Proton, a new malware that targets Mac, is spread through Handbrake

Some Mac users may have fallen victim to a new Mac malware called Proton. Over the weekend, the malware infected unsuspecting users by hitching a ride on a trusted server that hosted downloads for HandBrake, a popular DVD ripper and media encoding program. The malware provides a backdoor for malicious…

Alipay to launch in the US

  Alipay, the mobile payment system offered by Alibaba, has announced is coming to the US, thanks to a deal brokered with First Data. The expansion follows limited trials in California and New York, and will bring Alipay into direct competition with Apple Pay, Android Pay, and PayPal. Alongside online…

Apple now has a cash reserve of over US$250 billion

Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world. It generates so much profit that the latest reports indicate that its cash reserves have swollen to over US$250 billion, with the actual number of its cash reserves expected to be revealed later this week during its earnings call. To offer some perspective,…

Apple’s answer to Amazon Echo is almost complete

Apple’s next big thing could be a rival product of the Amazon Echo and Google Home. According to well-known tipster Sonny Dickson, Apple is currently finalizing the designs for a product which will compete against the Amazon Echo and Google Home. He added that Apple is likely to market it…

Facebook allows video creators to benefit from their pirated content

Facebook has allowed video creators to generate income from content that have been pirated by others. Facebook users will utilize a ‘Rights Manager’ feature, which provides a video matching software that automatically identifies videos that were re-posted of ripped off. This allows user to generate some revenue by claiming a…

Facebook’s ‘Journalism Project’ aims to boost quality of news being shared

If you’re an active Facebook user, chances are you’ve seen more than a couple of absurd news stories being shared by friends who have been duped into believing that these stories were real. To combat this, Facebook has launched a program called the ‘Facebook Journalism Project’. As its name suggests,…

Wikipedia’s co-founder is combating fake news with Wikitribune

We’re not being melodramatic when we say that fake news is becoming an epidemic, so much so that even Facebook is taking the initiative to weed them out through its ‘Journalism Project’, whose main purpose is to improve the quality of news content that’s being shared on the social networking…

YouTube creators will need at least 10,000 views to monetize their videos

All you aspiring YouTube content creators might want to take note of the updates that YouTube has recently made to its Partner Program. For starters, from today onwards, YouTubers will need to have 10,000 views on their channel before ads will be displayed on their videos. Essentially, this means content…

Apple and Nike release special edition Apple Watch

To celebrate the partnership between Apple and Nike, both have collaborated on a new limited edition Apple Watch Series 2 called the NikeLab.   Nike also announced that the NikeLab will only be sold through the company’s website and not Apple’s. The NikeLab will also be available at NikeLab locations and…

Google could soon integrate an ad blocker in its Chrome desktop and mobile browsers

In what sounds like the irony of all ironies, a Wall Street Journal report states that Google is planning to add an ad blocker to Chrome browsers – both desktop and mobile versions – and it’s likely that it will be turned on by default.   Google’s own ad blocker would…