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Suddenly, «Kateryna» — is coming. Ukraine has launched an app to protect women from «idiots»

News Software 06-14-2024 at 16:29 comment
The program with the beautiful name «Kateryna» was created as an opportunity to call a mobile response team in dangerous situations

Destroyed 180 servers with scripts from Google — fired employee caused $600,000 in losses

News IT business 06-14-2024 at 15:12 comment
Kandula Nagaraju, a 39-year-old Indian citizen who worked for NCS (National Computer Systems) in Singapore, was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison after a court found him guilty of unauthorized access to computers. As reported by CNAKandula accessed his former employer’s systems for several months after he was fired. He…

iOS 18 will allow you to pay with Apple Pay in third-party browsers on Mac and Windows PCs

News Software 06-14-2024 at 10:44 comment
Apple Pay options will be available in more browsers (not just Safari) on computers.

YouTube tests experimental features: video search with Google Lens, channel QR codes, and AI chat summaries

News Software 06-14-2024 at 10:22 comment
The YouTube team shared information about some experimental features that are being tested on the platform. These features are usually available for a short period of time and only to a small group of people.

PS5 owners will be able to join Discord calls directly from their console – Sony has released an update

News Software 06-13-2024 at 18:59 comment
Sony is improving Discord integration on PS5 so that users can join voice calls directly from the console. Support for Discord on PS5 currently requires users to manually transfer a call to the console using the Discord app on their mobile phone or PC. However, with the update, Discord integrates directly into the PS5 panel so that you can quickly…

«The most advanced» Stability AI model scared the network with images of mutant humans — but fingers are in place

News Software 06-13-2024 at 15:14 comment
Recently, Stability AI released its new Stable Diffusion 3 Medium image generation model, which it advertised as «the most advanced» — but limitations in the neural network training data led to a problem in reproducing human anatomy.

Xbox update improves work with background images, controllers, and allows you to save more than one Wi-Fi network

News Devices 06-13-2024 at 13:22 comment
Microsoft has released an Xbox update that lets you view game images on any Xbox Home background. This means you’ll continue to see your dynamic or plain background when you’re not scrolling through different games.

YouTube is testing server-side ad integration to better counter ad blockers

News Software 06-13-2024 at 11:51 comment
The developer of SponsorBlock, an extension designed to skip sponsored video segments, said that YouTube is experimenting with server-side ad integration.

Apple did not pay OpenAI for ChatGPT in iOS 18 because «advertising is more valuable than cash»

News Software 06-13-2024 at 10:44 comment
On Monday at WWDC 2024, Apple finally confirmed rumors of a potential partnership with OpenAI and announced the integration of ChatGPT into iOS 18. The details of the deal are now available.

Wi-Fi vulnerability in Windows allows malicious attacks to be carried out completely unnoticed without logging into the network

News Software 06-13-2024 at 08:00 comment
Microsoft recently closed a security gap in the Windows Wi-Fi driver. The exploit would allow attackers to run malicious code on vulnerable systems via Wi-Fi. The vulnerability specifically affects Windows 10 and Windows 11, as well as all versions of Windows Server since 2008. An attacker does not need to have access to the target computer to…

Spotify will add lossless (Hi-Fi, lossless music) this year in a new tariff for +$5 — insider

News Software 06-12-2024 at 13:52 comment
According to an insider, Spotify will introduce a new, more expensive premium subscription plan this year that will finally include lossless digital music is available. Users will pay at least $5 more for better quality audio and new playlist creation and library management tools.

The website EpicDB leaked a lot of information about unannounced games: The Last of Us Part II on PC, Turok, Final Fantasy IX Remake, etc.

News Games 06-12-2024 at 12:06 comment
The SteamDB service provides a lot of useful information about games for both ordinary players and industry and media representatives. This is a treasure trove of data that has been connected to the Steam API for years and has been collecting statistics that stem from a relatively transparent platform.

