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Apple Warns Vibrations Like Those From High-Power Motorcycle Engines Can Harm iPhone Cameras

Apple today published a new support document warning iPhone users that the cameras on their devices can be damaged by exposure to certain vibrational frequencies such as those generated by high-power motorcycle engines. ‌iPhone‌ camera lenses with optical image stabilization (OIS) or closed-loop autofocus (AF) are susceptible to this damage due to their use of gyroscopes and/or magnetic sensors to help compensate for movement and vibration when shooting photos or video.The OIS and closed-loop...
Tags: Apple, Iphone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 11, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr, Iphone 11 Pro, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, James Chadbourne


Apple Risks Losing Billions of Dollars Annually From Ruling

Mark Gurman, reporting on Friday's ruling in Apple and Epic lawsuit: So how much does Apple stand to lose? That all comes down to how many developers try to bypass its payment system. Loup Venture's Gene Munster, a longtime Apple watcher, put the range at $1 billion to $4 billion, depending on how many developers take advantage of the new policy. Apple depicted the ruling as a victory, signaling that it's not too worried about the financial impact. "The court has affirmed what we've known all al...
Tags: Apple, Congress, California, Tech, Mark Gurman, Tim Sweeney, Gene Munster, Fortnite, Kate Adams


Data remains a vital part of the marketing world

“One of the biggest things that brands struggle with is figuring out attribution, and how you continue to spend money even though you may have lost some signal into the platform,” says Greg Gillman, chief revenue officer of LA-based performance marketing agency MuteSix, “If Facebook skews too heavily, and Google is on last click, then sometimes it looks like things are never working. To help companies make informed business decisions, we are building statistical models that show information at h...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, La, Marketing, Tech, Anna, Gillman, Tuff, Danny Crichton, Kevin Miller, Mary Ann Azevedo, Metrick, Visiture, Growth Marketing, Anna Heim


Google Search finally has a dark mode — here’s how to turn it on

Although the Google Search homepage has received a few visual updates over the years, its overall design has remained consistent: It’s a colorful Google logo over a white background. That’s finally changing — for users that opt-in, anyway. After rolling out a dark theme for Google’s mobile apps, the company is finally bringing some eye relief to desktop users too. You know, so you look up critical information like the history of the empanada at 3 AM without blinding yourself in a sea of white no...
Tags: Google, Startups, Google Search, Insider, Plugged, Next Featured


Gillmor Gang: Life Goes On

When we imagine what it will be like when we exit the pandemic, what we’re really wondering is what we want from the digital transformation we’ve seen overturn our understanding of work and living safely. As much as we long for the days of the office and collaboration with our peers, some of that is about the mental space we achieve from the constant disruption of home life. Parenting has shifted from an arms-length affair to a therapeutic maintenance of burnout, over-saturation of news, and ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Video, Nbc, California, Tech, Fox, Netflix, Gillmor Gang, Voice, Facetime, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Michael, Frank Radice


Google underpaid thousands of international ‘shadow workers,’ violating labor laws around the world

Google underpaid thousands of international contract workers, violating pay-parity laws in several countries, The New York Times and The Guardian reported Friday. The tech giant’s compliance department discovered the mistake but chose not to immediately compensate the underpaid temporary staff, according to the reports, and instead only corrected rates for new employees in the hopes of avoiding legal, financial, and reputational damage. The New York Times and The Guardian both reported that the...
Tags: Google, Business, News, America, New York Times, SEC


WhatsApp to offer end-to-end encryption option for backups

In what could lead to possible pushback from security agencies and governments across the world, global instant messaging giant WhatsApp said on Friday it will start offering end-to-end encryption on backup of messages. WhatsApp currently provides Android phone users the option to backup their chats either on Google Drive or some other storage of their choice, while for iPhone users it provides the same option on iCloud. An end-to-end encryption on backups means that media and messages, stored ...
Tags: Google, Business, News, Whatsapp


Over 96% of Indian gamers prefer PC over other platforms: Survey

A new survey on the Indian gaming market has revealed that most gamers prefer PC over other mediums of gaming. Other findings of the survey reveal the age brackets in which gaming is popular and the gender gap between male and female gamers. [Via]
Tags: Business, Technology, News


WhatsApp to offer end-to-end encrypted backups in iCloud, Google Drive with user-managed keys

Funny how 'privacy-focused' Apple and Google haven't managed that Facebook's WhatsApp on Friday said users will soon be able to store end-to-end (E2E) encrypted backups of their chat history on Google Drive in Android or Apple iCloud in iOS, with an option to self-manage the encryption key.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Software, iCloud Google Drive


