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Google Fi Temporarily Increases Data Cap For All Users

will be suspending account cancellations and waiving late fees in the event that some customers might not have the money to pay their phone bills. Google Fi Temporarily Increases Data Cap For All Users , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

4 Apr 2020 6:59 am
Woman Drops iPhone In The Thames, Finds It Two Months Later And It Still Works

although not necessarily the first time we’re hearing such stories . Woman Drops iPhone In The Thames, Finds It Two Months Later And It Still Works , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

4 Apr 2020 6:58 am
Skype Removes Sign-Up Requirements To Join Video Calls

https://t.co/yOw6oBlFxx That being said, unlike Zoom which supports as many as 100 users at a time for video, Skype’s limit is set at 50. If you don’t have a need for that many users, then Skype will be perfect, but if you need more, then we guess you have no choice but to turn to Zoom. Skype’s update should already be live so do check it out if you’re looking to stay connected with loved ones during this coronavirus lockdown period. Skype Removes Sign-Up Requirements To

4 Apr 2020 6:55 am
Facebook Tried To Buy A Spyware Tool To Monitor Its Users

declaration made by NSO CEO Shaley Hulio , “The Facebook representatives stated that Facebook was concerned that its method for gathering user data through Onavo Protect was less effective on Apple devices than on Android devices. The Facebook representatives also stated that Facebook wanted to use purported capabilities of Pegasus to monitor users on Apple devices and were willing to pay for the ability to monitor Onavo Protect users.” Facebook later responded to the declaration wit

4 Apr 2020 5:04 am
Someone Set A 5G Antenna On Fire Over Belief That 5G Tech Is Linked To The Coronavirus

that have suggested that 5G is safe for humans . According to the report from the Daily Mail, it seems that videos of the 5G tower on fire were shared to a Facebook group which claimed that the radio waves from the 5G tower were sparking the coronavirus. The group has since been deleted with Facebook claiming that it was due to a breach of policies as it had the potential to cause real world harm. Mobile UK, the trade body which represents network providers has also since expressed concern that

4 Apr 2020 5:03 am
Woman Turned Herself Into A Potato During A Video Meeting, But Couldnt Figure Out How To Turn It Off

pic.twitter.com/uHLgJUOsXk when a cat filter was accidentally applied , giving him cat ears and whiskers while he was delivering a speech. Woman Turned Herself Into A Potato During A Video Meeting, But Couldnt Figure Out How To Turn It Off , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

4 Apr 2020 5:02 am
16-Year Old Student In The Philippines Has Been 3D Printing Face Shields For Doctors

used to produce respirator valves that are also in extremely short supply. 16-Year Old Student In The Philippines Has Been 3D Printing Face Shields For Doctors , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

3 Apr 2020 5:51 pm
Select 2018 LG TVs Will Be Getting HomeKit And AirPlay 2 Support

a new support document spotted by MacRumors, it appears that LG might have had a change of heart. According to the document, it now mentions that select 2018 smart TVs will be getting the update that will bring HomeKit and AirPlay 2 functionality. This includes LCD TV models that have “SK” or “UK” in its name, and OLED TV models that have “B8” or “Z8” in its name. Unfortunately, owners of these TVs might have to wait a while before they are able to

3 Apr 2020 5:50 pm
Googles AI Can Transform Your Photos Into The Style Of Famous Artists

recall a photo editing app called Prisma that also used AI to help better apply filters in a more realistic way. Googles AI Can Transform Your Photos Into The Style Of Famous Artists , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

3 Apr 2020 5:49 pm
Google Releases Mobile Location Data To Show Whos Complying With Stay-At-Home Orders

to Google’s coronavirus information website that they launched to help combat misinformation about the disease. Google Releases Mobile Location Data To Show Whos Complying With Stay-At-Home Orders , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

3 Apr 2020 3:13 pm
HBO Just Made A Bunch Of Its Show Free To Stream, No Subscription Required

However, the good news is that HBO has announced that they will be making hundreds of hours of its shows free to watch through its streaming services such as HBO NOW and HBO GO, and the best part is that no subscription will be necessary. This means that you can fire up either service and watch a bunch of shows for free. HBO will not be making its entire catalogue free since it has been noted that TV shows like Game of Thrones is not part of it, which is a pity for those who are thinking that no

