Tag Archive: Cracks


Amazon cracks down on bad USB-C cables that can kill your gadgets

Amazon has started cracking down on crappy USB-C cables that could damage your smart devices. The retail giant now prohibits cables that do not comply with standard specifications laid out by USB Implementers Forum Inc.  USB-C is great; like Apple’s Lightning standard, it’s completely reversible, and it can be significantly faster than its predecessors when based […]

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FBI cracks San Bernardino iPhone without Apple’s help

The U.S. Department of Justice reportedly plans to remove all legal action against Apple after the FBI found that it was able to successfully hack the San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone without assistance from Apple. Apple and the FBI have been fighting a very public legal battle over whether the government can force the iPhone-maker to […]

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Tim Cook cracks top 5 list of world’s greatest leaders

Tim Cook is a better leader than U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the best of them all in a new poll ranking the leaders in business, government, philanthropy and the arts. The third annual list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders list created by Fortune puts Tim […]

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Galaxy S6 cracks walnuts without picking up a scratch

Should an Android app instructing people how to chop walnuts ever get developed, don’t be surprised if the first order of business is this: Place walnuts on surface of Galaxy S6. Then begin smashing nuts with another S6. A pair… Read more ›

Twitch cracks down on copyrighted music after Google takeover

Having shut down Justin.tv on the back of a reported $ 1 billion Google acquisition, live video game streaming service Twitch is now blocking copyrighted music. Twitch uses software called Audible Magic which scans videos for music that is owned or… Read more ›

Apple cracks down on apps which reward players for ad views and shares

The App Store is constantly evolving as both Apple and individual developers struggle to get the most out of the experience as possible. The latest change in this vein appears to involve App Store moderators cracking down on apps which… Read more ›