Microsoft shutting down Cortana apps on iOS, Android in 2021

Microsoft shutting down Cortana apps on iOS, Android in 2021
The company will also end support for Cortana on the Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker and first-gen Surface Headphones

Aug 1, 2020
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How to Provide Support for React Native Apps on the macOS Platform

How to Provide Support for React Native Apps on the macOS Platform React Native is a framework developed by Facebook that is used to build the application on native platforms. It is preferred by most developers, due to its speed, agility, and ability to build hybrid applications in multiple…

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This Week in Apps: A guide to the US antitrust case against Apple, Microsoft in talks to buy TikTok

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV.

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Introducing the Technologies Set to Redefine Cloud Computing

For many years, enterprise cloud computing has been a careful balance — and sometimes an epic battle — between what is possible and what is practical on the ground. This dichotomy has led to a lot of confusion, which in turn can hold back development. Here is introducing the technologies set to…

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Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store: research firm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Apple Inc removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai. The takedowns come amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by Chinese authorities. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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The first US COVID-19 exposure notification apps could arrive within ‘weeks’

The COVID Alert app helps you protect yourself, your family, and your community by notifying you if you’ve been exposed to #COVID19. Download it today⚡➡️ iPhone: https://t.co/TxCx8L7s7m ➡️ Android: https://t.co/A3O4YqsjuJ pic.twitter.com/yCeL0zftQB— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) July 31, 2020 In the…

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Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Apple Watch Series 3: Which is the best for you?

Display size, resolution Always-on Dimensions (millimeters) Weight (grams) Materials/ finishes Colors Interchangeable bands GPS Automatic workout detection Compass Altimeter Water resistance Calls Notifications Microphone Speaker Voice assistant Music Mobile Payments Sleep tracking Period tracking Special features Emergency features Compatibility Software Processor Connectivity Storage Bluetooth Power Battery life Price (USD) Price (GBP) Price (AUD).

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Author of FastPOS malware revealed, pleads guilty

A 30-year-old Moldovan man pleaded guilty on Friday for creating FastPOS, a strain of malware designed to infect computers processing payment card data from Point-of-Sale (POS) systems. Valerian Chiochiu, known in the hacking world as “Onassis” (after the Greek shipping magnate who married Jacqueline Kennedy), was part of the Infraud criminal organization.

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Apple removes thousands of game apps from China store: research firm

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Apple Inc removed 29,800 apps from its Chinese app store on Saturday, including more than 26,000 games, according to data from research firm Qimai. The takedowns come amid a crackdown on unlicensed games by Chinese authorities. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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How to set a Linux hostname without rebooting

Learn how to quickly set a Linux hostname without having to reboot the server. Long ago, in an operating system far, far away, the act of changing a hostname in Linux required a reboot. This wasn’t too big of a deal, especially considering most production machines rarely change hostnames. However, there are times when changing a hostname is advantageous—say in a testing environment, or when a machine has been repurposed for another use. .

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Google says 20 U.S. states, territories ‘exploring’ contact tracing apps

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s () Google said on Friday that 20 U.states and territories, representing about 45% of the country’s population, are “exploring” contact tracing apps for the novel coronavirus using a tool it developed with Apple Inc (). In addition, the company said public health authorities in 16 countries and regions outside the United States had launched apps using the Apple-Google tool, up from 12 previously.

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iPhone users will get free cloud storage

iPhone and iPad users are getting a perk Android phone owners have enjoyed for nearly a year — automatic phone backups to . That’s been available on the Android side of things since September 2019, at least to paid subscribers of Google’s cloud storage service. Now iOS users who also pay for Google One will be able to do the same, according to a .

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