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    📱 | An iPhone as a webcam: Apple's Continuity Camer…

    In the coming months, Apple will release its new operating system iOS 16 for iPhones and iPads, as well as macOS Ventura for Mac computers. Among the most anticipated new features is the option to quickly upgrade your MacBook's webcam by mounting your iPhone to the top For what it calls Continuity Camera, Apple has also launched a special miniature iPhone holder that can be used to clip your phone onto the back of the MacBook's display. Apple says it's not just about getting a better webcam, but also enabling seamless, c…

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    👍 | Twitter now lets you'unmention' yourself from…

    Twitter has announced that it is now letting all users remove themselves from conversations where they were mentioned, as part of an effort to avoid users from being spammed with unwanted notifications and to protect against harassment and bullying. select group of users as part of a trial, is now being rolled globally on all Twitter platforms, the social media company has announced. The purpose of “unmentioning” is to be able to leave conversations in which you may have been mentioned by others at some point, but in which you have lost interest…

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    👍 | Twitter users will'benefit' from Musk pulling…

    Twitter users will “benefit” from Elon Musk's move to pull out of the deal to buy the company, some experts say. The Tesla and SpaceX boss's $ 44 billion bid to buy the social media platform appeared to be on the verge of collapse, after he In the letter, Musk's lawyers said the platform has “not complied with its contractual obligations” surrounding the deal, ie giving him enough information to “make an independent assessment of the prevalence of fake or spam” accounts on Twitter's platform ”. Twitter said in response it is“ committed t…

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    👍 | Elon Musk ends Twitter takeover bid over fake a…

    Tech billionaire Elon Musk has ended his bid to buy Twitter, citing the allegedly insufficient information provided by the company on fake accounts, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published on Friday. Musk had been publicly questioning Twitter's figures Twitter shares plunged by over 6% in after-hours trading following the announcement. Since mid-May Musk has focused on Twitter's allegedly false estimates of the number of bots and fake accounts using the se…

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    👍 | Instagram begins testing new age verification t…

    Instagram is introducing new ways for users to verify their age on the platform as a way of providing more age-appropriate experiences. The Meta-owned firm said beginning in the US, it was testing tools that would allow users to ask others to vouch for As part of the test, when someone attempts to edit their date of birth on the site from under 18 to 18 or over, Instagram will ask them to verify their age by either uploading their ID, recording a video selfie or ask mutual friends to verify their age. Instagram said it is partn…

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    👍 | Twitter board'unanimously recommends' sharehol…

    US billionaire and Tesla boss Elon Musk's $ 44 billion takeover of social media giant Twitter came closer to succeeding on Tuesday after the company's board of directors “unanimously recommended” its shareholders back the merger. of this proxy statement captioned “The Merger-Recommendation of the Twitter Board and Reasons for the Merger,” has unanimously: (1) determined that the merger agreement is advisable and the merger and the other transactions sintered by the merger agreement are fair to, advisable and in…

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    📱 | Google to pay $ 118 million to settle gender dis…

    Google has agreed to pay $ 118 million to settle a class action gender discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in 2017 by certain former female employees for allegedly placing them in lower-job levels than equally qualified males, resulting in lower pay. In a statement, the law firms that represented plaintiffs Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, Kelli Wisuri, and Heidi Lamar, said that the settlement covers around 15,500 female employees in 236 job titles who worked at Google in Cali for…

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    📱 | When your iPhone remains silent in the morning

    Munich (dpa) — If the alarm on your smartphone doesn't go off in the morning, chances are your day will get off to a bad start. Luckily the problem can usually be fixed quickly. It's usually due to faulty sound setting on the iPhone when the alarm clock remains silent or only vibrates in the morning, according to tech platform Macwelt.de, which specializes in Apple products. If you want to be woken up by your favorite rock band, for example, you have to enable this in If the alarm isn't loud enough to wake you you need to check the volume. If you've set the phone's…

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    📱 | Apple presents new iOS 16 for the iPhone

    Apple has unveiled the latest version of the iPhone's operating system. Announced at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the new iOS 16 comes with more features to personalize your iPhone's lock screen as well as “new sharing, communication, and intelligence features ”, Apple said. Users will be able to add widgets“ that take inspiration from Apple Watch complications ”to their lock screen, including a weather forecast, alarms and alerts for upcoming calendar events – a feature that has been available on Android phones for some time. Apple has also updated its instant m…

