• Firefox on Android Receives New Privacy-Enhancing Extensions Firefox on Android Receives New Privacy-Enhancing Extensions Since 2020, Firefox has been rolling out new features to help users better protect their online privacy. Now, Firefox for Android is receiving additional extensions that offer even greater control over privacy settings. The extensions allow users to block promotional emails and use email aliases to hide their identity. This is a great step forward for Android users who want to protect themselves from unwanted marketing campaigns. The new Firefox extensions for Android are based on the Firefox Relay service, which was previously only available on the Firefox browser. The service allows users to create email aliases for signing up for marketing...
    • Feb 16, 2023
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  • Google Chrome's New Password Manager: Easier Access and Improved Security Google Chrome's New Password Manager: Easier Access and Improved Security Google is streamlining the way users manage their passwords on Chrome with a new popup tool. The redesigned password manager offers improved security and easier access to saved passwords, with features such as biometric authentication and the ability to add notes to passwords.  This new popup menu is a welcome addition to Chrome's existing password manager, providing users with a more convenient and secure way to store their login credentials.  The new popup menu in Google Chrome for desktop makes it easier for users to view and manage their passwords. It provides a more organized view of saved passwords, allowing users to...
    • Feb 18, 2023
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  • Apple Blocks Update to AI-Powered Email App Over Fears of Inappropriate Content Apple Blocks Update to AI-Powered Email App Over Fears of Inappropriate Content Apple is said to have blocked an update to an email app with AI-powered tools due to worries that it may generate inappropriate content for children. According to the Wall Street Journal, the iPhone maker had reservations about Blix's BlueMail app, which uses a customized version of OpenAI's GPT-3 language model. The update was blocked last week, and Ben Volach, the co-founder of Blix, called out Apple for unfairly targeting BlueMail in a Twitter post. He pointed out that the app has content filtering capabilities and argued that placing age restrictions on the app could limit distribution potential for new users. As...
    • Mar 02, 2023
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  • Disney Lorcana Expansion Set to Launch December 1st Disney Lorcana Expansion Set to Launch December 1st Disney’s latest trading card game, Lorcana, is set to launch on August 18 and will bring a unique new gaming experience for fans of the beloved franchise. Dutch distributor Boosterbox has revealed that there will be a “solid, organized play program” and a wider rollout of the game at larger retailers on September 1. Excitingly, they have also announced that pre-release events for the first expansion set will start as soon as November 18. In terms of what we can expect from this first expansion set, not much is known yet. However, Boosterbox has confirmed that all expansions after this one...
    • Mar 03, 2023
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  • TikTok CEO to Testify Before US House of Representatives on Protecting Kids from Inappropriate Content TikTok CEO to Testify Before US House of Representatives on Protecting Kids from Inappropriate Content TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew will be appearing for the first time before Congress when he testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 23. The committee chair, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, has requested that Chew address questions related to the popular Chinese-owned video app's efforts to protect children from inappropriate content and potential exploitation.  Chew's testimony comes at a time of heightened scrutiny of the app and its parent company, ByteDance. US regulators have raised concerns about the app's data privacy and security practices, as well as its potential for censorship. The app has also been criticized for failing...
    • Mar 17, 2023
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  • Meta Verified: Facebook and Instagram Paid Verification Now Available in the US Meta Verified: Facebook and Instagram Paid Verification Now Available in the US Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Meta’s paid verification system is now rolling out in the US for both Facebook and Instagram. Meta Verified will give users benefits like a blue verification badge, proactive impersonation protections, and direct access to customer support. Meta Verified is a subscription-based service that costs $11.99 per month on the web and $14.99 per month on mobile devices. It is initially being offered in the US, but it will also be available in Australia and New Zealand in the near future. Once verified, you will be able to get more visibility and reach on Facebook and Instagram....
    • Mar 19, 2023
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  • Valve Working on a New Puzzle-Focused Project – Could it be Portal 3? Valve Working on a New Puzzle-Focused Project – Could it be Portal 3? Valve, the game developer behind iconic titles such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike, is currently working on an unannounced project that puts puzzles in the spotlight. This news has sparked speculation among fans of the Portal series that Valve may be developing a new installment for the beloved franchise. The source of this rumor was Boyang Zhu, an artist employed by Valve who mentioned on his LinkedIn profile he had been working on a secret game for two years. Other people associated with this project include former Valve employee Michael Anderson whose page also revealed some information about the mysterious title: “This...
