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Like Google Chrome, Chrome OS Will Transition to a Four-Week Update Release Cycle

Google is speeding up the update release schedule for Chrome OS to a four-week cycle in the third quarter of this year, the company announced Friday. Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Science, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Software, Chrome Os, Freeware, Operating Systems, Chromium, Microsoft Edge, Embedded Linux, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology Internet


7 new security features Apple quietly announced at WWDC

Apple went big on privacy during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote this week, showcasing features from on-device Siri audio processing to a new privacy dashboard for iOS that makes it easier than ever to see which apps are collecting your data and when. While typically vocal about security during the Memoji-filled, two-hour-long(!) keynote, the company also quietly introduced several new security and privacy-focused features during its WWDC developer sessions. We’ve rounded up so...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Security, Microsoft, Privacy, Siri, Tech, Ipads, Encryption, Software, Computing, Keychain, Monterey


Google's Quest to Kill the Cookie Is Creating a Privacy Mess

For the past few months, millions of Chrome users have been roped into Google’s origin trials for the tech meant to replace the quickly crumbling third-party tracking cookie. Federated Learning of Cohorts—or FLoC, for short—is a new kind of tracking technique that’s meant to be a friendlier, more privacy-protective…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Advertising, Marketing, Web Browsers, Software, Targeted Advertising, Duckduckgo, Don Marti, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, Web Browsing History, Federated Learning of Cohorts, Technology Internet, Privacy Concerns Regarding Google


UK competition bods to keep tabs on Google, ensure 'Privacy Sandbox' doesn't distort competition

CMA claims to have taken 'oversight role' over removal of third-party cookies The UK's competition regulator intends to keep a weather eye on Google as it works to address concerns around its proposals to remove third-party cookies from its Chrome web browser.…
Tags: Google, UK, Software, Cma


10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay has changed (and improved) a lot since it made its debut in 2014, and it’s more widely supported in vehicles than ever before. Part of CarPlay’s appeal is its simplicity and ease-of-use, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some lesser-known tricks and tips that can help you make more of the platform.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Siri, Software, Computing, Settings, Dashboard, Apple Maps, Carplay, Operating Systems, Apple Carplay, Web Mapping, Here WeGo, Route Planning Software


Apple, it's OK. Seriously. You don't need to blind your iOS 15 engineers to prevent leaks

No one expects the Worldwide Loyalty Team! During the development of iOS 15, Apple reportedly limited the extent to which engineers could see features being worked on by other colleagues to prevent potential leaks.…
Tags: Apple, Software




Google wants to look like it cares about your privacy with Android 12 Beta 2, but note that's not how Google works

Still, it's this or iOS Android 12 Beta 2 is here and contains many of the features that were teased during May's Google I/O shindig including an overhauled control panel and additional privacy tools.…
Tags: Google, Software


Productivity startup Time is Ltd raises $5.6M to be the ‘Google Analytics for company time’

Productivity analytics startup Time is Ltd wants to be the Google Analytics for company time. Or perhaps a sort of “Apple Screen Time” for companies. Whatever the case, the founders reckon that if you can map how time is spent in a company enormous productivity gains can be unlocked and, money better spent. It’s now raised a $5.6 million late seed funding round led by Mike Chalfen, of London-based Chalfen Ventures, with participation from Illuminate Financial Management and existing investor Acc...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Europe, London, Microsoft, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Analytics, Google Analytics, Software, Computing, The Wall Street Journal, Leader, Business Intelligence


Messenger adds Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments in the U.S.

This spring, Facebook confirmed it was testing Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments inside its app in the U.S. Today, the company announced those codes are now launching publicly to all U.S. users, allowing anyone to send or request money through Facebook Pay — even if they’re not Facebook friends. The QR codes work similarly to those found in other payment apps, like Venmo. The feature can be found under the “Facebook Pay” section in Messenger’s settings, accessed by tapping on you...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Technology, Finance, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Software, United States, Facebook Messenger, Mobile Payments, Online Payments, Cryptocurrencies


Messenger adds Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments in the US

