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How to get a refund on Google Play for past purchases

You can get a refund on Google Play for certain purchases on the service.  Depending on what you got, from an app to a movie to music, one or more of the approaches should help you get your money back if you're not happy with your purchase. Google Play refunds hit at different times depending on the payment method used, with some refunds coming in a single day, while others can take up to a month. You may get an automatic refund if you uninstall a paid app shortly after you paid for it, so if ...
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Tesla Drops Lawsuit Against Alameda County Over Freemont Factory Reopening

Tesla has officially dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this month against Alameda County that sought to force the reopening of its factory in Fremont, Calif. TechCrunch reports: The dismissal, which was granted Wednesday, closes the loop on a battle between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and county health and law enforcement officials. The lawsuit, filed May 9 hours after Musk threatened to sue and move operations out of state, sought injunctive and declaratory relief against Alameda County. The lawsuit wa...
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University of California Will Stop Using SAT, ACT

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: The University of California board of regents voted Thursday to stop using the SAT and ACT college admissions exams (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source), reshaping college admissions in one of the largest and most prestigious university systems in the country and dealing a significant blow to the multibillion-dollar college admission testing industry. The unanimous 23-to-0 vote ratified a proposal put forward last month...
Tags: California, Tech, UC, University Of California, Napolitano, Schaeffer, College Board, Janet Napolitano, FairTest, University of California Will Stop Using, Robert Schaeffer


AMD A520 motherboards to arrive in September

According to a news report, we will release of the low-budget AMD A520 motherboard sometime in September. It may debut with the Ryzen 4000 Vermeer Zen 3 CPUs. The release of the Renoir series APUs is not known yet. These chipsets will be made by ASMedia. The company has been making many of AMD's desktop  The post AMD A520 motherboards to arrive in September appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs likely to not support PCIe 4.0

Thanks to the Biostar Racing B550GTA motherboard's listing, we come to know that the Ryzen 4000 Renoir series APUs are unlikely to support PCIe 4.0 lanes. According to its specifications, it mentioned the PCIe 4.0 support is only on Ryzen 3rd Matisse. The post AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs likely to not support PCIe 4.0 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
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How Do Astronauts Escape When a Space Launch Goes Wrong?

On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are expected to become the first humans to ride a Dragon. The two astronauts will catch a ride to the International Space Station in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule as part of the Demo-2 mission, the final test before NASA officially certifies the vehicle for human spaceflight. It will be the first time in nine years that NASA astronauts have launched to space from the US -- and the only time they've ever flown on a commercial rocket. Engineers...
Tags: Spacex, US, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Pacific Ocean, Hurley, Scoville, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, Garrett Reisman


How to update your LastPass password manager on Google Chrome to get the latest, most secure version

You can easily update LastPass on Chrome to make sure you're using the latest version of the extension. The free password manager runs smoothly in the background as a Chrome extension. Be mindful to keep the program up-to-date, since any security exploits are patched in updates. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A LastPass account offers something invaluable for browsing Google Chrome: password security, without having to memorize dozens of complex alphanumeric...
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Students Are Failing AP Tests Because the College Boards Can't Handle HEIC Images

Many high school students around the country completed Advanced Placement tests online last week but were unable to submit them at the end because the testing portal doesn't support HEIC images -- the default format on iOS devices and some newer Android phones. The Verge reports: For the uninitiated: AP exams require longform answers. Students can either type their response or upload a photo of handwritten work. Students who choose the latter option can do so as a JPG, JPEG, or PNG format accord...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Los Angeles, Tech, Ap, Silicon Valley, College Board, HEIC, Bryner, Nick Bryner, Verge the College Board


Tesla Texas Terafactory is Appearing on Google Maps

Tesla is showing Hutto Texas as a possible location for a new Terafactory in Google Maps. Tesla Terafactory Texas – option-appearing on maps – NICE! pic.twitter.com/kvPTNzclat —... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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'Can you record on Sling TV?': How to add Cloud DVR to the internet TV service and use it to record shows and movies

You can record live content on Sling TV to watch anytime using the internet TV service's digital video recording add-on, Cloud DVR.  All Sling TV subscribers get at least 10 hours of space for free to save recorded content using Cloud DVR. For a $5 monthly charge, Sling TV Blue, Orange, and Blue+Orange subscribers can get Cloud DVR Plus, which will record up to 50 hours of content. You currently can't purchase more than 50 hours of storage on Sling TV Cloud DVR. Visit Business Insider's Tech ...
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North Dakota's COVID-19 contact tracing app leaks location data to Foursquare and a Google Ads ID: Report

