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August 23, 2019

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit centered on world economic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy.
August 23, 2019

How to sync standard health apps to your Apple Watch

With about a quarter of the worldwide market, the Apple Watch is far and away the most popular fitness watch. Many of its wearers, though, want to track their activity with third-party applications. If you’re one of their number, don’t fret — happily, the Watch’s popularity means that many commonly used apps — such as MyFitnessPal, Couch to 5K, Strava, and Nike Training — have made that process pretty simple.
August 22, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus evaluation: must you spend for the stylus?

How much would you pay to have a stylus in your phone? That’s the essential question for the Note 10 Plus. It wasn’t always this way: the Note line has meant a few different things over its eight-year history. It was the first phone that convinced us that big screens were great, the phone that proved there was a market for a super powerful Android phone, and (of course) the phone that had to be recalled because its battery lit on fire.
August 22, 2019

Apple’s Pro iPhones, new iPads, and 16-inch MacBook Pro detailed in Bloomberg report

Multiple details about Apple’s upcoming lineup of iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Watches have emerged in a new report from Bloomberg. According to the report, two of the iPhones will be camera-focused “Pro” phones, with a new triple-lens camera design that will include a wide-angle lens for the first time in an Apple phone. Alongside the new phones, the report also includes details about the company’s plans for its upcoming iPads, Apple Watches, and a new MacBook Pro. The report also claims that Apple could release new AirPods and a smaller, cheaper HomePod as soon as next year.
August 22, 2019

Apple’s noise-canceling AirPods and cheaper HomePod anticipated in 2020

In addition to details on Apple’s 2019 hardware plans, Bloomberg is also offering insight into Apple’s audio accessory ambitions for 2020.
August 22, 2019

Researchers suggest a brand new method for dismantling on-line hate networks

How do you get rid of hate speech on social platforms? Until now, companies have generally tried two approaches. One is to ban individual users who are caught posting abuse; the other is to ban the large pages and groups where people who practice hate speech organize and promote their noxious views.
August 22, 2019

Fitbit will provide ‘free’ trackers to Singapore’s public well being program

Fitbit is working with Singapore’s government to supply residents with free fitness trackers. The company says Singaporeans will be able to pre-register next month to receive a Fitbit Inspire band for free if they commit to paying $10 a month for a year of the company’s premium coaching service. The program will fully roll out in late October.
August 22, 2019

Eminem’s writer sues Spotify for copyright infringement over ‘Lose Yourself’ and different tracks

Eminem’s music publisher, Eight Mile Style, has filed a lawsuit against Spotify, alleging copyright infringement. The suit claims the steaming platform didn’t get proper licenses for the rapper’s music and wants Spotify to compensate the publisher for billions of streams.
August 22, 2019

The conservative audit of bias on Facebook is lengthy on emotions and brief on information

There are many criticisms of Facebook’s size, power, and business model, but two stand out for the intensity with which they are usually discussed. One is that Facebook is a dystopian panopticon that monitors our every move and uses that information to predict and manipulate our behavior. The other is that Facebook has come such a pillar of modern life that every product decision it makes could reshape the body politic forever.
August 22, 2019

Apple warns you might completely discolor your Apple Card if it’s saved in leather-based

Apple’s new Goldman Sachs-backed credit card launched to all US iPhone users just yesterday, and now we’re learning all sorts of fun facts about the physical, titanium card the company is shipping to likely thousands of users at this very moment. Namely, that it can be easily damaged. Thanks to a support webpage unearthed by MacRumors, Apple is advising against keeping your Apple Card in a leather wallet or in direct contact with denim, as such fabrics “might cause permanent discoloration that will not wash off.”