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Data Leak Shows Chinese Firm Compiled Data, Social Media Posts of Millions

A Chinese intelligence firm’s database on 2.4 million people—including some 50,000 Americans—was recently leaked, exposing it to researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Leaks, Espionage, Shenzen Zhenhua


Apple Watch Now Eligible for Apple Card Monthly Installments

Apple today made its Apple Card interest-free monthly installment payment plan option available for the Apple Watch for the first time, allowing U.S. ‌Apple Card‌ holders to pay for the Apple Watch over time with interest-free payments. When purchasing an Apple Watch using ‌Apple Card‌ Monthly Installments, users will make one installment payment each month for twenty four months, which is the same purchase plan available for iPhone. ‌Apple Card‌ users also earn the three percent standard Dai...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Apple Store, Apple Apple, Apple Card


Google Pixel 4a vs. Apple iPhone XR

The Google Pixel 4a and Apple iPhone XR are two great smartphones that won't empty your bank account. But which is best? We put the two to the test to find out.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Google Phone, Buying Guides, Google Vs Apple, iPhone Xr, Google Pixel 4a


Apple's new smartwatch has a monitoring device that doctors credit with saving coronavirus patients' lives. It can flag dangerous downturns.

Apple The new Apple Watch Series 6 measures blood-oxygen levels — a critical tool for flagging severe COVID-19 cases. Doctors have become increasingly reliant on small medical devices called pulse oximeters that give the same measurement. Knowing when blood oxygen is low could help a patient get to the hospital in time to save their life. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus can be sneaky: Patients may feel fine one hour, then start gasping for air the next....
Tags: Apple, Science, News, Smartwatch, Trends, Chicago, New York Times, Apple Accessories, Loyola University Medical Center, Josh Edelson, Swedish Hospital, Apple Smartwatch, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus, COVID, Richard Levitan


Hawaii's on-again-off-again reopening plans are off again, Honolulu mayor to loosen restrictions, Kauai to open resort bubbles, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii sunset with airplane ©2020 All Hawaii News Gov. Ige says pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism probably won’t begin Oct. 1. Gov. David Ige today said that he’s likely to delay for the third time the start of a pre-arrivals testing program to reopen tourism in Hawaii. Star-Advertiser.Pre-travel testing program likely to be delayed beyond Oct. 1. It’s likely that the 14-day mandatory quarantine for all passengers arriving to Hawaii will remain in place beyond Oct. 1, Gov. Da...
Tags: Travel, Google, Navy, Senate, China, Hawaii, Army, Va, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Honolulu, Board of Education


Apple Watch Family Setup Includes 'Apple Cash Family' to Let Kids Use Apple Pay

At today's media event, Apple announced Family Setup, a new feature coming tomorrow as part of watchOS 7 that will allow kids, elderly relatives, and others take advantage of many of the capabilities of the Apple Watch without the need for their own paired iPhone. Compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and later and the Apple Watch SE, Family Setup requires a cellular Apple Watch model and an active carrier plan for the watch. The primary user can then use the Watch app on their ‌iPhone‌ to set...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Apple Cash, Apple Cash Family, Apple Watch SE Family Setup


Zerologon Attack Lets Hackers Take Over Enterprise Networks Within 3 Seconds

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers have developed and published a proof-of-concept exploit for a recently patched Windows vulnerability that can allow access to an organization's crown jewels -- the Active Directory domain controllers that act as an all-powerful gatekeeper for all machines connected to a network. CVE-2020-1472, as the vulnerability is tracked, carries a critical severity rating from Microsoft as well as a maximum of 10 under the Common Vulnerability Scoring System. Exploits...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Netlogon


Apple Extends U.S. Back to School Sale for Two Weeks, Excludes New iPad Air

Following the debut of the new Apple Watch Series 6, the refreshed iPad Air, and the low-cost eighth-generation ‌iPad‌, Apple has extended its Back to School sale in the United States, with the promotion now ending on October 12 instead of September 29. In addition to extending the dates of the sale, Apple has also updated its Terms and Conditions [PDF] to exclude the new ‌iPad‌ Air from the promotion. Customers who purchase one of the new $599 ‌iPad‌ Air models (which are not available for s...
Tags: Apple, School, United States, Middle East, iPad Air, Don, Air Apple, Europe Asia Mexico, MacBook Air MacBook, Back to School promotion


Apple Researching Apple Watch Bands That Can Provide Information In Braille

According to Apple Insider, Apple is researching an Apple Watch band that could contain controllable protrusions to present tactile information on the surface. From the report: Apple has famously always researched providing accessibility features in its devices, whether or not it's profitable. However, so far there has been a limit to what the Apple Watch can do -- and its bands could have no accessibility features at all. "Tactile output for wearable device," is a newly granted US patent which ...
Tags: Apple, US, Siri, Tech, Braille, Apple Insider Apple, Apple Researching Apple


Sex Machine: Nissan Reveals Proto Z

Considering the dire straits Nissan currently finds itself in, I don’t think anybody felt ultra-confident that its next Z-badged performance coupe was automatically going to be a home run. I certainly did not. But then I watched Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida climb out of the prototype as he reminisced about how his first car was […] The post Sex Machine: Nissan Reveals Proto Z appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Prototypes, Autos, Nissan, Debuts, News Blog, Nissan Z, Z-car, 400Z, Sport Coupes, Makoto Uchida, Proto Z


Choosing a new brand name ? Do an A.S.S. count.

