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Windows 7 Users Aren't Hurrying to Upgrade

March 08 2020 | TW News Correspondent

You'll receive the latest features and security enhancements on Windows 10. Microsoft focuses on that version as it's the most recent, and yet there are people who still use Windows 7 despite its outdated, unsupported status. Now, there's data suggesting just how little interest these Windows 7 users have in upgrading to anything newer. Either users don'...

Sonos U-turn Over 'Bricking' Its Smart Speakers

March 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Sonos will no longer make people "brick" - or permanently deactivate - their smart speakers in order to take advantage of a discount upgrade offer.

In 2019, the company launched a trade-up scheme that offered existing owners 30% off the cost of a new speaker...

RIP Twitter Trends As Firm Tests Vanishing Tweets

March 05 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Twitter is testing a feature that will allow some tweets to disappear after 24 hours, it announced on Wednesday.

The new feature called "fleets" is similar to vanishing posts on Snapchat and Instagram Stories. The changes prompted...

Facebook 'rethinks' Plans For Libra Cryptocurrency

March 04 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook is reportedly rethinking its plans for its own digital currency after resistance from regulators.

It is now considering a system with digital versions of established currencies, including the dolla...

Coronavirus: Twitter Tells Staff To Work From Home

March 03 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Twitter has told its employees to work from home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In a blog post, the social media giant said it was mandatory for staff in Hong Kong, Japan and South Kor...

Moment Stops Developing Android App, Blames Fragmentation

March 02 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Shooting manual photographs and videos with a smartphone can get tricky, but Moment's Pro Camera app doesn't mind catering to experienced users. Now, some users are getting left in the dark. In a surprise announcement, Moment confirmed its Android app will no longer receive updates. Moment feels its team should focus on other apps, including the P...

Coronavirus: Amazon Removes Overpriced Goods and Fake Cures

February 29 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The online retailer told Reuters it had also removed "tens of thousands" of overpriced health products from unscrupulous sellers.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern about some misleading Amazon listings earlier this month, including fake treatments. The virus, which causes Covid-19, has killed about 2,800 people worldwide. The WHO said fake coronavirus claims online were causing mass confusion, and&nb...

Tim Cooke Says Apple's First Indian Store to Open 2021

February 27 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Apple's chief executive Tim Cooke said the company would open its first physical stores in India in 2021 and a online outlet later this year.

Apple had to seek special approval from the Indian government to open a store without a local partner. The announcement was made at the company's annual shareholders' meeting. Investors at the meeting also voted on a proposal that the firm should alter how it re...

Pets 'go hungry' After Smart Feeder Goes Offline

February 26 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Owners of a device designed to release food for pets say their animals were left hungry during a week-long system failure.

Petnet allows owners to schedule and control feeding via a smartphone app. When the BBC contacted Petnet on its advertised email address, the email bounced b...