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Engadget RSS Feed | 20 May 19:43

Microsoft releases first test version of its Edge browser for Mac

Last month, Microsoft released a preview of its new, Chromium-powered Edge browser for Windows 10. Now, you can test drive the browser with macOS, too. For the most part, the macOS Canary build comes with the same features you'll find in the Windows...

Ars Technica | 21 May 00:40

Microsoft publishes first Edge for macOS preview, promises to make it truly “Mac-like”

Microsoft is making sure to take advantage of the Mac's hardware and design.

CNET News | 20 May 19:28

Microsoft's Edge browser comes to MacOS, thanks to Google Chrome - CNET

But Microsoft plans to give its browser a different look than Google's Chrome.

Techmeme | 20 May 18:50

Microsoft says its Edge for Mac browser is now available in preview, starting with daily canary builds for macOS 10.12 and above (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Tom Warren / The Verge : Microsoft says its Edge for Mac browser is now available in preview, starting with daily canary builds for macOS 10.12 and above   —  Daily Canary builds available at first  —  Microsoft teased its Edge browser for macOS earlier this month, and now the company is officially allowing Mac users to download a preview version.

The Verge - All Posts | 20 May 18:41

Microsoft’s Edge for Mac browser now available in preview

Microsoft teased its Edge browser for macOS earlier this month, and now the company is officially allowing Mac users to download a preview version. While Edge for Mac leaked a little early during Microsoft’s Build conference, the company is officially supporting the daily Canary builds of Edge for Mac now for macOS 10.12 and above. Microsoft says the weekly Dev channel builds will be available “very soon” and you’ll be able to run both side by side. Microsoft has been working to support Mac keyboard shortcuts, and the company is also adding in Touch Bar support, with options for media control sliders and the ability to switch tabs from the Touch Bar. Rounded corners for tabs are also available in the macOS Edge version,... Continue reading…

9to5Mac | 20 May 18:13

Apple releasing second iOS 12.4 developer beta today

We’re less than one week out since Apple introduced the first iOS 12.4 developer beta for testing, and Apple appears to be ready to release iOS 12.4 beta 2. We also expect iOS 12.4 public beta 2 to be released today. more… The post Apple releasing second iOS 12.4 developer beta today appeared first on 9to5Mac .

The Verge - All Posts | 20 May 17:34

Pandora launches new Mac app, with Windows coming soon

Internet radio platform Pandora finally has a native desktop app so you can access the streaming service without having to fiddle with a browser window. The app, which is available for Mac only with Windows support on the way, has a clean, mobile-influenced interface with a blue color scheme, lyric support, and easy-to-use recommendation tools. You can download it here . Pandora says it’s also shipping some new features exclusive to the app, including keyboard playback controls, on-screen notifications, and controls for its new Pandora Modes feature , which launched back in March. The whole experience is a stripped-down, much more utilitarian alternative to Apple Music and Spotify, both of which are packed to the brim with features and... Continue reading…

CNET News | 21 May 03:34

Game of Thrones season 8 finale: All the unanswered questions - CNET

The Game is over but there are still plenty of loose ends in Westeros and beyond.

CNET News | 21 May 08:17

Game of Thrones season 8 finale: Subtle details you may have missed - CNET

This is the last episode ever, so you may as well soak in the details.

CNET News | 21 May 07:09

Game of Thrones new books will not match HBO show's finale - CNET

Author George R.R. Martin promises unicorns and different plotlines when Winds of Winter finally comes out.

CNET News | 20 May 23:14

Game of Thrones series finale breaks HBO viewer records - CNET

More than 19 million viewers watched the final Game of Thrones episode Sunday night.

Wired | 20 May 20:05

'Game of Thrones': The Fans Were the Biggest Losers

The series finale was better than some expected—but still wildly disappointing.

CNET News | 20 May 19:48

Gwendoline Christie predicted the Game of Thrones ending in 2017 - CNET

The Brienne of Tarth actress had it down cold nearly two years ago.

CNET News | 20 May 22:30

Instagram influencers' account information exposed, report says - CNET

It's the latest sensitive database left open on the internet.

CNET News | 21 May 02:11

Houston Rockets' Twitter account suspended after copyright complaints - CNET

The Rockets allegedly violated Twitter's rules.

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 20 May 22:52

Contact Info for Millions of Instagram Influencers, Celebrities, and Brand Accounts Leaked Online

A database that contained contact information for millions of Instagram influencers, celebrities, and brand accounts was recently leaked online, reports TechCrunch . The database, which was hosted by Amazon Web Services and contains more than 49 million records, was accessible without a password or other credentials according to the security researcher who informed TechCrunch about the leak. Records include public data pulled from Instagram, such as profile picture, biography, and follower numbers, but also private contact information like phone numbers and email addresses. Records also calculated the "worth" of each account based on follower count, engagement, reach, likes, and shares. The database was initially uploaded and shared by Mumbai-based social media ...

