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Android OS

Instagram Launches “Layout” Feature for Uploading Multiple Photos to Stories

Sharing images with followers just got even easier thanks to Instagram‘s newest feature for Stories, officially dubbed “Layout” mode. Now users can upload up to six different photos at a time — instead of the previous one-image-per-Story process — via several different grid patterns: a four-box layout, a six-box layout, and two layouts each with […]

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Android OS

Science now says your phone’s yellow tinted ‘night mode’ could be worse for your sleep

In what should come as a surprise to no one, it turns out just making your smartphone’s screen kind of yellow may not stop it from keeping you awake. In fact, according to a study out of the University of Manchester, that yellow-shifted “night light” is even worse for helping you get to sleep than […]

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Manufacturing News

Apple CEO Tim Cook is striking back at critics who say innovation in the smartphone industry has peaked

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t think the smartphone industry is anywhere near reaching its peak. “I know of no one who would call a 12-year-old mature,” Cook said when speaking with Nikkei Asian Review, apparently referencing the 12 years since the first iPhone debuted – a milestone launch that’s largely perceived to have kicked off […]

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Cyber Security

‘Hundreds Of Millions’ Of Users Affected by Camera Security Threat: Google Confirmed

The security research team at Checkmarx has made something of a habit of uncovering alarming vulnerabilities, with past disclosures covering Amazon’s Alexa and Tinder. However, a discovery of vulnerabilities affecting Google and Samsung smartphones, with the potential to impact hundreds of millions of Android users, is the biggest to date. What did the researchers discover? […]

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Manufacturing News

Chinese aim to build a firm 400kV Konza-Isinya power line at Konza city.

China Aerospace Construction Group has launched construction of a 40-km 400kV Konza-Isinya transmission line, which will power Konza City as well as Kajiado, Makueni, and Machakos counties. The project, which is being undertaken in partnership with Kenya’s ministry of energy, is aimed to ensure steady supply of power for the proposed smart city located in […]

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Cyber Security

WhatsApp New Threat Confirmed: Android And iOS Users At Risk From Malicious Video Files

The security and integrity of encrypted messaging platforms has been very much in the headlines in recent weeks, and most of these stories have focused on the largest player in the field—WhatsApp. Facebook’s premier messaging platform has patched a number of vulnerabilities, the most notorious of which saw the platform warn users that it had […]

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Internet Clouding

Leave manual cluster resizing behind with Cloud Dataproc’s autoscaling

Building real-time, interactive data products with open source data and analytics processing technology is not a trivial task. It involves constantly balancing cluster costs with service-level agreements (SLAs). Whether you are using Apache Hadoop and Spark to build a customer-facing web application or a real-time interactive dashboard for your product team, it’s extremely difficult to […]

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Technology

Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January

Microsoft has revealed that it’s planning to kill off its Cortana app for iOS and Android in January. The software maker has posted a new support article for Cortana users in the UK, Canada, and Australia that reveals Cortana for iOS and Android is disappearing in at least those markets. Microsoft has also confirmed to […]

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Internet Clouding

Google releases Cloud Run serverless containers and promises to be good with Knative

Google’s Cloud Run service, which lets you run containers on Kubernetes (K8s) using a serverless model, has hit general availability, and El Reg has taken it for quick spin as reported by the register. Cloud Run is for both Google Cloud Platform and Anthos, which presents various ways to use Cloud Run on Google Kubernetes […]