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Apps & OS, Mobile, Smartphones

Google Fi introduces new subscription program for Pixel 4a

October 23, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Google continues to piggyback on Pixel 4a’s launch and revealed a brand new subscription program that’s now available for customers looking to buy one. Starting today, Google Fi’s new phone subscription program allows customers to get the Pixel 4a, device […]


Computing, Software & Applications

An ed-tech specialist spoke out about remote testing software — and now he’s being sued

October 22, 2020

Via: The Verge

Between August 23rd and 24th, Ian Linkletter, a learning technology specialist at the University of British Columbia (UBC), made a series of tweets criticizing a software that his school uses. The software was called Proctorio, an online test-proctoring tool that […]


Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Microsoft adds new Xbox touch controls to 10 xCloud games

October 22, 2020

Via: The Verge

Microsoft is bringing Xbox touch controls to 10 games on its xCloud game streaming service today. xCloud launched last month with just Minecraft Dungeons supporting these new touch controls, but the list now includes big names like Streets of Rage […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Chrome bug meant browser didn’t respect user requests to delete Google site data

October 21, 2020

Via: The Verge

If you ask Chrome to delete all cookies and site data whenever you quit the browser, it’s reasonable to expect that this policy applies to all websites. Recently, though, a bug in the browser meant data wasn’t being removed for […]


Mobile, Smartphones

Samsung is treating Galaxy S9 and S9+ users to their last big software update

October 19, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Commercially released more than two and a half years ago, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ were Samsung’s last S-series flagships to come with “traditional” screen bezels and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner instead of the more modern hole punch display including […]


Apps & OS, Mobile

Google Maps will show you if a place has room for social distancing and if it’s crowded

October 16, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic took over the world, Google Maps has been adding helpful updates for its users. Back in June, for example, Maps got a feature showing the crowdedness of transit areas, and just recently it got a […]


Privacy, Security

Zoom adds new security option – end-to-end encryption for meetings, starting October 19

October 15, 2020

Via: Phone Arena

In its company blog, Zoom has just announced that end-to-end encryption (E2EE) will be given as an option to both paid and free Zoom users starting October 19. The new security feature will be in a “technical preview” state within […]


Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft fixes 87 bugs in October 2020 Patch Tuesday

October 14, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Microsoft has broken its long-running streak of bumper Patch Tuesday updates with a more slimline – in comparison with recent months – October 2020 release, containing fixes for 87 vulnerabilities, 11 of them rated as critical. As ever, the October […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Cloudflare Introduces API Shield

October 14, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Cloudflare has recently introduced API Shield, a free security tool that protects API traffic against attacks designed to perform unauthorized actions or exfiltrate data. Strong client certificate-based identity is already generally available while schema validation is currently a closed beta. […]


Computing, Data Management, Software & Applications

Docker Announces Open Source Compose for AWS ECS & Microsoft ACI

October 13, 2020

Via: InfoQ

Docker announced that they are open-sourcing the code for the beta implementations of the Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) and Microsoft Azure Container Instances (ACI) Compose integrations. Further to creating an open community for developing Compose specification, this is the […]