How to change your Microsoft Outlook theme to stylize your inbox or improve visibility

You can easily change your Outlook theme in your account settings while logged in through a browser. On, you can browse and choose from a collection of themes, while the Outlook for Windows desktop app only allows you to select from four options.  If you use Outlook on Mac, there is no way to change your theme but you can put it into Dark Mode.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Microsoft Outlook has many different features that benefit its users an...
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Construction Begins On World's Biggest Liquid Air Battery

AmiMoJo shares a report from The Guardian: Construction is beginning on the world's largest liquid air battery, which will store renewable electricity and reduce carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power plants. The project near Manchester, UK, will use spare green energy to compress air into a liquid and store it. When demand is higher, the liquid air is released back into a gas, powering a turbine that puts the green energy back into the grid. The new liquid air battery, being developed by Highv...
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How to set up LastPass Families and add up to 6 members to your password-manager vault

To set up LastPass Families, you'll first need to sign up for the 30-day trial offer or purchase a subscription for $48 annually.  When you set up a LastPass Families account, you and five other additional users are granted all the features of LastPass Premium.  LastPass offers Families account holders a "tour of the site" when they first subscribe, walking you through how to add new members.  If you opt not to take the tour, you can add new members to your LastPass Families account through th...
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Canva launches a desktop tool has now launched its desktop tool for both Windows and Mac. Just tap the Canva icon on your desktop and start designing. No more scanning through multiple browser tabs. You can even set Canva to auto-launch when you log in to your device. Designing anything is now more personalized and convenient than ever. The post Canva launches a desktop tool appeared first on NextBigWhat.
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Getting construction materials to jobsites faster nets GoFor Industries $9.8 million

GoFor Industries has built a business making sure that construction materials get where they need to go as soon as their customers need them there.  It’s a last-mile delivery for construction materials can be hugely important for construction businesses since downtimes can cost money and time for projects that need to get done on time and on (or under) budget. That’s why a slew of investors led by Builders VC and including CEMEX Ventures, Mucker Capital, Plug and Play Ventures, Panache Venture...
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Somehow, Twitter does not have a team dedicated to accessibility

Twitter does not have a team dedicated to accessibility, the company confirmed after a developer alluded to the fact. It’s a baffling omission for a company that employs some 4,000 people and a CEO who is often heard talking about doing the right thing. This is not to say that Twitter is a wasteland for accessibility features, though like any major platform it has a lot of room for improvement. But features that make a site easier for everyone to navigate — not just people who use screen read...
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Apple Watch coughing out water looks stunning in slow motion

The footage highlights the mechanism used by the Apple Watch to expel water
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Tesla Acquires $5 Million Worth of Land Outside Austin To Build 'Cybertruck Gigafactory'

Tesla is acquiring $5 million worth of land outside of Austin, Texas to build its new factory. CEO Elon Musk refers to it as "Cybertruck Gigafactory" because it will be where Tesla produces its new electric pickup truck. Electrek reports: Last month, Electrek exclusively reported that Tesla's next factory is going to be in Austin. After our report, Tesla leaked that Tulsa, Oklahoma, was still in the running, but we were able to confirm that Tesla was already set to build in Austin, and it plans ...
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Microsoft Says Antitrust Regulators Need To Review App Stores

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. President Brad Smith said it's time for antitrust regulators in the U.S. and Europe to discuss tactics that app stores use to take advantage of those who want to distribute their software. Some app stores create a far higher barrier to fair competition and access than Microsoft's Windows did when it was found guilty of antitrust violations 20 years ago, Smith said Thursday at an event sponsored by Politico. He didn't specify whi...
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How to add your Outlook calendar to an iPhone in 2 ways, and sync your schedule when you're on the go

You can add an Outlook calendar to your iPhone by adding your account through the "Passwords & Accounts" menu in your Settings app. Another way to add and access your Outlook calendar on your iPhone is by downloading the email client's iOS app.  Once your Outlook calendar syncs to your iPhone, events added on a computer will quickly populate on the phone. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Compatibility and competition have long made it difficult to ...
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Discord Removes Servers Dedicated To Pirating Porn

