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The Best Drones for Every Budget

Whether you want to battle Star Wars spaceships or shoot a cinematic masterpiece, one of these picks is going to be perfect for you.

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Apple releases first iOS 15.6 and macOS 12.5 public beta for testing - 9to5Mac

One day after seeding iOS 15.6 beta 1 to developers, Apple is now releasing the public beta version to users enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program. Alongside the first public beta of iOS 15.6, Apple is also making available the new versions of tvOS

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New report confirms Apple is testing iPhones with USB-C ports

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is testing USB-C iPhones, backing up recent rumors from other sources.

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Elon Musk will owe Twitter $1 billion if he can't secure financing

Musk offered to buy the company at $54.20 per share and take it private.

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Apple Cuts iPhone SE Production, Report Says

The decision is said to be the result of lesser than expected demand for the new iPhone SE.

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Apple Music, App Store and Other Apple Services Again Experiencing Outage [Update: Fixed] - MacRumors

Apple's services and apps appear to be experiencing yet another outage, with complaints on Twitter about problems with Apple Maps, the App Store,...

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DuckDuckGo 'down-ranks' Russian disinformation. The search engine's users are not happy.

Is DuckDuckGo turning on its users, or did they misunderstand the search engine to begin with?

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The 7 biggest announcements from Apple’s Peek Performance event

Apple’s latest event showed off new Mac Studio products for prosumers and a more powerful version of its custom CPU, the M1 Ultra. Plus a new iPhone SE, iPad Air, and MLB for Apple TV Plus.

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What to expect from Apple’s event on Tuesday: A budget iPhone and more

The launch will be livestreamed from Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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Elon Musk warns to use Starlink 'with caution' in Ukraine

As a non-Russian communications system, the Starlink satellite internet service has a "high" probability of being targeted during the ongoing Russian invasion, Musk said.

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Hidden iPhone trick lets you take photos without even touching your phone

If you're looking to get the most out of your iPhone, there's a great iPhone trick that will allow you to take a picture without even touching your device.

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Twitter officially launches labels to identify the ‘good bots’ | TechCrunch

Twitter last fall introduced a new label that would allow what it calls the “good bots” on its service to identify themselves. While the word “bot” can often have a negative connotation, Twitter noted there were useful bots, too, which were automatically

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Amazon's New A.I. Tool Will Launch for the Super Bowl, But It Could Change Much More Than Football

Artificial intelligence technology that can measure quarterback play is expected to have applications across a variety of workplaces.

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Scientists are developing interactive holograms you can touch and feel

An immersive, realistic 3D holographic projection of a complete environment that you could interact with and even touch may soon be here.

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How to Fix Your iPhone (2022): Simple Solutions for Common iPhone Problems | WIRED

Battery not holding a charge? Wi-Fi woes? We break down ways to solve almost any issue you can think of.

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Simple trick makes your iPhone lightning-fast again if it’s been slowing down lately

If your iPhone has been running slower than usual, this tip could help improve your iPhone speed drastically.

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Foldable iPhone in the works, but no release date coming soon

According to a leaker, Apple is working on foldable iPhone prototypes, but a release date could still be years away.

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The Best New Apple Products We're Expecting this Year

All the rumors that are already swirling about the Cupertino company's upcoming 2022 releases. 

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Data labeling will fuel the AI revolution | VentureBeat

Labeling data for AI using the right techniques helps companies make better decisions and has a measurable impact on business success.

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You're likely being tracked by Google. Turn off these settings to stop it - CNET

Google stores your location and data history when you use any of its apps. We'll show you how to turn off tracking for good.

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Miffed security researcher finds way to get Apple talking, drops three iOS vulnerabilities

Almost six months after reporting the first vulnerability to Apple, a security researcher has gone public to reopen lines of communication with Apple.

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Here's the Best Way to Transfer Data From Your Old iPhone to a New iPhone 13

If you've got a new iPhone 13 to replace your current iPhone, there are a few ways you can migrate your data across to the new device. You can...

