What the Hell Happened To Mint?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: Intuit's Mint personal-finance service wants me to know it's sorry. Again. "We're sorry!" its investments page bleats when I try to view my mutual funds' performance. "Our graphs require the latest version of Adobe Flash player." That site has spent years apologizing to me for needing Adobe's vulnerability-riddled plug-in: since I long ago booted Flash from my browser, since Adobe said in 2017 that it would drop Flash by the end of 2020, sin...
Tags: Adobe, Microsoft, Tech, Intuit, Aaron Patzer, Turbotax, QuickBooks, Quicken, Mint Fast Company

ABA Report: 2020 Legal Research Trends

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA Report: 2020 Legal Research Trends It used to be that legal research was expensive. There weren’t a lot of choices so most law firms simply paid exorbitant prices for access to case law, statutes, and treatises. But then along came the Internet, and it changed everything.These days, with the rise of increasingly affordable legal research platforms and mobile apps, lawyers now have a   vast ar...
Tags: Google, New York, Law, Web/Tech, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Cornell, Aba, Casetext, ABA Journal, Fastcase, Casemaker, RIA, Rochester New York, Westlaw, CCH

Google Makes it Easy to Revisit Similar Pages From Your Search History via @MattGSouthern

Google is enhancing its Collections in Search feature, making it easy to revisit groups of similar pages.The post Google Makes it Easy to Revisit Similar Pages From Your Search History via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Mobile Search, Seo

Google CEO thinks AI will be more profound change than electricity

Google's chief executive officer has left no doubt about how important he thinks artificial intelligence will be to humanity."AI is one of the most profound things we're working on as humanity. It's more profound than fire or electricity,"... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business

Here are all 21 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest batch

We’re down in Sunnyvale, CA today, where Alchemist Accelerator is hosting a demo day for its most recent batch of companies. This is the 23rd class to graduate from Alchemist, with notable alums including LaunchDarkly, MightyHive, Matternet, and Rigetti Computing. As an enterprise accelerator, Alchemist focuses on companies that make their money from other businesses, rather than consumers. 21 companies presented in all, each getting five minutes to explain their mission to a room full of inv...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, Tech, Cisco, Army, Michigan, Sdk, Co, Campbell, CNC, Alchemist accelerator, Sunnyvale CA, Jim Baldwin

Four of The Best Domestic and International Money Transfer Apps Right Now

Traditionally, international money transfer services have been mostly offline with banks and postal services dominating the scene. The few other money transfer operators such as Western Union and MoneyGram had restrictions in the number of countries you could send from and receive transfers. Thanks to the digital era, a number of money transfer services offered by fintech companies enable you to send money across the globe irrespective of the country you are in. Apart from the web-based money ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, UK, Finance, US, Paypal, United States, Travel Apps, Venmo, Travel Blog, Western Union, MoneyGram, Square Inc, Venmo Venmo, Ria Money Transfer

Here’s How Tech Could Save Your Small Business

If you own a small business, then you’re used to doing more with less than larger businesses. You don’t have the budget that the big corporations do, but you can still turn your small business into a twenty-first-century leader. How you may ask? Technology can be the answer. Technology has pushed the business world to limits that generations before only dreamed of. You may be thinking that as a small-business owner you can’t afford to invest in new tech, but you’re wrong. Some of the new techno...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Technology, Instagram, Small Business, Walmart, Others, Facebook Twitter, Improve Customer Service Small

3 Things to Consider Before Quitting Your Job to Launch a Tech Startup

By Charlene Brown There is mounting evidence that entrepreneurs over the age of 40 may be more successful at building high-growth businesses than their younger, more visible counterparts. According to the authors of the study Age and High-Growth Entrepreneurship, “the average age of the people who founded the highest-growth startups is 45″ and “successful entrepreneurs tend to be middle-aged, not young.” When I started my company, I was a physician working full-time as a Medical Officer at USAID...
Tags: Google, Internet, Digital, Sales, Startup, Richard Branson, Women In Business, Usaid, Virgin Atlantic, General Assembly, Paul Graham, Charlene, Facebook Twitter, Tech Startup, Virgin Records, Starting A Business

'Unauthorized Bread': A Tale of Jailbreaking Refugees Versus IoT Appliances

Science fiction writer, journalist and longtime Slashdot reader, Cory Doctorow, a.k.a. mouthbeef, writes: My novella "Unauthorized Bread" -- originally published last year in Radicalized from Tor Books -- has just been published on Ars Technica: it's an epic tale of jailbreaking refugees versus the disobedient IoT appliances they're forced to use, and it's being turned into a TV show by The Intercept's parent company and a graphic novel by First Second with help from Jennifer Doyle. Making the s...
Tags: Tech, Cory Doctorow, Slashdot, Jennifer Doyle, Canada Reads Canada