Engadget RSS Feed | 20 May 21:02

Unsecured database exposed millions of Instagram influencers

A database containing contact information for millions of Instagram influencers was reportedly found online, exposing info like phone numbers and email addresses for celebrities, influencers and brand accounts. According to TechCrunch, the database w...

Techmeme | 20 May 19:40

Researcher finds database, belonging to Mumbai-based Chtrbox, with contact info, including phone numbers, of millions of Instagram users exposed online (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Researcher finds database, belonging to Mumbai-based Chtrbox, with contact info, including phone numbers, of millions of Instagram users exposed online   —  A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram celebrities and its most valuable users has been found online.

CNET News | 20 May 21:30

Report says DOJ may try to block T-Mobile/Sprint deal - CNET

Bloomberg is reporting that the Department of Justice doesn't think FCC conditions will resolve antitrust concerns.

The Verge - All Posts | 20 May 21:43

The Justice Department might kill T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger despite likely FCC approval

T-Mobile and Sprint started the day with very good news when FCC chairman Ajit Pai said he would urge the commission to approve their industry-transforming merger. Stocks of both companies soared soon after. But only a few hours later, Bloomberg is reporting that the US Department of Justice is leaning toward blocking the merger over antitrust concerns. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the Justice Department remains unconvinced that a combined T-Mobile and Sprint would be a positive development for consumers. Citing a person familiar with the DoJ’s ongoing merger review, Bloomberg says that “the remedies proposed by the companies don’t go far enough to resolve antitrust concerns.” T-Mobile and Sprint agreed to several... Continue reading…

MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page | 20 May 21:38

U.S. Justice Department 'Leaning Against' Approving T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

The United States Justice Department is "leaning against" approving the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, reports Bloomberg . The merger might not be approved because the two companies "don't go far enough" to resolve antitrust concerns raised by the U.S. government. Bloomberg 's report comes shortly after United States Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai said that he would recommend approval of the merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. T-Mobile and Sprint have implemented changes to their merger to allay concerns, including the sale of Boost Mobile, a three-year buildout of a 5G network, and a pledge not to raise prices while the network is being built, but these steps may not be enough to earn approval. Back in April, there were reports suggesting ...

Techmeme | 20 May 20:48

Source: DOJ is leaning against approving T-Mobile's takeover of Sprint because the companies' proposals don't go far enough to resolve anti-trust concerns (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg : Source: DOJ is leaning against approving T-Mobile's takeover of Sprint because the companies' proposals don't go far enough to resolve anti-trust concerns   —  The Justice Department is leaning against approving T-Mobile US Inc.'s proposed takeover of Sprint Corp. because the remedies proposed …

CNET News | 21 May 00:32

Huawei already seeing a reprieve on US trade ban, report says - CNET

The US Commerce Department created a temporary general license allowing Huawei to keep existing networks and issue updates, according to Reuters.

Engadget RSS Feed | 21 May 02:06

Commerce Dept. grants Huawei a 90-day license to help existing users

Last week the US Commerce Department added Huawei and 68 subsidiaries to its "Entity List" that bans it from doing business with US companies without a special license. Today, as anticipated, the Commerce Department loosened that restriction a bit wi...

The Verge - All Posts | 20 May 23:54

Huawei can keep sending software updates to phones for three months, US says

Huawei will be able to keep sending software updates to its phones for the next three months despite an effective sales ban in the United States, after receiving a temporary license from the United States Commerce Department. Reuters first reported on the license, which is set to expire on August 19th. License expires August 19th The license, effective today, allows Huawei to take action “necessary to provide service and support, including software updates or patches, to existing Huawei handsets that were available to the public on or before May 16, 2019.” The license will also allow Huawei to maintain its existing network equipment, and to receive security vulnerability disclosures. Last week, the Trump administration declared a... Continue readi...

Techmeme | 20 May 23:20

Commerce Dept. creates a general license, which expires Aug. 19, to restore Huawei's ability to maintain existing networks and push software updates to handsets (Reuters)

Reuters : Commerce Dept. creates a general license, which expires Aug. 19, to restore Huawei's ability to maintain existing networks and push software updates to handsets   —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Monday created a temporary general license restoring Huawei's ability …

Techmeme | 21 May 07:30

GM is shutting down its Maven car-sharing service in 8 out of the 17 North American cities in which it operates (Kirsten Korosec/TechCrunch)

Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch : GM is shutting down its Maven car-sharing service in 8 out of the 17 North American cities in which it operates   —  GM is scaling back its Maven car-sharing company and will stop service in nearly half of the 17 North American cities it operates in.  —  A spokesperson who confirmed Maven …

CNET News | 21 May 01:05

GM's Maven will trim its areas of operation by almost half, report says - Roadshow

If you're a Maven user in places like Chicago or Boston, sounds like you'd better start looking for a new car sharing service.

