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Google is using AI to help The New York Times digitize 5 million historical photos - The Verge
The New York Times doesn’t keep bodies in its “morgue” — it keeps pictures. In a basement under its Times Square offices, stuffed into cabinets and drawers, the Times stores between 5 million and 7 million images, along with information about when t…
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Google health initiative in the works, organizing AI, Nest, & Fit - 9to5Google
Despite its machine learning prowess and massive consumer reach, Google has yet to launch major health products. However, the interest is there, with the company today appointing the former CEO of a health care system to lead and organize various te…
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 mobile app for its DNS service | Android Central
Cloudflare launched its 1.1.1.1 DNS service a few months ago — on April Fool's, of all days — with a focus on privacy and speed. Cloudflare put its mobile app into beta a month ago, and now — on 11.11 — it's releasing the 1.1.1. via Pocket
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 app speeds up iPhone internet access | Cult of Mac
A new application has the potential to speed up internet access on your iPhone. And Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1 app certainly makes everything you do online more private. What it’s doing is a bit technical, but we’ll do our best to explain the benefits wit…
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Google open-sources AI that can distinguish between voices with 92% accuracy | VentureBeat
Diarization — the process of partitioning out a speech sample into distinctive, homogeneous segments according to who said what, when — doesn’t come as easy to machines as it does to humans, and training a machine learning algorithm to perform it is…
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
First Alert's Safe & Sound HomeKit smoke alarm adds Alexa Calling & Messaging features, more - 9to5Mac
(Aurora, Ill.) November 13, 2018 – Your family’s new best friend is getting even smarter. The Onelink Safe & Sound by First Alert, the first smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm with a superior home speaker and enabled Amazon Alexa, is now equipped …
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Google's Project Fi to Offer a Free VPN for Your Phone
Google is adding a new privacy perk to its Project Fi cellular service: a free VPN. The VPN will encrypt all the internet traffic streaming through Project Fi phones over Wi-Fi and cellular connections. The beta service will start rolling out to cus…
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
OWC announces new Thunderbolt 3 dock with 85W charging, dedicated USB-C port and microSD slot - 9to5Mac
OtherWorld Computing has announced a new upgraded model of its Thunderbolt 3 dock. The new dock features 14 ports of connectivity, including max 85 watt charging over Thunderbolt 3, which means it can fully charge a MacBook Pro — and provide various…
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Mickey Mouse iPhone case lineup comes to Otterbox
In honor of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary this month, Otterbox has released a new collection of iPhone cases with several different designs of the iconic character. Read on for a full look at the new Mickey Mouse iPhone case series. via Pocket
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Enhance Your 4K TV Experience With DreamScreen Lighting | The Daily Caller
Most people automatically think that the most cinematic experience they can have with their 4K TV is to turn all the lights off and close the drapes. Naturally, you don’t want light streaming in from outside sources to cause glare & distraction, but…
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Stream Music From Your Wrist With Spotify's New Apple Watch App
Good news for Spotify users with an Apple Watch: You can now control the music-streaming service right from your wrist. Following rumors earlier this month that it was testing an Apple Watch app, Spotify has officially launched one. via Pocket
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17 hours ago by evansthompson
Review: Lifeprint's Harry Potter Printer Lets You Print Photos That Come to Life Using Augmented Reality - MacRumors
Lifeprint recently came out with its newest product, the Harry Potter Magic Photo and Video Printer, a Harry Potter-themed version of its standard Lifeprint photo printer that connects to the iPhone. via Pocket
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Thanks to troves of audience data, Roku is moving from tech provider to media company - Digiday
Roku is best known for its video streaming hardware, but it’s the data that the company collects from its 21 million registered users that will fuel the company’s growing advertising ambitions. via Pocket
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4 days ago by evansthompson
Bathroom Accessories and Grooming Tools We Love: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
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5 days ago by evansthompson
The complete list of Google Home commands so far - CNET
The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube or Netflix and more…
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5 days ago by evansthompson
Twitter’s lax account security should give pause to online activists - The Verge
The Interface is a daily column about the intersection of social media and democracy. Subscribe to the newsletter here. One reason I write this newsletter about social networks is to cover the new and exotic methods that state actors employ to bend …
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5 days ago by evansthompson
