ICYMI: the 9 biggest tech stories of the week, from iPhone reviews to new Amazon Alexa AI

The tech world moves fast at this time of year, with big launch events piling up across September and early October. This week alone we had two major product reveals from Amazon and Microsoft, plus the arrival of assorted cameras... Read more

Sliced and diced – thousands of Pizza Hut customers hacked and password stolen

Pizza Hut Australia has suffered a data breach in which sensitive information on tens of thousands of its customers was stolen, according to a breach notification sent by the company to affected customers. As per the reports, in early September... Read more

New UK-US “data-bridge” hopes to boost transatlantic trade

A so-called “data bridge” has been established between the UK and US, allowing a smoother transfer of personal data between the US and UK while still adhering to GDPR guidelines. Previously, the transfer of personal data from the UK to... Read more

Apple HomePod finally gets hands-free Spotify thanks to this iOS 17 workaround

An interesting workaround has been discovered on the Apple HomePod that gives users a way to stream music directly from Spotify. You don’t need your iPhone on hand or to connect to a Mac. The process is fairly straightforward although... Read more

Quordle today – hints and answers for Saturday, September 23 (game #607)

It’s time for your daily dose of Quordle hints, plus the answers for both the main game and the Daily Sequence spin off.  Quordle is the only one of the many Wordle clones that I’m still playing now, around 18... Read more

Switching to an iPhone 15 from an older iPhone? Do this first and thank us later

If you bought an iPhone 15 series device today and you’ve been having trouble getting your phone set up, you’re not alone, but there’s good news. Apple has issued its first software update for iOS 17, and it fixes problems... Read more

This malicious fake YouTube app could hijack your phone and record all your secrets

Avid mobile YouTube users, especially those engaged in diplomacy work in Pakistan and India, should be very careful when downloading the famed video app, as experts have uncovered at least three fake YouTube apps that are, in fact, remote access... Read more

Android 14 beta gives Pixel phones a taste of Apple’s handy webcam feature

Android 14 QPR1 Beta 1 has arrived on Pixel devices, introducing a variety of fresh features. Chief among them is the ability to turn your smartphone into a webcam. It’s basically the Android version of Continuity Camera for iPhone although... Read more

Cozy Hobbit game Tales of the Shire set to arrive in 2024

An official teaser trailer has been released for Tales of the Shire, offering the first insight into what we can expect from a new Lord of the Rings game from Wētā Workshop and Private Division.  The collaboration between Wētā Workshop... Read more

Google’s iPager ad again blames Apple for green bubbles and other messaging woes

The green bubble: It’s a cultural divide that Google – by way of Android – has tried to address numerous times. Its insistence that Apple adopt the more modern RCS messaging standard in place of its continued reliance on SMS... Read more