APPLE iPhone designer Jony Ive is to leave the firm whose fortunes he helped turn round. In the space of almost three decades Sir Jony was the driving force behind Apple which is today the world’s most valuable company. Who is Jony Ive? London born Sir Jonathan Paul "Jony" Ive is leaving Apple to start a creative business called LoveFrom - and Apple will be its first client. Apple boss Tim Cook said his "role in Apple's revival cannot be overstated". He became head of Apple's design studio in 1996, when the company was struggling and cutting jobs. "It's the most significant departure of somebody who was a core part of the growth story" under Steve Jobs, said Ben Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies. What did he design? The turnaround began with Sir Jonathan's iMac in 1998, and the iPod in 2001. He led the design of the candy-coloured iMacs that helped Apple re-emerge from its near death. Other landmarks of industrial design followed, including 2004 - … [Read more...] about Who is iPhone designer Jony Ive and why is he quitting Apple?
FACEBOOK is launching its own cryptocurrency next year with plans of allowing people to move money from their smartphone. But what is cryptocurrency, and how will Libra work? Here's what you need to know. What is Facebook's cryptocurrency Libra? Facebook is launching the cryptocurrency next year that will allow people to move money from their smartphone. The currency is known as Libra, which the social network says it has "no special role" in governing and will manage the reserve equally with a group of big companies. Experts have branded the move a dangerous power grab that marks Facebook's "most invasive and dangerous" form of surveillance yet. So far, Facebook has enlisted 28 firms, including Spotify and Uber, who each had to invest a minimum of £8million to be a founding member of the Libra Association, an independent not-for-profit membership organisation. It wants to attract 100 businesses in time for launch, which it is aiming for the first half of 2020. Libra is supported … [Read more...] about What is Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and how does it work?
HACKERS have targeted Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp, installing surveillance spyware software on mobiles. WhatsApp told its 1.5billion users around the world to update the service immediately. Here is everything we know. How did attackers target WhatsApp? Hackers are said to have used a security flaw in the app to target what Facebook described as a “select number” of users which was carried out by “an advanced cyber actor”. The attackers used WhatsApp’s voice calling function to ring a target’s device. Even if the call was not picked up, the surveillance software could still be installed and the call would often disappear from the phone’s call log, according to the Financial Times. The attack is said to have been developed by Israeli security firm NSO Group. NSO said in a statement: "Under no circumstances would NSO be involved in the operating or identifying of targets of its technology, which is solely operated by intelligence and … [Read more...] about WhatsApp UPDATE: how to update WhatsApp after cyber attack
FACEBOOK has announced that it will begin live-streaming Easter Sunday church services through it's social media platform. But why is it doing that and how can I watch the church service live stream? Here's the lowdown... Why is Facebook streaming the church service? Facebook's decision to stream the church service was made in a bid to boost congregation numbers. The digital push is aimed at increasing the number of church-goers, with Sunday service attendance in decline nationally. The Church of England says it is on target to train nearly 2,000 church teams with digital skills. Facebook's live stream will also produce high-end videos for Instagram and Facebook to boost engagement. But it says the "worshipping community" - a measure of those people who regularly attend church - increased in 2017 to 1.14 million people, 20% of whom were aged under 18. Latest figures, for 2017, also show the number of people attending Christmas services increased by 3.4% to 2.68 million, reported … [Read more...] about Happy Easter Facebook! How can I watch the church service live stream?
STAR Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is an action-adventure game in the Star Wars universe that looks to fill in some blanks in the series' history. You'll start as a Jedi-in-training trying to avoid extermination in between the events of the prequel films and Star Wars itself. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order release date and trailer Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is coming out on November 15, 2019. EA promised it's not going to have any of the microtransactions or lootboxes that plagued Battlefront II shortly before the game's first public showing on April 13, at an official Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago. It'll feature platforming, puzzles -- and plenty of lightsaber fights. What platforms is it coming to? It will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC (via EA's Origin service). What's the plot? It tells an original Star Wars story around a surviving Padawan called Cal Kestis set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. These dark times saw the last of the … [Read more...] about Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order release date and everything we know so far about PS4, Xbox and PC game