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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore says Windows 10 Timeline feature will be delayed until after Fall Creators Update   —  Microsoft revealed its new Timeline feature of Windows 10 earlier this year, noting it would arrive in the upcoming Fall Creators Update.  Timeline is designed to allow Windows 10 users …
Jul 3, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Researchers training machine learning on 1.6M tweets from the 2011 London riots identify threats up to an hour faster than the police   —  By up to an hour  —  A new study by Cardiff University has determined that Twitter can be used to identify dangerous situations up to an hour faster than police reports.
Jun 29, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Tom Warren / The Verge:
iOS 11 on iPad Pro falls short of being a laptop replacement due to lack of precise pointer input, but side-by-side view and multitasking are getting better   —  Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week.  While you can use the iPad just as you've always …
Jun 28, 2017, 3:50 PMIn context
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google Photos begins rolling out new suggested sharing features, including dedicated in-app sharing tab and optional automatic sharing   —  Google is now starting to roll out the major new sharing features announced for Google Photos last month.  —  The update adds a dedicated “sharing” …
Jun 28, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ransomware attack leveraged Windows' remote admin access tools like Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and PsExec to infect other PCs on network   —  Beyond exploits and vulnerabilities  —  When the Wannacry ransomware tore through the UK and Europe in May, there was a certain logic to the heightened scale of damage.
Jun 27, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Ransomware attack spreads to orgs in Britain, US, and Europe, including ad firm WPP, Chernobyl power plant, shipping giant Maersk, US hospital, Merck, more   —  A major ransomware attack has brought businesses to a close throughout Europe, in an infection reminiscent of last month's WannaCry attack.
Jun 27, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
iOS 11 preview, as its public beta goes live today: complexity added to features without sacrificing simplicity of iOS, but multitasking is still limited   —  As simple as possible, but no simpler  —  iOS 11 is the most ambitious software update from Apple in a very, very long time.
Jun 26, 2017, 4:36 PMIn context
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Impressive first glimpses of simple ARKit apps, like a virtual measuring tape, suggest Apple is closer to delivering AR to masses than Google's Tango   —  Google's Tango is about the future whereas Apple's ARKit is about the present  —  Apple has often been accused of acting like it invented things …
Jun 26, 2017, 2:30 PMIn context
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Snapchat's new Snap Map broadcasts your exact location to your friends every time you open the app, unless you turn on “Ghost Mode”   —  This detail about Snap Map is frightening  —  Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map.
Jun 24, 2017, 6:20 PMIn context
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Instagram is testing “favorites”, editable lists allowing users to share posts with a limited group of friends   —  Reinventing the friends list  —  Instagram has begun testing a way to share posts with a more limited group of friends.  Called favorites, the feature attempts …
Jun 23, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context

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