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Back in August Facebook revealed that WhatsApp and Instagram will go through name changes as the parent company wants to be transparent about its product and services. On November 4, the company revealed a new logo in order to distinguish the parent company from the Facebook app. Recently, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent out a tweet which was a dig to Facebook’s latest logo. Twitter from TWITTER — jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 5, 2019 As you can see from the tweet above, Dorsey referenced to the rebranding which is basically a glorified switch to all-caps version of the old logo.…

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In a recent tweet earlier on Wednesday, Elon Musk revealed that Tesla will be unveiling its electric truck later on November 21. Named “Cybertruck”, Musk revealed that the company were inspired by the flying cars, Spinners in Blade Runner. Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2019 However, this announcement doesn’t come off as a major surprise. Although Tesla was set to reveal the vehicle back in September, Musk pushed it back to the date. And unsurprisingly, the date and place of the announcement coincide with the setting from the…

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If you are using Firefox for Windows and Mac, then you might be interested to know that a number of malicious sites are displaying fake warning message when you visit these sites. The latest bug was first reported by Malwarebytes’ Jérôme Segura who explained that these sites are using JavaScript to exploit the browser to render it unusable. According to a report from Ars Technica, if you visit an affected site, you will get the following message: “Please stop and do not close the PC… The registry key of your computer is locked. Why did we block your computer? The…

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Although Xiaomi is known for its smartphone, the company has announced its “Xiaomi Mi Watch” that looks similar to Apple Watch Series 3. In case you are interested, the Xiaomi Mi Watch packs a 1.78-inch AMOLED always-on touchscreen display. Additionally, users will be using a new OS called MIUI for the smartwatch. The smartphone’s software is based on Google’s WearOS which marks the smartwatch first aftermarket product to carry ‘based on WearOS’ tag that hasn’t really been commonplace due to WearOS’ lackluster battery life. While we will have to wait to see how popular the accessory becomes, Xiaomi revealed…

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Microsoft announced a number of changes coming to Azure during Ignite 2019 to attract more customers. However, as more businesses move to cloud-based environments, securing cloud systems are also becoming more complex. In order to bring more security options to Azure customers, Trustwave has unveiled several new services that will allow customers to monitor and take action against any potential threats. The new Trustwave Threat Detection and Response services for Microsoft Azure will integrate with Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection. The service will collect data from users to analyze potential malware or any security threats. Moreover, the…

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Microsoft announced that new Chromium Edge browser will be coming out on January 15 during Ignite 2019 conference. Although a lot of people thought that Microsoft will release the browser for Windows 10 following the initial announcement few months earlier, the company revealed it will be bringing the browser in other operating systems. And now, the company has noted that it will be releasing the browser to Linux as well in the coming months following the initial release. This isn’t the first time we have heard about Edge’s potential release on Linux. Few months earlier, rumors surfaced regarding Edge’s release…

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Majority of the tech giants such as Apple, Google and Amazon have pushed their smart devices over last couple of years. However, few months earlier it was revealed that these companies used thousands of workers to listen to digital assistant conversations. Understandably, this resulted in consumers raising privacy and security related concerns over last couple of years. And now, a group of researchers from the University of Michigan and at the University of Electro-Communications of Tokyo discovered that powerful laser can be used to hack these devices. In the recently published research paper, the group noted that pointing a…

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Although cloud storage services such as Dropbox are pretty convenient, most of these services come with a limit on the size of single file. As a result, if someone wanted to transfer a really large file, they would find a limited number of available options. Few months earlier Dropbox introduced a file sharing service that would allow users to share files that were up to 100GB. After spending a long time in beta, the service is now available for anyone who’s interested. In case you are wondering, Dropbox Transfer allows users to share files with others without the requirements to…

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According to a recent report from Reuters AT&T is set to pay a $60 million for throttling data speeds in the carrier’s unlimited data plans. Following the settlement with the Federal Trade Commission earlier on Wednesday, AT&T emailed a statement to Reuters. The company said, “Even though it has been years since we applied this network management tool in the way described by the FTC, we believe this is in the best interests of consumers.” According to FTC, AT&T would throttle users’ connection after they used as little as 2 gigabytes of data. In an official statement, FTC’s Bureau of…

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In the first day of Microsoft’s Ignite 2019 conference in Orlando, the company announced a number of new improvements across its products. Among these latest announcements, Microsoft revealed that Outlook for Mac is set to get a major redesign as well as new tools to help users to organize their works. During the event, Microsoft revealed that these tools include email replies that will scale based on user preferences on other connected apps. According to the company, this will use the same sync technology as other Outlook services. Apart from Mac, mobile apps for Outlook will also get several improvements.…