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8 last-minute iPhone 13 leaks that just spoiled Apple's California streaming event

On the eve of Apple’s iPhone 13 event, is there anything we don’t already know? New leaks just gave us even more details on the cameras, storage (1TB!), and more.

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There's a hidden iPhone app that doesn't appear on your home screen

Did you know the iPhone has a code scanner? It's a secret app in iOS 14 and iOS 15, and we'll show you how to find it on your iPhone now.

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Everything New in iOS 15 Beta 3: New Safari Search, Address Bar Relocation and Reload

Apple today released the third betas of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, and the company is continuing to refine the suite of new features that are coming in...

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Here's Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, new Health app and privacy features, and much, much more.

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iOS 14.6 brings new tricks. Here are all the best iPhone and iPad features to try

Apple just released iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6, which boosts an already great bundle of tricks with even more features for your iPhone and iPad.

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Stop Calling the iPad Pro a Laptop Replacement. It's Much More Than That

The 2021 iPad Pro finally answers the question of whether it can replace your laptop, but the answer might not be what you think.

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Researchers Create Free-Floating Animated Holograms That Bring Us One Step Closer to Star Trek's Holodecks

Back in 2018, researchers from Brigham Young University demonstrated a device called an Optical Trap Display that used lasers to create free-floating holographic images that don’t need a display. That same team is now demonstrating a new technique that al

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Why Almost No One Is Getting the Fastest Form of 5G

A new report shows that US mobile customers are tapping into the technology’s speediest networks less than 1 percent of the time.

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iOS 14.5 arrives this week. 2 reasons you should wait to update your iPhone or iPad

Being an early adopter of iOS 14.5 or any new software doesn't always pay off. Here's what you need to know.

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Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Spring Loaded’ event today

It’s Apple event day! From tweaks to the Apple Card to all new iMacs and iPads, Apple crammed this one-hour event with news. Don’t have time to sit down and click through every last announcement? We’ve slimmed it down to just the key points for maximum sk

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Here’s why iPhone 11 owners should download iOS 14.5 as soon they can

Apple’s iOS update output has increased substantially in recent years, with four major updates coming to iOS 11, five to iOS 12, and seven to iOS 13. We’re now four updates into iOS 14,…

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A huge new hacking threat was just discovered

"You have the watches," goes a famous quote with different variations throughout history but most recently attributed to a captured Taliban commander, "but we have the time.

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Apple employees knew that if Steve Jobs turned off his iPhone, it meant one thing – BGR

Most of us, when we think of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, probably fixate on the stereotype of him as a detail-obsessed quasi-workaholic, whose near-mania when it came to the seemingly tiniest details brought about world-changing products like the iP

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Google AI manager resigns following controversial firings of two top researchers - The Verge

Samy Bengio is quitting just months after star AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru was fired. Her co-lead on the ethical AI team, Margaret Mitchell, was terminated in February.

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Here’s more fodder for the Apple vs. Android debate – BGR

Ahead of Apple CEO Tim Cook participating in an interview with The New York Times' Kara Swisher released on Monday -- an interview which generated tons of news headlines, thanks to Cook discussing everything from Facebook to Parler, Elon Musk, privacy, iO

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iPhone 13 is going to be worth the wait: All the major upgrades we're looking forward to

There's a lot of iPhone 13 speculation already, and if Apple delivers on these rumored features, we're in for a treat.

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iOS 14.5 brings new Siri voices to your iPhone and iPad. Here's how you can use them

Tired of talking to the same ol' Siri? iOS 14.5 gives you more options for a total of four.

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Hidden iPhone Tips and Tricks That Will Make You an iOS Expert

Apple's iOS is a pretty user-friendly mobile operating system, but there's plenty of hidden power under the hood. These tips will help you become a true iPhone guru.

