Comment: Apple’s rant against app sideloading on iOS contradicts itself thanks to macOS

While Apple argues that app sideloading is a bad thing, macOS has always been based on having third-party apps installed from anywhere. #macos #ios
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Low-Tech Video Game Streams Are Taking Off On TikTok

Ana Diaz writes via Polygon: Jack Morrison logs on to stream, he doesn't boot up Twitch, Streamlabs OBS, or speak into a fancy microphone. Instead, he grabs a basic circular mirror and sets it in front of his desktop monitor, facing the screen. Then he sits in front of his monitor, as usual, and plays the game, propping up his cell phone to face him and setting his camera live. When he boots up Apex Legends, viewers see the gameplay reflected in the mirror as they watch him play. This makeshift ...
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Google Plans to Allow Third Party Payments Systems in S.Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) -Alphabet's Google said on Thursday it plans to allow third party payments systems in South Korea in order to comply with the...
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Google to Allow Third Party App Payments for First Time in S.Korea

By Heekyong YangSEOUL (Reuters) -Alphabet's Google said on Thursday it plans to allow third-party payment systems in South Korea to comply with a...
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Google to Allow Third Party App Payments in S.Korea

By Heekyong YangSEOUL (Reuters) - Alphabet's Google said on Thursday it plans to allow third party payment systems in South Korea in order to...
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Fan Survey online from Towson University

I filled it out - it goes pretty quick Welcome to the Facebook home of the Fan Survey at Towson University. As part of my research about comic-con culture, I am conducting a survey to learn more about different fan interests and experiences. If you consider yourself a "big fan" or a "casual fan" of any these interests (e.g., comic books, superheroes, cosplay, anime/manga, sci-fi/fantasy, art/collecting, gaming), I invite ...
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'Useless Specks of Dust' Turn Out To Be Building Blocks of All Vertebrate Genomes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceAlert: Originally, they were thought to be just specks of dust on a microscope slide. Now, a new study suggests that microchromosomes -- a type of tiny chromosome found in birds and reptiles -- have a longer history, and a bigger role to play in mammals than we ever suspected. By lining up the DNA sequence of microchromosomes across many different species, researchers have been able to show the consistency of these DNA molecules across bird and rep...
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C.D.C. Recommends Covid Vaccine for Younger Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formally endorsed the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 through 11, a move that will buttress defenses against a possible surge as winter arrives and ease the worries of tens of millions of pandemic-weary parents. From a report: At a meeting earlier in the day, a panel of scientific advisers had unanimously recommended that the vaccine be given to these children. Inoculations could begin as soon as this week. "Together, wit...
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Jony Ive's LoveFrom Designs Award for Companies With Sustainable Practices

Jony Ive's design firm LoveFrom has created a special award that's meant to be bestowed on companies that are leaders in creating sustainable markets, reports Wallpaper. The "Terra Carta Seal" designed by LoveFrom was made in partnership with the Sustainable Markets Initiative headed by the UK's Prince Charles. The Terra Carta is a charter that provides a roadmap for businesses to build a sustainable future by harnessing the power of Nature. Ive's Terra Carta Seal is meant to embody the Terr...
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Sonos’ voice assistant might work alongside Alexa but not the Google Assistant

When Sonos purchased a privacy-focused voice assistant Snips in 2019, it strongly implied that it planned to build an assistant that would “add to our customers’ ease of use and control” instead... #sonos #alexa #techcompanies #voiceassistant #voiceassistantsnips #assistants
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Microsoft's GitHub CEO Nat Friedman Is Stepping Down

Microsoft said Wednesday that Nat Friedman, CEO of the company's GitHub subsidiary that provides software for storing source code, is stepping down. Thomas Dohmke, GitHub's product chief will replace him. CNBC reports: "As Chief Product Officer, I'm proud of the work our teams have done to bring new capabilities to GitHub Codespaces, Issues, Copilot, and many of the 20,000 improvements that we shipped last year," Dohmke wrote in a blog post. "Together, we've built a roadmap that will transform t...
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Microsoft Brings JavaScript To Excel

