YouTube ditches unskippable 30-second ads

YouTube is to scrap “unskippable” 30-second advertisements on the video-streaming service, from 2018.   Google confirmed the plan to the BBC’s Newsround programme, saying it wanted to focus on “formats that work well for both users and...

Is Nokia bringing back the 3310 and who would want a retro phone?

Mobile users of a certain age have been getting very excited on social media about the return of this sturdy, reliable handset. If you were in the market for a new phone in the year 2000, then the 3310 may have been on your wish-list. It may seem unlikely in the world...

Twitter u-turn on new abuse tool

Twitter has reversed one of the changes it made to tackle bullying on the platform, just two hours after rolling it out. The social network said it would no longer notify members who had been added to lists by other users. But it was hit with a number of complaints...

Concerns over pace of school computer rollout

Highland councillors have raised concerns about the pace of a rollout of computers to school pupils.   All children in P6 and 7 and all secondary school pupils are to get a device to help with their studies in the flagship Highland Council project. Some councillors...