This spring, Facebook confirmed it was testing Venmo-like QR codes for person-to-person payments inside its app in the U.S. Today, the company announced those codes are now launching publicly to all U.S. users, allowing anyone to send or request money through Facebook Pay — even if they’re not Facebook friends. The QR codes work similarly to those found in other payment apps, like Venmo. The feature can be found under the “Facebook Pay” section in Messenger’s settings, accessed by tapping on you...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Technology, Finance, US, Social Media, Tech, E-commerce, Paypal, Software, United States, Facebook Messenger, Mobile Payments, Payments


Wine 6.0.1: For that one weird app on that one weird Mac

Wine64 support arrives for the Apple M1 Fans of Apple's M1 silicon have some more code to play with as the Wine team emitted version 6.0.1 of the Windows-running platform with support for wine64 on the new chippery.…
Tags: Apple, Software


The Newton lives, kinda: Boffin turns Apple eMate 300 into Raspberry Pi laptop

Impressive working computer from the corpse of a rarity Video Faced with dwindling sales to education customers in the late 1990s, Apple introduced the eMate 300.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Newton, Boffin


PrivacyMic looks to keep your home smart without Google, Alexa, Siri and pals listening in

Raspberry Pi-powered prototype proves 95% accurate, 100% private, claim boffins Researchers at the University of Michigan have proposed a way to have your privacy cake and eat your home automation too. They've found a means of using a voice-activated smart speaker system without it having to listen to everything you say – and no, it's not "pressing a button."…
Tags: Google, Software, University Of Michigan, Alexa Siri


Google Releases Second Android 12 Beta With New Features

Google released the first Android 12 beta at Google I/O back in May, but that version didn’t have all the new updates and features that will be included in the final release later this year. Today Google is releasing the second version of the Android 12 beta, which adds a new Privacy Dashboard, updates to wifi…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Software, Chrome Os, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Computer Architecture, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet, Android Version History


Instagram adds affiliate and shop features for creators

As Apple hosts their annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Instagram and Facebook chose this moment to pilot their first-ever Creator Week. This three-day event is geared toward aspiring and emerging digital creators, complete with 9:45 AM virtual DJ sets and panels on “Algorithm Mythbusting” and raising “zillions for a nonprofit you care about.” During the first day of the event, Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement introducing new ways for creators to make money. In the coming months, Instag...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, E-commerce, Software, United States, Conference, Video Hosting, Zuckerberg, Partner


Watch Apple's entire WWDC21 in 11 minutes

I watched this WWDC21 supercut in 5.5 minutes by playing it at 2X speed with closed captions on. There are lots of interesting new features coming in Apple software. My favorite is being able to store your driver's license on your phone (several states and the TSA are accepting digital ID). — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Video, News, Software, Tsa, Operating Systems


Google says its artificial intelligence is faster and better than humans at laying out chips for artificial intelligence

OK, we see where this is going Google claims not only has it made an AI that's faster and as good as if not better than humans at designing chips, the web giant is using it to design chips for faster and better AI.…
Tags: Google, Software


Ohio Attorney General asks courts to declare Google a public utility

Yup, just a Republican wanting a private business to be subjected to more government regulation Dave Yost, Ohio's top government legal eagle, has filed a lawsuit that asks the courts to declare Google Search a public utility and the company as a whole a common carrier — ie: more subject to government regulation.…
Tags: Google, Software, Ohio, Dave Yost


Staging and marketing company Guest House raises $3M

Guest House offers homesellers high-touch staging services that include a interior designer working directly with a number of national and local home furnishing retailers
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Software, Radio, Venture Capital, Interior Design, Seed Funding, Open House, Guest House, Select, News Brief, Selling a House, Staging, Startup Companies, Virtual Staging, Listing Marketing


Ring won’t say how many users had footage obtained by police

Ring gets a lot of criticism, not just for its massive surveillance network of home video doorbells and its problematic privacy and security practices, but also for giving that doorbell footage to law enforcement. While Ring is making moves towards transparency, the company refuses to disclose how many users had their data given to police. The video doorbell maker, acquired by Amazon in 2018, has partnerships with at least 1,800 U.S. police departments (and growing) that can request camera foota...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Hardware, Microsoft, Privacy, Articles, Tech, Encryption, Law Enforcement, Software, Judge, Operating Systems, Transparency Report


Ring refuses to say how many users had video footage obtained by police

Ring gets a lot of criticism, not just for its massive surveillance network of home video doorbells and its problematic privacy and security practices, but also for giving that doorbell footage to law enforcement. While Ring is making moves towards transparency, the company refuses to disclose how many users had their data given to police. The video doorbell maker, acquired by Amazon in 2018, has partnerships with at least 1,800 U.S. police departments (and growing) that can request camera foota...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, Hardware, Microsoft, Privacy, Articles, Tech, Encryption, Law Enforcement, Software, Judge, Operating Systems, Transparency Report


With incoming iOS 15, update refuseniks will be given choice to stay where they are while still receiving security patches

Departure from Apple's usual iron-fist approach to iPhone software With the launch of iOS 15, Apple will give users the option to upgrade to the latest software or stick with iOS 14 while continuing to receive crucial security updates.…
Tags: Apple, Software


Amid controversy, Dispo confirms Series A funding, high-profile advisors, and investors

It’s only been nine months since Dispo rebranded from David’s Disposable. But the vintage-inspired photo sharing app has experienced a whiplash of ups and downs, mostly due to the brand’s original namesake, YouTuber David Dobrik. Like Clubhouse, Dispo was one of this year’s most hyped up new social apps, requiring an invite from an existing member to join. On March 9, when the company said “goodbye waitlist” and opened the app up to any iOS user, Dispo looked poised to be a worthy competitor to ...
Tags: Apps, Japan, Beyonce, Instagram, Sofia Vergara, Germany, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, David, Digital Photography, United States, Computing, Venture Capital, Nba


Does Tim Cook Know About Mark Zuckerberg’s Skills With a Spear?

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page is having an extremely normal one, read: Mark’s latest gladiatorial displays to the mighty riff of Audioslave. As you can see, he is capable of firing bow and arrow and throwing a javelin—or a spear of some sort. Also, yesterday he dropped whatever still-intact public pretense might…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Tim Cook, Computing, App Store, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Mark


Google ad biz shenanigans smacked down by French competition regulators

Chocolate Factory competition-squashing tactics receive a firm 'Non' from Paris Google is to change the way it operates its advertising business, after the internet giant was slapped with a €220m (£189m) fine by French competition regulators for abusing its dominant position.…
Tags: Google, Software, Paris Google


Apple's macOS 12 adds improved virtualization though no sign of anything like Boot Camp on M1 silicon

Linux and macOS guests will be doable, and iGiant even appears to have added an XKCD Easter Egg Desktop virtualization is not the kind of thing that gets a mention in Apple’s big product announcements, and today's effort that revealed macOS 12 — code-named Monterey — was no exception. But sharp-eyed observers have spotted some changes that will make Macs, including those powered by Apple’s own Arm-compatible silicon, more adept at running guest operating systems.…
Tags: Apple, Software


Here's Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is always jam-packed with announcements of new features coming to all of your Apple devices later in the fall, and this year’s event was no exception.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Science, Siri, Safari, Software, Tai Chi, Messages, Monterey, Icloud, Facetime, Operating Systems, watchOS, Apple Music


Apple to introduce A/B testing and in-app events to the App Store

Apple today announced a number of coming changes and improvements to the App Store that will help developers better target their apps to users, get their apps discovered by more people, and even highlight what sort of events are taking place inside their apps to entice new users to download the app and encourage existing users to return. The company said its App Store today sees 600 million weekly users across 175 countries, and has paid out over $230 billion to developers since the App Store la...
Tags: Apple, Ios 8, Google Play, Apps, Instagram, Tech, Nike, Software, Itunes, App Store, Operating Systems, Streaming Services, Apple Inc, Mobile Software, Apple Apple, WWDC 2021


Apple Opens Up Siri to Work With Third-Party Smart Home Devices

As part of its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Apple announced it’s finally opening up its Siri digital assistant to work with third-party smart home devices. The news came as part of a batch of new features for the smart home, including a new ability to watch TV with friends and a way to use an Apple HomePod…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Siri, Apple TV, Software, Home Automation, Computing, Apple Watch, Homekit, Ecobee, Apple Music, Alexa, Apple Inc, Smart Speakers



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