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Apple rehires former HomePod engineer to get its software back on track
Apple has hired a former HomePod engineer, Afrooz Family, to head up the team developing HomePod software,
Jay Peters
theverge
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Edit PDFs right in your browser with Adobe’s upgraded Acrobat extension
Chrome users get the new features first, followed by Edge later on. (Sorry, Firefox fans.)
Alaina Yee
pcworld
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The HTC Vive Flow Is a Lighter Way to Get Into VR
Vive`s new standalone headset isn`t quite a pair of glasses, but isn`t really a headset either.
Sam Rutherford
gizmodo
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How to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account
If you`ve finally hit your breaking point, here`s how to say goodbye to Mark Zuckerberg`s empire.
BRIAN BARRETT
wired
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HTC’s new headset has leaked and it’ll make you look like a bug
leaked details of an unannounced HTC Vive Flow VR headset that’s expected to be announced at an event on Thursday.
Jay Peters
theverge
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New AMD CPU Socket With Next-Gen Ryzen Chip Coming in 2022
AMD is also bringing its 3D-V cache tech to a Zen 3 Ryzen chip early next year that`ll still use the AM4 socket.
Michael Kan
pcmag
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Apple is appealing the Epic Games ruling it originally called a ‘resounding victory
Even though Apple largely won Epic v. Apple, it’s appealing
Jay Peters and Sean Hollister
theverge
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Python ends C and Java`s 20-year reign atop the TIOBE index
There hasn`t been any other language atop the monthly index since 2001, making its topping of TIOBE just one more feather in Python`s ever-plumier hat.
Brandon Vigliarolo
techrepublic
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Can’t afford a new computer? Play PC Building Simulator for free instead
Dream as big as you like. It won’t cost you anything but time.
Alaina Yee
pcworld
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Working with VBA and Visual Studio Tools for Office
Visual Basic for Applications is a dead-end. Though still shipped with Office and still wildly popular with power-users, development on it has long since ceased.
Jonathan Allen
infoq
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6 TIPS FOR COLLECTING CUSTOMER FEEDBACK (THE RIGHT WAY)
informative messages from your customers can tell you a lot about your company.
REBEKAH CARTER
webdesignerdepot
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Amazon’s Twitch hit with major breach of source code, security tools, streamer payouts, and more
The Amazon-owned livestreaming network Twitch has confirmed that it’s been hacked
THOMAS WILDE
geekwire
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Yubico Finally Launches `Bio` Security Key With Built-In Fingerprint Reader
The Yubikey Bio will start at $80 for the USB Type A version, and $85 for the USB Type C model.
Michael Kan
pcmag
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How to easily transfer your photos and videos off of Facebook
Are you thinking about breaking up with Facebook? Well, you have plenty of reasons to do so. The social media site has been plagued with issues for years
KOMANDO STAFF
komando
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11 Things You Can Do in Windows 11 That You Couldn`t Do Before
Microsoft`s new operating system just launched, and here are all the new features you don`t get in Windows 10.
David Nield
gizmodo
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Apple finally lets you report App Store scams
The ‘Report a Problem’ button is back
Sean Hollister
theverge
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Windows 11 review: An unnecessary replacement for Windows 10
Windows 11 contains some good ideas. But it also feels like Microsoft made some fundamental changes to Windows for no good reason.
Mark Hachman
pcworld
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Facebook is down, along with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and Oculus VR
On Twitter, Facebook communications exec Andy Stone says “We’re aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products.
Richard Lawler
theverge
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Windows Server 2022: A cheat sheet
Microsoft has just released its most recent Windows Server platform. Check out the improved hybrid cloud features.
Simon Bisson
techrepublic
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ISP Sues Netflix Over Network Usage, Citing `Squid Game` Popularity
South Korean ISP SK Broadband wants Netflix to pay for the traffic surge it causes.
Matthew Humphries
pcmag