Technology

Steve September 18, 2020

Electronic devices can be surprisingly leaky, often spraying out information for anyone close by to receive. [Docter Cube] has found another such leak, this time with the speakers in iPhones. While repairing an old AM radio and listening to a podcast on his iPhone, he discovered that the radio was receiving audio the from his […]

Steve September 17, 2020

Twitter is taking extra measures to keep high-profile accounts with political inclinations secure during the upcoming U.S. elections. Beginning today, those accounts will now receive in-app notifications that will prompt owners to adopt Twitter’s recommended practices for increased security. In a blog post, Twitter said it will require political accounts to use a strong password. […]

Steve September 17, 2020

By Anmol Mehrotra Neowin @@anmol_112 · Sep 18, 2020 01:02 EDT Back in August, we reported that Apple is finally planning to bring its online store to the Indian market. Now, the company has sent out a press release confirming the launch of Apple Store online on September 23. Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president […]

Steve September 17, 2020

If you want to gauge the opinions of a group of people quickly, a poll is an easy way to do it. Just create the ballot and send it to everyone interested to see what they think. However, there are many poll services online, so which one is the best for you? We compiled this […]

Steve September 17, 2020

The vast majority of Android users are quite familiar with the inconvenient issue of an app malfunctioning. Whether the app is not opening, crashing, or just not responding, there are steps you can take to remedy the situation. This article looks at ways to deal with the Android apps not working issue. Note: some of […]

Steve September 17, 2020

In March 2020, rdiff-backup advanced to version 2, 11 years after the last major release. The deprecation of Python 2 at the beginning of 2020 was the impetus for this update, but it gave the development team the opportunity to incorporate other features and benefits. For about two decades, rdiff-backup has helped Linux users maintain full backups […]

Steve September 17, 2020

The ability to access, connect, and manage multiple devices remotely through a single account is important. Going a step further, being able to completely update devices remotely is another way for sysadmins to reduce effort and minimize headaches. UpdateHub is an open source solution that allows you to do complete device updates, including firmware and […]

Steve September 17, 2020

In an update to its Android Developer Program Policy, Google on Wednesday said stalkerware apps in its app store can no longer be used to stalk non-consenting adults. Stalkerware, which the web giant defines as “code that transmits personal information off the device without adequate notice or consent and doesn’t display a persistent notification that […]

Steve September 17, 2020

KDE developers are promising an ‘absolutely massive’ Plasma 5.20 release next month, so in this post we take a look what makes it such a major upgrade. With the final stable KDE Plasma 5.20 release date is set for October 13, 2020 the KDE Plasma 5.20 beta is out for testing. It’s this development milestone […]

Steve September 17, 2020

Image via Cirurginn Last week’s news update on Microsoft Flight Simulator primarily covered the imminent release of the second patch for the title. Although a soft release timeframe of 10 days was provided by the Flight Simulator team initially, the latest build – v1.8.3.0 – was released quicker than anticipated, a couple of days back. […]

Steve September 17, 2020

Comcast announced today that it will provide free Wi-Fi services to low-income students in an effort to aid in home-based classes. This initiative is part of a new program called Lift Zones. Under the multi-year program, Comcast will install more than 1,000 Wi-Fi-connected hubs in facilities nationwide where students can access the internet for free […]

Steve September 17, 2020

Atmospheric pressure is all around us, and capable of providing a great deal of force when used properly. As Otto Von Guericke demonstrated with his Magdeburg hemispheres over 350 years ago, simply removing air from a chamber to create a vacuum can have astounding results. More recently, [Tom Stanton] has used vacuum to power a […]