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July 6 Tech news roundup: Netflix is discontinuing its Basic Ad-free plan, Authy suffers another security breach, Google Translate supports 110 new languages

Microsoft’s Weather app is displaying more ads Microsoft has made a server-side update to its Weather app. The desktop app, which is pre-installed in Windows 11, now displays multiple advertisements. This is not the first time that the Redmond company has made such a change, it did something similar last…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

Surf Freely, Anonymously And Securely With Avira Phantom VPN | Ad
You need a VPN, and Avira’s here to help. This might be going out on the proverbial limb, but if you’re not using a VPN for most of your internet activity, you might be taking your (digital) life in your hands. A VPN, or virtual private network, acts like... Read more
Reddit Breach Exposes Logins, Public And Private Posts
If you receive an emailed daily digest of content from Reddit, you might want to head over and take a peek in your account. Specifically, you’ll want to change your password, change that password if you’ve used it on any other sites, and oh yeah, make sure you haven’t... Read more
Another Amazon S3 Exposure Compromised Voter Records
This isn’t a good time to be accused of tampering with voters’ personal information, but that hasn’t stopped yet another “person who should know better” from leaving their Amazon S3 server exposed and unprotected. This time, the villain is one of those companies that dials your phone number against... Read more
Burglar Breaks In, Wakes Family To Ask For Wifi Password
Before the invention of the smartphone or the internet, a story such as this one would make the “news of the weird” pile. However, considering the importance that many people place on connectivity and digital access, it begs the question of mental health issues in conjunction with the internet.... Read more
Walmart Aims To Take On Netflix, Hulu, And More
Walmart-owned Vudu is nothing new, at least not in terms of the basic function. It’s actually quite a refreshing break from the “pay for it all, consume everything” nature of most video streaming services. Like a lazy man’s Redbox, Vudu lets you pay only for titles you want to... Read more
Get It Together With Our Favourite Team Project Management Software
Find the perfect project management software for your team. In our connected world, it’s almost impossible to effectively conduct business without the help of great platforms that keep your team on the same page. At one time, businesses had to rely on multiple apps and desktop software titles to... Read more
Venmo To End Website Function
Peer-to-peer payments app Venmo begins phasing out website function to differentiate from PayPal. There are a handful of brand-name terms that have become such a part of our lives as to actually infiltrate our language. It’s not just limited to older words like “kleenex” or “coke,” either. Most of... Read more
Kik Launches Retail Platform For Crypto Kinit
Kinit is the first public app designed to get more consumers using Kin. Messaging app Kik first introduced its own foray into the exciting world of cryptocurrency almost a year ago when it launched an ICO for its own coin, Kin. Despite some early regulatory issues, the Canadian-based company... Read more
Cryptowallet Counterfeits Steal Consumers’ Coins
With the hype, effort, and energy that constantly swirl around cryptocurrency, it’s no wonder that a wide variety of scams have surfaced along with it. Thanks to tactics like hoaxes, cryptojacking, and outright theft of coins, investors have more work to do than ever to ensure that they’re actually... Read more
The Best Of The Best Antivirus Software
Don’t scrimp on security – These are the best top-of-the-range antivirus software bundles you can buy in 2018. In the kind of tech environment we live in, it’s almost unthinkable to willfully leave your network and computers vulnerable to a cyberattack. Experts report that 89% of all emails sent... Read more
Cryptojacking A Bigger Threat Than Ransomware
Cryptojacking to mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency is about to surpass ransomware as the most common cyberactivity for financial gain. For the last couple of years, ransomware attacks have been on the rise, for a variety of reasons. First, they’re fairly simple to pull off; even better, they’re easy to... Read more
LEO Workaround For Apple Anti-Snooping Tech
The fight between Apple and the FBI continues… Apple has had a long-time adversary when it comes to invasion of privacy, namely, local, state, and even federal governments. The tech giant was at one time embroiled in a lengthy, expensive legal battle over breaking into a user’s iPhone, specifically... Read more
Who’s Responsible For Tech Privacy?
Somehow, we’ve made it all the way to 2018 without really understanding that tech companies may or may not have our best interests at heart, specifically when it comes to privacy. This is the year that all heck broke loose for Facebook, for example, who has suffered privacy blunders... Read more
Trump’s China Tariffs Are Hitting Tech Industry Hard
The tech industry is speaking out against Trump’s new tariffs on China imports. Donald Trump threatened some major tariffs on foreign imports–and somehow, even on goods made in the US by companies that are not American but have tens of thousands of US employees building their products–and after a... Read more
New Tech Finds Trapped Team, New Tech Must Save Them
Israeli tech helps find soccer team and their coach – but how will tech save them? On June 23rd, a group of a dozen children between the ages of 11 and 17 explored a local cave with their soccer team’s coach. When torrential rain began to flood the cave,... Read more
Tech Companies Pushing Back Against US Govt Use
A growing number of tech companies are pushing back against US Government use (or abuse) of their products. Microsoft was one of the first headlining companies to recently voice concerns over its products being used to enable a practice that many people find inhumane. Numerous employees came together to... Read more
Ending Discrimination In Tech
The tech industry has had a discrimination problem for many years, one that Silicon Valley claims to be addressing…still. People of color, women, and the LGBTQ community have reported not feeling very welcome in terms of hiring, promotions to management level positions, and credit for innovation. In fact, many... Read more
Fake Wifi: Hacking Made Easy
A new warning has been issued for hotel guests using public Wi-Fi connections. Most people tend to the think of cyberattacks, data breaches, and hacking as the work of highly-skilled, dark web-style operatives. The reality, though, is not quite so skilled. Not only are sophisticated tools available for sale... Read more