Author: Olivia Davis

A concerning evaluation has emerged from a collaborative effort by Mozilla and Finnish research firm CheckFirst, critiquing the insufficient advertising transparency tools offered by major tech companies like Apple, Google, and TikTok. Critical Gaps in Advertising Transparency Published on Tuesday, the report delineates the lackluster efforts of tech giants to enable users to fully grasp the mechanisms and actors behind the advertisements they’re presented with. Despite the array of tools existing on their platforms, users remain largely in the dark about the reasons ads are targeted at them and the entities funding these campaigns. A Deep-Dive into…

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Whispers in the tech grapevine are turning into full-blown conversations, folks! AMD’s Zen 5 desktop CPUs are the toast of the town, and now we’ve stumbled upon a picture that’s worth more than a thousand specs. Spotted on X’s bustling streets, formerly known as Twitter, and highlighted by VideoCardz, we’ve got ourselves a potential visual of tech’s next superstar. Pause for the eye roll, I know—another day, another leak. But this isn’t your everyday tech tease. This photo’s allegedly showcasing an 8-core (16-thread) Ryzen silicon star, and rumors are tossing around names like the 9700X—or the 9800X, if AMD…

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Since its inception, the Apple TV has been an integral part of Apple’s ecosystem, seamlessly integrating with other devices to redefine home entertainment. But as technology pushes the boundaries, Apple TV is not one to lag behind. The latest buzz suggests we’re on the cusp of seeing a new iteration that’s not just another upgrade – it’s a transformation indicative of the future of home entertainment. In the corridors of tech forums and the archives of the rumor mill, whispers have become louder about an Apple TV in the works that is set to revolutionize our interaction with the…

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In an unprecedented move that could reshape the relationship between technology behemoths and user autonomy, the European Union is rumbling with propositions that may soon compel Apple to allow iPhone users the heretofore unimaginable option: the ability to delete the default Photos app. As discussions around tech companies’ dominance heat up, the EU has been spearheading a campaign for digital fairness, pushing for greater control in the hands of the users over the software that comes pre-installed on their devices. This is in response to a growing public concern over the inability to remove or replace certain core apps that…

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Hey there, tech enthusiasts and concerned citizens! Today, we’re diving into something that sounds like a plot straight out of a cyber-thriller, but it’s as real as the smartphone in your hand. Strap in as we unravel the story of a backdoor vulnerability in XZ Utils that nearly sent system admins worldwide on a coffee binge from sheer anxiety. Picture this: It’s just another day, and you’re busy chipping away at your daily cyber tasks. But, out of the blue, a curveball whooshes by named CVE-2024-3094—a security gap in XZ Utils that’s not just a hole in the wall, but…

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In the artfully electric corridors of tech speculation, rumors scribbled out by the invisible hand claim an alliance is forming between Apple’s emerging Vision Pro headset and the venerable Apple Pencil. Could this be a match made in digitally augmented heaven or just another piece of gossip that’ll vanish faster than a Snapchat doodle? As we navigate through the orchard of innovation (yes, pun intended), it appears the tech giant might be plotting to turn its head-mounted contraption into a bona fide canvas-ready artist’s companion, complete with pressure and tilt wizardry. The thought of wielding a digital stylus in the…

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Today, there’s a bit of a sticky situation brewing in the world of Fitbits, specifically for those residing in the European Economic Area (EEA). Brace yourselves for a head-scratching development that’s got us scratching our own heads. It turns out that Google is removing all third-party apps and clock faces from all Fitbits currently existing in the EEA. You read that right, folks. No more custom apps or funky clock faces to personalize your device. This includes all the popular models like the Sense 2, Versa 4, and even the problematic Ionic. The company hasn’t made any official announcements about…

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Google has catapulted YouTube into the age of AI transparency, mandating content creators to clearly mark any content sculpted by AI as realistic. Unveiled in their latest blog post, YouTube’s Creator Studio is equipped with a fresh “Altered content” tool prompting video architects to disclose AI usage. Creators will engage with a straightforward prompt, ticking “Yes” or “No” to identify whether their videography: Puts a realistic spin on a real person’s actions or words Retouches genuine footage of happenings or locales Engineers a credible scene that never truly unfolded However, the filter doesn’t apply to clearly fantastical AI creations, like…

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Google’s Pixel wearables, including the Pixel Watch and Pixel Watch 2, feature a convenient convenience feature called Watch Unlock. This feature allows an Android device to unlock automatically when a trusted Pixel Watch or Pixel Watch 2 is nearby—recently discovered code hints at an upcoming upgrade to this feature, hinting at the potential inclusion of ultra-wideband (UWB) technology on the Pixel Watch 3. UWB would offer a faster and more precise unlocking experience than the current Bluetooth support. This technology is in Apple’s latest smartwatches, such as the Apple Watch Ultra 2. The Pixel Watch 3 will likely include UWB…

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“Calculator” is one of the system applications in iOS, which most owners of Apple smartphones practically do not pay attention to. For those who deal with constant calculations, the mobile Calculator serves as an emergency replacement, but for other users the application is a good help in certain situations. 💚 ON TOPIC: How to calculate interest: from an amount, a number, on a loan, on a calculator, on an iPhone. In addition to basic functions, “Calculator” on iPhone includes a number of additional features that you might not know about. Video: How to activate the Scientific Calculator The application’s…

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Just bought a new iPhone 15 or are you planning to? Follow the instructions to ensure that all your data is transferred securely to your new device. We will also tell you how to update your iPhone 15 and avoid the frozen screen error in iOS 17. Friendly reminder: If you’re upgrading at a brick-and-mortar store today and need to trade in your old iPhone – don’t let the retailer rush you through the process or do it all for you.Make sure for yourself that all your data is transferred/transferred and that your old iPhone is erased before you trade…

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Just after Apple released iOS 17 RC to developers and beta users last week, I found links to code for a new option that allows you to limit the maximum battery charge on your iPhone in order to preserve it better. Since some people already have the iPhone 15 in their hands, we now have confirmation that this feature exists on the new phones. In addition, they provide users with more detailed information about the battery status. Features of the new iPhone 15 battery How shared Ray Wong on XiPhone 15 models have a section dedicated to more detailed battery…

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The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has released its 2023 Electronics and Appliances Survey. After Apple was the sole winner in the personal computer category for 20 years in a row, this year, it was overtaken by a competitor and forced to tie. ACSI today published a new report based on a survey of more than 14,000 respondents (randomly selected) from July 2022 to June 2023. The personal computer category includes desktop computers, laptops, and tablets. Overall, Apple’s Mac and iPad experience scored 83, three points above the personal computing average of 80 this year. And 83 is one point…

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