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Friday, February 1, 2019

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TECHNOLOGY

Despite Lexus, Toyota success, brands looking ahead

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www.autonews.com - Lexus and Toyota dealers repeatedly rank the Japanese brands as the "most liked" in the industry, with an exceedingly loyal customer base, a top-line captive finance partner, "consistently high profi…

Apple held hostage by its Chinese puzzle

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asia.nikkei.com - TAIPEI/ HONG KONG -- Soon after Tim Cook was hired by Apple's founder Steve Jobs in 1998 to whip the company's U.S.-focused supply chain into shape, he made a bold decision. Within two years he began…

Everything you need to know about Facebook, Google’s app scandal

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techcrunch.com - Facebook and Google landed in hot water with Apple this week after two investigations by TechCrunch revealed the misuse of internal-only certificates — leading to their revocation, which led to a day…

How to differentiate between virtual and augmented reality

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www.computerworld.com - Words matter. And as a stickler for accuracy in language that describes technology, it pains me to write this column. I hesitate to expose the truth, because the public is already confused about virt…

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tpsconsulting.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY Ripple's "200+ Institutional Clients" Claim Is A Scam - Trolly McTrollface's Blog Shared by Rob McNealy www.tr0lly.com - Ripple is scraping the bottom of the barrel, trying to make it look…

Telegram improves chat backgrounds: add effects, search, share

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androidcommunity.com - When you spend a lot of time on an app, you would want to make it as personal as possible and also make it look as pleasant as you can. For heavy users of messaging app Telegram, we’ve got good news …

Does a Japanese patent hint at PlayStation’s backward compatibility plans?

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arstechnica.com - A Japanese patent application recently filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment is being seen by many as a hint that the next PlayStation could be fully backward compatible with PS4 software. However,…

Twitter bug makes it look like random retweets are appearing in your timeline

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techcrunch.com - A number of Twitter users have been complaining that tweets that were retweeted by people they don’t follow are now showing in their timeline. The issue, thankfully, is not related to a new Twitter a…

Apple restores Google’s internal iOS apps after certificate misuse punishment

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techcrunch.com - Apple has blocked Google from distributing its internal-only iOS apps on its corporate network after a TechCrunch investigation found the search giant abusing the certificates. “We’re working with Ap…

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory plans are back on after talk with Trump

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techcrunch.com - It seems Foxconn’s plans for a $10 billion Wisconsin plant are back on. After a couple of years of back and forths, the manufacturing giant says it’s recommitting to plans for a plant in the upper Mi…

Apple reactivates Facebook’s employee apps after punishment for Research spying

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techcrunch.com - After TechCrunch caught Facebook violating Apple’s employee-only app distribution policy to pay people for all their phone data, Apple invalidated the social network’s Enterprise Certificate as punis…

Huawei’s folding phone debuts this month

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techcrunch.com - Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu has already made mention of the company’s upcoming foldable phone amid talks of smartphone world domination. This morning, however, we caught our first glimpse of the h…

Nintendo is making Dr. Mario for iOS and Android

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techcrunch.com - Nintendo held off on building smartphone games for years, but now they just can’t stop. They started with a little stumble with the short-lived Miitomo, but then found an audience with Super Mario Ru…

Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

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techcrunch.com - Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan R…

Snopes and AP leave Facebook fact-checking partnership

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techcrunch.com - Two of Facebook’s four fact-checking partners in the U.S. have left the program as of the beginning of this year: Snopes, which recently rebuffed reports that its relationship with Facebook was strai…

A government propaganda app is going viral in China

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techcrunch.com - Besides binge-watching TikTok videos and battling enemies in the magical land of mobile games, many Chinese people may also pass time during the upcoming Lunar New Year on Xuexi Qiangguo, a news and …

How to recover quickly if you get locked out of Google

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techcrunch.com - I know first-hand how frustrating it is to get locked out of your Google account and lose access to much of your online life. I’m hoping this simple work-around will help get you get through the acco…

Aibo hangs out with some (real) dogs

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techcrunch.com - I had this fun idea to make a video called “Real dog vs. robot dog,” where Henri (my Maltese Shih Tzu) and Aibo would go head to head performing a dozen tricks like high-five, bark and play dead. Aib…

