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Spotify now has more than 50 million paid subscribers

Spotify recently revealed on Twitter that it has surpassed the 50 million subscriber mark. That’s impressive when you consider the streaming music provider just hit the 30 million member mark a year ago and crossed 40 million paid users in September.

Gmail doubles size limits for inbound attachments

Sending files over the Internet has gotten extremely simple with cloud storage services like Dropbox and Google Drive or specialized services like WeTransfer and many others. But sometimes email is just quicker and today Google is boosting the size of…

Down or just me? Amazon S3 downtime causing disruptions across the web

Not you. Amazon Web Services is having issues today causing disruptions and slowness, impacting thousands of websites that rely on S3 for content delivery, especially if you are in certain regions of the U.S. where troubled East coast servers are supposed to mirror content. Amazon is working to resolve the issue but some customers “will continue to experience high error rates” until this is fully sorted.

The Messy Path to 5G

It’s the hottest topic in the tech world—certainly at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain—it is. The next generation of wireless networks—commonly called 5G—is on the lips of most people you speak to, in the…

2 billion saves later, Pocket is now part of Mozilla

Mozilla is trying new things, so here's another one, they just bought Pocket a relatively high-profile mobile application that claims to have 10 million unique active users across Android, iOS, and the web. Most recently we've seen Mozilla dropping its…

Connectify Hotspot lets you share your net connection OTA

Connectify turns your PC's Wi-Fi adapter into a wireless router, so you can share any available Internet connection with friends, co-workers, and mobile devices. It's a great piece of software to have handy when you are on the go or you need a quick solution to cover areas where signal strength might be lacking. Connectify Hotspot 2017.2 is free and available to download here.

EFF: Half of all web traffic is now encrypted

Encrypted web traffic has gone from a far-off dream from privacy advocates, to something we take for granted and hardly notice. That little green lock or "https" in front of a web address means your internet traffic is encrypted. Privacy…

YouTube is doing away with its most annoying ad spot

Online advertising is always evolving and adapting to the latest publishing trends which, as of late, happens to be video. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the biggest online video players is making a significant change to perhaps its…
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