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Apple's iPod Came Out Two Decades Ago

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Conversation: On October 23, 2001, Apple released the iPod -- a portable media player that promised to overshadow the clunky design and low storage capacity of MP3 players introduced in the mid-1990s. The iPod boasted the ability to "hold 1,000 songs in your pocket". Its personalized listening format revolutionized the way we consume music. And with more than 400 million units sold since its release, there's no doubt it was a success. Yet, two decades...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Tech


CoStar CEO likens Zillow’s StreetEasy to blackmail

Andy Florance on Tuesday positioned his company's upcoming New York City portal as an alternative to Zillow-owned StreetEasy.
Tags: New York, Technology, New York City, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Andy Florance, Markets & Economy, Select, StreetEasy, Andrew Florance, REBNY, Real Estate Board of New York, Costar, Citysnap


Scientists think they can finally speak to whales. Maybe they shouldn’t?

Imagine you’re a whale. No, not a person who holds vast amounts of cryptocurrency. An actual whale swimming in the ocean. You can think of it as a leadership or creative-thinking experiment if it helps. You’re swimming along and chatting with your pod as you do whale stuff. Everything is pretty much the same way it’s been for about 45 million years. And then suddenly a robot starts talking to you in your own language. You’re probably unaware that it’s a robot. I mean, it’s not like you know what...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


US bans China Telecom over national security concerns

The move by the Federal Communications Commission is the latest pushback against what the US sees as infiltration by Chinese tech firms The US communications regulator has voted to revoke China Telecom’s licence in America over national security concerns in the latest pushback by Washington against what it deems possible infiltration of key networks by Chinese companies.The decision by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) means China Telecom Americas must now discontinue US services wi...
Tags: Technology, Washington, China, US, America, US news, United States, Federal Communications Commission, Huawei, China Telecom, US Federal Communications Commission FCC, China Telecom Americas


First teardowns reveal new MacBook Pro’s improved approach to repairability

The first MacBook Pros are hitting the streets, and providing a glimpse at changes to the internals that could improve repairability.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Macbook Pro, Apple MacBook Pro, Repairability, MacBook Pro teardown


WhatsApp’s iPhone-to-Android chat transfer is now available on Pixels and new phones

Google announced that WhatsApp’s chat history migration feature to bring your messages from iPhones to Android is now available on “all...
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Why LinkedIn left China

Why LinkedIn left China 27 Oct 2021 Our regional managing director for North Asia, Pete Lin, recently wrote this piece for The Drum, discussing the reasons why LinkedIn left China, and its implications. A summary of the article can be found below. LinkedIn recently announced it will be shutting down its mainland Ch...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Congress, China, US, Seo, Linkedin, Communist China, Rick Scott, China Microsoft, Mohak Shroff, North Asia Pete Lin, LinkedIn China Meanwhile Bing


Google’s Pixel 6 Pro makes a surprisingly great drone camera [Video]

A new video shows what happens when you strap a Pixel 6 Pro to a drone, and the results are shockingly great given the circumstances.
Tags: Google, Pixel


Real and Perceived Scarcity as a Marketing Strategy

I’ve noticed that more organizations are using scarcity as a marketing strategy. Some examples: Apple announces the new iPhone 13 models to much hoopla, but you must wait to get one; clothing companies announce limited edition product drops and invite customers to join a wait list; hot restaurants limit the number of reservations that can be booked in advance.
Tags: Apple, Music, Marketing, Worst Practices, Real-Time Marketing & PR, Rock Band Web Sites


US Regulators Exploring How Banks Could Hold Crypto Assets

A top U.S. bank regulator said U.S. officials are looking to provide a clearer path for banks and their clients that are looking to hold cryptocurrencies, in order to keep control over the fast-developing asset. Reuters reports: Jelena McWilliams, who chairs the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, told Reuters in an interview on Monday that a team of U.S. bank regulators is trying to provide a roadmap for banks to engage with crypto assets. That could include clearer rules over holding crypto...
Tags: US, Tech, Reuters, McWilliams, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Jelena McWilliams


How to log into Tinder, the popular dating app, using a computer or mobile device

Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A Tinder login requires you to enter your mobile phone number. You can also link your account to your Apple ID, Google, or Facebook account to log in quickly. You can access your Tinder account from a web browser on your computer, in addition to the popular mobile app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Tinder, the app that popularized the concept of swiping right or left to sort through potential dating ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tinder, Trends, Dating Apps, Login, Apple Google, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Software & Apps, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Thiago Prudêncio, Apple Sign


