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10/16/2019

Roku has added Apple's free TV app in advance of the November 1 debut of the company's Apple TV+, the $4.99 monthly streaming service that will provide exclusive original content. The app lets users access the service, and gives them the ability to view films, TV episodes and other content as well as accessing their video downloads in iTunes.

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10/16/2019

Microsoft is extending Tamper Protection to all Windows 10 devices by default. The feature boosts Windows Defender's protection against attackers who deactivate the Windows Defender Antivirus or related script scanning and behavioral monitoring services.

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Forbes
10/16/2019

Legal firms in the UK aren't very good at negotiating for new IT systems, says Probrand, a tech provider, and experts say their US counterparts aren't any better. Probrand studied UK tech purchases in 20 industries -- including consulting, nuclear power and gaming -- and found that the legal sector paid an average margin of 24%, compared with 14% for all industries.

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10/16/2019

Document discovery, so simple for snail mail and email, can turn complicated when data from mobile devices is involved, writes Todd Heffner of law firm Jones Walker. In this commentary, Heffner offers tips for preserving call logs, location data and other information so you won't hold back when requesting such items from the other party.

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10/16/2019

Google's decision to remove a mobile game that simulates the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong from its store has sparked debate among employees, despite a company policy discouraging political discussions. Workers have been flooding internal message boards with comments criticizing Google's decision and discussing the protests.

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Vox
10/16/2019

Pinterest is rolling out a Home Feed Tuner that will enable consumers to control the content that they see, which is similar to Facebook's Ad Preferences listing, and giving users the option to adjust their recommendations at the Pin-level. Pinterest's Omar Seyal says the service was created to give users "the most relevant and inspirational experience possible."

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10/16/2019

Cryptocurrency wallet Swipe has partnered with Coinbase Custody to provide improved security for Swipe users. Coinbase Custody, a third-party custodian licensed as a fiduciary in New York, also will provide fast crypto-to-fiat conversions of more than 20 cryptocurrencies at more than 40 million locations.

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Cointelegraph
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10/16/2019

Sony is aiming to make surround sound more immersive with 360 Reality Audio, which plays audio in a spherical dimension around users, as if they were listening to an artist live. The technology will be offered via Android and iOS apps, as well as the Amazon Echo Studio.

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10/16/2019

The Rimo mobile base, which is fundraising on Indiegogo, enables devices to swivel and follow users or focus on different areas of a room during video chats. The base is controlled via hand gestures.

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Digital Trends
10/16/2019

Mobile gamers will finally get their own version of League of Legends with the rollout of Wild Rift, the newest Riot Games offering, redesigned with a new map and shorter matches. Preregistration is available now, with the launch set for next year.

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The Verge
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