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Zoom Escaper lets you sabotage your own meetings with audio problems, crying babies, and more - The Verge

Had enough Zoom meetings? Free app Zoom Escaper will help you self-sabotage your next video call with audio problems and sound effects. Choose from crying babies, construction noises, unwanted echoes, and more to gift yourself with a reason to drop the ca

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Apple must face consumer privacy lawsuit in open court, judge rules

Apple has been denied an effort to move a consumer privacy lawsuit to private arbitration today. The case involves customer complaints against Apple and T-Mobile over iMessage and FaceTime not being as secure as they’re marketed. Reported by Bloomberg, th

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Apple releases important iPhone, iPad, Mac and Watch security patches | TechCrunch

The tech giant said the security updates are "important" and are "recommended for all users."

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How to Delete Your Old Online Accounts (and Why You Should)

You’ve probably signed up for a lot of online services that you no longer use. Most of those accounts probably still exist, and they likely contain a mix of your personal data, identity details, and credit card numbers. Don’t leave juicy targets lying aro

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Voice assistants enable enterprise automation, CRM, and data intelligence | VentureBeat

During the pandemic, enterprise users are increasingly adopting voice assistant technologies to accelerate workloads.

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Facebook will pay $650 million to settle class action suit centered on Illinois privacy law | TechCrunch

Facebook was ordered to pay $650 million Friday for running afoul of an Illinois law designed to protect the state’s residents from invasive privacy practices. That law, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), is a powerful state measure that’s trip

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Microsoft: Now you can turn a Word doc into a visual PowerPoint presentation

Microsoft's AI can turn your text-based Word document into an online PowerPoint presentation with images.

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How to stop your emails from being tracked - The Verge

One of the basic steps you can take to avoid trackers is to stop your email from automatically loading images since that’s where the majority of these pixels hide.

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The best features to look forward to in Apple’s iOS 14.5 update

Apple is introducing exciting new features with iOS 14.5 including Face ID compatibility while wearning a mask and default music service choice for Siri

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The Best VPNs to Protect Yourself Online

A VPN won’t solve all of your privacy problems, but it can help make you a less tempting target for hackers.

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Apple’s next iOS 14 beta will begin forcing developers to ask for permission to track you - The Verge

Apple’s planned privacy feature requiring developers ask iOS device owners for permission to track them for ad targeting is at last going live in the next iOS 14 beta, with a planned full release some time this spring for non-beta users. Called App Tracki

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Apple faces yet another lawsuit over throttling iPhones - The Verge

A consumer advocacy group in Europe has filed the latest lawsuit against Apple saying the company intentionally throttled older iPhones in Italy. The suit seeks €60 million in compensation, about €60 per device.

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Facebook spent more on lobbying than any other Big Tech company in 2020

Tech companies disclosed their lobbying spending for the fourth quarter late Thursday night, revealing big swings in spending from 2019 to 2020.

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YouTube launches hashtag landing pages to all users | TechCrunch

YouTube is embracing the hashtag. The company has been quietly working on a new feature that allows users to better discover content using hashtags — either by clicking on a hashtag on YouTube or by typing in a hashtag link directly. Before, these actions

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Yes, You Can Still Use WhatsApp—But Change These 3 Critical Settings First

While you don't need to quit WhatsApp—you do need to make these changes now...

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Your phone’s home screen can hold more than just apps. Here’s what else you should add.

You spend a lot of each day staring at your phone's home screen, so it better be a good one.

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'TV Remote' turns your iPhone into a universal control for TVs

TV Remote app lets you use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sharp, and more.

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Apple’s entire iPhone 13 lineup might get a massive camera upgrade

The iPhone 13 leaks are already piling up even though the new year has barely begun, with the latest report suggesting that Apple is giving the camera a big upgrade across the entire iPhone 13 lineup.

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Apple car will launch later than we thought, report claims

A new report Apple might not launch its rumored electric, self-driving car before 2025-2027, and possibly even later than that.