Microsoft announced an update to Excel that brings a new JavaScript API to the venerable spreadsheet app. "With this new API, developers will be able to create custom data types and functions based on them," reports TechCrunch. From the report: "Customers will be able to create their own add-ins and extend previously existing ones to capitalize on data types, resulting in a more integrated, next-generation experience within Excel," Microsoft explains in its press materials. "They can share these...
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From Elon’s mind to Bill Gate’s wallet: How GPT-3 ended up on Azure

Microsoft recently announced it will soon offer ‘invitation only’ access to GPT-3 via Azure. This is a weird bit of news. We all saw it coming the moment Microsoft tossed Open AI a cool $1B for “pre AGI technologies” (AGI, artificial general intelligence, doesn’t exist yet, so literally everything is a pre AGI tech lol). But it’s unclear exactly what this means for OpenAI going forward. Back in 2019, when the two companies inked the partnership, it seemed like OpenAI was going to beef up Azure’s...
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Waymo Will Start Operating In NYC

Waymo will start driving its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica vans in New York City on November 4th. Engadget reports: This and a later wave of Jaguar I-Pace EVs will rely on human drivers to map streets and learn from the environment, and there aren't any immediate plans to offer driverless rides to passengers. However, Waymo clearly hopes to use this knowledge for its long-term autonomy goals in various cities. The rollout will focus on Manhattan below Central Park (aka midtown and lower Manhattan...
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Researchers Demonstrate Complete Solar-Powered Hydrocarbon Production

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Carbon capture. Hydrogen production. Synthetic fuels. All of these technologies have been proposed as potential resources for dealing with the crises created by our carbon dioxide emissions. While they have worked in small pilot demonstrations, most of them haven't demonstrated that they can scale to provide the economical solutions we need. In the meantime, a group of European researchers sees the methods as part of a single coherent produc...
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The Reluctant Traveler: Eugene Levy To Host Apple TV+ Travel Show

If you're like me, the end of "Schitt's Creek" has left a giant Eugene Levy-shaped hole in your heart, and you've been longing for a new show announcement to help fill the void. Luckily for us, Apple TV+ is coming to the rescue in the form of a new unscripted travel series called "The Reluctant Traveler" hosted by the remarkable Canadian comedy legend. Here's the show's official synopsis from Apple:"The Reluctant Traveler" will see Levy visit some of the world's most remarkable hotels, as well a...
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46 truly unique gift ideas available on Amazon, from lightsaber chopsticks to agate stone bookends

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon stocks just about any product you can think of, including plenty of fun and unique gifts. From handmade goods to funny finds, we rounded up the best unique gift ideas on Amazon. Amazon Amazon may not be the first company that comes to mind when searching for a gift that feels personal, but the retailer has a surprising amount of unique gift options.Amazon handmade offers artisan products from s...
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Microsoft Loop is a Notion Clone for Office Lovers

Microsoft isn't standing still as other companies try to reinvent the document editor. From a report: On Tuesday, the company announced Microsoft Loop, a new Office app that takes clear inspiration from online collaborative editors, such as Notion and Coda. There's a sidebar for toggling between pages, interactive elements including charts and task lists, and the ability to move parts of a document around by dragging and dropping. But while those other editors want to eliminate Office files enti...
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Apple's Software Boss Warns Against Draft EU Policy on App Store

By Supantha Mukherjee and Clara-Laeila LaudetteLISBON (Reuters) - Apple software boss Craig Federighi took the stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon to...
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How to add a new contact to WhatsApp using the Chats tab or a QR code

Adding a new contact to WhatsApp can be done in a few seconds. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images You can add contacts to WhatsApp by manually entering them in Chats, or scanning the QR code from their WhatsApp profile. You can also import contacts from your phone to WhatsApp. When entering international contacts, don't forget to start their phone number with a plus sign and then add the international calling code for their country. This story is a part of Insider's Guide to WhatsApp. W...
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McDonald's McRib is Now an NFT

