Twitter iOS App: Privacy Settings not working.

Things are starting to look up for Twitter with advertisers returning and the App to remain on the App Store. However, there are major problems with the Twitter iOS app when it comes to privacy settings: they are not working. Hmm…how could no one seen this coming? This is exactly what happens when three-quarters of your staff is gone either being fired, laid off or quits…shit starts breaking. In this case it is major stuff such protecting tweets or toggle direct message privacy settings. User on iOS are reporting a pop-up will appear that says “some settings failed to save.”…

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Google Search results on Desktop Changes

A nice QOL update for those who search with Google on their non-mobile devices. No more having to click the next button to see the next page of results. Though I wonder how often do people go beyond the first or may be even second page of results? With that said though, this could help those sites who didn’t quite make it to the first page off Google search results. Google is giving its search results on desktop the “continuous scrolling” treatment over a year after launching the feature on mobile. Continuous scrolling will eliminate the need to click “Next” or the…

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Apple Self Repair Program now in Europe

Apple launched a self repair program for iPhone 12 and 13 along with the Silicon based (not Intel) MacBooks in the US earlier this year. Now the same program has rolled out to eight European countries;  Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.  Self Repair Kits can be purchased (or rented for a week) at any of the Apple Self Service repair stores. No word on what the cost is to purchase the kit which only the includes tools (manuals and parts are extra) but the weekly rental cost is £54.90 (around $67 USD). Customers may be…

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More Malicious Android Apps found on Google Play

This seems to be getting way too fairly common. The good news is if users have Google Protect enabled (which they would by default unless they go in and disable it), these malicious apps will be removed from their device once Google removes the offending app from Google Play. Users should follow the old advice, “if it sounds too good to be true…don’t install it” when it comes to apps. Also, check the reviews as well as the developers site before installing (especially if you are paying for said app). One app illustrated by Dr. Web that has amassed one…

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Apple has ‘fully resumed’ Advertising on Twitter

Last week Twitter’s Chief Twit through a fit claiming “Apple hates free speech” and Apple was going to remove Twitter from the App Store. Of course as we found out later in the week it was all a “big misunderstanding“. This is good news given Twitter Blue is only supported on iOS (though the relaunch keeps getting pushed back).  Not sure why Musk is so infatuated with Apple (other then it is only platform Twitter Blue will be offered on). Perhaps it is bandwagon logic is since Apple is Twitter’s largest advertiser on Twitter than others will follow too. According…

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Weekly Roundup: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Today is Sunday, December 4th: time for the weekly roundup of the good, the bad and the ugly tech news of the week! Because of the US Thanksgiving holiday, there was not a weekly roundup this past weekend. Also, since there has been so much focus on Twitter lately, they will be excluded for this (and likely future) roundups so that we can bring attention to other news. The Good Google has admitted they need to do a better job of patching Android phones. While the exploits are being fixed quickly, however the updates are not getting pushed out to…

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Google faces Class-Action Lawsuit over App Store Prices

More legal trouble for Google Inc. 99,87 -0,96 -0,95% Android and their App Store (Google Play): A judge this week granted class-action status to antitrust litigation that now covers 21 million Google Play customers in 12 states—Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming—and five US territories, including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The lawsuit claims that Google’s misleading warnings led millions of customers nationwide to pay “artificially inflated” prices for apps they could have downloaded cheaper elsewhere. Last year, dozens of state attorneys general sued Google on these same…

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Google Pushes Out Another Chrome Update

This is the second update in a little over a week. This updates covers Windows, Mac and Linux and address a single high-severity security flaw. “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-4262 exists in the wild,” the search giant said in a security advisory published on Friday. According to Google, the new version has started rolling out to users in the Stable Desktop channel, and it will reach the entire user base within a matter of days or weeks. Users can check for updates via Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome. via Bleeping Computer

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LastPass Hacked as result of August 2022 Hack

Troubling times for password manager LastPass users. The company announced back in August 2022 they had been hacked which was downplayed by the company as a “compromised developer account, through which part of LastPass’s source code and proprietary technical info were taken.” Worse of all they had advised users not to change their master passwords’. Now the company has experienced a second related hack, this time impacting customers. As reported Wednesday on its blog, LastPass recently detected unusual activity within a third-party cloud storage service. An investigation has so far revealed that the breach stemmed from knowledge gained during the August…

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Twitter offering ‘incentives’ to get Advertisers Back

In Elon Musk’s notable Tweet replying to American author Stephen King about Twitter Blue’s pricing he admitted “Twitter cannot rely entirely on advertisers’”. With the on going issues of getting Twitter Blue up and going again after the ‘Blue Checkmark’ disaster and with many advertisers leaving, it seems Musk may be charging his toon in hope of getting revenue flowing again to avoid bankruptcy. Musk recently tried to assure advertisers “none of Twitter Policies Have Changed” (though he omitted their COVID Misinformation Policy did change). In his defense though Musk is right, the policies haven’t changed…just the enforcement;’ either because…

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