Apple Fitness+ Feature 'Time to Walk' Launching Soon With Audio Stories From Special Guests

Earlier this week, Apple seeded the watchOS 7.3 Release Candidate, which is typically the final beta version of a software update. The release notes for the update list a new "Time to Walk" feature for Apple Fitness+ subscribers, described as "an audio experience in the Workout app where guests share inspiring stories as you walk." Apple Fitness+ subscribers will be able to open the Workout app on an Apple Watch, select Time to Walk, and choose from one of the audio stories to listen to durin...
Tags: Apple, Time, United States, Dolly Parton, Nba, Apple Watch, Walk, Uzo Aduba, Shawn Mendes, Draymond Green, United Kingdom Apple, Apple Fitness, Apple Fitness Plus, United States Canada Australia New Zealand Ireland, Time to Walk, Othmane

Beware! Fully-Functional Exploit Released Online for SAP Solution Manager Flaw

Cybersecurity researchers have warned of a publicly available fully-functional exploit that could be used to target SAP enterprise software. The exploit leverages a vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-6207, that stems from a missing authentication check in SAP Solution Manager (SolMan) version 7.2 SAP SolMan is an application management and administration solution that offers end-to-end [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Sap, SOLMAN, Ravie Lakshmanan

US Treasury Nominee Yellen Wants to Encourage Cryptocurrencies -- 'For Legitimate Activities'

Business Insider reports: The bitcoin price was set for its biggest one-week fall since September on Saturday morning, having slipped around 10% since Monday... Bitcoin came under selling pressure this week after Janet Yellen, Joe Biden's pick for Treasury secretary, suggested the use of cryptocurrencies should be "curtailed" because they were used mainly for "illicit financing". Writing at on Thursday, CoinDesk shared a link to U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen's late...
Tags: Tech, Treasury, Janet Yellen, Nasdaq, Yellen, U S Treasury, Federal Reserve Board, Janet Yellen Joe Biden, US Treasury Nominee Yellen Wants, Central Bank of China

'Inevitable' Google and Facebook will pay for Australian news, treasurer says

Josh Frydenberg says tech companies’ threats to pull services out of Australia did them a ‘big disservice’Josh Frydenberg has warned the internet giants it is “inevitable” they will pay for news content and their threats to shut down core functions in Australia do them a “big disservice”.At a doorstop on Sunday, the treasurer said the Morrison’s government intended to become a “world leader” in regulating social media and search companies, who he accused of shifting the goalposts in their opposi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Australia, Australia news, Australian media, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Inevitable Google

Senators who backed Trump's election challenge may rethink their stance on impeachment after losing corporate funding, experts say

President Donald Trump pumps his fist as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020. Al Drago/Getty Images The mass exodus of corporate backing could affect how senators vote on Trump's impeachment trial, experts say. Dozens of companies have pulled funding from the GOP lawmakers who voted against Biden's certification. CEOs say they increasingly have no choice but to bring politics into the boardroom. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Moral con...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Politics, California, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Fbi, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Ice, Biden, Donald Trump

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Overview: Two New Trim Levels, Plus an AWD Option

The 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is refreshed and ready to mingle. Complete with new trim levels and features for 2021, the small(ish) SUV received top marks in last year’s JD Power Initial Quality Study. If you’re looking for an affordable and sharp SUV, the new Outlander Sport makes a strong case. Here is an overview of the vehicle for 2021. Engine Options & Fuel Economy Ratings There are two different engine options for the Outlander Sport, depending on if you opt for front-wheel ...
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GitHub Reverses Takedown of Code for Anime Torrent Site Despite Film Group's DMCA's developer newsletter spotted this code repository story: GitHub posted a DMCA notice it received from the Motion Picture Association (MPA) last week asking the platform to take down a repository associated with, a popular torrent site specializing in anime content. The DMCA captured attention as the code doesn't belong to the MPA. Rather, the MPA argues the code is used for the development of the site, which allows for copyright infringement, while the repo also makes it pos...
Tags: Tech, Dmca, Github, Mpa, Motion Picture Association MPA, Motion Picture Association, Nyaa

Are We Slowing Global Warming?

