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apple card launches in the us, adds uber to 3 percent cash back list

Apple Card: Now will the masses embrace mobile payment?Apple’s upcoming credit card relies on the iPhone and offers rewards for contactless payments. Jason Perlow and Jason Cipriani debate if that’s enough for mass mobile payment adoption. Read more: https://zd.net/2xqKX9TMust-see offer Apple Card is here Learn how to apply.Read MoreAfter launching earlier this month through an invite program, anyone in the US can now apply for an Apple Card, Apple's mainly digital credit card. If you want to a...

citrix managed desktops moves into general availability

Citrix Managed Desktops will be generally available on August 26, Citrix said Tuesday. The desktop-as-a-service offering simplifies the delivery of Microsoft Windows apps and desktops from Microsoft Azure to devices. Compared with Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Managed Desktop is designed to offer a "turnkey service" for any organization, regardless of their size or IT expertise. Customers can provision Windows-based applications and desktops from the cloud to any device, and the serv...

dorm food: delivery robots coming to 100 college campuses

The robot delivery wars are officially shifting into hyper-drive. Today, Starship Technologies, which makes a six-wheeled bot for autonomous delivery, is announcing $40 million in Series A funding. The raise brings Starship's total allocation to $85 million. That's a drop in the bucket compared to behemoth Amazon, which has dived headlong into its own delivery robotics program. Amazon just rolled out a handful of robots on the streets of California, marking the company's second robot delivery t...

raspberry pi gets mit's scratch 3 programming language for raspbian

A guide to Raspberry Pi in 60 secondsThe potential of this fully functional, ridiculously inexpensive little computer is limited only by your imagination. It's not too late to join the Raspberry Pi bandwagon.Scratch 3.0, a visual language programming language from MIT Media Lab, can now run on the official Raspberry Pi operating system, Raspbian. But you'll probably need a Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB of RAM to try it. DeveloperEver since Scratch 3 was released this January, a team at the Raspberry ...

windows 10 edge gets autoplay block but users also want to hide bing bar

Microsoft adds 'Tracking Prevention' feature to EdgeMicrosoft testing a Firefox-like tracking protection feature for Edge.Microsoft is taking feedback from users about what new features to include in its under-development Chromium-based Edge browser. The company has now outlined what's coming up in the next few months and what users want. Windows 10Microsoft has already added obvious features like a dark mode, privacy settings and Azure Active Directory syncing to its new browser.It's also outl...

vulnerabilities in google nest cam iq can be used to hijack the camera, leak data

Google wants to take the smart out of the smart homeZDNet's Chris Matyszczyk claims that there’s nothing worse than living with someone -- or something -- that’s too clever by half. Read more: https://zd.net/2YIFUklThe Google Nest Cam IQ Indoor camera contained a plethora of security vulnerabilities which could be used to hijack or disrupt the device. On Monday, Lilith Wyatt and Claudio Bozzato from the Cisco Talos research team said a set of major vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ, one of a s...

iphone warning: apple blunder spawns new jailbreak, security threats

Apple cancels Siri's grading program that pried on private conversationsQuality control frequently comes across recordings which should not have existed in the first place.A rare pubic jailbreak for the most up-to-date version of iOS is circulating online after it was found that the recently released iOS 12.4 undid a patch in iOS 12.3. AppleResearchers warn users to be cautious about installing apps from the App Store until Apple releases a patch.SEE: 10 tips for new cybersecurity pros (free PD...

three switches on 5g service, takes a different approach to rival mobile networks

As 5G arrives, let's recap some key facts about 4GSweden was first to roll out 4G but the nation's mobile speeds have now been eclipsed by countries that import their network gear. Read more: https://zd.net/31tSlPuThree has switched on its 5G service, but at launch is only offering a fixed broadband service for home users – unlike its rivals, who are offering the high-speed service direct to smartphone users.techrepublic The race to 5G: Inside the fight for the future of mobile as we know it Wh...

why us has lost to russia in these top coding trials for almost a decade

Study compares computer-science students from four countries, US ranks topDespite starting computer-science degrees with high skills in math and science, students in China and Russia don't end up as good as their US counterparts.It may be summer in Russia, but the country's brightest students have no time to relax.FeaturedIn June next year, Moscow will host one of the most prestigious coding competitions for universities, ICPC, and one of Russia's teams hopes to win again for the country, for t...

as brexit looms, this is how much uk tech companies rely on europe

And now what? For the UK tech sector, Brexit extension means more uncertaintyA new 'Brextension' delays the UK leaving the European Union until October. But the continued uncertainty around Brexit is leaving many in the technology industry confused, frustrated - and losing out on business.Nearly half of exports from the UK's digital sector go to the European Union, according to new government figures.The new data shows how closely connected the UK's growing tech ecosystem is to the European mar...

adult website data leak connected private users to content uploads

Inside Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations reportZDNet's Larry Dignan tells TechRepublic's Karen Roby that the contents of Verizon's 2019 Data breach Investigations report finds that nation states and espionage are becoming a worry for businesses. Read more: https://zd.net/2WtkXFNAn adult content-sharing website exposed user data and left them vulnerable to a range of attacks, researchers say. On Monday, vpnMentor's research team, led by cybersecurity professionals Noam Rotem and Ran Loca...

installing five flavours of linux on my new laptop: one month on, here's what i've learned

What's holding the Linux desktop back?Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren't happy with each other.It's been a month since I wrote about getting a new HP Pavilion 14 laptop and loading Linux on it. My experience with it so far has been extremely good – it has done exactly what I wanted, I haven't had any trouble with it, I have used it, traveled with it, updated all of the various Linux distributions I loaded on it...

dell latitude 7400 2-in-1: a shiny business laptop with a few tricks review

Pros✓Metal body ✓Ports aplenty ✓Battery lifeCons✕Display ✕Not the battery you were told about ✕Flaky fingerprint readerDell's Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a 14-inch laptop that is best described as a convertible, in that, the keyboard folds around behind the display, rather than detaching. This definition of the machine is offered because Dell also offers a 7200 2-in-1 that has a detachable keyboard, and they are far from the same style of device. See the video review: Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1The 7...

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