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Outlook now lets you end all meetings early to give your brain a rest

Microsoft is updating Outlook to give companies the option to automatically start or end all meetings early to ensure employees have a break between back-to-backs. New settings in Outlook are rolling out to help reduce the digital overload of working remotely. Companies can set their own scheduling defaults, and they’re fully customizable. That means you could have five minutes blocked off before or after a 30-minute meeting, or 10-15 minutes […]

todayApril 20, 2021

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Apple announces April 20 event where new iPads and more are expected

Apple announced an April 20 product event where it’s expected to announce new versions of the iPad Pro, AirTags tracking devices and more. The event will start at 1 p.m. ET. Apple could use the event to continue riding the boost iPads have seen during the pandemic. In January, Apple reported $8.44 billion in iPad revenue for its fiscal first quarter, up 41% year over year. The new iPad Pros […]

todayApril 13, 2021

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This old programming language is suddenly getting more popular again

Objective-C, the programming language superseded by Apple's Swift for iOS and macOS app development, has finally dropped off the top 20 most popular languages, according to the April 2021 edition of the Tiobe Programming Community index. While it's been seven years since Apple released Swift, Objective-C has continued to linger in Tiobe's top 20 list of the world's most popular languages. Objective-C was third on the index in 2014 when Swift […]

todayApril 6, 2021

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Instagram will let users draft stories to save for later

Instagram confirms it will soon let users save drafts of stories the same way they can create drafts of regular posts. Instagram users will soon be able to create stories and save them as drafts to publish later, the company confirms in an announcement. Instagram has long offered the ability to save regular posts as drafts, while stories have always had to be created at the time of publishing. If […]

todayMarch 24, 2021

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Google Lens tools now proactively appear in Google Photos for Android

Google Lens has long been part of Google Photos to help you visually search images. On Android, Google Lens is now a more prominent part of Photos by identifying what pictures would benefit from the analysis and search tool.   Today, Lens is activated by opening a photo and selecting the appropriate icon in the bottom bar. It appears alongside the share, edit, and delete actions. Google is now making […]

todayMarch 22, 2021

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Google plows ahead with plan to curb how ads track users

Google will move ahead with a plan to phase out third-party cookies that help advertisers track customers around the web, shunning alternative methods to track individuals. The Alphabet Inc. unit upended the advertising industry with its decision last year to phase out third-party cookies that help advertisers pinpoint customers with ads for websites they previously visited and monitor which ads convinced them to buy. “We’re making explicit that once third-party cookies are phased out, […]

todayMarch 4, 2021

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Instagram Rolls Out New Way to Say Something Stupid in Public

Instagram is expanding its livestreaming offerings with a new feature dubbed Live Rooms, which is just like Instagram Live but with up to three more people haphazardly broadcasting their thoughts into the world simultaneously. Instagram’s Live Rooms add to the increasingly crowded livestreaming space, which includes everything from Twitch to TikTok, to audio-only Clubhouse and Twitter’s Spaces. And because most of us have absolutely no business livestreaming for any reason, […]

todayMarch 2, 2021

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Michael B. Jordan embodies Alexa in Amazon Super Bowl ad

Michael B. Jordan is making his Super Bowl advertising debut in a plug for Amazon’s voice-recognition system Alexa. The spot, titled “Alexa’s Body,” will run 90 seconds online and will premiere as a 60-second ad during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LV on Sunday. (Watch the game-ready version above.) Jordan has displayed his well-developed physique and leading-man looks in films like Creed, Black Panther and the forthcoming Tom Clancy thriller Without Remorse (which will […]

todayFebruary 2, 2021

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How to Mute Chrome Notifications When Sharing Your Screen

Just like video chatting, screen sharing is now a required tool for anyone working or socializing from home. Unfortunately, sharing your device’s screen can be a privacy risk—or just embarrassing—if you don’t take precautions against accidental oversharing. To help mitigate that risk, Google is testing a new feature that mutes Chrome notifications while you’re sharing a Chrome window so that your browser can’t air your dirty laundry without warning. While Google Meet already auto-mutes […]

todayJanuary 29, 2021

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