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SolarWinds Hackers Have a Whole Bag of New Tricks For Mass Compromise Attacks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Almost exactly a year ago, security researchers uncovered one of the worst data breaches in modern history, if not ever: a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign that compromised the servers of network management provider SolarWinds and, from there, the networks of 100 of its highest-profile customers, including nine US federal agencies. Nobelium -- the name Microsoft gave to the intruders -- was eventually expelled, but the group never gave up and...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Tech, Kremlin, Mandiant, Nobelium, Security Assertion Markup Language


Google Pixel watch code-named Rohan is in the works to arrive in 2022

According to a new report from Insider, the Pixel watch code-named Rohan is in the works. The watch will have basic fitness tracking features, including step counting and a heart rate monitor, with Google also reportedly working on debuting a Fitbit integration into Wear OS with the new watch when it launches. Google has started rolling out its Camera app version 8.4 to older Pixel phones, bringing camera features from Pixel 6 and 6 Pro. [Via]
Tags: Google, Business, News, Pixel, Rohan, Google Pixel


How to use an iPhone with a broken home button

If your iPhone has a home button, damaging it can feel like a death sentence. Here's how to use an iPhone with a broken home button, including how to unlock it.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Ios 12, Tier 4


ABA: Most Lawyers Not Marketing an Opening for Other Lawyers To Blog

From the American Bar Association’s “Your Practice” comes a powerful piece on Monday that lawyers who market, at all, and do so with content have a powerful edge over other lawyers. “Most law firms do little online marketing, preferring to focus entirely on in-person networking and word-of-mouth referrals to generate leads. But the reality is that more and more legal consumers are vetting you entirely based on your online presence before they decide on whether to retain you.A lawyer who exerts ...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, American Bar Association, Aba


DeepMind Cracks 'Knot' Conjecture That Bedeviled Mathematicians For Decades

The artificial intelligence (AI) program DeepMind has gotten closer to proving a math conjecture that's bedeviled mathematicians for decades and revealed another new conjecture that may unravel how mathematicians understand knots. Live Science reports: The two pure math conjectures are the first-ever important advances in pure mathematics (or math not directly linked to any non-math application) generated by artificial intelligence, the researchers reported Dec. 1 in the journal Nature. [...] Th...
Tags: Tech, Deepmind, Davies, Alex Davies, Kazhdan Lusztig KL


China 'Modified' the Weather To Create Clear Skies For Political Celebration, Study Finds

Chinese weather authorities successfully controlled the weather ahead of a major political celebration earlier this year, according to a Beijing university study. The Guardian reports: On 1 July the Chinese Communist party marked its centenary with major celebrations including tens of thousands of people at a ceremony in Tiananmen Square, and a research paper from Tsinghua University has said an extensive cloud-seeding operation in the hours prior ensured clear skies and low air pollution. [...]...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, World Health Organization, Environmental Science, Tiananmen Square, Tsinghua University, South China Morning Post, Wang Can


Apple Still Hasn't Fixed Siri Issue That Nixed Call, Email, and Voicemail Features Used by Low Vision and Blind Users [Updated]

With the launch of iOS 15, Apple changed Siri functionality and removed features that were heavily relied on by low vision and blind iPhone users. ‌Siri‌ commands that provide details on phone calls, voice mails, and sending emails are no longer working, and Apple has yet to fix the issue. We first shared details on this problem in September, shortly after the launch of ‌iOS 15‌. Prior to the launch of the update, low vision users were able to ask ‌Siri‌ to play voicemails, check call history...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Accessibility, Joshua, Siri zwnj, iOS 15, Low Vision and Blind Users, Blind Apple


Apple Still Hasn't Fixed Siri Issue That Nixed Call, Email, and Voicemail Features Used by Low Vision and Blind Users

With the launch of iOS 15, Apple changed Siri functionality and removed features that were heavily relied on by low vision and blind iPhone users. ‌Siri‌ commands that provide details on phone calls, voice mails, and sending emails are no longer working, and Apple has yet to fix the issue. We first shared details on this problem in September, shortly after the launch of ‌iOS 15‌. Prior to the launch of the update, low vision users were able to ask ‌Siri‌ to play voicemails, check call history...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Accessibility, Joshua, Siri zwnj, iOS 15, Low Vision and Blind Users, Blind Apple


Meta Has a 'Moral Obligation' To Make Its Mental Health Research Transparent, Scientists Say

In an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg published Monday, a group of academics called for Meta to be more transparent about its research into how Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp affect the mental health of children and adolescents. The Verge reports: The letter calls for the company to allow independent reviews of its internal work, contribute data to external research projects, and set up an independent scientific oversight group. "You and your organizations have an ethical and moral obligation ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Meta, Facebook Instagram, Facebook Oversight Board


Apple will release five new Macs in 2022, but no one expected this MacBook Pro

Fans of Apple have a lot to look forward to in 2022. The company is planning to release five new Macs, including a surprising entry-level addition.
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Trends, Computing, 5g, iMac, Macbook Pro, Mac Mini, iPhone SE


How to print from your iPhone and iPad

You don't need a computer to print documents anymore. Here, we outline how to print from an iPhone or iPad by using Apple's AirPrint or third-party software.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Tier 4


How to turn off Siri on your iPhone or iPad

Tired of Siri coming to life at inconvenient moments? Need a break from Apple's intelligent assistant? Here's how to turn off Siri on your iPhone and iPad.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Siri, How-to, Apple Siri, Siri voice commands, Tier 4


