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December 23, 2023
NEWS

The Wall Street Journal

The Fight Over Apple’s iMessage and Those Green Bubbles

Apple has worked to block the Beeper Android app for users, but it plans to adopt a more Android-friendly texting standard alongside iMessage · iMessage vs. everyone else · Better green bubbles · Read More From Nicole Nguyen.

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Forbes

iOS 17.2.1: Apple Suddenly Releases Unexpected Update For All iPhone Users

December 23 update below. This post was first published on December 20, 2023. Apple’s software updates for 2023 are not finished yet, despite what you might have thought. The expectation was that iOS 17.2 would be followed by iOS 17.3 in January—the …

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Forbes

How To Stop Your iPhone From Listening To You

The source is a marketing team within media giant Cox Media Group, which, according to 404 Media, claims it “has the capability to listen to ambient conversations of consumers through embedded microphones in smartphones, smart TVs, and other devices to …

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CNET

Decorate Your Home With $100 Off These Twinkly Smart String Lights

This 400-LED kit is much smarter than your average string lights, with a lot of added controls and functions you can handle through your phone. The bundle also throws in a 60-LED set of Twinkly Dots. A limited-time deal at Best Buy discounts the lights to …

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The New York Times

Apple Explores AI Deals With News Publishers

The company has discussed multiyear deals worth at least $50 million to train its generative A.I. systems on publishers’ news articles. Share full article.

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Reuters

Apple explores AI deals with news publishers – New York Times

Apple also introduced new MacBook Pro and iMac computers and three new chips to power them in October, highlighting that these can be used by artificial intelligence researchers, whose chatbots and other creations are often constrained by how much data can …

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ZDNet

The 5 biggest headphones trends that you’ll be hearing more about in 2024

2023 was a big year for audio hardware, from new technologies to unique form factors. These are the most impactful innovations. jada-jones. Written by Jada Jones, Associate Editor Dec. 22, 2023 at 2:15 p.m. PT. Red headphones against a blue and purple …

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The Columbian

2023 was a stellar year for video games

1. Baldur’s Gate III. Role-playing games were particularly ambitious this year, and none was more rewarding than this epic from Belgium’s Larian Studios. · 2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom · 3. Cocoon · 4. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.

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CBC.ca

2023 was a banner year for video games — and video game industry layoffs

But behind the screens, the games industry has been in a dramatic state of turmoil, as thousands of developers and other employees have lost their jobs in the past 12 months. “I have personally never …

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BBC News

Insomniac: PlayStation studio ‘angered’ by ransomware hack

Developers behind the Spider-Man 2 video game were left “extremely distressed” by a huge ransomware attack on the company. PlayStation studio Insomniac said its team was “saddened and angered” by the recent “criminal cyberattack”.

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