in which players find themselves with no option but to participate in a series of twisted challenges, […]

  • A text message routing company suffered a five-year-long breach

    A text message routing company suffered a five-year-long breach

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Syniverse, a telecom company that helps carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T route messages between each other and other carriers abroad, disclosed last week that it was the subject of a possible five year long hack. If the name Syniverse sounds familiar, the company was also responsible for […]

  • Twitter selling mobile ad platform MoPub to AppLovin for $1.05 billion

    Twitter selling mobile ad platform MoPub to AppLovin for $1.05 billion

    Twitter announced on Wednesday that it is selling mobile advertising platform MoPub to gaming and marketing software company AppLovin. The deal, which is yet to be closed, will cost AppLovin $1.05 billion in cash. more… The post Twitter selling mobile ad platform MoPub to AppLovin for $1.05 billion appeared first on 9to5Mac.

  • Citing liberty, Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin bans vaccine mandates in power grab

    Citing liberty, Idaho Lt. Gov. McGeachin bans vaccine mandates in power grab

    Enlarge / Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin speaks during a mask-burning event at the Idaho Statehouse on March 6, 2021, in Boise, Idaho. (credit: Getty | Nathan Howard) Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin grabbed the reins Tuesday by banning COVID-19 vaccination “passports” and mandatory COVID-19 testing in the state while Gov. Brad Little was away […]

  • Valve opens up a Steam Deck to explain why it thinks you shouldn’t

    Valve opens up a Steam Deck to explain why it thinks you shouldn’t

    Image: Valve Valve has posted an official teardown of its upcoming handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck. Before diving into the teardown, though, the company spends about a minute to strongly caution against taking one apart unless you’re sure you know what you’re doing. “Even though it’s your PC — or it will be once […]

  • The founder of Facebook’s CrowdTangle tool is leaving

    The founder of Facebook’s CrowdTangle tool is leaving

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Brandon Silverman, the founder and CEO of the Facebook-owned analytics tool CrowdTangle, is leaving the company, according to an internal farewell post to colleagues posted Wednesday that was seen by The Verge. His departure comes as Facebook is under pressure to publicly share more data about the content […]

  • Sony didn’t close the PS3 and Vita stores, but it’s making it hard to shop at them

    Sony didn’t close the PS3 and Vita stores, but it’s making it hard to shop at them

    The PlayStation 3. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony is making it a little bit harder to buy games digitally on the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita. Beginning October 27th, you won’t be able to use a credit card, debit card, or PayPal to purchase games or add money to your […]

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