Google is making Android’s in-app browser safer to use

The Android in-app browser WebView has had a security update in an effort to keep your device safe. And unfortunately, being a micro-browser that can fit inside an app means that it isn’t quite as robust as the main Chrome browser. This causes problems when thinking about the security of your device, as an insecure browser is an obvious vulnerability for those with nefarious intentions looking to gain access to your device. Safe and simpleThankfully Google has now upped the level of security, in

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 trailer, release date, and news

Update: At a behind-closed-doors event during this year's E3, Ubisoft revealed the first early in-engine footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2 and now it's available to watch online. If you start out with a smaller ship and move up to a larger one, you can store the smaller ship inside it and expand your crew too. Probably not anytime soon: 2018/2019 seems likelyTrailersAt a behind-closed-doors event during this year's E3, Ubisoft revealed the first early in-engine footage of Beyond Good & Evil 2 and

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How to link and automate your online accounts

We’re all very busy, aren’t we? We’re overwhelmed with social media, with personal email, with work email, with all those backups and cloud storage and essential online services that make our increasingly web-based lives what they are. So what if there was a way to tie them all together? IFTTT and Zapier are automation tools that can tie together and pass data between your social media accounts, your cloud storage, your email and beyond, whether you’re using mainstream services or more hardcore

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Leaked Microsoft Whiteboard app boasts some slick new stylus tricks

Microsoft’s Whiteboard app has been leaked online, revealing some further features and details about the software which will be coming to stylus-toting Windows 10 devices later this year. So, aside from the features we’ve already heard Microsoft enthuse about such as geometry recognition and automatic table shading, what fresh revelations are here? Bing bonusYes, Bing searches are directly integrated into Whiteboard, so you can hand-write a search term, and the app will go off and find relevant

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This smart vending machine knows how you snack

If you get your morning coffee from a vending machine, it might soon be able to recognize your face and prepare your brew without you pressing a single button. You could also get loyalty rewards for using the same machine for your caffeine fix every day, and even get special offers tailored to your preferences. Canonical – the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distro – is working with Spanish smart vending firm InnovaPOS to make machines that do much more than just swallow your change and beep. Cu

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Garmin Forerunner 935 UltraTrac mode: an incredibly fun battery test

However, I couldn't pass up the chance to test something out in the race, especially having spent an entire marathon recently without technology. I looked down at my wrist at the Garmin Forerunner 935 that I'm currently reviewing and had an idea. But I supposed that it wasn't going to be totally accurate, so 0.05 miles accuracy per ping wasn't too bad. This was a problem, as I now wasn't going to know when the 6.9 mile point was reached and I had 10KM left to go. I checked my Garmin: over a 13.1

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Airbnb is trialling split payments so you don’t lose friends over your booking

Airbnb has started introducing a new feature that allows payment for a property to be split between as many as 16 different accounts, which will be a welcome addition for anyone planning a getaway with a big group of friends. Even with the developments in peer to peer payments with companies like Venmo, the process of getting your money back is still more than a little like herding cats. This is the latest in a series of improvements that Airbnb is making in its payment practices. The new split

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Google will now stop private medical records from appearing in search

Google has expanded its content removal policy for personal information and as a result, private medical records will no longer appear in Google search results. According to a report from Bloomberg, the ‘Information we may remove’ section of Google’s Removal Policy was quietly changed on June 22 to include “confidential, personal medical records of private people.”If you’re wondering how private medical records could appear in Google’s search results in the first place, it’s perfectly possible f

By | 2017-06-23T04:23:41+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Hashtags that save lives – the end of slacktivism

At the time, the Ice Bucket Challenge was tarred with the same brush as many online movements – scathingly dubbed ‘slacktivism’. The idea is that sitting on your phone, liking a tweet that supports a cause is a futile endeavour; that social media isn’t capable of really making a difference. Opening up lines of communicationWe were invited to an event hosted by Facebook to talk about how social media can be used to promote causes. Ambler started the #itsokaytotalk hashtag as a continuation of the

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New iMac Pro to pack both ARM and Intel Xeon CPUs

There’s been plenty of buzz about Apple’s supercharged iMac Pro since it was revealed earlier this month, and now the grapevine claims that this pricey all-in-one will run with Intel’s latest server-grade processors (as opposed to consumer-targeted CPUs) coupled with an ARM coprocessor. In other words, the iMac will be driven by Skylake-EX and Skylake-EP processors sitting in Intel’s LGA3647 socket, as opposed to desktop CPUs nestled in a LGA2066 socket. Yes, in case you somehow missed it, the i

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