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Spotify tells users with ad blockers to get lost Spotify tells users with ad blockers to get lost
- February 09, 2019

Until now, listeners who broke the rules had their accounts suspended, and were sent a warning via email. Spotify has updated its Terms of Service to reflect its stance on ad-blockers. It seems as though this softer approach hasn't been enough of a deterrent for the platform, which will instead begin enforcing stricter punishments as of March 1. (more...)
Google’s Top Tips for Keeping You and Your Family Safer Online Google’s Top Tips for Keeping You and Your Family Safer Online
- February 09, 2019

Consider using a password manager , like the one built into your Chrome browser, to help you safeguard and keep track of all the passwords for your different online accounts. Google says it will only share basic information regarding the event itself. - Take the Google Security Checkup: The Security Checkup gives you personalized and actionable security recommendations that help you strengthen the security of your Google Account . (more...)
Google is using AI to eliminate 100m spam Gmail messages daily Google is using AI to eliminate 100m spam Gmail messages daily
- February 08, 2019

The company says it's using some of TensorFlow's capabilities to detect 100 million more spam emails every day. Google's AI framework TensorFlow will be trained to additionally filter Gmail inboxes, the company announced . 'Within Gmail, we're now experimenting TensorFlow in other security-related areas, such as phishing and malware, as part of our continuous efforts to keep users safe, ' Google explains on its blog. (more...)
Business Intelligence Market In-Depth Analysis & Marginal Revenue Growth 2015 Business Intelligence Market In-Depth Analysis & Marginal Revenue Growth 2015
- February 08, 2019

MarketInsightsReports has a targeted view to provide business insights and consulting to assist its clients to make strategic business decisions and achieve sustainable growth in their respective market domain. It also focuses on the key drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges. This report includes Business Intelligence Market status and forecast of global and major regions , with introduction of vendors, regions , product types and end industries; and this report ... (more...)
Apple Releases iOS 12.1.4 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug Apple Releases iOS 12.1.4 to Fix Group FaceTime Eavesdropping Bug
- February 08, 2019

The arrival of the new version of iOS comes just two days after a pair of congressmen sent a letter ( which you can read here ) to CEO Tim Cook that included a list of questions they'd like him to answer in the wake of the bug. Apple also formally credited Thompson and Daven Morris from Arlington, Texas in the release notes to its latest iPhone software update . On supported devices, simply open Settings - General - Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions. (more...)
LG's G8 will have a 3D selfie camera LG's G8 will have a 3D selfie camera
- February 08, 2019

Although LG didn't delve into the technical details of the ToF front-facing camera, the company did promise a new level of selfie camera capabilities with its upcoming phone. Apple's iPhone X pioneered the 3D front-facing camera for the company's Face ID technology, and while it works quite well in most scenarios, bright sunlight can easily confuse it. (more...)
Motorola unveils four Moto G7 phones: Plus, vanilla, Power and Play Motorola unveils four Moto G7 phones: Plus, vanilla, Power and Play
- February 08, 2019

We take a full tour of the G7's specs, dual lens camera tech and software - a stock version of Android Pie, supplemented by the Moto suite of features. Here are our first impressions of the Moto G7 Plus, which sits at the top of the four Moto G7 models launching in 2019. Moto G7 Plus also features a 6.2-inch Max Vision Full HD+ display. (more...)
Skype's background blurring will hide your disgusting habits Skype's background blurring will hide your disgusting habits
- February 08, 2019

To activate the feature, you can hover over the Skype video button and select " blur my background ". You can download it at this link . No word yet on whether or not Microsoft is planning to bring the feature to mobile versions of Skype although given its similarity to portrait modes found on many of today's smartphones, it probably wouldn't be too hard to do so. (more...)
Wells Fargo Reports Online Banking, Mobile App Are Down Nationwide Wells Fargo Reports Online Banking, Mobile App Are Down Nationwide
- February 08, 2019

The bank has been fined more than a billion dollars for its customer service failures. This was the second time in a week Wells Fargo customers had an issue accessing the bank's online system. ABC15 reached out to Wells Fargo for further explanation regarding the outages but has not yet heard back. A message on the bank's website says "some of our web pages are temporarily unavailable". (more...)
Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2019 Best Super Bowl Commercials of 2019
- February 07, 2019

