MediaTek Becomes Biggest Smartphone Chipset Vendor

MediaTek became the biggest smartphone chipset vendor with 31% market share in the third quarter of 2020, when smartphone sales rebounded during the quarter, according to Counterpoint Research. From a report: MediaTek's strong performance in the US$100-250 price band and growth in key regions like China and India helped it become the biggest smartphone chipset vendor during the third quarter, said Counterpoint. Qualcomm was the biggest 5G chipset vendor in the third quarter of 2020, powering 39%...
Tags: Apple, China, India, US, Tech, Xiaomi, Huawei, TSMC, Mediatek, Counterpoint, Dale Gai MediaTek

Quantum Computer Makers Like Their Odds For Big Progress

For years, quantum computing has been the preserve of academics. New advances, however, are pushing this potentially revolutionary technology toward practical applications. From a report: At the Q2B conference this month, quantum computer makers Google, IBM, Honeywell, IonQ and Xanadu detailed specific steps they expect by 2024 that will push their machines further down the road of commercial practicality. Those achievements include increasing quantum computers' scale, performance and reliabilit...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Seth Lloyd, Google IBM Honeywell

For California to thrive, it needs some new politicians

SACRAMENTO – The late, great urban theorist, Jane Jacobs, wrote in her seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities that, “there is no leeway for such chancy trial, error and experimentation in the high-overhead economy of new construction. Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” She was explaining that people with innovative business ideas need an inexpensive place to get started. After all, the founders of Apple, Google and Disney birthed their ente...
Tags: Google, Texas, California, Housing, Opinion, White House, Disney, Sacramento, America, San Francisco, Sport, Earth, Atlantic, Soccer, Arizona, Silicon Valley

Apple Setup Issues: Apple Watch Verification Failed, HomePod Stuck on Configuring

Apple's status page shows an ongoing issue with "iCloud Account and Sign In" since early Christmas morning. The issue seems likely to be related to activation issues users having been experiencing on our forums. Most notably are a number of users complaining that their new Apple Watch is failing verification upon setup. Users have been in our forums. BeatCrazy writes:I realize it's Christmas morning and Apple's activation servers are probably on overload, but this still seems unnecessarily ...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Mac Apple, HomePod, Apple Watch SE, HomePod Mini, Apple Watch SE Cellular

How to Move Files Uploads from Google Forms to a Specific Folder in Google Drive

The File Upload feature of Google Forms lets you receive files from form respondents directly in your Google Drive. You may add the File Upload question in your Google Form to receive PDF assignments from students, résumé applications, portfolio images from contestants, and so on.When a respondent uploads a file through Google Forms, the file are stored in a fixed folder of your Google Drive. All files are uploaded in the same folder and, thus looking at the file in your Google Drive, it is diff...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Seo, Archives, Google Forms, Google Form, Google Apps Script

This Persistence of Vision Christmas Ornament Is the Most Hypnotizing Thing You’ll See Today

One of the best things to do during Christmas, in my humble opinion, is to check out all the ornaments on the trees. I especially like to look for the ornaments that are a little out of the ordinary—think Christmas tree on top of a car—cause they just rule. This year, I’ve found a tech ornament that’s absolutely…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Christmas, Inventions, Ornaments, Persistence Of Vision

Japan To Phase Out Gasoline-Powered Cars, Bucking Toyota Chief

Japan said it planned to stop the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by the mid-2030s, bucking criticism by Toyota's chief that a hasty shift to electric vehicles could cripple the car industry. From a report: The plan released Friday followed similar moves by the state of California and major European nations, but it has faced resistance from car executives in a country that still makes millions of cars annually running solely on gasoline engines. Japan would still permit the sale of hybrid gas-...
Tags: Japan, California, Tech, Toyota, Akio Toyoda, Yoshihide Suga, Toyoda, Suga, Nissan Motor

Apple sued by early app store maker, Cydia, over control of the iPhone

Spread the loveSince its launch in 2007, the iPhone has changed a lot. But Apple’s control has changed. Before launching Apple’s App...
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Apple's China App Store Sheds Videogames as Beijing Tightens Internet Control

Apple is booting thousands of videogame apps [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] from its platform in China as the government clamps down harder on such content, illustrating the tech giant's vulnerability to state pressure on its business. From a report: The iPhone maker this month warned Chinese developers that a new wave of paid gaming apps are at risk of removal from its app store, according to a memo viewed by The Wall Street Journal, after the company removed tho...
Tags: Apple, China, Tech, Beijing, Wall Street Journal, China App Store Sheds Videogames

Citrix Devices Are Being Abused as DDoS Attack Vectors

Threat actors have discovered a way to bounce and amplify junk web traffic against Citrix ADC networking equipment to launch DDoS attacks. From a report: While details about the attackers are still unknown, victims of these Citrix-based DDoS attacks have mostly included online gaming services, such as Steam and Xbox, sources have told ZDNet earlier today. The first of these attacks have been detected last week and documented by German IT systems administrator Marco Hofmann. Hofmann tracked the i...
Tags: Tech, Citrix, Zdnet, UDP, Citrix ADC, Datagram Transport Layer Security, Citrix Devices, Marco Hofmann Hofmann

