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Megan Bailey

Megan Bailey is a true journalist, but it wasn’t easy for her to find her true calling. She worked in a PC service all throughout her college and not she is using her hardware and software skills to write technology articles. The thing she loves most about her job is being able to keep tech lovers up to date with the recent trends.

Machine Learning Weeding Out Harmful Apps from Google Play

Google Play on Valentine's Day

Since Android 4.3, Google Play has been quite successful in keeping harmful apps at bay. The secret lies with machine learning which has managed to detect and erase more than 60% of potentially harmful apps (PHAs) last year, according to the latest Android Security report. The report explains that the service Google Play Protect is quite effective in removing malicious ...

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App Store Has Been Shut Down in Iran

Apple Inc logo in glass case

According to a recent report the App Store has been shut down in Iran. Users first reported not being able to access it around noon on Wednesday. Iranian security experts ruled that the App Store filters out Iranian users based on their IP addresses. Some users reported being able to access the service using a Virtual Private Network service. Even ...

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Here’s Why Apple’s Siri Has Lost to Rival Alexa

Apple's HomePod speaker

A report from The Information shows why Apple’s Siri lagged so many times behind its more popular rival Alexa. The Information found that a mix of incompetence, lack of vision, and mismanagement were largely at fault. What’s more, Siri’s infrastructure was faulty from the get-go, which created additional problems over the years. Surprisingly, the team that was developing Siri first ...

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Developers Can Now Tap Google Maps for More Immersive Games

AR Game on smartphone

Google announced that game developers now have access to Google Maps and APIs if they want to create augmented reality (AR) games. After the move, developers will be able to mix realities and generate titles that are more immersive than Pokemon Go. Google is aware that devs need to understand the physical environment their players are moving in before developing ...

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YouTube Concerned About Its Part-Time Moderators’ Mental Health

YouTube user watching YouTube videos

On Tuesday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the platform will only allow part-time moderators to watch disturbing content for four hours as the content could severely damage their mental health. Wojcicki also mentioned “wellness benefits” for those moderators but she didn’t offer more details. The announcement was made during the South by Southwest Interactive talk in Texas earlier this week. ...

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YouTube Has a Temporary Fix for Conspiracy Theory Videos

The Apollo 11 mission

YouTube announced a quick fix for conspiracy theory videos on the platform, which should solve the problem at least temporarily: adding Wikipedia links to debunk the theories, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said Tuesday. If there is an important news event, we want to be delivering the right information, Wojcicki told the audience. She underlined that YouTube is not a news ...

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China to Tighten Communist Party’s Grip on the Media

President of China Xi Jinping.

China plans to abolish the regulatory body that is in charge of the nation’s press, TV, Radio, and film industry – the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT). SAPPRFT will be replaced by a cabinet-level radio and television administration which responds directly to the State Council, documents released this week show. The plan will be debated ...

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Twitter Resumes Crackdown on Tweetdecking

Twitter website on desktop computer

On Friday, Twitter continued its crusade against tweetdecking, a practice to copy-paste tweets that are not yours just for popularity, suspending several accounts that routinely steal tweets. Those accounts include Common White Girl/@commonwhitegiri, @SoDamnTrue, @finah, Girl Code/@reiatabie, @teenagernotes, @memeprovider. Some of these accounts were so popular that they had millions of fans. However, Twitter thinks that manufactured virality through theft ...

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Is the Samsung Galaxy S9 Worthy of Your Cash?

Samsung Galaxy S8

So, what makes the Samsung Galaxy S9 special? Is it worthy of your cash? Well, the centerpiece of the latest flagship phone is a better camera equipped with dual aperture for snaps in lower light and slow motion. The handset also includes a mix of Animoji and Bitmoji, i.e. AI-based personalized avatars, which makes it enticing. However, the looks haven’t ...

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