After Motherboard discovered multiple servers on Discord containing pirated porn, the chat platform removed them and banned the owners of each. From a report: "Discord prohibits the sale, dissemination, and promotion of cracked accounts," a spokesperson told Motherboard. "We ban users and shut down servers that are responsible for this behavior. In cases of copyrighted material, we respond promptly to DMCA takedown requests and take the appropriate action." The bans are permanent, and the owners...
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Cyber-attack Australia: sophisticated attacks from ‘state-based actor’, PM says

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says widespread assault on political and private sector organisations has been going on for months but is increasing in frequency and scaleFollow coronavirus and Australian politics live updates hereA wide range of political and private sector organisations in Australia have come under cyber-attack carried out by a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor”, the Australian government has revealed.Scott Morrison disclosed the far-reaching attacks at a media c...
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Experimentation and paid search

The next time you do a web search take an extra moment to see how the paid results compare to the top organic results. Sometimes the top link is the same for both. This article, from the authors of The Power of Experiments, drives it home with this excerpt: “Evidently, users who Googled ‘eBay’ (or another eBay-related search term), who had been clicking on the ad because they saw no reason to scroll down to the organic link just below it, were now instead clicking on the first organic search re...
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Australia is under cyber-attack from 'state-based actor', Scott Morrison says

Australian prime minister says widespread assault on political and private sector organisations has been going on for months but is increasing in frequency and scaleFollow coronavirus and Australian politics live updates hereA wide range of political and private sector organisations in Australia have come under cyber-attack carried out by a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor”, the Australian government has revealed.Scott Morrison disclosed the far-reaching attacks at a media conference in Ca...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Australia, World news, Australia news, Hacking, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Espionage, Canberra, Scott Morrison, Cyberwar

Apple Pay Promo Offers Discounts From Puma, Oakley, Sunglass Hut and More

Apple today sent out a new Apple Pay promo email, offering ‌Apple Pay‌ discounts from merchants that include Burger King, Puma, Cole Haan, HBX, Oakley, 1stdibs, Stadium Goods, and Sunglass Hut. The promotions provide discounts or credits for future purchases when using ‌Apple Pay‌ to check out in an app or on the web, with a list below: Burger King - Get a $1 Whopper in the Burger King app. Cole Haan - 20% off plus free shipping with code APPLEPAY. HBX - 15% off full priced streetw...
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Republicans Blow Off Intelligence Hearing on Election Security With Top Silicon Valley Officials

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee were a no-show as top officials from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified and answered questions about their companies’ efforts to safeguard voters from the spread of disinformation concerning the 2020 presidential election.Read more...
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Apple just doubled down on its contentious commissions policy by telling Hey's email creators to make payment changes to get back in the App Store

Apple is locked in an escalating standoff with app developers who are upset that Apple takes a commission of up to 30% from all in-app purchases. This week, the creators of a new email app called Hey publicly slammed Apple as "gangsters" after Apple rejected Hey from the App Store. Hey creators said Apple was forcing it to recategorize its $99 annual subscription fee as an in-app purchase in order to take a cut of the profits. Apple doubled down in an email to Hey creators Thursday, saying the...
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Hase Yurina/Ochiai Yurika, June 15, 2020

I have a con to put together and thus not much time, but it helps to put all the relevant things together in one place. Obviously this is my point of view so take that with a grain of salt, but I’ve been a seiota for a while now, and you can’t fairly interpret what 2020’s Hase Yurina said without knowing her relatively turbulent history. To be clear, I think she is a victim in the end, and I wish her the best, as she’s gone through some crazy patches in life generally, inside and outside...
Tags: Google, Pop, Anime, ANN, Idol, Bandai Namco, Seiyuu, Mingos, Hase Yurina Ochiai Yurika, Hase Yurina, Yurishii, Arts Vision, Matsuki Miyu, Kosmos Cosmos, Eririn, Hirano Aya

Britain Scraps Its Doomed Contact-Tracing App, Turns to Apple and Google for Help

Britain swore an oath of sovereignty against Apple and Google earlier this year, resolving to devise a workable contact-tracing app that didn’t have to cave to Apple and Google’s user privacy demands. After numerous warnings from experts that the app simply wouldn’t work, the rollout has been delayed from May to…Read more...
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Apple Incorporates tvOS Events App Into Apple TV App Ahead of WWDC

