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Developer tells how he became ineligible for the reduced App Store fees after a mistake

Apple announced last year the new App Store Small Business Program, which allows small developers to pay a reduced commission to Apple...
Tags: Apple, App Store Small Business Program


Researchers Launch Open-Source Website To Hunt Down Capitol Insurrectionists

SysEngineer shares a report from HuffPost: Some of the citizen sleuths behind the open-source effort to identify the hundreds of Donald Trump-loving rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol have launched an impressive new website that organizes the stunning amount of digital evidence collected about the Jan. 6 insurrection. The website, Jan6evidence.com, was built by a small team of volunteer software developers, using the work of open-source investigators looking into the deadly Capitol attack. T...
Tags: Tech, Donald Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol


Adobe officially releases Photoshop for Apple M1, says it’s 50% faster

Adobe today officially unveiled Photoshop for Apple’s M1 chip. According to the company, the ARM-compatible version should deliver “significant performance gains” for users on Apple’s custom silicon. While Adobe has had a beta version of Photoshop for M1 available since November, this is the first time it’s been available widely. Previously Apple users could run the Intel version through Apple’s Rosetta technology, which didn’t fully take advantage of the new chip’s power. The M1 version of the ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Intel, Rosetta, Insider, Plugged


Microsoft Is Ending Support For the Old Non-Chromium Edge

Support for Microsoft's original Edge browser is ending today. Legacy Edge, as it is now called, will no longer receive security updates, and anyone still using it should start the process of switching to something else. The Verge reports: Legacy Edge was originally codenamed "Spartan" and was included with Windows 10 as the operating system's default web browser before it was officially named Edge. The Edge mantle is being taken up by Microsoft's Chromium-based browser, which was in beta throug...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech


Why NFT Collectibles Are Overhyped

NFTs have become an investing phenomenon, with everything from GIFs to sports highlights selling for millions of dollars. But how much of this is hype—and should we be reassured by celebrity endorsements from Logan Paul, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rob Gronkwoski and uh… Taco Bell? Here’s a look at why the NFT market…Read more...
Tags: Technology, Yahoo, Articles, Bitcoin, Computing, Nba, Lifehacks, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Lindsay Lohan, Decentralization, Taco Bell, Steven Seagal, Logan


Lou Ottens, Inventor of the Cassette Tape, Has Died

nickwinlund77 shares a report from NPR: Lou Ottens, who put music lovers around the world on a path toward playlists and mixtapes by leading the invention of the first cassette tape, has died at age 94, according to media reports in the Netherlands. Ottens was a talented and influential engineer at Philips, where he also helped develop consumer compact discs. Ottens died last Saturday, according to the Dutch news outlet NRC Handelsblad, which lists his age as 94. The cassette tape was Ottens' an...
Tags: Tech, Npr, Philips, Taylor, NRC, Lou, Zack Taylor, Ottens, Hasselt Belgium, Lou Ottens, Netherlands Ottens, Lou Ottens Inventor


‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’ Series Will Be Directed By ‘The White Tiger’ Filmmaker Ramin Bahrani

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, an upcoming limited series at AppleTV+ that has Samuel L. Jackson on board to star, has found a director and added a new cast member to the “deeply engaging mystery” show. Ramin Bahrani, the acclaimed filmmaker behind movies like Man Push Cart, 99 Homes, and Netflix’s recent The White Tiger, will get behind the camera to direct and executive produce the series, while Dominique Fishback, the actress who has been making waves with her performance in Judas and the Bl...
Tags: Adaptation, Apple, AppleTV, Casting, Drama, Television, Dominique Fishback, Ramin Bahrani, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Clearview AI Violates Californians' Privacy, Lawsuit Alleges

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Los Angeles Times: Clearview AI has amassed a database of more than 3 billion photos of individuals by scraping sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and Venmo. It's bigger than any other known facial-recognition database in the U.S., including the FBI's. The New York company uses algorithms to map the pictures it stockpiles, determining, for example, the distance between an individual's eyes to construct a "faceprint." This technology appeals to law en...
Tags: California, Tech, Fbi, Los Angeles Times, Facebook Twitter Google, ClearView, New York Company, Clearview AI, NorCal Resist


