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Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…

Cracking the message in a bottle

Between 2016 and 2019, a number of bottles washed ashore in Hamburg, each containing an ‘uncrackable’ message By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 25 Jan 2021 14:32 Later this week on 28 January, the National Museum of Computing will host a virtual talk exploring the world of unsolvable encryption codes. The “uncrackable” encrypted messages found…

Facebook says a ‘configuration change’ mistakenly logged iPhone users out of their accounts

If you woke up this morning and were inexplicably logged out of the Facebook app on your iPhone, you’re not alone. Facebook says that a “configuration change” affected people’s ability to access the Facebook app on their iPhone on Friday evening, but the issue appears to have since been resolved for most users. Facebook logged…

Microsoft Edge can finally generate new passwords for you

Updated Google Chrome already offers a password generator, as well as the ability to store passwords. Now Edge can, too. Urupong Getty / Microsoft Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Microsoft is poised to release several substantial security updates to version 88 of its…

What to expect from the Mac in 2021: Redesigned iMac, all-new MacBook Pro, and much more

The year 2021 is shaping up to be massive for the Mac. Apple began the transition to Apple Silicon processors in the Mac last year with a new Mac mini, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a new MacBook Air. Things are expected to gain more traction this year, with the rumor mill currently suggesting…

Checked Samsung’s website here in The Netherlands. For my Samsung S20 5G I would…

Samsung will be hoping S21 series sales do better than the S20's. (Source: Samsung)After launching the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra today, Samsung has also opened its trade-in program for the series. It's pretty good, actually, with Galaxy S10 series owners being able to trade in their phones for a massive US$550, for…

Best portable projector with battery power for 2021: BenQ, Anker, LG and more

How great would it be to have a big-screen movie experience without having to lug your TV into your backyard? How great would it be to have a projector in your backpack so you could watch a movie while camping? Portable projectors make it possible. These mini projectors are about the size of a large…

2021 MacBook Pro redesign won’t feature Touch Bar and will bring back MagSafe

This could be the MacBook Pro redesign many people have been waiting for Hot on the heels of the reveal of its own M1 chip, Apple reportedly plans to significantly redesign the MacBook Pro in the third quarter of 2021. According to often-reliable TF International Securities analyst Ming-chi Kuo and as first reported by MacRumors,…

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro: Unboxing and ears-on impressions

Available now, the $199 Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds are poised to take on the AirPods Pro. Ben Patterson/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Table of Contents Show More Samsung just unleashed its first premium pair of earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro, and they…

Samsung launches competitors to iPhone 12 and AirPods Pro, beats AirTags to market

Samsung debuted its newest flagship smartphones and more today at its Unpacked 2021 event. The major launches include three new iPhone 12 competitors with the Galaxy S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra as well as AirPods Pro and AirTags competitors. Samsung launched its new flagship Galaxy smartphones about a month earlier than it traditionally does this…

Canada’s Nanoleaf is all-in on Thread, a wireless protocol for connecting smart home devices

Thread is the next big thing you probably haven’t heard about, and may never witness in action — but it will likely bring massive change to technology you interact with on a daily basis. In simple terms, Thread is a wireless connectivity protocol designed specifically for smart home devices. It’ll eventually form the backbone of…

Three AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips you should avoid buying

These chips are based upon AMD's older Zen 2 architecture, not the latest Zen 3, and the performance difference is notable. AMD / YouTube Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Amid the fanfare over AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips, you might have missed one…

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Razer’s Viper 8K escalates the war for ultimate gaming mouse responsiveness

Razer's ambidextrous Viper 8K gaming mouse boast an 8,000Hz polling rate that's eight times faster than the industry standard. Razer Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors In the battle for the fastest gaming mouse, Razer just fired the first shot in a new front.…

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is expected to have an SD 888 processor and 120 Hz AMOLED panel. (Image source: Weibo/WHYLAB)An alleged live photo of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro has been shared on Chinese social media and has been met with something of a lukewarm response so far. The Snapdragon 888 phone has been…

Google apps will stop using tracking ID that would require upcoming iOS 14 permission prompt

With iOS 14, Apple is requiring app developers to tell users about and have them opt-in to tracking. Google announced today that its first-party iOS apps will stop using certain tracking methods to avoid having to show the upcoming permission prompt. Meanwhile, the company also provided guidance to developers and advertisers ahead of Apple’s App…

Facebook, Reddit receive low marks for Holocaust denial content

Facebook has been under pressure to combat more hate speech. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook, Reddit, Discord and Steam received low grades from the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday for the handling of Holocaust denial content on their platforms. The ADL issued the report to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ADL, an advocacy group focused on…