Human curation of Apple News stops it being 'total crazy land' - 9to5Mac
Apple has for the first time allowed a reporter to cover the human curation process used to pick which news stories are included – and featured – in the Apple News app. The Cupertino company is unusual in having people, not algorithms, pick its top …
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5 days ago by evansthompson
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Apple's iOS 12.1 update arrives today iPhones and iPads, the same day the company announced its newest iPads and Macs. With iOS 12.1 you'll be able to video chat with up to 32 of your closest friends using Apple's Group FaceTime. via Pocket
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5 days ago by evansthompson
Apple’s TV subscription service starts in 2019 to compete with Netflix, Amazon | Ars Technica
We may be only a few months away from an Apple TV subscription service launch. According to a report by The Information, Apple plans to launch its TV subscription service in the US in the first half of 2019. via Pocket
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5 days ago by evansthompson
Apple adds AirPlay 2 receivers category to HomeKit accessories list - 9to5Mac
Apple has expanded its list of HomeKit categories with a new entry: AirPlay 2 receivers. via Pocket
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5 days ago by evansthompson
How to Use Your Favorite Music App Inside Google Maps | PCMag.com
Using your phone to navigate and play music when you're driving are both common activities, but each app demands your complete attention. It's distracting, dangerous, and in many states illegal to fiddle with your phone when you're behind the wheel.…
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5 days ago by evansthompson
iOS 12.1: 4 Brilliant iOS Shortcuts to Get More Out of Music and Videos | Inverse
Apple’s first big patch for its next-generation mobile software, iOS 12.1 rolled out on Wednesday. And while the big draw was GroupFace Time, there were some other noteworthy upgrades as well, including new emojis and improvements to the Shortcuts s…
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5 days ago by evansthompson
iFixit releases fun x-ray and internal wallpapers for iPhone XR, XS available too - 9to5Mac
After completing its full teardown of the iPhone XR last week, iFixit has today shared some cool new internal and x-ray iPhone wallpapers. Hit the jump to grab the new wallpapers for iPhone XR in two colors as well as a cool x-ray wallpaper. These a…
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5 days ago by evansthompson
TwelveSouth put a wireless charger in a picture frame – TechCrunch
TwelveSouth is one of the most innovative Mac accessory companies out there. From its PlugBug adapter to the AirFly bluetooth headphone receiver, the company makes clever, well-produced products. But the PowerPic — I dunno, man. I’m sure the build q…
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6 days ago by evansthompson
Beamforming tech may create reversible Apple headphones - 9to5Mac
One of the key features of Apple’s HomePod speaker is the beamforming technology used to adjust the sound output to the shape of the room, and using those same microphones for a neat Siri trick. via Pocket
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6 days ago by evansthompson
SpaceX wants to fly some internet satellites closer to Earth - The Verge
SpaceX is revising its satellite internet initiative, Starlink, and it now hopes to operate some of its spacecraft at a lower altitude than originally planned. via Pocket
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6 days ago by evansthompson
Seven New First-Party Complications Coming Soon to Infograph Watch Faces on Apple Watch Series 4
watchOS 5.1.1, which was released on Monday to fix issues that were causing some Apple Watch Models to be bricked, offers a peek at some new Apple complications for the Apple Watch Series 4. 9to5Mac: With iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Dropbox introduces Extensions for deeper integration with third-party tools – TechCrunch
Dropbox has had APIs for years that enable companies to tap into content stored in their repositories, and they have had partnerships with large vendors like Adobe, Google, Autodesk and Microsoft. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Apple Reportedly Cancels Plans for Major iPhone XR Ramp - ExtremeTech
There are reports that Apple has pulled back plans for a major iPhone XR capacity boost, with Foxconn and Pegatron planning to deploy fewer manufacturing lines for Apple’s cheapest premium phone. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Dropbox Extensions arrive to enhance third-party integrations with Adobe, Autodesk, Vimeo, DocuSign, more - 9to5Mac
Dropbox is out today with news that it is refreshing its third-party software integration program with new capabilities and partnerships. Dropbox Extensions will offer new features along with integration from big names like Adobe, Autodesk, Vimeo, D…
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7 days ago by evansthompson
The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof – TechCrunch
The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis model, and now the mid-range Paperwhite is getting a little love. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Flickr says it won’t delete Creative Commons photos – TechCrunch
Flickr will spare both the Flickr Commons and Creative Commons photos from deletion, the now SmugMug-owned company announced today. However, its new storage limitations on free accounts may impact its use as a home for photos with a Creative Commons…
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass | Ars Technica
