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July 5, 2021

NEWS

CNET

4 ways Apple bolsters your privacy on iOS 15: Siri, Mail and more

If you’re like me — one of the billion-plus people that use an iPhone — then I’d say it’s worth getting a head start on the slew of new privacy updates coming to your iPhone (and iPads) hopefully sometime in the fall, with Apple’s latest mobile software iOS 15.

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The Verge

The Windows 11 app store is already more useful after just a week

OBS Studio, Zoom, Canva, WinZip, and Adobe Acrobat Reader have all made their way to the Microsoft Store in the past week, alongside Microsoft Edge browser extensions. These early additions, during a beta period for Windows 11, are a promising start.

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CNET

iPhone screenshots: The button combo that works on iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and beyond

Screenshots are a convenient way to show off a high score in your favorite game, save text on a webpage for easy access later on, or help a friend troubleshoot an issue. And when I say screenshots are easy, I mean it. Especially on an iPhone.

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9to5Mac

Apple defeats attempt by TikTok and others to bypass App Tracking Transparency in China

Chinese tech giants believed that Apple wouldn’t dare to block popular apps like TikTok and QQ, but Apple apparently called their bluff … Background. Apple allows developers to anonymously …

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The Verge

Researcher finds certain network names can disable Wi-Fi on iPhones

A security researcher has found that certain Wi-Fi networks with the percent symbol (%) in their names can disable Wi-Fi on iPhones and other iOS devices. Carl Schou tweeted that if an iPhone comes within range of a network named %secretclub%power, …

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Forbes

New Reported ‘GTA 6’ Leaks May Have Some Actual Weight

The map is indeed a return to Vice City. It is not the largest map of all time, but reportedly a big part of the new game is the world “evolving” in time, which is compared to Fortnite map changes, as it will get bigger and shift through added DLCs.

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Kotaku

Apex Legends Hackers Fill Game With Messages Complaining About Titanfall Hackers

Early this morning, Apex Legends seems to have been hacked by folks who feel Respawn hasn’t done enough to fight hackers in its original game, Titanfall. Advertisement. Some Apex Legends players on PC have discovered that in-game playlists and …

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Mac Rumors

Audacity ‘Spyware’ Claims Follow Privacy Policy Changes By New Owner

Popular open-source audio editing software Audacity is facing “spyware” allegations from users for recent privacy policy changes that suggest the desktop app is collecting user data and sharing it with third parties, including state regulators where applicable.

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Kotaku

Report: Justice Department Investigating Overwatch League

The Overwatch League logo and Department of Justice seal over the backdrop of the 2018 Overwatch. Image: Robert Paul / Activision Blizzard / DoJ / Kotaku. The U.S. Department …

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Forbes

Sony’s ‘Ghost Of Tsushima: Director’s Cut’ Is Just DLC, Which Is The Root Of This Pricing Confusion

This really did not have to be complicated. It sounds like Iki Island is worth $20 or so as sold-separately DLC. Make all the PS5-specific stuff a free upgrade, then just sell Iki Island as DLC for that price across both systems. End of complications and player …

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