«China may put pressure». Ukraine demands to ban TikTok

News Software 06-12-2024 at 11:57 comment
On the website «Electronic petitions» Cabinet of Ministers registered a proposal to ban TikTok in Ukraine. Among the main reasons for the need to block the social network are China’s control over it, which helps Russia in its war with Ukraine, and the ease with which disinformation is spread on it.

iOS 18 and macOS 15 now have the Rotate Wi-Fi Address feature to limit device tracking

News Software 06-11-2024 at 12:38 comment
In new operating systems iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS 15 Sequoia the company has replaced the Private Wi-Fi Address option with a new feature called Rotate Wi-Fi Address. It is designed to minimize the possibility of tracking.

Elon Musk will ban Apple devices in his companies if there is something from OpenAI at the OS level — «They sell you for nothing»

News Software 06-11-2024 at 10:17 comment
Elon Musk said he would ban Apple devices in his companies if the iPhone manufacturer integrates OpenAI products at the operating system level. The billionaire said this wrote in a series of posts on X.

Apple Genmoji, «smart Siri» and partnership with OpenAI — artificial intelligence finally «landed» in Cupertino

News Software 06-10-2024 at 22:39 comment
As expected, a significant part of the announcements at Apple WWDC 2024 was devoted to artificial intelligence, although the company abandoned the term and instead used «Apple Intelligence» when talking about machine learning-based features.

Apple announces macOS 15 Sequoia with Apple Intelligence, iPhone mirroring, and cross-platform Passwords

News Software 06-10-2024 at 22:10 comment
In addition to iOS 18 Apple has also officially announced macOS 15 Sequoia. One of the most notable innovations in this OS is Apple Intelligence, a set of AI functions that work on iPhone, iPad, and iOS.

Apple has added a calculator to the new iPadOS 18 for the first time in 14 years — it supports handwriting

News Software 06-10-2024 at 22:03 comment
Apple unveiled iPadOS 18 at WWDC 2024. The update will be available in the fall, the developer beta will be available from today, and the public beta will be available next month.

Apple announces iOS 18 with new customization options, updated Photos, and game mode

News Software 06-10-2024 at 21:44 comment
During the keynote speech at WWDC, Apple announced the next version of its mobile operating system for iPhone – iOS 18. Vice President of Software Craig Federighi demonstrated a number of innovations.

Apple announces watchOS 11 — training mode, new health features, and interactive notifications

News Software 06-10-2024 at 21:36 comment
At WWDC 2024, Apple announced watchOS 11, the latest version of its smartwatch platform.

«Action» will send notifications to relatives about the status of prisoners of war

News Software 06-10-2024 at 18:47 comment
Unfortunately, during the war, Ukraine’s defenders are killed, captured, or go missing. Often, the invaders take advantage of the longing and despair of relatives of Ukrainian prisoners of war and send messages to the prisoners’ relatives with offers to pay money to «speed up» the exchange. Or they spread false information, imitating…

Security researchers falsely reported a vulnerability in Office 2007 and then spent days overtime looking for a new one to avoid losing their jobs

News Software 06-10-2024 at 14:09 comment
Greg Linares shared a funny story on X about how he and his teammates announced a major zero-day vulnerability in Office 2007. However, it turned out that it was a mistake on their part. To save their reputations, their jobs, and possibly even their business, they had to scramble to find the real bug. It happened in late 2006, when Linares was…

Apple is likely to introduce a new Passwords app next week

News Software 06-07-2024 at 14:26 comment
Apple plans to introduce a new app called Passwords that will help users manage their authentication information. The presentation will reportedly take place during next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference event.

Netflix is testing the biggest redesign of its TV app in 10 years

News Software 06-07-2024 at 11:23 comment
Netflix has started rolling out the first major update to its TV app in a decade. The proposed interface changes are designed to help viewers decide what they want to watch faster.

