January 28, 2021

Gadget

Configuring a VPN on your iPhone or iPad is easier than you think. Here’s everything you need to know.

Apple makes it easy to set up and use one of the best VPN services on your iPhone or iPad. If your company has a private intranet that you need access to while on the road, if you regularly use public Wi-Fi networks, or if you travel the globe and want your iPhone to think it’s still in your home country (or a different country), a VPN will help you out. Here’s how to configure a VPN on iPhone.

What is a VPN?

A virtual private network, or VPN, is a service that creates a direct connection from your computer to another network. Some businesses have an internal intranet that can only be accessed while you are on-location. A VPN can create a secure connection by rerouting the connection to

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  • Microsoft shared a huge list of 31 games this week that will launch as console exclusives on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One X|S in 2021.
  • Some of the highlights include Halo Infinite, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and The Medium.
  • There is no mention of big titles like Fable, Perfect Dark, or Forza Motorsport on the list.

One of the many, many reasons that the Xbox One failed to offer up much competition to the PS4 over the last seven years was its lack of exclusive games. Some of that was a result of first-party Xbox One games also launching on PC, but even if you were to count those games as exclusives, the Xbox library still paled in comparison to that of the PS4. Microsoft has been buying up third-party studios at a record pace to fix this problem, and as a new blog post Read the rest

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Every financial institution is looking to digital transformation to meet rising customer expectations for speed and convenience, lower its operating cost, and fend off competition, including from tech companies moving into financial services. Some are spending over 10% of yearly revenue on technology investments, according to Bloomberg. “This is a huge investment and most financial institutions cannot support this for the long term,” says Michael Fei, SME banking CEO at OneConnect Financial Technology, an associate of Ping An Insurance.

The covid-19 pandemic has revealed how even financial institutions that considered themselves digitally advanced are, in reality, still wedded to analog processes along the chain of processing.

“For many financial institutions, this has been a wake-up call,” says Fei. “In the past, many had thought that if they have an online portal and a mobile application then that’s enough. But now they’ve realized it’s not. Some banks have online portals … Read the rest

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Getting set up with the best VPN service for iPhone and iPad doesn’t necessarily mean just hunting down the best-rated VPN app in the App Store. There’s a lot more to take into account than app reviews. From security to geo-restriction unblocking, of the many iOS VPN options out there you’ll want to make sure your choice has the right features.

For those who are unsure of what a VPN is, here’s a quick explainer. A VPN, or virtual private network, works by bouncing your signal through another server, using an assigned IP address. All that means you appear to be someone else, somewhere else. While that’s great for anonymity and security, it also means you can appear to be anywhere you need.

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  • Apple is reportedly exploring a vapor chamber thermal system for use on future iPhone Pro models.
  • Apple’s next-gen iPhone 13 will reportedly be released this coming September.
  • The iPhone 13 will reportedly boast a handful of camera improvements and a slightly smaller notch.

It’s only January but we’ve already seen quite a few rumors surrounding Apple’s next-gen iPhone, a device Apple might call the iPhone 13. The most recent rumor comes to us from Ming-Chi Kuo, a noted Apple analyst who arguably has the best track record in the business when it comes to anticipating upcoming Apple products and new features.

In a new research note obtained by StreetInsider, Kuo writes that Apple is “aggressively” testing a vapor chamber thermal system for use in upcoming iPhone models. Said to be a feature that may first appear on Apple’s iPhone Pro lineup, the technology is designed to handle the higher … Read the rest

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As the coronavirus vaccines have rolled out across the US, the process has been confusing and disastrous. States, left by the federal government to fend for themselves, have struggled to get a handle on the logistics of distribution. Many, including Georgia, Virginia, and California, have fallen woefully behind schedule.

But even if there were a perfect supply chain, there’s another obstacle: Not all Americans want the vaccine.

Survey data gathered through Facebook by Carnegie Mellon University’s Delphi Lab, one of the nation’s best flu-forecasting teams, showed that more than a quarter of the country’s population would not get vaccinated if it were available to them today. How people feel about receiving vaccinations varies widely by state and county. The percentage of respondents who would accept a vaccine falls as low as 48% in Terrebonne parish, Louisiana, and peaks as high as 92% in Arlington county, Virginia.

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Today, we have become a society that has become heavily dependent on technology to function at work, at home, and in other areas of our lives. The team’s study, “Can mHealth Technology Help Mitigate the Effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic?” was published Wednesday in the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology. ADVANCE WARNING: If at any time while installing Linux Mint, you can’t find your mouse cursor or it gets “stuck” press the Control and Alt buttons together. This is a function of the VMWare Player. With this dependence of electric engineers in the future, there will be a great demand of electric engineers. Electric engineering will be one of the most useful majors that a young person could choose today for a career in the future because there will be numerous job opportunities for those who choose to follow this path. This trend has already … Read the rest

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While the heart rate monitor on the Apple Watch is good enough for basic workouts, it may not be enough for marathon training or more intense workouts. That’s because the Apple Watch only has so much battery life, and intense workouts can drain the battery faster than you’d think due to the constant heart rate monitoring. That’s why we think you should get Scosche’s Rhythm+ Monitor Armband for those hardcore workouts and intense training sessions because it’s the best external heart rate monitor for Apple Watch.

Best for Most: Scosche Rhythm+ Monitor Armband

We have tested the Scosche Rhythm+ Monitor Armband and can safely consider it the best external heart rate monitor for Apple Watch. The water-resistant (IP67) device connects to an adjustable neoprene strap. While you can wear it anywhere on your arm, Scosche recommends the forearm. (I did my initial tests with it in that location, as well.)

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  • Apple is widely expected to release the 2021 MacBook Pro models at some point later this year.
  • A couple of separate reports detail the same features that are reportedly planned for the new MacBook Pro generation.
  • Apple will overhaul the MacBook Pro design, the leakers say. The Touch Bar will be removed, among other changes, and MagSafe charging will return to the MacBook Pro.

Whether it comes in Air or Pro versions, the MacBook is the laptop concept that everyone is looking to emulate and beat. The Air inspired many companies to go for thinner and thinner designs, while the Pro is usually the professional notebook that everyone wants to outperform. But the MacBooks aren’t perfect, and long-time users will attest to that. The good news is that Apple has been listening to feedback over the years and fixed the inherent problems that came with new MacBooks. The sticky keyboards … Read the rest

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Rumman Chowdhury’s job used to involve a lot of translation. As the “responsible AI” lead at the consulting firm Accenture, she would work with clients struggling to understand their AI models. How did they know if the models were doing what they were supposed to? The confusion often came about partly because the company’s data scientists, lawyers, and executives seemed to be speaking different languages. Her team would act as the go-between so that all parties could get on the same page. It was inefficient, to say the least: auditing a single model could take months.

So in late 2020, Chowdhury left her post to start her own venture. Called Parity AI, it offers clients a set of tools that seek to shrink the process down to a few weeks. It first helps them identify how they want to audit their model—is it for bias or for legal compliance?—and … Read the rest

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