Day: April 29, 2020

86% of Companies Report Network Disruption Amid Remote Work Shift

Nearly two-thirds say disruptions were at least moderate in severity, and more have seen VPN connectivity issues as employees work from home. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Apple chucks $3 at iPhone users for killing FaceTime on iOS 6 because it didn’t want to pay connectivity charges

Millions to go to lawyers after legal brouhaha ends in settlement Apple has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by folks upset that the iGiant broke FaceTime overnight on their iPhones. The settlement amounts to about five bucks a device, meaning the Cupertino giant almost certainly made a net profit in the process.… …read…

Facebook Apps Now Used Monthly By More Than 3 Billion People

Facebook today reported earnings for its first fiscal quarter of 2020, including revenue of $17.74 billion, and net income of $4.9 billion, compared to revenue of $15.1 billion, and net income of $2.43 billion billion in Q1 2019. Year-over-year revenue is up 17%. From a report: In a call with analysts after the close of…

Best Buy laptop deals: Save up to $250 on midrange models – CNET

Save on laptops from Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Microsoft. …read more Source:: CNet

Tesla Q1 2020 investor report: Hot damn, the Big T is still profitable! – CNET

Despite a number of challenges that worked against the electric car giant during the early part of 2020, Tesla was still able to turn a profit for the first time in a first quarter. …read more Source:: CNet

Fedora 32 released with Lenovo support

The latest version of Red Hat’s community Linux distro is out, and it’s a good one. And, soon, Lenovo will ship Fedora-based ThinkPads. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Be a Mother’s Day hero: Save 20% on photo restoration software and fix your mom’s photos – CNET

This AI-powered photo editing software can bring out hidden color and detail in old scanned prints, slides and documents. …read more Source:: CNet

Qualcomm expects a steep drop in phone shipments as coronavirus hurts demand – CNET

The company warned that phone sales will be hurt by the pandemic. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple Will Make It Easier To Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Face Mask

Face ID was a great idea — until large swathes of the world were forced to wear face masks, rendering it largely useless. Apple has apparently heard our pain. From a report: Users are reporting a subtle new feature in the latest developer version of iOS 13.5 that will make it easier to unlock your…

Trump Administration Lists Some of Amazon’s Foreign Websites as ‘Notorious’ Counterfeit Markets

The Trump administration Wednesday included Amazon’s foreign websites in Canada, the U.K., Germany, France and India in its annual report on “notorious markets” for counterfeit foreign goods, the first time a U.S. company’s overseas operations have been listed. From a report: The inclusion does not carry any penalty, other than the embarrassment for Amazon of…