Ariana Grande hates her new waxwork model

89.7 Bay favourite Ariana Grande has said ‘Thank You, Next’ to her latest waxwork. The singer, 25, was honoured by Madame Tussauds London but her loyal fans have been left unimpressed, claiming ‘it looks nothing like her’. And it appears that Ariana agrees, posting ‘I just wanna talk’ on an Instagram post about the new waxwork. […]

Ed Sheeran’s new song gets its first play on Bay

Ed Sheeran’s brand new song ‘Cross Me’ has had its 89.7 Bay premiere. The track, including vocals from Chance the Rapper and American hip-hop singer PnB Rock, featured on Bay Breakfast with Daniel and Ylenia on Friday morning. Some of the lyrics are: ‘It doesn’t matter where we are / Oh no, no / So, […]

Google ‘blocks Huawei from using apps on phones’

Google has blocked Huawei from using apps on its phones. Fears that the Chinese government could use Huawei to spy on other countries are thought to be the reason behind the move. Huawei is one of a number of manufacturers who use the Google-developed Android operating systems on its smartphones and tablets. Google reportedly halted […]

Ariana Grande sued for posting photos of herself

Ariana Grande is being sued after she allegedly used a photographer’s pictures of her on social media without his permission. Robert Barbera from New York has filed a lawsuit against the singer’s company, claiming the star violated copyright infringements when she posted two of his photos on Instagram last year. In her post, Ariana spliced […]

Urgent warning issued to WhatsApp users: here’s what to do

WhatsApp users have been urged to update their app immediately after it was hit by one of the worst security bugs ever seen. The flaw allows the app to be attacked by just leaving a missed call. Once hit, your smartphone is compromised without you even knowing it. The technology to use the attack appears […]

Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has been remembered as a ‘kind and gentle man’ and the ‘gentlest of giants’ by his co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill following his death aged 74. The British-American actor, who was 7ft 3in, was known for playing Chewbacca in the sci-fi films, the hairy Wookiee character who was a […]

Most dieting blogs on social media ‘give bad advice’

Slimmers should not trust weight loss and diet advice on social media blogs, according to scientists. They found just one in nine of the most popular sites gave accurate information. Health experts claimed that social media bloggers often ‘offer inaccurate or biased diet advice’. Some touted opinion as fact and failed to provide evidence for […]

Gorillas pose for incredible selfie in the jungle

An incredible photo of two gorillas posing with two anti-poaching workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo has received more than 25,000 likes on Facebook. The image, which was posted on April 18, shows Ranger Mathieu Shamavu and a colleague posing with two very camera friendly gorillas. A second post by The Elite AntiPoaching Units And […]

Are you using one of the most-hacked passwords?

The most common computer passwords have been revealed. The research showed a number of easily guessed log-ins are still being widely used, despite warnings about cyber security. 123456 was the most used, ahead of 123456789 and qwerty – the series of letters which appear in a line on a computer keyboard. The word password and […]

Facebook ‘likes’ could be blocked for children

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Snapchat could turn off their ‘like’ function for children in a bid to keep young people safe online. New guidelines have been suggested to protect youngsters on the internet. But while some have praised it as a step to avoid ‘tragic’ consequences, the draft code has not been […]

Rugby Australia to terminate Israel Folau’s contract

Rugby Australia and New South Wales are to terminate Israel Folau’s contract over his anti-gay social media posts. The Wallabies star was warned last year, but avoided any disciplinary action, for making homophobic comments on Instagram. In a statement, Rugby Australia said: ‘As a code we have made it clear to Israel formally and repeatedly […]

Lush quits Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Cosmetics chain Lush is closing down its social media accounts this week after growing ‘tired of fighting with algorithms’. The firm, which sells natural and handmade soaps, bath bombs and beauty products, tweeted the announcement and asked followers to call, email or message via its website instead. Lush has nearly 1.2 million followers across Instagram, […]

Justin sorry for ‘disgusting’ April Fools’ Day prank

Justin Bieber has apologised for an ‘insensitive’ April Fools’ Day joke claiming that wife Hailey was pregnant. The singer tricked fans into thinking he was about to become a father by sharing an ultrasound with his 107 million Instagram followers. Justin, 25, also posted pictures of his 22-year-old wife undergoing a medical exam, further fuelling […]

Justin Bieber shares emotional message on Instagram

Justin Bieber has shared an emotional message with his fans on Instagram. He revealed he will be taking a break from music for a while. The Sorry singer, 25, wrote: ‘Music is very important to me but nothing comes before my family and my health.’ He shared a lengthy message to his 106 million Instagram […]

Apple takes on Netflix with new TV streaming app

iPhone maker Apple has unveiled a new video streaming service to compete against Netflix, Amazon and terrestrial TV. A host of Hollywood A-listers – including Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and Steven Spielberg – joined Apple chief executive Tim Cook to reveal the announcement at Apple HQ in California. Apple TV + will feature original content […]

The Queen posts on Instagram for the first time

The Queen has proved she is in touch with the touch screen by sharing her first ever Instagram post. The head of the Commonwealth, 92, shared an archive image with 4.6 million followers of the Royal Family’s Instagram account The Queen passed the social media milestone during a visit to the Science Museum in London. Rather than opting for a […]