The Verge - All Posts | 20 May 22:56

GM’s car-sharing service is pulling out of eight cities, including Chicago and NYC

Maven, the car-sharing service owned by General Motors, is ending operations in several major North American cities. According to The Wall Street Journal , the mobility brand will wind down service in eight of the 17 cities in which it operates, including Boston, Chicago, and New York City. Maven will continue to operate in Detroit, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Toronto. “We’re shifting Maven’s offerings to concentrate on markets in which we have the strongest current demand and growth potential,” a spokesperson said in a statement. The car-sharing service has been in flux since its CEO Julia Steyn left GM in January The car-sharing service has been in flux since its CEO Julia Steyn left GM in January after leading the division... Continue reading… ...

Engadget RSS Feed | 21 May 07:20

AMC cancels sci-fi robot drama 'Humans'

Humans, the AMC and UK Channel 4 robot drama often compared to Westworld, has been cancelled after three seasons, said executive producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley on Twitter. The show, which was a critical but not a ratings success, ran for...

The Verge - All Posts | 21 May 06:24

The US is underestimating Huawei, says founder Ren Zhengfei

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has downplayed the impact of the US executive order that could cripple Huawei’s ability to collaborate with American companies like Google and Qualcomm. In comments to Chinese media gathered at the company’s Shenzhen headquarters, reported on by the Global Times state newspaper , Ren says the 90-day extension to normal business relations granted by the US won’t make much difference to Huawei due to the company’s existing contingency plans. “In such a critical moment, I’m grateful to US companies, as they’ve contributed a lot to Huawei’s development and showed their conscientiousness on the matter,” Ren says. “As far as I know, US companies have been making efforts to persuade the US government to let them... Continue reading…

9to5Mac | 21 May 06:22

Apple Pay officially rolling out to users in Hungary and Luxembourg

Apple Pay continues its international expansion today, going live in Hungary and Luxembourg. This means that iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac users in those countries can now take full advantage of Apple’s mobile payment platform. more… The post Apple Pay officially rolling out to users in Hungary and Luxembourg appeared first on 9to5Mac .

Techmeme | 21 May 05:50

Facebook's privacy setting to opt out of face recognition technology is missing for some users, nearly 18 months after it was announced (Thomas Germain/Consumer Reports)

Thomas Germain / Consumer Reports : Facebook's privacy setting to opt out of face recognition technology is missing for some users, nearly 18 months after it was announced   —  Consumer Reports finds uneven access to the setting nearly 18 months after it was announced  —  Facebook users don't all have access to an important privacy setting …

Techmeme | 21 May 04:00

Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, is developing a paid music service via a new app it expects to debut as early as this fall, mostly in emerging markets (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg : Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, is developing a paid music service via a new app it expects to debut as early as this fall, mostly in emerging markets   —  - ByteDance plans to target listeners in emerging markets  — Company has already secured rights from Indian record labels

9to5Mac | 21 May 03:52

‘Listen on Apple Podcasts’ replaces ‘iTunes’ for podcast previews ahead of standalone Mac app

Last month, Apple overhauled the web interface for Apple Podcasts with a modern design and support for web playback. Today, Apple has made another slight change to the webpage, dropping the ‘Listen in iTunes’ branding. more… The post ‘Listen on Apple Podcasts’ replaces ‘iTunes’ for podcast previews ahead of standalone Mac app appeared first on 9to5Mac .

9to5Mac | 20 May 18:00

9to5Mac Daily: May 20, 2019

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app , Stitcher , TuneIn , Google Play , or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/05/9to5Mac-Daily-05-20-2019.mp3 more… The post 9to5Mac Daily: May 20, 2019 appeared first on 9to5Mac .

Techmeme | 21 May 02:45

Professional gamer Tfue sues esports org FaZe Clan over allegedly "oppressive" contract, says FaZe violates CA law by acting as an unlicensed talent agency (Julia Alexander/The Verge)

Julia Alexander / The Verge : Professional gamer Tfue sues esports org FaZe Clan over allegedly “oppressive” contract, says FaZe violates CA law by acting as an unlicensed talent agency   —  The lawsuit could be a turning point for e-sports organizations  —  A new lawsuit filed against Faze Clan …