Samsung saves Opera Max browser app from the deadpool

Samsung saves Opera Max browser app from the deadpool

Opera Max lives on after Samsung acquired the mobile browser to save it from oblivion. The browser was one of the first data-friendly mobile browsers, and it later added privacy-focused settings, including safeguards against insecure Wi-Fi connections and a VPN. The popular app clocked up more than 500,000 installs, but that didn’t stop parent company Opera […]

Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value

Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value

Angry Birds maker Rovio’s stock price tanked cratered after their latest quarterly earnings report painted a dismal future for the game maker. The stock is down 50 percent after the company sent investors a warning in their latest earnings report that revenues were likely to suffer in 2018. Despite a strong over reliance on the Angry […]

Nintendo accused of illegally denying refunds on pre-orders in Europe

Nintendo accused of illegally denying refunds on pre-orders in Europe

Nintendo has been accused of breaking European law by not allowing consumers to obtain refunds on pre-ordered games. The company been singled out as the worst offender of seven major digital video games platforms that were looked at by the Norwegian Consumer Council in this investigation. Though it only praises two platforms, Origin and Steam, […]

Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales

Gartner reports first ever global decline in smartphone sales

Global smartphone sales have not been firing on all cylinders for several years now but Gartner’s latest figures record the first ever decline since the analyst began tracking the market all the way back in 2004. (Though it’s not the first analyst to call a decline.) Gartner’s figures peg sales of smartphones to end users […]

5 Tips for Doing Photography in National Parks

5 Tips for Doing Photography in National Parks

I am a national parks buff – I mean I am really crazy about traveling to national parks all over the world. As a family, we have been known to pack our bags at the drop of a hat, load up the car and head out for a visit to our fabulous national parks. National […]

Amazon’s latest Prime perk is free shipping on its deals site Woot!

Amazon’s latest Prime perk is free shipping on its deals site Woot!

Eight years after Amazon snatched up the daily deals site Woot!, the retailer is now leveraging the site to serve as another perk for Prime members. Woot! this morning announced that it will begin offering free shipping on purchases from its site to all Amazon Prime members. Woot!, which was founded in 2004, is no […]

Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

Facebook says it’s clarifying its ad metrics

Facebook is looking to clean up and clarify the way advertisers measure their campaign performance. Over the past couple of years, the company has had to acknowledge multiple mistakes in its ad metrics. Last fall, researchers even pointed out that Facebook’s purported reach was greater than the US Census population in every state. So making […]

Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots

Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots

Twitter is cracking down on bots after it announced changes to its API that will massively reduce the impact of services that allow links and content to be shared across multiple accounts, i.e. the software that powers Twitter bots. So that means an end to services that let those controlling large numbers of accounts to […]