Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Apple is dealing with another privacy mess

Apple told developers Thursday that they need to either stop using third party code that records what people do within their apps, or at the very least warn users they are being recorded. The statement followed a TechCrunch report...

Why did the price of bitcoin suddenly skyrocket?

The price of bitcoin has risen by almost 10 per cent in the last 24 hours, marking a significant change in fortunes for the world's most valuable cryptocurrency.Litecoin, ethereum and ripple were among other cryptocurrencies to see major gains,...

Instagram to remove all graphic self-harm images following death of British teeneger

The parents of Molly Russell, 14, said she committed suicide in 2017 after she viewed distressing material about depression and suicide.Her family saw the posts when they inspected her Instagram use after her death, and concluded the social media...

Skype now blurs the background to its videos

The desktop Skype client now supports blurring the background of your video calls so that all the clutter and mess that, ahem, some of us accumulate no longer needs to be broadcast to everyone you talk to.The background blurring...

Microsoft: Don’t buy Office 2019

It is rare that a company advises its customers to avoid a product that they produce.It sounds like a bad business decision, but that is exactly what Microsoft attempts to do with a series of videos that highlights why...

WhatsApp to begin blocking atlist 2 million accounts every month for sending bulk messages

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is removing at least two million accounts each month for bulk or automated behaviour and over 75 per cent of those without recent user reports.According to the company, these efforts are particularly important during elections where certain...

You now have 10 minutes to delete embarrassing text you send on facebook messenger

Last year Facebook was caught deleting already sent messages by Mark Zuckerberg on the company's Messenger platform, and it then vowed to bring this same functionality to every user of the app. This has now finally happened. A new...

Can’t connect to Windows Update? Don’t worry You’re not alone

If you're experiencing problems downloading updates from Windows Update, don't worry -- it's not just you.Windows 10 users started to complain about problems with Windows Update last week after their computers displayed the message "We couldn't connect to the...

Uber is now using boats to beat Mumbai’s horrible traffic

Uber is offering a new way to beat traffic jams in one of the world's most congested cities — speedboats.The ride-hailing company launched its Uber Boat service in India's financial capital, Mumbai, on Sunday. Uber customers can now book...

Microsoft’s Xbox ad was the best thing about the Super Bowl

https://youtu.be/_YISTzpLXCYAfter the Gillette ad "controversy" late last year, where a certain subset of men got irrationally angry at a razor commercial, a friend of mine said something that stuck with me. He said, if you feel any sort of...

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