Leaked iPhone 12 Image Shows Off Alleged LiDAR Scanner
According to a rumor, it seems that one of the features we can expect from the 2020 iPhone is a “world facing” 3D camera. This is because a camera that is said to help provide a more accurate augmented reality experience thanks to additional hardware features. Now thanks to a leaked image, it seems to have confirmed that.

iOS 14 Could Introduce Smarter Wallpapers And Home Screen Widgets
If there is one feature that many iOS users wish they had it would be widgets. Apple kind of introduced widgets in earlier iOS builds, but it required users to swipe to another screen to access them, which made them a bit harder to use. We imagine that there are probably instances in which some users probably did not even know about them.

Schools In New York Are Banning Zoom Over Security Concerns
Zoom has been discovered to contain quite a bit of vulnerabilities regarding its security and privacy. More recently, it seems that the app has been found to be routing some of its calls made in North America through China, which has raised some concerns regarding the privacy of the app.

Spotify Was The Largest Music Streaming Service For 2019
When it comes to music streaming services, it’s no secret that Spotify is still pretty much leading the way. Now according to the latest figures from Counterpoint Research, it seems that Spotify is still pretty much holding onto its position as based on the data, Spotify remained as 2019’s largest music streaming service.

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Researchers Discover That Some Zoom Calls Were Routed To China
Zoom just can’t seem to catch a break. Recently according to a report from the security researchers at Citizen Lab, they discovered that some Zoom calls were being routed through China. These were calls that were made in North America, but yet for some reason were being sent through China.

Hacker Manages To Capture Video Using An Audio Cassette Tape
Back in the day, cassette tapes were largely used to record audio. This is why before CDs, the majority of music was sold on cassette tapes. However, YouTuber and hacker Kris Slyka discovered that it is possible that cassette tapes could be used to capture video, albeit in rather poor quality.

Google Fi Temporarily Increases Data Cap For All Users
To help people stay connected during this time of crisis, Google has announced that they will be temporarily increasing the data cap for its customers using its Google Fi service. The new data cap will now set at 30GB which is essentially double what Google Fi typically offers, and this will be applicable to all customers.

Woman Drops iPhone In The Thames, Finds It Two Months Later And It Still Works
If you were to drop your phone into a lake of the sea, you probably think that you’ll never be able to get it back, right? Turns out that wasn’t the case for Thayse Bussolo-Vieira, who was feeding the swans at the River Thames back in February when her iPhone slipped out of her pocket and into the water.

Skype Removes Sign-Up Requirements To Join Video Calls
If there is a reason why Zoom has seen such a huge boost in popularity, it is because the app does not require users to have an account to join video calls. This means that as long as the host has an account and has created a room, all they need to do is provide users with the link and users without a Zoom account can jump straight in.

Facebook Tried To Buy A Spyware Tool To Monitor Its Users
We’ve all encountered instances where we talk about something, only for an ad to appear for that product later on Facebook. The social media giant has long denied that they are spying on its users, but according to a recent report from Motherboard, it doesn’t mean that they haven’t tried.

Someone Set A 5G Antenna On Fire Over Belief That 5G Tech Is Linked To The Coronavirus
Concerns about wireless technology impacting our health have been around for a while now, where there are some who are worried that radio waves can somehow negatively impact our wellbeing. These concerns seem to be amplified with the launch of 5G that relies on a shorter, but more powerful, frequency.

Woman Turned Herself Into A Potato During A Video Meeting, But Couldn’t Figure Out How To Turn It Off
These days, a lot of video conferencing apps come with fun filters. This is because such apps aren’t just used for work, but also for social purposes where friends and family members can use them to chat with each other. Unfortunately for Lizet Ocampo, the political director at People for the American Way, she did not know how to turn her filter off.

16-Year Old Student In The Philippines Has Been 3D Printing Face Shields For Doctors
3D printing might have been viewed as a somewhat novel piece of technology, but in the recent months, 3D printing seems to have seen a massive boost in popularity, (no) thanks to the coronavirus outbreak which has left hospitals and healthcare workers around the world short on protective equipment like face shields.

Select 2018 LG TVs Will Be Getting HomeKit And AirPlay 2 Support
Last year, LG announced that they would be bringing AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its 2019 smart TVs. However, the company stated that only its 2019 models (and presumably beyond) would be on the receiving end of those new features, which pretty much meant that its older models would not be getting it.

Google’s AI Can Transform Your Photos Into The Style Of Famous Artists
Each artist has their own distinct style. This is what makes art in general unique, although in the art world, there are certain styles that seem to be more popular than others. Of course, not all of us are able to mimic the styles of another artist, but Google wants to help with a new feature they’re introducing in its Arts & Culture app.

Google Releases Mobile Location Data To Show Who’s Complying With Stay-At-Home Orders
Right now, governments around the world have implemented stay-at-home orders. These orders vary in degrees where for some, it is a complete lockdown, while others still allow some movement for essential services and to make grocery runs. However, despite these measures, there are still individuals out there who aren’t taking this seriously.

HBO Just Made A Bunch Of Its Show Free To Stream, No Subscription Required
Now that many of us are stuck at home in a bid to socially distance ourselves to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, it means that we need to start seeking out alternative forms of entertainment. Streaming services do come to mind, although this means that we would have to pay for it.

Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro Comes With A Hardware Microphone Disconnect Feature
With our laptops and smartphones and tablets sporting built-in microphones and cameras, there is a bit of concern that these features could be used to spy on us. Apple tried to resolve that problem with its laptops back in 2018, where they introduced a disconnect feature in its MacBooks that disabled the microphone when the laptop’s lid was closed.

Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Produces Enough Antibodies To Fight Off The Virus
Right now the race is on to find a vaccine for the coronavirus outbreak that has impacted the world. Unfortunately, there is no known vaccine in the market yet, but there have been great efforts made by companies in which some potential vaccines have already been sent for human trials.

Facebook Messenger Desktop App Now Available On Windows And Mac
With all the heat that Zoom is facing these days over its privacy and security practices, if you’re uncomfortable using the company’s video conferencing services, we totally get it. If you’re after an alternative, it seems that Facebook Messenger could be worth checking out (although Facebook is no stranger to privacy controversies).

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