Google's staff banned from protesting YouTube under the company's banner

Google’s staff banned from protesting YouTube under the company’s banner

Google has warned its employees that those who plan to ride the company’s sponsored float will not be allowed to protest against YouTube’s LGBTQ+ policy decisions.  The tech giant points out it would be in violation of the company’s code of conduct. However, employees are allowed to peacefully protest YouTube or Google in other parts of the Pride parade, just not in their capacity as employees. Google’s employees are not happy with this response. Today, @Google told employees that while marching in the Google contingent in the @SFPride parade any protest against @YouTube‘s current policies,interpretation of policies,and so forth would be …

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Apple’s Xbox and PS4 controller support turns an iPad into a portable game console

Apple’s Xbox and PS4 controller support turns an iPad into a portable game console

Apple is bringing Xbox and PlayStation 4 controller support to the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV this fall. It’s a big change from the select MFi Bluetooth controllers that were supported before, and it means you can now easily connect any PS4 or Xbox One controller to your device to play games on the go. I’ve been trying out an Xbox One S controller (with Bluetooth support) on my iPad Pro running the new public beta, and I’m convinced this is a big step toward using an iPad as a portable game console. While all PS4 DualShock 4 controllers support …

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Google Drive beta test expands offline support to non-Google files in Chrome – TechCrunch

Google Drive beta test expands offline support to non-Google files in Chrome – TechCrunch

Google Drive’s offline capabilities are getting an upgrade. Currently, you can use Google Chrome to make your Docs, Sheets, and Slides available offline. On Tuesday, the company announced the launch of a beta test that will expand offline capabilities to other content as well, including PDFs, images, Microsoft Office files, and other non-Google file formats. The beta test, dubbed the “Google Drive Offline for Binary Content Beta,” is only open to admins of G Suite domains who have Drive File Stream enabled. Admins who had previously opted into the Alpha test for offline Docs, Sheets, and Slides will be automatically …

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macos malware gatekeeper

New Mac Malware Exploits GateKeeper Bypass Bug that Apple Left Unpatched

Cybersecurity researchers from Intego are warning about possible active exploitation of an unpatched security vulnerability in Apple’s macOS Gatekeeper security feature details and PoC for which were publicly disclosed late last month. Intego team last week discovered four samples of new macOS malware on VirusTotal that leverage the GateKeeper bypass vulnerability to execute untrusted code on macOS without displaying users any warning or asking for their explicit permission. However, the newly discovered malware, dubbed OSX/Linker, has not been seen in the wild as of now and appears to be under development. Though the samples leverage unpatched Gatekeeper bypass flaw, it …

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Review: Twelve South's New 'HiRise Wireless' Converts From Stand to Mat for Charging iPhone and AirPods

Review: Twelve South’s New ‘HiRise Wireless’ Converts From Stand to Mat for Charging iPhone and AirPods

Twelve South today announced its latest HiRise accessory, called the “HiRise Wireless,” and it’s available to purchase now on Twelve South’s website. The new accessory is a multi-purpose wireless charging stand with two distinct positions: you can charge your iPhone upright in a traditional stand position, or pop out the Qi-certified Power Disc for a miniature device that’s perfectly sized to charge AirPods, or to bring with you when you travel. The Power Disc is also USB-C compatible, so that when you bring it on a trip you can leave the included power cord at home and use the USB-C …

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How to Export Google Chrome Tabs to TXT or HTML

How to Export Google Chrome Tabs to TXT or HTML

Tab support is one of the best things about modern browsers, and these days the typical Internet user keeps more than a handful of tabs running at the same time regardless of app, platform, and device. But despite the fact that browsers themselves evolved substantially in the last few years, some features are still missing. And this is where third-party extensions come into play. Having a large extension ecosystem is something that can help deal with the lack of certain capabilities, as third-party developers can create their own add-ons that others might find useful as well. This is the case …

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Jabra Elite 85h review: like the rest, but not the best

Jabra Elite 85h review: like the rest, but not the best

Jabra’s Elite 85h are worth considering for many of the same reasons you might want Sony’s 1000X M3, Bose’s QC35, or one of the other models in our roundup of the best wireless headphones. They’re good at silencing distractions with noise canceling (NC), they fit comfortably for hours at a time, and they’re simple to pair and use. It’s a nearly complete package that’s spilling over with other appealing features like SmartSound, Jabra’s intelligent preset-switching function that automatically adjusts to ambient noise, and excellent battery life that outperforms its competitors. All that’s missing is fantastic sound, and for me, that’s …

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MediaTek Unveils Helio P65 SoC With Support for 48-Megapixel Camera, Brings Improved AI and Gaming Performance

MediaTek Unveils Helio P65 SoC With Support for 48-Megapixel Camera, Brings Improved AI and Gaming Performance

