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Apple's New 'Confirm Subscription' Prompt Will Prevent You From Making Accidental Purchases

Apple has rolled out a new pop-up message to prevent users from making accidental purhcases or becoming victims of scams. The new "Confirm Subscription" prompt will make sure users really meant to sign up for something or not.

Tech April 13, 2019

Amazon Listens To Your Alexa Conversations: Here's How To Stop It

A recent report found out that Amazon workers listen to users' conversations with Alexa. Good thing there's a way to stop them from doing so or at least limit what they can access.

Tech April 13, 2019

Samsung Galaxy A80 Offers Glimpse Of How The Next Galaxy S Smartphone Could Look: Notchless Display, Rotating Cameras

Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy A80 that features a bezel-less screen called New Infinity Display and a rotating camera system. It's a midrange smartphone with a next-generation design that could eventually be brought over to the Galaxy S series.

Tech April 12, 2019

Facebook Spent $20 Million On Security For Mark Zuckerberg In 2018

Mark Zuckerberg earns $1 a year working for Facebook, but he does receive certain kinds of compensation. Last year, nearly $20 million of that was spent just to keep him secure.

Tech April 13, 2019

Google Play Store To Receive Material Design Revamp: Check It Out

Play Store receives a fresh new look as part of a Material Design overhaul. No word yet on when Google plans to roll it out to users, though.

Tech April 13, 2019

Messenger Might Go Back To The Main Facebook App

After spinning it off the main Facebook app in 2014, Facebook might put Messenger back in. The move seems to be part of the company’s plans to unify all Facebook-owned messaging services.

Tech April 13, 2019

Oculus Controllers Contain Hidden Messages Like ‘Big Brother Is Watching’ But They Aren’t Supposed To

They haven’t been shipped yet, but watch out for hidden messages like 'The Masons Were Here' on the Oculus Touch controllers bundled with the Rift S or Quest headsets. Oculus says this was a mistake.

Tech April 13, 2019

Google Camera Mod Brings Synthetic Fill Flash, Other Pixel 3 Features To Pixel 2

The Google Pixel 3's camera features have been added to the older Pixel 2 smartphone through a modded camera app. Synthetic Fill Flash is included along with other notable camera enhancements.

Tech April 16, 2019

Who Will Survive In 'Game of Thrones?' Science May Have The Answer

The 'Game of Thrones' final season is airing in a few days and every fan is itching to find out if their favorites will survive. Scientists take a stab at predicting each character's fate at the end of the popular show.

Tech April 12, 2019

LG Patents Foldable Smartphone Concept With Transparent Display

The USPTO has granted LG a patent for a futuristic smartphone that has a transparent display and folds right down the middle. It could represent the first type of foldable smartphone from the Korean company, no doubt owing to its current success in making flexible screens for its TVs.

Tech April 12, 2019

Swipe To Like? Twitter Is Working On That, Plus A Bunch Of Other Things

Twitter may soon be getting swiping gestures. The company’s prototype app Twttr has just received the functionality, in which users can swipe to like a tweet.

Tech April 12, 2019

Disney+ Launches Nov. 12 For $6.99 A Month, 'The Simpsons' One Of First Exclusive Shows

At $6.99 a month, Disney+ is far cheaper than a standard Netflix plan. Add to that an incredibly robust content lineup and it’s clear the true streaming war is about to begin.

Tech April 12, 2019

Google+ Is Back From The Dead … Sort Of

Google+ will live on as Google Currents, an enterprise-only communication tool, but its future doesn’t seem that bright, either. Between Hangouts Chat and Currents, one could get axed eventually.

Tech April 13, 2019

Getting A Samsung Galaxy S10 Screen Replacement Is Not Going To Be Cheap

The prices to get a screen replacement for the Samsung Galaxy S10E, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus have been revealed. The pricing set for the service is the highest ever yet for the company.

Tech April 12, 2019

Google, Huawei Will Pay You Up To $400 If You Own A Faulty Nexus 6P

Google and Huawei have agreed to pay Nexus 6P owners who have experienced random shutdowns or bootloops up to $400. That is, if the courts approve the settlement on May 9.

