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Apple Says It Will Let Developers Challenge App Store Rules

Apple, which has been the target of sharp criticism over its App Store policies and the power the company holds over developers, says it’s establishing a new process to hear the complaints of developers who disagree with its app-approval policies. The tech giant, as part of its 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference, on Monday announced to […]
Tags: Apple, News, App Store


Learn how to optimize your site's SEO with the help of this analysis tool

If you create content for the web, you already know it takes time to build websites, write blog posts, create videos, produce graphics, and all the other steps that go into keeping a site healthy and flourishing. But even once all that work is done, there’s a second job that needs doing — and it’s arguably just as important as the creation itself. Now, you have to play the search engine optimization (SEO) game to promote your content. You have to identify keywords, build relevant links, and t...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Shop, Long Tail Pro


iOS 14 Adds Accessibility Feature for Tapping on the iPhone to Perform Actions

iOS 14, released for developers today, includes an interesting new Accessibility option that's designed to allow users to double tap or triple tap on the back of the iPhone to perform various actions. The feature can be used to do things like access Control Center, Notification Center, the Lock screen, the Home screen, or the App Switcher, or it can change the volume, bring up Siri, mute the ‌iPhone‌, take a screenshot, or access a Shortcut. It can also be set up to work with a number of Acc...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Ios 14, Control Center Notification Center


Google employees demand the company cancel all police contracts

The signees say they want Google "to take real steps to help dismantle racism"
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Racism, Black Lives Matter, Sundar Pichai


Horizon Quantum raises $3.23M for its quantum software development tools

Horizon Quantum is part of a new crop of startups that focus on building new tools for building software for quantum computers. The Singapore-based company, which is hardware-agnostic but also launched a close partnership with Rigetti Computing in 2018, today announced that it has raised a $3.23 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. Previous investors SGInnovate, Abies Ventures, DCVC, Qubit Protocol, Summer Capital and Posa CV also participated. At its core, Horizon Quantum aims t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Singapore, Tech, Computing, Sequoia Capital, Emerging-technologies, Quantum Computing, Quantum Mechanics, Matlab, Rigetti Computing, Sequoia Capital India, Recent Funding, Horizon Quantum, Quantum Development, Sequoia Capital India Previous


Stuck At Home, Scientists Discover 9 New Insect Species

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: When the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County shut down due to the pandemic in mid-March, Lisa Gonzalez headed home with the expectation that she would be back in a few weeks. But once it became clear that she wouldn't get back anytime soon, Gonzalez, the museum's assistant entomology collection manager, converted her home's craft room into a makeshift lab. Then she began sifting through thousands of insects the museum had previously collec...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Tech, Brian Brown, Central America, Southern California, Brown, Gonzalez, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Lisa Gonzalez


Amazon, Google, Twitter, and other tech companies are speaking out against Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas (AMZN, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL)

Amazon, Google, Twitter, and other major tech companies are criticizing Trump's move to halt certain immigration visas. The companies said it will make American firms less competitive and less diverse. In an order Monday, Trump extended a freeze on H-1B and other work visas, with officials arguing it would prevent immigrants from taking American jobs during an economic crisis. The tech industry relies heavily on the H-1B visa program and other work visas to recruit employees from outside the U...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Americas, US, America, Trends, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai, Aaron Levie, Trump, Apple Facebook, AMZN


Apple Introduces New Frameworks and Tools for Developers, Including Xcode 12

As part of WWDC 2020 this week, Apple has introduced a series of new APIs, frameworks, and tools for developers, ranging from App Clips to Xcode 12 to a new SwiftUI API for making widgets that work across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. App Clips: New in iOS 14, App Clips surface information from relevant apps without requiring users to download an entire app. Apple describes App Clips as a "small part" of an app designed to be discovered the moment it is needed. Once inside the App Clip, users can e...
Tags: Apple, Wwdc, Xcode, Mac App Store App Store, App Clips, Big Sur Apple, Mac Safari for Mac


Apple announces Mac transition to Apple Silicon

In a historic day for the Mac, Apple today announced it will transition the Mac to its world-class custom silicon to deliver industry-leading performance and powerful new technologies. Developers can now get started updating their apps to take advantage of the advanced capabilities of Apple silicon in the Mac. The post Apple announces Mac transition to Apple Silicon appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Apple, Mac, All News, Hardware News, Macbook, Press Releases, Soc, Silicon, Mac Apple, Apple Silicon, A12Z Bionic


Apple to keep Intel at Arm's length: macOS shifts from x86 to homegrown common CPU arch, will run iOS apps

We take a look at Cupertino's one-Arm bandit gambit Analysis Apple on Monday said it plans to shift its macOS line from Intel chips to its own homegrown Arm-compatible processors, an initiative called Apple Silicon that will put all Cupertino's products on a common hardware architecture.…
Tags: Apple, Intel, Software, Cupertino, Analysis Apple, Apple Silicon


