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Gmail and other services let third parties read users' emails

Gmail and other services let third parties read users' emails Google promised a year ago to provide more privacy to Gmail users, but The Wall Street Journal reports that hundreds of app makers have access to millions of inboxes belonging to Gmail users. What is unclear is how closely these outside developers adhere to their agreements and whether Google does anything to ensure they do, as well as whether Gmail users are fully aware that individual emp... [Full Article...]

Samsung Messages bug randomly sending photos to contacts

Affected users are encouraged to contact Samsung directly until a fix is issued. Head to the app settings in your Galaxy phone and make sure Samsung Messages can no longer access your storage . User jdrch summed up a common fear : "Do S9s come with divorce lawyers?" The seemingly misbehaving app is the default messaging tool on Samsung's Android devices. [Full Article...]

Fortnite’s Playground mode is still nowhere to be seen

Fortnite’s Playground mode is still nowhere to be seen We can (hopefully) still expect the mode to hit today, June 29, but the issues may roll into the weekend. The term means users don't need to make any purchases to get the gaming experience, but games like Fortnite do offer in-game purchases like outfits, characters, tools, and even dance moves so creators can make a profit off of players. [Full Article...]

Apple's working on noise-canceling AirPods, over-ear headphones

Apple's working on noise-canceling AirPods, over-ear headphones Previous reports have claimed the headphones would feature noise cancellation and an all-new design, challenging models now available in the $350 United States dollars to $500 price range. When Apple launched AirPods in 2016, the earbuds went on sale with limited supply following a delay. Apple originally meant to introduce the headphones by the end of 2018, but faced development challenges... [Full Article...]

Pirating games on the Nintendo Switch will get your console banned

Pirating games on the Nintendo Switch will get your console banned But today, Microsoft and Nintendo are seemingly putting salt in the wound with a new trailer for Minecraft . Nintendo is promoting the new cross platform update for Minecraft on the Switch by highlighting the Xbox One . Microsoft and Nintendo chose to join forces and mock Sony's stance against cross-play support in a Minecraft commercial that's all about cross-play. [Full Article...]

Instagram Announces IGTV App for Watching Long-Form, Vertical Video

Instagram Announces IGTV App for Watching Long-Form, Vertical Video AdNews searched the app, finding the majority of videos in the "popular" category to be under 15 minutes, with one video from National Geographic, "One Strange Rock: Home", lasting 47 minutes. Each video can be up to an hour long . The photo-sharing social network said that it doesn't plan on producing its own content but instead will rely on its "creators" - plus celebrities like Selena Gome... [Full Article...]

What the Supreme Court’s online-sales-tax decision means for Md., Va.

What the Supreme Court’s online-sales-tax decision means for Md., Va. The high court on Thursday overturned a 1992 ruling that a retailer must have a physical presence in a state to collect tax from buyers in that state. Customers bore the responsibility for paying those taxes , but many were unaware of the responsibility, and states felt they were losing out on potentially billions in lost revenue. [Full Article...]

10 minute Instagram videos are here

IGTV is different in a few ways. Instagram co-founder and chief executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement on the Instagram blog: "We've made it simple, too. "The way we are watching video is changing", Systrom told the event. The standalone IGTV app will be rolling out to iOS and Android globally over the coming weeks. [Full Article...]

Google bring SMS to PCs with Android Messages for Desktop

Google bring SMS to PCs with Android Messages for Desktop Messages for web A highly anticipated and top-requested feature, " Messages for web" will be rolled out starting Tuesday, allowing Android users to sync their smartphone's text messages with a desktop. Google is aiming to provide a chat like experience on Messages app. Android Messages for web now lets you text from PC and Mac. As the industry continues to grow, it's especially imp... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court ruling lets states collect sales tax from online purchases

The vote was 5 to 4. It passed a law requiring online retailers with $100,000 in sales of goods or with more than 200 transactions to collect and remit a sales tax. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 increased to $119 billion, up more than 3% from the previous quarter and almost 17% from a year earlier, according to U.S. [Full Article...]