Rejoice, llama-whipping fans, a new version of Winamp is set to be released in 2019, according to a Monday report by TechCrunch. AudioValley, Radionomy's parent company, did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Netflix vs. Disney: the golden age of streaming could be coming to an end - The Verge
Big media companies are getting a lot bigger. AT&T and Time Warner are in the process of merging, despite the Department of Justice’s best efforts, and Disney finally beat out Comcast for control of 21st Century Fox. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Bloomberg spy chip claims are impossible Apple, says analysis - 9to5Mac
A tech consultant and journalist specializing in server hardware says that some of the Bloomberg spy chip claims are completely implausible, while others are simply impossible. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
How Net Neutrality Repeal Is Fueling VPN Adoption | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
The FCC's rollback of net neutrality rules has sparked an ongoing battle over the future of the internet. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Commentary: California’s Data Privacy Law Is a Bad Idea | Fortune
When the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2016, many in the technology industry saw it as just the first of many such data privacy laws to come. They were right. And, as a result, we may be on the brink of a co…
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Non-Payment/Non-Delivery Is the Top Cybercrime, Not Data Breaches | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released a report this year on all the cybercrime reported to it in 2017. via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Google's Upcoming 'Night Sight' Mode for Pixel Phones Captures Remarkable Low-Light Photos - MacRumors
At a media event in New York City earlier this month, Google previewed a new low-light camera feature called "Night Sight" that uses machine learning to choose the right colors based on the content of the image. The result is much brighter photos in…
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7 days ago by evansthompson
Shazam Informing Users About Apple Acquisition, Account Data Now Aligned With Apple's Privacy Policy - MacRumors
Nearly one year after Apple announced its acquisition of music recognition service Shazam, and one month since the acquisition was completed, Shazam has now begun informing users of Apple's plans with their data (via iGeneration). via Pocket
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7 days ago by evansthompson
10 Cheap Camera Accessories We Can't Live Without | Digital Trends
Photography is an expensive hobby. Don’t pay close attention, and suddenly you will find you have maxed out your credit card (or two) with thousands of dollars in cameras, lenses, lighting, and other gear. via Pocket
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10 days ago by evansthompson
SpaceX Starlink: Everything You Need to Know | Digital Trends
Unless you’ve been living in a technological black hole for the last few years, you’ve probably heard of Elon Musk, and read stories about his ambitious ideas and startups. via Pocket
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10 days ago by evansthompson
Seven new Apple app complications coming soon to Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4 - 9to5Mac
watchOS 5.1.1 was pushed out earlier today following a spate of bricked Watches last week for some devices updating to watchOS 5.1. However, it looks like this update has also tipped the hat on a few upcoming goodies for Series 4 owners. With iOS 12…
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10 days ago by evansthompson
Here's a test print to make sure your 3D printer is calibrated and in good condition / Boing Boing
Autodesk and Kickstarter have teamed up to create a downloadable test model that owners of 3D printers can download and print to make sure their 3D printer is in proper working order. via Pocket
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Alexa will let you know when your favorite artist drops new music - CNET
Now you can stay up-to-date with your favorite bands and musicians, with help from Alexa. On Friday, Amazon Music announced its New Release Notifications feature, which lets you follow a musician or band and then get a notification every time that a…
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Sonos Delays Google Assistant Integration Until 2019 | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
Bad news for those with Sonos speakers. The Google Assistant won't be available on your devices until next year. Sonos had originally planned to integrate Google's voice assistant with its smart speakers some time in 2018. But on Thursday, the vendo…
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12 days ago by evansthompson
Apple Watch ECG will be limited by system region settings, can be changed to enable use outside US - 9to5Mac
One of the new features of Apple Watch Series 4 is the ability to take an Electrocardiogram of the user’s heart through a series of new sensors on the back of the device and on the revised digital crown. via Pocket
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14 days ago by evansthompson
Flickr will end 1TB of free storage and limit free users to 1,000 photos - The Verge
Flickr was purchased in April by professional photo hosting service SmugMug, and today, the first major changes under the new ownership have been announced. via Pocket
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14 days ago by evansthompson
Why a Helium Leak Disabled Every iPhone in a Medical Facility - Motherboard