Beware! These Google Play Store apps can leak your personal data

Google Play Store is considered the safest source for downloading apps on Android devices, but there are apps listed on the store that can put your device’s security at risk. Digital security company Avast had recently found vulnerabilities in more than 19,000 apps on the platform with a crucial misconfiguration that can potentially leak users’ personal information. Do not download apps from Google Play Store without verifying them. [Via]
Tags: Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Business, News, Digital


Analysis-Epic's Narrow Win in App Store Case Toughens Fight Against Google Play Rules

By Paresh DaveOAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Android app makers suing to stop Alphabet Inc's Google from siphoning up to 30% of their sales received...
Tags: Google, Alphabet Inc, Paresh DaveOAKLAND Calif Reuters Android


Study Links Too Much Free Time To Lower Sense of Wellbeing

Research shows there is a 'sweet spot' and subjective wellbeing drops off after about five hours. The Guardian: The lesson of Goldilocks, that one can have too much of a good thing, even when it comes to the size of a chair, has applied in fields from astrobiology to economics. Now, it seems it may even govern our free time. Researchers have found that while levels of subjective wellbeing initially rise as free time increases, the trend does not necessarily hold for very high levels of leisure. ...
Tags: Tech, University of Pennsylvania, Sharif, Marissa Sharif


Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires tutoring platform TakeLessons for undisclosed sum

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hi friends! Welcome back to the Daily Crunch — it’s September 10, 2021. Alex Wilhelm returns next week, so this is my last day as the captain of this ship. Captain of the Daily Crunch. Captain … Crunch? Oh no. Image Credits: evemilla / Getty Images Things I’ve learned: Email newsletters are more stressful than blog posts because you can’t fix typos once they’re ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, South Korea, Microsoft, China, Boston, India, US, Tech, Eu, Epic, San Diego, App Store, Alex, Nickelodeon


How to fix Gmail if you're not receiving emails

Not receiving an important email can be a disaster. Justin Paget/Getty Images If your Gmail account isn't receiving emails, it could be due to a few different problems. Every email you receive takes up space, and if your Google account runs out of storage space, you can't receive new emails. You might also have the wrong Gmail inbox settings, or lack a stable internet connection. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Gmail is by far the most popular email ser...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Email, Trends, Troubleshooting, Gmail Account, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Justin Paget Getty, Ennica Jacob


Apple Pays Hackers Six Figures To Find Bugs in Its Software. Then It Sits On their Findings.

Lack of communication, confusion about payments and long delays have security researchers fed up with Apple's bug bounty program. The Washington Post: Hoping to discover hidden weaknesses, Apple for five years now has invited hackers to break into its services and its iconic phones and laptops, offering up to $1 million to learn of its most serious security flaws. [...] But many who are familiar with the program say Apple is slow to fix reported bugs and does not always pay hackers what they bel...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Washington Post, Tech, Defense Department, Facebook Microsoft, Katie Moussouris, Luta Security, Krstic


Deals: Get Up to 40% Off Anker's Top Charging Accessories in Today's Gold Box Sale (mac rumors)

Anker today opened up a new Gold Box sale on Amazon, taking up to 40 percent off select charging accessories for one day only. This includes portable chargers, car chargers, wireless chargers, USB-C cables, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Standouts from the sale include Anker's PowerCore Slim 10,000 mAh Power Bank for $19.99 ($10 off...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Anker, Power Bank, Mitchel Broussard, PowerPort Cube, Wireless Power Bank, PowerCore Wireless Power Bank, PowerWave Stand Wireless Charger


3 methodologies for automated video game highlight detection and capture

Nathan Babcock Contributor Share on Twitter Nathan Babcock is a computer scientist and freelance writer in Chicago and a co-founder of automated highlight detection startup Clip It. Benjamin Clingan Contributor Benjamin Clingan is a software developer specializing in Python back ends, finance, genetic neural networks and other machine learning strategies and a co-founder of automated ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Chicago, Silicon Valley Big Tech, Facebook Gaming, Athenascope, Nathan Babcock, Benjamin Clingan


Google’s new Series One monitors include a 65-inch Surface Hub competitor

Google's new Series One monitors are the equivalent of the modern desk phone at work. They're designed for video calls and come in an attractive design.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Computing, Video Conferencing, Monitors, Series One


This $300 webcam squeezes a tiny DLSR camera onto your Mac

Opal -- a startup created by former Apple, Beats, and Uber employees is launching its first webcam. The Opal C1 is a $300 DSLR webcam.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Webcam, Computing, Sony, Opal, Apple Beats, Opal C1


In a huge blow, judge rules Apple can't force developers to exclusively use its App Store payment system

Apple can no longer prohibit app developers from directing users to payment options outside its App Store, a judge ruled on Friday. The decision, which followed a contentious court battle with the maker of the hugely popular Fortnite video game, is a major blow to Apple — but the company also scored a partial victory as the judge stopped short of calling it a monopoly.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


A Secretive Pentagon Program That Started on Trump's Last Day in Office Just Ended. The Mystery Has Not.