Apple bans developers from submitting cryptocurrency mining apps for iOS devices

Apple bans developers from submitting cryptocurrency mining apps for iOS devices The company took this step after hidden cryptocurrency mining has become the most popular cybercrime trend among malware developers this past year. On Monday June 4, Apple expanded on those crypto-centric guidelines with several key inclusions into specific functionalities like wallet storage and mining for apps on its App Store platform. [Full Article...]

Release date, trailer, gameplay for new Ubisoft game

Release date, trailer, gameplay for new Ubisoft game She continued. "In Assassin's Creed Odyssey , we're telling a story of a family that has been torn apart and a family tragedy". What made Starlink a worth mentioning title is the fact that Starfox will be found among the game's characters on the hybrid console, making fans dropping their mouths to his unexpected appearance. [Full Article...]

E3 2018: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Bros, Fortnite, and More for Switch

E3 2018: Nintendo Announces Super Smash Bros, Fortnite, and More for Switch Nintendo announced in April that it had sold 17.7 million units of the Switch to date, and forecast it would sell a further 20 million over the following year. Players will be free to explore various locations, interacting with characters before battle begins. Starting today, you can download it on the Switch. [Full Article...]

Fallout 76, Doom Eternal, Elder Scrolls VI

Fallout 76, Doom Eternal, Elder Scrolls VI Elder Scrolls: Blades is a first-person role-playing game with console graphics but unique to the mobile experience. You can already register your interest for the title at both the App Store and the Play Store and will be notified once it launches. [Full Article...]

Fallout 76 confirmed as an online game, out later this year

Fallout 76 confirmed as an online game, out later this year Bethesda, developer of the Fallout and Elder Scrolls series, has made its presence known at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, which is happening in Los Angeles this week. But there was also a new Wolfenstein game set in the '80s called Wolfenstein Youngblood . This will include being able to team up with friends, although there won't be high numbers. [Full Article...]

EA Announces Origin Access Premier

EA Announces Origin Access Premier It'll also include all the titles from the existent Origin Access tier. Full access to Electronic Art's upcoming games. The new subscription will allow you the ability to play games as they launch. Aside from detailing the service, EA announced how much it would cost. That'll help keep your hard drive from getting too cluttered, or needing to set aside a night purely for downloading and ... [Full Article...]

MacOS Mojave release date and features

MacOS Mojave release date and features Now you can stay focused on your work with Dark Mode . With Dark Mode enabled the built-in Mac apps like Mail , Messages , Maps , Calendar and Photos also appear on screen with a darker look. To wrap up a WWDC 2018 keynote that was distinctly lacking in major announcements, Apple gave us a rare sneak peek at something coming in the distant future. [Full Article...]

Facebook Defends Sharing User Data With Smartphone, Tablet Makers

Facebook Defends Sharing User Data With Smartphone, Tablet Makers The Times report says device makers received users' own information, such as email addresses, phone numbers and relationship statuses, as well as data from their friends, sometimes without their explicit consent. New York Times reporters Gabriel J.X. Dance, Nicholas Confessore and Michael LaForgia write that "the partnerships, whose scope has not been previously reported, raise concerns about... [Full Article...]

America’s Teens Are Choosing YouTube Over Facebook

America’s Teens Are Choosing YouTube Over Facebook Use of the main Facebook service is at 51 per cent among teens, down from 71 per cent in a 2014-2015 Pew survey . A mere three years later, and kids these days are ditching Facebook in favor for Instagram and Snapchat , which two-thirds say they now use. [Full Article...]

Facebook is shutting down its notorious 'trending' feature

Despite the efforts, conservatives are still targeting Facebook and other technology companies. "From research we found that over time people found the product to be less and less useful", Hardiman said. Testing is underway for a "breaking news" label with 80 news publishers worldwide, said the company. While Facebook got attention for the problems the trending section had - perhaps because ... [Full Article...]


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