McDonald's is creating a limited number of NFTs or non-fungible tokens in celebration of its McRib sandwich's 40th anniversary. From a report: "Our McRib NFTs are digital versions of the fan favorite sandwich -- almost as saucy as the McRib itself -- and we're giving them away to a few lucky fans on Twitter beginning November 1," McDonald's said in a statement. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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3 ways to set a custom image as your PS4 wallpaper

There are a few ways to customize your homepage background on a PS4. Lipik1/Getty Images You can change your PS4 background to a custom image in just a few steps. The easiest method is to copy an image to the PS4 via a USB drive and select it from the Themes section of your PS4's Settings. You can also take a screenshot using the PS4's Web Browser app or by send an image on your phone's PS App. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Some background images...
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New NYC Mayor Eric Adams Wants the City To Have Its Own Cryptocurrency

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Former police officer, vegan, and mayor-elect of New York City Eric Adams has dreams of putting the Big Apple on the blockchain. In an interview with Bloomberg Radio on Wednesday, Adams bragged that he would finally transform the city into one hospitable to cryptocurrency. "We need to look at what's preventing the growth of bitcoins and cryptocurrency in our city," Adams told Bloomberg on Wednesday. He pointed to Miami, which has recently att...
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The 4 computer systems of the future (and what we’ll use them for)

Thirty years ago the height of posh was owning a portable landline phone. Now our smartphones are personal computers that can process natural language commands and run AI models on-device. In another 30 years, according to the experts, we’ll have flying cars, robot butlers, and colonies on Mars. Right? Maybe, maybe not. The next 30 years of computer advances don’t seem quite as certain as the last were. We’re pushing up against Moore’s law and beginning to get diminishing returns when it comes t...
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Google Wants To Work with the Pentagon Again, Despite Employee Concerns

Three years after an employee revolt forced Google to abandon work on a Pentagon program that used artificial intelligence, the company is aggressively pursuing a major contract to provide its technology to the military. From a report: The company's plan to land the potentially lucrative contract, known as the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability, could raise a furor among its outspoken work force and test the resolve of management to resist employee demands. In 2018, thousands of Google employees...
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Pikmin Bloom is more a Nintendo fitness app than a video game

Pikmin Bloom is more akin to a fitness app than an actual game, which might be fine depending on your taste.
Tags: Ios, Android, Mobile, Gaming, Opinion, Trends, Nintendo, Mobile Gaming, Niantic, Pikmin, Pikmin Bloom

Sideloading is a cyber criminal’s best friend,’ according to Apple’s software chief

“Sideloading is a cyber criminal’s best friend and requiring that on iPhone would be a gold rush for the malware industry,” according to Apple senior vice president Craig Federighi, who delivered... #bestfriend #ios #websummit2021 #softwarechief #macos #iphone #craigfederighi
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Nuro Raises $600 Million, Valuation Reaches $8.6 Billion

While the concept of mobility has often turned out to be a buzz phrase used by executives unsure of where to place hypothetical revenue streams and burgeoning technologies, it has simultaneously yielded a handful of enterprising business premises with the potential to stand on their own. Nuro, the American robotics company fielding pint-sized delivery drones, is […] The post Nuro Raises $600 Million, Valuation Reaches $8.6 Billion appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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How to change your phone number on WhatsApp from the same phone or a new phone

If you need to change your phone number on WhatsApp, it's helpful to have your old phone handy. Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky You can change your WhatsApp number if you're using the same phone, or if you got a new phone and still have access to the old one. If you no longer have access to your old phone, you'll need to set up an entirely new WhatsApp account. When you change your number, you won't be able to access your account using you...
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It's not just Jack Ma. More and more Chinese tech founders and CEOs are retreating from the spotlight.

Bytedance founder Zhang Yiming. VCG/VCG via Getty Images TikTok-owner Bytedance's founder Zhang Yiming has stepped down from the board, per Bloomberg. He's the most recent executive to pull back as China cracks down on the tech industry. Other tech founders have made similar moves as the communist party strengthens its grip. Jack Ma famously disappeared from the limelight after his Ant Group's planned IPO imploded- and he's not the only tech exec to do so in the past year.B...
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