How to create, customize, and use Memoji in Apple’s iOS

There are a ton of features in iOS, but our favorite is Memoji. You have the ability to express yourself more accurately. Here's how to create and use Memoji.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Apple Iphone, Memoji, Ios 13, Tier 4, Ios 14


Porch launching ‘pay-at-close’ program for home inspections

Since going public in a December 2020 merger with a special purpose acquisition company, Porch has continued to grow through acquisitions.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Porch, Matt Ehrlichman, Buyers Tools, Homeowners of America, ISN, HireAHelper, American Home Protect, Floify, Inspection Support Network, iRoofing, Rynoh, V12 Data


Eurostar Tests Facial Recognition System On London Train Station

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Eurostar is testing a new biometric facial recognition technology on passengers traveling from London's St Pancras International station to continental Europe. The passengers will be given the opportunity to complete their pre-departure ticket and passport checks via the new biometric system, called the "SmartCheck" lane. Those who take this option will be allowed to board the train without going through the typically tedious ID verifica...
Tags: UK, London, Tech, St Pancras International, London Train Station


How to add a boarding pass to Apple Wallet

If you have an iPhone, obtaining and storing your boarding pass via Apple Wallet will be one less item on your to-do list at the airport. Here's how to do it.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Boarding Pass, Apple Wallet, Tier 4


Verizon Might Be Collecting Your Browsing History

Verizon might be collecting information about your browsing history, location, apps, and your contacts, all in the name of helping the company "understand your interests," first spotted by Input. The Verge reports: The program, which Verizon appears to automatically opt customers into, is called Verizon Custom Experience and its controls lay buried in the privacy settings on the My Verizon app. The program introduces two different options that appear in the app, Custom Experience and Custom Expe...
Tags: Verizon, Tech, Verizon Custom


The Google Pixel’s new Snapchat shortcut kinda feels like bloatware

There are two main reasons many Android enthusiasts have gravitated toward Google Pixel phones over the years. The first is probably the phone line’s standout cameras. The second is getting the ‘pure’ Android and Google services experience, free of the bloatware and unnecessary features found on so many other devices. That’s why Google’s latest Pixel feature drop, which adds a quick-access shortcut to Snapchat, has me scratching my head a little bit. It’s a small, optional feature, but its inclu...
Tags: Google, Startups, Snapchat, Insider, Google Pixel, Plugged


How to use WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp Messenger is a hugely popular international mobile chat and calling app, but it can also be used within your web browser. We show you how to do it.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Web, Whatsapp, How-to, Whatsapp Web


Google fixes lagging fingerprint scanner, ghost dialing, and many other 5G Pixel 6 issues with update

Google not only announced the new quarterly Pixel feature drop, it also pushed out some software to fix several Pixel 6 issues including ghost dialing and the lagging fingerprint scanner. #fingerprintscanner #ghostdialing
Tags: Google, Pixel


Google Chat in Gmail rolling out instant & link-free 1:1 Meet calls, similar to classic Hangouts

Back in September, Google previewed how Chat will let you make 1:1 Meet calls without having to use URLs. Similar to classic Hangouts... #googlechat
Tags: Google


Courts Disrupted: Pew Study Finds Pandemic Caused Courts To Revolutionize Their Operations, But Says More Needs To Be Done

The pandemic caused civil courts in the United States to adopt technology at an unprecedented pace and scale. The post Courts Disrupted: Pew Study Finds Pandemic Caused Courts To Revolutionize Their Operations, But Says More Needs To Be Done appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Law, United States, Courts, Robert Ambrogi


How to restore contacts on an iPhone from iCloud

Losing a contact stored on your iPhone can be a panic-inducing experience, but a quick trip to iCloud will restore your lost contacts. We show you how to do it.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Icloud, Tier 4


How to use Voice Memos and record audio on iPhone

Here's how to use Voice Memos and record audio on iPhone. This guide explains how to record via Voice Memos, and also how to edit, share, and delete recordings.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Voice Memos, Voice Memo


How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S21 and other Android phones

Taking a screenshot on an Android device is easy. No matter the model, you can use a combination of buttons, your palm, or even your voice. Here's how.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Samsung Galaxy, Screenshot, Tier 4


Toyota Plans $1.29 Billion Electric Vehicle Battery Factory In North Carolina

Toyota will open a multi-billion dollar battery plant with at least 1,750 employees about an hour's drive outside the Triangle, after North Carolina approved an incentive package Monday worth $438.7 million for the company -- one of the largest manufacturing investments in the state's history. From the News & Observer: The Japanese auto maker announced in October it would build a $1.29 billion facility in the United States to manufacture hybrid and electric vehicle batteries -- a key component o...
Tags: Tech, United States, Toyota, North Carolina, Darwin, Raleigh, Reynolds, Chris Reynolds, Randolph County, Economic Investment Committee, Commerce Department Read, Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina, Greensboro Randolph Megasite


How to sync your iPhone with your iPad

Syncing your iPhone with your iPad might seem like a mystery, but it's a pretty straightforward and simple process. We explain what you have to do in this guide.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Sync, Apple Ipad, Apple Iphone, Ios 14


How to clear the cache on an iPhone

Clearing your cache is a simple yet effective way of freeing up storage space on your iPhone and making it run faster. Here's how to do it in a few easy steps.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Cache, Apple Iphone, Clear App Cache, Delete Browser Cache


How to take a screenshot on an iPad (any generation)

The ability to capture screenshots may not be the iPad's most glamorous feature, but it's one of its most useful. Here's how to take a screenshot on an iPad.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, Screenshots, How-to, Tier 4



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