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Facebook sues Chinese company over alleged ad fraud
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Facebook has sued a Chinese company for allegedly tricking people into installing a malware, compromising peoples accounts and then using them to run deceptive ads.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Chirp 2.0 for Apple Watch adds new features
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Chirp for Twitter app is now receiving its biggest upgrade since its arrival with the latest version 2.0 update.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple updates Clips with Memoji, Animoji and more
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Apple's free video creation app Clips has been updated for the iPhone and the iPad with new Animoji and Memoji support.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pixel 4 recording app now available for Pixel 2, 3 and 3A
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Google's AI-powered Recorder app, which has so far been available exclusively for Pixel 4 owners, is now compatible with the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, and Pixel 3A series phones.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Call of Duty: Mobile crosses 170mn downloads in 2 months
San Francisco, Dec 6 (IANS) Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) has reaped nearly $87 million in global player spending and more than 172 million downloads in its first two months.
2019-12-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Pablo Escobar's brother unveils foldable smartphone
San Francisco, Dec 4 (IANS) Pablo Escobar's biological brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has launched a completely foldable smartphone 'Escobar Fold 1' which features a unique flexible screen allowing a user to fold their regular phone into a tablet size.
2019-12-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
YouTube loosens restrictions on violent video games
San Francisco, Dec 3 (IANS) A new YouTube policy allows creators to upload video games with scripted or simulated violent content without bothering about getting automatically hit by age-restriction gates.
2019-12-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stadia controller wireless support for phones, laptops in 2020
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Google Store listing has revealed that the Stadia controller will get wireless support for laptops, desktops, phones and tablets in 2020, but did not announce an exact launch date for the same.
2019-12-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey uses DuckDuckGo over Google
San Francisco, Dec 1 (IANS) Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey recently revealed that he has stopped using Google and moved its rival DuckDuckGo.
2019-12-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Qualcomm's biz practices drove us out of chip market: Intel
San Francisco, Nov 30 (IANS) Months after selling its smartphone modem chip business to Apple, Intel has said chipset making giant Qualcomm's business practices pushed it out of the modem chip market.
2019-11-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter tests new ways to display conversations
San Francisco, Nov 28 (IANS) Twitter is testing new features aimed at making it easier for users to follow the flow of conversations through such methods as threaded replies and other visual cues.
2019-11-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple changes map to show Crimea as part of Russia
San Francisco, Nov 28 (IANS) Apple has caved on Russian demands to show the controversial annexed Crimean peninsula as part of the Russian territory on its location based apps.
2019-11-28
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Stadia Pro gamers to get 2 more free games in Dec: Report
San Francisco, Nov 27 (IANS) Google Stadia users will get access to another pair of games under the Pro subscription line up in the coming week.
2019-11-27
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple's 2020 iPhones expected to ship over 100 mn units
San Francisco, Nov 26 (IANS) Driven by new design language of the phones and support for 5G connectivity, Apple has told its supply chain partners to expect over 100 million orders for the iPhone 12 in 2020, the Digitimes has reported.
2019-11-26
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Hulu went down in major global outage
San Francisco, Nov 25 (IANS) The Walt Disney Company's subscription video on demand service Hulu went down in a major global outage. A string of tweets complaining about the outage surfaced on the US east coast, the media has reported.
2019-11-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple renews 'Servant' before it premieres
San Francisco, Nov 24 (IANS) Apple has confirmed a second season of M. Night Shyamalans "Servant" ahead of its series premiere on November 28.
2019-11-24
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Facebook dating adds 'Stories' feature
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) Facebook Dating users can now share Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories to their dating profiles, both to current matches and prospective ones.
2019-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter rolls out 'Hide Replies' feature globally
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) Twitter has finally rolled out its "Hide Replies" feature globally which lets users hide replies they think are irrelevant, off-topic, or annoying and are changing the course of the discussion on the platform.
2019-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Google will pay you $1.5 mn for finding bugs in Pixel phones
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) Google has announced to pay $1 million as top award to security researchers who can find a unique bug in its Pixel series of smartphones that may compromise users' data.
2019-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,National,Technology
Facebook may finally take some action on political ads
San Francisco, Nov 22 (IANS) Sense seems to be prevailing at Facebook and the social networking giant is willing to make some changes in its political ad policies to stop misinformation on its platform during elections.
2019-11-22
Category: International, Costa Rica,International
Many Google Stadia founders still waiting for launch codes
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Many of those who pre-ordered the Google Stadia "Founders Edition" have still not received their invite code to start playing.
2019-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Twitter introducing scheduling tweets from web: Report
San Francisco, Nov 21 (IANS) Twitter is now introducing the ability to schedule tweets from the web. This is currently available as a popular feature in the standalone Tweetdeck app and now the micro blogging platform is looking to expand to the wider Twitter user base.
2019-11-21
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft Teams platform hits 20mn daily users
San Francisco, Nov 20 (IANS) Microsoft's unified communications platform for workplace "Teams" has garnered more than 20 million daily active users, the company has said.
2019-11-20
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
John Legere to step down as T-Mobile CEO next May: Report
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) John Legere will step down as T-Mobile's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) next May and he will be succeeded by the firm's President and COO Mike Sievert, the media has reported.
2019-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
ALERT: Row over Delhi water: 2 cabinet ministers, 2 different reports: AAP
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2019-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,
Tesla supercharger station catches fire in New Jersey
San Francisco, Nov 19 (IANS) A Tesla Supercharger station in New Jersey caught fire due to unknown reasons and the Electric Vehicle (EV) maker is investigating the situation.
