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  • Google's G Suite Now Converts Phone Numbers, Addresses into Links
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Over the next few days, Google will be rolling out a G Suite update that automatically displays street addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses as active hyperlinks. The change is designed to eliminate the need to copy and paste contact information into other apps before getting directions, responding to emails, or making phone calls, Google said. Today, Google also updated its mobile app […]

  • Insider Q&A: Steve Ballmer on Data for the People
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Steve Ballmer says he started his new venture, USAFacts, as a way to "suck out all the data" collected by government agencies and shoot it back out to the public in a digestible form. The former Microsoft CEO, philanthropist and LA Clippers owner talked with The Associated Press about data -- and the way people and machines collect it. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Q: […]

  • Avril Lavigne Is the Most Dangerous Celebrity Online
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory -- she's been named the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. Cybersecurity firm McAfee said Tuesday that Lavigne, whose last album came out in 2013, was the most likely celebrity to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Searches for Lavigne […]

  • Jeff Bezos Tried To Lure Microsoft's Satya Nadella to Amazon
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    If Jeff Bezos had his way, Satya Nadella would have been an employee of Amazon.com long before he became Microsoft's chief executive. Bezos, more than a decade ago, tried to persuade Nadella to join the online retailer, Doug Burgum, then Nadella's manager at Microsoft, told Fast Company. "Early on, Jeff Bezos was trying to recruit him" to Amazon, said Burgum, who left the company in 2007 and […]

  • Fire HD 10: Amazon Gives Alexa a Bigger Role
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Amazon.com's latest tablet will include the capability to summon Alexa with voice commands. The Amazon Fire HD 10, announced Tuesday, will let users call up the digital assistant by saying "Alexa," the same trigger that activates the software on Echo speakers. Previous Amazon tablets required people to press and hold the home button to get Alexa's attention. The new Alexa hands-free mode, […]

  • Review: Glitzy iPhone X Aside, the iPhone 8 Is Just Dandy
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    The difference between Apple's new iPhone models is a bit like flying first class compared with coach. We envy first class, but coach gets us there without breaking the budget. The iPhone 8 will do just fine for $300 less than the glitzy iPhone X , even though it won't make your friends and colleagues jealous. It's also available much sooner -- this Friday -- starting at almost $700. The X (read […]

  • iOS 11: The Eight Most Notable New Features for iPhones and iPads
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Apple's iOS 11 will be available to download on iPhones and iPads everywhere from today, adding various new features including the ability to customize Control Center for the first time. Not all iPhones and iPads will be able to run iOS 11: anyone with an iPhone 5 or 5C, or iPad 4 or older is out of luck. But the majority of devices bought in the last few years will be able to download the […]

  • Equifax Suffered Breach Before Massive May Hack
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Equifax, the credit monitoring agency that lost personal data of 143 million US customers in a massive hack in May, has revealed that it was also the victim of an earlier breach in March. The earlier breach was serious enough for the company to notify customers, and bring in the information security firm Mandiant to investigate. But the millions of Americans whose personal data the company […]

  • Got an Amazon Return? Kohl's Will Handle It for You
    on September 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82 stores offering the service. There will be designated parking spots near the Kohl's store entrances for those doing Amazon […]

  • Huge Security Alert: Malware Slipped into CCleaner Could Steal PC User Data
    on September 18, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Anyone who's recently downloaded CCleaner, a PC optimization tool developed by London-based Piriform, should update the software immediately to avoid malware that was inserted into one version of the program. It's uncertain how the malware was slipped into CCleaner, a utility program that Piriform said has been downloaded some 2 billion times since it was first released in 2003. The company […]