Your concerns about the privacy and security risks of using state-run coronavirus contact tracing apps? They're reasonable concerns. This new report from mobile privacy firm Jumbo Privacy says the official North Dakota contact-tracing app is sharing location data with Foursquare and an advertising ID with Google. Writes Steven Melendez for Fast Company: The app, called Care19, and produced by a company called ProudCrowd that also makes a location-based social networking app for North Dakota...
Tags: Health, Google, Security, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Barcelona, Tech News, North Dakota, Data Security, North Dakota State, North Dakota Department of Health, Steven Melendez, TechMeme, Coronavirus


KKR to invest $1.5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms has agreed to sell 2.32% stake to U.S. equity firm KKR in what is the fifth major investment the top Indian telecom operator has secured in just as many weeks. On Friday, KKR announced it will invest $1.5 billion in the top Indian telecom operator, a subsidiary of India’s most valued firm (Reliance Industries), joining fellow American investors Facebook, Silver Lake, Vista Equity Partners, and General Atlantic that have made similar bets on the Ind...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Companies, Atlantic, United States, Asia Pacific, KKR, General Atlantic, Silver Lake, Shah Rukh Khan, Reliance, Reliance Jio


Hackers Infect Multiple Game Developers With Advanced Malware

One of the world's most prolific hacking groups recently infected several Massively Multiplayer Online game makers, a feat that made it possible for the attackers to push malware-tainted apps to one target's users and to steal in-game currencies of a second victim's players. Ars Technica reports: Researchers from Slovakian security company ESET have tied the attacks to Winnti, a group that has been active since at least 2009 and is believed to have carried out hundreds of mostly advanced attacks...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Microsoft, Asus, Tech, Ars Technica, Taiwan, Thailand, ESET, Winnti


Are You Shitting Me?

Earlier today, Cult of Mac posted the most egregious rumor: Apple is apparently crafting a pair of special edition augmented reality glasses that will look like Steve Jobs’s moderately iconic ones. Apple will then reportedly sell these glasses for money. The claim comes from Jon Prosser, a YouTuber who has made waves…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Steve Jobs, Ar, Augmented Reality, Cult of Mac, Apple AR, Jon Prosser


AT&T To Drop Misleading '5G Evolution' Marketing For Non-5G Networks

AT&T says it will stop advertising its wireless network as "5G Evolution" after a division of the Better Business Bureau determined that its language was misleading. The Associated Press reports: While AT&T and other wireless carriers in the U.S. have now begun rolling true 5G wireless networks, AT&T in December 2018 began talking about a "5G Evolution" service that was already available in hundreds of markets, and placed a "5G E" icon on phones when they connected to the network. But it was not...
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YouTube now tells you to go to bed — here’s how to set it up

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. Google recently announced it was augmenting its Digital Wellbeing features with a bedtime reminder. As the name suggests, it’s a setting that tells you to stop watching videos when a certain time hits. It’s only available on the app at the moment, but it’s nice to have the option. This complements an existing option on YouTube that reminds you to take a break ...
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Google Maps can now highlight wheelchair-accessible businesses

Google today announced a major accessibility update for Maps in recognition of Global Accessibility Awareness Day: the app now makes it much easier to find wheelchair-accessible locations. To activate the feature, simply head on over to Google Maps‘ Settings, tap ‘accessibility settings,’ and then toggle ‘accessible places.’ You’ll then see a wheelchair icon if the business or location has an accessible entrance. If it does, you can tap on the location to see a more detailed breakdown, such as t...
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Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.5 With Exposure Notification API, Face ID Mask Updates, Group FaceTime Changes and More (mac rumors)

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.5, major updates that come more than a month after the launch of iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1. iOS 13.5 is a major health-related update that brings many features related to the ongoing public health crisis. The iOS and ‌‌‌iPadOS‌‌‌ 13.5 updates are available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the updates, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple has also released iOS 12.4.7 for older devices, with the update bringing...
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Google rolls out pro-privacy DNS-over-HTTPS support in Chrome 83... with a handy kill switch for corporate IT (the register)

Plus: Web giant hears developers' extension concerns, ignores them Google released Chrome 83 on Tuesday after skipping version 82 entirely due to coronavirus-related challenges, bringing with it security for DNS queries, a revised extension interface that developers dislike, and a few other features.… [Author: Thomas Claburn]
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TV News Roundup: Apple TV Plus Announces ‘Little Voice’ Premiere Date

In today’s TV News Roundup, Apple TV Plus announced the premiere date for “Little Voice,” and Netflix released a trailer for Season 5 of “Queer Eye.” DATES Apple TV Plus has announced that its upcoming series “Little Voice” will debut on the streamer on July 10. The series follows a talented performer (Brittany O’Grady) struggling […]
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How to back up your Apple Watch

