Advertisement. In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we’ll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general. Every major car company is fully aware of this, but not all are reacting to this change with the same degree of urgency. Earlier this month, BMW hosted its Innovation Days at its technology office in Chicago, where the company showcased the current state of its connectivity services and laid out its vision for the future.
Link: Why BMW is betting on the cloud
Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, after all. Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free. “In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free, and continue to provide new updates and experiences to…
Link: Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life
Apple has removed software which allows users in China to bypass censorship rules from its App Store in the region.Several VPN apps, which let internet users circumvent the country’s strict censorship system, are no longer available for download on the platform. One firm, ExpressVPN, published a…
Link: Apple purges anti-censorship apps from China App Store
E2: “Angel” podcast: super angel & syndicate leader Gil Penchina on 20 yrs & 200+ investments, learning the game & making your own rules, which founders to back & avoid, optimizing deal flow, minimizing failure, & enjoying the chaos. In episode 2 of Jason’s new podcast, “Angel,” Super Angel & Syndicate Leader Gil Penchina shares secrets from his 20 years investing in 200+ startups, including LinkedIn, PayPal, & Cruise.
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Many novelties were announced this week from Microsoft. One of the most important ones is the chance to test an upcoming feature of Windows 10 that allows users to link their Android smartphones to their Windows 10 PCs, so that they can share a common clipboard and other productive features. To…
Link: This week on Microsoft: Windows 10 will allow users to link their Android smartphone to their PC
The Chinese government’s crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country’s censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ExpressVPN, a provider based outside of China, which said in a blog post “all major VPN apps” including its own had been purged from Apple’s China-based store.
Link: Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China
We received notification from Apple today, July 29, 2017, at roughly 04:00 GMT, that the ExpressVPN iOS app was removed from the China App Store. Our preliminary research indicates that all major VPN apps for iOS have been removed. Users in China accessing a different territory’s App Store (i.they have indicated their billing address to be outside of China) are not impacted; they can download the iOS app and continue to receive updates as before.
Link: Apple removes VPN Apps from China App Store