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Google advises you to not sideload Android apps on Huawei | 9to5Google

Last May, the US government placed Huawei on an export blacklist that impacted its working relationship with Google. New Android devices from the Chinese company could not be certified to run Gmail, Maps, or the Play Store. Ahead of upcoming Huawei devices, Google has issued a lengthy consumer-facing statement about the situation, as well as an advisory to not sideload its Android apps.
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Google advises consumers to not sideload its Android apps on new, uncertified Huawei devices
 

Google to put a muzzle on Android apps accessing location data in the background | ZDNet

Google has announced this week plans to crack down on Android apps that abuse the OS permissions system and request access to user geo-location data when the app is not in use.
Starting with May, the OS maker plans to show warnings in the Play Store backend to all Android app developers about the need to update their apps.
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Extension Brings Internet Explorer Menu Bar to Microsoft Edge


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SlickWraps Data Breach Exposes Financial and Customer Info


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Adobe Acrobat now works with Google Drive | TechRadar

Working with PDF files in the cloud just got a whole lot easier as Adobe has announced that Adobe Acrobat is now integrated with Google Drive.

This means that the over one billion people who use Google's cloud storage solution to store more than 2tn digital files can now use Acrobat's PDF tools to create, view, annotate, modify, share and sign PDFs right from within Google Drive.
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Your iPhone may soon let you set your own default apps | TechRadar

Apple may soon allow you to customize your phone more than ever, by letting you set your own default apps.
That's according to a new report from Bloomberg, which suggests the company is in the process of deciding whether it should allow users to easily use third-party alternatives instead of Apple's own services.
#technology #tech #Apple #iPhone
 

How to use "Ask Siri" in Spotlight to type to your assistant | iMore

One of the tiniest little features of iOS 13 was the addition of Ask Siri in Spotlight search, adding just one line to the list of options available at the bottom of your search results.
Getting clever with your iPhone. And pair this with Shortcuts for some really smart stuff.

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WhatsApp Phishing URLs Skyrocket With Over 13,000% Surge


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Google Tells Microsoft Edge Users To Get Chrome for Better Security


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New Actors Attack Industrial Control Systems, Old Ones Mature


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Apple 'discussing' plans to allow third-party browsers, email apps to be default on iOS | Cult of Mac

Apple is finally “considering” giving users the ability to set third-party web browsers and email clients as defaults on iOS, according to a new Bloomberg report. It could also open up HomePod to rival music streaming services.

iPhone and iPad owners can already install third-party alternatives, but iOS currently does not allow them to override Apple’s built-in services. That could change as Apple faces increasing pressure over the tight control it imposes over its mobile devices.
#technology #tech #Apple #iPhone #iPad
Apple ‘discussing’ plans to allow third-party browsers, email apps to be default on iOS
 

Google is trying to scare Microsoft Edge users into switching to Chrome | TechRadar

Could Google be worried about the new Edge browser stealing away Chrome users? It seems that way, with the company now displaying a warning to people using Microsoft’s new web browser when they access the Chrome web store.
#technology #tech #internet #web #browser #Google #Chrome #Microsoft #Edge
 

Twitter rolling out new 'Continue thread' option for connecting multiple tweets together | 9to5Mac

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that makes it easier to thread multiple tweets together. With this change, you can now link tweets together while you compose them.

The company announced the new feature this afternoon. When you’re composing a new tweet, you can now slide up to view your previous tweets, including your most recent post as well as older ones. Once you pick an older tweet, you’ll see a “Continue thread” button.
The way you do this seems more complicated than just @replying to your own previous tweet. And there will still be people who won't use it (naming no Piers Morgans). And it might take a while for third-party apps to decide whether to implement it.

#technology #tech #internet #Twitter
Twitter rolling out new ‘Continue thread’ option for connecting multiple tweets together
 

Gmail turns its inbox filters into clickable 'search chips' | Engadget

Google has started rolling out a new Gmail feature that'll make looking for specific emails in your overflowing inbox much less painful. The feature, called "search chips," will help you narrow down the results you get. You can search for a colleague's name, for instance, and then click on the search chips the pop up under the search box to find that specific email you're looking for.
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Exclusive: Google users in UK to lose EU data protection - sources | Reuters

Google is planning to move its British users’ accounts out of the control of European Union privacy regulators, placing them under U.S. jurisdiction instead, sources said.
The shift, prompted by Britain’s exit from the EU, will leave the sensitive personal information of tens of millions with less protection and within easier reach of British law enforcement..
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New Research Says Humans May Have an Even Bigger Methane Problem - Bloomberg

Fossil-fuel production may be responsible for much more atmospheric methane than scientists previously thought, according to new research published today in the journal Nature. The results, if they hold, suggest that methane needs to be managed even more tightly than was accounted for in multilateral initiatives such as the 2015 Paris Agreement—not to mention many policies on the national and local level.
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Microsoft Adds Enterprise Windows 10 Tamper Protection Controls


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Zero-Day in WordPress Plugin Exploited to Create Admin Accounts


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Unified Microsoft Office for iOS app exits beta with Word, Excel, PowerPoint | 9to5Mac

Last fall, Microsoft launched a new Office for iOS beta with a unified design including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Sticky Notes in one app for a simpler experience. Now the new Office app for iPhone is available for all users.
#technology #tech #iOS #iPadOS #Microsoft #Office
Unified Microsoft Office for iOS app exits beta with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
 

Apple working on ‘autofocusing images using motion detection’ — Apple World Today

Apple working on ‘autofocusing images using motion detection’
February 19, 2020/ Dennis Sellers
Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,567,787) for “autofocusing images using motion detection” that promises enhancements to the ever-improving cameras on iPhones (and, to a lesser degree, iPads).
#technology #tech #photography #iPhone
 

Mozilla launches Android app for Firefox Private Network VPN – here's how to try it | TechRadar

We've known about Mozilla's VPN service for a little while now, and now the company has released an Android app for beta testing.

Mozilla has already released a browser extension for Firefox that provides free access to the service in the US, but apps for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, Linux and Chromebook are also planned.
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Google Docs can now predict what you're going to type next | TechRadar

Google Docs has received a major update that could tempt you to ditch your regular word processor for good. Autocorrect is now rolling out to all users, and Smart Compose is arriving for anyone with a G Suite subscription, helping you work faster by guessing what you're going to type next.
#technology #tech #Google #Docs #SmartCompose #AI #ArtificialIntelligence
 

Ring finally addresses its privacy concerns - here's how to make sure you're protected | TechRadar

Security camera company Ring has been plagued with privacy concerns in recent months, following a high-profile data breach and fears that criminals could hack their devices – and now the brand finally seems to be doing something about it.

If you have a Ring security camera or video doorbell, you'll now need to enable two-factor authentication when you sign in; this is mandatory for all users, and you won't be able to access your account without it.
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US Govt Warns of Ransomware Attacks on Pipeline Operations


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Ring Forces 2FA On All Users to Secure Cameras from Hackers


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AZORult Malware Infects Victims via Fake ProtonVPN Installer


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