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Twitter confirms that a data breach leaked email addresses and phone numbers of users

Twitter confirms that a data breach leaked email addresses and phone numbers of users

Twitter has confirmed that it suffered a data breach which leaked the email addresses and phone numbers of users. The issue came to light after a hacker leaked a sample of the […]

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Google's merging of video chat app begins: now there are two Google Meet apps

Some say, it takes a fulltime job to keep track of Google's communication applications. The company has created, rebranded, merged and terminated so many communication apps, that it seems impossible to keep […]

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How to subscribe to YouTube RSS Feeds without third-party services

YouTube, at one time, supported RSS feeds. Anyone could subscribe to channel feeds to receive updates in any RSS reader. Google made it harder over the years to subscribe to channels, likely […]

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Amazon is retiring Amazon Drive in 2023

Amazon is sending out emails to customers that use Amazon Drive currently to inform them that it plans to retire the cloud storage service in 2023. Customers need to download files from […]

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Opinion: it is time to drop your Amazon Prime subscription

Amazon just announced that it is going to increase the price of Amazon Prime in several European countries in September 2022. The price for an Amazon Prime membership in Europe's five biggest […]

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Google is adding another option to combat Google Calendar spam

Google is rolling out a change to Google Calendar that gives customers more control over email event invitations. Google announced in 2019 that it would do something about spam on Google Calendar. […]

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Europe's Digital Markets Act has serious implications for Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft

Companies such as Apple, Google and Amazon could soon face fines of up to 20% of their worldwide turnover or even behavioral or structural remedies, when they violate rules laid out in […]

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Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping

Facebook has started to use a different URL scheme for site links to combat URL stripping technologies that browsers such as Firefox or Brave use to improve privacy and prevent user tracking. […]

Microsoft will not ban legitimate paid open source programs

Microsoft Store will not ban legitimate paid open source programs

A few days ago, Microsoft published an update to a policy, forbidding open source programs from being sold on the Microsoft Store. This didn't sit well with some developers, who caused an […]

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Apple's Business website is blocking Firefox. Here is how to gain access

When you open Apple's Business website in Mozilla Firefox, you are greeted by a "your browser is not supported" prompt. The message is displayed for all recent versions of Firefox, including Firefox […]

Apple's Lockdown Mode for iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura will protect users from targeted spyware attacks

Apple's Lockdown Mode for iOS 16, iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura 13 will protect users from targeted spyware attacks

Apple has announced a new security feature called Lockdown Mode, to help protect users from targeted spyware attacks. What does Lockdown Mode do? In a nutshell, it restricts the functionality of apps […]

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Huge update for third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released

The developers of the third-party Android YouTube client NewPipe released an update this week for the application. NewPipe 0.23.1 introduces support for new technologies that YouTube uses, which improve the performance of […]

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Microsoft warns admins about upcoming Server retirements

Several of Microsoft's Server products will reach end of support in 2022 and 2023. The products are Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2, and SQL Server 2012. Additionally, Windows Server 2008 and […]

Google Hangouts to shut down in November 2022, users are being redirected to Google Chat

Google Hangouts will shut down in November 2022, users are being redirected to Google Chat

Google Hangouts will shut down in November 2022. The instant messaging service, which debuted in 2013, will be replaced by Google Chat. This isn't unexpected, we reported about it in 2019. Last […]

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Play YouTube Shorts like normal YouTube videos

YouTube Shorts brings short-form videos to YouTube. The integrated service resembles what other short-form video services, such as TikTok, bring to the table: time-limted videos in portrait mode. Google's been late to […]

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Amazon hides Developer Options on Fire TV devices by default

A new update for Amazon Fire TV devices hides the Developer Options on the device by default, which makes it difficult to enable sideloading and use other development related features. Previously, Developer […]

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Don't redeem Microsoft Rewards points right now: you may get banned

Microsoft customers who plan to redeem Microsoft Reward points should not do so right now, as redeeming points may result in a ban of the associated Microsoft account. Microsoft Rewards gives customers […]

Google is turning Meet and Duo into one voice and video calling application

Google announced plans to merge the company's applications Meet and Duo into a single voice and video calling application. The company plans to keep the Google Meet name and the Google Duo […]

Microsoft Turing Image Super Resolution promises to do away with low-res images everywhere

Did you ever have to look at or work with bad quality images? Maybe an image from an old camera that is low resolution, a badly taken photo of an eBay auction […]

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`Good News: non-business legacy Google G Suite customers may keep their accounts after all

Google revealed plans to shut down the G Suite legacy free edition in January 2022. The company gave customers only two options at the time: sign-up for a paid plan to continue […]

Apple's new rule allows app subscriptions to be auto-renewed at higher prices without informing the user

