Apple Pulls iOS 12 Beta 7 Update Due To Performance Issues
Apple has quietly pulled iOS 12 Beta 7 software, aimed at developers and enthusiasts, less than a day after rolling it out. Even as the company has not offered an explanation -- or an acknowledgement -- according to users, performance issues might be the reason. MacRumors: On the MacRumors forums, there are multiple reports of problems when tapping on an icon, which can result in a very noticeable pause before the app launches. As MacRumors reader OldSchoolMacGuy explains: "I'm seeing apps ta...
Apple Delays 32-Person Group FaceTime From iOS 12 Launch
Developer Guilherme Rambo has revealed that the 32-person FaceTime group chat feature "has been removed from the initial release of iOS 12." Apple says the feature "will ship in a future software update later this fall." The Verge: Group FaceTime chats will allow 32 participants in a video call, with tiles of people's faces where you can manually select people to highlight them in the main interface. Apple's delay to group FaceTime chats comes after the company delayed its AirPlay 2 introduct...
Many Google Services on Android Devices and iPhones Store Location Data, Even if Location Sharing is Disabled From Privacy Sett
Group FaceTime isn’t arriving in September
Group FaceTime’s launch is going to be delayed. The feature, which supports up to 32 people in a single audio or video call, was pulled from the latest iOS 12 and macOS Mojave betas released on Monday, and will be held until a later date, says Apple. According to the company’s Release Notes for both […]
Carbyne raises $15M for its next-gen 911 service, as Founders Fund invests in its first Israeli startup
Introducing MSIX, the one installer for all Windows apps
Building installers on Windows used to be complicated. It all depended on which installation tool were you using and how was your code being distributed. Could you wrap an executable around a Zip file, or use the venerable XCOPY? Things got simpler when Microsoft introduced the Windows Installer, and its standard MSI format. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story)
Fax machines may be vulnerable to hackers, new report finds
The fax machine is widely considered to be a dinosaur of interoffice communications, but it lives on as part of all-in-one printers and may present a vulnerable point where hackers can infiltrate an organization's network, according to a new report from Israeli software company Check Point. The...
10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail
Your future shopping experiences might be much more automated, but they also might be much more personal than today's trips to the store.
Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India
Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian subcontinent in the latest move by a US technology company into sports rights. The company has signed an exclusive agreement to show La Liga games featuring Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and other stars f...
Facebook exec: media firms that don't work with us will end up 'in hospice'
Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships, tells publishers that without Facebook’s help their businesses will die A senior Facebook executive told Australian media companies that if they didn’t cooperate with the social network, their businesses would die. According to a report by The Australian , Campbell Brown, Facebook’s head of news partnerships, told a group of more than 20 broadcasters a...
Don't Let Your Cloud Migration Become A 'Clusterf*ck'
At the center of this ill-fated initiative was a migration from a mishmash of legacy apps to a modern suite of applications in the public cloud. Nevertheless, in spite of the noble goal to migrate legacy apps to the cloud, the effort was as one insider described, “a clusterfuck in the making.”
A look at Tesla's nine-member board
Tesla Inc's board has named a special committee of three directors to negotiate with Chief Executive Elon Musk on taking the electric car maker private, although it said it was yet to see a firm offer from him.
Health Care Is Broken. Google Thinks Oscar Health Can Fix It
Mario Schlosser, the CEO of Oscar Health, wants technology to cure what ails the health care industry. And now Alphabet, Google's parent company, is betting $375 million on this digital panacea.
Uniflex to turn profitable in 3Q18 on strong FPCBs shipments
Taiwan PCB maker Uniflex Technology expects to swing to profits in the third quarter of 2018 thanks to growing revenues from flexible PCBs seen after entering the supply chains of Korea-based smartphone vendors in the year with strong shipment momentum.
The Complete Anatomy Of The Gutenberg WordPress Editor
It seems that Gutenberg has been a term of controversy in the world of WordPress lately. Hailed as the most significant change to WordPress 5.0 this year, the Gutenberg editor has received a mixed response from web developers and regular folk alike. All of this chaos is making it difficult to see Gutenberg for what it really is. So, I’ll try to put some of the confusion to rest once and for all.
Hundreds of Researchers From Harvard, Yale and Stanford Were Published in Fake Academic Journals
In the so-called "post-truth era," science seems like one of the last bastions of objective knowledge, but what if science itself were to succumb to fake news? From a report: Over the past year, German journalist Svea Eckert and a small team of journalists went undercover to investigate a massive underground network of fake science journals and conferences. In the course of the investigation, which was chronicled in the documentary "Inside the Fake Science Factory," the team analyzed over 175...
Zuckerberg Doesn't Care About Publishers; Media Firms That Don't Work With Us Will End Up 'In Hospice': Facebook Executive
Fortnite Android performance issues addressed by Epic
Fortnite‘s Android launch has been a little bit messy thus far. First, we learned that the game wouldn’t be available on the Google Play Store, then it was the beta’s brief-but-still-kinda-weird exclusivity period on Samsung devices. Now, it seems that a large number of players are experiencing poor performance, which is obviously a pretty frustrating development. Epic acknowledged the problem ...
NVIDIA Quadro RTX bring Turing architecture real-time ray tracing
As technology evolves, so do users’ tastes and expectations. No longer are they satisfied with crude digital approximations of real-world objects and demand convincing and photorealistic renderings more than what current computing technology can provide. Unless they happen to have one of NVIDIA’s three new GPUs. Boasting to have brought technology that wasn’t expected until at least 2023, NVIDI...
Reel talk: You know what's safely offline? Tape. Data protection outfit Veeam inks deal with Quantum
Boffins: Confusing distributed ledger tech definitions create 'unrealistic expectations' about what it can do
Intel continues to optimize its products around AI
Normally, this is the time of year when Intel would hold its Intel Developer Forum conference, which would be replete with new product announcements. But with the demise of the show last year, the company instead held an all-day event that it live-streamed over the web. The company’s Data Centric Innovation Summit was the backdrop for a series of processor and memory announcements aimed at the ...
Samsung May Shutter Chinese Phone Factory as Its Market Share Collapses
Samsung is considering closing down a factory in China due to the complete evaporation of its local market share. The post Samsung May Shutter Chinese Phone Factory as Its Market Share Collapses appeared first on ExtremeTech .
New Uber Chief Security Officer Has N.S.A. Past
Matt Olsen, the former general council of the National Security Agency, will replace Joe Sullivan, who was fired after the disclosure of a data breach.
Why You Shouldn't Settle for a Free VPN - DealPost
The Web is a dangerous place, and while surfing it with a free VPN might keep you under the radar, you're far from invincible. With private data being worth more than gold nowadays, hackers, shady agencies, and the like are stepping up their game to access your information. Free or paid, just about every VPN will mask your online movements, but some offer better protection than others. What's m...
NASA Astronaut Saw ‘Something Organic/Alien Like’ in Space
The universe is full of fascinating, unexplained, altogether alien things. But whether extraterrestrial life actually exists remains a mystery. Which is why it’s hard to believe that former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin (famous […] The post NASA Astronaut Saw ‘Something Organic/Alien Like’ in Space appeared first on Geek.com .
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