Telegram Stars – a new internal currency for paying for digital goods

News Software 06-07-2024 at 09:02 comment
Telegram has launched a new feature – the ability to sell digital goods and services through bots and mini-apps using a new internal currency called «Telegram Stars».

YouTube will limit the age of viewing videos with weapons, ban some altogether — from June 18

News Software 06-06-2024 at 18:16 comment
YouTube is changing its rules for videos with guns. They will be age-restricted, and some will be banned outright. Content depicting homemade and automatic firearms will be banned for viewers under the age of 18, and safety device removal training videos will be banned regardless of age. The new policy will come into effect on June 18.

Ministry of Digital Transformation launches beta test of educational application “Mriya”

News Software 06-06-2024 at 16:37 comment
The Ministry of Digital Transformation has announced the launch of a beta test of the Mriya app. The app is expected to change the approach to education.

Microsoft has opened the Windows 10 beta test for «new features» — despite the fact that it will stop supporting the OS in 2025

News Software 06-05-2024 at 17:39 comment
Microsoft intends to stop supporting Windows 10 from October 14, 2025 and encourages users to upgrade to the current version of Windows 11. However, the company is now taking the unusual step of opening its Windows 10 beta program to test new features and improvements.

Meta has launched an ad on Instagram that can’t be missed

News Software 06-04-2024 at 09:28 comment
Advertising is Meta’s biggest source of revenue, so the company plans to make it even more intrusive on Instagram.

NVIDIA at Computex 2024: SFF-Ready compact PCs, G-Assist AI game assistant, automatic overclocking without losing warranty

News Devices 06-03-2024 at 16:29 comment
NVIDIA did not present any new graphics cards at Computex 2024, but it showed a lot of technologies that can help gamers. The company unveiled a new standard for compact PCs supported by manufacturers, created an AI assistant for complex games, enabled automatic video card overclocking in its program, and allowed the use of the AV1 codec at 120…

The main «fake news spreaders» on Twitter — are older women. They account for more than 80% of disinformation posts

News Software 05-31-2024 at 12:05 comment
A new study has identified a small group of «super spreaders» of fakes on Twitter — they make up only 0.3% of accounts on the social network, but spread about 80% of links with disinformation. One might expect that these are young people who actively use the Internet, but not so — it turns out that most fakes are spread by older people, and…

Google suddenly increased the cost of Gemini 1.5 Flash by 98% and claimed that the previous one was «a typo»

News Software 05-31-2024 at 09:24 comment
Google has quietly doubled the price of using the API of its new Gemini 1.5 Flash model.

100,000+ cars were re-registered through the app «Diia» Volkswagen, Renault, and VAZ were bought/sold most often

News Auto 05-30-2024 at 12:38 comment
Ukrainians 100,000+ times re-registered car in the application «Diia» and received the corresponding «valid» license plate

«Petrofan», chatbot scientist and astrologer — customized GPTs are now available to everyone, but with a query limit

News Software 05-30-2024 at 10:36 comment
OpenAI has provided free access to customized GPT — chatbots created by third-party developers based on ChatGPT with thematic functions (for example, those specializing exclusively in math or cooking borscht).

Apple is working on TV+ app for Android – Mark Gurman

News Software 05-30-2024 at 09:38 comment
Apple is looking for a senior engineer to help build a TV and sports app for Android. This indicates that the company is finally bringing its TV+ service to a competing smartphone platform.

«Hype does not match interest»: only 1%-7% of people use ChatGPT daily, up to 30% do not know about it — research

News Software 05-30-2024 at 08:02 comment
Large corporations are now investing heavily in generative artificial intelligence and models such as ChatGPT. A new study Reuters Institute and Oxford University shows that very few people actually use artificial intelligence, despite the tremendous hype around this technology.

Marriage by video in the app «Diia» — The Ministry of Digital Transformation invites to beta test

News Software 05-29-2024 at 19:04 comment
Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine launched beta test of online marriage in the «Diia» app. The service will be useful for those newlyweds who are unable to register their marriage in the usual way due to the war.

