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FCA cracks down on misleading promos by social media influencers

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) forced the amendment or removal of 8,582 potentially misleading or outright fraudulent financial promotions during 2022, over 14 times more than the 573 interventions it made in 2021, as its use of digital tools and focus on social media influencers. The FCA said it had made “significant improvements” to…

Apple still working on iPhone’s reverse wireless charging feature

Since the iPhone 12, Apple’s been rumored to introduce reverse wireless charging to its smartphone line. This feature, which already exists on other smartphones, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S line, is still in development, according to an exclusive report by 9to5Mac. Sources familiar with the matter said the company hoped to debut the feature with…

LockBit gang confirms Ion cyber attack as disruption continues

The LockBit ransomware cartel has confirmed it is behind the cyber attack on financial software supplier Ion Group, which has caused chaos in the City of London and left multiple clients, including the likes of ABN Amro and Intesa Sanpaolo, locked out of critical applications. In a note posted to LockBit’s dark web leak site,…

Intel’s next-gen Meteor Lake CPUs could be amazing for laptops

Meteor Lake CPUs, Intel’s next-gen chips to follow Raptor Lake, are going to provide some huge boosts on the efficiency front if a fresh rumor proves to be correct.As Wccftech (opens in new tab) reports, this is another from that fountain of speculation which is Twitter, and one of the better-known hardware leakers on that…

Apple releases tvOS 16.3.1 update to Apple TV and HomePod

Two weeks after releasing tvOS 16.3 to all users, Apple is now making tvOS 16.3.1 available to Apple TV and HomePod owners. According to the release notes, this update brings “general performance and stability improvements.” It’s unclear if other Apple operating systems will get an x.x.1 update today or if it’s just focused on Apple…

AWS talks up ‘healthy and robust’ customer pipeline as revenue growth continues to slow

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has moved to assure the market that its new customer pipeline remains “healthy and robust” after its parent company reported another downbeat set of financial results. Amazon.com reported a quarterly revenue of $149.2bn for the three months to 31 December 2022, which constitutes a year-on-year (YoY) rise of 12%, and a…

Google Chrome browser gets Nvidia RTX GPU tech that could revolutionize Netflix viewing

Google Chrome now supports new Nvidia technology that upscales video playing in the web browser with what look to be seriously impressive results, or at least this feature is now live in testing.VideoCardz (opens in new tab) (via Tom’s Hardware (opens in new tab)) noticed the preview release of the tech which is called Nvidia…

Apple announces 2 billion active devices milestone

In its Q1 2023 earnings, Apple shared an important detail on how many of its devices are currently active. According to CEO Tim Cook, the company’s user base continues to grow as Apple now has 2 billion devices active worldwide. The last time Apple shared this information, it had 1.8 billion models, adding more than…

Finance regulator finding more misleading promotions quicker through improved digital tools

Last year saw a large increase in the number of financial product promotions the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) forced finance firms to remove or amend. A total of 8,582 promotions were pulled or changed after the FCA contacted firms promoting them, which was 14 times more than the previous year. The UK finance regulator also…

Long-promised Apple Pay Later feature is coming soon

Announced at WWDC 2022, Apple Pay Later is one of the features planned to launch during iOS 16’s lifecycle. Exclusive to the US, this function will bring a “seamless and secure way” to split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments spread over six weeks, with zero interest and no fees…

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