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    👍 | Musk: Twitter's disclosure behavior is breach…

    US billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has accused Twitter of breaching the terms of his multibillion-dollar takeover proposal of the short messaging service. “Twitter has, in fact, refused to provide the information that Mr Musk has repeatedly requested since May 9, 2022, to facilitate his evaluation of spam and fake accounts on the company's platform, ”an open letter released his lawyers on Monday read. Twitter is required under the terms of the acquisition deal to provide data and information Musk requests related to the transaction, it said, adding that, contrary to Twitter's representation…

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    📱 | Google to merge video calling apps Duo and Meet

    Google is combining its video calling apps Duo and Meet into a single integrated video platform in order to simplify its communication services. Google Workspace tweeted: “In the coming weeks, we are adding #GoogleMeet features to the Duo app, and later this year, We'll update the Duo app to #GoogleMeet, creating one video experience that's better together. ”The merged service will be known as Google Meet, with features of Duo that were primarily designed for personal video calling. The integrated experience will provide users with a single solution service for both video calling and meetings….

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    👍 | Instagram introduces amber alerts for missing c…

    Amber Alerts about missing or abducted children are to be launched on Instagram in countries around the world. The feature has been developed in partnership with organizations including Britain's National Crime Agency. Instagram said the alerts would include details about the missing child such as a photo, It said this could be a vital tool in searches because of the visual nature of the platform and as its engaged audience could quickly share alerts more widely. The Meta-owned platform said the feature would begin rolling out…

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    👍 | Twitter users told to watch for scam messages a…

    Twitter has warned users to be aware of scammers constituting as Twitter employees in order to try and get hold of log-in details and other personal information. It comes after a number of verified users on the platform, including journalists, reported receiving direct messages ( DMs) which claimed their verified status had been declared as “spam” and they needed to re-register. The messages came from accounts claiming to be Twitter Support and asked users to click on a link in the message to fill in a form to re -apply for a “blue badge” of verification on the site. “Your blue badge Twitter account h…

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    📱 | Apple announces new accessibility tools for peo…

    Apple is to introduce a new set of accessibility tools to its devices to aid those with disabilities, including a door detection tool which uses sensors in an iPhone or iPad to help those with sight problems find their way when arriving at a new location. The suite. The door detection tool will be available to users with newer models of the iPhone and iPad Pro which house the firm's Lidar scanner, which will be used alongside the device camera to spot doors when a user arrives at a new location. It also…

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    👍 | Twitter deal again on hold as Musk worries publ…

    Billionaire Elon Musk's bid to buy Twitter is back on ice amid a fight for information about how many of the service's accounts are operated by actual people or organizations. Musk's tweet putting a hold on the deal comes less than a week after his last such threat to walk away from a deal that was recently valued at as much as $ 44 billion. The founder of carmaker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX says he is having second thoughts about his purchase plans because of concerns that many of Twitter's accounts are actually operated by bots or spam accounts. Twitter has said the number amounts to les…

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    👍 | Twitter share price fluctuates as Musk raises q…

    Twitter share prices went on a roller-coaster ride on Friday amid uncertainty about the future of technology entrepreneur Elon Musk's proposed $ 44-billion takeover bid. Share prices initially dropped after Musk said the deal was on hold amid questions about fake accounts at the service. “Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam / fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” he tweeted. In response, the price of shares in the microblogging service fell by almost a quarter, from $ 45.08 on Thursday to $ 34.50. Musk's deal for Twitter valued each…

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    📱 | Give me an a: Google's Pixel 6a phone is small…

    Google has unveiled a new budget phone – the Pixel 6a – and much more hardware at its annual developer conference I / O, and is stepping up to Apple with what it promises is a seamlessly integrated range of devices brought together under one Pixel brand. Pixel 6a is set to be the entry-level variant of the Pixel 6 family and is scheduled to go on sale from the end of July for € 459 or $ 449. It follows Google's “a” line of slightly cheaper models. Launching as smartphones get ever bigger, the 6a is a relatively small phone with a Full HD OLED display measuring 6.1 inches in a 20:9 format. The…

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    📱 | Google's smart speaker cameras now watch you fo…

