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Windows 7 and 8 Support Ends in January

Microsoft Corporation 252,75 +4,94 +1,99% is being very firm they will end support for both Windows 7 and 8 come January 2023 Patch Tuesday (January 10, 2023). This also means no longer offering updates for their Edge Browser beyond this point. Google Inc. 108,80 +7,37 +7,27% had already announced Chrome would stop supporting Windows 7 and 8 in mid-January 2023. The end-of-support date for Edge coincides with the end of security update support for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on January 10, and the end of Google Chrome support for Windows 7 and 8 in version 110. Because the underlying…

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New Twitter Blue to Relaunch Monday, December 12th

Twitter plans on relaunching Twitter Blue on Monday. The price is going up to $11 USD a month if you subscribe and pay within the iOS app or $8 USD a month via the web. The price difference is Chief Twit’s way to offset Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79% ‘30% cut’ they take from all iOS transactions. There will also be new verification measures in place for those who want the “Blue Checkmark” we’re relaunching @TwitterBlue on Monday – subscribe on web for $8/month or on iOS for $11/month to get access to subscriber-only features, including the blue checkmark 🧵…

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Apple Changing AirDrop settings in iOS 16.2 update

Apple will change the default AirDrop privacy settings with the forthcoming iOS 16.2 update (likely coming December 13th or 14th). With this update the “Everybody” setting once activated will only remain active for 10-minutes before reverting back to “Contacts Only”. Users will no longer be able to set “Everybody” as a default setting. This was first rolled out in China with the iOS 16.1.1 update. Apples is touting this as a security feature “in order to prevent unwanted requests to receive content”. However, it seems rather suspicious not only did Apple rollout this change out in China but timing of…

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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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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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EU Threating Twitter Ban over Content Moderation Issues

Besides death and taxes, another thing certain in life is if the EU comes after your company it is going to hurt. This is something Google, Apple and HP know all too well. A European regulator today reportedly threatened Elon Musk with a continent-wide ban on Twitter if the company fails to enforce content moderation rules required by the Digital Services Act. Also today, Twitter claimed it hasn’t changed any policies—even though it stopped enforcing rules against COVID misinformation. A very literal interpretation of Twitter’s “none of our policies have changed” claim might say it’s technically accurate—instead of rewriting the COVID…

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Twitter to remain on App Store

Seems Twitter’s Elon Musk’s and Apple’s Tim Cook have resolved their ‘misunderstanding’. Musk has been assured that Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79% will not remove Twitter from the App Store. Elon Musk said he had a “good conversation” with Apple chief executive Tim Cook and “resolved the misunderstanding” about his claim that Twitter could be removed from the App Store, just days after the world’s richest man unleashed a tirade against the most valuable tech company. In a tweet on Wednesday, Musk said that “Tim was clear that Apple never considered” potentially removing Twitter from the App Store, describing it…

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Twitter Blue Re-Release Pushed Back (Again)

At this point it is uncertain when Musk is going to re-release Twitter Blue which had been slated for this Friday. What is for certain is the price will go up by 1¢ to $8 USD and he does not like giving Apple a 30% cut. This is a continuation of Musk’s current quarrel with Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79%. which Musk had Tweeted about this on Monday claiming Apple ‘threatened to withhold Twitter‘ from the Apple app store (but they would  not say why). Mush hasn’t provide much details about this nor about his below Tweet also from Monday….

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Apple Threating to Pull Twitter from App Store

It has finally happened, Chief Twit has pissed off Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79% (though we are not sure exactly what he did)! Apple has also threatened to withhold Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 28, 2022 Elon Musk has taken aim at Apple’s App Store policies amid claims that the company has “threatened to withhold” Twitter from its store. According to Musk, Apple “won’t tell us why” it has an issues with Twitter, but the threats have In subsequent tweets, Musk railed against Apple’s 30 percent “tax” on in-app purchases,…

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More Troubles for Android and Apple

It seems like nearly every week the UK or EU are investigating Apple Inc. 145,43 +1,14 +0,79% and/or Google Inc. 108,80 +7,37 +7,27% Android for being ‘anti-competitive’. Earlier this year, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was looking into further investigating Google and Apple’s dominance in the mobile phone market “Many UK businesses and web developers tell us they feel that they are being held back by restrictions set by Apple and Google,” said the CMA’s interim chief executive, Sarah Cardell in a statement. “We plan to investigate whether the concerns we have heard are justified and, if so,…

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