Prediction #3 — 2018 foreign profit repatriation is a $591.8 BILLION taxpayer ripoff

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/prediction-3-2018-foreign-profit-repatriation-is-a-591-8-billion-taxpayer-ripoff/ When I started this series of 2018 predictions I said the recently passed U.S. tax law was going to have a profound impact on upcoming events. Having had a … Read more

OnePlus admits that up to 40,000 accounts were affected by a credit card breach

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/oneplus-40k-credit-card-breach/ Last week it emerged that OnePlus was conducting an investigation after a number of customers complained about fraudulent credit card charges. Now the company has given an update on … Read more

Facebook to fight ‘sensationalism, misinformation and polarization’ with news trustworthiness surveys for users

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/facebook-news-surveys/ Facebook has said time and time again that it will do more to fight the problem of fake news on the social network, and the company’s latest idea is … Read more

Twitter admits that 670,000 people interacted with Russian propaganda bots during US election

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/twitter-bots-russian-propaganda/ Twitter has revealed that a total of 677,775 Americans followed accounts or liked tweets associated with Russian propaganda groups during the 2016 US election. The company does not reveal … Read more

Italy launches investigation into Samsung and Apple for slowing down phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/20/italy-investigates-apple-samsung-phone-slowdown/ Just a couple of weeks ago a French watchdog announced that it was investigating Apple about the “planned obsolescence” of iPhones. Now Italy is also looking into both Apple … Read more

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac gets major update with real-time collaborative editing, cloud saving

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/19/microsoft-office-2016-for-mac-january-2018-update/ Since you can get Office on both Windows PCs and Macs, you may be lead to believe that the user experience is similar between the two suites. After all, … Read more

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Preview Build 17074.1002 with AMD boot fix related to Spectre and Meltdown

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/microsoft-windows-10-amd-boot-fix/ A week ago, Microsoft released a new Preview Build of Windows 10 — 17074. It was chock-full of new features and fixes, making it a wise upgrade for anyone in … Read more

Huawei will preload Android Messages on its Android smartphones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/huawei-android-messages-preload-smartphones/ After you’ve used a messaging app, it’s hard to go back to SMS. You can’t share files, get read receipts, group chats or share emoji. It’s archaic, but the … Read more

Intel: Meltdown and Spectre bugs also affect Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake and Kaby Lake systems

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/intel-meltdown-spectre-ivy-bridge-sandy-bridge-skylake-kaby-lake/ In an update following the Meltdown and Spectre revelations, Intel has admitted that the problems also affect newer chips. The company had previously focused its attention — and that … Read more

Tim Cook: iPhone users will soon be able opt out of performance reduction

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/18/iphone-performance-throttling-optional/ Many iPhone owners were disappointed to learn that Apple had been purposefully slowing their handsets, with many people believing it confirmed rumors that Apple slowed older iPhones to encourage … Read more