This week New York Magazine featured a new article by journalist David Wallace-Wells about the state of the fight against global warming. He warns that "Already, the planet is warmer, at just 1.2 degrees, than it has ever been..." But there's also some good news: Just a half-decade ago, it was widely believed that a "business as usual" emissions path would bring the planet four or five degrees of warming — enough to make large parts of Earth effectively uninhabitable. Now, thanks to the rapid ...
Tags: Asia, Massachusetts, Tech, Earth, Italy, Denmark, New York Magazine, Elizabeth Kolbert, Kolbert, David Wallace Wells, California Canada

Trump's pardons may be poorly worded enough to leave some people on the hook

President Donald Trump gives a presidential 'pardon' to the National Thanksgiving Turkey Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. While Butter may be safe, Paul Manafort still faces risks, experts say. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Trump's pardons leave some of their subjects open to additional prosecution, experts say. His former campaign chair Paul Manafort could still be prosecuted for specific crimes he wasn't pardoned for. Eve...
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Court Tosses RICO Lawsuit Demanding $90 Million And The Dissolution Of Google For Supposed Anti-Conservative Bias (techdirt)

A lawsuit [PDF] against Google over ad practices and search engine rankings has been dismissed. The allegations start normally before taking a sharp turn into some recently favored causes of action. First, there's the RICO. Second, the plaintiff claims the RICO and everything that goes with it is a result of Google's anti-conservative bias. Here's the most coherent part of the allegations: Plaintiff operated a website, (“the website”), from 2014 to 2019 that aimed t...
Tags: Google, Florida, News, Youtube, Court, Google Search, Lincoln, Alphabet Inc, Tim Cushing, YouTube Plaintiff, Lincoln Google

Marques Brownlee details his business as a tech YouTuber and how he makes money on the platform

Marques Brownlee. Roy Rochlin/Getty Images Marques Brownlee, known as MKBHD online, has 13 million YouTube subscribers.  Brownlee is a tech YouTube creator, and his videos include reviews on the latest smartphones, tech unboxings, and smartphone-camera tests. Brownlee on a recent podcast discussed his business as a digital creator and how he makes money. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Marques Brownlee was saving up his allowance money in high school when he decided to ...
Tags: Google, Career, Mark Zuckerberg, Media, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, WME, Advertisers, Influencers, Marques Brownlee, Brownlee, YouTube Instagram, Nilay Patel, Elon Musk Bill Gates, Cotton Bureau

SpaceX Re-Schedules Record-Breaking Launch With 143 Satellites to Sunday

Ars Technica reported Saturday that "The Falcon 9 rocket was ready. Its payload of 143 satellites were ready. But Mother Nature was not ready." Although SpaceX pressed ahead with fueling of the Falcon 9 booster on Saturday morning, the company scrubbed the launch attempt of the Transporter-1 mission a few minutes before the window opened due to weather. Conditions at Cape Canaveral violated the electrical field rule for a safe launch. The company now plans to try to launch again on Sunday morn...
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Why AWS Is Forking Elasticsearch and Kibana

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes at ZDNet: When Elastic, makers of the open-source search and analytic engine Elasticsearch, went after Amazon Web Services (AWS) by changing its license from the open-source Apache 2.0-license ALv2) to the non-open-source friendly Server Side Public License, I predicted "we'd soon see AWS-sponsored Elasticsearch and Kibana forks." The next day, AWS tweeted it "will launch new forks of both Elasticsearch and Kibana based on the latest Apache 2.0 licensed codebase...
Tags: Tech, Elasticsearch, Amazon Web Services AWS, Steven J Vaughan Nichols, Kibana, Logz, Kibana AWS, Apache Lucene