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There Are Thousands More SolarWinds Hacks Waiting to Happen

The recent SolarWinds hack represents several massive failures of leadership, policy, and cybersecurity procedure and is a warning that the worst may be yet to come.

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Apple’s Massive iPhone 13 Upgrades Suddenly Confirmed

New changes Apple's next-generation iPhones have been revealed, and you will like them a lot...

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iOS 14 problems: here's how to fix the most common iPhone glitches in iOS 14.2

iOS 14 introduced a ton of new features, and a bunch of gnarly bugs, too – here's all the problems we've seen, along with any fixes or workarounds to solve them.

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Apple might have one final hardware surprise in store for 2020 – BGR

Apple might be preparing to announce a new product on Tuesday, December 8th. A leaked memo reveals that Apple is telling technicians to prepare for AppleCare-related changes next Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. PT. Apple last this request right before the iPhone 12

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Here are the best AirPods deals you can get right now - The Verge

If you’re looking for a deal on AirPods, be it the second-generation AirPods with a wireless charging case or Apple’s AirPods Pro truly wireless earbuds with noise cancellation, we’ve pulled together the best sale prices.

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If you see your password on this list, change it as soon as possible – BGR

NordPass released a list of the 200 most common passwords of the year 2020 this week. Most of the passwords on this list also appeared on the 2019 list, and a vast majority of them can be cracked by a hacker in less than a second.

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RIP Google Music, one of the company’s last examples of generosity | TechCrunch

Google Music is dead, and with it one of the few remaining connections I have to the company that doesn’t feel like a gun to my head. The service, now merged haphazardly with YouTube Music, recalled the early days of Google, when they sometimes just made

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Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emoji and wallpapers, HomePod Intercom support, more

After releasing the Release Candidate version last week, iOS 14.2 is now available to all iPhone users. Apple has also released iPadOS 14.2 as well as iOS 12.4.9 for older devices. iOS 14.2 includes a variety of changes and new features, including over 10

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The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2021

Cloud computing has been a lifeline for companies during the global pandemic in 2020. Here we look at the five most important trends in cloud computing everyone should know about.

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iPhone sales fell 20% ahead of iPhone 12 launch, but Apple isn't worried

Company executives expect dramatic increases in sales this holiday season. But questions remain about the impact the coronavirus might have.

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Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop | TechCrunch

Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial Times. That would be a move ripe with irony as the push

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iPhone 12 vs. Pro and Pro Max: The features that might convince you to go Pro

Do you really need an iPhone 12 "Pro" model or is the regular iPhone 12 enough?

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The HomePod Mini fail: How Apple got almost everything wrong

If Apple wants me to replace all of my speakers, it needs to offer a complete entertainment system package, not just a connected speaker for listening to music. Apple TV, where are you?

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Here’s everything Apple announced at its “Hi, Speed” iPhone event today | TechCrunch

Just shy of one month after their last event, Apple was back today with another one. Everyone had a pretty good feeling this would be the one where they announced this year’s new iPhone… instead, Apple announced four new iPhones, plus a new HomePod for go

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The Surprising Link Between Star Wars' Stormtroopers and Apple's Earbuds

Apple’s sleek white earbuds look suspiciously similar to Star Wars' stormtrooper uniforms—and it’s not a coincidence.

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Amazon’s 5 best Apple deals ahead of tomorrow’s iPhone 12 event – BGR

After a delay of about a month, Apple will finally take the wraps off its new iPhone 12 series lineup on Tuesday. Amazon is hosting several big Apple sales ahead of tomorrow's event. Highlights include AirPods Pro for $199, AirPods 2 for $124.

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The 7 biggest announcements from Google’s Pixel 5 event - The Verge

Google just wrapped up its hardware event where it debuted the Pixel 5, the Pixel 4A 5G, a new Chromecast with the Google TV interface, and the Nest Audio speaker. Here are all of the big moments you might have missed.

