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Apple MacBook Pro line gets a refresh

Apple MacBook Pro line gets a refresh RAM: Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. Apple says it also now supports double the eDRAM, 16GB RAM max, and up to 2TB SSD. Apple today unveiled its next generation MacBook Pro featuring up to 6-Core processors and 32GB of memory, True Tone Display and the Apple T2 chip . [Full Article...]

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news

WhatsApp offers tips to spot fake news If a suspicious link is detected, it will be shown with a red label, and if you try and open the link, you'll be shown a pop-up window warning you again. The company added that people should think before they share a forwarded message. Also on Tuesday, WhatsApp launched an education campaign in India that's aimed at helping users spot fake news on the platform. [Full Article...]

Fortnite's Playground mode will be taking another break next week

Fortnite's Playground mode will be taking another break next week Unfortunately, as mentioned, Playground is a limited-time event, so it's going away next week. The Fortnite Playground limited time mode finally got underway for real this week and has managed to run along pretty well since. Fortnite Playground mode at last launched properly earlier this week after teething problems with the LTM. While it sounds like future versions of Playground will all... [Full Article...]

Facebook bug temporarily unblocked persons from 800,000 users’ blocked lists

Facebook bug temporarily unblocked persons from 800,000 users’ blocked lists The company said Monday that the bug was active between May 29 and June 5. Users affected by the bug should expect to see a notification asking them to go over go over their blocked list. This year has not been good for Facebook as long as issues related to privacy are concerned. The vast majority of the more than 800,000 people affected by the bug had only one person they had blocked be tempo... [Full Article...]

Amy Hennig Left EA In January To Found A New Indie Studio

Amy Hennig Left EA In January To Found A New Indie Studio Knowing what we do about EA, we can safely assume that this broader experience will be something jam-packed to the hilt with micro-transactions, loot boxes, crowbarred-in multiplayer and all manner of useless cosmetic tat. She mentioned that the studio was going for a "more open world" style of gameplay. As for what's keeping Hennig busy these days, she said she's started her own independent stu... [Full Article...]

OnePlus guarantees software updates for two years, and security for three years

OnePlus guarantees software updates for two years, and security for three years Have you chosen a OnePlus phone because of the firm's past record with Android updates? OnePlus in their official forum posted that they will be publishing the last Open Beta build for 3 and 3T later this week. Towards the beginning of July, OnePlus will provide a stable version for the OnePlus 3/3T for beta testers to migrate back to a stable version of OxygenOS . [Full Article...]

Fortnite Final Fight LTM Disabled, 50v50 Returns

Fortnite Final Fight LTM Disabled, 50v50 Returns We will of course update you all if the mode returns, but for now you're just going to have to learn Fortnite the same way as the rest of us, by dying a lot and enduring some matchmaking times. "We'll have more information available tomorrow". The preview for the article said: "Hey there, We're continuing testing on our matchmaking improvements and are still aiming to open the Playground LTM... [Full Article...]

South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling

South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling For small businesses, local advertising may now more effectively draw consumers away from the e-Commerce giants. Shares in online retailers like Amazon.com ( amzn ), Wayfair (w), Etsy , (etsy) Overstock.com (ostk) and eBay (ebay) all fell in the wake of the decision . [Full Article...]

Instagram launches video streaming service to rival YouTube

Instagram launches video streaming service to rival YouTube This will let users upload videos that are up to one-hour long - a huge difference from its incumbent 1 minute-limit. Taking YouTube by the horns, Instagram has announced , with much fanfare, the launch of IGTV - a video content-only wing of Instagram . [Full Article...]

Verizon Will Not Share Real-Time Location Data with Third-Parties

Verizon Will Not Share Real-Time Location Data with Third-Parties Last month, a report indicating that Securus-a company that provides smartphone tracking tools for United States law enforcement-was hacked, with thousands of pieces of data including account credentials leaked. Like Verizon, AT&T says it needs to make sure essential services as emergency roadside assistance are not affected. Wyden praised Verizon's response and said the replies from its riv... [Full Article...]