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Leather Apple Watch Band From Southern Straps

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Southern Straps to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Brown Leather Strap that's designed to work with the Apple Watch. Priced at $90, the Brown Leather Strap is constructed from a full grain Horween leather and hand sewn in San Francisco. Each band is vegetable dyed for a rich, brown color, which will develop a unique patina over time. Southern Straps uses strengthened waxed cord for stitching the Apple Watch band, which ensures its du...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Quebec, Giveaway, Pacific Time, Horween, San Francisco Each, Southern Straps, No AMP, MacRumors Facebook, Apple Watch Southern Straps

Apple and Toshiba EV Lithium Titanate Battery Pack May Nearly Be Road Ready

Gali at Hyperchange has sources who say Apple has been testing it’s EV battery. The Apple EV battery pack is almost ready to be driving around the road. His source told him there are 312 cells... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Just get a shiny new iPhone? Here’s how I set mine up

Did you get a new iPhone for the holidays? There are a few different ways you could set up your shiny new device. Here's how I set mine up.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, Iphone 12, Homepage Promo

Virtual YouTuber Kotonoha’s Debut Truly Amorphous & Haunting

The virtual YouTuber debut of Kotonoha from the memorably murderous School Days encountered an issue or two mid-stream as the unhinged girl became more warped than usual, disfiguring the girl presumably due to faulty equipment. Video footage and screenshots of the strange contorting that the Kotonoha avatar would frequently suffer: Some might see this technical […]
Tags: Technology, Christmas, Errors, Anime, Overflow, School Days, Virtual YouTubers, YouTuber Kotonoha

You just got a smart speaker as a holiday present. Here's what you need to know.

With Amazon, Google and Apple speakers, you can listen to music, set timers, check the weather and store closings, use an an intercom and much more.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Scott Hanselman's 2021 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows

Scott Hanselman: Everyone collects utilities, and most folks have a list of a few that they feel are indispensable. Here's mine. Each has a distinct purpose, and I probably touch each at least a few times a week. For me, "util" means utilitarian and it means don't clutter my tray. If it saves me time, and seamlessly integrates with my life, it's the bomb. Many/most are free some aren't. Those that aren't free are very likely worth your 30-day trial, and very likely worth your money. These are al...
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Revisit Kate Bush’s Peculiar Christmas Special, Featuring Peter Gabriel (1979) It’s been hard out there for Kate Bush fans. Since the genius “Queen of British Pop” retired from touring in 1979, public appearances have been few and far-between. She found the machinery of pop-stardom a hindrance to her process, and she’s been busy with other things, she says. “Every time I finish an album, I go into visual projects…. So I started to veer away from the thing of being a live performing artist, to one of being a recording arti...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, London, College, Bbc, Egypt, Kate Bush, Kate, Santa, Oscar Wilde, NICK, Bush, Facebook Twitter, Peter Gabriel, Erik Satie

Redox OS 0.6 Released With Many Fixes, Rewritten Kernel Memory Manager

Redox OS, the micro-kernel based Rust-written operating system, is out with a new Christmas release. From a report: Redox OS 0.6 was released on Christmas Eve with many bug fixes and new features. Redox OS 0.6 features a complete rewrite of its RMM kernel memory manager, improvements to its Relibc C library implementation, Pkgar as a new package format, and Rust code compatibility updates. It's been the better part of two years since Redox 0.5 was released but moving forward they hope to start r...
Tags: Tech, Redox, RMM, Redox OS, Pkgar

Music made 2020 better, but we failed to make 2020 better for musicians

“Are you okay?” I don’t have a good answer to the question. Knowing full well that I’m talking back to an algorithm — even one asking the same question of everyone with a different band mad-libbed in — doesn’t soften the blow. Am I? Are we? Is anyone, really? In this case, it’s referring to Waxahatchee. I mean, yeah, I totally listened to a lot of Waxahatchee this year. Waxahatchee is good. Saint Cloud was one of my favorite albums of the year. Katie Crutchfield’s music doesn’t exist in the Elli...
Tags: TC, Spotify, Entertainment, Wilco, Tech, Cnn, Revenue, Streaming, Union, Louis Armstrong, Daniel Ek, Jeff Tweedy, Tweedy, Queens New York, Bandcamp, Waxahatchee

'Wonder Woman 1984' is now streaming on HBO Max - here's how to watch the movie at home while it's still playing in theaters

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "Wonder Woman 1984" is Gal Gadot's fourth film as the titular character. Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984" premiered in theaters and on HBO Max on December 25, Christmas Day.The blockbuster sequel is the first in a series of Warner Bros. movies that will debut on HBO Max and theaters at the same time.HBO Max subscribers don't have to pay extra to stream "Wonder Woman 1984," but the movie is only ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hbo, Disney, US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Maxwell, Roku, Warner Bros, Hulu, Hdr, Kristen Wiig, Denzel Washington, Dolby Atmos

