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Safari bug threatens identity theft to all Mac, iPhone, iPad users

Safari browser iconFor years, Apple has been heralding privacy as the central theme for its products. Safari, Apple default web browser, comes with a range of privacy features to prevent websites from capturing data related to users’ browsing habits and creating personas that can be used serve them ads on other websites and platforms including — but not limited to — Google … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/safari-bug-threatens-identity-theft-to-all-mac-iphone-ipad-users-18707660/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Tushar Mehta

How to Solve Google Chrome’s Privacy Error Message

Chrome logo on laptop displayGoogle Chrome, the company’s web browser, comes with a number of built-in safety features, one of which is warning users when their connection isn’t private. This is an important warning, as it helps keep users’ information secure, but there are times it may show up in error — and, fortunately, Google has a list of troubleshooting methods to fix the … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/how-to-solve-google-chromes-privacy-error-message-02704887/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Brittany A. Roston

Update Teams on Android to Make Sure You Can Call 911

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Last week ended with a scary bug that prevented users from calling 911 on their Android phone under certain circumstances if they have Microsoft Teams installed. Thankfully, Microsoft released an update for Teams that fixes this serious 911 bug.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/773846/update-teams-on-android-to-make-sure-you-can-call-911/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Dave LeClair

DJI tells Pixel 6 owners to borrow another phone to use its drones and cameras

DJI’s drones and action cameras have become popular among content creators and photographers for their high quality and powerful automation. And naturally, many of the same people chose to pick up a Pixel 6 for its excellent photo and video quality. Unfortunately, this combination isn’t working out very well due to a bug or incompatibility that’s preventing DJI apps from performing as intended, and it’s leaving some devices virtually unusable.

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Source: https://www.androidpolice.com/dji-tells-pixel-6-owners-to-borrow-another-phone-to-use-its-drones-and-cameras/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Cody Toombs

Tesla app outage locked some owners out of their cars

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Tesla’s app server went down a few hours ago, leading to a worldwide app outage that left owners unable to connect to their cars. For those who’ve been mostly dependent on their phones instead of their keycards, that means being locked out of their vehicles. Electrek first reported the issue after receiving complaints from Tesla owners on Friday night, and for a while it seemed like the problem only affected drivers in North America. But then, an owner from Seoul, South Korea tweeted at Elon Musk about getting a server error on their app, to which the Tesla CEO replied that he’s “checking” it out.

Checking …

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2021

Other tweets show owners calling for roadside assistance and delaying their plans for the night. The outage came shortly after the automaker rolled out an update to its application, which Electrek said includes a feature that Tesla had issues implementing. It’s unclear if that was connected to the outage, since Musk has yet to follow up on his initial response. Regardless, it looks like the outage is starting to get resolved. Downdetector received as many as 543 reports a few hours ago, but now they’re down to less than a hundred. 

Being locked out of vehicles could be an ongoing problem as automakers move to cloud services and increase reliance on smartphone apps. As this situation showed, however, it’s still wise to carry around a keycard/keyfob as backup just in case.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/tesla-app-outage-locked-owners-out-025004678.html?src=rss
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mariella Moon

Android 12 Keeps Resetting Users’ Default App Settings

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Here’s a “feature” I really hoped Google wouldn’t steal from Apple. The new Android 12 operating system is deleting some users’ default app settings, causing links that should open the Rif app, for example, to open in the Chrome browser instead. What’s worse, users first encountered this problem when Android 12 was still in beta, yet Google still hasn’t addressed it.

Several Android 12 users on Reddit and Twitter have reported this issue, which seems to mainly impact third-party apps like Albatross (a Twitter app) and Rif (a Reddit app). While Android 12 is letting people set these third-party apps as their “defaults,” it’s automatically deleting their preferences after a day or two.

Yet another maddening Android 12 issue – 3rd party apps losing defaults and not opening links anymore.

For example, reddit links weren’t opening in Reddit is fun until I manually added checkboxes in its defaults settings.

All of them auto reset to off today. (┛◉Д◉)┛彡┻━┻ pic.twitter.com/igLWSerl9U

— Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) November 5, 2021

Android 12 users have been struggling with this problem since the third Developer beta launched in July. Naturally, they’re worried that Google is trying to push “official” apps over third-party options, something that you wouldn’t expect on an Android device.

Google hasn’t addressed this problem, which isn’t a great sign! But on the bright side, the company hasn’t changed its Developers guide for Android app link verification. Despite all the disappointment that Android 12 users are feeling right now, it seems that this is a bug, and it may be resolved soon … if Google ever acknowledges it, that is.

Source: /r/android_beta, @ArtemR

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/102557/android-12-keeps-resetting-users-default-app-permissions/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

Faulty DRM breaks dozens of games on Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs

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Longtime Ars readers probably remember some of the many cases in which overly onerous DRM prevented game owners from playing their legitimate purchases. We’re seeing that situation play out again today, this time thanks to how some DRM systems interact with the unique features of Intel’s 12th-generation “Alder Lake” CPUs.

We’ve already covered how Alder Lake’s hybrid “big.little” design splits the CPU’s workload into high-powered “performance” (P) cores and low-powered “efficiency” (E) cores. But after hinting at the potential issue in a developer FAQ last month, Intel is now confirming that some games contain DRM that Intel says “may incorrectly recognize 12th Generation Intel Core Processors efficient-cores (E-cores) as another system.” That issue can lead to games that “may crash during launch or gameplay or unexpectedly shut down,” Intel says.

PC Mag’s Chris Stobing explained that the issue arises from the DRM middleware treating the two different types of cores as two distinct systems. “Once it detects that some portion of the load has been split between the P- and E-cores, it sees the new cores as a new license holder (a separate system) and force-quits the game to prevent what it believes is two PCs trying to play one game on the same key,” he said.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/11/faulty-drm-breaks-dozens-of-games-on-intels-alder-lake-cpus/
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A GPS-Based Bug Could Roll Back Your Devices to 2002

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No one needs low-rise jeans to come back. Or capri trousers. And though they were supremely comfortable for their time, the Juicy Couture tracksuit can stay in the vault we put it in. Time has to stay synced precisely to the second, to prevent there from making a comeback. But a bug in the time rollback checking code…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/a-gps-based-bug-could-roll-back-your-devices-to-2002-1847918794
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Florence Ion

How to Fix “Repository Does Not Have Release File” Error

no-release-repo.jpg As you work with various Linux distributions, you will need to install software repositories, including third-party repositories such as Ubuntu PPAs. In most cases, the installations will work out okay. However, you may encounter the “repository does not have a release file” error as you install some software. This tutorial details what the “repository does not have a release file” error means and shows you how to solve this oft-frustrating error. What the “repository does not have a release file” error means The “repository does not have a release file” error means the third-party PPA… Read more14620518.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14620518/fix-repository-does-not-have-release-file-error
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