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Apple Watch Series 6 review – TechCrunch

When it comes to smartwatches, it’s Apple against the world. It’s not that there aren’t plenty of other products to choose from — it’s more that the company has just utterly dominated the space to such a point that any other device is relegated

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Scientists found a way to detect coronavirus infections in 10 seconds – BGR

Coronavirus testing is done using PCR tests that analyze the contents of a nasal swab, making screening campaigns cumbersome in certain situations. Researchers have found a way to improve the time it takes to detect COVID-19 patients: Dogs trained to snif

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Apple Buys Startup That Creates Radio-Like Stations for Podcasts

Apple Inc. acquired a startup that makes listening to podcasts more like tuning into radio stations, seeking to improve its service amid growing competition from Spotify Technology SA.

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How to make the most of iOS 14 widgets and iPhone home screen customization | TechCrunch

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iOS 14: What developers need to know | VentureBeat

Not sure what to expect when iOS 14 releases, or what you and your team should be doing to prepare? This guide will help game studios prepare.

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Apple’s new App Store rules carve out loopholes for xCloud, Stadia, and more - The Verge

Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, adding new clarifications as to whether streaming game services like xCloud and Stadia are allowed, along with new rules for in-app purchases for email services like Hey and digital fitness classes.

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The 11 Best New Features in Android 11

Google's newest version of its mobile operating system adds small but helpful improvements. If you have a Pixel phone, you can download it today.

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Apple to let app developers offer free or discounted subscriptions via offer codes - The Verge

Apple will soon let developers offer discounts for their apps or services via unique offer codes. Developers will be able to distribute these one-time use codes to offer free or discounted pricing for their in-app subscriptions

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Here's the Real Reason You Miss the Nokia 3310 | WIRED

The iconic mobile phone, which turns 20 years old, was an all-timer—and a reminder of less-connected times.

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Slack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

In the current age of remote working, more people are relying on team collaboration tools and Slack is one of the top services in the category. A security vulnerability in the service's desktop app, which is now fixed, could have…

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Apple Purges Thousands of Unlicensed Games from China App Store

Apple Inc. removed more than 30,000 apps, 90% of them games, from its iPhone App Store in China on Saturday, Qimai Research Institute said.

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Rapid Prototyping to Speed Up Developing Your Startup App Idea

Prototyping can de-risk product development by providing entrepreneurs with key insights to build an app that customers need and will buy.

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iPhone 12 release date, leaks, price and what we know

A new iPhone is almost here, and it's almost certainly four versions of the iPhone 12. Here's everything you need to know.

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Permission for tracking in iOS 14 creates clash with advertisers

Apple and the ad industry are once again in conflict, as ad associations object to the way iOS 14 seeks user permission for tracking ...

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Microsoft Edge completely takes over your PC on startup

Microsoft Edge seemed like a good thing originally, but now that it's rolling out widely, users are infuriated at what first happens at startup.

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The Reason Apple iPads Don't Have Calculators

Apple's iPad is a versatile computing device that has pretty much anything a user could ever want—except a standard calculator. Here's why.

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No charger or EarPods with iPhone 12, confirms reliable leaker - 9to5Mac

A leaker with a solid track-record has backed reports that the iPhone 12 will ship with no charger or EarPods, reducing costs for Apple and enabling ...

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6 truths about your phone's battery life: All about overcharging, overheating, fast charging

What does a fast charger do to your phone's battery over time? How can you help extend your battery's life? We spoke to experts. Here's what we learned.

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Former Intel engineer reveals the truth about the Mac’s switch to Apple Silicon

Apple’s long-rumored switch from Intel chips to Apple Silicon is the biggest Mac shake-up in years. Now, an Intel engineer has revealed exactly why it happened.

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iOS 14 release date, beta, features and supported iPhones | TechRadar

iOS 14 was just confirmed at WWDC 2020 – these are all the features confirmed so far.

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Spotify could be working to add music videos to its app | TechRadar

Code hidden in the current Spotify app suggests a music video feature could be on the way – but it might never see the light of day.

