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In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

In-development Windows 10 builds accidentally released to Insiders on PC, mobile

If you're a member of Microsoft's Windows Insiders program and you installed a new build on Thursday evening, you'll want to pay attention to this: the company has revealed that an internal build of Windows 10 (16212) still in development was accidentally released to users for both PC and mobile devices. Fortunately Microsoft was quick to catch the error and only a small number of people downloaded the updates, however, the mobile build is leaving devices in a bricked state.

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YouTube changes its rules again

YouTube changes its rules again

This week the folks at YouTube responsible for the rules it lives by have made another big change. Details have been shared this morning on what YouTube is allowing in or out - and which sorts of content all content judges will be considering "hate speech". As a result, there could be some major turn-overs for which videos are able to be monetized and which won't see any revenue from this point forward.

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Download security updates for these phones ASAP

Download security updates for these phones ASAP

Google released a list of smartphones this week that includes every device touched by a Security Update over the last two months. This includes devices from a bunch of different manufacturers - everything from BlackBerry to Vivo. Samsung has a bunch in there, as does General Mobile and Google (with its Pixel and Nexus devices). I and we recommend that every device on this list should be checked immediately to make certain these security updates have been downloaded - that means, you, Janice from accounting!

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OneLogin attacker may have gotten ability to decrypt data

OneLogin attacker may have gotten ability to decrypt data

The implicit promise of password management and single sign-on services like OneLogin is that they keep your credentials safe and private so you won't have to worry about remembering them or writing them down somewhere insecure. As such, it isn't uncommon for these services themselves to be become the target of malicious attacks in order to pilfer their customers' data. It is somewhat rare, however, for such services fall victim to a very serious breach of security, like just what happened to OneLogin at the end of last month.

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Apple hits $70bn milestone in App Store developer pay-outs

Apple hits $70bn milestone in App Store developer pay-outs

Apple usually saves its App Store developer payout milestones to shout about at WWDC, but the Cupertino company clearly couldn't wait this time around. According to Apple, developers worldwide have now earned in excess of $70 billion, since the App Store launched in 2008. Meanwhile, download rates are also said to be up significantly.

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Logitech Flow lets you control multiple computers with one mouse

Logitech Flow lets you control multiple computers with one mouse

We're used to a pretty steady flow of mice and keyboards coming out of Logitech, but today the focus is almost entirely on software. Citing its own in-house research that shows one-in-ten people work across multiple computers, Logitech has launched new software called Logitech Flow. This new software is meant to help streamline the process of working across multiple computers at once.

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PlayStation 4 4.70 update arrives with better performance, small tweaks

PlayStation 4 4.70 update arrives with better performance, small tweaks

If you have a PlayStation 4, you may have noticed a software update notification in recent hours. Sony has pushed out update version 4.70, updating its latest-generation gaming console with a relatively small patch that boosts performance, as well as bringing other small changes. The update is a mere 340MB, making it quite small in the grand scheme of things; you can download the update manually if it hasn't already been applied to your console.

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Watch: What’s new in Android O and beyond, with Google

Watch: What’s new in Android O and beyond, with Google

This week the folks at Google release the full collection of Google I/O 2017 talks in video form. That includes a selection of videos which identify the newest features in Android. That's Android, the operating system quite likely on the device you're reading this with right this minute - dive in and make the most of it!

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Android O will let you pause system updates

Android O will let you pause system updates

No matter what type of smartphone you have, system software updates are important to take notice of; they can introduce advanced new features, as well as vital security patches. Unfortunately, these update files are often very large and can become available at inopportune times. No one likes to start a download and then need to transfer to an area where there's spotty internet, or be on the go an unable to charge the battery when it's needed. Fortunately the upcoming Android O will have a handy fix.

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Here’s how to try Android O Beta right now [Download]

Here’s how to try Android O Beta right now [Download]

This week Google released the Public Beta download for Android O, the next new version of Android. This version of the software introduces some radical chances to the mobile operating system, including picture-in-picture mode, notification dots, and Smart Text Selection. To take part in the Public Beta, users have only to tap a few buttons and let it go automatic!

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Google Calendar and Todoist get real-time task and event syncing

Google Calendar and Todoist get real-time task and event syncing

Todoist has announced a new integration with Google Calendar that brings users of both apps 'real-time, 2-way sync,' increasing one's ability to both organize and visualize their schedule and tasks. This integration means, to put it simply, that changes made in one app will be instantly synced to and reflected within the other app, offering seamless use for the best of both worlds.

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Finding and using Google Assistant apps is about to get a lot easier

Finding and using Google Assistant apps is about to get a lot easier

Google is launching a new Android Assistant App Directory, aiming to make Google Assistant-compatible apps easier to find as well as allow users to more seamlessly integrate their favorite apps with the AI. The new directory will serve as a highlight to the conversational services which use chat rather than traditional UIs, with Google telling I/O 2017 attendees that it believes this will significantly boost discoverability. However, it'll also allow those already taking advantage of the Assistant to streamline interactions with their most commonly-used services.

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