Technology

Apple blames slowdown in China as it cuts sales forecasts

Apple has rattled investors with news that its sales have been slowing, blaming economic weakness in China. In a surprise disclosure, the iPhone maker said it anticipated revenue of about $84bn (£67bn) for the three months to 29 December. In November it forecast sales of at least $89bn – a prediction that had already disappointed […]

Tech became ‘darker and more muddy’ in 2018 says EU commissioner

Data abuse has “darkened” technology’s potential, the EU’s Competition Commissioner has warned. In an interview for the BBC’s Today programme, Margrethe Vestager criticised the tech giants for misusing data and failing to respect citizens’ rights. New EU rules governing what could be done with data provided some protection, she said. But she added that the […]

Consumers wanting to shop online in the future may need to have a mobile

As millions start their Christmas shopping online, there’s a warning that consumers may need to have a mobile phone, and a decent signal, to make sure their transactions go through. UK banks are starting to introduce a new layer of security, involving passwords sent to your mobile phone. That could be a problem for hundreds […]

Massive Marriott hack hits half a billion customers

The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been involved in a data breach. The hotel chain said the guest reservation database of its Starwood division had been compromised by an unauthorised party. It said an internal investigation found an attacker had been able to access the Starwood network since […]

Barrister at law examines legal implications of GDPR six months on and how it is changing relationships

November 25th marks the six month anniversary of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) officially coming into effect. Barrister-at Law Quentin Hunt has been examining the implications of early high profile test cases  under the regulations – and reporting on what this might mean for organisations in the future. Although it adopts the same principle-based approach […]

Samsung unveils folding smartphone to developers

Samsung has unveiled a folding handset at an event in San Francisco. It described its Infinity Flex Display as “the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow” and said it intended to start production within months. When unfolded, the device resembles a 7.3in (18.5cm) tablet. When closed, a separate smaller “cover display” on the handset’s other […]