There's a mysterious network bug in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The symptom is that the shared name (as viewed in the Sharing System Preferences pane) of one or more of your OS X devices keeps changing. It may start out, for example, as "My MacBook." Check back later and it will be "My MacBook (1)." Still later, it will have morphed to "My MacBook (2)" ad infinitum. These changes occur without any action on the part of the user.
Enables them to integrate new location-based capabilities and services into their apps
The network promised a lot of great changes are coming to direct messages in the next year. The first is here.
Uber competitors, this is your time to shine. The popular ride-sharing app is at the center of a media firestorm this week, and customers who care about things like media firestorms are threatening to #DeleteUber. (Yes, there's a hashtag.) Thankfully there are a handful of other apps to turn to when you need a ride: Flywheel is positioning itself as the anti-Uber with a new CEO and a fresh round of funding in the bank.
Swedish firm has 50 million active users but there are over a hundred million iPhones globally
If we've learned anything from the last few years, it's that given the opportunity to snoop on or scarf up our data or our metadata, criminals, business, and governments have a lot in common. They may have different ends that drive why they want to look at our email and transactions, listen in to phone calls, track with whom we communicate, and follow our location, but it all involves a lack of consent.
Ofcom has started work on making new spectrum available for 4G
A small update to Office's Android app adds Dropbox integration and share links for documents.
Newham Borough Council entrusted 2e2 with building its mobile app
Foursquare and Yelp have solved local search. Pick a business, especially a bar or restaurant, and you can find just out just about any detail using either app, from tips and photos to recommendations and rewards. But a new start-up, an iOS discovery app called NightOwl, is launching in New York on Thursday to prove there's room for one more.