The latest MediaTek offering employs two Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores MediaTek has unveiled a new SoC for mid-range smartphones – the Helio P65. The new Helio P-series chipset is an improvement over the MediaTek Helio P60 and claims to offer a better gaming experience and 25 percent faster performance compared to alternatives from rival chipmakers. The octa-core Helio P65 brings a 100 percent boost in AI performance and a 30 percent improvement in AI-assisted camera tasks like scene recognition, scene detection, and application of bokeh effects. The new MediaTek SoC also offers support for 48-megapixel camera sensors, alongside …

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Best OnePlus 7 Screen Protectors in 2019

Best OnePlus 7 Screen Protectors in 2019

Best OnePlus 7 Screen Protectors Android Central 2019 The OnePlus 7 is a fantastic follow-up to the OnePlus 6T. It retains the same body and screen size, but it received a decent spec-bump. However, with a device this gorgeous, you definitely don’t want to end up with a cracked or scratched display. To keep your phone prestine, we have rounded up the best screen protectors that you should get. Staff pick Supershieldz has been in the game for quite sometime and offers some of the best screen protectors on the market. This kit includes two screen protectors, but even more …

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Google Camera takes page from iPhone playbook, preps wide-gamut imaging — maybe to debut on Pixel 4

Google Camera takes page from iPhone playbook, preps wide-gamut imaging — maybe to debut on Pixel 4

The camera in Google’s Pixels has always taken some of the best photos in the world of smartphones, but they might be getting some expanded color chops soon — if not in existing hardware, then maybe in the Pixel 4. Google may be gearing up to add P3 wide color gamut support to the Pixel’s first-party Google Camera app. According to some code dug up and enabled by developer cstark27 and subsequently tested by XDA Developers, Google has already integrated at least some of the required changes, and they were able to turn it on for testing. Left: The P3 …

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Apple Sued Over iPad Fire That Killed a Man

Apple Sued Over iPad Fire That Killed a Man

Apple is being sued by a New Jersey apartment complex and its affiliated insurance firm after an iPad allegedly caught fire into a kitchen and killed a tenant. The incident took place in February 2017 when Bradley Ireland was killed due to what was believed to be a lethal fire started by an iPad. Julia Ireland Meo, the victim’s wife, has already sued Apple earlier this year, claiming the fire was “caused by a defect in the subject tablet, specifically affecting the subject tablet’s battery pack.” Now Union Management and insurance firm Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company sue Apple …

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The Surface Centaurus Might Run Android Apps. Is That a Good Idea?

The Surface Centaurus Might Run Android Apps. Is That a Good Idea?

Dan Baker/Digital Trends A leaked report from Forbes has dropped specs for Microsoft’s next Surface 2-in-1, code-named Centaurus In addition to dual, 9-inch screens and an Intel 10nm Lakefield processor, one other important detail was leaked. Android apps. That’s right. A Microsoft Surface device in the future could launch with Android apps and the Google Play Store built-in. These types of leaks should always be taken with a grain of salt, but let’s imagine for a moment the report is true. Are Android apps a good idea? Android apps could be exactly what the Surface needs In an interview just …

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Top 6 macOS Mojave endpoint protection products

Top 6 macOS Mojave endpoint protection products

The AV-TEST Institute, a Germany-based independent service provider of IT security and antivirus research, recently tested the six popular, business-focused macOS Mojave 10.14.3 client endpoint protection products on three primary criteria: Protection: Detection of 557 samples of widespread and prevalent malware discovered in the last four months. Performance: The average influence the product had on computer speed when downloading and installing frequently used applications, launching standard software applications, and copying files locally and over a network. Usability: The number of false detections of legitimate software as malware and false warnings given while installing and using legitimate software.   Each product …

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How to Install iOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone

How to Install iOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 13 for compatible iPhone and iPod touch models, enabling users who aren’t signed up for the Apple Developer Program to test the software update ahead of its official release in the fall. iOS 13 introduces a swathe of new features and improvements, including a systemwide Dark Mode, a Find My app, a revamped Photos app and new Camera capabilities, new Siri voice, updated privacy features, new street-level view for Maps, and more. That said, iOS 13 is pre-release software, so installing the Public Beta on a secondary device is highly recommended. …

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China Mobile to set up $4 billion 5G industry fund

China Mobile to set up $4 billion 5G industry fund

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past the China Mobile logo at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s largest telecommunications operator China Mobile said on Tuesday it will set up a 30 billion yuan ($4.36 billion) 5G industry fund and has already raised the first installment of 7-10 billion yuan. China Mobile Chairman Yang Jie made the announcement at a press conference in Shanghai, according to a transcript of his speech provided by the company. He did not specify a timeline for the fund. Yang also said China Mobile will …

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