AI can battle coronavirus, but privacy shouldn’t be a casualty

Philip N. Howard Contributor Share on Twitter Philip N. Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and author of the forthcoming "Lie Machines: How to Save Democracy from Troll Armies, Deceitful Robots, Junk News Operations, and Political Operatives." Lisa-Maria Neudert Contributor Share on Twitter Lisa-Maria Neudert is a researcher wit...
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'What is Strava?': How to navigate and use the Strava fitness-tracking app

Strava is a fitness-tracking and social media app designed for runners and cyclists with three main features: Tracking, connecting, and competing.  Users can track their fitness via GPS within the app, or log their fitness manually, among other features. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Strava is a social media and fitness-tracking app that's tailored for runners and cyclists. The app can help you connect with other people in your area who share your fitness ...
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HBO Max Launches With Harry Potter Movies, 10,000 Hours of Content

HBO Max Launches With Harry Potter Movies, 10,000 Hours of Content WarnerMedia’s highly anticipated streaming platform, HBO Max, has officially launched today, featuring a leading collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia’s legendary catalog and a roster of new Max Originals, plus fan-favorite acquired franchises and films. The platform features 10,000 hours of premium content including all eight Harry Potter movies, the entire HBO service, motion picture and TV series from Warner...
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Everything You Need to Know About Today's macOS 10.15.5 Update

The macOS 10.15.5 update is rolling out computers this week, bringing a handful of new features and settings with it—including a long-awaited feature that should help keep your MacBook’s battery healthier for longer.Read more...
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How to Stop Your iPhone from Redownloading App Updates

The Apple App Store is randomly asking users to redownload app updates that they’ve previously installed. A similar issue has affected Android users for a few weeks now, but the iOS app updates appear to be downloading entire update files, rather than empty “ghost” updates like on Android. Read more...
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Samsung Expected to Provide Nearly 80% of OLED Displays for iPhone 12 Lineup [Updated]

Despite Apple's focus on diversifying its suppliers for various components in its products, Samsung Display is expected to still provide nearly 80 percent of the OLED displays used in this year's "iPhone 12" lineup, according to a preview of a DigiTimes report that will be published in full tomorrow. Samsung Display has obtained nearly 80% of the overall panel orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone series tentatively dubbed ‌iPhone 12‌ slated for launch later this year, according to industry...
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'What is Wi-Fi calling?': How to make calls from your smartphone even if you don't have a cell signal

Wi-Fi calling is a service that allows you to make phone calls over Wi-Fi, if you don't have a reliable cellular connection. Wi-Fi calling is built into nearly all modern phones, and usually comes at no extra cost. The sound quality on Wi-Fi calls will depend on the speed of your Wi-Fi connection. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You've probably heard a thing or two out there about Wi-Fi calling. However, if you're not a big tech person, you may be a little co...
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Eventbrite's CEO says live-events companies will have to adjust to life after the coronavirus as people delay returning to packed stadiums and concerts

Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz believes that the coronavirus pandemic will push many live events to shift to outdoor venues or new formats that combine virtual and in-person gatherings. Large events that are usually held at packed stadiums and arenas are probably the least likely to return to normal anytime soon, according to Hartz. Small independent venues are likely to struggle the most from the pandemic, Hartz said, since those venues often thrive on intimate performances and may not have the f...
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The best Apple deals — save $150 on Beats Studio 3 wireless noise cancelling headphones

  So far in May, we've seen $300 knocked off of the latest Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro in a variety of configurations, even the most powerful model that runs on Intel's Core i9 chip. Some older deals are still going strong, like the Beats Studio 3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones that are still $150 off, bringing down their price from $350 to $200. We've spotted other deals on Apple computers, headphones, and iPhone cases. We'll inevitably spot more soon, and we'll update this list when we ...
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HBO Max is WarnerMedia's ambitious attempt to take on Netflix, and it's now available to stream — here's how to sign up

  HBO Max, WarnerMedia's new subscription-based streaming service, is now available for $14.99 per month. HBO Max offers access to everything on HBO Now, along with new exclusive series and hundreds of additional movies and TV shows — all for the same price as HBO Now. Current HBO subscribers using AT&T cable are eligible for a free year of HBO Max, and new customers can receive a seven-day trial before paying $14.99. We've broken down everything you need to know about HBO Max, including what...
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Apple Confirms 'No Longer Shared' App Bug Has Been Fixed

