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9 Things Nobody Told You About The iPhone 12

Nine little nuggets of iPhone 12 info you won't have seen before.

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iPhone 12 Pro Max camera: Why this pro photographer is super excited - CNET

A longer zoom, a bigger image sensor and vastly improved night mode? Count me in.

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Apple extends deadline for developers to update their apps with WKWebView API - 9to5Mac

Apple today shared some news with app developers, this time focused on those who still have an app using the old UIWebView API. The company extended the adoption deadline of the new WKWebView API, and it also announced some improvements to the subscriptio

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LinkedIn open-sources GDMix, a framework for training AI personalization models | VentureBeat

LinkedIn recently open-sourced GDMix, a framework for training the sort of AI personalization models used in search engines and ecommerce websites.

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Apple dedicates Apple․com homepage to late congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis

Apple has updated the homepage for Apple․com this weekend to honor Congressman John Lewis, who passed away on Friday at 80 years old. Apple’s new homepage foregoes all product promotion, instead showing a picture of Congressman Lewis alongside one of his

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Daily Crunch: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14

A beta version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is available to the public, Coinbase may go public and researchers discover a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 9, 2020. The big story: Apple releases public be

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COVID-KG uses AI to scan thousands of studies to answer doctors' coronavirus questions | VentureBeat

In a new paper, researchers from Columbia, Brandeis, Darpa, UCLA, UIUC, and elsewhere describe an AI framework that answers questions about COVID-19.

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Here Are All the New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

If you want a hint at the big changes coming to the Apple Watch this fall, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is the event to watch. Kevin Lynch took the main stage today to detail all the updates coming in watchOS 7, which gives us a pretty

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New Apple Leak Promises Stunning MacBook Pro

The anticipation continues to build ahead of Apple’s upcoming virtual WWDC, and the biggest impact on Apple's future will be with MacOS.

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Not Watching Netflix? Streamer Offers to Cancel Inactive Accounts

There are a few hundred thousand people who are paying for Netflix but not using the service to stream movies or TV shows. Netflix is offering to help them cancel their subscriptions.

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Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram - SlashGear

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses

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Zoom Became the Most Important App in the Business World Overnight. Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Everyone is using the video conferencing platform right now. The reasons why are a lesson for every business.

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Leak reveals launch timing for a brand new product unlike anything Apple has made before

There's really no question at this point that 2020 is shaping up to be an extremely busy year for Apple, and much of the focus from fans is on one product line in particular. Needless to say, we're talking about Apple's iPhone lineup.

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Surface Pro 7 vs. iPad Pro: Can Microsoft's top 2-in-1 take on Apple's high-powered tablet?

Microsoft souped up the Surface Pro 7 with new processors and graphics, while the iPad Pro has new powers with iPadOS.

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New Service Lets You Rent a Stranger’s Swimming Pool for an Afternoon | Mental Floss

Desperate to take a dip but want to avoid the chaos of the public pool? With Swimply, you can rent an entire backyard swimming pool for $25 to $150 an hour.

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San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software | VentureBeat

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to adopt a facial recognition software ban as part of a new surveillance technology use policy.

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Scientists figure out new way to remove salt from water | Science & Tech News

The solvent-based method could be much cheaper to use than reverse osmosis or distillation based on water evaporating,

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The US Urgently Needs New Genetic Privacy Laws | WIRED

The laws governing DNA data in the US are patchy and incomplete. Yet people keep putting their DNA on the internet, compromising everyone's genetic anonymity.

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Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump | WIRED

The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."

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You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You | WIRED

The once-hyped social media company, known for gamifying mobile check-ins, is still alive and well as an incomprehensibly vast data empire.

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How to Connect Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV

Your iOS devices are great media players, but sometimes you want to watch on a big screen. Here's how to connect your iPhone or iPad to your TV.

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How did Apple’s AirPods go from mockery to millennial status symbol?

Back in 2016, Apple’s wireless earbuds were ridiculed by the tech industry. Now, thousands of memes later, the tables have turned

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Skype can now blur the background during video calls

Thanks to the rise of WhatsApp and other free calling and messaging apps, Skype is no longer the go-to service it once was for many people. But the company just added a new feature which might raise its appeal among users. The Microsoft-owned serviceR

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Flickr will hold off on deleting photos until March 12th

If you’ve got a Flickr account, hopefully you’re already aware: the free 1 terabyte plan is going away. If you’re on a free Flickr account, the company is only going to let you keep 1,000 photos at a time. Anything past that will be auto

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Ford comes up with a prototype noise-cancelling kennel to shelter dogs from fireworks

Dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans do and noises that don’t bother us can give them a very ruff time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets. To potentially help them, F

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This is the coolest iPhone camera accessory ever made, and it’s on sale today only

The cameras on Apple’s latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are absolutely incredible. They’re able to capture photos and videos with quality you won’t believe. As good as they are,…

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Crafty kids are finding ingenious ways to thwart Apple's 'Screen Time' feature

Apple first introduced Screen Time this summer as one of the key feature additions on iOS 12. By adding limits to specific apps, or your phone as a whole, Apple attempted to add a digital dose of self-control for those who need it most. People raved about

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Researchers use AI to predict Alzheimer’s disease progression

Researchers at Unlearn, a startup that designs software tools for clinical research, have developed a system that predicts the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Meet the people who still use Myspace: 'It's given me so much joy'

Once it was the biggest social network; now it’s a ghost town. But for a handful of hardcore users, Myspace remains essential

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Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem

Apple has revealed internal tests showing serious problems in some of its most popular iPhones...

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Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact

A woman claims that her Amazon Echo recorded her voice and sent it to a random contact without her knowledge.

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Uber lets you rate mid-ride before you forget feedback

“Last year was pretty hard, I’m not gonna lie,” says Peter Deng, Uber’s head of rider experience. But as part of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi’s push to rebrand Uber around safety, Deng says, “we’ve seen the company

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This year’s flagship iPhone could be even more expensive than the iPhone X, say analysts

With all the signs pointing to the iPhone X not selling as well as Apple and its suppliers had hoped, many wondered whether the $999+ price tag was too high even for iPhone loyalists. One popular l…