3 Apr 2020 3:12 pm
Apples 2020 iPad Pro Comes With A Hardware Microphone Disconnect Feature

Apple’s Platform Security document where it reads, “iPad models beginning in 2020 also feature the hardware microphone disconnect. When an MFI compliant case (including those sold by Apple) is attached to the iPad and closed, the microphone is disconnected in hardware, preventing microphone audio data being made available to any software—even with root or kernel privileges in iPadOS or in case the firmware is compromised.” This means that the 2020 iPad Pro will be the fir

3 Apr 2020 3:11 pm
Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Enough Antibodies To Fight Off The Virus

It looks like we might be able to add another to the list, thanks to the work of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine who have created a potential new effective vaccine against the virus. The vaccine that they created was tested on mice and based on their initial findings, it managed to produce enough antibodies in the host’s system to neutralize the virus within two weeks of injection. According to Andrea Gambotto, associate professor of surgery at the Pittsburgh

3 Apr 2020 6:47 am
Facebook Messenger Desktop App Now Available On Windows And Mac

Facebook had launched it Messenger app for desktop back in March after announcing it at their F8 conference last year, but its availability was limited to a handful of countries. However, that has since changed as Facebook has since announced that its standalone Messenger app for desktop will now be available to all Windows and Mac users. According to Facebook, “Now more than ever, people are using technology to stay in touch with the people they care about, even when physically apart. Ove

3 Apr 2020 6:46 am
Researchers Test Effectiveness Of Century-Old Tuberculosis Vaccine Against The COVID-19 Virus

The vaccine in question is known as the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine and was introduced back in the 1920s to fight against tuberculosis. In fact, some countries in Asia such as Singapore and Malaysia had previously made it mandatory for newborns to receive the vaccine, and once again when children hit 12 years old. The reason that researchers are exploring this particular vaccine is because unlike other vaccines that only protect against a particular disease, the BCG vaccine also helps

3 Apr 2020 6:46 am
Twitch Wants To Create Games That Streamers And Viewers Can Play Together

such as Ninja (who streams Fornite). Twitch Wants To Create Games That Streamers And Viewers Can Play Together , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

3 Apr 2020 5:34 am
Zoom Updates macOS Installer To Remove Malware-Like Exploit

they will be hitting pause on feature updates while working towards improving on its software’s privacy and security. Zoom Updates macOS Installer To Remove Malware-Like Exploit , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

3 Apr 2020 5:33 am
Gamevice Wants To Block Nintendo Switch Sales In New Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Gamevice filed a lawsuit against Nintendo . That lawsuit was eventually ruled in Nintendo’s favor back in March 2020, but it seems that Gamevice isn’t giving up yet and has since filed a new lawsuit while appealing its previous one, and in the process they’re trying to stop the Switch from being imported and sold in the US. According to this new lawsuit, Gamevice claims that they were awarded a patent for a game controller back in August that they allege Nintendo has infringed

3 Apr 2020 5:32 am
Apple Could Be Working On An iPhone That Is Completely Waterproof And Usable Underwater

a recently-discovered patent , that’s something that Apple wants to change. According to the patent, it seems that Apple is exploring (or has explored) the idea of a fully waterproof iPhone. The concept of fully waterproofing a device isn’t new, but the patent takes it one step further by describing a potential user interface that can be activated whilst underwater. In the patent, Apple describes the “problem” of displaying user interfaces while underwater, and the patent

3 Apr 2020 4:53 am
Apple References AirTags In A New Support Video

rumored for the summer of 2020 . Apple References AirTags In A New Support Video , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

3 Apr 2020 4:52 am
The Last Of Us 2 Has Been Indefinitely Delayed

Vaccines are being developed and tested but releasing it to the general public will most likely only take place in 2021 at the earliest. The Last Of Us 2 Has Been Indefinitely Delayed , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

