Galaxy S4 mini confirmed, Sky apps hacked #TechTalk

A smaller version of the Galaxy S4 has been revealed by Samsung and some of the most popular Sky apps for Android have been hacked. Read the latest technology news in #TechTalk.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini confirmed

Rumours of a Galaxy S4 mini have inadvertently been confirmed by Samsung after the smartphone appeared on the South Korean mobile manufacturer's website. Although it's still not 100% official, the smaller, scaled-back version of the Galaxy S4 will reportedly arrive in July.

Read the full story: TechRadar

Sky Android apps hacked

Satellite TV giant Sky has been forced to remove several of its Android apps from the Google Play Store after they were hacked by a group calling itself the Syrian Electronic Army. Sky advised users of the Sky Go, Sky+ and Sky Wi-Fi apps for Android to delete them until the issue is fixed.

Read the full story: Gizmodo UK

Broadband providers plan 'network level' porn block

BT, Sky and Virgin Media have confirmed they plan to join TalkTalk in launching an automatic 'network level' filtering service that will block porn websites and other adult content across all devices - including smartphones and tablets - that use a broadband connection.

Read the full story: ISPreview

Yahoo! wants to buy Hulu

Internet giant Yahoo! has offered to buy the American TV streaming service Hulu for as much as $800million (£530million). The company's latest attempt to turn around its fading fortunes comes just days after it bought blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1billion (£730million).

Read the full story: Mashable

Online spending doubles in 10 years

More than a third of UK shoppers now spend more money online than they do on the high street, according to research by broadbandchoices.co.uk. The survey also found people's internet spending had doubled from a monthly average of £56 ten years ago to £113 in 2013.

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