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How to post a live photo on Instagram in 2 different ways

To post a live photo to Instagram, you can convert your photos to video or use the Boomerang feature on Instagram Stories. The format you use to post a live photo to your Instagram will depend on if you're posting to your wall or to your story.  To post a live photo on Instagram, you must be using an iPhone 6s or higher.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you have an iPhone 6s or newer, you can capture live photos right from your camera app. The new-ish med...
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All the tech in Ford’s most important vehicle: the 2021 F-150 truck

Ford rolled out all the stops Thursday evening for the reveal of its all-new F-150 truck, right down to the splashy videos dominated by electric guitar riffs. Heck, the automaker even cast the sharp-tongued Denis Leary as its MC. Of course, none of that really matters. It’s all about what Ford has done to improve the most important and profitable vehicle in its lineup. It’s been six years since the last redesign. This all-new F-150 offers kind of performance and abundance options that Ford truck...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Ford, Epa, Waze, Alexa, Denis Leary, Mustang Mach, Ford Alexa Office


How to cancel your HBO Max subscription, no matter how you signed up for it

You can cancel an HBO Max subscription at any time through the mobile app or website. Depending upon how you set up your HBO Max subscription, you may need to log into another service to complete the cancellation.  HBO Max costs $14.99 per month, after a weeklong free trial. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. HBO Max is a video streaming service that carries HBO's usual catalog of TV shows and movies, along with a slew of additional content.  It does this all fo...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Max, Apple Samsung, HBO Max, Apple Acer Chromebook, HBO Max You


Facial Recognition Bill Would Ban Use By Federal Law Enforcement

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced legislation Thursday that seeks to ban the use of facial recognition and other biometric surveillance technology by federal law enforcement agencies. The legislation would also make federal funding for state and local law enforcement contingent on the enactment of similar bans. The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act, is supported by Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Ma...
Tags: Minneapolis, Nbc News, Tech, United States, Pramila Jayapal, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, Jeff Merkley D Ore, Sens Ed Markey, Federal Law Enforcement, George Floyd


Google Drive 3.50.3166.0017

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs.
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Google to 'surface' friendly banks' business loans through Pay app

To help Indian small businesses cope with COVID crunch Google’s Indian outpost will soon help small businesses to find loans.…
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How to Use Conditional Fields in Email Templates

The Mail Merge and Document Studio add-ons let you send personalized emails with the help of template markers.The markers automatically create a mapping between the column names in the Google Sheet and the variable fields in your email message. When the email is sent, the marker fields in the email message are replaced with the values from the respective columns of the sheet.Let’s say you have a column titled First Name in your Google Sheet and your email message body has a marker that says Dear...
Tags: Google, Usa, India, Seo, Spain, Archives, Alex, Google Sheet, Alex However, Document Studio, Mail Merge for Gmail


WATCH: Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Unity completes 2nd flight from Spaceport America (mission recap video)

Definitely book me on the very first flight off this hell-planet 2020, yes please. This gorgeous short video from Virgin Galactic documents the mission that resulted in a successful glide flight that puts Virgin Galactic on the path for human space flight from New Mexico. The 3-minute-long clip takes you to the edge of space, which seems like kind of a nice place to be right now. image: VIRGIN GALACTIC From their press release, “Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Completes Second Flight from...
Tags: Post, Video, Space, Technology, News, Tech News, Virgin Galactic, Space Flight, New Mexico, Spaceflight, Vms, Mach, Albuquerque, Mark, Unity, Spaceport America


How to 'cast' HBO Max onto your TV with a Google Chromecast device connected to your computer or phone

You can cast HBO Max onto your TV using a Chromecast connected to your phone or computer. If your Chromecast is properly configured and running on the same Wi-Fi network as the device running HBO Max, just choose the "Cast" icon at the top of the HBO Max app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you recently subscribed to HBO Max, you might be enjoying all the additional content that HBO has added to the new service.  But you might also have found that certain ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hbo, Trends, Walmart, Chromecast, Apple Samsung, HBO Max, Apple Acer Chromebook


Apple will kill off Boot Camp with new ARM-based Macs

Within the 100 billion galaxies estimated to populate the known universe, there are few stranger sights someone running Windows natively on a MacBook. But such rare specimens may soon go the way as the dodo: In a Daring Fireball podcast, Apple revealed it does not plan to support Boot Camp on its upcoming ARM-based Macs. In the podcast, Apple exec Craig Federighi said “purely virtualization is the route, but these hypervisors can be very efficient, so the need to direct boot shouldn’t really be ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Boot Camp, Insider, Craig Federighi, Plugged