On Friday, that caused newly updated apps to fail to open when tapped, with users receiving a message stating "This app is no longer shared with you." The problem affected dozens of apps that had received updates, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, TikTok, and others. There was no fix at the time except for and then re-downloading it, which was a hassle to do for every impacted app. On Sunday morning, iPhone and iPad owners began noticing dozens of pending app updates in the...
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Enough With the Ugly Apple Watch Bands

If there’s one thing Apple prides itself on, it’s design. (The company even published a $300 coffee table book about how iconic its products look.) But while they certainly are distinctive, whether you like these designs is another matter. Generally speaking, Apple knows how to make pretty products, but there’s one…Read more...
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Eventbrite's CEO says live event companies will have to pivot to life after the coronavirus as people delay returning to packed stadiums and concerts

Eventbrite CEO Julia Hartz believes that the coronavirus pandemic will push many live events to shift to outdoor venues or new formats that combine virtual and in-person gatherings. Large events that are usually held at packed stadiums and arenas are probably the least likely to return to normal anytime soon, according to Hartz. Small independent venues are likely to struggle the most from the pandemic, says Hartz, since those venues often thrive on smaller, intimate performances and may not h...
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'What is Gboard?': Google's smart keyboard for phones and tablets, explained

Gboard, Google's virtual keyboard, is a smartphone and tablet typing app that features glide typing, emoji search, GIFs, Google Translate, handwriting, predictive text, and more.  Many Android devices come with Gboard installed as the default keyboard, but it can be added to any Android or iOS device. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Gboard is a virtual typing app developed for Android and iOS. While it's the default keyboard on several devices, it can also b...
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The CMO of 1-800-Flowers reveals how it's adapting its business and advertising as people send more flowers during the pandemic

Business Insider has launched a regular series where we talk to chief marketing officers about how they are confronting challenges from data-driven marketing to in-housing. While some companies grapple with the fallout of the coronavirus on their businesses, 1-800-Flowers's business is blossoming, with revenue up more than 12% year-over-year in the most recent quarter. In the second installment of the series, we talked to 1-800-Flowers CMO Amit Shah about how the company is adapting its busine...
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The best headphone deals — save $49 on Apple's AirPods with wireless charging case

  Good-quality headphones can be expensive, but they often go on sale. We've rounded up the best headphone deals for May 2020. We'll update this list regularly with the top deals. Right now, the Apple AirPods with wireless charging case are on sale for $149.98 — that's $49.02 off their original price. A great pair of headphones can change the way you listen to music. Sure, the random earbuds that you have in your bottom drawer may do the job just fine for some, but if you want to hear nuance...
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France’s data protection watchdog reviews contact-tracing app StopCovid

France's data protection watchdog CNIL has released its second review of StopCovid, the contact-tracing app backed by the French government. The CNIL says there’s no major issue with the technical implementation and legal framework around StopCovid, with some caveats. France isn’t relying on Apple and Google’s contact-tracing API. Instead, a group of research institutes and private companies have worked on a separate solution. At the heart of StopCovid, there’s a centralized contact-traci...
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Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.4.1 Following Release of iOS 13.5

Following the release of iOS 13.5 on May 20, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, which means downgrading to that version of iOS is no longer possible. iOS 13.4.1 was a minor update that addressed a bug that prevented devices running iOS 13.4 from participating in FaceTime calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date. iOS...
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Apple Could Be Planning Redesigned Leather Loop Apple Watch Band

Apple is working on a redesigned version of the Leather Loop band that could be as soon as next month, according to leaked information shared today on Reddit and by 9to5Mac. The updated bands appear to have more distinct ridges that do not extend to the edge of the band and for some colors, accent edging in a different color. The photos shared on Reddit depict the bands in brown with two colors of accent edging, red, orange, black, and blue. Rather than fastening with a loop, the redesigned v...
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Samsung’s new mobile security chip protects booting process and crypto transactions

Samsung introduced its second-gen security chip (S3FV9RR) for smartphones today. The chip, akin to Apple‘s T2 and Google’s Titan M chips, is designed to secure the booting process, parts of storage, and mobile-based payments. The Korean tech-giant launched its first Secure Enclave chip in February; it was used in the Galaxy S20 series later. The new chip is certified with Common Criteria (CC) EAL 6+ security standard, which makes it one of the most secure mobile solutions around. This level of s...
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Julián Castro on Why Everyone Hates Ted Cruz