    In most cases, if you want to play some music or set an alarm with your device's voice assistant, you'll have to use a wake word like “Hey Siri” or “Alexa”. But on Google's Nest Hub Max – a smart speaker with an additional display and camera – you are now able to dispense with the “Hey, Google”. That's because Google has trained the device's built-in camera to understand when you're looking at it. At the annual Google I / O developer conference on Wednesday, the tech giant showed how users will be able to use the company's smart assistant simply by looking at the Nest Hub Max – no “OK, Google” n…

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    📱 | Translation glasses and watchful AI: Google's a…

    No more “Hey Google”: The ability to talk to Google's smart assistant without using the classic wake word is among the latest ways the tech giant says it wants to use AI to make everyday tasks simpler. At the annual Google I / O developer conference As a glimpse of a possible future, Google showed a prototype of a pair of glasses that can display translations from other languages ​​in the user's field of vision during a conversation. The company that started out with a…

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    📱 | The Apple Watch of the Android world? Google an…

    In an attempt to end Apple's dominance in the smartwatch business, Google has announced its answer to the Apple Watch, a round-faced smartwatch designed to work seamlessly with Android devices, like Apple's watch does with iPhones. The long-rumoured Pixel Watch, unveiled at Wednesday's Google I / O developer conference, is set to be launched in the third quarter of 2022. Google isn't giving us a price tag yet, but says the watch will be “premium.” Although there have been countless Android smartwatches in recent years, the Apple Watch has been the gold standard of the smartphone business since i…

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    👍 | Instagram lets artists sell NFT works in'digit…

    In a step towards the virtual realms of social media envisioned by Facebook-owner Meta, artists and collectors from the US are being allowed to showcase and sell digital artworks as NFTs on Instagram. The announcement from Meta Group CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri comes as NFTs (“non-fungible tokens”) continue their boom in the art scene, where artists and galleries around the world have been selling digital works with a certificate of ownership. Technically, NFTs are entries in an endlessly updated digital register, the so-called blockchain, but are being presented by Inst…

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    👍 | Elon Musk of'same mind'with EU over new digit…

    US billionaire Elon Musk assured European Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton on Monday that he intends to comply with new EU content moderation rules ahead of his impending takeover of Twitter. “I agree with everything you said, really. I think we're very much at Musk's decision to purchase Twitter has prompted concerns. The same mind, ”Musk said in a video with Breton published on Twitter in Texas. Breton met with the Tesla CEO at a factory manufacturing his electric vehicles ahead of EU-US talks to coordinate industry regulations. in the EU about regulatory compliance over disinforma…

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    👍 | Twitter trials non-public tweets visible only i…

    Twitter is testing a new feature that undermines the most basic principle of its platform, ie that all tweets are public. Now, for the first time, non-public tweets can be shared using a new trial feature allowing users to make tweets visible only to select people. “Some tweets are for everyone and others are just for people you've picked,” Twitter said on Tuesday, announcing the new feature, called Circle. Twitter says its new Circle feature allows you to have semi-private conversations on Twitter and build closer connections with a smaller group of people. Up to 150 users can be added to…

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    👍 | Twitter reports higher first quarter profits am…

    Twitter reported higher-than-expected profits for the first quarter on Thursday, days after technology billionaire Elon Musk announced plans to take over the social media platform. Twitter's bottom line reached $ 513.29 million, or $ 0.61 per share, according to the company's announcement. This compares with $ 68.01 million, or $ 0.08 per share, for the first quarter last year. Twitter's first quarter revenues increased by 15.4% to $ 1.20 billion, compared to $ 1.04 billion in the same period last year. At the start of the week, Twitter announced that the company has entered into a definitive agree m…

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    👍 | How might Twitter change under control of the w…

    Twitter, the central nervous system of the news industry change and a key global forum in the public debate of social issues, is heading towards major changes when it becomes the private property of Elon Musk. But what will they look like to average users? And what does the head of an electric car manufacturer, a space company and a brain implant developer want with Twitter anyway? Without the transparency of stock market reports, will people even know how Twitter makes its money and whether the business is doing well? And who can ensure that Musk does not harness Twitter for his own business…

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    👍 | Twitter board accepts Elon Musk's $ 44-billion o…

    Twitter announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Tesla founder Elon Musk in a transaction valued at around $ 44 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Twitter will become a privately held company, the tech giant said in a statement “The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon's proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing,” Twitter's independent board chair, Bret Taylor, said. to the future of humanity are debated, ”add…

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    👍 | Twitter board accepts Elon Musk's $ 44-billion o…