An IT worker at a medical facility made a remarkable discovery about iPhones and Apple watches earlier this month, after a freshly installed MRI machine appeared to disable every iOS device in the hospital. via Pocket
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14 days ago by evansthompson
Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone – TechCrunch
Apple’s newest MacBooks include a new feature that makes it far more difficult for hackers or spies to eavesdrop on your microphone. via Pocket
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14 days ago by evansthompson
Kepler telescope dead after finding thousands of worlds
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary. Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope’s demise Tuesday. via Pocket
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14 days ago by evansthompson
Malware Has a New Way to Hide on Your Mac | WIRED
Malware on Apple's MacBook and iMac lines is more prevalent than some users realize; it can even hide in Apple's curated Mac App Store. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
The Series 5 YubiKey Will Help Kill the Password | WIRED
By now it's hopefully been drilled into you to enable two-factor authentication on your online accounts, giving you more protection than a password alone. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
Fitbit Charge 3 Review - Best New Features of the $150 Tracker
After spending the better part of two years breaking into the smartwatch space, Fitbit went back to basics with its latest release, the $150 Charge 3. After wearing the device for roughly a week, it's clear that the new activity tracker is the best …
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19 days ago by evansthompson
Kuo: iPhone XR demand stronger than iPhone 8 cycle in China, as domestic manufacturers falter - 9to5Mac
Ming-Chi Kuo has today released a report that is good news for Apple. The first week of October is a national holiday in China. Kuo is reporting that most domestic phone manufacturers saw sales fall year-over-year during Golden Week. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
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If you're in the market for an Apple Watch Series 4, chances are you've already heard about its new EKG feature and fall detection, but hopefully you won't have to use those two features on a daily basis. What you may get more use out of regularly a…
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19 days ago by evansthompson
How to Protect Your iCloud Account | Digital Trends
If you haven’t heard, iCloud security is a hot topic these days. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
Alexa's Whisper Mode is now available, but you have to turn it on
One of my few remaining complaints with my Google Home is that it responds to questions at whatever the current volume is. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
The Apple Watch Is the Best Smartwatch for iPhone Owners: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
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19 days ago by evansthompson
You can now get Alexa to use its inside voice with Whisper Mode - The Verge
Amazon’s Alexa is getting Whisper Mode today, so everyone can start using their indoor voices. The feature, which allows the voice assistant to receive whisper commands and whisper back in reply, is now rolling out to users in the US, but it’s curre…
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19 days ago by evansthompson
iPhone XR reviews: the best of iPhone XS with a couple compromises, beats Max battery life - 9to5Mac
Update: Apple has rounded up some of its favorite iPhone XR reviews here. The iPhone XR launches this Friday from $749, in six beautiful colors: black, white, blue, red, coral and yellow. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
The Best iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, and X Cases for 2018: Reviews by Wirecutter | A New York Times Company
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19 days ago by evansthompson
Windows Defender becomes first antivirus to run inside a sandbox | ZDNet
Microsoft announced today that Windows Defender is the first antivirus to gain the ability to run inside a sandbox environment. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
Tesla Model 3 production reportedly under investigation by the FBI - The Verge
Federal investigators are probing whether Tesla misstated information about production of its Model 3 electric sedans and misled investors about the company’s business, according to The Wall Street Journal. via Pocket
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19 days ago by evansthompson
Trump just appointed himself the White House's top AI adviser
The White House last week proudly announced the formation of a committee to advise the president and Federal government on AI. It’s a shame that it’s a total sham. Sure, the US is forming the committee, that part’s real. via Pocket
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Mobile app data sharing 'out of control' - BBC News
Data harvesting and sharing by mobile apps is "out of control", University of Oxford researchers have warned. Nearly 90% of free apps on the Google Play store share data with Google parent company Alphabet, the Financial Times reported. via Pocket
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Pixel 3 Features: Google's A.I Will Simplify Your Life in 5 Incredible Ways | Inverse
Google’s annual hardware launch introduced the company’s new flagship Pixel 3 smartphones. Even though this could be considered one of the most heavily leaked handset launches in recent memory, the artificial intelligence capabilities that power the…
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Should you buy the Apple Watch Nike+ Series 4 instead of the standard model?