How to Use Hyperlinks in Google Sheets

This guide explains how you can easily create and manage hyperlinks in Google Sheets. An entire cell in the sheet, or specific text inside the cell, can be linked to external web pages. A cell can also contain multiple hyperlinks.If you type a web page address in a Google Sheet cell, it is automatically converted into a clickable hyperlink.You can add anchor text to plain hyperlinks for more accessible URLs. Hover your mouse over the hyperlink and click the Edit icon. Now add the anchor text in ...
Tags: Google, Seo, Archives, Google Sheet, Google Sheets, Google Apps Script


AirPods Will Finally Let You Auto-Switch Between Devices

Earlier today, Apple unveiled a whole bunch of new features for iOS 14. One big takeaway seems to be the addition of widgets, but there's also the "App Library" view, a new Siri layout, new functionality like incoming phone and FaceTime calls not annoyingly taking over the whole screen, an ability to select important contacts … More »
Tags: Apple, Music, News, Siri, Facetime


Apple Maps in iOS 14 Warns Drivers of Speed and Red Light Cameras

Apple is adding multiple new features to the Maps app in iOS 14, including Apple Maps icons that will let users know when they're approaching speed cameras and red-light cameras along a route. Little detail is given about the new camera warning icons, but Apple says that they will let users see where individual cameras are located on the map.Maps lets you know when you're approaching speed cameras and red-light cameras along your route. You can also see where individual cameras are located on...
Tags: Apple, Apple Maps, Red Light Cameras, Warns Drivers of Speed, Warns Drivers of Speed and Red Light Cameras


Amazon, Google, Twitter, and other tech companies are speaking out against Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas (AMZN, TWTR, GOOG, GOOGL, FB)

Amazon, Google, Twitter, and other major tech companies are criticizing Trump's move to halt certain immigration visas. The companies said it will make American firms less competitive and less diverse. In an order Monday, Trump extended a freeze on H-1B and other work visas, with officials arguing it would prevent immigrants from taking American jobs during an economic crisis. The tech industry relies heavily on the H-1B visa program and other work visas to recruit employees from outside the U...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Americas, US, America, Trends, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai, Aaron Levie, Trump


5 Tips Before Investing In SEO

Should I invest in SEO as a startup? It’s a hard question to answer. Among all the areas in a CEO’s roles and other decision-makers that talks about investing in the SEO business. You always ask about stuff like; ”How to protect your revenue?” Or “How long does it take to get the results?”, still investing in something is a bit risky, but you’ll never know the outcome if you won’t try. If you’re a newbie, you need to read and understand carefully the terms of investment you’re into. Getting the...
Tags: Google, Startups, Time, Seo, Online Marketing, Others, Nerdwallet, Startup Advice, Search Engine Optimzation, Keyword Search Top, Time Investment Time, James Royal


'BlueLeaks' Exposes Files From Hundreds of Police Departments

New submitter bmimatt shares a report from Krebs On Security: Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed "BlueLeaks" and made searchable online, stems from a security breach at a Texas web design and hosting company that maintains a number of state law enforcement data-sharing portals. The collection -- nearly 270 gigabytes in total -- is the latest release from Distributed Denial of S...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Fbi, United States, Houston, Wikileaks, CSV, Krebs On Security, NFCA, Netsential, Blueleaks, National Fusion Center Association NFCA


AirPods 3: Everything we know about Apple’s next true wireless earbuds

The available info is thin, but we think we know what Apple has planned
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Home Theater, AirPods, Airpods 3


Japan's New Fugaku Supercomputer Is Number One, Ranking in at 415 Petaflops

Japan’s Riken institute has ripped through prior records on computing speed, with its brand-new Fugaku supercomputer performing 2.8 times more calculations per second in a biannual speed ranking than the previous record holder, the IBM system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Technology, Computers, Computing, Ibm, Supercomputers, RIKEN, Fugaku


AirPods Will Now Automatically Switch Between Devices

Earlier today, Apple unveiled a whole bunch of new features for iOS 14. One big takeaway seems to be the addition of widgets, but there's also the "App Library" view, a new Siri layout, new functionality like incoming phone and FaceTime calls not annoyingly taking over the whole screen, an ability to select important contacts … More »
Tags: Apple, Music, News, Siri, Facetime


After Outcry, Apple Will Let Developers Challenge App Store Guidelines

Apple today announced two major changes to how it handles App Store disputes with third-party developers. The first is that Apple will now allow developers to appeal a specific violation of an App Store guideline, and that there will also be a separate process for challenging the guideline itself. Additionally, Apple says it will no longer delay app updates intended to fix bugs and other core functions over App Store disputes. The Verge reports: The changes come in the wake of Apple's high-profi...
Tags: Apple, Tech, European Union, Netflix, App Store, Cto, Phil Schiller, Basecamp, Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, Additionally Apple, Heinemeier Hansson, App Review Board


The Best Features of macOS Big Sur (so Far)

As much as “macOS Sausalito” might roll off the tongue, Big Sur is the California landmark repping Apple’s big operating system update this year. And what an update it is. If you hate how iOS or iPadOS looks, I’ve got some real bad news about macOS. You might want to sit down.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Mac, California, Macbook, Lifehacks, macOS Big Sur, Macos 11


