Facebook doesn't know what most of its user data is used for

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Facebook privacy engineers warn that the company would have a hard time committing to privacy laws as it largely has no idea how its system uses the data it collects. As global regulators begin to crack down on how companies collect and handle user data, many are now figuring out how to operate under more […]

Bose Smart Soundbar 900 launched in India with Dolby Atmos

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Bose India has unveiled a new soundbar in India called Smart Soundbar 900. It is a Dolby Atmos speaker backed by proprietary spatial technologies. Thanks to the presence of HDMI eARC, you get to plug in the soundbar to a TV with a single cable and have a two-way sound transmission. There are wireless connectivity […]

App Store and Google Play growth flat in Q1 2022, says study

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Worldwide app marketplace barely grew since 2021, though the App Store continues to bring in significantly more revenue than Google Play. The Apple App Store’s generated revenue in Q1 of 2022 was “more than double” than that of Google Play’s, according to a report by research firm Sensor Tower.Revenue from the App Store for the […]

Wearable tech highlights existing health equity gaps in healthcare system

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A new study shows that underrepresented groups would wear fitness trackers, but the high prices of devices like the Apple Watch keep many from buying. The study was conducted by the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Program, which seeks to include underrepresented groups in medical research.Over a thousand adult patients at […]

Compared: Apple Studio Display vs Samsung Smart Monitor M8

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Samsung’s Smart Monitor M8 adds cloud and smart TV features to what could be taken for an Apple-like display, but is it a good alternative to Apple’s consumer-aimed screen, the Studio Display? Apple’s Studio Display (left), Samsung’s Smart Monitor M8 (right) Apple and Samsung haven’t had the best relationship, with the rivals often butting heads […]

Best monitors for MacBook Pro in 2022: Apple, Dell, LG, and more

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Apple’s MacBook Pro computers are powerful tools with fantastic displays. If you need more real estate, however, consider adding another monitor to the mix. The best MacBook Pro monitors include the Dell 27020Q UltraSharp Monitor, Gigabye M27Q, and the LG 34BK95U UltraFine Ultrawide Monitor After all, sometimes you’re going to need a bit more screen […]

Apple slows hiring of new Geniuses for some Apple Store locations

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Apple is reportedly slowing down the hiring of Geniuses for some Apple Store locations, in what could be considered a cost-saving move. The Genius is a well-known role in Apple’s retail efforts, providing tech support at the store itself. Despite being a big feature of the Apple Store, it seems Apple isn’t hiring Geniuses as […]

Studio Display update 15.5 with webcam fix now available for beta testers

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Testers running the third developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.4 can update their Studio Display to Firmware Update 15.5, and Apple confirms this update aims to fix webcam quality issues. Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5 available to macOS 12.4 beta testers Apple calls the update Studio Display Firmware Update 15.5, but previous sleuthing revealed the […]

Google follows Apple by introducing Android app privacy 'nutrition labels'

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Google is finally implementing its own take on Apple’s privacy notices, with the “Data Safety” section of Google Play warning of data types that may be collected and shared by apps. Following the introduction and success of Apple’s so-called “nutrition labels” for privacy in the App Store, Google announced in May 2021 that it would […]

Micromax In 2C launched in India with Unisoc T610 SoC and 5000mAh battery

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Micromax has brought a new budget smartphone to the Indian market called Micromax In 2C. It slots at under the sub-10K price bracket and is available in a single 3+32GB memory configuration. The In 2C feature set also includes a Unisoc T610 processor, a 5000mAh battery power, and a 8MP+2MP rear camera duo. Micromax In […]