Apple Last month’s iOS 12 update gave us screen time tools , security updates , and a whole heap of new features that make your iPhone feel new again. Now, with iOS 12.1, you get even more ways to express yourself on your iPhone and iPad. With Group FaceTime, you can chat with up to 32 friends and family. You can also spice up your messaging life with 70 new emoji —including a freezing-cold smiley, a mooncake, and a long-awaited redhead . Most importantly, unlike the $1,199 MacBook Air announced today , this sweet software update is totally free. […] […]
It’s not broke, but Google is fixing it. As it announced last month , Google is rebranding Google Feed, its news landing page on Android and in the Google app, to be called Google Discover. Throwing minimalism out the window, Google Discover will replace the iconically spartan Google.com homepage on mobile. Discover is rolling out now on Google.com across both iOS and Android devices. For Android users, Discover is already baked into the interface, accessible by swiping right from the home screen. Anyone using the Google app on iOS or Android will also be met with the Discover homepage, […] […]
Reading all the gushing praise for Google’s new Night Sight low-light photography feature for Pixel phones, you’d be forgiven for thinking Google had just invented color film. In fact, night shooting modes aren’t new, and many of the underlying technologies go back years. But Google has done an amazing job of combining its prowess in computational imaging with its unparalleled strength in machine learning to push the capability past anything previously seen in a mobile device. We’ll take a look at the history of multi-image capture low-light photography, how it is likely used by Google, and speculate about what […] […]
Er zijn inmiddels al meer dan honderdduizend Nederlandse ondernemers en studenten getraind met de Digitale Werkplaats Internet van Google . Dit kan ze helpen bij het vinden van een baan, het kan de inzetbaarheid vergroten op de arbeidsmarkt maar ook een bedrijf laten groeien. Om optimaal deze kansen van het internet te kunnen benutten zijn digitale vaardigheden cruciaal. Daarom heeft Google besloten om vanaf 12 novembermet een bus door heel Nederland te gaan toeren om gratis trainingen en workshops te geven aan ondernemers en studenten. De bus zal in een periode van een jaar iedere provincie aandoen en meer […] […]
The ins-and-outs of copyright law may seem daunting for an individual or business to weed through, but the truth is that the basics are actually fairly simple. It’s in the modern era of social media, file sharing and convoluted, mile-long online consent forms where things get a bit complicated and there’s some grey area. In order to get you and your business up to date on the important facts and myths of copyright law—what it does, and doesn’t cover – we’ve created this comprehensive guide. Let’s get right into it. Before we get into specifics about what copyright does […] […]
Liegen is een onderwerp waar wetenschappers zich al lange tijd mee bezighouden. We doen het allemaal. Een leugentje om bestwil kan je zelfs verder helpen. “Goh, wat heb je leuke schoenen”. Niet gemeend misschien, maar toch handig om een positieve indruk te wekken bij iemand. Bij kinderen is liegen zelfs gezond. Gezond? Ja, omdat dit aangeeft dat ze zich kunnen verplaatsen in wat een ander denkt. Dit heet Theory of Mind. Autistische kinderen vinden het bijvoorbeeld soms moeilijker om te liegen. Onderzoekers willen graag uitpluizen hoe en waarom mensen liegen. Deze kennis kan uiteindelijk nuttig zijn voor politie-onderzoek. In […] […]
Hotlittlepotato Score one for the quantified self-surveillance movement. Last week, the US Food and Drug Agency approved the first-ever, over-the-counter digital contraceptive—a polished and almost preternaturally upbeat mobile app called Natural Cycles . Basal body temperature readings and monthly menstruation data feed into an algorithm that tells users whether or not they should be having unprotected sex. Like most forms of birth control, it’s not foolproof ; the app has been dogged by reports of unwanted pregnancies that prompted two ongoing investigations by European authorities into its Swedish maker’s marketing claims. But that hasn’t hurt Natural Cycles’ popularity. The […] […]
Casey Chin and HOTLITTLEPOTATO When Michael Bennett played for the Seattle Seahawks, he celebrated wins with a victory dance in the team locker room. He did not celebrate them by burning the American flag, contrary to a viral Photoshopped picture that began making the rounds online in September of 2017. If you’d read the fact-checks on sites like Snopes.com , Time , and yep, even WIRED , you would have known that the photo of Bennett burning a flag, his teammates and coach looking on joyfully, was fake. But if you happened to encounter the fake photo on Facebook, […] […]
Casey Chin A spate of hacked Instagram accounts. A $220 million lawsuit against AT&T. A bustling underground crime ring . They all have roots in an old problem that has lately found new urgency: SIM card swaps , a scam in which hackers steal your mobile identity—and use it to upend your life . At its most basic level, a SIM swap is when someone convinces your carrier to switch your phone number over to a SIM card they own. They’re not doing it for prank call cover, or to rack up long-distance charges. By diverting your incoming messages, […] […]
Just a few days prior to its monthly patch release, Microsoft released an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in the Windows Host Compute Service Shim (hcsshim) library that could allow remote attackers to run malicious code on Windows computers. Windows Host Compute Service Shim (hcsshim) is an open source library that helps “Docker for Windows” execute Windows Server containers using a low-level container management API in Hyper-V. Discovered by Swiss developer and security researcher Michael Hanselmann , the critical vulnerability (tracked as CVE-2018-8115) is the result of the failure of the hcsshim library to properly validate input when […] […]
Researchers have devised a test that gauges a person’s susceptibility to falling for online scams and other types of internet crime. The freely available questionnaire – called “ Susceptibility to Persuasion – II ” (StP-II) and developed by scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Helsinki – asks the […] .
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. In a year of epic superhero movie landmarks like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War , one superhero will likely […] .
In a week of harrowing city-level cyber attacks , New York is taking some precautions. While the timing is coincidental, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced that the city will introduce the first tools in its suite of cybersecurity offerings to protect residents against malicious online […] .
WeLiveSecurity sat down with David Harley to get a better understanding of Critical Infrastructure and the role he has played in the area throughout his career. [Editor] How did you come to be involved with Critical Infrastructure? [David Harley] I first took an interest in Critical Infrastructure (CI) when […] .
AI and privacy predictably dominated conversations at this year’s Adobe Summit, as both speakers and attendees tackled the elephant in the room. Thankfully, the “Summit Sneaks” sessions offered a little respite. Hosted by Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live,” experience creators had an opportunity to stand on stage in […] .
In a world of mass-market goods and social media scrolling, personalization has more power than ever This article titled “Make my mark: why personalisation is having a moment” was written by Anna-Marie Crowhurst, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 15th November 2017 11.36 UTC Beanz Meanz Heinz, arguably the greatest British […] .
Live-streaming is a key trend of the moment, with an increasing number of brands and individuals looking to streaming to help boost reach and engagement. And while not everyone can be a live-stream star, and not every live-stream draws an audience, there’s clearly demand there. According to Facebook , […] .
Each new event marks an exciting opportunity – and responsibility – for any brand or business. Whether you’re planning a conference for your customer base, or opening a new flagship store, social media marketing managers now must focus on connecting the experience with their audience – both those in […] .
Facebook-owned WhatsApp is launching a new set of visual enhancement features today, as it looks to broaden its use-case and expand it’s potential. As reported by TechCrunch , WhatsApp is adding image filters, reply shortcuts (which enable more efficient responses to specific messages in-stream), and albums (which group photos […] .