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Adobe Flash will finally die on December 31, 2020

There was a time when Flash made the web a more vibrant and fun place by providing easy access to games and video content. There was even a brief time

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Rumor: Apple making folding iPhone with separate but 'seamless' screens

As if a supposed leak of iPhone 12 molds today wasn’t enough, another big rumor about upcoming Apple devices has surfaced: The company apparently is apparently working on a foldable iPhone with two separate but ‘fairly continuos’ panels. The rumor comes c

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Apple Will Reveal ARM Chip Overhaul for Mac at WWDC 2020

Extensive rumors claim Apple will switch from Intel to ARM processors in its future Macs. That change now seems imminent: it will happen at WWDC in mid-June.

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Google just banned an Indian app that helps remove Chinese apps from your phone – BGR

Remove China Apps, a popular app made in India was just pulled from the Google Play Store for violating Google’s Deceptive Behavior Policy. The move is the latest episode in the escalating China vs. India conflict that included skirmishes at the Himalay

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Google to make quality of "page experience" a ranking factor in Search results

It's part of a long list of actions Google has taken to force publishers to deliver better experiences for users.

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Amazon Prime Video releases Zoom backgrounds for 'Fleabag,' 'Maisel,' and more

Amazon Prime Video created Zoom backgrounds for fan-favorite shows like "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Fleabag," and more.

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How to Use Spotify's New Group Sessions Feature | Digital Trends

Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users in the same vicinity share DJ duties for shared playlists.

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Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares - The Verge

Microsoft is adding a reply-all email storm block feature to Exchange Online and Office 365. It’s designed to stop people from replying to big email threads and clogging up inboxes and email servers.

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To fight COVID-19, your iPhone will share medical info during emergency calls

If you haven’t filled out the Health app’s Medical ID feature, there’s no better time.

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Here’s why an affordable 5G iPhone is the only right move for Apple | VentureBeat

Apple is supposedly planning an entry-level 5G iPhone at an aggressive price point. There are good reasons this should happen, and China is one of them.

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Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame | TechCrunch

We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smar

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LinkedIn has an AI to help make you better at job interviews | Engadget

If you’re searching for a job during these challenging times, LinkedIn might be able to help. Microsoft’s social network has unveiled AI-powered tools that can help you both meet potential employers and prepare for any tricky interview questions.

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The Real Reason Apple Made the iPhone SE So Cheap

Over the past few years, Apple has methodically pivoted its business strategy away from getting you to replace your iPhone as frequently as possible. Instead, it’s maximizing the money it makes in a…

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Our 14 favorite gadgets and hacks for working at home - The Verge

We asked the staff of The Verge what they’ve been using to make their work-at-home situations more practical, more pleasant, or simply more possible.

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Amazon's AI uses a microphone array to localize multiple speakers in a room | VentureBeat

A team of Amazon researchers proposes a machine learning model that's able to localize multiple sound sources from microphone data alone.

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WhatsApp will soon allow up to eight participants in a group call

WhatsApp currently allows only up to four people in a group voice or video call, but that number will soon be increased to eight.

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Apple strongly denies that iPhone Mail vulnerabilities have been exploited

A security company which discovered iPhone Mail vulnerabilities claimed that they have been 'widely exploited' in real-world attacks. Apple has now denied

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Zoom just got a killer feature to beat every video call app

Zoom calls are about to give the video conferencing service a serious edge over Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams with real-time meeting transcription.

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Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your MacBook Pro From The Left-Hand Side

A new piece of research claims that plugging in a MacBook Pro charger on the left-hand side of the device can cause the laptop to run hot, potentially affecting its performance

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WhatsApp is addressing group video-calling limitations to better compete with Zoom | VentureBeat

WhatsApp is reportedly making a number of changes to its messaging app to to assert its place as a group video-calling hub.

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AI indicates which symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19 | VentureBeat

An AI-assisted study conducted by researchers at startup Nference and the Mayo Clinic found that certain symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19.