2019-11-19
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Lyft inches a step closer to driverless ridesharing:Report
San Francisco, Nov 18 (IANS) Top US ride-hailing company Lyft is moving closer towards self-driving ridesharing as it has added Chrysler Pacifica hybrids to its autonomous vehicle (AV) testing fleet.
2019-11-18
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft pulling the plug on Cortana app for iOS, Android
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Cortana mobile app for both Android and iOS devices in regions such as the UK, Canada, Australia and several other countries.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Facebook's in-app 'photos only' mode under testing
San Francisco, Nov 17 (IANS) A photos-only mode for Facebook's mobile application is under testing and it would let users see algorithmically suggested photos in a feed similar to its photo sharing platform Instagram.
2019-11-17
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google redesigns Play Store for Wear OS
San Francisco, Nov 14 (IANS) Google Play on Wear OS is slightly better now as the tech giant has given it a design facelift with some refreshing tweaks.
2019-11-14
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Intel struggling to fix hardware-based loopholes: Report
San Francisco, Nov 13 (IANS) Chipset making giant Intel has been struggling to fix a hardware-based security flaw in its processors that could potentially leak confidential data from a PC or server.
2019-11-13
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Rapper Lil Reese in critical condition after being shot
San Francisco, Nov 12 (IANS) Chicago rapper Lil Reese reportedly was shot in the neck
2019-11-12
Category: International, Costa Rica,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Artificial Intelligence can convert 2D images into 3D
San Francisco, Nov 10 (IANS) A team of researchers has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to turn two-dimensional (2D) images into stacks of virtual three-dimensional (3D) slices showing activity inside organisms.
2019-11-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google Maps now lets users edit their public profile easily
San Francisco, Nov 10 (IANS) Aiming to offer better control over what other users see when they take a look at your page, Google Maps has rolled out an update that lets you take control over your profile picture and your bio, the media has reported.
2019-11-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft's Bing still serving up child porn: Report
San Francisco, Nov 10 (IANS) Microsoft's search engine Bing is still serving child porn, according to an online safety start-up, which said certain search terms on the platform brought up child porn images and related keywords.
2019-11-10
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Disney+ to hit UK, other European nations on March 31
San Francisco, Nov 8 (IANS) Disney Plus (Disney+) will launch in major European markets, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and "a number of other countries in the region" -- on March 31, the company has announced.
2019-11-08
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
2 ex-Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia
San Francisco, Nov 7 (IANS) Raising concerns that American technology firms might be exposed to foreign governments, two former Twitter employees have been charged with spying for the Saudi Arabia government and the Kingdom's royal family, according to the US Justice Department.
2019-11-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google teams up with security firms to curb malicious apps
San Francisco, Nov 7 (IANS) Google has partnered with mobile security companies ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to stop malicious apps from hitting the Play Store and harming Android users.
2019-11-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Android Auto for phone screens now available for some
San Francisco, Nov 6 (IANS) US-based search engine giant Google has finally released the Android Auto for phone screens, what it promised back in May at I/O 2019.
2019-11-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Musk back on Twitter after 4 days
San Francisco, Nov 5 (IANS) After a break of four days from Twitter, multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk is back online and has retweeted a SpaceX video showing a successful Crew Dragon parachute test.
2019-11-05
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Firefox to hide notification pop ups by default starting next yr
San Francisco, Nov 4 (IANS) In a bid to fight spam, Firefox is working to hide notification pop ups by default in the beginning of next year, with the release of Firefox 72, ZDNet has reported.
2019-11-04
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Airbnb bans 'party houses' after US Halloween shooting
San Francisco, Nov 3 (IANS) Global travel company Airbnb announced that it would ban "party houses" after a mass shooting at a California home rented through the firm left five people dead.
2019-11-03
Category: International, Costa Rica,Politics
Musk 'going offline' after questioning Twitter
San Francisco, Nov 2 (IANS) Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has announced to his 29 million Twitter followers that he is "going offline" again. This is after in June, when he said he would delete his account but the account remained active.
2019-11-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Google reaching out to Stadia pre-orderers for research study
San Francisco, Nov 1 (IANS) The US based search engine giant Google is reaching out to pre-orderers of the Founders Edition of Stadia, to join a research study ahead of its launch on November 19.
2019-11-01
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple Music student subscription free with Apple TV+
San Francisco, Oct 31 (IANS) Students with an Apple Music subscription of $4.99 per month, will now be able to enjoy Apple TV+ at no extra cost after its launch on Friday.
2019-10-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple TV+ competitor HBO Max launching in May 2020
San Francisco, Oct 31 (IANS) AT&T and Warner Media has revealed that forthcoming streaming service HBO Max will be launched in May 2020 for $15 per month, the same price as HBO but with more TV shows and movies.
2019-10-31
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Microsoft warns Russian hackers could target 2020 Olympics
San Francisco, Oct 30 (IANS) Microsoft claimed that it has recently detected Russian hackers are trying to disrupt the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by infiltrating sporting and anti-doping agencies.
2019-10-30
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
iPhone SE 2 launch likely by March
San Francisco, Oct 29 (IANS) Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed that iPhone SE 2 is scheduled to go into mass production in January 2020 and be launch at the end of March.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
'Google misled Australian users on location data collection'
San Francisco, Oct 29 (IANS) Australia's competition watchdog -- the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is pursuing Google over allegations the tech giant made misleading claims about the location data it collected on Android devices, media reports said.
2019-10-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology
Apple's rumoured tracking tag named 'AirTag' in iOS 13.2
San Francisco, Oct 29 (IANS) Apple has been rumoured to be launching a tile-like item tracker for months, now with the release of iOS 13.2 it is confirmed that the device will be called "AirTag".
2019-10-29
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology