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Apple Will Now Tell You When It's Going To Throttle Your iPhone

iPhone users will now know when an iOS update is going to throttle their devices. As part of an agreement, Apple is now required to notify users when a software update will affect their phones' performance.

Tech May 24, 2019

You Can Now Pay Your AT&T Phone Bill Using Bitcoin

You can now use bitcoin to pay for your AT&T phone bills via BitPay, making AT&T the first carrier to offer the option. No way to use it in-store yet, though.

Tech May 24, 2019

Snapchat Employees Misused Data Tools And Spied On Users

Two former Snap Inc. employees have come forward to reveal instances of data abuse at the company. They said the incidents happened multiple times and involved looking at sensitive information.

Tech May 24, 2019

Google Duo Group Video Calls Roll Out, Plus Doodles, Emoji In Video Voicemails

Google brings group video calling to all Duo users in the app’s latest update. That plus Data Saving mode for video calls, and the ability to put emojis and other doodles in video voicemails.

Tech May 24, 2019

New Patent Reveals Amazon’s Plans To Drop The Alexa Wake Word

A new patent reveals Amazon’s potential plans to allow people to make Alexa commands without using a wake word. This feature, if implemented, would raise a lot of privacy concerns.

Tech May 24, 2019

Instagram Finally Rolls Out Landscape Mode For IGTV

A year ago, Instagram said vertical videos on IGTV were going to be the standard. Now, it’s retreating from such bold claims and is rolling out support for landscape content.

Tech May 24, 2019

Google Search, Maps, And Assistant Can Now Take Your Food Delivery Orders

Google's new service lets users place food delivery orders using only Search, Maps, or Assistant. That way, they won't have to use an app or anything like it anymore.

Tech May 24, 2019

Tal Melenboim On The Latest Computer-Generated Imagery Influencers Trend

The online marketing arena is fiercely competitive. Companies routinely jockey for position to gain an edge over one another. The paradigm shift from print media advertisements to online media has been ably assisted by social media.

Tech May 24, 2019

Amazon Is Making Employees Treat Tedious Warehouse Work Like A Video Game

To avoid warehouse work from becoming too tedious, Amazon is now letting employees on some of its warehouse locations play games. But not in a way you might be expecting.

Tech May 23, 2019

Apple Wants Safari To Make All The Ads You See Private

Apple is proposing a new, less intrusive way of ad tracking. In its system, advertisers can gauge whether an ad is successful but are prevented from knowing more data about customers than they should.

Tech May 23, 2019

Think Google Duplex Is So Amazing? That’s Because Humans Are Actually Behind Some Calls

Google confirms 25 percent of Duplex calls are initiated by actual humans from a call center. But eventually, Google wants to remove humans out of equation.

Tech May 23, 2019

What To Expect From Apple's WWDC 2019 Keynote: Mac Pro, iOS 13, And More

Members of the press have received invitations to Apple's opening keynote of its 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference. Updates on iOS 13, macOS 10.15, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6 are among the expected announcements.

Tech May 23, 2019

Galaxy Home Mini Surfaces Via FCC, But Galaxy Home Still Nowhere To Be Found

For some reason, a smaller version of Samsung’s Galaxy Home just surfaced via FCC filings. There’s no word on when it or its larger sibling might come out, though.

Tech May 22, 2019

Steam Chat App Now Available On iOS And Android: Can It Take On Discord?

Now on iOS and Android, Steam Chat occupies a space dominated at present by Discord. It’s still lacking a number of features, but Valve promises to keep improving it over time.

Tech May 22, 2019

For 14 Years, Google Stored Passwords In Plain Text: Does It Affect You?

An error in 2005 is affecting G Suite users’ security. Google reveals that passwords were encrypted but stored in plain text, though points there’s no evidence of a breach.

Tech May 22, 2019

Apple Is Now Selling Updated LG UltraFine 4K Display: Thunderbolt 3, 23.7-Inch Screen, And More

A new version of the LG UltraFine 4K Display has quietly popped up at Apple.com. It costs the same as the older model, but it's bigger and has more ports, including two Thunderbolt 3 ports.

Tech May 22, 2019

New Firefox Update Makes It 'Faster Than Ever'

Firefox is getting a new update that'll make it 'faster than ever.' Mozilla isn't just focusing on speed with its latest release, though, as it's also rolling out new privacy tools that combat cryptomining and fingerprinting.

Tech May 22, 2019

Apple's New 2019 MacBook Pro Lineup Unveiled, Including 'The Fastest Mac Notebook Ever' With An 8-Core CPU

The new 2019 MacBook Pro models have been unveiled with eighth- and ninth-generation processors. Apple is also debuting the first Mac notebook with eight cores.

Tech May 21, 2019

What Is Netflix Tax And Will It Come To My City?

Chicago was able to collect large sums from various online services thanks to the so-called Netflix Tax. More cities might start imposing this tax soon too.

Tech May 21, 2019

Heads Up, Mac Users: You Can Download The Microsoft Edge Browser Preview Right Now

Microsoft’s Chromium Edge browser just landed on macOS. Users can download a preview now, which includes features found on the Windows 10 build released earlier.

Tech May 21, 2019

Google's Glass Enterprise Edition 2 Goes Official With A $999 Price Tag

Google's new Glass Enterprise Edition 2 has finally been announced. It has a lot of improvements over its predecessor, such as a better processor and camera, and it's more affordable at $999 too.

Tech May 21, 2019

Google Pixel 3a Issues: Users Are Reporting Their Phones Are Randomly Shutting Down

Google has just released its new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones. However, owners are already reporting that they're randomly shutting down, requiring a hard reset to go back to working order.

