Technology

Spotify’s Family and Student Plans are reducing some revenue per user, but they are sticking around longer

Spotify’s “Family Plan,” a variation of which launched in 2014, as well as its “Student Plan” appear to be driving a significant portion of the company’s growth and improving retention, as the company points to it multiple times in its filing for a direct listing on public markets today. But that also comes at a […]

Apple News

How to limit HomePod access so family and friends can’t send texts, create reminders, or hijack your music

There are two different ways to lock your HomePod from outside access —restricting access to AirPlay only, disabling messages, reminders and notes. AppleInsider shows you how to access and control both of these. For the most security, you’ll want to disable what Apple calls “Personal Requests” on HomePod. Personal Requests include the ability to send […]

Technology

Facebook Tweaks Newsfeed to Favor Content from Friends, Family

In November, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started sprinkling a new phrase, or perhaps a new idea, into his quarterly call with investors. “It’s important to remember that Facebook is about bringing people closer together and enabling meaningful social interactions,” he said. Research, he continued, demonstrates that interactions with friends and family on social media is […]