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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Garmin fēnix 5S Plus, 5 Plus and 5X Plus multisport GPS watches with maps and music announced

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Garmin has announced fēnix 5S series of multisport GPS watches –5S Plus, 5 Plus and 5X Plus with built-in routable topographical maps, storage for music playlists, Garmin Pay contactless payment solution and wrist-based Pulse Oximeter for altitude acclimation awareness. These rugged watches  range in size from 42-51mm and all boast a bright, sunlight readable display. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5cbRHUNDkc It has wrist-based heart rate and all of the multisport and smart connectivity features of the previous fēnix 5 models, in addition these also include built-in map data optimized for at-a-glance navigation and location tracking. These maps can be used with the round-trip course creator that allows runners and cyclists to enter a distance they would like to run or ride, then select a route from a list of appropriate courses to choose from. These have sophisticated training features to help monitor form and performance. Training status automatically evaluates recent exercise history to let users know if they’re overtraining, maintaining or peaking. These are Connect IQ compatible, so users customize their watch with widgets, data fields, watch faces and apps. When paired with a compatible smartphone, users can get call, text and email notifications right on their wrist. These feature multi-network satellite reception, now including Galileo to track in more challenging ...


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Google will fix Home and Chromecast bug that reveals user’s location

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Google is planning on fixing a bug on Chromecast TV streaming stick and Home that reveals user’s location. This bug lets a website collect precise user location data, according to a report from security reporter Brian Krebs. This bug exploits a loophole in Google’s systems to cross-check a list of nearby wireless networks with Google’s precise geolocation look-up services. By using the location gained by the nearby Wi-Fi networks through a Google Home or Chromecast, malicious websites can triangulate a user’s location. Since these devices barely need any authentication from third parties to receive data on local networks, they exploit the generous permissions to collect any sensitive data. https://youtu.be/ESS_D6P26zQ It is common for Web sites to keep a record of the numeric Internet Protocol (IP) address of all visitors, and these addresses can be used in combination with online geolocation to glean information about each visitor’s hometown or region. However, this type of location information is often quite imprecise. This is typically not the case with Google’s geolocation data, which includes comprehensive maps of wireless network names around the world, linking each individual Wi-Fi network to a corresponding physical location. This gives Google an advantage to determine a user’s location to within a few feet by triangulating the user between several nearby mapped Wi-Fi ...


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Dropbox will now let you preview file types without having to download

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Dropbox today is introducing new previews capabilities and the company says that previews generate more than 300 million views every month and this adds up to a lot of time saved by eliminating the need for downloading. Now you can quickly preview the file and stay in your workflow. It also lets allows you to access and view DWG files on mobile and web. Users can also provide feedback on the file, even if they don’t have the AutoCAD app installed. This is also available for Dropbox Professional, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education customers. Furthermore, you can view EPUB files on mobile and web without needing to download them or install an eReading app. Lastly, viewing MXF file in Dropbox is also possible and it is available for Dropbox Professional, Advanced, Enterprise, and Education users. PDF and PowerPoint preview enhancements are also possible. Dropbox says that with previews, you can share your work, collaborate with colleagues, and easily coordinate client reviews. It also lets you annotate and comment directly on file previews. It also lets you manage larger, more complex files, coordinating projects with many reviewers, integrating with more platforms and applications, providing one source of truth for post-creation work. Source


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Google India announces training network for journalists to raise awareness and share new tools to fight fake news

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Google India just announced the launch of an extensive training network for journalists in India as a part of  Google News Initiative. With this it aims to raise awareness against misinformation and provide new tools to journalists in their fight against fake news. This will provide training to 8000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the next one year. For this, the Network will select 200 journalists from cities across India, who will hone their skills in verification and training during 5-day train-the-trainer boot camps that will be organised for English and six other Indian languages. This network of certified trainers will train more journalists at 2-day, 1-day and half-day workshops organised by the Network. Training workshops will be conducted in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Kannada in cities across India. "The focus of the training will be fact-checking, online verification and digital hygiene for journalists, using a curriculum built by experts from First Draft, Storyful, AltNews, BoomLive, Factchecker.in, and DataLeads," said Google Language Date Location Application deadline English July 30 - August 3 Gurugram July 5 Hindi August 20 -24 Gurugram July 15 Kannada August 27 - 31 Bengaluru July 15 Tamil September 17 - 22 Chennai July 15 Telugu November 19 - 22 Hyderabad September 15 Marathi December 3 - 7 Mumbai September 15 Bengali January 15 -19 Kolkata September 15 Newsroom, press club or journalism collegees interested in joining and ...


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Apple iOS 12 will now securely share emergency location with 911

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Starting iOS 12, iPhone users in the U.S. will be able to automatically and securely share their location data with first responders. This provides faster and more accurate information to help reduce emergency response times. Since more than 80% of 911 calls, today come from mobile devices, this move is indeed smart. Since landline-era infrastructure is outdated for 911 centers to quickly and accurately obtain a mobile caller’s location, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location) in 2015, which estimates a mobile 911 caller’s location using cell towers and on-device data sources like GPS and WiFi Access Points. Today it announced that it would also use emergency technology company RapidSOS’s Internet Protocol-based data pipeline to quickly and securely share HELO location data with 911 centers, improving response time during an emergency. The RapidSOS’s system will deliver the emergency location data of iOS users by integrating with many 911 centers’ existing software, which relies on industry-standard protocols. The company is also focusing on privacy, user data cannot be used for any non-emergency purpose, and only the responding 911 center will have access to the user’s location during an emergency call. The FCC requires carriers to locate callers to within 50 meters at least 80% of ...


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Monday, June 18, 2018

New update for Samsung Galaxy A6 and Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro installs June patches

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Galaxy-A6

Smartphone vendors tend to prioritize newer devices when it comes to software updates and while this is partly true for Samsung, it is not always the case. For instance, the company is now rolling out the same update to two devices that are a year apart – the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy J7 Pro.

The former saw the light a few weeks ago while the latter was unveiled in July 2017, however, both handsets are now being treated to this month’s Android security patches. The Galaxy A6 update brings software version A600GNUBU1ARE2 while the J7 Pro is receiving an update with software version J730GMDXU3ARF2.

The updates are rolling out over the air and will take time before all Galaxy A6 and J7 Pro units get the OTA download notification. You can wait or check the update via Settings > About phone > System update and download the update manually.

For future news on Galaxy A6 and Galaxy J7 Pro software updates, keep an eye on the pages below.

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