Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech

smartphone,A consumer based economy always lends itself to technology, as members of the economy demand the newest, coolest gadgets. Because of that, it is pertinent for both consumers and investors to be aware of the current tech trends and most recent products. When everyone is scrambling to buy the newest iPhone or sort out the latest Apple rumors, investors are doing the same with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock.

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Can’t Find the Google ‘View Image’ Button?

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL) has changed the layout of Google in order to appease photographers and image owners. GoogleThe search engine announced that the 'View Image' function will no longer be available as Google has removed it. The feature used to allow users to open an image that appeared on its regular search engine, displaying the image by itself. Many users were fans of the function but the feature was a problematic one due to the fact that many would use the image for their own reasons. In a lot of cases, the images were not license-free, meaning that the people who used them did not pay royalties for them, hurting the businesses of photographers and image license owners. Google made the move in order to make it more difficult for users to get the image as not only will the 'View Image' function no longer be available, but copyright information will also be included in these changes, according to an announcement from Alphabet last week.
Users will still be able to find an image through the search engine's regular image search function, but Google is encouraging users to avoid using an image for their own purposes unless they pay for them or unless the images don't have a copyrighted creative license.
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Friday Apple Rumors: When is WWDC 2018?

Friday's Apple Rumors include a hint about the design for all of its 2018 smartphones, renewing 'Carpool Karaoke' for a second season and more. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Addresses HomePod White Ring Issue

Thursday's Apple Rumors include the manufacturing costs of the HomePod, news about an upcoming fix to a crash bug and more. Read Article

New Apple Bug: The One Character That Can Crash Your Device

The bug is from an Indian language (Telugu) character that, if sent, can shut down your texting, WhatsApp, Gmail and other apps. Read Article

Google Chrome Ad Blocker Goes Live: 9 Things to Know

There's now an official Google Chrome ad blocker to help users better search the web and we have a few things to know about it. Read Article, Inc. Takes Aim at the Health Market

AMZN is looking to disrupt another market, with reports of an Amazon health initiative that could sell disposable supplies to medical providers. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: New Show ‘Swagger’ in the Works

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include a special offer from AT&T for the iPhone X, Samsung copying Animoji for the Galaxy S9 and more. Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: Why iBoot Code Was Recently Leaked

Monday's Apple Rumors include changes to how Verizon sells the iPhone, Google planning to copy a design from the iPhone X and more. Read Article

Chamillionaire Presents New App in Convoz

Convoz is the name of a new social app rolled out by Chamillionaire, who presented the app at the Upfront Summit in Los Angeles, wowing the crowd. Read Article

Alibaba Signs Streaming Deal With Disney

Alibaba (BABA) signed a deal with Disney (DIS) that gives it certain streaming rights for movies and animated TV shows in China. Read Article

Amazon Shelled Out $90 Million for Blink

Amazon (AMZN) has announced that late last year, the e-commerce retailer paid $90 million for Blink, a company that sells home security cameras. Read Article

Apple is Joining a Group Investing $10B into eMagin

Apple (AAPL) is teaming up with LG and Valve to make a $10 billion investment into OLED microdisplays maker eMagin for possible AR tech. Read Article

Friday Apple Rumors: Man Claims AirPods Exploded While at Gym

Friday's Apple Rumors include confirmation concerning the iBoot leak yesterday, the ridiculous price to repair a HomePod and more. Read Article

Facebook Testing New Downvote Feature

Facebook is testing out a new 'downvote' button for select users in the U.S., but it isn't the same as a 'dislike' button. Read Article

The Vyloo Represent a New Kind of Robotics From Walt Disney Co

Walt Disney Co has unveiled the Vyloo in their theme parks. These small alien creatures are a new type of animatronic with personality and the ability to sense and interact with guests. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: iBoot Code Leaks on Github

Thursday's Apple Rumors include more 2018 iPhone Face ID talk, preorders for the HomePod in the U.S. selling out and more. Read Article

Amazon Prime Offers Free Whole Foods Delivery

Amazon (AMZN) is offering free two-hour delivery of goods from Whole Foods to members of its Amazon Prime subscription service. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Second iOS 11.3 Beta Available to Public Testers

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include the release of a new developer beta for watch OS 4.3, a statement concerning battery management for new iPhones and more. Read Article

New Snapchat Update February 2018: Why Everyone Hates It, How to Undo It

Snap (SNAP) put out a new Snapchat update for February 2018, but several users are complaining about the new changes to the app. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Apple Considers iPhone 6 Battery Rebate

Tuesdays' Apple Rumors include a bug concerning calls on the iPhone X, the review embargo for the HomePod smart speaker lifting and more. Read Article