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iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11 comparison: Which new iPhone should you buy?

Apple's iPhone SE for 2020 is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here's what you get (and don't get) for that price.

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Google is now listing COVID-19 testing centers in search results

The listings are part of a new "Testing" tab that appears in search results.

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How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer | WIRED

If you're not careful, websites can grab all kinds of permissions you don't realize or intend. Take back control in your browser.

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Is 5G Dangerous? We Asked an Expert | Digital Trends

There's plenty of consumer anxiety about radiofrequency (RF) radiation used on 5G networks. But is it based in reality? We asked experts to find out the truth.

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Apple is gathering data from Apple Maps to show how well people are social distancing

Apple said it wants to help public health authorities and governments figure out whether social distancing guidelines are being followed but that it won't infringe on any individual's privacy.

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NASA’s asteroid probe is rehearsing for its most dangerous move yet

NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is about to perform its most daring maneuver yet. In a rehearsal for the sample-gathering act planned for later this year, the spacecraft will carry out an exercise that will bring it closer to the asteroid Bennu than ever

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Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake | TechCrunch

The company said it's fixed the issue, but won't say how many users are affected.

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Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues

Zoom is giving itself 90 days to fix the problems that have been raised recently

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14 hidden iPhone and iPad gems: Screenshots, trackpad, better battery charging

Apple's lesser-known features like improved screenshots and a new volume indicator that make the iPhone and iPad infinitely appealing.

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Zoom's iOS app is sending your data to Facebook, because privacy is a myth

Zoom’s video conferencing app has grown more popular than ever lately, while people are staying home to flatten the curve. But you should know that there’s a major privacy concern with the service. Last night, Vice reported that Zoom‘s iOS app is nonconse

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The new iPad Pro isn’t a laptop replacement. It’s better than that

This new batch of iPad Pros finally shows that the tablet approaching its full potential

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The CDC launches a ‘coronavirus self-checker’ bot called Clara for people in the United States | TechCrunch

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a bot over the weekend to help people make decisions about what to do if they have potential symptoms of COVID-19. Called Clara, the “coronavirus self-checker” was created in partnership with

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6 Amazon Echo settings you won't regret changing

Whether you've had your Amazon Echo for days, months or years, you'll want to update these settings right now.

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Twitter makes working from home mandatory for employees around the world in response to COVID-19 | TechCrunch

After “strongly encouraging” it earlier this month, Twitter said today that working from home is now mandatory for all employees around the world due to COVID-19 concerns. In announcement, the company said “we understand this is an unprecedented step, but

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SXSW Lays Off a Third of Its Staff After Coronavirus Cancellation

The cancellation of this year’s annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, due to the global coronavirus pandemic has hit its organizing body hard, with dozens of employees let go on Monday.

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SXSW canceled due to coronavirus after Austin declares ‘local disaster’

SXSW was canceled after a string of high-profile cancellations including Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

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Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours

Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets

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Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren't so common), you couldn't make your own. Today an u

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Researchers propose AI that improves the quality of any video

In a preprint paper, researchers propose an AI framework for transforming low-quality videos into high-resolution, high-framerate footage.

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Inside the Seething Boardroom Drama That Poisoned HQ Trivia

The app was America’s favorite gameshow until a toxic culture and co-founder feuding drove it off the air. Now, the CEO wants to bring it back.

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22 New Features & Changes for iPhone in iOS 13.4

So far, iOS 13's major point updates have all been pretty exciting for iPhone. We've seen iOS 13.1, 13.2, and 13.3 come and go, offering more than 60 new features and changes combined to that very first version of iOS 13. While iOS 13.3.1 was a minor upda

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How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production | TechCrunch

“The Mandalorian” was a pretty good show. On that most people seem to agree. But while a successful live-action Star Wars TV series is important in its own right, the way this particular show was made represents a far greater change, perhaps the most impo

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The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers | WIRED

Mac malware, a Bitcoin mixer, and more of the week's top security news.