Tech April 11, 2019

Deadly Android Spyware Exodus Makes Its Way To iOS Platform

A dangerous new kind of spyware called Exodus was found present on the iOS platform. It was first discovered last year on certain apps in the Google Play Store, and now, it has been ported to target iPhones and iPads.

Tech April 12, 2019

Instagram Starts Demoting ‘Inappropriate’ Content, But How It Defines ‘Inappropriate’ Is Tricky

Moving forward, Instagram is going to demote borderline content, which means posts found in violation of this will be less visible. How does Instagram define borderline content?

Tech April 11, 2019

You Don’t Need iTunes To Listen To Apple Podcasts Anymore

No need for iTunes just to listen to your favorite shows on Apple Podcasts. Now, you can just go to the web, pick an episode, and hit play.

Tech April 11, 2019

Google Assistant Comes To G Suite With Calendar Integration

It’s hard to believe, but Google Assistant is finally integrated within G Suite. There’s not a lot to try at the moment, but soon G Suite customers will be able to summon Google Assistant to do Calendar-related tasks.

Tech April 11, 2019

Amazon Workers Are Actually Listening To Your Alexa Voice Commands: Report

Most companies with voice-enabled products employ supervised learning, in which humans aid in teaching artificial intelligence to better sort and categorize data. In the case of Alexa, that means thousands of workers listening to private voice recordings.

Tech April 11, 2019

Digital Music May Have Increased Carbon Footprint Compared To Age Of Vinyl, CDs, And Tape

The decrease in the use of plastics and the rise of downloading and streaming of music is good for the environment. However, a new study shows otherwise.

Tech April 11, 2019

Google's DeepMind Failed A High School Level Math Test: What Does This Mean?

Computer scientists pitted DeepMind against a 16-year-old's math exam. Google's cutting-edge AI had a hard time making calculations in subjects such as algebra, arithmetic, measurement, and calculus.

Tech April 10, 2019

Apple AirPods 2 Or PowerBeats Pro — Which One Should You Buy?

If you like working out, the PowerBeats Pro will stay firmly in your ear even as you move. The new AirPods is more likely to fall off since it doesn’t have an in-ear design, but it’s cheaper.

Tech April 10, 2019

Watch Out, Netflix: YouTube Is Making Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Interactive Shows, Too

YouTube has created an entire division solely focused on interactive programming and live specials. The company is set to announce the first few projects soon.

Tech April 10, 2019

Kid Locks His Dad iPad Until 2067 After Spamming It With Wrong Passwords [Update: iPad Now Being Restored Via DFU Mode]

Thanks to his kid, Evan Osnos can’t use his iPad until 2067. Per Apple’s guidelines, he needs to restore the device via iTunes, but doing so will erase all his data assuming he didn’t back it up.

Tech April 9, 2019

Apple Drops $99 Data Migration Fee For Transferring Old Data To New Macs

Having an Apple Store professional transfer data to a newly purchased or repaired Mac is now completely free. The policy change took effect on April 2.

Tech April 10, 2019

AT&T Officially Rolls Out 5G To More Cities, Is Yours Included?

Users in seven new cities, assuming they live in cities under coverage, can now take advantage of AT&T’s 5G network. Sadly, the only device with support right now is the Netgear 5G hotspot.

Tech April 10, 2019

Huawei Wants To Sell Its 5G Modems — Just To Apple, Though

The notion of Apple buying 5G modems from Huawei seems impossible. But for Apple, it’s either this or waiting for Intel to complete its 5G modems.

Tech April 9, 2019

Rumored 16-Inch MacBook Won’t Arrive Until Next Year, Says Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple’s rumored 16-inch MacBook isn’t due until next year or possibly 2021, says Ming-Chi Kuo. His other prediction, a 31.6-inch display, is still apparently on track for 2019, though.

Tech April 9, 2019

Snapchat Rebuilds Its Android App: What This Means For Users

The Snapchat app for Android has just been rebuilt. Now it should offer a faster and lag-free experience to users and timelier updates in the foreseeable future.

