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Sunday, July 12, 2020

‘Google Chrome Can Cut Your Mobile Data Usage—But There’s A Catch’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Google Chrome Can Cut Your Mobile Data Usage—But There’s A Catch”.Selena Larson says, “The latest Chrome for Mobile update could help lower your data usage, but there’s a caveat—it will pass everything you browse through Google servers.Google announced new Chrome data compression and bandwidth management that it says could cut your browsing data usage in half. This is an opt-in feature that you can turn on via the browser’s settings.The data compression feature is powered by an SPDY proxy connection running on... [...]

‘Net Neutrality In Danger: U.S. Appeals Court Invalidates The FCC’s Open Internet Order’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Net Neutrality In Danger: U.S. Appeals Court Invalidates The FCC’s Open Internet Order”.Dave Smith says, “A federal appeals court ruled that the FCC exceeded its authority in attempting to enforce “network neutrality” rules aimed at preventing Internet providers from favoring certain types of traffic over others.The crux of the ruling is explained in this key passage from Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia:Even though the Commission has general authority to regulate... [...]

‘What Happens To Lost Bitcoins?’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “What Happens To Lost Bitcoins?”.Lauren Orsini says, “James Howells of Wales is one of the Bitcoin community’s most tragic figures.Last June, Howells inadvertently tossed a hard drive containing 7,500 bitcoins, which he had mined back when they were worth very little. Now that a bitcoin is worth somewhere around $1000, that drive has an estimated worth of $7.5 million. But unfortunately for Howells, an IT worker, city workers say it’s too late for him to recover the drive from the dump.The sum at stake in Howells’ case brought... [...]

‘6 Watermark Apps To Protect Your Online Photos’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “6 Watermark Apps To Protect Your Online Photos”.Lisetta Mejia says, “One day, after photojournalist John D. McHugh grew tired of people using his pictures without attribution, he created his own watermark app. Called Marksta, it guarantees that no matter where your photos appear (say, someone else’s Instagram profile), they have stamps displaying your copyright privilegesIf you too are worried about others stealing your work, check out five more of your best app options that’ll protect your creative work. Huzzah!“.6... [...]

‘Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Google+ Is Getting Harder And Harder To Avoid”.Selena Larson says, “We all saw this coming. On Thursday, Google introduced deeper Google+ integration into its email service to allow any Google+ user to send each other Gmail.It’s the search giant’s latest push to make Google+ the glue that holds together all Google services. This writing has been on the wall for a while now. Last year, Google began requiring Google+ accounts for all YouTube users who wanted to comment on videos. And Gmail inboxes are starting to fill up with constant... [...]

‘How We Are Entering The Second Phase Of The Mobile Revolution’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “How We Are Entering The Second Phase Of The Mobile Revolution”.Dan Rowinski says, “Think your smartphone is smart? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet. The technology that powers mobile is in the process of spreading, well, everywhere—and the world around us is going to be radically transformed as a result.Think of it as the next big phase in the evolution of mobile computing. Cars, televisions, factories, clothes and other wearable items … you name it, and the innovations that were developed for smartphones are going to help... [...]

‘Meet Airlock, Facebook’s A/B Testing Platform That Helps Build The Perfect App’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Meet Airlock, Facebook’s A/B Testing Platform That Helps Build The Perfect App”.Selena Larson says, “Facebook’s mobile apps are built for specific operating systems. No longer solely dependent on the Web, Facebook has finer control over mobile app development specific to your iPhone or Android. But by switching to native development two years ago, the company could no longer run A/B tests. So developers built Airlock.Facebook just released new details about Airlock, the testing framework that allows its developers to compare data... [...]

‘Are There Too Many Social Networks?’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Are There Too Many Social Networks?”.Selena Larson says, “New social networks are cropping up all over the Internet, spawning like rabbits keeping warm during a polar vortex.Jelly, the highly-anticipated app cofounded by Twitter’s Biz Stone, was finally revealed on Tuesday. Turns out, it’s just another social application that its founders claim is “a new way to search.” With Jelly, users connect with the friends and followers they’re already connected to on existing social networks and then upload a photo just to ask: “What is this?”Jelly... [...]

‘What CES 2014 Is Really About: Your Connected Future’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “What CES 2014 Is Really About: Your Connected Future”.Dan Rowinski says, “You’re at the doctor’s office for your annual check up. At the end of the physical, the doctor gives you a prescription to take to the pharmacist … and a smartwatch. The doctor tells you that it wants to monitor your heart rate and activity for the next several weeks to determine a baseline of your health and fitness.If the doctor is concerned with your heart, she might also give you a sensor that is injected into your bloodstream. She says that this... [...]

‘Can Yahoo Inspire Us?’ – ‘ReadWrite’

The latest post on ‘ReadWrite’ is titled “Can Yahoo Inspire Us?”.Owen Thomas says, “The savior narrative runs strong at Marissa Mayer’s Yahoo: An executive from Google, the company that long left Yahoo behind in the dust, comes in to revive the ailing Web giant as its CEO.It’s a tale that’s easy to tell, but it’s easier said than done. Tuesday, at the Las Vegas Hotel, Mayer delivered a keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show that unveiled new products but stuck to an old script. And that script did not address the question: Can Yahoo innovate?“.Can... [...]