3 Apr 2020 4:51 am
Latest iOS Update Has Broken FaceTime For Older iPhones And iPads

This is because according to a bunch of user reports, it seems that the latest iOS 13.4 update has broken FaceTime for those who own older iPhones and iPad models. It seems that this affects devices that are running on iOS 9, which are basically very old iPhones and iPad models that were launched years ago. This includes the iPad 2, the third-gen iPad, the iPhone 4S, the first-gen iPad mini, and the fifth-gen iPod touch. According to users, following the update to iOS 13.4, they are unable to co

2 Apr 2020 4:08 pm
Fake Coronavirus Documents Are Being Used To Hijack Computers

work on unannounced products from home , and we imagine that the company definitely does not want their products leaked in such a manner. Fake Coronavirus Documents Are Being Used To Hijack Computers , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

2 Apr 2020 4:06 pm
Zoom Pledges To Spend The Next 90 Days Fixing Its Privacy And Security Issues

and security . So much so that according to a new blog post by Zoom’s CEO, Eric S. Yuan, the company will be implementing a 90-day freeze on all upcoming feature updates. Instead, the company will be focusing and shifting its resources towards solving all these security and privacy issues that have been popping up non-stop. According to Yuan, “Over the next 90 days, we are committed to dedicating the resources needed to better identify, address, and fix issues proactively. We are als

2 Apr 2020 4:05 pm
You Can Now Rent Amazon Prime Videos Directly Through The iPhone App

that have circumvented the App Store , but it looks like that has changed. In a recent update to its Amazon Prime Video app on iOS, Amazon has announced that customers will now be able to directly rent videos from within the app itself, as opposed to having to make the purchase from Amazon’s website first. According to an Apple spokesperson, they told CNBC, “Apple has an established program for premium subscription video entertainment providers to offer a variety of customer benefits

2 Apr 2020 6:36 am
Nintendo Switch Shortages Are Leading To Insane Markups By Third-Party Retailers

Unfortunately, if you are hoping to get a Nintendo Switch, it looks like third-party retailers and opportunistic individuals are taking advantage of the situation and are marking up the prices considerably. For example, third-party resellers on Amazon are now asking for $460 to $500 for a brand new Switch console. This is at least a 50% markup where the MSRP of a brand new Nintendo Switch is at $299.99 on a regular day. Even platforms such as eBay are seeing a markup in prices where some are sel

2 Apr 2020 6:33 am
Researchers Discover Zoom Vulnerabilities That Could Compromise Windows And Mac Computers

they are not selling user data . Researchers Discover Zoom Vulnerabilities That Could Compromise Windows And Mac Computers , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

2 Apr 2020 5:47 am
YouTube Shorts Wants To Challenge Chinas TikTok

in the form of an app called Reels , although we haven’t really heard much from either since their launch. YouTube Shorts Wants To Challenge Chinas TikTok , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

2 Apr 2020 5:47 am
Erectile Dysfunction Drug Could Be Used To Treat Critical COVID-19 Cases

Now it looks like another erectile dysfunction drug has found another potential use beyond its original scope, and that is to treat critical COVID-19 cases. Known as Aviptadil (VIP), the drug was meant to treat erectile dysfunction, but it has also been found to help in the treatment of patients who are in the critical stages of COVID-19 where it could help stop acute respiratory distress syndrome. As it stands, there is no known cure for the COVID-19 virus that is plaguing the world. Doctors ca

2 Apr 2020 5:46 am
Malaysia To Test Using Drones For Urban Sanitization

pic.twitter.com/1Hc1nLYLyL The drones that will be tested come from a company that typically uses them for agricultural spraying. The company notes that the nozzles can be modified for specific purposes, such for sanitization. The drones will also be capable of a 20-minute flight time and come with eight nozzles, meaning that it should be capable of covering a pretty wide surface area. We’ve seen how drones have come in handy for all kinds of usage that would have otherwise required humans

2 Apr 2020 5:05 am
Experimental App Wants To See If It Can Detect COVID-19 By Listening To Your Voice

head on over to its website for the details . Experimental App Wants To See If It Can Detect COVID-19 By Listening To Your Voice , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