Tech April 9, 2019

Twitter Cuts Maximum Follows In A Day From 1,000 To 400

Twitter users are now limited to following 400 people in a day in a move to crack down on spammers, down from the previous 1,000. Some are asking why Twitter chose this number, however.

Tech April 9, 2019

Samsung Reportedly Planning Multiple Galaxy Note 10 Models

A new rumor says Samsung might release a total of four Galaxy Note 10 variants. Two will be 5G-enabled, and the rest would just feature LTE.

Tech April 9, 2019

Microsoft Releases First Preview Of Its Chromium-based Microsoft Browser

Early impressions say Chromium-based Edge performs better than Google Chrome on Windows 10. In the future, Microsoft might add Fluent Design tweaks and existing Edge features such as inking and setting aside tabs.

Tech April 9, 2019

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Now Supports Miracast With Latest Software Update

Amazon has decided to bring back Miracast support for some reason, now rolling out to Fire TV Stick 4K owners. Hopefully you’re device still supports the old screen mirroring standard, though.

Tech April 8, 2019

Android Q Will Reportedly Include 3D Touch Feature Called ‘Deep Press’

Google might make pressure-sensitive actions standard in Android Q. Documentation reveals a feature called Deep Press, but it’s not clear yet which phones will support it if it does get released.

Tech April 8, 2019

Google Assistant Search Results Now Gives You More Visual Information

When you search for stocks, Google Assistant will now show you a performance graph plus a bunch of other things to make search results more dynamic at a glance. No word yet on when this might roll out to iOS, though.

Tech April 8, 2019

Alexa, What's My Blood Sugar? Amazon Voice Assistant Can Now Handle Your Medical Information

Amazon announced that it will add medical skills to Alexa, its virtual assistant. These new skills are expected to make healthcare services more convenient and accessible to customers.

Tech April 8, 2019

Microsoft Ditches ‘Safely Remove USB’ Requirement — Just Pull It Out

No need to Safely Remove USB from Windows 10 devices anymore. Microsoft has defaulted to Quick Removal instead of Better Performance for all external devices.

Tech April 8, 2019

Sprint Subscribers Report Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S8, And Galaxy Note 8 Connection Issues

Sprint customers say they are experiencing connection problems on the Galaxy S10. Others also say they can't connect to LTE on their Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Plus, and Galaxy Note 8 after updating to Android 9 Pie.

Tech April 8, 2019

Netflix Is Dropping Apple AirPlay Support Due To 'Technical Limitations'

Netflix no longer natively supports Apple AirPlay because of 'technical limitations.' The company says it's because AirPlay is going to be compatible with third-party devices and prevent it from distinguishing them.

Tech April 8, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10's Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader Gets Tricked By A 3D-Printed Copy

A user has tricked the Samsung Galaxy S10's in-display ultrasonic fingerprint reader. To bypass the smartphone's security measure, they only had to use a 3D-printed copy of their fingerprint.

Tech April 7, 2019

Twitter Tests New Labeling System To Distinguish An ‘Author’ From ‘Mentioned’ Tweets

As part of a test, Twitter is adding three new label called 'Author,' 'Mentioned,' and 'Following' to make following conversations easier. The Author label replaces the previous 'Original Tweeter' tag.

Tech April 6, 2019

Google Maps Gets Another Useful Waze Feature With Traffic Slowdown Reporting

Traffic slowdown now appears as an option within the incident report feature on Google Maps for Android. No word yet on whether it’ll also arrive for iOS folks.

Tech April 6, 2019

Google Is Forcing Ads On Android TV Owners: Here’s How To Disable Them

Google’s latest pilot program for Android TV shows ads without warning, users report. Some have figured out a workaround to get rid of the pesky ads.

Tech April 6, 2019

Apple Music Now Has More Paying US Subscribers Than Spotify

Apple overtakes Spotify in terms of paid subscriber count, at least in the United States. There’s plenty to do before it becomes the kind of music streaming globally, however.

Tech April 6, 2019

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