January 15, 2019 brianradio2016

After building a devoted fanbase in their native Michigan for a few years, the Verve Pipe struck gold in 1996 when a song they’d been playing for years called “The Freshman” totally changed the game, catapulting their third album (first on a major label) Villains into double platinum territory. The world was their oyster. Unfortunately,…

January 15, 2019 brianradio2016

The wait for third-party USB-C to Lightning cables to be released is almost over, with premium accessories brand Anker preparing to release the toughest cable available for iPhones and iPads.

January 15, 2019 brianradio2016

Google plans to go global with Chrome’s ad-blocking in July, expanding the practice from North America and Europe, where it’s been in place for nearly a year.

Beginning July 9, 2019, Chrome will … stop showing all ads on sites in any country that repeatedly display (disruptive ads),” Ben Galbraith, senior product director of Chrome, wrote in a Jan. 9 post to a company blog.

Google first directed Chrome to “filter” online ads – its preferred label for the practice – in February 2018. Then, the company announced its browser would expunge all ads from sites that displayed advertisements identified as the most annoying on the web. The “disruptive” ad types were those that violated the “Better Ads Standards” set by an industry group named “Coalition for Better Ads” (CBA).

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January 15, 2019 brianradio2016

It doesn’t matter if we buy them less often, we’re all going to continue to buy smartphones. The congregation of loyal iPhone users will continue to grow, which means Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t mobile – it’s Mac.

Wave bye-bye to Windows 7

Apple has a huge opportunity.

Over a third of all the Windows PCs on the planet are running a version of the Microsoft OS that is about to die a cold and lonely death, Windows 7. That installation is just 12 software patches away from forced retirement, after which enterprise and consumer users will be forced to upgrade, to pay Microsoft way too much money to support the old OS, or to upgrade.

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January 15, 2019 brianradio2016

It could be a big decision in the new and legally murky realm of privacy and biometrics: A federal judge in California has ruled that police cannot force people to unlock their phones using fingerprints, facial recognition, or iris scans. The ruling was first spotted by Thomas Brewster of Forbes…

January 15, 2019 brianradio2016

Google Keep lets you create notes and to-do lists that sync across your computer and phone or tablet. It’s remarkably handy in a variety of ways. You can tag and search all your notes so they’re easy to find later. You can share your notes with other users and collaborate on them. You can record voice memos, and Keep will transcribe them as text notes. You can include images in your notes, and if text is shown in an image, the image shows up in search results. You can create time- or location-triggered reminders based on your notes.

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(Insider Story)