This Unassuming Little Device Can Hack Your Smart Home

This strange little device may look unassuming—after all, it’s a nod to William Gibson’s famous cybernetic dolphin, Jones. But Flipper Zero, a pocket-sized, dolphin-themed hacking tool, can actually open NFD-based locks, hack access points, and even send keyboard commands to unsuspecting laptops and PCs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Electronics, Kickstarter, Wireless, Arduino, William Gibson, Device, Jones, Microcontrollers, Flipper, Ubiquitous Computing, Technology Internet, Automatic Identification And Data Capture, 1 Wire


Snyk raises $300 million at a $4.7 billion valuation as employees cash in and the security company beefs up

Snyk, a developer of application security technology, is now worth $4.7 billion after a new fundraising and secondary sale that totaled $300 million. In all, investors have poured $470 million into the company after this new investment, which was led by Accel and Tiger Global, with participation from a host of existing investors including Addition, Boldstart Ventures, Canaan Partners, Coatue, GV, Salesforce Ventures, and funds managed by Blackrock. New investors joining Accel and Tiger on the ca...
Tags: TC, Groupon, Tech, EMC, Accel, Blackrock, Temasek, Li, Ping Li, Asia Pacific Japan, Snyk, Michael Scarpelli, Chris Hecht, Jeff Yoshimura, CIO Erica Geil, Shaun McLagan


Comcast Scrambled To Fix Mistake That Cut Some Users' Upload Speeds By 20%

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Some Comcast customers received an unwelcome surprise yesterday morning when their upload speeds were suddenly lowered from 20Mbps to 16Mbps. Comcast was raising download speeds on its "Extreme Pro" tier from 600Mbps to 800Mbps -- good news, to be sure -- but the plan's relatively paltry 20Mbps upload speeds received a simultaneous 20 percent cut. Customers affected by the change complained to Comcast, and two of them emailed Ars yesterday. ...
Tags: Tech, Comcast, Tennessee, Ars, Alabama Arkansas Florida


Chatbot startup Heyday raises $5.1M

Montreal-based Heyday announced today that it has raised $6.5 million Canadian ($5.1 million in US dollars) in additional seed funding. Co-founder and CEO Steve Desjarlais told me that the startup’s goal is to allow retailers to support more automation and more personalization in their online customer interactions, while co-founder and CMO Etienne Merineau described it as an “all-in-one unified customer messaging platform.” So whether a customer is sending a message from Facebook Messenger, What...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Funding, Tech, Facebook Messenger, Montreal, Desjarlais, Heyday, Steve Desjarlais, Etienne Merineau, Salesforce Shopify Magento Lightspeed, Merineau, Decathlon Danish fashion house Bestseller


Apple Tells Parler It's Still Too Friendly to Racist Filth for iOS

Parler, the social media network for people furious that Lola Bunny’s animated boobs are too small now, won’t be returning to iOS anytime soon.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Lola Bunny


Russia Says It's Slowing Down Twitter To Protect Citizens From Illegal Content

Russia has announced that it is imposing restrictions on social media platform Twitter for failing to remove illegal content from its platform. CNBC reports: The Federal Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Communications Oversight Service, also known as Roskomnadzor, announced Wednesday that it is slowing down the speed of Twitter. The communications watchdog said it was taking the measures to keep Russia's citizens safe and that it could end up blocking the service completely if Tw...
Tags: Twitter, Russia, Tech, Cnbc, Roskomnadzor


Apple launches new page on its website highlighting carrier offers on iPhone 12 models

Apple today launched a new page on its official website that highlights carrier offers for customers who are buying a new iPhone 12...
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Up To 60,000 Computer Systems Exposed In Germany To Microsoft Flaw