Russians Are Believed To Have Used Microsoft Resellers in Cyberattacks

As the United States comes to grips with a far-reaching Russian cyberattack on federal agencies, private corporations and the nation's infrastructure, new evidence has emerged that the hackers hunted their victims through multiple channels. From a report: The most significant intrusions discovered so far piggybacked on software from SolarWinds, the Austin-based company whose updates the Russians compromised. But new evidence from the security firm CrowdStrike suggests that companies that sell so...
Tags: Microsoft, Russia, Tech, United States, Crowdstrike, Chisholm, Glenn Chisholm, SolarWinds the Austin, Ilina Dimitrova, Microsoft Salesforce Google, G Suite Zoom Slack SolarWinds

Get a New Apple Device for Christmas? Check Out Our Apple Product Guides

If you were lucky enough to receive a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods this year, you'll want to check out the extensive guides we have for new device owners. Whether you're new to a product altogether or have an upgraded version of a device with new features, we've got you covered. Each of our guides highlights all of the how tos, guides, and videos that we've released throughout the year covering various Apple products, and they're an excellent resource for yourself or a loved...
Tags: Apple, Featured, New Mac Owners Tips, AirPods Max MacBook Air MacBook Pro HomePod

New iPhone, Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods? Check Out Our Apple Product Guides

If you were lucky enough to receive a new iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or AirPods this year, you'll want to check out the extensive guides we have for new device owners. Whether you're new to a product altogether or have an upgraded version of a device with new features, we've got you covered. Each of our guides highlights all of the how tos, guides, and videos that we've released throughout the year covering various Apple products, and they're an excellent resource for yourself or a loved...
Tags: Apple, Featured, New Mac Owners Tips, AirPods Max MacBook Air MacBook Pro HomePod

This Week’s Hottest Deals from Best Buy Canada

Best Buy Canada has released this week’s online flyer deals – featuring AMAZING Boxing Day deals! Shop online and you’ll find the hottest deals on headphones, computers, fitness products, kitchen items, and much more! Here are the top deals: $400.00 off Samsung QN50Q8DT 4K now $1,099.99 $200.00 off Samsung 82TU7050 4K now $1,599.99 $180.00 off SONY XB900N/B OVE HP now $169.99 $150.00 off ASUS X512JA-BH51-CB now $749.99 $170.00 off V11 Absolute Pro now $779.99 $50.00 off JBL Charge 4 Black now ...
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I missed the warning signs of congestive heart failure because I was so busy and stressed. Here's what I hope other working moms can learn from my example.

Shannon Hennig. Shannon Hennig Shannon Hennig is a small business owner and health and wellness marketing expert. Over the summer, she began experiencing serious fatigue, stiffness in her feet and legs, and chest pain and difficulty breathing. She tested negative for COVID-19, and was turned away at the ER after being told she had a chest cold. In September, the 34-year-old was hospitalized for six days and given a diagnosis of congenital heart failure, a condition that primarily affects p...
Tags: Google, Trends, CMO, United States, Calgary Canada, Hennig, Centres for Disease Control CDC, COVID, Shannon Hennig, Shannon Hennig Shannon Hennig Shannon Hennig, OpenInk Solutions

What Are You Paying For in a $300 Chess Set? Mostly the Knights

If you bought a wooden chess set after watching "The Queen's Gambit," the price you paid was most likely dictated by just four pieces. From a report: The knights alone can account for as much as 50 percent of the cost of a nice wooden set. While the rest of the pieces can be machine-made, the knights are carved by hand to resemble the head of a horse, a tedious process to make sure all four are exactly the same. The knights in the set used in World Chess Championship matches ($310 for the pieces...
Tags: India, Alabama, Tech, Netflix, Athens, Parthenon, World Chess, Beth Harmon, Ilya Merenzon, Merenzon, House of Staunton, Noelle Kendrick the House of Staunton

Cyberpunk Maker CD Projekt Sued by Investor Over Botched Launch

CD Projekt SA, the Polish video-game publisher of Cyberpunk 2077, was sued by an investor who claims the company misled him about the potential of the error-plagued game whose botched release this month caused shares to dive. From a report: Andrew Trampe sued Thursday in federal court in Los Angeles and seeks to represent other investors who bought the company's securities. CD Projekt failed to disclose that Cyberpunk 2077 was "virtually unplayable on the current-generation Xbox or Playstation s...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, Sony Corp, Sony Microsoft, Andrew Trampe

The first thing you should do with your new Android phone is change the keyboard

If your new phone has a virtual keyboard other than Google's Gboard or Apple's iOS keyboard, we recommend you switch to one of these two right now. Here's why.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Keyboard, Gboard

Google Nest Thermostat (2020) review: A little less, yet still the best

Google's new, stylish Nest Thermostat delivers nearly all of the smart features available in the original Nest Learning thermostat -- for about half the price.
Tags: Google, Trends, Nest, Smart Home, Nest Thermostat, Google Nest Thermostat, Google Nest Thermostat (3rd Gen

Developers: Making apps for M1 Macs ‘couldn’t have been easier’

Switching to its own Apple Silicon processors is a big deal for Apple, and it could mean users get apps with more power and more features, developers told us.
Tags: Apple, Apps, Trends, Computing, Macs, M1, Macbooks, Apple Silicon

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