TikTok Tells US Lawmakers It Does Not Give Info To China

During the company's first appearance at a U.S. congressional hearing, TikTok executive Michael Beckerman said it does not give information to the Chinese government and has sought to safeguard U.S. data. Reuters reports: Michael Beckerman, TikTok's head of public policy for the Americas, became the company's first executive to appear before Congress, testifying to a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee. Republicans in particular pressed Beckerman on worries regarding TikTok's stewardsh...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, Senate, China, Singapore, Americas, US, Tech, Beijing, United States, Republican, Blackburn, Beckerman, Marsha Blackburn, John Thune, Michael Beckerman


macOS 12 Monterey: The Ars Technica review (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Apple) Big Sur was a landmark release of macOS, in ways both technical and symbolic. It introduced a major new redesign, it was the first version of macOS to run on Apple's own in-house processors in addition to Intel's, and it was the first version of macOS in nearly 20 years to change the version number. Coming off that, this year's release was bound to feel a little small. Welcome to Monterey, macOS version 12.0. Monterey feels of a piece with maintenance-mode macOS...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Ars Technica, Monterey, Sierra, El Capitan, Andrew Cunningham


macOS Monterey is now available to download (the verge)

Apple’s new M1-equipped iMac. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The latest version of macOS, Monterey, is now available to download according to Apple. The software has been available in public beta for several months, but today’s release means Apple thinks the software is ready for everyday use. As is tradition, Apple announced its latest version of macOS at WWDC in June. New features include the ability to set Macs as an AirPlay target to play content from iPhones and iPads...
Tags: Apple, News, Monterey, Facetime, Amelia Holowaty Krales, Jon Porter, Shortcuts Apple


Quick Teardowns Offer First Look Inside 14 and 16-Inch MacBook Pro Models

Apple's 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are finally in the hands of customers, and one Reddit user has opened his up to give us a first look at the inside of the 10-core 14-inch machine. 14-inch MacBook Pro In addition to sharing some great photos of the internals, Reddit User the_Ex_Lurker shared some thoughts on the process of getting into the new MacBook Pro. Opening up the new MacBook Pro "seems identical" to the 2016-2012 MacBook Pro models, with Apple using pentalobe screws and clip...
Tags: Apple, Macbook, Reddit, Macbook Pro, 16, MacBook Pro 14" &


The 'Dune' Screenplay Was Written In MS-DOS

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Oscar winning Dune screenwriter Eric Roth banged out the screenplay using the MS-DOS program Movie Master. Roth writes everything using the 30-year-old software. "I work on an old computer program that's not in existence anymore," Roth said in an interview in 2014. "It's half superstition and half fear of change." Roth wrote the screenplay for Dune in 2018 and explained he was still using Movie Master on a Barstool Sports podcast in 2020. Tha...
Tags: Tech, Eric Roth, George Rr Martin, Dune, Roth, WordStar, MS DOS


Google Extends WhatsApp Chat History Migration From iOS Devices

Google said Tuesday that the ability for WhatsApp users to migrate their chat history between operating systems was extended to all Google Pixel devices and any phone rolling out with Android 12. WhatsApp debuted the feature at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event in August, starting on Samsung Galaxy foldable models. It was added for all...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Social Pro Daily, Chat & Messaging


RealSure, Realogy’s iBuyer joint venture, gets first CEO

Entrepreneur Katie Finnegan is tasked with "simplifying the consumer experience without removing the personal relationship with an agent."
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Industry News, Home Partners of America, Realogy, Katie Finnegan, iBuyer, RealSure


Microsoft Is Force Installing PC Health Check In Windows 10

Microsoft has begun force installing the PC Health Check application on Windows 10 devices using a new KB5005463 update. BleepingComputer reports: PC Health Check is a new diagnostics tool created by Microsoft and released in conjunction with Windows 11 that provides various troubleshooting and maintenance features. However, its primary use has been to analyze a device's hardware to check if it's compatible with Windows 11. Microsoft says that users who do not want PC Health Check on their syste...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, BleepingComputer, PC Health Check


Apple Wallet now allows users to add COVID-19 vaccine card

Apple now allows users to add their COVID-19 vaccine card to the Wallet app to easily access their proof of inoculation.
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64 gifts under $50 for everyone on your list this holiday season

