Tech News Today for September 13, 2016
Tech News for September 13, 2016
iOS 10 has been unleased upon the people of earth. In the first hour that the update was available this morning it was bricking some devices. If you were one of the sad few with bricks, you can restore them by connecting your phone to iTunes on your computer. Read more at macworld.com
Adblock Plus, one of the biggies in the ad block business is unveiling changes to its Acceptable Ads Platform to include a marketplace for marketers, enabling them to place their own ads in front of ads that are blocked by Adblock Plus. The marketplace allows website owners and blogs to choose “acceptable” ads that would be shown to visitors using Adblock Plus, in place of the ads they already display on their site that would otherwise simply be blocked altogether. Read more at wsj.com
Samsung is doing its part to help those who won't help themselves by returning their potentially explosive Galaxy Note 7s. ZDNet reports an over the air update will prevent users of the recalled phone from fully charging their device. The Note has a 3,500 milliamp hour battery, but the forced upgrade will enforce it to 2,100 miliamp hours. The update will begin on September 20 and will move overseas pending talks with carriers, according to Ars Technica. Read more at zdnet.com.
Tidal, Jay-Z’s high fidelity streaming music service continues to lose money in big ways. Wall Street Journal reports that last year, the same year that Jay-Z took the service over, the company doubled its net loss at around 239 million Swedish Kroner. That’s about $28 million. On the positive side, revenue for the company during the same period rose 30 percent to 402 million kroner from 309 million the year before. Read more at wsj.com
Megan Morrone and Jason Howell are joined today by Jeff Benjamin of 9to5Mac. They'll be talking about the newly released iOS 10 and Watch OS 3, along with reviews of the iPhone 7 that goes on sale Friday. Tech News Today streams live weekdays at 4PM Pacific, 7PM Eastern at twit.tv/live. Subscribe to the show and get it on-demand at twit.tv/tnt.