Apple Elaborates on Potential for iPhone 12 and MagSafe Accessories to Interfere With Implantable Medical Devices

Earlier this month, an article in the Heart Rhythm Journal indicated that iPhone 12 models can "potentially inhibit lifesaving therapy in a patient" due to magnetic interference with implantable medical devices. Three doctors in Michigan tested this interaction by holding an iPhone 12 near a patient's implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which immediately went into a "suspended" state for the duration of the test, according to the article. "We hereby bring an important public health issue ...
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Video: Microsoft takes shots at Apple’s MacBook Pro in new ad for Surface Pro 7

Microsoft is ramping up its marketing efforts against Apple’s Mac lineup. As first spotted by MS Power User, the company has published a...
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How VCs and founders see 2021 differently

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Click here if you want it in your inbox every Saturday morning. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. We’re shaking things up this weekend in the newsletter, focusing on a series of larger themes and news items instead of having a few discrete sections. Why? Because there was too muc...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Espn, Republic, Esports, Talkspace, Coinbase, Exchange, Bay Area, SPAC, NFX, The Exchange, The TechCrunch Exchange, Cardify,

Apple iTunes Canada & Google Play Canada Promotions: Save 50% off Tenet in 4K, for $12.99

Apple iTunes Canada & Google Play Canada have a great Promotion available now, where you can Save 50% off Tenet in 4K, now for $12.99, was $24.99. Save 50% off Tenet, Apple iTunes, for $12.99, was $24.99 Save 50% off Tenet, Google Play, for $12.99, was $24.99 Click here to view Apple iTunes Canada offer. Click here to view Google Play Canada offer
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Work trips are making a $5 billion comeback

Would you bet millions of dollars on a corporate travel comeback? Doesn’t matter. Andreessen Horowitz, Addition and Elad Gil are anyways. This week, the trio led a nine-figure financing round in TripActions, a software company that helps other companies book and manage corporate travel. But the news is (always) more than the number. I see TripActions’ growth as a signal to travel sector startups, which faced the brunt of the pandemic’s impact. We’ve heard the market is emerging again, but the fa...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Media, Israel, Future Of Work, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Biden, Obvious Ventures, Plaid, Fintech, Loon, Alex Wilhelm, Bryce Durbin, ECL

How Law Enforcement Gets Around Your Smartphone's Encryption

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike shares a recent article that purports to reveal "how law enforcement gets around your smartphone's encryption." Lawmakers and law enforcement agencies around the world, including in the United States, have increasingly called for backdoors in the encryption schemes that protect your data, arguing that national security is at stake. But new research indicates governments already have methods and tools that, for better or worse, let them access locke...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Tech, United States, Slashdot, Johns Hopkins University, Grayshift

One man's search for the exact shade of "Apple Beige"

With the apple ][ in 1977, Apple ushered in a case color that had an outside influence. But what are the exact values of Apple beige? Ben Zotto took a deep dive and found the answer in a bottle of paint. — Read the rest
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Augmented reality’s awkward phase will be long and painful

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it’s here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox every week. Last week, I showcased how Twitter was looking at the future of the web with a decentralized approach so that they wouldn’t be stuck unilaterally de-platforming the next world leader. This week, I scribbled some thoughts on another aspect of the future web, the ongoing battle between Facebook and Apple to own augmented reality. Releasing the hardware wil...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, Bloomberg, Alibaba, App Store, Jack, Jack Ma, Mark Gurman, Loon

Augmented reality and the next century of the web

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it’s here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox every week. Last week, I showcased how Twitter was looking at the future of the web with a decentralized approach so that they wouldn’t be stuck unilaterally de-platforming the next world leader. This week, I scribbled some thoughts on another aspect of the future web, the ongoing battle between Facebook and Apple to own augmented reality. Releasing the hardware wil...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, Bloomberg, Alibaba, App Store, Jack, Jack Ma, Mark Gurman, Loon