2 Apr 2020 5:04 am
You Will Soon Be Able To Add Apple Music To Instagram Stories

pic.twitter.com/hnYBuoV0Jt As you can see in the video above, this will create an Instagram Story where the song you’ve chosen can be shared through the platform. If you’re an Apple Music user who has felt like they’ve been missing out on the ability to share your favorite tunes through Instagram, then this is an update that you can look forward to. There is currently no word on when iOS 13.4.5 will be released, but given that it is now in beta, it probably won’t be too l

2 Apr 2020 5:03 am
Snapchats New Lenses Encourage Social Distancing

To help encourage users to practice social distancing, Snapchat has recently added a couple of new lenses that were created in collaboration with the WHO. This uses augmented reality where when you point your camera, it will show you a circle on the ground that helps users visualize how much space they should be standing away from other people. This circle will also change color as you move closer to people, warning you that you should maintain a good distance. The second lens offered by Snapcha

1 Apr 2020 5:25 pm
FCC To Make Caller ID Authentication Mandatory In 2021 To Combat Robocalls

STIR/SHAKEN technology that basically identifies and authenticates calls made on their networks. This is to combat problems such as robocalls which can sometimes use a spoofed phone number. For those unfamiliar, spoofing is basically where the attacker uses a fake phone number to disguise who they are. This means that just because a call from a number looks like it might be coming from the US, it might actually be coming from another country entirely. According to the FCC, “Widespread depl

1 Apr 2020 4:39 pm
Apples iPhone 9 Could Be Announced In The Next Two Weeks

According to Prosser, he claims that Apple will be officially launching the device on the 15th of April, about two weeks from now. In a way this makes sense because had Apple held their rumored end of March event, the phone would have most likely seen a release in April as well, so this date isn’t really that much of a stretch. That being said, Prosser’s claim of a 15th of April launch is interesting. This is because it seems to contradict an earlier rumor that suggested that the pho

1 Apr 2020 4:38 pm
Microsoft Takes On Grammarly With Its New Editor Browser Extension

For the most part, Grammarly is more or less the dominant software when it comes to these features, but Microsoft is looking to challenge the app with their new software called Microsoft Editor. According to Microsoft , “Many of us are working or attending school remotely, and with so much communication happening through writing it is more than important than ever that you communicate clearly. Microsoft Editor, an AI-powered service that enables you to write with confidence in 20+ language

1 Apr 2020 4:37 pm
Apple To Allow Some Employees To Work On Unannounced Products From Home

a new iPad Pro with a mini LED display , and a new HomePod, just to name a few. Whether or not these products get leaked as a result of working from home remains to be seen. Apple To Allow Some Employees To Work On Unannounced Products From Home , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

1 Apr 2020 3:55 pm
Samsung To End LCD Panel Production By The End Of 2020

The company has announced that by the end of 2020, they will be ending its production of LCD panels. According to Samsung Display, they cite a falling demand for LCD panels as one of the reasons they’ll be ending their production. The company also states that they will continue to fulfill orders placed by customers and do not see an issue accomplishing this. “We will supply ordered LCDs to our customers by the end of this year without any issues.” Samsung Display currently has

1 Apr 2020 3:54 pm
GM Will Start Producing As Many As 50,000 Masks A Day

like ventilators and respirators . GM Will Start Producing As Many As 50,000 Masks A Day , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

1 Apr 2020 3:53 pm
Researchers Want To Use Crowdsourced Data To Help Fight The COVID-19 Virus

The university has launched a new program called the COVID-19 Citizen Science (CCS) that basically uses crowdsourced data to help them better understand the virus and to track it, which could come in handy when coming up with treatment options as well as to contain it. This program is open to everyone all over the world as long as they are aged 18 and above and own a smartphone. So how does this work? Through a smartphone app, users will be prompted to answer questions about their health and dai

1 Apr 2020 5:51 am
watchOS 7 Will Come With Activity Tracking For Kids

will now be held in a new online format . watchOS 7 Will Come With Activity Tracking For Kids , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