EK Pumpless Quantum TBE DDC Pump-Reservoir Combos Hitting the Market

EK, the premium liquid cooling gear manufacturer based in Europe, is releasing pumpless versions of the Quantum Line pump-reservoir combo units - the EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 160 DDC Body D-RGB. The post EK Pumpless Quantum TBE DDC Pump-Reservoir Combos Hitting the Market appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Europe, All News, Hardware News, EK, EKWB, Watercooling, EK Water Blocks, Press Releases, EK Quantum Kinetic, Pump-Reservoir Combos, Pumpless, Quantum TBE DDC


Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules

Apple has announced an upcoming change to App Store rules that could mark a major shift in how the marketplace operates. Developers will soon be able to challenge not just the rejection of an app, but the rule that prompted that rejection. Bug fixes will also no longer be held up by rule violations. In a blog post about changes for apps and developers, Apple noted these major additions with remarkably little fanfare: First, developers will not only be able to appeal decisions about whether an...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Tech, App Store, Phil Schiller, Schiller, David Heinemeier Hansson


Trump's shutdown of H-1B visas is a huge hit to the Silicon Valley tech giants that employ tens of thousands of affected workers (FB, GOOG, AMZN, AAPL)

Silicon Valley tech companies hire tens of thousands of workers on H-1B visas every year. On Monday, Trump issued a proclamation halting a range of visa programs until the end of 2020. H-1B visas are one of those affected, and the tech industry will be affected keenly. Last year, Google and Amazon were granted around 9,000 applications for H-1B visas each, while Microsoft had almost 6,000. Government data shows just how hard hit the various big tech firms will be by the order. Silicon Valley ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Aaron Levie, Trump


iOS 14 Brings QuickTake Feature to iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max

Apple's iOS 14 brings the QuickTake feature that was introduced for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max to Apple's 2018 iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. Introduced with the 2019 iPhone lineup, QuickTake is a feature that lets you record video by holding down the shutter button in photo mode so you can capture a video-worthy moment right away without needing to swap camera modes. At launch, QuickTake was only included in Apple's new ‌iPhone‌ lineup, but with ‌iOS 14‌, the older ‌iPhone XR‌, XS, a...
Tags: Apple, SE Apple, Ios 14


Barcelona Opera Re-Opens with a Performance for 2,300 Potted Plants: Watch It Online

Writes The Guardian: "Barcelona's El Liceu opera house reopened on Monday with a concert to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. The event took place a day after Spain's state of emergency came to an end after more than three months. It was the work of Spanish conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia, who said the inspiration came from a connection he built with nature during the pandemic: 'I watched what was going on with nature during all this time. I heard many more birds singing. And the pla...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Spain, Barcelona, Opera, Facebook Twitter, Eugenio Ampudia, Barcelona Opera Re


Apple WatchOS 7 Unveiled With Sleep Tracking, Shareable Watch Faces and a Hand Washing Timer

At the WWDC 2020 keynote today, Apple unveiled WatchOS 7, adding sleep tracking features, shareable watch faces, a hand washing timer, and much more. CNET reports: WatchOS 7 adds much-anticipated sleep tracking features, including a Wind Down mode to help you get to bed on time. When you wake up, you'll see a visualization of your previous night's sleep, including periods of wake and sleep, and a chart showing weekly sleep trends. While the watch lacks a watch face store, the new software adds t...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Tech, Cnet


Lenovo Thinkbook Plus 20TG Kindle app help

Hello, My housemate just got a Thinkbook Plus and I haven't been able to get the Kindle e-reader on the e-ink display, Lenovo will only help me if I get an extended warranty. I have seen the Kindle icon in the lid display on some videos, but no instructions on how to do it! The provided e-reader app doesn't work either lol Any help would be appreciated!
Tags: Books, Windows Devices, Lenovo


Apple Inviting Some Users to Beta Test New HomePod Software

Apple is inviting some AppleSeed members to test the new HomePod software as well as the new versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS, according to reports on the . Those invited to test the new ‌HomePod‌ software will be able to try out new features ahead of release. With the update, the ‌HomePod‌ is gaining support for third-party music services for the first time, a feature that will allow the speaker to work with Spotify, Pandora, and other music options by default without the need to use AirP...
Tags: Apple, Spotify Pandora, HomePod


Apple Will Allow Developers to 'Challenge' App Store Review Guidelines Starting This Summer

Apple today announced that it is launching an online version of its App Store lab, providing developers with another avenue to share feedback to help improve the App Store. Apple's new developer forums will also serve as a platform for developers to share their suggestions so that Apple can implement changes that benefit the community. Additionally, two changes are coming to the App Store review process this summer. First, in addition to developers being able to appeal decisions about whether...
Tags: Apple, European Commission, App Store, Phil Schiller, App Store Review Guidelines, Second Apple, App Store Connect Apple, App Store Labs, App Store App Store Review



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