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Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg The only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.First of all, it’s true that location services are integrated into Google Play and that Google actively encourages developers to use Google Play services, rather than the open-source location APIs that are part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

Apple release new free OS update for Mac – hello Siri!

Apple release new free OS update for Mac – hello Siri! Deemed macOS Sierra, the free update includes Siri’s intelligent and helpful features that all iPhone and iPad users will be familiar with, in addition to some unique features designed for the desktop.Some of the things you can order your cherry servant Siri to do include help send messages and email, find documents, look up information, search your photo library, adjust system preferences and more.

Can you abuse technology? It definitely works the other way around!

Can you abuse technology? It definitely works the other way around! Isn’t good behaviour self-evident, a reward in itself and part of building character?We can at least conclude that verbal abuse of technology doesn’t make you a better person.

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

Apple's iOS 10.3 brings cricket support for Siri and a way to find your lost AirPods

Apple's iOS 10.3 brings cricket support for Siri and a way to find your lost AirPods The latest iOS 10 beta update, 10.The new feature makes Apple's intent in its fastest-growing market very clear.

Siri now predicts the winner of Super Bowl LI

Siri now predicts the winner of Super Bowl LI If you want to brush up on the Super Bowl this week, Siri's got your back.From logistical questions about this Sunday's upcoming game to information about Tom Brady's college team, asking Siri Super Bowl-specific questions will now get you proper answers, as opposed to the usual list of search results.

Microsoft's guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 will do nothing to reverse sales decline

Microsoft's guidance for Windows PCs in 2017 will do nothing to reverse sales decline As the image below shows, Microsoft wants OEMs to build devices that focus on three hero features — Windows Hello, Cortana, and Windows Ink.The problem with positioning Windows Hello as a major hero feature is it “improves” a relatively minor facet of device usage.

Siri has some fresh thoughts on love just in time for Valentine's Day

Siri has some fresh thoughts on love just in time for Valentine's Day If you're the kind of person who likes to talk love on Valentine's Day, you can now stop annoying your Valentine's Day-hating peers (we know they're out there).Apple has equipped Siri with some custom answers to Valentine's Day queries, from booking a romantic restaurant or choosing an appropriately saccharine playlist.

Siri will pretend to be the Batcomputer if you say this word

Siri will pretend to be the Batcomputer if you say this word The gimmick works if you say "Hey 'Puter" or "Hey Computer" (gravely Will Arnett voice not required).When you do, Siri will respond with a handful of Batman-appropriate responses like, "How can I help you, Lego Batman" and "Welcome home, sir.

New low-power chips could put voice control everywhere

New low-power chips could put voice control everywhere But this is just the start for smart devices — and a new breakthrough from MIT researchers could make it even easier to include voice command systems in everyday electronics.The MIT chip requires between 0.

Awesome iOS Easter Egg Turn Siri Into Lego Batman's Computer

Awesome iOS Easter Egg Turn Siri Into Lego Batman's Computer Just open your conversation like Lego Batman would — by snarling “Hey, ‘puter” or “Hey, computer” and Siri will start playing her part in response.She’ll reply with a “How can I help you, Lego Batman?

Twitter user finds how much info you can glean from a locked phone

Twitter user finds how much info you can glean from a locked phone Why it matters to you Think a locked iPhone is safe from prying eyes and ears?You'll want to change your settings after reading what this Twitter user discovered.

Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition

Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition Amazon's Alexa could soon be a lot smarter.Such a feature could be used to prevent others in the house from making purchases or using voice commands.

Japan's biggest messenger is taking on Amazon's Alexa

Japan's biggest messenger is taking on Amazon's Alexa Amazon's Alexa may be up against big competition.The new assistant is called Clova, and will be entirely voice-based.

RIP Siri? You can use Alexa in Amazon's app now, and it's really smart

RIP Siri? You can use Alexa in Amazon's app now, and it's really smart You can now talk to Alexa via Amazon's official shopping app.It works well and will be instantly familiar to anyone who owns an Echo device—Amazon's popular brand of A.

Siri keeps sending people looking for escorts to an esports bar

Siri keeps sending people looking for escorts to an esports bar An owner of an esports bar in Toronto says that his establishment has been getting some pretty odd calls recently, and he's pointing the blame at Siri.Alvin Acyapan, co-owner of the bar Meltdown Toronto, says that if you ask Siri to locate a sex worker in the Toronto area, it will suggest their bar.

'She's not waking up:' Boy saves mom using Siri to call ambulance

'She's not waking up:' Boy saves mom using Siri to call ambulance A little voice came on the phone and introduced himself as Roman.The four-year-old boy had touched his mom's thumb to her phone and used Siri to call for an ambulance.

Don't fall for this Siri 'challenge' from your terrible Twitter friends

Don't fall for this Siri 'challenge' from your terrible Twitter friends Please, everyone: don't ever, EVER just blindly follow directions from randos you follow on Twitter.Certain groups on the social network (read: teens) have tweeted this month to encourage followers with iPhones to give Siri a simple numerical command, "108," and wait to see what happens next.

Siri could one day respond to your voice — and your voice alone

Siri could one day respond to your voice — and your voice alone In essence, you could set a vocal password featuring an audio footprint, a sort of Voice Biometrics, and only be able to access your phone (or tell Siri what to do) if you’re … you.That means that just about anyone could tell Siri what to do, which could be a problem.