You will soon need to unlock your passcode-protected iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to connect it to a Mac, PC, or a USB accessory, Apple says.
CSIRO launches crowdsourcing app designed to understand how Australians use power at home and potentially prevent blackouts.
- by Cole Latimer
Game-maker Ken Wong, who was also lead designer on the much-loved Monument Valley, accepted the award on behalf of small Aussie studio Mountains.
- by Peter Wells
The public is becoming more aware of the negative effects of phones on society. But it’s hard to see Apple’s answer as much more than an attempt to deflect attention away from the fact they were the very company that essentially gave birth to the entire modern smartphone market.
- by Jonas Lipsius
Smartphones are hurting education, warns Finnish education expert Pasi Sahlberg.
- by Jordan Baker
Buying insurance from a tech giant such as Amazon or Google could become the 21st century equivalent of buying it from the supermarket.
- by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
New YouTube Music offers both free and subscription versions, comes as part of reshuffle that retires YouTube Red, makes future of Google Play Music unclear.
- by Tim Biggs
Google pauses work on its messaging app Allo and moves focus to RCS, the standard that will replace SMS, which it plans to build into its Android software.
- by Hamza Shaban
PlaySide Studios is pushing the augmented reality envelope with its virtual dragon game.
- by Cara Waters
Uber Technologies is looking to be virtually a one-stop transportation shopping app, saying it will add new services, including car-sharing and train tickets.
- by David Shepardson & Sonam Rai