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December 5, 2021

NEWS

CNET

iPhone privacy features not a lot of people know about yet

And there’s access to plenty of new privacy and security features included with iOS 15. If you’re like me — one of the billion-plus people who use an iPhone — then I’d say it’s worth learning about new privacy updates available on Apple’s latest OS as …

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TechCrunch

This Week in Apps: Apple and Google’s best apps of the year, Amazon Appstore fails, Twitter’s new CEO

Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re also a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those without a mobile focus. In 2020, investors poured $73 billion in capital into mobile …

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The Verge

The Fortnite island flipped over during Chapter 2’s final event

Fortnite’s big chapter-ending event just ended, and it was a big one. After an all-out war against UFOs, zombies, and the Cube Queen, players were saved in a rescue mission led by Dwayne Johnson. (Well, his in-game character.) Then, the island flipped …

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USA TODAY

New tools on Google for finding a doctor: Talking Tech podcast

Hey there, listeners. It’s Brett Molina. Welcome back to Talking Tech. Are you looking for a new doctor, but you’re not sure whether their office takes your health insurance? There’s an update that has been added to Google search that is going to make that …

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9to5Mac

WhatsApp for iOS testing new voice waveforms for chat bubbles

According to WABetaInfo, this feature is starting to appear for beta testers on version 2.21.240.18 of the iOS app but it’s not a global rollout as only specific testers can try it now. The publication …

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The Verge

Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare

After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a to Google for repair, someone allegedly took and hacked her device. This is at least the second report in as many weeks from someone claiming they sent a Google phone in for repair, …

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The Verge

Activision Blizzard won’t play a part at The Game Awards this year

Geoff Keighley, the executive producer and host of The Game Awards, sent out a tweet to confirm that outside of its nominations, Activision Blizzard “will not be a part of this year’s #TheGameAwards.” This is in light of claims about the company’s …

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The Verge

Fortnite: Chapter 3 officially revealed with new island, Spider-Man, and plenty more changes

And then there were three. After a dramatic live event on Saturday, Fortnite is moving on to Chapter 3, which introduces some big changes for the battle royale. This morning developer Epic detailed season 1 of the new chapter, called “Flipped,” and the …

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BBC News

Suffolk: Nearly three-quarters of over-40s given boosters

The county’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) also said those remaining should be vaccinated by the New Year. A meeting of council and health leaders heard Suffolk is in the top five areas …

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The Indian Express

Take-Two files trademark claim against Hazelight studio

GTA parent company, Take-Two Interactive has reportedly filed a trademark claim against Hazelight studio’s new title – ‘It Takes Two.’ The claimant had forced studio director, Joseph Fares, to abandon ownership over the game’s name because it rings too …

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