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Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums - The Verge

Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called "Other Versions."

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Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums - The Verge

Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called "Other Versions."

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    If Apple’s 5G iPhone plans are still fluid, it’s in for quite a ride

    A new report claims that Apple's still tinkering with antenna options for its 5G iPhones, which if accurate could lead to last-minute cellular speed issues.

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    iOS 13.4 May Allow iPhone, Apple Watch to Serve as Car Keys

    The CarKey API, spotted by 9to5Mac in the first iOS 13.4 beta, will allow iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use the devices as car keys for compatible vehicles.

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    This Vehicle Has No Side-View Mirrors—and It's Legal | WIRED

    Self-driving startup Nuro is the first company to win an exemption from federal safety requirements. It won't be the last.

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    How to secure your WhatsApp account from social hacking

    It’s easy to secure your WhatsApp account with a six-digit PIN, so we’d suggest setting one up as soon as you get the chance. Then, if your SMS code ever falls into the wrong hands, they won’t be able to sign in to your account.

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    6 clever Gmail tricks to cut down on regret, frustration and spam

    Gmail can help you keep both your inbox and your reputation clean by giving you control over what goes out and what comes in to your Gmail account.

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    This brilliant hidden iPhone feature shows one of iOS’s biggest advantages over Android – BGR

    Younger smartphone fans might not have even been using a cell phone long enough to realize this, but there actually was a time in the smartphone industry before Apple's iOS platform and Google's Android platform dominated the industry.

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    Behold: The foldable iPhone of your dreams

    With rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series starting to pick up, we’ve been learning new tidbits about the phones every week. We know the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPh…

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    An Apple store Genius shows how the iPad Pro can't replace a PC

    Is this truly the post-PC era? The evidence of this man's Apple store visit suggests it hasn't quite arrived yet.

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    WhatsApp hidden features: Five tricks that you must know

    WhatsApp keeps adding a bevy of features and updates to provide its customers with a smooth messaging experience.Here are some of the best and lesser-known features that you should try out now

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    Hackers Are Abusing a Bug in Firefox to Take Over Computers

    'We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw,' Mozilla said in the advisory. It's not clear how the hackers were exploiting the bug, but they likely created a malicious website to trigger the flaw.

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    TiVo gets into the streaming fight with the new $69 Stream 4K - The Verge

    TiVo’s $69.99 TiVo Stream 4K is an HDMI dongle designed to compete with products like the Fire TV, Chromecast, or Roku Streaming Stick. It’ll rely on Sling TV for a DVR feature instead of traditional cable. Otherwise, it seems like a standard Android TV s

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    The 11 Best Gadgets of 2019 to Get You Excited About 2020

    We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up

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    The Most Useful Gadgets of 2019 | ZDNet

    Usually these end of year gadget listings are dominated by expensive items such as smartphones and monster desktop PCs. This listing is different.

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    Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which service is the streaming king?

    Spotify is the undisputed king of on-demand music streaming. But Apple Music, now the most popular service in the United States, is hot on its heels. In our Apple Music versus Spotify showdown, we lay out the differences between these streaming behemoths

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    Why You Should Never Charge Your Phone in Public USB Ports Without a USB Data Blocker

    Public USB ports could be an easy way for hackers to steal your device’s passwords and other important data.

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    Not all 5G is the same. An expert breaks it down.

    With 5G wireless networks poised to start rolling out in 2020, we chatted with an expert to breakdown the confusing standards and what that means for you.

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    Every Google Assistant command to give your Nest speaker or display

    From smart speakers and displays to Android phones and even an iPhone app, Google Assistant's list of platforms and skills keeps expanding all the time.

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    Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle - The New York Times

    The “Liam Bot” teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.

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    3 new Apple Maps features you should try now -- and how to use them

    These new features help turn Apple Maps from a laughable Google Maps replacement to an app that can stand on its own.