Juul Labs hires former Apple employee to lead the fight against counterfeits

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techcrunch.com - Juul Labs, the e-cig company under fire for its product’s popularity with young people, has brought on a new VP of Intellectual Property Protection with Adrian Punderson, formerly of PwC and Apple. P…

Alexa skills top 80,000 after a big Alexa-powered holiday season

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techcrunch.com - Amazon had a record-breaking holiday quarter, with revenue of $72.4 billion and profits of $3 billion, but it’s not making much money off its top-selling item, the Alexa-powered Echo Dot. While the e…

Apple fixes FaceTime eavesdrop bug, with software update incoming

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techcrunch.com - Three days after Apple pulled its new Group FaceTime feature offline after users found they could eavesdrop on people before accepting a call, the company says it has fixed the bug on its end. “We ha…

Daily Crunch: Facebook fallout continues

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techcrunch.com - The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. We di…

How to Make Customer Success the Heart of Your Small Business - Small Business Trends

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smallbiztrends.com - A 2017 Gartner report found that 81% of companies expected to be competing mostly or completely on the basis of Customer Experience (CX) within two years. Now that 2019 is here, are you taking time t…

All About Alexa

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om.co - Given its dominance of the e-commerce and cloud services, Amazon, not surprisingly, had a great fourth quarter of 2018. I was checking out their earnings release this morning, and one thing that stru…

Throttling of firefighters hurts FCC case as it defends net neutrality repeal

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arstechnica.com - A Federal Communications Commission lawyer faced a skeptical panel of judges today as the FCC defended its repeal of net neutrality rules and deregulation of the broadband industry. FCC General Couns…

It took seven miles to pull over a Tesla with a seemingly asleep driver

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arstechnica.com - The California Highway Patrol on Friday pulled over a Tesla Model S that was traveling down the road—but whose driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Highw…

Nintendo’s next Switch model will reportedly shrink the size, cost, features

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arstechnica.com - Nintendo's rumored plans to produce a revised Nintendo Switch model picked up steam on Thursday with a tantalizing bit of new information. Last year's rumor mill simply predicted a new model could ar…

Itanium’s demise approaches: Intel to stop shipments in mid-2021

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arstechnica.com - If you're still using Intel's Itanium processors, you'd better get your orders in soon. Intel has announced that it will fulfill the final shipment of Itanium 9700 processors on July 29, 2021. The co…

FaceTime bug lets callers hear you before you answer (really) [Updated]

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arstechnica.com - Users have discovered a bug in Apple's FaceTime video-calling application that allows you to hear audio from a person you're calling before they accept the call—a critical bug that could potentially …

Google Play apps with >4.3 million downloads stole pics and pushed porn ads

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arstechnica.com - Google has banned dozens of Android apps downloaded millions of times from the official Play Store after researchers discovered they were being used to display phishing and scam ads or perform other …

Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes

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www.gq.com - A Q+A with the computer scientist about his new book Digital Minimalism, why future workplaces may go email-free, and why tech backlash is about to go mainstream. In 2004, when Cal Newport was still …

24 expert opinions on UI Design Trends 2019 | UserZoom UX blog

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www.userzoom.com - We asked 24 highly respected UX experts the question, “What do you think will be the biggest UI trends in 2019?” These are their replies. It was just a few years ago that design trend round-ups like …

8 Ways to Shipwreck Your Next 
Website Design | Webdesigner Depot

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www.webdesignerdepot.com - Ahoy Mateys! You’ve probably noticed lately that your website is looking a little worse for wear. What she needs is a bit more than fair skies and wind in her sails. She needs a redesign, something t…

Staying human in an age of automated sales - GoSquared Blog

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www.gosquared.com - Automation and the rise of an automated sales funnel has changed the landscape of selling, particularly for B2B technology companies. There are many instances when a curious person, becomes a lead, a…

Apple's Next Launch Will Be a Throwback: Likely Release Dates and Price

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www.inverse.com - Apple’s first big product launch is very likely going to be iPad focused, but it might also include a blast from the past. Rumors and leaks of what the Cupertino-based company has up its sleeve to ki…

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+ latest renders available, color options detailed

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve got the latest images to show you. Thanks to WinFuture’s Roland Quandt for the usual renders. We believe they’re the closest we have to the real thing after all the previous images, rumors, spe…

