Apple Shazam: Why is the US company buying the music app?

Image copyright Shazam Image caption London-based Shazam originally required users to dial a number and play a song down a phone line before it became an app Scan your eyes over Apple’s just-published list of the year’s most popular iPhone apps, and there’s one notable omission: Shazam. In fact, it’s been a while since the […]

HP laptops found to have hidden keylogger

Image copyright HP Image caption Hundreds of HP laptop models were affected Hidden software that can record every letter typed on a computer keyboard has been discovered pre-installed on hundreds of HP laptop models. Security researcher Michael Myng found the keylogging code in software drivers preinstalled on HP laptops to make the keyboard work. HP […]

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says China used LinkedIn to target at least 10,000 people China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said. The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least […]

Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film

Framestore’s animation director, Pablo Grillo, tells BBC Click about how they made the visual effects featured in Paddington 2. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film

Bitcoin: ‘I’m part of a crazy wave’

Image copyright Alessandra Sollberger In its early days, Bitcoin might have been dismissed as a quirky tech sector fad. But it is rapidly evolving into the mainstream and has already made some people rich. If once Bitcoin was seen as a tool for money launderers and drug dealers, it has recently become as commonplace a […]

Apple ‘to buy Shazam for $400m’

Image copyright Shazam Apple is close to buying the music recognition app Shazam for about $400m (£300m), media reports say. Shazam, a UK company founded in 1999, allows people to use their smartphone or computer to identify and buy music through a snippet of sound. Shazam, which says it has more than 100 million monthly […]

Calls for Twitch to police ‘sexual streaming’

Image copyright kovaciclea Image caption High-profile streamers are complaining about the way Twitch enforces its guidelines Scroll through the In Real Life (IRL) section of streaming site Twitch and you could be forgiven for thinking, now and then, that you have landed on a camgirl site. Scattered among the artists, cooks and professional eaters are […]

Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable

Image copyright Getty Images Apple has fixed a security flaw in its HomeKit system that could have let unauthorised people control smart home gadgets such as door locks and lights. The bug appeared in the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS 11.2, and could have let criminals unlock internet-connected doors. A researcher disclosed […]

NI town ‘has UK’s fastest runners’

Image copyright Strava Image caption Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK in 2017 A town in Northern Ireland with a population of just 21,000 has the fastest runners in the UK, according to data collected by a fitness app. Strava’s annual report showed the average speed of athletes using […]

Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards

Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won three awards at the 2017 Game Awards in Los Angeles. It beat competition from Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to be crowned game of the year. It also won best game direction and best action/ adventure game. The Game Awards […]