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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Constellation ShortList™ Enterprise File Sharing and Content Management

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www.constellationr.com - Enterprise file sharing solutions allow individuals and teams to create, share and synchronize documents, photos, videos and other content types across multiple devices in a secure manner. This conte…

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook's Productivity Tool

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www.huffpost.com - On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some little-known productivity tips from various professions?" The most popular answer came from Justin Rosenstein (@rosenstein)…

Telegram X overhauls notifications, brings polls, custom languages

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re using or a fan of the more experimental version of the Telegram app called, appropriately enough, Telegram X, you’ve probably noticed they haven’t been updating the app for a few months now…

TPS Consulting Daily

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followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY TPS Consulting Daily Shared by Mike Dacre followme4.blogspot.com - TECHNOLOGY SAP Business Transformation Summit Wrap-up - CXO Weekly Shared by Rob Llewellyn robllewellyn.com - The 5th SAP…

Xiaomi flagships with pop-up selfie cams, Snapdragon 855 out soon

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androidcommunity.com - Xiaomi is working on new Android phones. That’s something we don’t need to mention but the upcoming devices will both run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. The two flagships will arrive with pop-up selfie …

Prisma Labs raises $6M for its AI-powered approach to visual editing – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Remember Prisma? The Moscow-based team behind the app that sparked a style transfer craze in 2016 has raised a $6 million Series A, led by early stage artificial intelligence focused VC firm, Haxus. …

Review: Facebook’s Oculus Rift S is barely an upgrade – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - More than three years after Facebook released one of the biggest gambles in its existence, a virtual reality headset it paid billions to launch as its own, the company has grown more embattled but it…

Energizer’s massive battery/phone proves a viral hit ≠ crowdfunding success – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Oof. This isn’t the sort of thing you want to see when you’re rounding the corner of your crowdfunding campaign: There are long shots and then there’s coming up with $15,000 of your $1.2 million goal…

Docker looks to partners and packages to ease container implementation – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Docker appears to be searching for ways to simplify the core value proposition of the company — creating, deploying and managing containers. While most would agree it has revolutionized software deve…

Facebook Dating opens to friends with Secret Crush – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Facebook built Dating to be privacy-safe, hoping to avoid the awkwardness of friends or family checking out your romance profile. But now Facebook has found a way to let you silently express your aff…

Fabletics, the activewear brand from Kate Hudson, launches NYC pop-up shop – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Fabletics, the digital-first activewear brand founded by Kate Hudson, Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler, has recently opened up a physical store in Soho as part of its 2019 expansion plans. The company…

Facebook Messenger will get desktop apps, co-watching, emoji status – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - To win chat, Facebook Messenger must be as accessible as SMS, yet more entertaining than Snapchat. Today, Messenger pushes on both fronts with a series of announcements at Facebook’s F8 conference, i…

YouTube sets a goal of having half of trending videos coming from its own site – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - YouTube wants to have half of the featured videos in its trending tab come from streams originating on the company’s own site going forward, according to the latest quarterly letter from chief execut…

Services really are becoming a bigger part of Apple’s business – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - We’ve known for a while now that Apple was going to be putting more of an emphasis on services. As the technical leaps from one iPhone/iPad/Mac generation to the next become less dramatic, product re…

Workplace, Facebook’s enterprise edition, gets a reboot to boost activity and cut down on noise – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - At F-8 today, Facebook is unveiling a major redesign for its desktop app — the first big update it’s made since 2014 — and a refresh of its mobile apps as it begins to bring its many functions, featu…

Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Would we feel less envious, shameful and competitive if Instagram didn’t tell us how many Likes a post received? That’s the idea behind Instagram now hiding Like counts from both a post’s viewers and…

Developers can now verify mobile app users over WhatsApp instead of SMS – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Facebook today released a new SDK that allows mobile app developers to integrate WhatsApp verification into Account Kit for iOS and Android. This will allow developers to build apps where users can o…

Ford to offer Amazon in-car delivery and on-demand car washes in connected services push – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Ford is now part of Amazon’s free in-car delivery service, the latest automaker to partner with the ecommerce and logistics giant. Amazon will bring its Key by Amazon In-Car delivery service to eligi…

Why women are indefinitely sharing their locations – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire…

Apple Q2: iPads up, iPhones down – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Today’s big story for Apple revenue was once again focused on services. That’s likely to be the tale for the foreseeable future, as the company continues to pump billions into product offerings like …

Nearly all 2020 presidential candidates aren’t using a basic email security feature – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Three years after Russian hackers targeted and breached the email accounts of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, nearly all of the upcoming 2020 presidential candidates are still lagging in ema…

Nigerian startup Tizeti launches WifiCall.ng IP voice call service – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Nigeria based startup Tizeti, an internet service provider, today launched WifiCall.ng—an internet voice-calling platform for individuals and businesses. WifiCall is a VoIP—or Voice over Internet Pro…