Last year's Nike+ Apple Watch Series 3 wasn't much different from the standard version making it a bit tough to choose between the two models. This year, with the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 4, AppleInsider shows you everything that's dif…
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Best Camera Apps For iPhone: 14 Of The Best Camera Apps Compared
Are you still using your iPhone’s native camera app? If so, you could be missing out. In this article we’ll compare fourteen of the best camera apps for iPhone for you. Each offers something more than the native camera app, improved features or a mo…
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Google Wallpapers update delivers a new bunch of delightful backgrounds
We wrote about Google Pixel 3 wallpapers recently and you all seemed to enjoy them, so here are some more backgrounds for ya. Google has updated its dedicated Wallpapers app with a feast of new images (via PhoneArena), and you can get them on any An…
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Face off! Developers cook up custom Apple Watch faces | Cult of Mac
The pressure is building on Apple to finally add third-party clockfaces to the Apple Watch after a couple of developers have shown how easily they can be made. Custom watch faces have been the most requested feature for the Apple Watch since the ori…
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Zyl is now a nostalgia-powered photo app – TechCrunch
AI-powered photo management app Zyl is going back to the drawing board with a streamlined, more efficient redesign. The app is now focused on one thing only — resurfacing your old memories. Taking photos on a smartphone is now a daily habit. via Poc…
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21 days ago by evansthompson
The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here. via Pocket
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21 days ago by evansthompson
iPhone XS Max easily outlasts rivals in new battery test
Apple promises that the iPhone XS Max delivers better battery life than any other iPhone. It also lasts longer than rival devices in between charges, according to a new battery test. Apple’s most expensive smartphone to date easily outpaces the Sony…
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21 days ago by evansthompson
Apps are using "silent notifications" to track you after you uninstall them / Boing Boing
A new generation of commercial trackers from companies like Adjust, AppsFlyer, MoEngage, Localytics, and CleverTap allow app makers like Bloomberg, T-Mobile US, Spotify Technology, and Yelp to covertly track when you've uninstalled apps: the tracker…
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22 days ago by evansthompson
Pixel phones can use Wear OS smartwatches as a camera viewfinder - The Verge
The new Google Camera app for Pixel 3 phones touts a lot of widely publicized features like the wide-angle selfie camera and updated AR stickers, but another lesser-known feature is that it can add a remote viewfinder to any smartwatch running Wear …
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22 days ago by evansthompson
Apple refuses to give up on AirPower wireless charger | Cult of Mac
Over a year ago, Apple announced AirPower, an accessory that’ll wirelessly charge three devices at once. It has yet to be released, but there’s definite evidence the project hasn’t been abandoned. The documentation for the new iPhone XR makes a clea…
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22 days ago by evansthompson
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
The second edition of Microsoft's Surface Laptop is similar to the first, and that's not a bad thing at all. This 13.5-inch touch-screen laptop is a sleek, minimalist machine with an Alcantara keyboard that's nice to look at and touch. via Pocket
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22 days ago by evansthompson
Trump begs big tech for free labor to avoid federal hirings
The White House wants the nation’s big tech companies to make it easier for employees to do a civic “tour of duty” with the government. Another way of putting it: the President needs to bring in temps now that his plan to cheat Federal workers out o…
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