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Cryptocurrency Is Having a Bad Time Right Now

Cryptocurrency has been heralded by some as the future of digital payments, without the overhead of a central bank or government. However, at least some overhead might be needed, if the past few weeks have been any indication. The current chain of events started with the collapse of FTX, a company that operated one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in ...

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Roku Made a $19 Streaming Device Just for Black Friday

Roku sells some of the best streaming devices around, and each year, the company teams up with Walmart on a limited-edition player for the Black Friday shopping season. Sure enough, the company just revealed a $19 streaming device you can buy now. Roku announced a new streaming player, the Roku Premiere, which is available exclusively at Walmart “while supplies last.” ...

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SwiftKey for iPhone and iPad Won’t Die After All

SwiftKey is a popular third-party keyboard for Android, iPhone, and iPad, acquired by Microsoft in 2016. The company said in September that the iPhone and iPad versions were going away, but Microsoft has now reversed course. Back in September, Microsoft confirmed in a statement to ZDNet that SwiftKey for iPad and iPhone would be pulled from the App Store on ...

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Windows 11’s Start Menu Will Now Recommend Websites

Microsoft overhauled the Start Menu in Windows 11, giving it a new center-aligned grid design and better organization. There’s another change on the way: suggested links to websites. Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25247 to the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider program. It includes some of the changes we’ve seen in other testing channels, like a ...

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GitHub’s Copilot Takes the Keyboard Out of Coding

It seems that Microsoft’s love for accessibility is trickling down to GitHub. In a surprise announcement, GitHub says that it’s testing a hands-free coding feature for its Copilot software. In time, a simple “Hey, GitHub” voice command will let you write, edit, and navigate code without a keyboard. This experimental feature is exclusive to Copilot, an AI-assisted coding software that ...

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Switching Between Facebook and Instagram Will Be Easier Soon

Meta has been making active attempts to bring its three social media platforms — Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp — closer together for years. The latest step in that direction is a new, unified login screen that lets you seamlessly switch between different platforms. Facebook and Instagram currently each have their own login screen — after all, even though accounts between ...

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Windows 11 22H2 Can Help Protect You From Phishing Attacks

Phishing has been the main driver behind most big security breaches over the past few weeks, including LastPass, Uber, and Rockstar Games. While steering safe from phishing involves a lot of common sense, there are ways for tech to help you, such as a new feature in Windows SmartScreen. Microsoft has announced a new feature for Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, called “Enhanced ...

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LibreOffice Is Now Available on the Mac App Store

LibreOffice is a popular free and open-source office suite, with alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It has been available on Mac since the first release, but now there’s an official version in the Mac App Store. LibreOffice was already available on the Mac App Store, but it was a modified build published by Collabora, a company that creates enterprise ...

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Proton Drive is a Privacy-First Google Drive Alternative

Proton Mail got its start in 2014 as an end-to-end encrypted email service, but Proton has since branched out into other, non-email ventures — still keeping the same privacy and security focus in mind. Now, the company has launched its latest service: Proton Drive. Proton Drive was first introduced as a public beta in late 2020. Through that beta, the ...

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