1 Apr 2020 5:50 am
Walmart Will Conduct Temperature Checks Of Its Employees

Walmart is one of those stores and in a bid to help ensure that their employees stay safe, the company has announced that they will be implementing temperature checks of their employees. This is to help the company keep track of which employees might be falling sick, in which case they should probably stay home. According to Walmart, “Any associate with a temperature of 100.0 degrees will be paid for reporting to work and asked to return home and seek medical treatment if necessary. The as

1 Apr 2020 5:49 am
Apples iPhone 9 Cases Start Showing Up At Best Buy

This does leave us with questions as to when the phone will be launched, but it turns out it could be soon. According to a photo obtained by MacRumors, it seems that Best Buy has started to receive shipments for cases designed for the iPhone 9. As you can see in the photo, at the bottom of the packaging, it says that it is for the new 4.7-inch iPhone 2020 model, which presumably refers to the iPhone 9. Interestingly enough, the packaging does not explicitly mention the iPhone’s model name,

1 Apr 2020 4:38 am
Zoom Reassures They Are Not Selling User Data

In a post made on its website, Zoom’s Chief Legal Officer Aparna Bawa reassured users that the company is not selling user data. Bawa notes that the changes to the privacy policy only applies to the language that they use, and that nothing has changed. The update was made so that the company’s privacy policy is now clearer and easier to understand for its users. Zoom emphatically says, “We do not sell your personal data. Whether you are a business or a school or an individual u

1 Apr 2020 4:38 am
Apple To Kill Dark Sky Weather App After Acquiring It

However, for those who want additional information and more powerful weather tracking tools, Dark Sky is a pretty popular alternative. The good news that in an attempt to improve on its own weather app, Apple has acquired the Dark Sky weather app. The bad news is that following the acquisition, in true Apple fashion, they will also be killing off the app for Android users. According to an official post on the Dark Sky blog, the developers write, “The app will no longer be available for dow

1 Apr 2020 4:35 am
Nintendo Could Be Planning Some 3D Mario Remasters For The Switch

had it not been cancelled due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak . Instead, Nintendo will most likely be hosting its own Nintendo Direct online event where the company will stream its announcement. This shouldn’t be surprising as Nintendo typically prefers hosting its own events, so this is more or less par for the course. When asked to comment on the rumors, a Nintendo spokesperson told GamesBeat that they have nothing to announce. Nintendo Could Be Planning Some 3D Mario Remaster

31 Mar 2020 6:19 am
Astrophysicist Gets Magnets Stuck Up His Nose While Trying To Invent A Face-Touching Sensor

This ultimately defeats the purpose of the mask, because touching our face could potentially allow the virus, which could be on our hands, to enter our body system. To help combat this problem, Australian astrophysicist Daniel Reardon came up with an idea to create a sensor that can detect and alert you if you’re about to touch your face. The only problem was that during the course of Reardon creating the sensor, he ended up getting a pair of magnets stuck up his nose in a hilarious mishap

31 Mar 2020 6:18 am
OnePlus 8 Launched Confirmed For April 14

#OnePlus8Series is coming. April 14. one of which is an “interstellar glow” finish which is probably one of the funkier finishes we’ve seen from the company to date. In any case, more details including pricing and availability should be known in the next couple of weeks, so do check back with us on the 14th of April if you’d like all the official details. OnePlus 8 Launched Confirmed For April 14 , original content from Ubergizmo . Read our Copyrights and terms of use .

31 Mar 2020 6:17 am
Pokemon GO Will Soon Let You Take Part In Raids With Friends From Home

enjoy the game from the comfort of their own home , and now it looks like the developer will be working on more ways for Pokemon players to continue to enjoy other features of the game while still maintaining social distancing. One of those changes includes the ability to take part in raids with friends while at home. According to Niantic, “We’re enhancing our in-game virtual social features to enable players to stay in touch when they can’t meet in real life. You’ll soon

31 Mar 2020 4:45 am
Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook

In a statement made to the publication, the company was quoted as saying, “Zoom takes its users’ privacy extremely seriously. We originally implemented the ‘Login with Facebook’ feature using the Facebook SDK in order to provide our users with another convenient way to access our platform. However, we were recently made aware that the Facebook SDK was collecting unnecessary device data.” The company also apologized for the oversight and added, “We will be remo

31 Mar 2020 4:44 am