CDC: Coronavirus May Have Infected 10 Times More Americans Than Known

Nearly 25 million Americans may have contracted the coronavirus, a figure 10 times higher than the number of confirmed cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday. The Hill reports: In a briefing with reporters Thursday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said surveys of blood samples taken from around the country suggest that millions of Americans may have contracted the virus either without knowing it or with only minimal symptoms. For every one confirmed case, Redfield...
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How to use the 'watch later' list on HBO Max to save movies and shows you're interested in

The "watch later" list on HBO Max is called "My List," and you can use it to bookmark movies and TV shows you're interested in. To add a show or movie to My List, you just need to select the "Add to My List" button. You can find your list of shows on the Home screen in the My List row, or on your profile page in the My List tab. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There's a lot more to watch on HBO Max than you'll ever have time for. To help you avoid losing trac...
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Google Drive (Backup and Sync) 3.50.3166.0017

Google Drive, the new home for Google Docs
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Lordstown debuts a $52,500 electric pickup alongside a campaigning Mike Pence

Lordstown Motors unveiled Thursday a prototype of its electric future, a pickup truck with four in-wheel hub motors and a few other features all aimed squarely at attracting contractors and other buyers in the commercial market. The unveiling by this one-year-old Ohio startup didn’t get too deep into the details about the electric pickup truck known as Endurance. There wasn’t any information on the interior, performance or battery. The entire second half of the event took a 90-degree turn away f...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Automotive, Gm, Ohio, Epa, Trump, Burns, Mike Pence, Lordstown, Goodyear, Lordstown Ohio, Steve Burns, GM assembly plant, Workhorse Group


Google Photos gets a map view as part of a big new redesign (the verge)

Google Photos’ new search interface. | Image: Google After five years as the dominant solution for photo storage across platforms, Google Photos is getting a big new redesign. The refreshed look, which includes fresh ways to navigate the app and a simplified pinwheel icon, is designed to better highlight your favorite old pictures, Google said. It also answers the top feature request Google says it’s received: a map view that lets you explore the photos and videos that you’ve taken by locatio...
Tags: Google, News, Google Photos, David Lieb, Casey Newton


TikTok App to Stop Accessing User Clipboards After Being Caught in the Act by iOS 14

A new feature in iOS 14 alerts users when apps read the clipboard, and it turns out some apps have been reading clipboard data excessively. Image via Jeremy Burge TikTok users who upgraded to ‌iOS 14‌, for example, quickly noticed constant alerts warning them that TikTok was accessing the clipboard every few seconds. After being caught, TikTok now says that it's removing the feature. Okay so TikTok is grabbing the contents of my clipboard every 1-3 keystrokes. ‌iOS 14‌ is snitching on it w...
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Former Intel Engineer Claims Skylake QA Drove Apple Away (slashdot)

UnknowingFool writes: A former Intel engineer has put forth information that the QA process around Skylake was so terrible that it may have finally driven Apple to use their own processors in upcoming Macs. Not to say that Apple would not have eventually made this move, but Francois Piednoel says Skylake was abnormally bad with Apple finding the largest amount of bugs inside the architecture rivaling Intel itself. That led Apple to reconsider staying on the architecture and hastening their plans...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Skylake, UnknowingFool, BeauHD, François Piednoël, Piednoel


Karat launches a credit card for online creators

Karat is a new startup promising to build better banking products for the creators who make a living on YouTube, Instagram, Twitch and other online platforms. Today it’s unveiling its first product — the Karat Black Card. The startup, which was part of accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2020 batch, is also announcing that it has raised $4.6 million in seed funding from Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, SignalFire, YC, CRV and Coatue. Co-founder and co-CEO Eric Wei knows the creator world well, than...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Y Combinator, Media, Youtube, Funding, Tech, Kevin Lin, Karat, Wei, SignalFire, CRV, Coatue, Eric Wei, Recent Funding, Will Kim


Google now lets you make group video calls on your smart display

Since the coronavirus era began, Google has been doubling down on making Google Meet and Duo a thing (and to steal some market share from Zoom). After increasing the number of users who can join a call on both services, making Google Meet free, and then integrating that service right into Gmail, the company has now seen fit to make group calls available on Google-powered smart displays. You can now start such a party on Duo by simply saying ‘Hey Google, make a group call.’ You’ll have to set up ...
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Verizon pulls ads from Facebook over inaction on hate speech

Company is the biggest yet to join growing movement, which includes Ben & Jerry’s and Patagonia, to boycott the social networkVerizon is pulling its advertising from Instagram and Facebook, the biggest name so far in a growing movement to boycott the social network for not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platforms. Related: Facebook faces advertiser revolt over failure to address hate speech Continue reading...
Tags: Verizon, Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US news, Patagonia, Verizon Communications, Ben Jerry, Instagram and Facebook