Old Facebook finally wants you to ‘Meet New Friends’ – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - Facebook’s social graph is aging, full of long-lost acquaintances and hometown friends you don’t care much about seeing in the News Feed any more. But Facebook is now testing a pivot away from its co…

Verified Expert Brand Designer: The Working Assembly – TechCrunch

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techcrunch.com - The Working Assembly began as a side hustle. Jolene Delisle and Lawrence O’Toole juggled full-time jobs while collaborating on projects for startup clients, and they eventually realized there was an …

Facebook Readies for Washington

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om.co - Earlier this week, Bloomberg Technology host Emily Chang asked me where I think Facebook will be in a year. My answer: Pretty much where it is now. It will be unchanged or even emboldened, thanks in …

Zero-day attackers deliver a double dose of ransomware—no clicking required

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arstechnica.com - Attackers have been actively exploiting a critical zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Oracle WebLogic server to install ransomware, with no clicking or other interaction necessary on the part …

Google teases a cheaper Pixel 3 unveiling on May 7

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arstechnica.com - These slots on the bottom edge are new. With the missing bottom-front speaker grille, at least one of these is probably a speaker. A few years have gone by since we've seen hardware at Google I/O, bu…

Bloomberg alleges Huawei routers and network gear are backdoored

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arstechnica.com - Vodafone, the largest mobile network operator in Europe, found backdoors in Huawei equipment between 2009 and 2011, reports Bloomberg. With these backdoors, Huawei could have gained unauthorized acce…

Ajit Pai-proposed upgrade to 25Mbps starts paying off in rural areas

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arstechnica.com - More than 106,000 rural homes and small businesses in 43 US states will get access to 25Mbps broadband at some point in the next decade thanks to a Federal Communications Commission policy change. Th…

Google admits Pixel 3 sales have fallen year over year

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arstechnica.com - The back. The top is glossy and hard, the bottom is matte and soft-touch. The soft-touch back stops before it hits the sides. There's still a fingerprint reader and a two-tone color on the back. Alph…

Garmin revamps entire Forerunner family, new smartwatches start at $199

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arstechnica.com - The Forerunner 245 Music is a step up from the Forerunner 45 duo. The Forerunner 945 is the most elite runner's watch of the new bunch. Garmin has been slowly updating its smartwatches and fitness tr…

Android Q Beta 2, a deep dive

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arstechnica.com - Android Q Beta 2 is out! Despite the plethora of bug warnings from Google, I flashed it on my daily driver and am back to report on some things. Beta 2 gives us a whole new feature to play with calle…

Report: Tesla to slash solar panel prices by 38% to stymie market share loss

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arstechnica.com - In Tesla's first-quarter financial statement last week, the company said that it would revitalize sluggish solar panel sales by streamlining the purchase process. "Our residential customers can now p…

Valve Index reveal: The best of VR’s first generation—but is it worth $999?

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arstechnica.com - BELLEVUE, Washington—The Valve Index, a new virtual reality system from the creators of beloved video game series like Half-Life and Portal and the mega-popular Steam game store, is an aspirational p…

Nike Files Trademark Application in the US for ‘Cryptokicks’

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cointelegraph.com - Nike has filed a trademark application for the phrase “Cryptokicks,” a document filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on April 19 shows. The footwear giant’s application describes offering …

IBM to Apply Blockchain Tech to Lenovo’s Data Centers

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cointelegraph.com - American global tech giant IBM signed a new agreement with Chinese PC maker Lenovo to apply blockchain in Lenovo’s customer service, according to a press release on April 25. IBM, а top global develo…

Samsung IT Subsidiary Releases New Version of Enterprise Blockchain Platform

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cointelegraph.com - Samsung SDS, the IT subsidiary of international technology giant Samsung Group, has released a new version of its enterprise blockchain platform dubbed Nexledger Universal, according to a press relea…

Splash Screen: Designing a Successful Launch Experience for Your Mobile App

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blog.mobile-patterns.com - You’ve got a brilliant idea, a pool of investors, an exceptional roadmap, and advanced technology to create the mobile application that would take smartphone users by the storm. Let’s say you’re work…

Insurance Companies Are Monitoring Your Phone to See How Much You Use It While Driving

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jalopnik.com - A disturbing amount of us use our phones to talk, text, or send our awful tweets while behind the wheel, but you might want to think twice before sending that next tweet, and not just for self-preser…

QuickPic now back on Google Play but still as bad as before

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androidcommunity.com - Don’t you miss the days when QuickPic was one of the most popular photo gallery apps out there and it was actually working as it should? Well, the now infamous app was removed from the Google Play St…

Spotify bug affecting Samsung Galaxy smartphones

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androidcommunity.com - Spotify users who own Samsung Galaxy devices are not particularly happy with the latest update to the music streaming app. Normally an update would bring you new features or even a new look. But it s…