As many as 60,000 computer systems in Germany were exposed to a flaw that allows unauthorized users to access systems in Microsoft's email software, the head of its cybersecurity watchdog said on Wednesday. Reuters reports: More than half of the vulnerabilities were addressed following a warning last weekend by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), but around 25,000 systems still need to be fixed, BSI chief Arne Schoenbohm said. "The warning has worked. In Germany, many Exchange ser...
Tags: Microsoft, Germany, Tech, United States, Reuters, ESET, Reuters Every, BSI, Federal Office for Information Security BSI, Arne Schoenbohm, Schoenbohm


First Australia, maybe Europe, now America mulls effort to potentially make Google, Facebook pay for news

Journalism Competition and Preservation Act has been proposed twice already. Will it survive this time? Both chambers of Congress reintroduced a bill on Wednesday that would give American publishers the power to negotiate with tech companies, like Facebook and Google, over the use of news content online.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Congress, Australia, America, Software, Google Facebook


"Former President Trump is releasing statements that read like tweets on letterhead."

Former President Trump is releasing statements that read like tweets on letterhead. pic.twitter.com/bGJaaRvPzf— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 10, 2021 But this way, you, the NYT reporter who passes it on, are the one who gets retweeted, so that's a nice incentive for you to become the channel through which Trump gets back on Twitter. We'll see how well that works. Compare the same reporter's tweet with a statement from Joe Biden that's been up for almost 5 hours longer: Pres Biden on COVID...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Law, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Nyt, Biden, Trump, Yamiche Alcindor, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Pres Biden, American Rescue Plan Today


The Science of Attention: Tips for Speakers

Does it seem like it’s harder than ever to gain and maintain your audience’s attention? If you think so, you aren’t alone. According to PEW Research Center, 87% of teachers believe that today’s technology is creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans.” And it’s true, we have more information and distractions coming at us than ever before. But we can’t be too quick to place all the blame on the audience. Some of the problem is that many speakers today haven’t adapted the...
Tags: Technology, Seo, Relevant Content, Attention, Pew Research Center, Multimedia, Speaking, Discussion, Content Development, Presentation Science, Audience Engagement, Q & A, Multimodal, Presentation Media, Audience Attention, Active Learning Strategies


Daily Crunch: Apple announces a chip design center in Germany

Apple is making a big investment in Germany, Russia takes aim at Twitter and Roblox goes public. This is your Daily Crunch for March 10, 2021. P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for TC Early Stage 2021, a virtual event focused on operations and fundraising that we’re holding on April 1 and 2! Apple announces a chip design center in Germany Apple said it will spend $1.2 billion to create its European Silicon Design Center, which will be based in Munich and focus on chip design for 5G and other wirele...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Hardware, Germany, Russia, Tech, Munich, Terry Crews, Shell, Ftc, Don, EMEA, ADL, Brendan O Donnell


Facebook Asks Court To Dismiss US Government, States Antitrust Cases

Facebook asked a federal court on Wednesday to dismiss major antitrust cases filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and nearly every U.S. state, saying they failed to show the company had a monopoly or harmed consumers. From a report: "By a one-vote margin, in the fraught environment of relentless criticism of Facebook for matters entirely unrelated to antitrust concerns, the agency decided to bring a case against Facebook," Facebook said in its response to the FTC complaint. "None of the ha...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, District Of Columbia, Ftc, Facebook Facebook, U S Federal Trade Commission, Instagram U S District Judge James Boasberg


Amazon Withholds Its Ebooks From Libraries Because It Prefers You Pay it Instead

Amazon is withholding ebook and audiobook versions of works it publishes through its in-house publishing arms from US libraries, according to a new report from The Washington Post. The Verge: In fact, Amazon is the only major publisher that's doing this, the report states. It's doing so because the company thinks the terms involved with selling digital versions of books to libraries, which in turn make them available to local residents for free through ebook lending platforms like Libby, are unf...
Tags: Amazon, US, Tech, The Washington Post, Libby, Amazon Publishing, Geoffrey Fowler, Mikyla Bruder