Former presidential candidate Julián Castro has a convincing theory about why Everyone Hates Ted Cruz.In Episode 11 of The New Abnormal, The Daily Beast’s podcast for a world gone off the rails, Castro talks to co-hosts Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson about Trump’s chances to take Texas in 2020 (not great!), Joe Biden’s “you ain’t black” comment (also not great!), and sycophantic fellow Texan Ted Cruz (even worse!). Remember when Trump insulted Sen. Cruz’s family members? Yeah, everyone does.“If...
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Apple's iPhone 11 Was the Most Popular Smartphone in Q1 2020

Apple's iPhone 11 was the most in-demand smartphone during the first quarter of 2020, even as the world weathered a global pandemic, according to new research shared today by research firm Omdia. Apple shipped an estimated 19.5 million ‌iPhone 11‌ models during the quarter, thanks to the more affordable price tag of the device along with its robust feature set."For more than five years--even amid shifting conditions in the wireless market and the global economy--one thing has remained consist...
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Quibi for iPhone Gains AirPlay Support for Streaming to the Big Screen

Quibi has added AirPlay support, allowing iPhone users to stream content from the short-form mobile video service to Apple TV and AirPlay-compatible smart TVs. Quibi features "movie quality" original shows that are framed to fit phone screens and come in episodes of 10 minutes or less to cater for on-the-go lifestyles. The service first announced it would offer support for streaming protocols in May, but didn't specifically mention Apple's ‌AirPlay‌. Quibi chief producer Tom Conrad revealed...
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The New 13-Inch MacBook Pro's Keyboard Really Is That Good

I sit here typing on Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which is somehow both an incremental and radical upgrade over the 13-inch MacBook Pros of recent years. The Pro I bought in 2017 sits to my left, and while the two look similar, the experience of using them is completely different. My 3-year-old laptop sports the …Read more...
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First App Using Apple and Google's Exposure Notification API Launches in Switzerland

The first app that takes advantage of the Exposure Notification API developed by Apple and Google has launched in Switzerland, according to a report from the BBC. A team of app developers working on contact tracing app called SwissCovid have rolled out the app in a beta capacity for members of the Swiss army, hospital workers, and civil servants. After the app is tested and approved by MPs, it will see a wider public rollout, which could happen by mid-June. Latvia also soon plans to introduc...
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16-Inch MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, and iMac Pro With Mini-LED Displays Again Rumored to Launch in 2021

Apple plans to release several higher-end devices with Mini-LED displays in 2021, including a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the first quarter, a new 16-inch MacBook Pro in the second quarter, and a new 27-inch iMac in the second half of the year, according to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Chinese research firm GF Securities. This timeframe lines up with one shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who recently said that Apple suppliers are slated to begin mass production of related components between the fourth ...
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Daily Crunch: SpaceX’s first astronaut launch is a ‘go’

SpaceX is giving astronauts a lift to the International Space Station, a new jailbreak can unlock any iPhone and a startup raises $250 million to reduce food waste. Here’s your Daily Crunch for May 26, 2020. 1. NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’ SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are now set to fly with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onboard, making a trip to the International Space Station. Both the agency and SpaceX announced yest...
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An Apple cofounder is selling his California ranch at a 37% discount. Take a look at the sprawling property that comes with 7 homes, a private airstrip, and a helipad.

Apple cofounder Mike Markkula is selling his California ranch for $37.5 million. Markkula, Apple's third employee and second CEO, invested $250,000 in the early days of the company, which gave him a one-third stake in Apple. His property, Rana Creek Ranch, is a 14,000-acre working cattle ranch with a private lake, riding arena, two barns, and a 2,900-foot landing strip and helipad. It's the largest landholding in the Carmel Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A little-...
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The $450 TCL 10 Pro Is the Most Overlooked Deal in Phones

TCL makes everything from air conditioners to soundbars to washing machines, but here in the U.S., unless people are talking about TCL’s cheap TVs, no one really cares. Look, I get it, TCL doesn’t have the same kind of draw or recognition as other electronics giants like Apple or Samsung. But at the same time, TCL…Read more...
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Inside the marketing strategy for HBO Max, AT&T's $4 billion answer to Netflix (T)

HBO saw from shows like "Game of Thrones" how viral and culture-hitting moments can drive viewership, and its new sister brand, HBO Max, is embracing social and digital media around its streaming debut.  Katie Soo, who oversees growth marketing for HBO Max, told Business Insider how the streaming service is leveraging social media and pop culture in its launch marketing. HBO Max's marketing creative aims to strike a "more fun and playful tone" than the HBO brand to distinguish itself from its ...
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