Ahead of Monday's WWDC Event, Apple has folded the "Apple Events" app on tvOS into the Apple TV app, which is where the WWDC keynote will be able to be watched. Searching for the Events app in the tvOS App Store confirms the swap to the TV app, as does attempting to download the Events app for the first time. This appears to be a change that's rolling out at the current time, as opening up the Events app still shows the September 2019 event info. With Apple sunsetting the Events app, the W...
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Listen: Gugu Mbatha-Raw Talks Filming ‘Loki,’ Her Tragic ‘Morning Show’ Storyline

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about major storylines in Apple TV Plus’ “The Morning Show.” When Gugu Mbatha-Raw read the first two episode scripts for “The Morning Show,” her character Hannah’s story wasn’t clear. But then she got on a call with executive producers Mimi Leder and Kerry Ehrin. “They basically pitched me the […]
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Guinness Reinstates Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong, Pac-Man Records

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Guinness World Records has reinstated a number of classic video game world records held by Billy Mitchell. The move comes just over two years after Mitchell's records were expunged following an investigation by Twin Galaxies International Scoreboard, which partners with Guinness to adjudicate video game records. That investigation found that recordings of some of Mitchell's record performances on Donkey Kong were not achieved on legitimate a...
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See How the Apple Watch Ejects Water in Slow Motion

The Apple Watch, which can be worn while swimming and doing other water-based activities, has a neat feature that's designed to use the speakers to eject water, protecting the internal components. The Slow Mo Guys, known for science and technology-related videos that take advantage of slow-motion cameras, today took a look at how the ‌Apple Watch‌ water ejecting feature works, featuring it up close and slowed down. As the video demonstrates, the ‌Apple Watch‌ goes through 10 cycles where the s...
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Have we become too reliant on Big Tech firms?

Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple have done well during lockdowns, but are they getting too big?
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The Latest: UN seeks urgent funding for virus aid transport

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ food agency says ít needs immediate funding to prevent a shutdown in late July of the global transport system that has been delivering tons of masks, gloves and other critical equipment for the coronavirus pandemic in 132 nations.The World Food Program’s director of operations said Thursday that the agency also would have to ground aircraft that have transported 2,600 humanitarian and health workers free of charge to 40 destinations across Africa, Asia and th...
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NBA Restart Plan Includes Using Oura Rings To Catch COVID-19 Symptoms

When the NBA restarts its season next month, it may pipe in crowd noise from the NBA 2K video game to help simulate fans in the arena. Another proposal is to have players use Oura's smart rings to predict the onset of COVID-19 related symptoms. Engadget reports: According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the specifics were laid out in an informational memo dubbed "Life inside the Bubble," that described testing plans, quarantine protocols and more. The part that's specifically interesting to u...
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Here’s the quickest way to start a Google Meet call

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and more. Back in 2018, Google introduced a super-fast way of creating a new Google Docs file from anywhere in a browser. Typing in in the URL box creates a new document. starts a new spreadsheet. creates a new note. And so on and so forth. Now you can use the same trick to start a Hangouts Google Meet call from any browser. Just type in me...
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Russia Lifts Ban on Telegram After the Instant Messaging Firm Expressed 'Readiness To Counter Terrorism and Extremism'

The Russian government has lifted its largely ineffective two-year-old ban on the Telegram instant messaging service. From a report: In a message posted on its website, Russia's media watchdog Roskomnadzor said it lifted the ban after Russian prosecutors reached an agreement with Pavel Durov, Telegram's founder. Russian officials said Durov "expressed readiness to counter terrorism and extremism" content shared on his platform. Details about the collaboration between Telegram and Russian officia...
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How to reset your Apple ID password when you've forgotten it or lost your device

Apple offers several ways to reset your Apple ID password depending on your access to personal devices and their operating systems.  To reset your Apple ID password through a browser, you'll need access to one of your Apple devices and your Apple ID email.  The Apple Support app can help you reset your Apple ID password from someone else's device, but they'll need iOS 13.1 or higher to download it.  Apple users can also reset their Apple ID password using the Find My iPhone app on iPhones, iPa...
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How to change your Apple ID password in 3 different ways

How you change your Apple ID password depends on the device you're using and what version it's running on.  Apple ID owners can generally change their password through the "Security" or "Password & Security" settings across various OS and iOS devices.  When you change your password, you'll want to have access to the email associated with your Apple ID account.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your Apple ID offers you the ability to connect with your Apple acc...
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