Dropbox Knows When You're Sharing Copyrighted Files

If you store your important documents on Dropbox, there’s a chance that you might have some copyrighted files up there in the cloud. If those files are copyrighted, they might well not belong to you. If you have those copyrighted files in the cloud, you might want to share them with a friend. That’s when Dropbox steps in and puts a stop to things. Read More >>

Any Key You Can Photograph is a Key That Can be Copied

If you take a picture of a car or house key, could you use that picture to get a copy made? Yes—quite trivially, actually. I have a folder on my laptop that is filled with photos people have taken of their keys and put onto the internet. Every few weeks, I take some idle time and associate one of those keys to an address (lots of Googling, mostly) and then I decode the cuts in the key. Read More >>

A New Study Says You Sell More Music if You Get Rid of Content Locks

Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are used on things like ebook and movie files to make them more difficult to share. During the Napster era the major record labels got on board with DRMs in a big way hoping that they could reduce piracy by locking their music files down. But a new study shows what we've all thought for a long time: It doesn't help. And in fact DRM hurt sales. Read More >>

Social Media Sharing May be Taking Money Away From Charities

The trend for clicking "like" underneath things may be having an impact on the money raised by charities, with one report suggesting people who think they're helping by liking and sharing appeals might not bother actually handing over any loose change the next time a tin's rattled their way. Read More >>

Take And Share 3D Images Like It's No Big Deal

What we experience in real life isn't enough, so our digital lives are becoming more and more 3D. iOS 7 has parallax, movies want you to feel like you've been hit in the face with a satellite, and lots of developers have been trying to make 3D photography easy. Seene for iOS seems like a solid step. Read More >>

Snaphack Saves Your Snapchat Messages Without Telling the Sender

It's just become slightly easier to capture an image of the genitals of a sex friend sent through imaging app Snapchat, with new app Snaphack promising to let users take screengrabs of photo messages without informing the sender. Read More >>

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Xbox One's Game DVR Game Capture Locked at 720p Resolution

Xbox One's built-in game footage buffer is limited to recording at 720p/30fps resolution, regardless of how high-res the actual game you're actually playing may be. Read More >>

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Xbox One Constantly Buffers Only Your Last Five Minutes of Play to the PS4's 15

Microsoft has explained a little more about its plans for Xbox One to work as your own little gameplay DVR, confirming that it'll continuously bugger buffer the last five minutes of your action so you can edit it, watch it again and share it to people who probably won't be particularly interested in seeing your amazing kill. Read More >>

Native Instagram App for BB10 Not on the Horizon, Says Source

Owners of the new BB10 phones are going to have to look elsewhere for a means of capturing, editing and distributing photographs of their duck wraps and Thai chilli fish cakes, as sources claim Instagram is currently steering clear of the new OS and not working on a custom native app. Read More >>

Is Mega Working for You?

Right after the launch of Mega yesterday, a whole bunch of us here at Giz decided to check it out so we could share a whole wealth of PERFECTLY LEGAL files, just like everyone else does. That said, there's been issues getting confirmation emails and blistering upload speeds of 0 b/s for hours on end. Read More >>

Instagram "Sluts" Account Triggers Swedish Riot

Whinging over Instagram has been taken to new heights in Sweden, where hundreds of teenagers gathered at a local school to attack the alleged founder of a photo sharing account. Read More >>

Vodafone and O2's Buddy-Buddy 4G Sharing Alliance Is Go

While Orange and T-Mobile did the dirty and got hitched, Vodafone and O2 are looking lovingly into either other's mast-shaped arms. OK, it's nothing as extreme as EE's love-in, but the OFT's approval should see both O2 and Vodafone get a signal boost, for both 3G and any new 4G networks. Read More >>

Team GB a Disappointing Fourth in Global Pirate Bay BitTorrent Traffic Tables

Research into the locations of the most prolific torrent uploaders has placed the UK in fourth place when it comes to the number of highly trafficked torrents generated, with the US, Canada and Australia beating our brave file uploaders to the piracy medals. Read More >>

Hands On Instagram 3: The Single Coolest Way to Browse Your Friends' Photos

There's a new Instagram out today—and because the Instagram team is smart, they're keeping the app simple. But there's one major change: you can see where all your friends have taken their pictures, all across the world. Awesome. Read More >>

Facebook Finally Fights Back Against Auto-Sharing Spam With New Rules

Apps that auto-share your activity on Facebook can be a pain in the arse, and Facebook is taking steps to block the worst offenders. New rules require that apps that auto-share information about articles you read or videos you watch can only do so if you engage with the content for at least 10 seconds. Read More >>

Everything Everywhere Completes Orange/T-Mobile 3G Network Assimilation

Everything Everywhere, the annoyingly named, pain in the arse to type, new network formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile, has completed its technical fiddlings, meaning users of both companies can now switch, seamlessly, between the two networks when using 3G services. They have now become one. Read More >>


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