How to control your app permissions

It’s 10 PM. Do you know what your apps are doing? Keep an eye on your apps. Rami Al-zayat/Unsplash Your smartphone wouldn’t be all that useful without all the apps you’ve downloaded. Even when you’re not actively poking around within a program, it can run in the background—updating your location, checking your email, or playing music—to… Please follow and like us:

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Microsoft replacing Skype for Business with Teams

SEATTLE — Microsoft is ending Skype’s foray into business communications, packaging its communications tools into Microsoft Teams, the company’s challenge to workplace collaboration startup Slack. Skype for Business, the company’s voice and video-chat software, will be replaced in Microsoft’s Office 365 bundle by Teams, Microsoft said Monday at Ignite, its annual conference for business-technology buyers. The… Please follow and like us:

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Is the Silicon Valley Bubble About To Pop?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. As Facebook’s shares hit a record high, CEO Mark Zuckerburg will be patting himself on the back for bucking the trend and outperforming financial projections for eight consecutive quarters. Meanwhile, many of his competitors are worried—and they should be. While Evan Spiegel, 27-year-old CEO… Please follow and like us:

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Google Uncovers, Blocks Malware Possibly Used To Spy On Android Users

A team of security researchers at Google discovered and blocked a new family of Android malware developed by a cyber arms company that may have its roots in state-sponsored spying efforts. The malware—known as Lipizzan—contained references within its code to an Israeli tech firm called Equus Technologies, which offers “tailor made innovative solutions for law enforcement,… Please follow and like us:

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Snapchat Acquires AR-Based Location Intellectual Property

Snap Inc. launched the Snap Map on June 21. The feature will let users see their friends on a map in the app. “With the Snap Map, you can view Snaps of sporting events, celebrations, breaking news, and more from all across the world. If you and a friend follow one another, you can share your… Please follow and like us:

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Snapchat Suit Moving To Federal Court, Former Snap Employee Seeks Protections

The lawsuit against Snap Inc. by a former employee is moving to federal court a complaint filed in California showed Tuesday. The case filed by a former Snap employee Anthony Pompliano, was originally brought against Snap in January in a state court. Pompliano says Snap falsified user engagement numbers to potential investors and others prior to… Please follow and like us:

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Tech Bubble Not Bursting (Yet)

If the most enduring cliché about Silicon Valley is that of the 20-something impresario who claims his Uber-for-dry-cleaning app is making the world a better place, then a close second is that of the whole industry as a giant bubble about to burst. That bubble, in the popular imagination, is inflated by investors on Wall Street… Please follow and like us:

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Trading Diary: Dull stock market action, heady IPO games

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2017 – We’re back, albeit briefly. Aside from that surprise rally Tuesday and the equally surprising market reversal Wednesday afternoon, stocks still seem stuck in their sideways pattern, which has yet to resolve. As a result, most of our activities have involved taking advantage of (or not) the random IPO offerings that our… Please follow and like us:

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Trading Diary: Snapchat (SNAP) in Facebook’s cross-hairs

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2017 – Stocks continue to shuffle back and forth in a sideways correction of the Trump Rally that has begun to get a little boring lately. That’s because in this kind of environment, any stock that you buy will likely go down. At the same time, however, any stock you give up on… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Rally steps back after Wednesday’s massive Wall Street celebration

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2017 – After yesterday’s post-Presidential Address party on Wall Street, more sober (or hung-over) heads prevailed Thursday morning as many stocks, particularly in the financial arena, decided to pull back a bit. On the flip side, the controversial IPO of Snap, Inc. (symbol: SNAP)-the official corporate name for the popular Snapchat app and… Please follow and like us:

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