Apple temporarily re-closes 14 more Florida stores as COVID-19 numbers surge

After closing stores across four states, this was no doubt a bit of an inevitable: Following reporting earlier today, Apple has confirmed that it will be shutting down an additional 14 stores in Florida, joining the two it closed last week. The company sent a statement to TechCrunch that is essentially identical to the one it gave us last week, reading, “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas. We take this step...
Tags: Apple, Health, Ecommerce, Florida, Tech, Arizona, North, South Carolina, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Sociologist Rebecca Sandefur On Enhancing Access To Justice

In 2018, she was named a recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant” for her work promoting an evidence-based approach to increasing access to justice for low-income communities.
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Meet features help engage students and moderate classes

This year, as educators conducted class remotely, the equivalent of over 1,300 years of learning took place each day on Google Meet. With more than 140 million educators and students now using G Suite for Education worldwide to create, collaborate and communicate, many more schools and educators are using Meet to stay connected. We’re excited to share some Meet features that will be launching later this year to help educators improve moderation and engagement in remote or hybrid learning environ...
Tags: Google, Education, Meet, G Suite for Education, G Suite Enterprise for Education, Arpit Guglani, Meet For G Suite Enterprise for Education


Disney Kids Channels To Shutter In UK, Content Moving To Disney+

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Walt Disney Company is closing down its three Disney Channels in the U.K. this fall and moving the content to its streaming service Disney+. From the report: From Oct. 1, Disney+ will become the exclusive U.K. home for content from Disney Channel, DisneyXD and Disney Junior, the company said Thursday. "The direct-to-consumer service, which garnered more than 54.5 million subscribers worldwide in its first seven months, will now premiere all the latest fil...
Tags: UK, Hollywood, Disney, Tech, Britain, Disney Channel, The Walt Disney Company, Disney Junior, Phineas, Disney Channels, Disney Kids Channels, Hollywood Reporter the Walt Disney Company, Disney Channel DisneyXD, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Descendants, Ferb Disney


Like Night And Day: Twitter’s And Apple’s Contrasting Moves On Accessibility This Week

Apple and Twitter have both been in the news over the past week because of the actions they’ve taken — or not taken — on accessibility, and the differences between the two are a study in contrasts. Twitter rolled out audio tweets, a feature it claims will “add a more human touch to the way […]
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Marketing, Customer Experience, Mobile Apps, Accessibility, Ux, CX, User eXperience (UX, Accessible Design


NASA’s JPL open-sources an anti-face-touching wearable to help reduce the spread of COVID-19

There are some wearables out there in the world that are making claims around COVID-19 and their ability to detect it, prevent it, certify that you don’t have it and more. But a new wearable device from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory might actually be able to do the most to prevent the spread of COVID-19 — and it’s not really all that technically advanced or complicated. JPL’s PULSE wearable uses 3D-printed parts and readily available, affordable electronic components to do just one thing: ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, TC, Wearables, Tech, Nasa, Virus, Aerospace, Jpl, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Animal Crossing’s summer update will let you swim for sea critters

There’s huge news today for Animal Crossing: New Horizons players still devoted to the most pleasantly addictive way to stay kind of sane stuck at home during the pandemic. In the biggest update yet to the Nintendo Switch hit, players will soon be able to explore the water around their island. Oh—and Gulliver is a pirate now. The free update will arrive on July 3, marking the first of two waves of new content due out in the summer season (for players in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway!). The upd...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Tech, Nintendo, Pascal, Gulliver, Northern Hemisphere, Animal Crossing, Lolly


Four perspectives: Will Apple trim App Store fees?

The fact that Apple takes a 30% cut of subscriptions purchased via the App Store isn’t news. But since the company threatened to boot email app Hey from the platform last week unless its developers paid the customary tribute, the tech world and lawmakers are giving Apple’s revenue share a harder look. Although Apple’s Senior Vice President of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller denied the company was making any changes, a new policy will let developers challenge the very rules by which they wer...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, Mobile, Apps, Developer, Tech, App Store, Phil Schiller, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Wwdc 2020, Paycheck Protection Program Given


Google Expands Access to Its Business Messages Feature

Google will expand its Business Messages feature in search and Google Maps to businesses of all types, enabling them to integrate the feature with their customer-service platforms. Senior product manager Jake Mintz said in a blog post that Google recently added elements including smart replies, visual product carousels and unique welcome messages to Business Messages,...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Social Pro Daily, Life in Quarantine, Jake Mintz


A Congressman misidentified by Amazon's facial recognition software says the company's decision to suspend police usage 'raises more questions than answers' (AMZN)

After Amazon announced that it would suspend police use of its controversial facial recognition technology Rekognition for one year, Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to ask for more transparency on this moratorium. In 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union ran a test on Rekognition that misidentified Gomez and 27 other members of Congress, many of whom were people of color. Gomez says there needs to be more legislation on how facial recognition technolog...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Congress, California, US, Trends, Aclu, Ibm, Michigan, Jeff Bezos, Detroit, Pdf, Sundar Pichai, Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Gomez



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