A Pentagon program that delegated management of a huge swath of the Internet to a Florida company in January -- just minutes before President Trump left office -- has ended as mysteriously as it began, with the Defense Department this week retaking control of 175 million IP addresses. New submitter echo123 shares a report: The program had drawn scrutiny because of its unusual timing, starting amid a politically charged changeover of federal power, and because of its enormous scale. At its peak, ...
Tags: Florida, Washington Post, Tech, Pentagon, Defense Department, Trump, The Post, U S Cyber Command, Dodin, Department of Defense Information Network, Global Resource Systems, Global Resource Systems the Pentagon, Fort Meade Read


Is it so bad to take money from Chinese venture funds?

Denis Kalinin Contributor Share on Twitter Denis Kalinin works at venture fund Runa Capital as Asia Business development manager, devoted to connecting the Western and Asian VC worlds and bringing long-term value to both. China is becoming a superpower in the tech industry. According to Straits Times, China is the only place in the world where it takes less than six years for a startup to become a unicorn — it takes seven year...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Asia, China, Germany, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Crunchbase, Unicorn, CFIUS, Runa Capital, Runa


What we expect from next week’s Apple event

We’ve been scouring the latest rumors and leaks and playing all of The Mamas and The Papas songs forward and backward to get the best possible picture of what we’re in store for with next Tuesday’s “California Streaming’” event. The invites, which went out a week in advance, don’t appear to give the game away here. There was some extremely cool AR trickery, accessible through Safari on mobile, which could point to some fancy camera upgrades, though augmented reality has become a bit of a staple ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Health, Mobile, Wearables, Hardware, California, Tech, Macbook, Apple Watch, Monterey, Qualcomm, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, AirPods, Ted Lasso


SCOTT GALLOWAY: Our kids are falling behind at school due to the pandemic. Teachers aren't going to fix it.

"Back to school 2021 feels more like 'Stranger Things' than the fall ritual we grew up with," writes Scott Galloway. Los Angeles Times Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway discusses how the impact of COVID-19 on our education system will be long-lasting. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, US, Trends, Mit, Michigan, UC Berkeley, University Of California, Ucla, Forbes, Nyu, Mckinsey, Miles, Don, McDonald


Google Reportedly Shortchanged Temps Around the Globe

Reports in the New York Times and Guardian show Google execs slow-rolled a solution rather than attract media attention.
Tags: Google, New York Times


Today’s press on temporary staff

I joined Google late last year to oversee compliance activities across the company. I want to provide some additional information about an issue that I was made aware of this week, now reported in the press, relating to the “comparator rates” for a subset of our temporary staffers.  Temporary staffers at Google Around the world, we have about 6,000 temporary staffers who come to us from staffing partners and who work for a short period (up to two years) on short-term projects, such as coveri...
Tags: Google, India, Canada, Comparator, Company announcements, Spyro Karetsos


A Matter of Impact: August updates from Google.org

Jacquelline’s Corner It’s back to school season again, and the pandemic continues to affect teachers, families and students — especially those already lacking educational resources. Despite the challenges and unknowns, nonprofits working in education continue to push forward and innovate to support learning. It’s clear that the ability to pivot is a common strength necessary for these times, and as funders and supporters we must ensure organizations have the space to adapt priorities and meet l...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Google.org, Jacquelline Fuller, APAC, INCO, Jacquelline, INCO Hei Yue Pang, Hei Yue Pang, Fiona Yeung


Holyfield faces Belfort in a PPV boxing match this Saturday with live commentary from former President Trump - here's how to watch

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Fite.TV Evander Holyfield will box Vitor Belfort in a pay-per-view (PPV) match on September 11. Former President Donald Trump will provide optional commentary for the fight. The event costs $50 and is streaming exclusively through Fite.TV starting at 7 p.m. ET. Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort PPV Live Stream (small) Evander Holyfield vs. Vitor Belfort PPV Live Stream with Donald Trump Commentary ...
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Festival Pass: This is the biggest festival weekend since 2019

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. September is the new spring. This is going to be the biggest weekend of festivals we’ve seen in Southern California in two years. While Same Same But Different is happening in Riverside County, Brew Ska Ska is happening in Orange County and BeachLife kicks off its second installment on Friday in Redondo Beach. Things will definitely be different different w...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Pink Floyd, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Coachella, Orange County, Terry, SoFi, Southern California, Inglewood, Jake



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