    • Apr 04, 2023
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  • ARK 2 Release Pushed Back to Late 2024 ARK 2 Release Pushed Back to Late 2024 Fans of the popular dinosaur survival game Ark: Survival Evolved has been eagerly awaiting details about the release of its sequel, ARK 2. Unfortunately, Studio Wildcard has announced that the game will now be delayed until late 2024. This news has disappointed many who were looking forward to experiencing all that ARK 2 had in store for them this year. The much-anticipated sequel to the dinosaur survival game was originally planned for release sometime this year. However, no specific date had ever been officially announced by Studio Wildcard. Since its debut in 2017, Ark: Survival Evolved has become one of the...
    • Apr 01, 2023
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  • Stray Gods: David Gaider's Roleplaying Musical Set for August Launch Stray Gods: David Gaider's Roleplaying Musical Set for August Launch The long-awaited Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, a project that successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign in 2019, is set to launch on Steam on August 3. Created by accomplished writer David Gaider, who boasts an impressive resume including his work at BioWare on games like Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the Dragon Age series, this game offers players an innovative blend of Greek mythology and contemporary musical theater. Stray Gods revolve around Grace, a college dropout who finds herself with the powers of a Muse. Tasked with using her newfound abilities to unravel...
    • Apr 14, 2023
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  • Adobe Firefly Integrates with Creative Cloud Video and Audio Tools to Streamline Editing Adobe Firefly Integrates with Creative Cloud Video and Audio Tools to Streamline Editing Adobe's generative AI technology, Firefly, is making its way into the company's video and audio applications within Creative Cloud. Initially developed for generating commercially safe images, Adobe now aims to expand Firefly's capabilities into video editing processes, simplifying tasks, and enhancing content production. While users will not be able to create custom videos from scratch using Firefly at this stage, the integration focuses on refining various aspects of the editing process. For instance, color grading can now be done effortlessly by inputting a few keywords. Additionally, incorporating music and sound effects becomes seamless, while creating title cards featuring animated fonts or...
    • Apr 18, 2023
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  • Apple and Google Join Forces to Combat Unwanted Tracking Apple and Google Join Forces to Combat Unwanted Tracking Apple has announced a significant new collaboration with Google to develop an "industry specification" that aims to prevent unwanted tracking by AirTags and other Bluetooth item trackers. This partnership will create a "draft specification" to notify users about potential unwanted tracking, addressing a growing concern among consumers. Currently, iOS provides a comprehensive array of features to mitigate unwanted tracking and stalking through AirTag item trackers. However, these native iOS features are not accessible to third-party item tracker companies like Tile. Apple does offer an app called "Tracker Detect," which allows Android users to locate nearby AirTags. The new technology being developed by...
    • May 02, 2023
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  • Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4 Brings the Epic Conclusion to Endwalker with Pandaemonium Anabaseios Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4 Brings the Epic Conclusion to Endwalker with Pandaemonium Anabaseios Final Fantasy XIV, a massively popular MMO, has seen a significant increase in its player base in recent years. With the decline of World of Warcraft and controversies surrounding Blizzard, gamers have flocked to Square Enix's flagship MMO. As the story arc of Endwalker comes to a close, players eagerly anticipate the release of Patch 6.4, featuring new content and the final tier of the Pandaemonium raid series on both normal and savage difficulties - Pandaemonium Anabaseios. Patch 6.4 serves as a thrilling addition to Final Fantasy XIV's content lineup, offering players new challenges and experiences during the downtime between major...
    • May 03, 2023
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  • Capitalize on the Power of TikTok's Growing Sports Trends Capitalize on the Power of TikTok's Growing Sports Trends With an ever-expanding reach among younger demographics, TikTok has rapidly become a hub for sports content, fan interactions, and athletes' personal glimpses. As major sports continue to witness increased activity on the platform, TikTok has released a valuable report detailing the latest sports trends, opening opportunities for brands to tap into this growing market. Through strategic content creation and ad campaign tools, businesses can effectively engage with TikTok's sports enthusiasts. The report highlights the popularity of various sports video types within the app, such as trick shots, behind-the-scenes footage, and game highlights. Moreover, it offers actionable insights for brands intending to...
    • May 11, 2023
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