Apple's new rule allows app subscriptions to be auto-renewed at higher prices without informing the user

Apple's new App Store rule may not be welcome amongst users. The company has decided to allow app subscriptions to be auto-renewed without requesting the user's permission. There are many apps that […]

EU will enforce the Digital Markets Act in Spring 2023 and it could allow iOS users to install apps from third-party sources

EU will enforce the Digital Markets Act in Spring 2023 and it could allow iOS users to install apps from third-party sources

The European Union will enforce the Digital Markets Act (DMA) in 2023, and this could have a huge impact on Big Tech companies such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta (Facebook). […]

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Hitomi Downloader: versatile media downloader for Windows

Hitomi Downloader is an open source media downloader for Microsoft's Windows operating system that can be extended with user scripts. The downloader supports downloads from many sites by default, including YouTube, Facebook, […]

Apple explains its App Store removal rules, will give developers 90 days to update their apps

Apple explains its App Store removal rules, will give developers 90 days to update their apps

A week ago, there was an uproar among the iOS and macOS app developer community, when some of them had received a notice from Apple stating their app would be removed from […]

Apple warns developers that it will removed outdated apps from its App Store

Apple warns developers that it will removed outdated apps from its App Store

Apple has sent out emails to app developers, who haven't updated their apps for a long time. The Cupertino-based company has informed them that it will remove outdated apps from the App […]

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How to switch to a different regional Store in the Amazon App

Amazon operates regional stores that customers may buy products from. The Stores are not limited to customers from a specific region, but some products may not be purchasable if a customer comes […]

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Google is rolling out new cookie popups with "reject all" option in Europe

Google is changing its cookie popups on Google Search and YouTube in Europe. The new cookie banner is rolling out already, and the main change that it introduces is the integration of […]

Has Microsoft Been Hacked?

Microsoft is investigating claims that internal source code repositories have been accessed and data has been stolen. The alleged hack is linked to the hacking group Lapsus$, which attacked companies such as […]

YouTube Vanced alternatives for Android

The popular third-party YouTube client Vanced for Android is being discontinued. The developers announced the decision on the official Twitter account and through other channels. I reviewed YouTube Vanced back in August […]

Twitter launches its Tor Project onion address

Twitter may now be accessed via its dedicated Tor Project onion website. Tor users may point their browsers to https://twitter3e4tixl4xyajtrzo62zg5vztmjuricljdp2c5kshju4avyoid.onion/ to access Twitter directly. Twitter follows a handful of major sites, including […]

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How to bypass Twitter's "See more Tweets from" and "See what's happening" prompts

When you browse Twitter in a web browser without being signed in, you will soon run into roadblocks as Twitter displays "see more tweets from" and "see what's happening" messages after a […]

Mozilla and Meta develop privacy preserving advertising tech IPA

IPA, which stands for Interoperable Private Attribution, is is a new advertising technology that a team from Mozilla and Meta (ex Facebook) have developed. IPA is designed to address the needs of […]

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Google is turning search history tracking on for all Google Workspace customers

Google is sending out emails to Google Workspaces administrators currently in which it details upcoming changes to search history tracking. The company decided to split Workspace data from other data that it […]

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Google ends the G Suite legacy free edition leaving users worried

G Suite legacy free edition was a free edition of Google's G Suite offering that customers could sign-up for prior to December 6, 2012. Google announced recently that it will end support […]

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WhatsApp Web gets a Custom Sticker Maker; Desktop version to follow next week

WhatsApp has announced a new way that allows you to personalize your chats. One feature that has grown quite popular among IMs is stickers. Today, the Meta-owned messaging service has released a […]

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Google is removing dislike counts on YouTube

Google announced this week that it will remove dislike counts from all videos on the YouTube video platform. Dislike counts are made private but the dislike button will remain available to users […]

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Amazon promises at least 4 years of security updates for Fire TV hardware

Amazon Fire TV hardware, such as the newly released Amazon Fire TV Stick 4k Max, will be supported for at least 4 years by Amazon. Amazon Fire TV devices are powered by […]

WhatsApp Will Consume Your Google Drive Storage Data

WhatsApp Will Consume Your Google Drive Storage Data: Backup Size Feature in the Works?

At the moment, WhatsApp backups won’t count against your Google Drive storage. That may be about to change. It seems there is more bad news for the Facebook-owned messaging app. It seems […]

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How useful is Twitter's new "Soft Blocking" feature?

Twitter is rolling out a new feature on the web version of the service that enables users to soft block followers. Basically, what it allows users of the service to do is […]

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Skype teases "next version", promises all browser support, forgets Firefox icon

Microsoft revealed its future plans for Skype, the communication service that it acquired  in 2011 for $8.5 billion. The next version of Skype will be "improved, faster, reliable, and super modern-looking" according […]