Author Archives: Rob Rich


iPhone iOS 15.3 released: Why you should upgrade ASAP

iPhone iOS 15.3 released: Why you should upgrade ASAP

Apple's iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates are now available, and you should take the time to install them right away. The updates address 10 different potential risks spread across multiple systems and apps, including a recently-discovered Safari exploit that may allow someone to track your web activity and possibly pull up details from your Google account.

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This is how Google plans to track you now

This is how Google plans to track you now

Google's Privacy Sandbox – an initiative that claims to simultaneously protect users' online privacy while also providing businesses with the information needed for targeted advertising – is getting a new feature that supposedly improves the latter without compromising the former. It's called Topics, and according to Google, it's meant to keep track of your potential interests without actively tracking your activity. Kind of.

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LG is working on upgradable appliances

LG is working on upgradable appliances

LG has unveiled plans for a lineup of new appliances that will be upgradable with new hardware attachments, new software downloads, or possibly both. The intent is to give households more flexibility with their devices and allow them to adjust or even add features after-the-fact to accommodate any changes life may throw at them.

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There’s a new car safety rating to consider

There’s a new car safety rating to consider

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is workshopping new safeguard ratings for cars that utilize partial automation systems. These systems use various types of sensors to monitor road conditions around the vehicle, providing functions like automated lane changing and adaptive cruise control (ACC).

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AT&T Fiber 5-Gig internet launches in these locations this week

AT&T Fiber 5-Gig internet launches in these locations this week

AT&T's symmetrical multi-gig fiber internet speed tiers are kicking off today in a wide variety of metro locations inside the United States, from Atlanta to two different Springfields. All told, as of today the updated fiber network is available in over 70 different towns and cities across the US (approximately 100, according to AT&T's posted list on January 24, 2022).

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Why the HTC Facebook phone ultimately failed

Why the HTC Facebook phone ultimately failed

Back in the year 2011, Facebook teamed up with HTC to release two different phones — the Chacha and the Salsa — each of which gave the social media platform its own dedicated hardware button. While the dedicated Facebook feature didn't quite pan out, that didn't stop both companies from trying again in 2013 with the HTC First.

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What Are Chrome Flags and Should You Use Them?

What Are Chrome Flags and Should You Use Them?

As a web browser, Google Chrome offers a pretty sizable list of ways you can adjust it to your liking – sometimes to its own detriment. But while having too many options can sometimes be overwhelming, there may also be times when you'll want even more control, which is where Google Chrome's flags come in.

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