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Microsoft launches free Surface Pro 4 replacement program because it can't fix flickering screens dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-12 10:12:09

If you have a Surface Pro 4, you might be one of the unlucky tablet owners to suffer from a flickering screen -- a problem predictably dubbed "flickergate". Unable to come up with a fix, Microsoft has opened up a replacement program that means that those affected by the problem will be able to get a new Surface Pro 4 free of charge. Microsoft says that it has been unable to produce a patch to...

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US ban forces ZTE to close its main operations dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-10 16:03:01

ZTE's fall from grace has been fairly spectacular. Now -- just weeks after been blacklisted by both the US and the UK -- the Chinese telecom manufacturer has announced that it has ceased its "major operating activities". The company blames the move directly on the US ban on sales to ZTE, but says it is talking to the US government to try to get the ban lifted. Without a supply of US-made...

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Wikipedia now offers link previews -- but you can disable them dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-28 13:51:38

When you decide to look up anything on Wikipedia, you run the very serious risk of falling down a rabbit hole that will take you many hours to find your way back out of. To help avoid the problem of going off on too much of a tangent, the site recently introduced a new link preview feature. It's a simple idea which means that it is possible to preview a page before you visit it, simply by hovering...

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What information do Facebook advertisers know about me? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-23 18:34:45

This is the question Facebook poses and (sort-of-but-not-really) answers in the latest addition to its Hard Questions series. It's the social network's latest attempt to claw back some respect and trust from its users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal, and it sees the company insisting that "you are not the product". Whether this is believed or not is neither here nor there....

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I cut the cord and switched to YouTube TV -- I couldn't be happier [Review] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-22 16:14:35

For 2018, I decided to take stock in my finances to see exactly where my money is going each month. I found many ways to cut costs, such as making my own lunch instead of buying something from a deli each day. In New York, a sandwich, bag of chips, and a Snapple can easily run you $13! Food aside, there was one thing in particular that was really destroying my budget -- cable. When I say cable, I...

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SmugMug buys Flickr for undisclosed sum dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-21 09:49:29

Photo-sharing site SmugMug -- used by consumers and professionals alike -- has agreed to acquire Flickr from Yahoo-owner Oath. The deal will see Flickr continuing to operate as a separate entity. The aim is to create what's described as "the world's best home for photography", building on Flickr's existing 100 million-strong userbase. But what does the acquisition mean for Flickr users, and what...

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Android P could be Android Popsicle dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-13 19:26:13

Given the order of the alphabet, it came at no surprise that the name of the successor to Android Oreo was going start with the letter P. Until now it has simply been referred to as Android P, but now Google may have given away what the full name will be. Over on Instagram, Google shared a series of images which were designed to be screengrabbed and used as wallpapers -- something which has become...

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Apple encourages the switch to 64-bit with 'not optimized for Mac' message dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-12 19:28:10

Today Apple started its push of 64-bit apps. The company's desire to banish 32-bit software and move everyone to modern, 64-bit versions is no secret and now it is starting the process of encouraging people to make the switch. With macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, messages will start to appear when 32-bit apps are run. They say "[app name] is not optimized for Mac" and they only appear once so as not to...

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Apple says the redesigned Mac Pro is coming in 2019 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-05 19:47:38

If you've been hoping for a new Mac Pro in the near future, you're going to be disappointed. Apple has said that a new model is not due to go on sale until 2019. There is good news, however. The Mac Pro is undergoing a complete redesign, but it will remain a modular, customizable machine. The release date of 2019 also means that you'll have more time to save up -- and you'll probably need it. See...

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Facebook users in Europe will soon have better privacy protection than those in the US dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-04 18:28:52

In a few weeks, privacy is set to improve for Facebook users -- at least this is the case for people in Europe. May 25 sees the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and it means that European users will have the right to not only request details of the information stored about them, but also the right to demand its deletion. While this will be a legal obligation within...

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