Reza Moaiandin a software developer has discovered a flaw in Facebook’s security settings allowing users to find other users profiles simply by typing in their phone number. By default, this ‘who can find me?’ setting is set to everyone/public – meaning anyone can find another user by their mobile number. This is the default setting, … [Read more…]
Having sold some 379,000 shares in November Twitter’s Jack Dorsey has just purchased 32,000 shares at a cost of $875,000 as demonstration of confidence in the company. Other board executives also purchased shares in what appears to have been a co-ordinated move. The move seems to have worked with Twitter’s share price rising 7% over … [Read more…]
Aluminium could give a big boost to capacity and power of lithium-ion batteries. The mobile internet and smartphones have long been challenged by battery-life. The big problem are the electrodes in rechargeable batteries. They need to expand (during charging) and then shrink as the power is used. This leads to irreversible damage that shortens the … [Read more…]
A new feature from Pinterest moves them further in to the mobile commerce space competing with the likes of Amazon and Etsy. Pinterest and their ecommerce partner, Shopify, have introduced ‘buyable pins’. These allow a visitor to buy a product while viewing an image on the Pinterest iOS app. A ‘buy it’ button appears next … [Read more…]
Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, Ofcom research has revealed, with record ownership and use transforming the way we communicate. Some key findings from the report: • Smartphones are now the preferred way to browse the internet • Around a quarter of mobile internet users make a purchase on … [Read more…]
Apple has signed up 11 million new users to its streaming music service since it launched at the end of June. “We’re thrilled with the numbers so far,” Eddy Cue, who runs Apple Music alongside other Apple internet services, told USA Today. Apple Music went live on June 30, cost £9.99 per month in the … [Read more…]
Ad network Affiliate Window as started rewarding commission based on publishers that assist in sales with ‘top-up’ commission.