Day: December 5, 2022

Media Organizations Ask US To Drop Charges Against Assange

While it seems difficult for some to balance these things, it remains entirely possible to think that Julian Assange is, generally speaking, a horrible human being, who was likely easily played like a fiddle by foreign nation states looking to play influence games in other nations… and that the US’s charges against him remain absolute

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Mickey 17, the Robert Pattinson Sci-Fi Film, Gets a Teaser and Release Date

The director of Parasite is back and now he’s got a Batman. Warner Bros. just officially announced that Oscar-winning director Bong Joon Ho is in production on the sci-fi adaptation Mickey 17, which stars Robert Pattinson, Steven Yeun, Naomi Ackie, Toni Collette, and Mark Ruffalo. It’s on track for a release date of…

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Google made good on its private browsing promise for Pixel users

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Good things come to Pixel users who wait.

After teasing private browsing at its Pixel event this past October, Google’s finally delivered. Today, the search giant dropped a bunch of new features for its line of smartphones, including that built-in VPN for its Google One cloud storage service. Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro users will now have access to this VPN through the Google One app at no extra cost and with no subscription necessary.

VPN by Google One works by encrypting your internet activity and hiding your IP address. If you’re using a public network or simply don’t want your location tracked, a VPN gives you that protection. In the Google One app, users can toggle “Use VPN” to instantly protect their browsing data and location. Apple has a similar tool for iPhones called Private Relay that similarly comes with a subscription to its iCloud+ or Apple One services, but it’s not free for iPhone 14 users. That said, Private Relay only protects user traffic within the company’s own web browser, Safari.

In addition to the VPN announcement, the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro now have a module for checking security and privacy all in one place; a Clear Calling feature which enhances the caller’s voice and reduces background noise; and an improved Recorder app which can identify and label speakers in the recorded transcript.

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9to5Mac Daily: December 5, 2022 – Apple advertising, the latest on Sunday Ticket

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St. Louis Apple Store employees explain U-turn on unionization effort

Apple employees at the St. Louis Galleria store were the latest to move toward unionization last month. However, one week after submitting interest to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the group abandoned the plan. An initial announcement from the IAM cited “increased hostility” from Apple as the reason for the U-turn, however, now the Apple employees themselves have spoken up about why the majority changed their minds.


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How to customize your iPhone 14 Pro always-on display in iOS 16.2

Apple introduced its first smartphone with an always-on display with the iPhone 14 Pro. Now with the upcoming iOS 16.2 release, users will get flexibility with the feature to make it more subtle. Here’s how to customize iPhone always-on display.


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Rootstock’s ‘Built-on-Bitcoin’ Rebrand: Everything You Need To Know

Rootstock is the ‘smart’ version of Bitcoin that operates as a layer 2 on top of the main Bitcoin blockchain, combining the functionality of smart contracts with the security of Bitcoin. The new brand direction ‘Built on Bitcoin’ connects Rootstock back to its roots within the Bitcoin ecosystem. Rootstock’s logos, name, core messaging, and overall vibe had been undergoing a complete overhaul in the months leading up to the summit. Fully open-source marketing materials and brand assets are available for anyone to use and create their own content.

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