NYT:🤦‍♂️ Apple Slow to React to Facetime ‘Listen in’ Bug

On Jan. 19, a 14-year-old in Arizona made an unexpected discovery: Using FaceTime, he could eavesdrop on his friend’s phone before his friend had even answered the call.

More than a week would pass before Apple would disable Group FaceTime and work to correct the issue, and, then, only after a separate developer report documenting the flaw went viral.

via NYT

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Facebook to integrate Whatsapp & Messenger

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging platforms, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

The three services would remain separate apps, but their infrastructure behind the scenes would be the same.
The move is expected to have an impact on the billions of people who use the tools, allowing Facebook to build a single user profile across the different apps to better target ads.

via CNN Business

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Gmail new features: Undo, Strikethrough and more

Coming soon to now arriving in your Gmail Inbox:

  • Strikethrough
  • Undo/Redo
  • Save email as file (.eml format)

These small but welcome upgrades, currently rolling out to g-suite users, are expected to hit the rest of us in the coming weeks.

 

Win10 Emoji Keyboard

Still half a year away from World Emoji Day (yes, it’s a thing), but I’m overdue an Emoji post, so…

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In Windows 10, you can insert an emoji with the flick of key:
Press Windows Key (windowsLogoKey) + . (period) then select emoji or type to filter the displayed selection. For example;

windowsLogoKey + . , Q

for  🙋‍♀️question, 🦆quail, or 🌜quarter moon.

Cheers!

quincy

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Happy New Year 2019

 

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By now, I am likely suffering the ill effects of an Egg Nog induced coma, so in my cognitive absence, I present the most read posts from the year. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

and because nothing cures a New Year’s hangover better than an AskQ post!

Most Read ASKQ Posts: 2018

Disney’s new streaming service, “Disney+”

Let us hope + works out better for Disney than it did for Google

Disney+ will launch in “late” 2019 — which makes sense, as that’s right around the time Disney’s remaining contractual ties with Netflix come to an end.

Disney also dropped news about two new series:

  • An as-of-yet unnamed live-action Star Wars series about Rogue One’s Cassian Andor, with Diego Luna returning for the role. It is set to take place prior to Rogue One. This, of course, is in addition to The Mandalorian, the series Jon Favreau is making for the service.
  • An unnamed live-action Marvel universe series focusing on Loki. Tom Hiddleston will return to the role.

reposted from: TechCrunch

Google+: “I’m not quite dead, yet”

To poorly paraphrase M. Twain, “reports of Google+’ demise are exaggerated.”

Although the consumer product is at death’s door, the enterprise version will continue on and is being improved. G Suite users of Google+ will soon be able to tag content, and admins will be able to better moderate, promote and review post metrics.

More at TechCrunch

Cheers!

quincy

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