Apple to crack down on tracking iPhone users in…

Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people

Apple Launches Limited-Edition ‘Black Unity…

Apple Launches Limited-Edition , ‘Black Unity Collection’ , Apple Watch. The watch is being launched for Black History Month. The colors are meant to embody the Pan-African flag. The watch can be purchased for $399. The band can be bought separately for $49. Apple says proceeds of this product launch will be "supporting six global organizations.". Some of those organizations include the Black Lives Matter Support Fund, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and European Network Against Racism. The watch will go on sale Feb. 1 at Apple and Target. . It will only be available through February, but the band will be available all year. The Unity watch face, as part of watchOS 7.3, will be available Jan. 26

Warning for iPhone Users: Update Your OS Right…

Apple products are known for being fairly resistant to security issues. But on Tuesday, the company released a handful of new security patches, part of its new iOS 14.4 software, and the company is now strongly encouraging its iPhone and iPad customers to update to the new OS ASAP....

Regulator says Australia must address Google ad…

Australia’s competition watchdog says a lack of competition for Google and a lack of transparency in the digital advertising supply chain need to be addressed because they are impacting publishers, advertisers and consumers

YouTube Delivers Bad News to Trump, Giuliani

If former President Trump had hoped to get one of his online megaphones back soon, he might have to cross YouTube off his list. As the last major social-media platform to suspend the former president, six days after the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the site extended that ban last...

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Twitter Launches 'Birdwatch' To Combat…

Twitter Launches 'Birdwatch' To Combat Misinformation. The social media platform unveiled the new feature on Monday. Birdwatch allows people to identify information in Tweets they believe is misleading or false, and write notes that provide informative context, Keith Coleman, Twitter Vice President of Product, via NBC News. We believe this approach has the potential to respond quickly when misleading information spreads, adding context that people trust and find valuable, Keith Coleman, Twitter Vice President of Product, via NBC News. Birdwatch will initially be available to a small number of users as a separate section of the platform. But the company states that “eventually we aim to make notes visible directly on Tweets for the global Twitter audience, ...". "... when there is consensus from a broad and diverse set of contributors.”. Twitter's aim is for a community of "Birdwatchers" that assist in moderating tweets. We know this might be messy and have problems at times, but we believe this is a model worth trying, Keith Coleman, Twitter Vice President of Product, via NBC News

Reddit's WallStreetBets Sets Sights on Other…

Taking a look at the wild ride of Gamestop this week as shares of the company continue to soar, building on massive gains from earlier in the week. The vigilante day-traders of Reddit's WallStreetBets forum are continuing their efforts to thwart Wall Street stalwarts by buying up stocks that hedge funds were short-selling. Zach Abraham of Bulwark Capital Management joined Cheddar to discuss the new wild trend.

Apple posts big quarter on fast sales start for…

Apple’s delayed launch of its latest iPhones unleashed a holiday buying frenzy that propelled sales of the trendsetting company’s most popular product to its fastest start in years

Google Threatens to Shut Down Its Search Engine…

Google Threatens to Shut Down Its Search Engine in Australia. The company’s threat comes as the country drafts legislation that would benefit the news media if it becomes law. . Google’s main issue with the proposal is that it “would require payments simply for links and snippets just to news results in Search.”. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to Google’s warning at a press conference on Friday. Australia makes our rules for things you can do in Australia … we don't respond to threats, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, via press conference. Google has proposed changes to the code, including the expansion of its program, News Showcase, which aims to pay publishers more than $1 billion over the next three years

Elon Musk Adds Fuel to the GameStop Fire

It's "a head-scratching David and Goliath story," as the AP puts it, and Elon Musk on Tuesday lobbed a rock in the giant's direction. Musk tweeted a single word, "Gamestonk!!"—and it was enough to send GameStop's share price temporarily over the $200 mark in after-hours trading. This after the...

Facebook Q4 results soar; Zuckerberg hits Apple…

Facebook capped a tumultuous 2020 with soaring earnings in the year's final quarter

East Coast Hit With Internet Trouble

Balky internet service prevented users on the East Coast from loading the software they use to learn and work on Tuesday morning. Google, Zoom, YouTube, and Slack were among the services affected, the Washington Post reports. The source of the problem was unclear, but clues pointed to Verizon, which said...

