IDC’s latest numbers confirm Apple’s dominance in the tablet market

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IDC – CEO Tim Cook talked about the iPad’s success during Apple’s earnings call earlier this week. Apple’s commanding lead over the competing tablets is underscored by the latest shipment figures published by International Data Corporation.  Apple is expected to update the iPad Mini next after refreshing the iPad Air in 2020 and launching an […]

The official Mastodon app is now available for the iPhone

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Mastodon, a decentralized social network, now has an official iPhone app. Several third-party apps for iOS, Android, and other platforms have already been launched by the nonprofit behind Mastodon. An iPhone app was launched today to complement the web version and several third-party apps as well. This app offers a similar set of features to […]

Tesla agrees to pay $1.5 million to settle lawsuit over battery throttling

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According to Reuters, Tesla agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it used a software update to reduce the maximum battery voltage for some of its Model S sedans. According to plaintiffs, around 1,743 vehicles were affected by the software update released in 2019. Upon reaching a settlement with the affected owners, […]

The Radeon RX 6600XT is AMD’s next flagship 1080p GPU

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AMD has unveiled its 1080p flagship, the RX 6600XT, after making its return to the midrange with the RX 6700 XT GPU. This card is a new version of the excellent and popular RX 5600 XT model and it maintains a much higher performance level, with RDNA 2 support of 9.6 teraflops compared to 7.19 […]

The EU’s data privacy watchdog fined Amazon a record $888 million

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Amazon has received a fine of £500m from Luxembourg’s data regulator. It is the largest privacy fine company has ever received. For infringing the EU’s strict privacy law, known as GDPR, the CNPD fined the company €746 million ($888 million) on July 16th. The company disclosed the ruling in a filing with the SEC on […]

Uber and Rosetta Stone have teamed up to offer drivers free language courses

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Uber announced Thursday that it is partnering with language tutor Rosetta Stone to provide free language classes for its drivers and couriers. As part of the agreement, drivers and delivery workers are being covered in select markets where Uber operates. Rosata’s digital language learning programs, which cover 24 languages, will be fully integrated into Uber’s […]

Fortnite’s next big event is on August 6th

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Fortnite’s next big live event appears to be just around the corner. The most recent update to the game added a new alien ship hovering over the main battle royale island, projecting the August 6th countdown clock on the screen. The Fortnite countdown will likely end with one of the many live events that have […]

TikTok is hoping the new tools will make live broadcasts kinder, gentler

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TikTok wants to encourage livestreaming, so it has created a more friendly environment for hosts. A range of new tools aimed at promoting kindness is being introduced by the social video giant. You’ll now see an alert if TikTok deems a comment “potentially injurious or unkind.” You still have the option to continue, but TikTok […]

Snapchat just reported its largest growth in users in years

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Snapchat has experienced its highest user growth in years, according to its latest earnings report. The number of daily active users increased by 23 percent over the same period last year, reaching 293 million. Snap Inc saw its best sales tally since 2004, when it had 22 percent. There are even more users than Twitter, […]

FPS game Tom Clancy’s XDefiant is free-to-play and team-based

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Tom Clancy’s XDefiant, a free-to-play game revealed Monday, is Ubisoft’s latest foray into the Clancyverse. A team of six characters (called Defiants) will fight it out across several game modes in this first-person shooter. There’s a lot of gunplay, but you can also harness abilities, traits, and “ultras” depending on the faction you choose. A […]

iOS 14.7 adds MagSafe Battery Pack support for iPhone 12

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iOS 14.7 is available today for all iPhones with compatible hardware. New features include support for the new MagSafe Battery Pack that comes with the iPhone 12, which is one of the few major additions to the firmware. Apple Card holders may combine their two cards into a single account with a combined credit limit. […]

French lawsuit accuses Ubisoft of institutional harassment

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Ubisoft is being sued over alleged sexual harassment inside the company. In an article published today by Kotaku and Rock Paper Shotgun, Solidaires Informatiques and two former Ubi Soft employees claim that the developer enabled a culture of sexual harassment. They claim Ubisoft tolerated misconduct rather than address problems. Ubisoft executives and employees are named […]

Japan breaks the internet speed 319 Tbps per second

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Internet Speed – It appears that the many-gigabit internet speed records of a decade ago are completely outdated. According to Motherboard, scientists at Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) broke the internet speed record by shuffling data at 319 Tbps. Those are almost twice as fast as the 179 Tbps that researchers […]

WhatsApp is testing cloud backups on Android

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Chats on WhatsApp are already encrypted end-to-end, but what about online backups? It won’t take long for them to get covered, too. It was reported by The Verge that WABetaInfo discovered end-to-end encrypted cloud backups were included in the latest WhatsApp beta for Android (2.21.15.5). Once you choose to sign up, you won’t have to […]

SolarWinds attack blamed on Chinese hackers by Microsoft

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According to Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC), the group “DEV-0322” attacked SolarWinds’ Serv-U FTP software on Tuesday. The hackers were attempting to access the company’s US defense sector clients. An automated Microsoft 365 Defender scan first spotted the zero-day attack. Microsoft explains in more detail in its blog about the “anomalous malicious process” that the […]