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  • Netflix Sets Deadline for its Crackdown on Password Sharing Netflix Sets Deadline for its Crackdown on Password Sharing Netflix has been on a mission to crack down on password sharing between households, and it has now officially announced when its program will begin. As part of its Q4 2022 earnings report, Netflix revealed that it would start rolling out its paid sharing feature "more broadly" in Q1 2023. This means that the deadline for its crackdown on password sharing is set to March when the Q1 2023 phase ends. Netflix had intended to implement the measure by the end of 2022, but evidently, it missed that deadline. Despite this, the company is still proceeding with its plans to stop...
    • Jan 21, 2023
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  • Mozilla Firefox 109 Supports Google's Manifest V3 Without Killing Ad Blocking Mozilla Firefox 109 Supports Google's Manifest V3 Without Killing Ad Blocking Mozilla Firefox is one of the few remaining browsers not powered by Google's Chromium rendering engine. With the new Firefox 109, Mozilla is introducing support for Google's controversial Manifest V3, the underlying protocol used to make extensions work. Thankfully, Mozilla is not including one of the worst aspects of the protocol - ad and content blocking will remain available and functioning as expected. The Manifest V3 protocol is a set of rules and regulations that all major browsers must follow in order to provide a successful and secure web experience. With Firefox 109, Mozilla has added support for the protocol, but...
    • Jan 19, 2023
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  • Twitter Suspended Third-Party Apps Intentionally, Tweetbot Disabled Again Twitter Suspended Third-Party Apps Intentionally, Tweetbot Disabled Again Third-party Twitter apps were made inaccessible to users last week, leaving many unable to access the popular microblogging site. Reports now suggest that the suspension was intentional and that users can only access Twitter through the official app. The cause of the suspension is still unknown, but Twitter CEO Elon Musk has yet to provide an explanation. The suspension of third-party Twitter apps, which includes the popular Tweetbot, was intentional, according to reports. Tweetbot co-creator Paul Haddad has confirmed the decision and noted that the app was accessible for a few hours on Sunday using a workaround. However, the access was...
    • Jan 16, 2023
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  • New Android 13 QPR2 Option Lets You Change the Shortcuts on Your Pixel’s Lock Screen New Android 13 QPR2 Option Lets You Change the Shortcuts on Your Pixel’s Lock Screen Android 12 brought us the Material You design language and wallpapers-based theming engine to customize our phones. Despite these improvements, Android's stock lock screen customization options are still quite limited compared to iOS. Fortunately, Google is now introducing new custom lock screen clocks and the ability to change out lock screen shortcuts with its latest Android 13 beta. The new "Shortcuts" option will be located in Settings > Display > Lock Screen, allowing users to assign certain apps or actions as their default shortcuts for triggering the flashlight, camera app, or QR code scanner. However, it won’t be completely open-ended -...
    • Jan 15, 2023
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  • Microsoft Confirms Three Upcoming Bethesda Games Exclusively for Xbox and PC Microsoft Confirms Three Upcoming Bethesda Games Exclusively for Xbox and PC Microsoft has made it clear that its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard is moving forward. In a statement given to the US Federal Trade Commission, the gaming giant outlined that three future titles from Bethesda will be exclusive for Xbox and PC.  The games have yet to be named explicitly, but it looks like Starfield and Redfall are two of them – both being developed by Arkane and published by Bethesda. This exclusivity decision could potentially spark controversy among Sony users if The Elder Scrolls 6 ends up being the third title in question as well.  It would make sense for The...
    • Dec 24, 2022
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  • A New Mod for Minecraft Will Allow You to Watch Videos Not on a TV, but on Chiselled Bookshelves A New Mod for Minecraft Will Allow You to Watch Videos Not on a TV, but on Chiselled Bookshelves Minecraft is a very popular game with a huge number of in-game mechanics and dedicated tools. The already rich variety of different functions from the developer is constantly expanding with various mods that make the gameplay even more interesting. Meanwhile, not all mods are designed to affect the gameplay. So, many of them are made to simply have fun. The range of possibilities for players in Minecraft is able to impress even an experienced player, this alone will be just the tip of the iceberg in comparison with what will become possible with the use of mods. The most complex buildings...
