Monthly Archives : January 2017

Consumer Reports now says the new MacBook Pro’s battery life is awesome

After Apple released a fix for the battery issue that caused Consumer Reports‘ MacBook battery tests to go crazy, the organization now recommends Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pros — just like all MacBooks that came before them. The issue originally caused…

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Google’s biggest Android problem is also ruining emoji

Want to use that new selfie emoji? How about the facepalm or avocado? If you’re on Android, or texting someone who is, there’s a good chance those new characters aren’t working. That’s because Google, like Apple, ties emoji updates to…

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Does WhatsApp have a backdoor in its encryption?

Neither WhatsApp nor The Guardian are having a good day. The UK-based newspaper published a scathing exclusive report early Friday morning, purporting to reveal disturbing news about the encryption used by WhatsApp’s, the Facebook-owned messaging service. Almost as soon as…

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iPhone apps should be sold outside App Store, lawsuit argues

Is Apple’s App Store a mall or the equivalent of a sole proprietor shop selling unique wares? That question appears to be at the heart of a now revived lawsuit against Apple, Pepper et al v. Apple Inc. In it,…

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Neon is an experimental web browser that’s filled with glorious content bubbles

Opera, which released its first browser in 1995, has quietly been innovating its products over the last two decades with features like built in ad-blocking and VPN. Now, the company has launched Neon, a new concept browser. “Each Opera Neon…

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7 can’t-miss apps: Duobook, Forest, AlarmMon and more

With the tech world recovering from a CES hangover, you may have missed some of this week’s best apps. Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app that…

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Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung’s next flagship phone, the Galaxy S8, will be arriving very soon. The pressure is on for the Korean electronics giant to deliver a flagship phone that not only improves on the specs of last year’s Galaxy S7 and S7…

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Reliance Jio’s new app rivals Apple’s HealthKit

India’s Reliance Jio telecom operator is offering a bouquet of apps at no charge to its subscribers, hoping to lure them away from Netflix, Apple Music and a range of other services. The company has quietly released another app, this…

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India wants more details from WhatsApp on its data sharing policy

WhatsApp won’t be able to get away with its privacy policy changes so easily in India. India’s Supreme Court today sent a notice to the central government, telecom regulator TRAI, as well as Facebook and WhatsApp to address a petition…

Comments Off on India wants more details from WhatsApp on its data sharing policy / 0 View / January 16, 2017

Microsoft launches StaffHub, a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers

Microsoft today unveiled the newest addition to its Office 365 suite with the debut of an application for shift workers and management, called StaffHub. The program is aimed at those who don’t tend to work from desktop computers and have different…

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