If you need to back up or restore an Apple Watch, here's how to do so, and what will and won't be backed up.
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Google says it won’t build new AI solutions for the fossil fuel industry

File this under: minimal possible effort. Google today confirmed it will “no longer develop artificial intelligence (AI) software and tools for oil and gas drilling operations.” Will Grannis, Managing Director of the Office of the CTO at Google Cloud, spoke with CUBE’s John Furrier earlier this month in an interview where he revealed the end of Google‘s future involvement with fossil fuel extraction.   As The Hill’s Alexandra Kelly reports, this move comes hot on the heels of a Greenpeace expose...
Tags: Google, Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Greenpeace, Cube, Hill, John Furrier, Neural, Office of the CTO, Alexandra Kelly


T-Mobile Connecting Heroes Now Live, First Responders Get Free 5G Service

T-Mobile has launched a new initiative called "Connecting Heroes" that gives free wireless service to first responders for 10 years, which T-Mobile estimates could save $7.7 billion if all first responder agencies sign up. PhoneDog reports: Connecting Heroes will give unlimited talk, text, and smartphone data to first responders. That includes 5G access at no extra charge as well as 1GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot data plus 3G speeds after that. Streaming video at 480p is included, as is Mobile Wit...
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Apple TV+ Show 'Little Voice' From J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles Debuting on July 10

"Little Voice," a half-hour coming of age drama created by J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, and Jessie Nelson is set to launch on Apple TV+ on Friday, July 10. "Little Voice" follows Bess King, a talented performer who struggles to fulfill her dreams while navigating rejection, love, and complicated family issues. Apple says the "intensely romantic" show is about "finding your authentic voice -- and the courage to use it." The series, which is produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, will...
Tags: Apple, Nelson, Abrams, Sara Bareilles, Little Voice, Chuck Cooper, Jessie Nelson, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, J J Abrams Sara Bareilles, Bess King, Sara Barellies J J Abrams Barellies Ben Stephenson


Google highlights accessible locations with new Maps feature

Google has announced a new, welcome and no doubt long asked-for feature to its Maps app: wheelchair accessibility info. Businesses and points of interest featuring accessible entrances, bathrooms and other features will now be prominently marked as such. Millions, of course, require such accommodations as ramps or automatic doors, from people with limited mobility to people with strollers or other conveyances. Google has been collecting information on locations’ accessibility for a couple yea...
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Jon Prosser Claims Apple is Working on 'Steve Jobs Heritage Edition' AR Glasses, Gurman Calls Rumor 'Complete Fiction'

Apple is working on a limited-edition version of its augmented reality smart glasses that's designed to look like the round, frameless glasses that Steve Jobs was famous for wearing, according to Jon Prosser. Prosser, who runs YouTube show Front Page Tech and who has been sharing a flood of Apple rumors in recent weeks, mentioned the detail in Cult of Mac's latest Cultcast podcast. Prosser says that the "Steve Jobs Heritage" edition version of the "Apple Glass" smart glasses that Apple is wo...
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How to activate COVID-19 exposure notifications on your iPhone through the latest iOS update

Apple's latest iPhone software update includes a feature that could notify you of possible exposure to COVID-19. You can only use the feature and access notifications for it once you've downloaded an authorized public health app that supports the software's contact-tracing technology. Compatible health apps are not yet available, though many public health agencies have access to start creating them. The iOS 13.5 update also includes an update for Face ID to accommodate wearing face masks, alon...
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Sacramento Leaders Considering Free Internet Proposal For Low-Income Households

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The city of Sacramento is looking to provide free internet to 10,000 low-income households. The proposal would spend $550,000 in federal stimulus money to help those families access the internet, as well as help students who need to be able to use the internet for distance learning during the pandemic. READ ALSO: Sacramento Gets $89.6 Million Stimulus Check From Feds To Help With Economic Recovery From Coronavirus “This is part of our drive to build a modern, inclusive econo...
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VUniverse Could Be the Streaming Service Organizer We’ve Been Waiting For

There are so many streaming services out there right now that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. Sometimes it makes finding something to watch a daunting prospect as you jump across several different streaming apps, looking at what’s available in each one. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to organize all the titles available across all the streaming services that you subscribe to? Thankfully, it sounds like that streaming service savior has arrived with a new startup called VU...
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Apple's LITTLE VOICE From J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles Set for July 10 Debut

Apple today unveiled a first look at 'Little Voice,' a fresh, intensely romantic tale from the award-winning team of J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson, that will premiere globally on Apple TV, alongside a slate of acclaimed original series and films, on Friday, July 10. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Apple, Theatre, J J Abrams, Sara Bareilles, BWW News Desk, Jessie Nelson, J J Abrams Sara Bareilles



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