    Twitter announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Tesla founder Elon Musk in a transaction valued at around $ 44 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Twitter will become a privately held company, the company said in a statement. “The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon's proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing,” Twitter's independent board chair, Bret Taylor, said. Musk said “Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated, ”adding…

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    👍 | Elon Musk's $ 44-billion bid to buy Twitter is a…

    Twitter announced on Monday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Tesla founder Elon Musk in a transaction valued at around $ 44 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Twitter will become a privately held company, the company said in a statement. “The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon's proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing,” Twitter's independent board chair, Bret Taylor, said. Musk made the non-binding proposal to acquire all outstanding common stock of Twitter not already owned by him e…

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    👍 | Twitter shares up 5% after reports it is to acc…

    Shares of Twitter, Inc are rising almost 5% in pre-market on Monday after reports that the microblogging site's board is set to accept an offer from Tesla founder Elon Musk as early as Monday. Musk made the non-binding proposal of about $ 43 billion to acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Twitter not owned by him earlier this month. Though Twitter initially adopted a so-called poison pill to fend off a potential hostile takeover, it became more receptive to the bid after Musk revealed he secured $ 46.5 billion in financing. Prior to that, Musk revealed in the first week of April that h…

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    👍 | Twitter limits Musk's potential stake to 15% wi…

    Social media giant Twitter has introduced a plan to limit billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's potential stake in the company after he made a $ 43 billion non-binding bid to buy the whole company. Responding to Musk's bid, Twitter's board adopted a limited duration shareholder rights plan called “The board adopted the rights plan following an unsolicited, non-binding” a “poison pill” that makes it difficult for Musk to increase his stake beyond 15%. The billionaire founder of Tesla already owns a more-than 9% stake in Twitter. proposal to acquire Twitter, ”the social-media company said in a stat…

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    👍 | Elon Musk offers to buy 100% of Twitter for $ 54…

    The billionaire owner of electric car manufacturer Tesla, Elon Musk, has offered to buy all of the outstanding shares in the social media platform Twitter. He delivered a letter to Twitter which contained a non-binding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding common stock not owned by him for an all-cash consideration, valuing the common stock at $ 54.20 per share. If the proposed transaction is completed, the common stock would become eligible for termination of its registration, and would be de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange . Elon Musk has engaged Morgan Stanley as his financial ad…

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    👍 | Elon Musk offers to buy 100% of Twitter for $ 54…

    The billionaire owner of electric car manufacturer Tesla, Elon Musk, has offered to buy all of the outstanding shares in the social media platform Twitter. He delivered a letter to Twitter which contained a non-binding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding common stock not owned by him for an all-cash consideration, valuing the common stock at $ 54.20 per share. If the proposed transaction is completed, the common stock would become eligible for termination of its registration, and would be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Elon Musk has engaged Morgan Stanley as his financial adv…

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    👍 | Elon Musk won't be joining Twitter's board of d…

    Elon Musk is not joining Twitter's board of directors, the social media company's chief executive Parag Agrawal said Sunday evening. “Elon has decided not to join our board,” Agrawal tweeted. I believe that us for the best, ”the Twitter CEO said in a“ note to the company ”which he shared on the social media platform. Twitter remained opened. to Musk's input, Agrawal added. Last week it was revealed that Tesla boss Musk had bought up more than 4%…

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    👍 | Elon Musk to join Twitter's board of directors

    Elon Musk is joining Twitter's board of directors, the social media company said on Tuesday, a day after it was revealed that the Tesla boss had bought up more than 9% of its stock. Twitter said it has entered into an agreement with Musk under which The company will appoint him to the board to serve as a class II director with a term expiring in 2024. Twitter chief executive Parag Agrawal said there had been ongoing discussion with Musk in recent weeks. Agrawal tweeted: “He's both a passionate believer and intense critic of the service which is exactly what we need on @Twitter, and in the boar…

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    👍 | Something to tweet about: Musk reveals 9.2% sha…

    He doesn't just like to share his thoughts via Twitter – Tesla chief executive likes to own shares of Twitter, according to data filed in Washington on Monday. According to the filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, The Elon Musk Revocable Trust, The purchase makes Musk the owner of the largest single block of Twitter stock. Twitter shares shot up by 73,486,938% on the news. Musk is a prodigious user of Twitter, though he has also gotten into hot water f…