Best FaceTime alternatives for Android

Tired of your iPhone-owning friends going on about FaceTime? Here are the best FaceTime alternatives for Android, including WhatsApp, Messenger, and many more.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Facetime, Video Calling, Buying Guides, Video Calling Apps, Video Call

Microsoft Touts Surface Pro 7 as 'The Better Choice' Over MacBook Pro in New Ad

Microsoft yesterday shared a new ad on YouTube titled "Microsoft Surface Pro 7: The Better Choice," in which the company compares its tablet computer to Apple's 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro, as spotted by MSPoweruser. The ad highlights the Surface Pro 7's touchscreen and included stylus as opposed to only a "little bar" (the Touch Bar) on the MacBook Pro. Other advantages of the Surface Pro 7 mentioned in the ad include the detachable keyboard, a cheaper price, and the claim that the tablet is "a muc...
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Chrome 88 Released, Removing Adobe Flash -- and FTP

Google released Chrome 88 this week — and besides improving its dark mode support, they removed support for both Adobe Flash and FTP. PC World calls it "the end of two eras." The most noteworthy change in this update is what's not included. Chrome 88 lays Adobe Flash and the FTP protocol to rest. RIP circa-2000 Internet. Neither comes as a surprise, though it's poetic that they're being buried together. Adobe halted Flash Player downloads at the end of 2020, making good on a promise made yea...
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Report Finds Extremists Did Use Facebook to Plan Capitol Attack

NBC News reports: A number of pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan their attack on the U.S. Capitol, a watchdog organization has found, contradicting claims by Facebook's leadership that such planning was largely done on other sites. Private Facebook groups spent months advising one another about how to "take down" the U.S. government, particularly after Joe Biden was elected president, according to a report from the nonprofit Tech Transparency Project, which tracked several of them. Ma...
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AirPods 3: Everything We Know So Far

Apple is working on a third-generation version of the AirPods, and for this updated version rumored to be launching in 2021, we could see some design changes for the first time since the ‌AirPods‌ came out in 2016. This guide covers everything that we know about the upcoming ‌AirPods‌ 3. Design Updates The third-generation ‌AirPods‌ may be updated with a design that's similar to the AirPods Pro, featuring a shorter stem and replaceable silicone ear tips that are able to better fit a wider ...
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Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals: Save up to 40% on Small Kitchen Appliances + More

Best Buy Canada has new weekly offers available now, that include: Save on select Luggage from Top Brands Save up to 40%  on select handbags, wallets and travel accessories. Save up to $ 450 on select cameras and drones to catch the perfect shot Save $300 when you buy 3 or more major kitchen appliances of the same brand. Save up to 25% on select Café major kitchen appliances. Save up to 25% on select Osmo toys. Great deals on robotic toys. Save up to 50% on select memory and storage devices. S...
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Are Experts Underselling the Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines?

David Leonhardt won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2011. This week in a New York Times newsletter, he argues that early in the pandemic experts around the world mistakenly discouraged mask use because of "a concern that people would rush to buy high-grade medical masks, leaving too few for doctors and nurses. The experts were also [at the time] unsure how much ordinary masks would help." But are they now spreading a similarly misguided pessimism about vaccines? Right now, public discussio...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine, Children s Hospital, Paul Offit, David Leonhardt, Moderna, Vaccine Education Center

Original Content podcast: ‘Bridgerton’ is an addictive reimagining of Jane Austen-style romance

“Bridgerton,” the Shondaland drama that launched last month on Netflix, offers a few key updates to the standard formula of Regency-era  romance. For one thing, there’s a racially diverse cast, with Black actors taking on the role of early 19th-century English nobility and royalty. (At one point, one of the characters offers an unconvincing explanation for why this is the case, but we — and the show — mostly ignored it.) For another, there’s a healthy dose of sex; “Bridgerton” emphatically does ...
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