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Google View Image: how to get it back

Google View Image: how to get it back

Google just recently stripped away its View Image button, as well as the Search by Image functionality, and none were too happy about it. While no one will probably deny that it may have been abused, users felt that the search giant bent the knee to a company who may be more concerned about generating page hits than user convenience. Google, however, isn’t exactly innocent on that matter either. Don’t worry, there are ways to bring those features back, though how long they will last is probably a bigger question.

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Flight Sim Labs’ DRM tool could collect Google Chrome passwords

Flight Sim Labs’ DRM tool could collect Google Chrome passwords

Piracy is a problem that has hounded the entertainment and software industry for decades and there doesn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel yet. Different people have different opinions on how to cut or at least curb it and tools have come and gone with mixed effectiveness. One software maker, however, may have gone a bit too far in its quest stop a pirate. Popular slight sim maker Flight Sim Labs admitted to shipping an installer that included a tool that, under very specific circumstances, would collect a specific user’s passwords stored on Google Chrome and send them back to the company.

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Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug

Apple iOS 11.2.6 fixes iPhone Telugu message crash bug

Apple has pushed out an iPhone update, iOS 11.2.6, fixing the Telugu character bug that left iOS messaging apps crashing. The new patch comes less than a week after Apple confirmed the problem, which affected not only the company's own Messages app but third-party messaging software like Facebook Messenger, Gmail, and WhatsApp.

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Adobe Creative Cloud: 2 years later, I begrudgingly submit

Adobe Creative Cloud: 2 years later, I begrudgingly submit

I use Photoshop almost every day of my life, and for the past two years, I've used Adobe Creative Cloud. When the cloud services for the whole Adobe app suite were first announced, I had reservations. Partially because I'd been using my very very old copy of Photoshop from a half-decade ago and it hadn't caused me any major trouble until then. Partially because I didn't realize how much I'd use Adobe apps if they were available in the way the company made them available with Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Google exposes an Edge bug Microsoft still hasn’t patched

Google exposes an Edge bug Microsoft still hasn’t patched

Google security researchers have revealed a security flaw in Microsoft Edge, making the issue public before a fix for the browser has been released. The problem in the Windows 10 browser was identified by Google's Project Zero team, a group of researchers and analysts that, since mid-2014, has been tasked with digging out flaws and zero-day vulnerabilities in code both inside and outside of the company.

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Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives

Twitter for Mac officially discontinued: here are alternatives

Twitter's Mac software has never been great; it's 1.5-star rating in the App Store underscores that fact. Rather than putting in the effort to improve it, Twitter has decided to discontinue the software entirely. The company announced its plans in a tweet, saying that the app is no longer available to new users, but existing users have a grace period.

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Pixel 2 owners report warm temps, low battery life after update

Pixel 2 owners report warm temps, low battery life after update

Following a recent software update, some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are reporting issues with warm phones and decreased battery life. Reports are appearing at various online destinations, including Google's own Pixel forums, Twitter, and Reddit. For most users, a higher temperature appears to be the primary complaint.

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Chrysler Uconnect workaround fix stops reboot bug, but it’s not perfect

Chrysler Uconnect workaround fix stops reboot bug, but it’s not perfect

Some Chrysler customers located in Northeast US and Canada have been dealing with a software issue that results in their vehicle's Uconnect infotainment system repeatedly rebooting. A recent update was blamed for the issue, which in some cases happened even if the car was off and the key wasn't in the ignition. Some users were unable to drive their vehicles due to the battery draining.

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Gmail Go is the lightweight Android email app you can’t have

Gmail Go is the lightweight Android email app you can’t have

Google has released Gmail Go, a new app for Android that promises more lightweight access to your email. Sitting alongside, rather than outright replacing the default Gmail app available for Android, iOS, and other devices, Gmail Go is the latest in the search giant's line-up of pared-back "Go" edition software.

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Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Microsoft will allow users to try the latest version of apps without necessarily needing to be using the most cutting-edge - and potentially unstable - build of Windows 10. The Windows App Preview Program will offer Windows Insiders - members of Microsoft's open software testing scheme - to get their hands on the newest software from the company, without necessarily going the whole hog with their OS.

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A single character can crash your iPhone’s messaging apps [Updated]

A single character can crash your iPhone’s messaging apps [Updated]

A new iOS bug that can crash not only Messages but third-party messaging apps has been discovered, potentially leaving the app unusable by receiving a single character. It's the latest in a series of bugs that have affected iOS, and its messaging abilities in particular, though it looks like Apple will be fixing this particular one with iOS 11.3 if not before.

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Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Samsung just slammed the brakes on Android Oreo

Some Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners began seeing the Android Oreo update arrive in recent days, but Samsung has put a stop to that. The update had first arrived on handset owners who were in the beta program, though it started appearing for other users a couple days ago. Unfortunately, those who haven't received the Android 8.0 update yet will have more waiting to do: Samsung has pulled the release.

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