Sprint’s security team is having a very, very lousy 2019. On top of the earlier Boost Mobile breach, the carrier has revealed that hackers obtained “unauthorized access” to an unspecified number of Sprint accounts through Samsung’s “add a line” website.
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There’s been a huge amount of publicity generated by Amazon Prime Day (publicity that, in all honesty, The Verge has contributed to, covering both Prime Day Deals and Prime Day boycotts). However, there are other places to buy from out there in the wilds of the web.
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Twitter said that it would label tweets from political figures that violate its rules, but it’s not clear if the social network is applying that policy yet. CNET noted that Twitter hasn’t labeled a series of President Trump tweets that are widely considered to be racist.
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The administration’s Commission on Unalienable Rights is stacked with people who have a history of “fighting against LGBTQ progress,” critics say.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-administration-s-new-human-rights-commission-alarms-lgbtq-advocates-n1028276
Louisiana is under a hurricane watch as a tropical storm near the Gulf Coast gains strength. The New Orleans area has already experienced heavy rain. USA TODAY
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Earlier this week, a federal appeals court ruled that President Donald Trump couldn’t block his critics on Twitter.
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According to a report by WinFuture, Qualcomm is planning another new chipset for Wear OS devices, — even though the existing Wear 3100 has barely materialized.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/07/09/qualcomm-may-finally-deliver-a-smartwatch-processor-that-doesnt-suck/
In June, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that carriers could block robocalls for their customers by default — without requiring the customers opt in first. Now, AT&T is following through on the ruling, enabling its Call Protect service by default for new and existing lines.
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Flash flooding in Washington, DC has thrown the capital region in chaos, with reports of water rescues, traffic closures, and power outages.
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When you explicitly tell an Android app, “No, you don’t have permission to track my phone,” you probably expect that it won’t have abilities that let it do that.
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It’s not just Samsung and Huawei who are getting into the foldable phone bandwagon. Almost everyone is doing it, including OPPO and Xiaomi and even Microsoft. The ones you don’t expect to be making one are those who are struggling to even stay afloat.
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The iCloud website is handy when you want to check info from an unfamiliar device or just prefer to use a browser, but the need to enter your password could be enough of a pain that you might just pull out your phone instead. Soon, though, it could be relatively effortless.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/07/apple-icloud-web-face-id-touch-id-sign-in/
Many airliners can land automatically, but they don’t really land autonomously — the airport is guiding them in with a radio signal (the Instrument Landing System). And when many smaller airports don’t have this feature, it’s not even an option.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/07/autonomous-aircraft-landing/
With great fanfare, Microsoft took to Twitter the announce Windows 1.0. Wait… what? If this leaves you confused, you’re hardly alone. What this company’s plans are for an operating system that launched in 1985 is a complete mystery.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.cultofmac.com/636206/microsoft-windows-1-0-rerelease/
The iPad may be getting impressively close to Everyday Computer territory, but there is still something about the desktop software experience on a Mac that a mobile device can’t replace.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.wired.com/story/macos-catalina-what-to-expect/
A few years ago, when you wanted to buy a new iPhone, the choice came down to one thing: how much storage would you get and, as a result, how much would you pay? Then the iPhone came to Verizon and other phone companies and you had to decide not only how much storage you would buy, but also what ca
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Amazon Prime Day approaches: it’s arriving July 15-16. Like always, Amazon’s massive sale will offer a lot of deals… but it’ll mean other retailers matching or beating deals, too.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-prime-day-2019-find-the-best-deals-for-smartwatches-and-fitness-trackers/
Global temperatures could rise 1.5° C above industrial levels by as early as 2030 if current trends continue, but trees could help stem this climate crisis.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/07/adding-1-billion-hectares-forest-could-help-check-global-warming
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Samsung to court over allegations it misled customers over the nature of various phones’ water resistance.
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