Day: July 16, 2021

  • WhatsApp tests encrypted cloud backups on Android

    WhatsApp tests encrypted cloud backups on Android

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge When you’re using WhatsApp your messages are encrypted end-to-end, which means prying eyes can’t easily see what’s in them as they travel back and forth. However, if you keep a backup stored in the cloud, then the authorities can use a search warrant to have Google Drive or […]

  • 9to5Rewards: M1 MacBook Air giveaway + 20% off ALOGIC DX Docking Stations

    9to5Rewards: M1 MacBook Air giveaway + 20% off ALOGIC DX Docking Stations

    To celebrate the launch of the new ALOGIC USB-C Universal DX Docking Stations, we’re giving away Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Air to one reader. You can also get 20% off the new 65W and 100w ALOGIC docking stations for a limited time: more… The post 9to5Rewards: M1 MacBook Air giveaway + 20% off ALOGIC DX […]

  • At Least Seven Colombians in Haiti Assassination Received U.S. Training

    At Least Seven Colombians in Haiti Assassination Received U.S. Training

    More than a quarter of the ex-Colombian soldiers currently suspected in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse received U.S. military training, The Intercept confirmed Friday, with some of the alleged attackers participating in programs as recently as 2015 that ranged from vehicle maintenance and professional development to counterterrorism and drug war operations. Courses were […]

  • Tim Cook says Apple will donate to support flood relief efforts in Western Europe

    Tim Cook says Apple will donate to support flood relief efforts in Western Europe

    Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on Friday that Apple will make a donation to provide aid and relief efforts for regions affected by flooding in Western Europe. In Germany and Belgium, the most affected countries so far, hundreds of people have died due to the severe storms. more… The post Tim Cook says Apple will […]

  • Amazon just got Fakespot booted off Apple’s iOS App Store

    Amazon just got Fakespot booted off Apple’s iOS App Store

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fakespot, known for its web browser extensions that try to weed out fake product reviews, suddenly no longer has an iPhone or iPad app — because Amazon sent Apple a takedown request, both Amazon and Fakespot confirm, and Apple decided to remove the app. The giant retailer says […]

  • Apple removes ‘Fakespot’ app from iOS App Store following Amazon request

    Apple removes ‘Fakespot’ app from iOS App Store following Amazon request

    Apple on Friday removed the Fakespot app from the iOS App Store. Fakespot, which is a service for filtering and hiding fake product reviews on Amazon, launched its iOS app last month, but now, the app has been taken down following a request from Amazon itself. more… The post Apple removes ‘Fakespot’ app from iOS […]

  • Finger wrap could one day let you power up wearables while you sleep

    Finger wrap could one day let you power up wearables while you sleep

    A new wearable device turns the touch of a finger into a source of power for small electronics and sensors. (video link) Wearables are so hot right now, with consumers scooping up more than 100 million units of smartwatches, fitness trackers, augmented reality glasses, and similar tech in the first quarter of 2021 alone. Sales […]

  • Biden says platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with COVID-19 misinformation

    Biden says platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with COVID-19 misinformation

    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The White House escalated its fight against vaccine misinformation on Friday, with President Biden directly criticizing Facebook and other platforms for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread — and consequently raising the ongoing death toll from the deadly pandemic. Asked for a message to platforms like Facebook, Biden replied, “They’re killing […]

  • First LG UltraFine OLED Pro review calls the display ‘astonishing’ as launch appears imminent [Video]

    First LG UltraFine OLED Pro review calls the display ‘astonishing’ as launch appears imminent [Video]

    LG’s new 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro Monitor looks set to become available any moment now and along with that, we’ve got the first review of the new 4K professional display. BH Photo calls the experience “astonishing” and “immersive” but it’s also specifically tailored for a handful of use cases. more… The post First LG UltraFine […]

  • Expert panel says new $56K Alzheimer’s drug is unproven—and worth $8,400 max

    Expert panel says new $56K Alzheimer’s drug is unproven—and worth $8,400 max

    Enlarge / The exterior of the headquarters of biotechnology company Biogen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe) Biogen’s new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm continues to face opposition after its contentious approval by the Food and Drug Administration last month—which the FDA now says should be independently investigated. Some insurers say they won’t pay for […]

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