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Apple makes it harder for creeps to use AirTags for stalking

Apple moved to address many of the privacy concerns raised after the release of AirTags. The item trackers launched with anti-stalking features, but a new firmware update is tightening them up further. AirTags will start more quickly warning people if they’re being used to follow someone. And an Android app that can detect these trackersRead the full...

Fleeceware apps scam $400 million out of unsuspecting users

Applications that trick users into paying huge subscription fees raked in over $400 million from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, according to research done by Avast. The so-called “fleeceware” takes advantage of a weakness in both app stores: deleting an application tied to a subscription doesn’t cancel the subscription. What is fleeceware?Read...

After mocking Apple, Samsung stops including chargers with phones

Samsung is copying Apple again. The Galaxy S21 series reportedly will not come with a wall charger or a pair of headphones when the new top-tier handset debuts in January. This despite Samsung mocking Apple in October for leaving these accessories out of the iPhone 12 box. The Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+ and S21 UltraRead the full article...The post After...

Fortnite offers discounts on in-app purchases made directly to Epic Games [Updated]

Epic Games launched the Fortnite Mega Drop on Thursday. This offers up to 20% discounts on in-app purchases made on iPhone, iPad or Android, as long as these are direct payments — not ones that go through the App Store or Google Play. And V-Bucks or real-money purchases made on Mac, PC and other platformsRead the full article...The post <em>Fortnite</em>...

7 features Apple should steal from Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Samsung’s newly-unveiled Galaxy Note 20 Ultra will have to take on the iPhone 12 Pro Max after Apple launches it this autumn. And Samsung’s top-tier model handset offers five features iOS fans should hope will be in Apple’s next flagship iPhone. But the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also has some real problems. 1. Larger screenRead the full article...The post...

Samsung might follow Apple by not including a charger with handsets

Samsung is reportedly considering not bundling a wall charger with future phones. This comes after reports that archrival Apple is considering the same move for the iPhone 12. The goal is allegedly the same for both companies: reducing production costs. Taking the charger out of the box would also make shipping cheaper. No more free Samsung chargerRead...

Adobe Photoshop Camera focuses on social networking

Adobe Photoshop Camera is now available for both iOS and Android. The free software lets users add filters and effects before they even take a picture. And it employs artificial intelligence throughout the process. Artificial intelligence is baked right in Unlike other Adobe apps, Photoshop Camera isn’t just for pros. It comes with a built-inRead the...

Comcast finally adds Chromecast support to Xfinity iOS app

Comcast on Tuesday made it much easier for Xfinity subscribers to watch cable channels on any TV. That’s because the Xfinity Stream app got support for Google’s Chromecast player at long last. This allows users to stream live content or recorded shows to this inexpensive video player. The feature was added today to the iOS versionRead the full article...The...

Google Maps spotlights nearby delivery and take-out restaurants

A pair of easy-to-see buttons have been added at the top of the Google Maps iPhone and Android apps to help users find restaurants in their area that offer takeout and delivery service. These point people toward nearby eateries still offering service during the coronavirus crisis. Table service in restaurants in the US and muchRead the full article...The...

FCC forces carriers to crack down on fake caller IDs

The FCC on Tuesday gave wireless carriers until next summer to implement a system designed to prevent caller ID spoofing. The goal is blocking phone scammers from using fake caller ID information to convince call recipients that they are talking to someone trustworthy or from their local area. FCC fighting caller ID spoofing, not making a martiniRead...

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