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Got an iPad? These Are the Features You'll Want to Try Today

Got an iPad? These Are the Features You’ll Want to Try Today

It doesn’t matter if you have an iPad, iPad Pro or iPad Air (Apple’s new iPad Air model arrived at its “Peek Performance” event and is now available for pre-order), there’s no denying the excitement that accompanies using a new iPad, or even exploring what’s new in a big software update on your old one. …

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A Data Breach Can Compromise Your Information. Here's How to Safeguard It

A Data Breach Can Compromise Your Information. Here’s How to Safeguard It

Okta, an authentication service used widely across the globe, is investigating a data breach Tuesday morning after hackers posted screenshots claiming to show the company’s internal systems. Any hack impacting Okta could have rippling ramifications for the other companies and organizations that rely on Okta’s authentication services to access their own systems. As listed on …

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NFL Inks Deal For Annual VR Video Game For Meta Quest and PlayStation VR

NFL Inks Deal For Annual VR Video Game For Meta Quest and PlayStation VR

The National Football League on Wednesday signed a deal to work with sports technology company StatusPRO to create a new annualized virtual reality game to Meta’s Quest headset and Sony’s PlayStation VR. The new game will provide a first-person experience, allowing fans to play the game through the eyes of characters on the virtual field. …

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New Google Feature Could Help You Make a Doctor's Appointment

New Google Feature Could Help You Make a Doctor’s Appointment

Google says it’s trying to make booking a doctor’s appointment a little easier with a new Search feature that’ll show appointment availability for select providers. It’s one of the developments the tech company unveiled at its second annual health event, The Check Up. (You can watch it here.) Though the new feature is still in …

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Twitter: Here Are 4 Ways to Delete Your Old Tweets

Twitter: Here Are 4 Ways to Delete Your Old Tweets

Spring is a perfect time to cleanup your home and your digital presence. Delete your Facebook account, remove those undesired tweets from back in the day, heck, just delete yourself from the internet altogether. (But before you go, here’s how to export all your Facebook data and download old tweets for posterity). Twitter’s popularity bloomed …

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Hidden Google Maps Features for Travelers That You Probably Don't Know About

Hidden Google Maps Features for Travelers That You Probably Don’t Know About

Spring break season has arrived, which means more people may be traveling soon. And if you’re planning to fly or drive to your destination, Google Maps can help. Wherever it is you’re going, the navigation app can do more than just give you simple directions. For example, if you’re heading to a new mall out …

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Prevent Damaged Devices With 50% Off Urban Armor Phone, Laptop and Tablet Cases

Prevent Damaged Devices With 50% Off Urban Armor Phone, Laptop and Tablet Cases

Between your work and social life, you probably use your phone and laptop more than practically anything else you own. This means it’s probably worth investing in proper protection to help keep them in working order. Urban Armor Gear, or UAG, makes rugged and reliable cases for a variety of devices including Apple and Samsung …

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Apple Gift Card Scammers Sentenced to Combined 8 Years in Prison

Apple Gift Card Scammers Sentenced to Combined 8 Years in Prison

Two scammers involved in a $1.5 million Apple gift card scheme were sentenced to a combined 8 years in federal prison, and one was ordered to pay $1.26 million in restitution to the tech giant, the Department of Justice said in a press release Monday. Syed Ali, 29, and Jason Tout-Puissant, 27, pleaded guilty to …

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Apple WWDC 2022: Looks Like iOS 16 Will Be Revealed June 6

Apple WWDC 2022: Looks Like iOS 16 Will Be Revealed June 6

Apple’s annual developer confab is officially on the books for June. The iPhone maker on Tuesday announced plans to hold its Worldwide Developers Conference June 6 through 10, during which it’s expected to show off the next versions of its iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS, MacOS and other software efforts. The company may also announce new hardware, …

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Twitter acquires, shuts down Slack rival Quill

Twitter acquires, shuts down Slack rival Quill

Twitter has acquired Quill, a Slack rival in the business-focused messaging space, the companies said on Tuesday. The specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. “Together with Twitter, we will continue to pursue our original goal — to make online communication more thoughtful, and more effective, for everyone,” Quill said in the release. As part …

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Spoiler alert: Google says Squid Game was the most trending TV show in 2021

Spoiler alert: Google says Squid Game was the most trending TV show in 2021

Google is taking a look back at the top trending searches from the past year on Wednesday with the release of its 2021 Year in Search. The search giant’s lists compile some of the year’s top trending Google searches globally and in the US and delve into categories including TV shows, sports teams, news and …

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Apple quietly delays Universal Control until spring

Apple quietly delays Universal Control until spring

Apple’s Universal Control feature won’t be hitting your MacOS devices until spring, as spotted by the Apple Software Updates Twitter account. On Apple’s MacOS Monterey page, a small button says “Available this spring” under the paragraph about Universal Control. Apple previously stated that the feature would be available “later this fall.” Universal Control will allow …

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Google Calendar update prevents unwanted invitation spam

Google Calendar update prevents unwanted invitation spam

Google Calendar spam isn’t a new problem, but the latest update in the calendar app could help stop it. In a Monday blog post, Google said it improved its “Automatically add invitations” setting to help keep unwanted spam from being added to your calendar. Now you can choose either to have invitations automatically added, or …

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