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Google may soon let you record phone calls on Android Technology 

Google may soon let you record phone calls on Android

I’m pretty sure most of have wished we could record our phone calls at one point or the other. I often interview people over the phone, and it’s annoying to have to jerryrig a microphone setup. Maybe you want proof of a spam caller’s harassment. Or maybe you just want to give that you want to give your bank a taste of its own medicine and record your conversation for quality assurance. Google’s Phone app, used in Pixel and Android One devices, may soon let you (again). Mishaal Rahman over…

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AT&T will have 15 5G phones in 2020, cover 200 million people by summer Technology 

AT&T will have 15 5G phones in 2020, cover 200 million people by summer

AT&T’s 5G network is currently live for consumers with one phone that only works on its low-band service. As 2020 rolls on expect that number to dramatically change, as Chris Penrose, AT&T’s senior vice president of Advanced Mobility and Entertainment Solutions, told CNET on Wednesday at CES that the company plans to have 15 5G phones this year. Most of the phones will be capable of taking advantage of AT&T’s low-band 5G spectrum as well as its higher-frequency millimeter wave. Additional devices like laptops, tablets and hotspots will also be…

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4 unexpected Google Maps tips that go way beyond directions Technology 

4 unexpected Google Maps tips that go way beyond directions

I use Google Maps practically every day, even though I seldom actually need driving directions. It may not be obvious at first glance, but Google Maps can do a lot more than just get you from Point A to Point B. Beneath all those high-res satellite images and color-coded traffic patterns hides a powerful search tool, loaded with tons of crowd-sourced, real-time data on scores of retail stores, restaurants, professional offices, public parks and practically anywhere else you want to go. Turn-by-turn directions are cool and all, but they’re so…

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How to Find the ‘What Disney Character Are You?” Filter on Instagram Technology 

How to Find the ‘What Disney Character Are You?” Filter on Instagram

If you’ve looked at Instagram Stories over the past week or so you’ve probably noticed at least one friend showing off who they might be if they were a cartoon character. For me, the first one I saw was the “Which Pokemon Character Are You?” filter, followed later by the Disney and Harry Potter iterations. In all three, a box appears above your head when you activate the filter and rotates through a series of options before landing on your fate. If you’ve gone searching for the filters; however, you…

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WhatsApp ending support for Windows phones and other older devices Technology 

WhatsApp ending support for Windows phones and other older devices

The popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp is discontinuing support for older Android, iOS and Windows phones. After Dec. 31, WhatsApp will no longer be usable on Windows phones, according to a support FAQ. Android versions 2.3.7 and older and iOS 8 and older will be supported until Feb. 1, 2020. To continue using WhatsApp, the FAQ suggests updating to an Android running OS 4.0.3 or higher, iOS 9 or higher, or select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1 or higher, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2. In addition, the FAQ said that there’s…

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Data, Passwords Easily Extracted From Locked iPhones On iOS 13.3 Technology 

Data, Passwords Easily Extracted From Locked iPhones On iOS 13.3

A Russian cybersecurity company that makes digital forensic tools for law enforcement and business specialists has discovered a way to hack into locked Apple iPhone devices. The method reportedly works on most iPhone models ranging between iPhone 5s and iPhone X. It is also effective on iPhone devices running on iOS 12 through iOS 13.3. The cybersecurity company is called Elcomsoft. It’s newly expanded capability to extract data even on devices running on iOS 13.3, which many claims unlockable, is through the update rolled out on its iOS Forensic Toolkit….

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We’Re Watching You Google and Facebook are set to be policed under a new technology regulator Technology 

We’Re Watching You Google and Facebook are set to be policed under a new technology regulator

The plan comes as a new report from watchdogs said there is a “strong argument” for the development of a new regulatory regime. The verdict from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is part of a study into online platforms and digital advertising ahead of government intervention in the sector. Its other findings include that Google and Facebook’s “dominance” in digital advertising risks driving up prices for flights, electronics and insurance. The CMA fears the tech giants’ large market share could allow them to increase advertising prices, which could be…

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Instagram’s AI now warns you if your caption is offensive Technology 

Instagram’s AI now warns you if your caption is offensive

Instagram today announced it’s rolling out a new feature in its ongoing attempt to curb bullying: AI that will warn users before they post a potentially offensive caption with their posts. Specifically, if the caption of your post has an offensive word in it, the AI flags it and warns you that the caption looks “similar to others that have been reported.” It then gives you the option to edit, “learn more” (which shows you a pop-up that reiterates the same info), and to share it regardless. This is an…

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Waymo One, Google’s self-driving pickup service now has an iOS app Technology 

Waymo One, Google’s self-driving pickup service now has an iOS app

Google’s Waymo One pickup service is now available on iOS, giving some users to chance to take part in Waymo’s early rider program. As reported by 9to5Google, Google’s Waymo One service was launched a year ago and has been available on Android since April of this year. It’s focused around Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo. The app allows users to call for a lift, much like Uber, however when your car turns up, there won’t be a driver inside. Instead, Waymo’s autonomous Chrysler minivans will pick you up and take…

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You can now email your emails in Gmail Technology 

You can now email your emails in Gmail

Email chain hell on Gmail is getting an upgrade. The mailing system will soon allow its users to send emails as attachments without having to forward or download them first. Or as Google puts it, “You can now attach emails to other emails in Gmail.” Emailception, yo dawg we heard you like emails, et cetera. Fervent emailers can attach as many emails, which will appear as an .eml file, as they like. Users who love to have multiple tabs open may also be pleased to hear that the attachment will…

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