Tech May 20, 2019

Google Smart Displays Get Revamped Interface, New Homescreen

Google has made some adjustments to the Smart Display interface. The homescreen, for starters, is now not always stark-white, and several icons are gone for a cleaner, more streamlined look.

Tech May 20, 2019

Google's 'My Case' Is No Longer Available

Google doesn't offer its 'My Case' and 'Live Case' programs anymore. From the look of things, it stopped the service when it announced the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones at the I/O 2019 developer conference.

Tech May 20, 2019

Microsoft Surface Headphones Are $100 Off Right Now

Microsoft’s Surface Headphones are currently $100 off for some reason, so get them while you can. This is the first time they’ve been discounted, by the way.

Tech May 20, 2019

Samsung Rolls Out One UI, Health Features To Galaxy Watch, Gear S3, And Gear Sport

Older Galaxy smartwatches are getting One UI and a bunch of other new features plus optimizations. Rollout for each product varies by region, meaning not all users might get the new update at the same time.

Tech May 20, 2019

Huawei Loses Android License As Google Cut Ties With The Chinese Company: Here’s What This Means

Huawei has been officially banned from Android, as ordered by the U.S. government. That means even recent phones won’t get official security updates moving forward, plus official Google services.

Tech May 20, 2019

How To Prevent Data Breaches In The Cloud

The cloud is the newest frontier of the digital space, but with every new frontier comes new and unforeseen dangers. Businesses that depend on the cloud for storing their data have run into a number of problems regarding how to secure that data.

Tech May 18, 2019

Spotify Rolls Out Redesigned App To Help People Discover Podcasts

The newly redesigned Spotify app improves prominence and discoverability of podcasts on its platform. It’s not clear, however, when this revamped app might roll out to all users.

Tech May 19, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Building A Warehouse Just For Dangerous Items

Amazon’s new warehouse will be much smaller than its other ones. However, it’ll have stricter safety measures for hazardous items such as bear repellent and pepper sprays.

Tech May 19, 2019

Google Has Been Secretly Tracking All Your Purchases Through Gmail

Google says it stores purchases to keep them all in one place. It claims it doesn’t use this information to target Gmail users with personalized ads.

Tech May 19, 2019

Spotify's First Hardware 'Car Thing' Brings A Voice Assistant To Your Ride

Spotify has announced its first hardware dubbed 'Car Thing.' However, it's only for testing purposes, and the company doesn't have any plans to make it commercially available.

Tech May 19, 2019

Google Pixel 4 Leak: Buttonless Design, Hole-Punch Camera, In-Display Fingerprint Reader, And More

According to a new leak, Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will have huge changes. It's rumored to have a buttonless design, a hole-punch cutout, an under-display fingerprint reader, dual cameras, and stereo speakers on the front.

Tech May 17, 2019

YouTube VR To Launch On Oculus Quest The Same Day The Headset Is Released

YouTube VR will launch alongside the Oculus Quest when it comes this May 21. That’s never happened before, it’s worth noting that usually, the app is released months or even years later.

Tech May 18, 2019

The Asus ZenFone 6 Is A $500 Flagship With Snapdragon 855 And A Swivel Camera

To stand out from the pack, Asus had to do something bold. This explains why the new ZenFone 6 has a camera setup different from most flagships, and a decent price to boot.

Tech May 18, 2019

Stand-Alone Instagram Direct App Is Going Away Permanently

The stand-alone Instagram Direct app will no longer be supported starting later this month, according to Facebook. Instagram, however, will keep working on Direct features.

Tech May 18, 2019

Samsung Takes On Fitbit With Its New Galaxy Fit: Everything You Need To Know

No word on an official release date for the Galaxy Fit yet except for the originally announced May 31 rollout. However, the company has now shared a video highlighting the fitness tracker’s key features.

Tech May 18, 2019

Sony To Ship Out Its Tall, 4K-Equipped Xperia 1 On July 12 In The US

Sony is now set to ship out the super tall Xperia 1 on July 12 in the United States. Preorders are already up at select retailers, such as Amazon and B&H Photo.

Tech May 17, 2019

Verizon's Promo Lets You Get $650 Off The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Verizon has started selling the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. It starts at $1,299.99, but thanks to Big Red's promo, buyers can get up to $650 off the phone.

Tech May 16, 2019

Prepare To See Even More Ads On Google Apps

Google wants to serve up more ads on mobile. Soon, you’ll see them all over Google’s apps and services, including Gmail, YouTube, the Google app, and others.

Tech May 16, 2019

Google’s Bluetooth Titan Security Keys Aren’t So Safe After All

If you’re using Google’s Bluetooth Titan Security Key, practice caution. The company has confirmed a security bug so serious that it’s going to issue free replacements to all existing users.

Tech May 16, 2019

Google’s New Translatotron Converts Languages Directly And Talks Like You

Translatotron employs a sequence-to-sequence network model that looks at spectrograms to generate translations that sound like you. With this, Google hopes to open up future developments in the arena of translations.

Tech May 16, 2019

World's First 1 TB MicroSD Card From SanDisk Is Now Available For $449.99

SanDisk is now selling its new Extreme microSD card with 1 TB of capacity. Users who need a ton of storage space can now grab one for $449.99.

Tech May 16, 2019

Samsung Is Fixing The Galaxy Fold's Issues With Non-Removable Screen Protector, Smaller Hinge Gap: Report

To fix the Galaxy Fold's issues, Samsung is reportedly reducing the gap in the hinge and making the polymer layer non-removable. South Korean carriers are also said to be testing these improved units already.

Tech May 16, 2019

OnePlus 6T Gets A Price Drop Since The OnePlus 7 Isn't Coming To The US

The OnePlus 7 isn't landing on U.S. shores. Instead, OnePlus is going to continue selling the OnePlus 6T in the market and give it a $30 price drop.

Tech May 15, 2019

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