ASSOCIATIONS + SLOGANS SCORE Let’s say you’ve got two metaphorical names under consideration for your new computer company, Apple and Strawberry. Both names meet your baseline brand positioning criteria: Simple, warm, human, approachable, organic, disruptive. Half your team champions Apple and the other half love the name Strawberry. It’s pointed out that the names couldn’t be more similar – they are both red fruits. So why not flip a coin and move on?  The Chief Obfuscation Officer calls f...
Tags: Apple, Uncategorized, Branding, Strawberry, Issac Newton, Igor Igor, Strawberry Strawberry Fields Strawberry, Other White Meat Igor Never Say, Apple Garden of Eden, eMac iMac Power Mac MacBook Mac Mini One


Google’s Vision for the Future of Bank Marketing, AI, and Data

Why brand marketing still matters, as does customer lifetime value, even while data increasingly dominates bank and credit union ad choices. The post Google’s Vision for the Future of Bank Marketing, AI, and Data appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Google, Privacy, Finance, Advertising, ROI, Marketing Strategy, Spotlight, Machine Learning, Personalization, Branding, Digital Marketing, Segmentation Strategies, Featured Content, Bank Marketing


Google’s Vision for the Future of Bank Marketing, AI, Data and Brand

Why brand marketing still matters as does customer lifetime value, even while data increasingly dominates bank and credit union ad decisions. The post Google’s Vision for the Future of Bank Marketing, AI, Data and Brand appeared first on The Financial Brand.
Tags: Google, Privacy, Finance, Advertising, ROI, Marketing Strategy, Machine Learning, Personalization, Branding, Digital Marketing, Segmentation Strategies, Featured Content, Bank Marketing AI Data


Google doodle honors Orange County’s Felicitas Mendez

Google’s logo doodle on Tuesday honors an Orange County woman who helped lead the fight to end segregation in California schools. In the drawing that appeared on Google’s homepage Sept. 15, a smiling Felicitas Mendez is shown watching a crowd of happy children of all races walk into a school. Her three children, led by her husband Gonzalo, are among them. That image would have been pure fantasy in the early 1940s, when her children were barred from entering a “white” school in Westminster becaus...
Tags: Google, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, United States, Westminster, Orange County, Sylvia, Fullerton, Geronimo, Gonzalo, Mendez, Hispanic Heritage Month, Hoover Street


Personal Information of Roughly 46,000 Veterans Exposed In VA Hack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that roughly 46,000 veterans had their personal information, including Social Security numbers, exposed in a data breach in which "unauthorized users" gained access to an online application used for making health care payments. A preliminary review of the incident indicated that the hackers accessed the application "to change financial information and divert payments from VA by using social engineering t...
Tags: Tech, Social Security, FSC, Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Hack, Financial Services Center FSC, VA s Privacy Office, VA Office of Information Technology


Apple's Subscription Services Bundle Is Already in Hot Water

Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Arcade, Peloton, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus, Apple One, Fitness Plus


A Bug In Joe Biden's Campaign App Gave Anyone Access To Millions of Voter Files

schwit1 shares a report from TechCrunch: A privacy bug in Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's official campaign app allowed anyone to look up sensitive voter information on millions of Americans, a security researcher has found. The campaign app, Vote Joe, allows Biden supporters to encourage friends and family members to vote in the upcoming U.S. presidential election by uploading their phone's contact lists to see if their friends and family members are registered to vote. The app up...
Tags: Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Joe, Matt Hill, TargetSmart


Hey, Apple, Wrong Clasp

I’ve been ridiculed. I’ve been ignored. I’ve been hassled for my love of watches. But today is a reckoning. All of my education, my effort, my endless fascination with horology is paying off. Why? Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Band, Watch, Wtaf


Apple Increasingly Frustrates Helena Bonham Carter by Showing Just How Much a Watch Can Do

In the early 1990s, AT&T famously predicted much of technology's future in a Tom Selleck-narrated campaign called "You Will." (See below to revisit the ads, which foresaw everything from remote learning to widespread WiFi.) Today, Apple announced its new Apple Watch Series 6 with a sweepingly epic video that follows in the tradition of "You...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Advertising, Tim Cook, Apple Watch, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Selleck, AdFreak


Apple takes on Peloton with Fitness+ service

Apple is moving more aggressively into fitness with its smartwatch at the center.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Peloton


Coronavirus live news: World still at 'beginning' of pandemic, WHO Covid-19 envoy warns

