Google Assistant's driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later
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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that Google… Continue Reading…

Cloud leak exposed sensitive data from over 200,000 voicemails
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Cloud leak exposed sensitive data from over 200,000 voicemails

Some data leaks contain more sensitive info than most. Security researcher Bob Diachenko and Comparitech discovered (via Threatpost) that Broadvoice, a cloud VoIP provider for businesses, left over 350 million records exposed online in an unprotected… Continue Reading…

Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission
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Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission

Mandatory Windows 10 updates aren’t new, but the latest example is raising a few hackles. Windows Latest, ZDNet, The Verge and users are reporting that Windows 10 is force-restarting PCs to install links to Office web apps that launch in Edge, includ… Continue Reading…

Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission
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Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission

Mandatory Windows 10 updates aren’t new, but the latest example is raising a few hackles. Windows Latest, ZDNet, The Verge and users are reporting that Windows 10 is force-restarting PCs to install links to Office web apps that launch in Edge, includ… Continue Reading…

Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers
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Chinese hackers impersonated McAfee to attack election campaign staffers

Google warned in June that state-sponsored hackers were targeting 2020 US election campaigns, and now it’s outlining some of the methods those perpetrators used. APT31, a group linked to China, impersonated McAfee (the antivirus software, not its ind… Continue Reading…

Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission
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Windows 10 is installing Office web apps without asking permission

Mandatory Windows 10 updates aren’t new, but the latest example is raising a few hackles. ZDNet, The Verge and users are reporting that Windows 10 is force-restarting PCs to install links to Office web apps that launch in Edge, including in the Start… Continue Reading…

Discord adds stickers to liven up chats
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Discord adds stickers to liven up chats

You’d think Discord would have hopped on the sticker bandwagon ages ago given its sheer amount of customization, but it’s only now joining the party. The chat service is starting to roll out stickers to add an animated flair to your responses. They’l… Continue Reading…

Google search now shows you where to vote or drop off your ballot
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Google search now shows you where to vote or drop off your ballot

It’s more important than ever to know where to vote given the pandemic and a highly passionate 2020 election, and Google believes it can help. The internet giant is rolling out tools in search and Google Maps that help you find US voting and ballot d… Continue Reading…

UK opens inquiry into whether music streaming is fair for artists
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UK opens inquiry into whether music streaming is fair for artists

Even major artists have long claimed that music streaming services pay them a pittance, and the UK government now wants to look into those complaints. The country’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee is launching an inquiry (via BBC News) th… Continue Reading…

The Apple TV app comes to Sony's Android TVs
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The Apple TV app comes to Sony’s Android TVs

You can add Sony TVs to the growing list of places where you can download and use Apple’s redesigned TV app. Sony has begun rolling out the software to its lineup of recent smart TVs, starting with the X900H. It plans to follow with select 2018 sets… Continue Reading…