Google Device Bug Chokes Home WiFi Networks

A bug in the software used by Google Cast devices such as Chromecast and Home can slow down or crash WiFi networks. The problem — initially believed to be isolated to a particular router model made by TP-Link — appears to affect models made by other manufacturers, including Asus, Linksys, Netgear and Synology. Complaints on…

Batteries in New iPhones Could Have Shorter Life Spans

There was some bad news for owners of the latest iPhone models on Monday. Batteries in the iPhone 8 and X may have shorter life spans than those in prior models, according to an article in ZDNet. The battery in contributor Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ iPhone 8 Plus was racking up recharge cycles at an alarming rate, he wrote….

New Open Source Mobile OS Puts Privacy Front and Center

A renowned Linux innovator has developed a new mobile operating system, called “Project eelo,” in an effort to provide a level of data privacy that traditional Android and iOS devices fail to offer. The new eelo system will allow mobile phone users to regain control over their personal information at a price they can afford,…