Snapchat now has the rights to use and distribute all photos taken in the app

Alongside a recent update to the Snapchat app, the company has altered the policies surrounding the service. Among the changes is a term that allows Snapchat to publicly distribute user photos. Read more…

Lenovo’s Ideacentre AIO 700 is a Windows 10 all-in-one beast with Windows Hello support

Lenovo has unveiled a new high-end all-in-one Windows 10 PC, with configurations available including Intel Core i7 Skylake processors, 16GB of RAM, 2TB storage and a 27-inch Ultra HD touchscreen. Read more…

Microsoft aims to roll out Windows 10 preview on Xbox One in September

Microsoft isn’t yet committing to a specific release date for the Xbox One’s new Windows 10-based UX, but the company’s Mike Ybarra says he hopes for the first preview to roll out next month. Read more…

Samsung UK reveals Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II won’t get Android Lollipop

Samsung UK has said that it won’t be rolling out Android 5.x for its Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, despite these handsets getting the Lollipop update in other parts of the world. Read more…

Android 5.1.1 factory images now available for Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 9 LTE

Google has released factory images of its very latest OS version, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 9 LTE, which means over-the-air rollouts are likely to begin soon. Read more…



Microsoft shows off Spartan on Windows 10 for Phones

On stage at MWC in Barcelona, Microsoft unveiled some new features that will be coming as part of Windows 10 for phones. Among these, the company showed off their new browser: Spartan. Read more…



Dropbox finally lands on Windows and Windows Phone as a universal app

Windows Phone users can rejoice as the official Dropbox app has finally landed in the Store as a universal app. This is the latest move in the partnership between Microsoft and Dropbox. Read more…



Amazon Visa Rewards Card Now Compatible With Apple Pay

According to reports on Twitter, Reddit and MacRumors forums, Amazon’s Visa Rewards card is now compatible with Apple Pay. Amazon reportedly enabled the feature today, moving quickly to bring the mobile payments service to consumers who were disappointed in Amazon for not supporting Apple Pay at launch.

Apple Pay launched on Monday with support from a large number of credit card companies and banks. Among the launch partners were Chase, which is the issuing bank for the Amazon Visa Rewards card. Amazon reportedly was the only Chase card not supporting Apple Pay, sparking rumors that the retailer was deliberately rebuffing Apple’s mobile payment efforts for competitive reasons.

Amazon dispelled these rumors by confirming it would enable Apple Pay soon, but few expected the rollout to happen so quickly. Customers with an Amazon Visa Rewards card should be able to add the credit card to Apple Pay with full support for mobile payments.




Xbox Music gets an update on Windows Phone, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft has released the latest update to its Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8.1, but if you were expecting that it would bring a long list of exciting new features, you’ll be disappointed. Read more…



Apple Now Sending Alert Emails When iCloud Accounts Accessed via Web [Mac Blog]

In an interview last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that Apple would be beefing up iCloud security measures in response to the recent disclosure of compromised celebrity accounts. Among the additional security features said to be rolling out over the following two weeks were new email alerts whenever there is an attempted password change, a device restore from the account, or a login from a new device. Password change and login alerts had previously only been sent when the event took place on an unknown Apple device.

As noted by Letem světem Applem and confirmed by MacRumors, Apple has already begun sending out alert emails when iCloud accounts are accessed via web browsers. The alerts are being sent out even if the specific browser has been used previously to access iCloud, but this is presumably a one-time measure that will not be repeated for future logins with that combination of browser and machine.

With Apple rumored to be announcing a mobile payments service at tomorrow’s event, it is clear the company needs to reassure users that the company is taking security seriously. While the compromised celebrity accounts were targeted attacks rather than a wholesale breach of Apple’s iCloud systems, the company’s move to enhance security and keep users informed is an important one.