Sam Altman hid the launch of ChatGPT from the OpenAI board — the release was announced on Twitter

News Software 05-29-2024 at 11:44 comment
Last year, OpenAI organized a failed coup attemptin an effort to oust CEO Sam Altman — now former board members are revealing additional information about what prompted them to take these actions.

NovaPay now issues international MoneyGram transfers – free of charge for the recipient

News Software 05-29-2024 at 11:23 comment
From now on, you can receive an international MoneyGram transfer at any branch of «Nova Poshta». The money will be available for collection immediately after the transfer is sent from abroad. You do not need to open an account for this. It is noted that cash withdrawal is free for the recipient and takes a few minutes.

YouTube Playables games are now available on Android, iOS, and in the browser — but not yet in Ukraine

News Games 05-29-2024 at 11:10 comment
After starting testing last year, YouTube is expanding its Playables games to Android, iOS, and the web. These are free, small games that can be accessed on YouTube in mobile apps and on your computer. Google calls them «a fun, interactive way to watch YouTube».

2500 pages of Google search documents leaked — data contradicts public statements

News Software 05-29-2024 at 09:46 comment
The leak of 2500 pages of internal Google documents reveals the search algorithms. The authors of the leak believe that Google has not been completely honest about this for many years

The EU wants to control Telegram, but the messenger lacks 4 million users for the «gatekeeper» status

News Software 05-29-2024 at 08:57 comment
The EU is investigating whether Telegram falls under a new strict content law, as it is concerned about the spread of Russian disinformation on the platform.

Netflix wants to disable content downloads on Windows — users receive strange messages

News Software 05-28-2024 at 23:44 comment
You can watch Netflix on the go on your laptop using the official Windows streaming app. Even if there is no network connection, you can download content in advance and watch it later.

OpenAI has started training the next GPT and intends to create general artificial intelligence (AGI)

News Software 05-28-2024 at 19:00 comment
OpenAI said about the start of training for a new flagship model of artificial intelligence. It will replace GPT-4, which manages the ChatGPT chatbot. The company declares the next level of capabilities, and in particular, the desire to create no less than general artificial intelligence (AGI) — AI that can do everything the human brain can. The…

Bluedot, a Ukrainian startup promoting AI extensions for Chrome, has raised $600 thousand in investments at a valuation of $5 million

News Software 05-28-2024 at 17:15 comment
Bluedot is a startup that creates an extension for the Google Chrome browser that annotates Google Meet meetings using artificial intelligence. At the end of April, the company raised $600,000 «angelic» investment during a pre-seed round valued at $5 million.

Some Google Messages users on Android are receiving distorted GIFs sent from iPhones

News Software 05-28-2024 at 12:48 comment
In recent weeks, Google Messages users have been experiencing problems sending GIF animations from iPhone to Android devices. Such images are sent in a distorted form – they lose animation and some pixels.

YouTube immediately rewinds the video to the very end if the user has an activated ad blocker

News Software 05-27-2024 at 20:13 comment
It seems that YouTube continues to encourage users to disable ad blockers. The new restriction is indeed quite severe – it does not allow you to watch videos at all if you have an ad blocker activated for YouTube.

Microsoft says Windows 11 is better than Windows 10 because of the… celebrity gossip available

News Software 05-27-2024 at 19:45 comment
Eventually, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 10, so security updates will only be available to customers who are willing to pay for them. This will happen on October 14, 2025. And to encourage users to upgrade to the current version of the OS, the company decided to remind why Windows 11 is better than Windows 10.

Devices with Wi-Fi 7 and Wi-Fi 6E cannot be legally used in Ukraine – APITU asks the government to resolve these issues

News Devices 05-27-2024 at 15:56 comment
At the beginning of this year the final version of the high-speed wireless communication standard Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) was presented. Later manufacturers began to announce their own solutions that support this standard. However, it seems that Ukrainian consumers will have to wait some time for such devices to appear on store shelves.

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