Report: FBI Got Apple to Roll Over on iCloud Encryption

Apple shelved plans to give iPhone users control over encrypted backups stored on the company's iCloud service over concerns raised by the FBI and internal sources, according to a report. The company made the decision two years ago, but it came to light just recently. The plan would have removed Apple's ability to decrypt users' backups. The company dropped it after representatives of the FBI complained that taking that action would deny the agency one of the most effective means of gaining ...
Tags: Apple, Ecommerce, Fbi, FBI Got Apple

Trend Micro Set Up a Fake Tech Company and Honeypot To Study Cyber Criminals

DesScorp writes: In an effort to better understand the latest threats to IT systems, antivirus and security company Trend Micro created a fake tech company, complete with AI-generated photos of fake employees, in order to build a honeypot environment that looked like an actual, working tech factory environment. "Malicious hackers are targeting factories and industrial environments with a wide variety of malware and cyberattacks including ransomware, cryptocurrency miners -- and in some cases the...
Tags: Tech, Trend Micro, Virtual Network Computing VNC, DesScorp, MeTech

Why your small business needs an appointment scheduling software.

There are quite a number of ways to ensure the growth of your business. One sure way is by increasing the number of customer appointments that your business has on a daily. When you run the numbers, more customers booking is always indirectly related to more income. There are many ways to ensure a steady increase in client appointments. One of the most common ones is by advertising the business. This method gives your clients a wider scope of what your business entails and all the services that ...
Tags: Google, Time, Sales, More

Now with More VR!

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about Oculus Quest, NLP, TikTok and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: ahrefs and LinkedIn Chris gets the Oculus Quest for testing Favorites: Tilt Brush by Google, Vader Immortal, Beat Saber 2 out of 3 don’t measure, 80% will give up on personalization – citizen data science is dead? 8:11 MoC is brought to you by ahrefs – learn why we use ahrefs for SEO, check out some of the things that only ahrefs can do! The Martech Landscape ...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, Chris, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Coffee Listeners, Matomo org Web Analytics

Bipartisan consensus is emerging on reining in Big Tech

House Antitrust chairman David Cicilline's interview with The Verge's Nilay Patel reveals the exciting shifts in how Congress thinks about Big Tech's monopolies. Cicilline doesn't think Congress can break up Big Tech, though he moots passing a "Glass-Steagall for tech" that makes tech companies engage in "structural separation" -- for example, platform companies would not be allowed to compete with the companies that use their platforms. And he wants to do a lot more scrutiny of mergers in ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, News, Congress, Tech, Competition, DoubleClick, David Cicilline, Cicilline, Nilay Patel, Big Tech, Trustbusting, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, House Antitrust

AS HEARD ON: WGAN Mornings with Ken and Matt: Privacy, Monitoring, Kids and Screen time, and AG Barr vs Apple Encryption and more

Good morning everybody! I was on with Ken and Matt. We had a good discussion about Privacy and Monitoring then we got into Kids and Smartphones and a study that says the issues are not as bad as we have been led to believe. Then it was onto the FBI and AG Barr vs Apple Encryption. So here we go with Ken and Matt. These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig If you have a company phone, monitoring of it is likely because the...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Sem, Fbi, Canada, New York Times, Marriott, Wall Street Journal, Arctic Circle, Craig, New England, Pensacola, Don, Ken, Greg, Matt

How to add Apple Pay to your Watch ahead of your next gym visit

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Apple today revealed it’s offering a rewards program to incentivize going to the gym by making certain ones “Apple Watch Connected.” Now when you make more of an effort to close your rings, you’ll be earning rewards. At the moment, the connected gyms include several from familiar franchises: OrangeTheory, Crunch Fitness, YMCA, and Basecamp. The rewards vary ba...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Basics, OrangeTheory Crunch Fitness YMCA

Oregon Supreme Court Approves Measure To Limit Self-Checkout Lanes

nickwinlund77 shares a report from Corvallis Gazette-Times: A petition to limit each grocery store to two self-checkout kiosks can move forward to signature gathering for a state ballot measure. On Friday, the Oregon Supreme Court certified the attorney general's description of the proposed measure. Backers need 112,020 signatures to get to voters' ballots in November. Filed in July, Initiative Petition 41 is backed by the Oregon AFL-CIO, a coalition of labor groups representing about 300,000 Or...
Tags: Oregon, Tech, AFL CIO, Corvallis Gazette Times, Oregon Supreme Court, Bureau of Labor and Industries, Oregon AFL CIO, Northwest Grocery Association, Oregon AFL, Graham Trainor, Joe Gilliam

Sonos CEO Apologizes For Confusion, Says Legacy Products Will Work 'As Long As Possible'

On Tuesday, Sonos announced that come May 2020, a number of its older products will no longer receive software updates. Naturally, this frustrated many longtime customers, prompting Sonos CEO Patrick Spence to issue a statement to try to clear up the confusion. The Verge reports: "We heard you," is how Spence begins the letter to customers. "We did not get this right from the start." Spence apologizes for any confusion and reiterates that the so-called legacy products will "continue to work as t...
Tags: Tech, Sonos, Spence, Patrick Spence

How to change your ringtone on an Android phone, and pick between preset or custom ringtones