Solve This Riddle

What is a cross between Twitter and YouTube and is also a newspaper and TV show and radio broadcast?Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Software, Real Time Web, Mobile Applications, Mike Lindell, My Pillow, Gab, Parler, Alt Tech, Conservatism In The United States, Entertainment Culture


The best online sales happening now, including discounts from Playstation, Nintendo, and Apple

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider We rounded up the best sales and deals happening online today, including savings at , Backcountry, and Madewell.Deals in this story are subject to change throughout the day. The prices listed reflect the deal at the time of publication. For even more deals and savings across the web, check out Business Insider Coupons. The best deals available right now Wireless Controlle...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Deals, Microsoft, Sales, Trends, Intel, Features, Dyson, Lenovo, Deals Of The Day, Rei, Elemis, Madewell, Madewell Madewell


Sonos' new compact portable speaker features a waterproof design and built-in voice control for $169

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Sonos The Sonos Roam is the company's new portable, waterproof speaker.The compact speaker features up to 10 hours of playback and includes voice assistant support.You can preorder the Sonos Roam now for $169, and first shipments are set to arrive by April 20. Roam (small) After giving portable speakers a go with the impressive but rather hefty Sonos Move in 2019, Sonos is back with a lighter, waterp...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Bluetooth Speakers, Audio, Speakers, US, Trends, Tech, Sonos, Alexa, Tech Insider, Portable Speakers, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Amazon Alexa Google


Could Marc Benioff be the next CEO to move to executive chairman?

Last month Jeff Bezos announced he would step down as CEO of Amazon later this year, moving into the executive chairman role, while passing the baton to AWS CEO Andy Jassy. Could Marc Benioff, co-founder, chairman and CEO at Salesforce be the next big-name executive to make a similar move? A Reuter’s story published on Monday suggested that could be the case. Citing unnamed sources, the story indicated that Benioff’s CEO exit could happen this year. Further those same sources suggested that curr...
Tags: Amazon, Cloud, Facebook, Enterprise, Ge, Tech, Salesforce, Jeff Bezos, Taylor, Marc Benioff, Bezos, Leary, McCabe, Andy Jassy, Benioff, Personnel


Police raids across Europe after encrypted phone network shut down

Belgian, Dutch and French police ‘looked over shoulders’ of gangs after hacking Sky EEC networkPolice in Belgium and the Netherlands have arrested at least 80 people and carried out hundreds of raids after shutting down an encrypted phone network used by organised crime groups.Belgian, Dutch and French police said they had hacked into the Sky ECC network, allowing them to look “over the shoulders” of suspects as they communicated with customised devices to plot drug deals and murders. Continue r...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Police, World news, Encryption, Netherlands, Belgium, Organised Crime, Ecc, Sky EEC


Best Google Pixel deals for March 2021

Time for a new Android smartphone? We’ve smoked out all the latest and greatest Google Pixel deals right here.
Tags: Google, Deals, Android, Mobile, Trends, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 4, Evergreen Deals


Modular laptops won’t save the planet, but manufacturers should pay attention

Modular laptops sound cool and could be good for the planet, but they are not enough -- and have plenty of problems of their own. Much more needs to be done.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Sustainability, Computing, Recycling, E-waste, Laptops, Framework


Apple sells several different iPad models - here's how much they all cost

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. The 2020 iPad Pro is pictured above using an AR app. Apple Apple iPad lineup consists of the iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro models.The newest iPads are the standard 10.2-inch iPad and the 10.9-inch iPad Air.Apple's standard 10.2-inch iPad is the cheapest, while the priciest is the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Although they're not for everyone, the enduring popularity of tablets stands as a testame...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Ipad, Trends, Tech, Features, Netflix, Ipad Mini, Tablets, Facetime, Ipad Pro, iPad Air, Apple Pencil, Wacom, Apple Apple, Air Apple



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