Half of world’s schoolchildren unable to attend classrooms; Virus death toll linked to Maine wedding grows to 7; Apple rolls out virtual fitness service. Follow the latest updatesWorld still at the beginning of the pandemic, WHO expert warnsSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 11.56pm BST Around 872 million school children – or half of ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Maine, World Health Organization, Unicef, David Nabarro, Henrietta Fore, Coronavirus outbreak


Crista Galli Ventures outs ‘evergreen’ fund to back European health tech startups at seed and Series A

Crista Galli Ventures, an early-stage health tech fund in Europe, is officially launching today. The firm offers “patient capital” — with only a single LP (the Danish family office IPQ Capital) — and promises to provide portfolio companies with deep healthcare expertise and the extra runway needed to get over regulatory and efficacy hurdles and to the next stage. Companies already backed by Crista Galli Ventures (CGV) include Skin Analytics, which is using AI to improve diagnosis of skin canc...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, Tech, Venture Capital, Crohn, CGV, Skin Analytics, Crista Galli Ventures, Crista Galli Ventures CGV, Ampersand Health, Fiona Pathiraja, Copenhagen CGV, Pathiraja, Crista Galli, A. Crista Galli Ventures


Crista Galli Ventures outs ‘evergreen’ fund to back European healthtech startups at seed and Series A

Crista Galli Ventures, an early-stage healthtech fund in Europe, is officially launching today. The firm offers “patient capital” — with only a single LP (the Danish family office IPQ Capital) — and promises to provide portfolio companies with deep healthcare expertise and the extra runway needed to get over regulatory and efficacy hurdles and to the next stage. Companies already backed by Crista Galli Ventures (CGV) include Skin Analytics, which is using AI to improve diagnosis of skin cancer; ...
Tags: TC, Europe, London, Tech, CGV, Skin Analytics, Crista Galli Ventures, A. Crista Galli, Crista Galli Ventures CGV, Ampersand Health, Fiona Pathiraja, Copenhagen CGV, Pathiraja, Crista Galli


Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Series 5: Is it worth the upgrade?

If you're wondering how the Apple Watch Series 6 compares to the Series 5, we outline the main differences between the two watches.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Buying Guides, Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch 5, Apple September 2020


Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Series 5

If you're wondering how the Apple Watch Series 6 compares to the Series 5, we outline the main differences between the two watches.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch 5, Apple September 2020


Logitech Announces Folio Touch Keyboard With Trackpad For New iPad Air

Following Apple's event that saw the introduction of a new iPad Air, Logitech today announced the launch of the Logitech Folio Touch that's designed for the device. Like the Folio Touch for the iPad Pro, the ‌iPad‌ Air version includes a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and, most notably, a trackpad that works with the trackpad gestures included in iPadOS. The Folio Touch, which is priced at $160, is available as an alternative to the Magic Keyboard, which Apple is also offering for th...
Tags: Apple, Logitech, iPad Air, Don, Air Logitech, Magic Keyboard Logitech


Everything Apple announced at its September hardware event

It’s fall again, which means its time for Apple to announce new products. This time around, the company is doing things a little differently, announcing the new Apple Watches and iPads separate from the iPhone — not to mention the lack of a physical event (thanks, corona). Here’s all the big news Apple had to announce today. Watch Series 6 with blood oxygen tracking Cupertino announced its latest wearable today, the Apple Watch Series 6, and the headlining feature was the ability to track your b...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Cupertino, Everything Apple, Plugged


Super Mario 64 Render96 Mod Gives the Classic Platformer a Contemporary Look

A team of dedicated modders has created a Super Mario 64 mod called Render 96, which adds new models to the game along with high-resolution textures, new camera controls, 60 fps support, and other miscellaneous features. The extensive overview trailer of the Render96 mod showing off its many graphical improvements to Nintendo’s classic 3D platformer […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Trailer, Nintendo, Mario, Anime, Retro, Comparison, Mods, Nintendo 64


Twitter flags Indian politician’s years-old tweet for violating its policy

Twitter has flagged a post from Indian politician T. Raja Singh for violating its policy days after TechCrunch asked the social giant about the three-year-old questionable tweet. In a video tweet, Singh urged India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others citizens in the country to move Rohingya Muslim immigrants, including those “who supported terrorism,” out of the nation as he feared that they would become a “headache for the nation” in the future. “#Deport RohingyaMuslims,” he tweeted....
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, India, Tech, Kashmir, Wall Street Journal, App Annie, Menlo Park, Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajnath Singh, Raja Singh


AppleCare+ Updated to Cover 2 Accidental Damage Incidents Every 12 Months, Theft and Loss Deductible Lowered

Apple today updated its AppleCare+ protection plan for Apple devices to cover two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months. Prior to now, AppleCare+ covered two incidents of accidental damage every 24 months. The ‌AppleCare‌+ changes apply to the new Apple Watch models as well as the iPhone, a change made ahead of the launch of the new iPhone 12 models. Macs and iPads also offer the same updated coverage. Accidental damage is subject to service fees that vary based on the da...
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