Why Solana Is Going Big on Mobile—And Making a Smartphone

In brief
Solana Labs revealed a mobile platform called SMS and an Android smartphone device today.
Decrypt spoke with Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko after the event.
Solana’s teasers leading up to yesterday’s “SMS” event suggested something to do with mobile, but few could have imagined…

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Microsoft Says Windows 8.1 Support to End in January 2023

Microsoft has announced to end the support for Windows 8.1 operating software. The tech giant has said that the technical support and security updates for the old version of Windows operating system will no longer be provided after January 10, 2023. Microsoft is also recommending users to switch to a new PC that can run Windows 11.

Link: Microsoft Says Windows 8.1 Support to End in January 2023
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Anker’s Nebula Astro Mini projector is designed for kids with Android 7.1 built-in at $200

The official Anker Amazon storefront is currently offering its Nebula Astro Mini Kids Projector for $199.99 shipped after the on-page coupon is clipped. Normally going for $260, this 23% discount marks a return to the second-lowest price we’ve tracked this year and comes within $20 of the…

Link: Anker’s Nebula Astro Mini projector is designed for kids with Android 7.1 built-in at $200
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Apple ready to bargain with its first U.S. store to unionize: source

June 24 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O)accepts the outcome of a vote by Maryland store workers to become its first U.S. employees to join a union and is ready to bargain with them, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.Apple is one of several major American companies whose…

Link: Apple ready to bargain with its first U.S. store to unionize: source
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Tech Moves: Microsoft hires cloud security VP; Expedia board member resigns; and more

— Shawn Bice returned to Microsoft to serve as corporate vice president of cloud security. Bice left a general manager position at Microsoft in 2016 to become vice president of databases at Amazon.
“Security is a data problem, and I have spent most of my career building distributed data…

Link: Tech Moves: Microsoft hires cloud security VP; Expedia board member resigns; and more
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Are Banking Apps Safe? 6 Ways to Keep Your Data Secure

Americans’ use of mobile banking apps and online banking continues to grow as fewer people are visiting brick and mortar banks to access their bank accounts. This has people wondering, “Are banking apps safe?” To answer this question, it’s important to understand data privacy policies and have an awareness of potential threats to your consumer information.

Link: Are Banking Apps Safe? 6 Ways to Keep Your Data Secure
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Apple, Disney, Others Speak Out on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Friday in the US, overturning the landmark 1973 decision Roe Wade. . The court’s decision gives states the power to make their own laws on abortion, many of which are access to abortion. As the nation grapples with the impact of the ruling, several prominent executives from tech, entertainment and other industries have spoken out.

Link: Apple, Disney, Others Speak Out on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade
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Google wants input from Android app developers on device compatibility issues

Google’s CTS-D is a new test module to help developers identify compatibility issues with Android devices. The CTS-D will allow app developers to contribute test cases that others can use. Google hopes that Android OEMs will utilize these tests to help identify issues more effectively. Google is introducing CTS-a new module within the CTS (Compatibility Test Suite).

Link: Google wants input from Android app developers on device compatibility issues
via http://www.androidcentral.com

microsoft: Microsoft to shut down support for Windows 8.1

Amazon has a special ‘big screen’ offer for gamers: All details. early next year and will soon alerts users via notifications. Windows .1 support in January 2023, and will begin pushing alerts to users next month. “Support for Windows 8 ended on January 12, 2016, and support for Windows 8.1 will end on January 10, 2023,” the company said in an update.

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Twitter rolls out its closed caption toggle on iOS and Android, tests new ways to start Spaces

Twitter announced this week that it’s introducing a few new features for users. Most notably, the social media giant is rolling out its closed caption toggle to all users on iOS and Android. Twitter began testing the toggle in April and is now bringing it to all users on mobile. The CC button will appear in the top-right corner of a video that has captions available.

Link: Twitter rolls out its closed caption toggle on iOS and Android, tests new ways to start Spaces
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10 Ways to Make Chrome a Better Android Browser

Screenshot: Khamosh PathakAndroid’s Picture-in-Picture feature is incredibly useful when you’re using Google Maps or talking to someone on a video call. But did you know that the same feature can work in Chrome for watching videos in the background? Even better, this works for YouTube as well—and…

Link: 10 Ways to Make Chrome a Better Android Browser
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How to import a Google calendar into Microsoft Outlook

You can import a static snapshot of a Google calendar into Microsoft Outlook to avoid missing appointments or scheduling errors.
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It’s common to use a third-party calendar such as Google Calendar even if you also use Microsoft Outlook’s Calendar feature. One might…

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