TechBytes is a weekly dose of tech in one post! I put the relevant tech news, podcasts, videos, and more that you need to know!  This week, it’s about Uber’s struggles, WikiLeaks’ CIA dump, and more phone rumors!


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A man arrives at the Uber offices in Queens, New York CREDIT: REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID

All Those Uber Problems…

Uber is going through a lot recently. From scandals to allegations, Uber can’t seem to stay out of the limelight. Just this year, these are the Uber problems I’ve read on the web:

I’m not even going to talk about how Uber has a program that basically hides from government employees. INSANE! I just hope Uber gets its act together and implement drastic changes so as not to make things worse than they already are. I wish all the best for you, Uber.

Read more about Uber’s insane situation from The Verge.


 

WikiLeaks Does A CIA Dump!

This shocked me when I first caught wind of it! In case you didn’t notice at all, WikiLeaks dumped a lot of information on what the CIA does to spy on us through our gadgets! One way they did it is through using the camera of the Smart TV regardless of whether the TV is on or off! Isn’t that creepy and insane?

We’ve become so reliant with technology that we tend to ignore the consequences of not minding our privacy in our gadgets. If you have time, make sure you have the right privacy and security for all your gadgets. It will help you in the long run.


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More Galaxy S8 Rumors!

As we get closer and closer to the March 29th launch of the Galaxy S8, we’re basically getting all the information that we can beforehand. Despite not being the first smartphone to have a bezel-less display this year, expect Samsung to bring out all the stops for this to be best phone Samsung wants it to be.

The latest leaks are photos of the device itself and more detailed info on the device. The info comes from none other than Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. Most of the info confirms what we already know about the S8: it’ll come in two models, the S8 and the S8 Plus, both will have curved OLED displays, and more.


 

What’s Up on The Blog?


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Globe GoWiFi Review!

I just posted my review on Globe’s public Wi-Fi service, GoWiFi! Did I like it? Read the review to find out!


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5 Reasons to Choose NSS Group!

In this sponsored post, I put my 5 reasons why you should choose NSS Group as your web hosting provider.

Stories from the Web

Since most of the headlines above are already negative enough, I’ll stick to positive news and fun reads in this week’s stories!
I won’t even be putting notes so you can read them in peace. 🙂


Become Tech Savvy: How to approach updating software on your Mac

LG G6 is a beautiful phone with a supremely fun dual camera

The saga of the strange love-hate relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs

How to Stop a Browser Tab From Randomly Blasting Music

Yes. A How-To. Enjoy!

Google and Levi’s Project Jacquard jacket has restored my faith in wearables

Note to self: Stop taking notes!

 

New Podcasts!

Not only am I going to tell you new tech podcasts you should listen to, you can listen to them right here!


 

New Videos!



That’s it for this edition of TechBytes! Will those Uber problems ever go away? Will they get worse? Are you planning on getting a Galaxy S8? Let me know in the comments below!