To change your ringtone on an Android phone, you'll need to go through the "Sounds and vibration" menu in your Settings app. In this menu, you can change your ringtone to a custom tone, or pick from a list of preset tones. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your phone's ringtone can say a lot about your personality.  The default ringtone that comes with your Android phone isn't always going to feel like it's right for you. You might find it annoying, too similar to another so...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends

Germany Rejected Nuclear Power -- and Deadly Emissions Spiked

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: On New Year's Eve, while the rest of the world was preparing to ring in a new decade, employees of the German energy company EnBW were getting ready to pull the plug on one of the country's few remaining nuclear power plants. The license to operate the two reactors at the Philippsburg nuclear facility expired at midnight after 35 years of providing carbon-free power to Germans living along the country's southwestern border. The Philippsburg plant w...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Carnegie Mellon University, Philippsburg, UC Berkeley UC Santa Barbara

What can you use instead of Google and Facebook?

More and more companies are promising privacy online and an alternative to the big internet firms.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech

Sonos boss says speakers will work "as long as possible"

The speaker company said it was sorry for the confusion over software updates for older speakers.
Tags: Tech

Microsoft To Force Bing Search in Chrome for Office 365 ProPlus Users (slashdot)

Microsoft has announced that it will install a new Google Chrome extension for some Office 365 ProPlus customers that will force the browser to use Bing as the default search engine "to access relevant workplace information directly from the browser address bar." From a report: The Microsoft Search in Bing extension will be added to all new Office 365 ProPlus installations and when updating to newer releases. The only customers that won't have this Chrome extension installed automatically are th...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Bing, Msmash

Use DuckDuckGo 'Lite' for Absurdly Fast Search Results (lifehacker)

Most folks probably think of DuckDuckGo as the more privacy-focused alternative to Google, but one of the lesser-discussed benefits ditching all that data tracking is increased search speed. The normal DuckDuckGo search eats up less data and requires fewer requests than Google, but there’s also a “Lite” version of the…Read more... [Author: Brendan Hesse]
Tags: Google, News, Brendan Hesse

Relativity Space could change the economics of private space launches

The private launch market is an area of a lot of focus in the emerging space startup industry, not least because it unlocks the true potential of most of the rest of the market. But so far, we can count on one hand the number of new, private space launch companies that have actually transported payloads to orbit. Out of a number of firms racing to be the next to actually launch, LA-based Relativity Space is a prime contender, with a unique approach that could set it apart from the crowd. I sp...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, La, Tech, Space Tourism, Aerospace, Blue Origin, Vega, Ellis, Arianespace, Rocket Lab, Tim Ellis, Relativity Space, CTO Jordan Noone

Wikipedia now has more than 6 million articles in English

Wikipedia has surpassed a notable milestone today: The English version of the world’s largest online encyclopedia now has over six million articles. The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, Chief of Staff at Wikimedia, the non-profit organization that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia. The 6 millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadian school teacher, tr...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Science, Education, Wikipedia, Tech, Wikimedia, Jimmy Wales, Marie, Wikipedia Wikipedia, Lauder, Ryan Merkley, Maria Elise Turner Lauder, Rosie Stephenson, SimilarWeb Wikipedia

Global Expansion Into New Markets | How to Grow Your Business

Any business that experiences growth at home, looks further afield to expand their success. Expanding into global markets presents different challenges and approaches that work for one company may not work for another. Considering localization as a key factor for global growth is essential and businesses looking to grow need to dedicate time, energy and capital to truly knowing the areas they are hoping to expand into. Most companies looking to expand into new markets want to boost their sales a...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Usa, UK, China, Marketing, US, International, Eu, Netflix, Canada, Globalization, North America, Harvard Business Review, China Mobile, International Expansion

How to change your default Google account in any browser, using a PC or Mac computer

You can easily change your default Google account, which is associated with your Gmail address, through the web browser on your computer. To do so, you'll need to sign out of all your Google accounts, and then sign back into the one you want to have as your default. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A new job, a new life direction, a new priority — circumstances change, and sometimes that means a new Gmail account needs to become your top priority. That's when it's time to c...
Tags: Google, Trends, Nasa, Lenovo

Amazon flash sale on the Apple AirPods Pro cuts price to lowest yet

It's not a big discount, but Amazon's surprise sale on the AirPods Pro is the lowest price we've seen yet.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Apple AirPods Pro

Apple Lawsuit Tests If An Employee Can Plan Rival Startup While On Payroll

Attorneys for a former Apple executive will try to convince a skeptical judge that employees can plan a competing venture while still in a job. Reuters reports: Apple filed the lawsuit in Santa Clara County Superior Court against Gerard Williams III, who left the company last year after more than nine years as chief architect for the custom processors that power iPhones and iPads to start Nuvia Inc, which is designing chips for servers. Judge Mark H. Pierce last week issued a tentative ruling al...
Tags: Apple, California, Tech, Williams, Reuters, Santa Clara County Superior Court, Gerard Williams III, Nuvia Inc, Mark H Pierce

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