New phishing method uses inception bar, shows fake URL addresses

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androidcommunity.com - Phishing is never fun. Well, for hackers, it is something exciting and intriguing because they never know what kind or how much information they can fetch. As for mobile users, any form of phishing m…

Pixel 3 smartphones didn’t sell much the past quarter

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androidcommunity.com - The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will need to move over once the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are out. Launch of the Pixel 3a will be next month so we may need to say goodbye to the Pixel 3 series. It won’t re…

YouTube Music now lets you play locally stored music

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androidcommunity.com - We still don’t know when we’ll say goodbye to Google Play Music but we do know that Google is already pushing YouTube Music as a replacement for the app. But people who use the former may still not b…

Next-gen HTC Exodus blockchain phone may be out this year

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androidcommunity.com - HTC may no longer be one of the most popular phone makers in the world today but it has something that not many OEMs can offer. There is the HTC Exodus that makes the blockchain phone category thrive…

Tasker 5.7 app update brings WaveNet Voices, Keyboard Action

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androidcommunity.com - It was only two weeks ago when we featured the Tasker update that allowed long press volume button. The app is always updated and here’s another one that brings the app to version 5.7. Tasker 5.7 is …

Blackberry shutting down more apps by June 30, 2019

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androidcommunity.com - If you’re still a huge Blackberry fan and you still depend on apps that they have been producing the past few years, we have bad news for you. After the recent announcement that the once-popular Blac…

Android 9 Pie-based Bliss OS ready for x86 PC

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androidcommunity.com - Not many people may realize this but the x86 PC has been part of the Android community since 2010. Well, the Android team has been releasing updated OS for the device, porting it to PC. For one, ther…

Sony’s Sketch app will stop online functions by Sept 30

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androidcommunity.com - If you’ve enjoyed using Sony’s Sketch app to make, well, sketches and other drawing-related things, you’ll probably say goodbye to it pretty soon. It looks like it’s going to be another victim of the…

OnePlus 7 Pro’s OLED display is DisplayMate’s latest winner

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androidcommunity.com - The OnePlus 7 flagship series is anticipated to deliver more–more cameras, more power, more speed, and more new things. It’s been the subject of several articles already but there really is more to k…

Samsung phone with multi-plane display illustrated

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androidcommunity.com - The Samsung Galaxy Fold’s time to shine is still on hold as the South Korean tech giant has recalled some units of the foldable phone given to the press for review. Samsung has been working on the fo…

AT&T Nationwide NB-IoT Network is Live

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about.att.com - Last year, we said that we would launch our NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the U.S. by spring. I’m proud to announce today that our nationwide NB-IoT network is live! The upgrades …

Can We Just Change the Channel? Five Ways to Optimize your Social Media Channels

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loyalty360.org - Sharpening those “social” skills Before sharing a few easy steps to optimize your social media presence, it should be mentioned that marketers should not feel compelled to be present in every social …

BJ’s Restaurant Adopts New Loyalty Tech

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loyalty360.org - BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is investigating new technology to make its off-premise sales run smoother. This move is the result of a record increase in such sales. The company hopes to use this inc…

How Sending Security Clearance Checks to Defense Will Affect the Workforce

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www.govexec.com - Now that President Trump has signed a long-awaited executive order authorizing the transfer of the National Background Investigations Bureau from the Office of Personnel Management to the Defense Dep…

Microsoft, VA Bring Xbox Adaptive Controller to Veterans - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are partnering to provide the Xbox Adaptive Controller to veterans across the United States. “Gaming with a traditional controller can be di…

Microsoft Delays Testing of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Microsoft quietly revealed today that it will not make the promised April start for public testing of Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. “Twenty-eight days ago, I tweeted that ‘if all goes acco…

Huawei P30 Pro First Impressions - Thurrott.com

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www.thurrott.com - Widely-rated as having the very best camera in any smartphone, the Huawei P30 Pro is also a powerhouse flagship in its own right. But come on. All you really care about is the camera. So let me get t…

The next version of Facebook Messenger will be radically smaller

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www.theverge.com - Facebook Messenger’s mobile app for iOS is about to shrink. The company said today that it is working on a new version of Messenger that will be fewer than 30MB (or about 20 percent the size of the c…

How to take advantage of the latest updates to Google Search Console

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searchenginewatch.com - After testing the Search Console for more than a year, Google announced its release from beta last year. In the previous year, maybe more, Google slowly rolled out the beta eventually doing a full op…

The Best 27-Inch Gaming Monitor 2019 - IGN

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www.ign.com - Because your gaming rig deserves the very best. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy the product, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Monitors have been g…

Mayor de Blasio's car was involved in an accident but the NYPD covered it up

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hotair.com - “No one is to know,” he repeated… The crash was covered up in part because of de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, which seeks to reduce pedestrian and traffic deaths through stricter enforcement, acc…

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