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Although iPad is designed for creative professionals on the go, interestingly, several Adobe products were missing from the company’s offerings for the device for a long time. However, at MAX 2019 earlier today, Adobe announced several products to be available for iPad owners in the coming months. Few months earlier, Adobe revealed that Photoshop will be available for iPad. However, we hadn’t heard from the company for a long time and the company has stated that the app is finally available for iPad. According to Adobe, the app focuses on top workflows and the company will continue to improve the…

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Following a month-long experience earlier in August, Microsoft Japan has revealed that it has seen a 40% increase in productivity by employees when a four-day workweek was in place. The initiative is part of the company’s “Work Life Choice Challenge” which saw the company to close its operations on Fridays to initiate a three-day weekend. Interestingly, the sales figures measured over the weekend saw about 40 percent increase compared to the previous year. This was largely thanks to the shorter meetings as well as remote conference. Moreover, the company reported a fall in cost as the company used 23.1 percent…

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Although 4K monitors were pretty expensive for a long time, they are pretty affordable these days. However, similar to other components, monitors vary significantly from each other. While majority of the affordable monitors are targeted towards gamers, they aren’t particularly suitable for productivity. If you are a content creator looking for a new monitor, then you’ll be glad to know that Dell has announced UP2720Q, a 27-inch 4K monitor targeted towards professionals. The recently announced UP2720Q features an UltraSharp 4K display that comes with Dell’s 10-bit PremierColor technology and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity meaning you will be able to both connect…

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Adobe released Fresco part of its Creative Cloud back in June as a dedicated drawing and painting app. While the app was first unveiled as iPad exclusive, the company has now announced that the app is coming to Windows. While the news is certainly exciting, you should note that the app will be available for selected number of devices at the start. Although the company will release the app to more windows devices in the future, Adobe said that Fresco will be supported for Surface Pro 4, 5, and 6; Surface Book 1 and 2; Surface Studio 1 and 2;…

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According to a recent report from Reuters, Apple has asked the Trump administration to exclude its products from the US tariffs on goods manufactured in China. Some of these products include HomePod speakers, iMacs, parts used for repairing iPhones, iPhone smart battery cases and AirPods. In case you didn’t know, Apple is currently looking for an exemption from the 15 percent tariffs introduced on the products back in September. As Apple is heavily reliant on China for its production and components, the company submitted its exemption request at that time. However, this isn’t the first time Apple has submitted similar…

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During Ignite 2019 earlier today, Microsoft revealed that it will be releasing Edge Chromium browser on January 15th. According to Microsoft, the browser will support 90 languages and will be available for users on Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, and macOS based devices. Following the initial beta release of the browser back in August, Microsoft has been pretty consistent in adding new tools and features as it aims to attract Chrome and Firefox users. Recently the company unveiled the new logo as a teaser behind the release. As you might already know, Microsoft has built the browser from scratch…

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Digital assistants such as Siri, Cortana and Google assistant have come a long way over last couple of years and earlier today during Ignite 2019 conference, Microsoft announced several improvements along with new features for Cortana. One of these changes include the added ability to send users a daily Briefing email. In case you are wondering, thanks to the new feature, Cortana can now collect things that you are supposed to complete on a given day and sends you an email. If you have a lot of appointments coming up, this feature will be extremely useful for you to keep…

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Toyota has announced that it will be partnering with Weathernews to bring more accurate weather forecasts and help improve safety for drivers. In the official announcement, Toyota revealed that it will be using the company’s windshield wiper data to achieve this. The company is currently testing out the operation in Aichi, Tokyo, and Osaka. According to Toyota, the company will compare the operation status of connected cars’ windshield wipers to the weather status of the same area. In case you are wondering, although the radar can be used to generally detect the weather, there are instances of isolated rain which…

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TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has come into spotlight in the recent weeks after several lawmakers expressed their concerns over the company’s controversial policies as well as potential ties to the Chinese government. Although the company has denied the allegations, the US Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS) has reportedly opened a national security review of ByteDance. ByteDance acquired lip-syncing app Musical.ly back in 2017. Afterwards, the company rebranded the service as TikTok. At the time, the company didn’t ask for approval from the authority. As a result, the regulators now have the scope to investigate it. Recently TikTok has garnered a…

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If you are concerned about your privacy while you are using internet, you might want to check out the latest version of Firefox as the browser’s improved security tools and features can help you out immensely. Firefox has introduced several tools over last couple of months to keep you protected. For instance, Firefox for both Windows and MacOS blocks online tracking by default. In order to make it easier for users to learn how a website tracks you, Firefox recently announced privacy report tool that will give you real-time information on how often a website is trying to get information…

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