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider You don't need to spend a fortune to find a thoughtful gift they'll love. We found 64 of the best gifts under $50 to suit the interests and tastes of everyone on your list. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. With best friends' birthdays, anniversaries with your significa...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Japan, Etsy, Virginia, Disney, US, Trends, Gifts, Fox, Netflix, Middle East


Hands-On With the New 14-Inch MacBook Pro

Happy MacBook Pro launch day! Apple's new M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max MacBook Pros are now in the hands of customers after what seems like years of waiting for the new machines. We've picked up a 14-inch MacBook Pro and thought we'd share our initial thoughts and first impressions with MacRumors readers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. When it comes to the unboxing experience, there's not a lot new, but Apple did bundle the MacBook Pros with black stickers to match th...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, Macbook, Gpu, Macbook Pro, 16, MacRumors YouTube, MacBook Pros, Touch Bar, MacBook Pro 14" &, Max MacBook Pros


Photoshop Will Get a 'Prepare as NFT' Option Soon

Adobe is launching a system built into Photoshop that can, among other things, help prove that the person selling an NFT is the person who made it. It's called Content Credentials, and NFT sellers will be able to link the Adobe ID with their crypto wallet, allowing compatible NFT marketplaces to show a sort of verified certificate proving the art's source is authentic. From a report: According to a Decoder interview with Adobe's chief product officer Scott Belsky, this functionality will be buil...
Tags: Adobe, Tech, NFT, Belsky, Scott Belsky


Hands-On Video With the New 14-Inch MacBook Pro

Happy MacBook Pro launch day! Apple's new M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max MacBook Pros are now in the hands of customers after what seems like years of waiting for the new machines. We've picked up a 14-inch MacBook Pro and thought we'd share our initial thoughts and first impressions with MacRumors readers. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. When it comes to the unboxing experience, there's not a lot new, but Apple did bundle the MacBook Pros with black stickers to match th...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, Macbook, Gpu, Macbook Pro, 16, MacRumors YouTube, MacBook Pros, Touch Bar, MacBook Pro 14" &, Max MacBook Pros


FBI Raids Chinese Point-of-Sale Giant PAX Technology

An anonymous reader quotes a report from KrebsOnSecurity: U.S. federal investigators today raided the Florida offices of PAX Technology, a Chinese provider of point-of-sale devices used by millions of businesses and retailers globally. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the raid is tied to reports that PAX's systems may have been involved in cyberattacks on U.S. and E.U. organizations. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, PAX Technology Inc. has more than 60 million point-of-sale terminals in use througho...
Tags: Florida, Tech, Fbi, United States, United Kingdom, Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Jacksonville Fla, Pax, KrebsOnSecurity, Department of Customs, PAX Technology, Shenzhen China PAX Technology Inc, WOKV, Naval Criminal Investigative Services NCIS


Twitter Shields Itself From Apple iOS 14 Headwinds in Q3

The tighter privacy permissions implemented by Apple in its iOS 14 operating system did not hit Twitter's third-quarter-2021 earnings as hard as they did Facebook's and Snap Inc.'s. Twitter reported total revenue of $1.28 billion in the period, up 37% versus the third quarter of 2020, saying performance was strong across all major products and...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Advertising, Platforms, Snap Inc, Earnings Reports


WhatsApp history can now be transferred from iPhone to Pixel & other Android 12 devices

WhatsApp chat history transfer from iPhones is now coming to Pixel and all Android 12 phones. This is part of Google's push for switchers...
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Informed Advice: A Law Firm Strategy To Maximize Value For Clients

Law firms and attorneys have an opportunity to tailor their counsel by acquiring a better understanding of their clients’ needs.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, Outside Counsel, Legal Operations, Ken Crutchfield


Older CPU Coolers May Have Issues With Intel’s Alder Lake Desktop CPUs

According to the reports, Intel's Alder Lake chip and older CPU coolers do not seem to be compatible with each other, resulting in poor performance of gaming PCs. The post Older CPU Coolers May Have Issues With Intel’s Alder Lake Desktop CPUs appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, CPU Coolers, MSI, CPU, Processor, Cooler Master, Alder Lake


Twitter Gains 5 Million Users in Q3, Grows Revenue 37% Despite Apple’s iPhone Privacy Change

Twitter touted user gains in the third quarter of 2021 and reported healthy revenue growth but it dramatically missed Wall Street earnings estimates. The company said average monetizable DAUs reached 211 million in the quarter, up 13% year over year, a net gain of 5 million in the period. Average U.S. mDAUs were 37 million […]
Tags: Apple, Twitter, News, Media Earnings



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