With greater concern about online privacy and cybersecurity, both individuals and small businesses have adopted them in greater usage. In fact for 2018, VPN usage is up exponentially at a rate of 165% compared to the year prior. Globally, 25% of internet users are deploying a VPN, with the most common use case scenario to access entertainment content, such as Netflix. A barrier to VPN entry for many is that most VPN services have a cost. This causes penny pinching folks to forgo the VPN that would provide protection from hacking attempts, and afford them a higher level of privacy online, despite the otherwise modest cost. In an effort to include these folks, over the last few years, a new category of VPN service has cropped up, specifically the free VPN service. They generally have significant downsides compared to their paid stablemates, such as low monthly limitations on data, lower throughput speeds that make video streaming downright painful, and user restrictions to a … [Read more...] about Are free VPNs safe and can they be trusted?
Netflix will not be part of Apple's new streaming service, according to Netflix Chief Executive, Reed Hastings.Speaking to reporters at the Netflix offices in Hollywood, Hastings said that "we prefer to let our customers watch our content on our service," and that "[Netflix has] chosen not to integrate with [Apple's] service."This doesn't come as a huge surprise, as Apple's new streaming service is said to be a new rival to Netflix, that might well include subscription bundles for digital news and magazines as well as shows and movies. Best Netflix shows: the best series on Netflix this monthNetflix vs Amazon Prime: the best streaming services comparedThe best Netflix VPN 2019It's expected that Apple is planning a launch event for the new streaming service on March 25, judging from suggestively-titled invites for its next major launch event that went out last week, simply stating: 'It's Show Time'. The streaming service is said to contain a mixture of Apple's original content … [Read more...] about Netflix won’t be part of Apple’s new streaming service
WW, formerly Weight Watchers, transforms into a "technology experience company" Nic Chikhani, VP of Product Management at WW, shares how the 55-year-old company is using insights from customer data and new tools like a voice app to deepen its relationship with customers. While you may not yet heard of WW, you definitely know the company -- it's the newly-rebranded Weight Watchers. The 55-year-old company rebranded last year with a new focus not just on weight loss but overall health and wellness. To complement its new, more comprehensive mission promoting wellness, WW has been updating its digital experience. Last week, it officially launched a new voice app called Wellow. Nic Chikhani, VP of Product Management at WW, spoke to ZDNet about what it hopes to accomplish with Wellow and its larger digital transformation. Here are some highlights of the conversation: Creating deeper customer connectionsWellow, which was built with voice search capabilities from Algolia, is now available on … [Read more...] about WW, formerly Weight Watchers, launches new voice app
E3 2019, this years entry into the annual gaming blowout event, is just around the corner, and giant of the industry Bethesda has just announced its plans for the show.Bethesda Softworks fifth annual E3 press conference will take place on Sunday June 9, with the star of the show set to be its horror-sci-fi shooter, Doom Eternal.Taking place in Los Angeles and kicking off at 5.30pm PDT, Bethesda will be streaming the extravaganza on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Mixer, and Facebook Live, giving those not physically in attendance “an in-depth look at Doom Eternal."Doom Eternal is the next entry in the veteran first-person shooter series, following 2016's superb Doom. Headed to PS4, Xbox One and PC, we're also going to get to look at a Nintendo Switch version of the game, after developer id Software found great success scaling 2016's Doom to the portable console with the help of developer Panic Button.Hands on Rage 2 review: rip-roaring through a surprisingly green wastelandThe Elder … [Read more...] about Doom Eternal to be the star of Bethesda E3 2019 press conference
Australia enjoys quite a few codes of football, but Rugby League is, undeniably, one of the country’s favorites. Fans Down Under often bundle up to face the winter cold and rain during League season so they can watch their favorite team battle it out on the field.However, the clever local fan knows they don’t have to brave the cold to watch the 2019 NRL Premiership matches live – they can do so from the comfort, and warmth, of their home. League fans from around the world won't have to miss out either as this year there's a particularly easy way to keep up with each try and conversion.In Australia, free-to-air television is the easiest means of keeping up with the 2019 season, but there are also live streaming options available to anyone outside the country keen on catching each kick-off live, no matter where you are. NRL 2019 schedule: The matches this weekThe NRL season runs over the course of 25 rounds before wrapping up with four weeks of finals. This year, … [Read more...] about NRL 2019: How to watch the entire Rugby League season live from anywhere