Post veteran Dan Zak also blasted the commercial with the response : "Now unfreeze our pensions, pay an equal wage, and strengthen maternity benefits". A Post spokeswoman had no comment on the employee backlash and would not confirm how much it cost to reserve the ad time. The ad included a short list of journalists who died while reporting, but included Jamal Khashoggi, who wrote some opinion columns for the Post and did not die in the course of doing this job. (more...)
A new 'Titanfall' game is in development A new 'Titanfall' game is in development
- February 07, 2019

Titanfall 2 released on October 28 of 2016, over two years ago, and for the past couple of years, fans of the series have been wondering when the next installment in the series would drop. If you want to reach the level cap quickly, check our XP chart . Battle royale games usually set them apart from one another with different features like Fortnite's building aspect, and Apex Legends does so by incorporating the hero shooter genre into its game. (more...)
Nintendo delays its very first Mario Kart game for mobile Nintendo delays its very first Mario Kart game for mobile
- February 07, 2019

Nintendo , in a stripped-down digest of its financials, confirmed that Mario Kart Tour , the spinoff title heading to Android and iOS is delayed . The news comes after Nintendo said it would be putting back the smartphone release of Mario Kart Tour from March until the summer , as the company works on final improvements to the quality of the application. (more...)
Mobile pledges three-year price clampdown if merger is approved Mobile pledges three-year price clampdown if merger is approved
- February 06, 2019

A broad claim like that sounds good on paper, but Legere went a step further near the end of his letter, promising the FCC that, for the next three years, New T-Mobile's rates will be "the same or better" as what either T-Mobile or Sprint now offer. (more...)
Sprint is also working on a 5G smartphone with Samsung Sprint is also working on a 5G smartphone with Samsung
- February 06, 2019

First of all, the chip will officially be known as Snapdragon 855, despite everyone calling it Snapdragon 8150 up until now. "The new Inseego 5G hotspot device, - a Verizon exclusive when it becomes available in 2019 - will give our customers another way to access the super high speeds and ultra-low latency of 5G on their mobile devices and change the ways they live, work and play". (more...)
Windows 10 Update Continues Having Issues After DNS Fixes Windows 10 Update Continues Having Issues After DNS Fixes
- February 06, 2019

Microsoft has also updated their Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 update history to include some very basic information about this issue. Be aware that if you run iCloud on your Windows 10 PC, you can expect the October 2018 Update to be automatically pushed to your machine imminently. (more...)
Facebook finally rolls out life-saving 'unsend' feature on Messenger Facebook finally rolls out life-saving 'unsend' feature on Messenger
- February 06, 2019

As of Tuesday, the ability to delete messages from one's chat history will be rolling out around the world on iOS and Android . "If a user does receive a harmful message and the sender removes that message, the recipient can, for a limited time, still report the conversation to Facebook for investigation the same way they would with any Messenger conversation". (more...)
More Savings Galore as Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale has Begun More Savings Galore as Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale has Begun
- February 06, 2019

Like recent sales, there's a single discounted price for each game through the duration of the sale. These include Far Cry 5 , GTA V, Dark Souls 3 , and others. "The Rewards Booth will be open until 12 February, 2019 @ 6:00:00 pm GMT". The Steam Lunar Sale is live, and players can nab themselves a one-time $5/ £5 discount on purchases of $30/ £30 or more. (more...)
Apex Legends year 1 roadmap includes Battle Passes, new Legends and more Apex Legends year 1 roadmap includes Battle Passes, new Legends and more
- February 05, 2019

The game is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One , but players on each platform can not squad up together, while other battle royale titles like Fortnite feature full cross-play between multiple platforms, including mobile. The game is free now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on Apex Legends , check out the official launch trailer and a gameplay deep dive trailer . (more...)
MWC 2019: New smartphone with 18,000mAh battery, folding display MWC 2019: New smartphone with 18,000mAh battery, folding display
- February 05, 2019

The Power Max line, for instance, is set to boast a phone with a battery capacity as large as 18000mAh. Other things we expect to see from Energizer is a device with an 18,000mAh battery cell. According to recent reports released by Energizer Mobile, under the license of Avenir Telecom, the smartphone manufacturer would launch 26 phones at MWC 2019, including some folding smartphones. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might have a Tetris style design (Leak) Samsung Galaxy Note 9 might have a Tetris style design (Leak)
- February 05, 2019

All-screen smartphones are expected to become the mainstream of the market as cameras, speakers and fingerprint recognition devices are disappearing from the front surfaces of smartphones. Samsung's forthcoming smartphone - Galaxy S10 will mark the tenth-anniversary of the Galaxy S series, slated to launch in 2019. Therefore, Samsung chose to go the safe route and install a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner instead. (more...)