2018 was worst year ever for global smartphone shipments

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androidcommunity.com - The numbers from the International Data Corporation show a pretty dire picture for the global smartphone industry, at least shipment wise. In the 4th quarter of 2018, shipments were down 4.9% year on…

Nintendo-LINE partnership will produce new Dr. Mario World mobile game

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androidcommunity.com - The past couple of years had us mentioning Nintendo numerous times not because of Mario but because of Pokemon GO. We’re going back to the basic by letting you know Nintendo is launching a new Mario …

Sony showcases what DepthSense 3D camera can do

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androidcommunity.com - The previous rumor that Sony is developing a laser-based 3D camera is apparently now confirmed as the Japanese tech company released a promotional video highlighting this technology. The little over …

Xiaomi Redmi Go available first in the Philippines

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi has rolled out the Redmi Go as its first ever Android Go phone. It was officially announced earlier this week and only a few days after being leaked. We mentioned the phone is arriving this mo…

Agencies say search, social spend will rise, but increases target 5 platforms - Search Engine Land

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searchengineland.com - SAN JOSE — Media spending on search and social platforms is expected to increase this year, but increases will be concentrated among a handful of platforms. That’s according to Marketing Land’s Digit…

Google Provides Official End Date for Google+

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www.socialmediatoday.com - The end is nigh for Google's failed social media experiment Google+. Really, "failed" seems a bit harsh - Google+ did actually facilitate a range of well-informed, engaged communities, just not enoug…

Paul Thurrott's Short Takes: February 1 - Petri

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www.petri.com - Because I’m stuck in this polar vortex, this edition of Short Takes looks at Microsoft’s and Apple’s earnings, Microsoft’s Super Bowl ad, a slow-moving October Update for Windows 10, and much, much m…

Trump to NYT: No, I didn't direct Roger Stone to contact Wikileaks

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hotair.com - No pussyfooting around the Roger Stone indictment, eh? Donald Trump made it categorical in a round-table interview with the New York Times, the transcript of which came out this morning. Maggie Haber…

Tucker Carlson: It's time for Congress to ban smartphones for kids

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hotair.com - Via the Daily Caller, I found myself nodding along with him for the first two minutes here. Limiting screen time for kiddies sure does seem like a good idea for a responsible parent. I’ve lost almost…

Net Neutrality and the Music Ecosystem: Defending the Last Mile

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www.popmatters.com - Last week, the musician Phil Elverum, a.k.a. Mount Eerie, celebrated the fact that his album A Crow Looked at Me had been ranked #3 on the New York Times' Best of 2017 list. You might expect that hig…

Facebook Ad Sequences: A Better Way to Acquire Customers

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www.socialmediaexaminer.com - Want to lower the cost of your Facebook ads? Curious how connecting with your customers can help? To explore Facebook ad sequences that cost less and improve results, I interview Amanda Bond, a leadi…

Apple iOS 12.1.4 Release: It's A Big One

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www.forbes.com - If you have installed an iOS upgrade on your iPhone since October 30 you made a big mistake. This week Apple warned every iPhone owner running iOS 12.1 or later they have been exposed to the worst bu…

Channel Authority Builder Review – Think beyond optimization, this one is about right video positioning, literally!

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getmoneymaker.com - So you have been trying really hard with keywords and backlinks and don’t seem to be getting anywhere. Well here is a product that can rank you albeit differently almost in disguise. What’s that? Wel…

Why Google's GDPR Fine and Appeal are Good for Enterprise IT - InformationWeek

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www.informationweek.com - Despite the huge build up to the European Union's new data privacy rules, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), going into effect in May 2018, the deadline came and went without a lot of fanfare…

Gadgets 360 TV Buying Guide 2019

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gadgets.ndtv.com - A television is something you hope to have to buy once every ten years, and the fact that the screen is the most important component makes it easy to stay happy with your purchase even as the space c…

2.2 Billion Accounts Found In Biggest Ever Data Dump -- How To Check If You're A Victim

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www.forbes.com - Two weeks ago the Collection #1 data dump redefined 'big' as far as breached data goes: more than 770 million account details were in that database, made public for all to see. Now big has just got e…

Egnyte Connect – Design Within Reach – Success Story

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www.egnyte.com - Design Within Reach (DWR) founder Rob Forbes started the company back in 1998 with a simple vision – to make modern design accessible to the public. Forbes had recently returned from London and was l…

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