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Office 365 for Mac Gets Dark Mode

19 hours 25 minutes ago

Microsoft upgraded Office 365 with Dark Mode in Mojave and compatibility with the Apple’s Continuity Camera tool, plus some smaller changes.


Charlotte Henry

Apple Watch ECG May Have Save This Man’s Life

19 hours 26 minutes ago

Ed Dentel decided to reset his Apple after the new ECG function told him he had an irregular heartbeat. He is active and healthy so thought it must be wrong. But the ECG app kept telling him there was a problem. He told ABC News that he ended up going to his doctor,  who confirmed he was suffering from atrial fibrillation. This is an irregular heartbeat that can increase the likelihood of stroke, amongst other things. Mr. Dentel’s doctor said the Apple Watch may have saved his life.

Checking in, Dentel said he felt like a hypochondriac explaining that his watch told him something was wrong. But he was quickly given an EKG by a technician, who called for a doctor, who said, “Yup, you’re in AFib. This thing may have just saved your life.”


Charlotte Henry

Chinese Hackers Responsible for Marriott Data Breach

19 hours 32 minutes ago

Chinese hackers carried out the massive cyber attack against Marriott hotels that was revealed last month. The New York Times reported that the perpetrators are thought to work for the country’s civilian spy agency, the Ministry of State Security. In total, 500 million records were stolen over a four year period, making it one of the biggest data breaches in history. The stolen data included customers’ personal details such as credit card and passport number.

The hackers…are suspected of working on behalf of the Ministry of State Security, the country’s Communist-controlled civilian spy agency. The discovery comes as the Trump administration is planning actions targeting China’s trade, cyber and economic policies, perhaps within days. Those moves include indictments against Chinese hackers working for the intelligence services and the military, according to four government officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

 


Charlotte Henry

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20 hours 22 minutes ago
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Steven Sande

Sundar Pichai Did Not Deny Development of Censored Chinese Version of Google

21 hours 37 minutes ago

Google CEO Sundar Pichai endured a grueling 3.5 hours of questioning by the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. At one point he even had to explain that his company doesn’t make iPhones. However, as Re/Code reported, Mr. Pichai did not use the hearing to deny that Google will make a version of its search tool for China that censors information.

Pichai could have used the opportunity to publicly scrap plans to build a version of his company’s core tool, code-named Dragonfly, that would block terms such as “human rights,” “Nobel Prize,” and “student protest” from search results in China. But when House Rep. David Cicilline asked Pichai point blank if, as CEO, he would rule out launching a “tool for surveillance and censorship in China,” Pichai deflected.


Charlotte Henry

Bose's SoundSport Free, the best truly wireless earbuds for exercising, are cheaper than ever

21 hours 57 minutes ago

Wireless earbuds help you tune into your music on the move without the risk of getting tangled in cords, and today, one of our favorite pairs is on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. The Bose SoundSport Free true wireless headphones, which we’ve named our favorite truly wireless workout earbuds, are on sale for $169 at Amazon today, down from a list price of $199 and an original price of $250.

Bose’s earbuds are designed for adventure, with playtime of up to five hours on a single charge, plus 10 more with their charging case, as well as water and sweat resistance. Their design is comfortable but secure so they’ll stay in place during even your most intense workouts. Although they’re a little bigger than similar headphones, they’re light enough to avoid weighing you down. They also have excellent reception and killer sound quality.

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Alexandria Haslam

Scout FM Launches Station Creator Personal FM

22 hours 17 minutes ago

Scout FM is a podcast radio service for iOS, and yesterday it released a feature called Station Creator. It lets users create their own personalized FM stations.

Once you have created a station, Scout FM does all the work for you. The station will automatically pick up new episodes and then play them in the order of your fondness to the show based on your listening habits. You can add or remove shows at any time.

I think it’s a cool concept, and it works differently than traditional podcast apps where you do everything manually.


Andrew Orr