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Dave Neal

Dave Neal

Articles by Dave Neal

  1. Apple Return Policy a Popular Search After Christmas

    A lot of dissatisfied people looked up the words "returns policy" in association with Apple on Christmas Day. Apple's returns policy was the most popular search among all companies on the holiday, according to market research firm Experian.

  2. FTC: Mobile App Developers Still Failing to Protect Kids

    The FTC has issued a report on software apps that criticizes their trampling of the privacy of children The report, "Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade", is the second on the subject – and like nearly all sequels, it's bad.

  3. Visiting Australia? Apple Maps May Kill You, Police Warn

    Travelers visiting parts of Australia are being urged not to rely on Apple Maps to guide them. The warning comes from the Victoria Police and follows a couple of incidents where people have got lost and could have died from heat or exposure.

  4. Google Warns of Germany Copyright Law Changes

    Google has launched a website called "Verteidige dein netz" or Defend your network, to warn people in Germany about proposed changes to German law, specifically the Copyright Act of the Federal Republic of Germany.

  5. Baby Girl Named Hashtag

    A baby girl has been born and given the name Hashtag. Hashtag may prove to be a nice trendy name for a young lady as we slide deeper into the 21st century. Or it may not. Regardless, we can't wait for #Jameson to compose her first tweet.

  6. Press Release Fuels Google Acquisition Hoax

    A press release posted to PRWeb announced Google's acquisition of a wireless Internet provider for $400 million. One giant problem: it was a hoax. The story was reported on by the Associated Press and numerous technology publications.

  7. Hackers Take Down Google Pakistan for 18 Hours

    The websites, all of which had .pk for Pakistan domain names, mostly had their usual content replaced with a photo of two penguins and the text "Pakistan downed". Some others had only one penguin, while there were variations on the text.

  8. Google Ocean View: Maps Now Take You Underwater

    The "ocean collection" will let users dive down into six of the world's most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii, says Google by way of introduction on a YouTube video.

  9. Iran Government Filtering Google Searches, Gmail

    The Iranian government has started filtering Google searches and Gmail in order to increase its own security. The Iranian government announced its intention to screen Google communications on Sunday and has already made good on its promise.

  10. Microsoft to Safari Users: Google Tracked You, So Try Bing

    Microsoft has added a 'Privacy Protection' page to its Bing website, where it reminds anyone who will listen that earlier this year Google was fined $22.5 million by the FTC. Google was tracking Safari users through what it called a mistake.

  11. Google Work From Home Scam Victims Getting Refunds

    U.S. citizens who fell for a work from home scam that capitalized on the Google name are being refunded by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC said that it is sending out over 90,000 refund checks worth around $2.3 million to consumers.

  12. The Pirate Bay Now on Google's Search Blacklist

    Google will no longer suggest that visitors head to The Pirate Bay. The search giant has removed the website's name from its autocomplete suggestions. According to The Pirate Bay this sort of thing does not have much of an impact on its traffic.

  13. New YouTube App Debuts on iPhone

    YouTube was rather unceremoniously removed from iOS 6 version 4 when it was released early in August. At the time Apple said this was because its license term had run out, but added that you could still visit YouTube via the Safari web browser.

  14. Google Voice Search Rolls Out to 13 More Languages

    The update adds Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, European Portuguese, Finnish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak and Swedish to the Google roster, bringing its supported languages up to more than 40.