    • Nov 23, 2022
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  • Google Alerts Gmail Users About 5 Key Holiday Season Scams and Spams Google Alerts Gmail Users About 5 Key Holiday Season Scams and Spams When it comes to the holiday season, there are a few things that we all can be sure of: good food, family gatherings, and an inbox full of spam. That's right, spam doesn't take a break for the holidays. In fact, scammers ramp up their efforts this time of year, preying on our good nature and generosity. Google is alerting Gmail users to 5 key holiday season scams and spams. These include scams related to gift cards, package delivery, charitable donations, and more. 1. Phony gift card scams Gift card scams are one of the most common types of fraud during the holidays....
    • Nov 23, 2022
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  • Twitch Working to Better Safeguard Children. The Article Must Describe Twitch Working to Better Safeguard Children Twitch Working to Better Safeguard Children. The Article Must Describe Twitch Working to Better Safeguard Children In the past year, Twitch has been working to better safeguard children. This has included making changes to the platform and its policies, as well as increasing its investment in safety initiatives. Twitch has announced that it is working on new tools to better safeguard children, including a dedicated reporting channel for incidents involving minors and improved moderation around young users. One of the biggest changes has been the introduction of a new safety setting, which allows parents to control what content their children can see. This setting can be found in the Account Settings menu, under the Parental Controls section. The company...
    • Nov 15, 2022
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  • Android TV, Google TV Will Switch From APK to Android App Bundles from 2023 Android TV, Google TV Will Switch From APK to Android App Bundles from 2023 Since its launch, Android TV has been steadily gaining popularity and is now available on a number of different devices, including smart TVs, set-top boxes, and game consoles. One of the key features of Android TV is its support for Google Cast, which allows users to cast content from their mobile devices or computers to their TV. Another key feature of Android TV is its app store. The Google Play Store offers a wide selection of apps for Android TV, ranging from streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu to games and utilities. However, it seems that Google is planning to make a...
    • Nov 15, 2022
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  • YouTube Is Nearing the End of Testing a Feature That Made 4K Viewing Available to Premium Users Only YouTube Is Nearing the End of Testing a Feature That Made 4K Viewing Available to Premium Users Only A reputable Twitter account recently made a post stating that an experiment where YouTube's 4K videos are only available to those with a paid subscription that costs $11.99 a month has officially ended. It is worth noting that just recently, representatives of the company made a lot of noise with the news that some users were tested in order to find out which functions they think would be included in the Premium category and which not. The possible introduction of a restriction on free viewing in higher resolution caused a wave of indignation among users, and many considered such a step...
    • Oct 24, 2022
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  • New Details of Streamer's Injury Incident at TwitchCon New Details of Streamer's Injury Incident at TwitchCon Adriana Chechik, a Twitch streamer, broke her back during TwitchCon this month. Recently, the streamer provided new details of what happened to her, and also shared the details of her treatment and recovery. So, on October 13, Adriana posted a video where she takes her first steps after the surgery. Considering the severity of the medical intervention, even these few steps were so hard for her that the girl slept all day after them. Already on October 16, she was discharged from the hospital and, according to Chechik, she was finally able to take a shower, but in order to do...
    • Oct 23, 2022
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  • Instagram Is Likely to Face a EUR 405 Million Fine for Displaying Information of Teenagers Instagram Is Likely to Face a EUR 405 Million Fine for Displaying Information of Teenagers It has been recently reported that Instagram will have to pay out a fine of EUR 405 million due to their violation of the data privacy rules established by the European Union. The investigation has been conducted by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, but it is likely that Instagram will try to appeal.  The Meta company, which owns a popular social media platform, appears to have revealed information of teenagers that should have stayed private. According to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission, this case concerns teenagers that use Instagram and are between the ages of 13 and 17.  A scientist has reportedly found out...
    • Sep 08, 2022
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