Netflix's Shuffle Play Feature Will Officially…

Netflix's Shuffle Play Feature Will Officially Launch This Year. According to 'Variety,' the streaming service announced that the new feature will launch in the first half of 2021. "Shuffle Play" was tested on the platform last year. It works by playing random content based on your viewing history. According to Greg Peters, Netflix's COO and chief product officer, . "Shuffle Play" will help users to "indicate to us that they just want to skip browsing entirely, click one button and we’ll pick a title for them just to instantly play.". Netflix intends to come up with a new name for the feature. We’re going to come up with something better than that, so stand by for this. You’ll see it when it rolls out, Greg Peters, Netflix's COO and chief product officer, via statement

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Deep Dive Into the Complex Community of…

Cheddar's Kristen Scholer and Jill Wagner break down the complex community of the subreddit "WallStreetBets," and how it has willed GameStop stock to improbable heights.

Tesla posts 1st annual profit but misses analysts…

Riding a sales surge amid a global pandemic, Tesla Inc. posted its first annual net profit last year as its stock soared to make it the world’s most valuable automaker

Twitter Resets @POTUS Account for President Joe…

Twitter Resets @POTUS Account for President Joe Biden . When Donald Trump became president, he inherited President Barack Obama's Twitter followers via the official government account. This time around, Twitter has decided not to transfer the previous administration's followers to Joe Biden. Instead, those who follow “relevant Biden and Harris accounts” will be notified that they can follow @POTUS and @VP. In addition, @PresElectBiden has become @POTUS, @FLOTUSBiden has become @FLOTUS and @SenKamalaHarris has become @VP. A new account for Harris' husband, @SecondGentleman, is also live. Trump's official government account will be archived as @POTUS45. Twitter maintains that the new protocol gives users the choice to follow the new accounts. President Biden's digital director, Rob Flaherty, says the follower reset is "Absolutely, profoundly insufficient.". Facebook and Instagram intend to transfer all 11 million White House followers to the Biden administration. Less than an hour after being sworn in, Biden posted his first tweet

Facebook's Trump Suspension Goes to Oversight…

Facebook has defended its decision, made after the attack on the US Capitol, to not allow former President Trump on its platforms indefinitely. "We believe our decision was necessary and right," a Facebook blog post said. But the company has sent the issue to its new Oversight Board for a...

New supercomputer in Wyoming to rank among…

A new supercomputer in Wyoming will rank among the fastest in the world

Vaccine Rollout Gets a New Corporate Volunteer

A popular meme invokes the idea of training Amazon delivery drivers to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in order to roll it out as quickly as possible—and that may turn out to be not far from the truth, as Amazon sent President Biden a letter on Inauguration Day offering to...

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced

'New Pokémon Snap' Release Date Announced. The highly-anticipated game will be released on Nintendo Switch on April 30, 2021. In 'New Pokémon Snap,' players will be a photographer on an ecological survey in the Lental region. As you zoom around in a self-driving vehicle taking pictures of Pokémon, . Lental region expert Professor Mirror will evaluate your snaps as part of your score. You can also interact with Pokémon by throwing them Fluffruit. The original 'Pokémon Snap' game was released in 1999 for Nintendo 64. Pokémon is also celebrating its 25th anniversary

A First Look At Virgin Hyperloop's Vision For The…

Sara Luchian, Director, Passenger Experience at Virgin Hyperloop joins Cheddar to discuss the company's vision for the future of travel.

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Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads

Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been “actively exploited” by hackers

YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days

YouTube Suspends Trump for at Least 7 Days. The video-sharing platform is the latest to ban the president after a mob of Trump extremists stormed the Capitol last week. After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies. , YouTube, via statement. It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days, YouTube, via statement. The specific content that violated YouTube's policies was not specified. The company also said that it would be "indefinitely disabling comments" on the account. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have also suspended Trump's accounts. In response to the censorship, Trump said the tech companies' actions were a "horrible thing for our country and to our country."

Biden Takes Control of @POTUS Account

The Biden-Harris Administration is now Twitter official. In addition to being sworn into office Wednesday, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took control of the @POTUS and @VP Twitter handles, NPR reports. “Once the official oath of office is completed, you’ll notice the transition of official administration Twitter...