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Hundreds of fleeceware apps on Google and Apple stores have made over $400 million for developers

While malware-packed apps are usually, though not always, kept off Google’s and Apple’s stores, researchers have discovered hundreds of applications on these services that fall into another category, one that is potentially just as harmful: fleeceware. For those unfamiliar with the term, fleeceware apps aren’t technically malware as they don’t contain malicious code, steal data, […]

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Disney+ will soon be more expensive, but you can lock in the current rate now

Disney’s price hike is par for the course as Netflix implemented a similar increase late last year. The good news is that it’s only $1 more per month, and with new content coming online at a steady pace, there’s still plenty of value to be had. Disney in late 2020 said that in March 2021, […]

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Valve knocks 40 percent off Half-Life: Alyx in celebration of its one-year anniversary

Valve took a pretty big gamble with Half-Life: Alyx. For one, it wasn’t Half-Life 3, and that was reason enough for some to dismiss it. What’s more, the game is a VR exclusive, and some felt Valve was trying to force adoption of the platform with the game. Fortunately, these were both non-issues as Half-Life: […]

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Epic’s game launcher is a battery hog on some platforms, especially Ice Lake

If you download and play games from the Epic Games Store on a laptop, you might want to keep in mind that your battery is getting drained faster than you might expect. Tests show that the battery drain from Epic’s launcher consumed up to 20 percent more battery life than Steam. It is understandable when […]

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Amazon’s delivery workers must agree to AI surveillance or risk losing their jobs, report claims

Amazon’s obsession with efficiency is well-documented at this point. The tech giant does everything it can to push workers to their limits, and encourage them to work harder in the name of supporting the massive, two-day-shipping empire Amazon has created. The latest efficiency-boosting measure the company has implemented is a bit more forceful than others, […]

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Leaked document indicates Apple is cracking down on leaks

Apple has long been known for its secrecy when it comes to unreleased products. Despite its efforts, leaks still get out regularly, particularly from its supply chain. Apple is reportedly looking to change that by updating the security guidelines for its manufacturing partners. Ironically, the news comes from an internal document leaked to The Information. […]

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Asus says GPU shortages could be a result of low ‘upstream’ production yields from Nvidia

PC enthusiasts and casual users alike are having a difficult time getting their hands on their next video card upgrade, thanks to severe marketwide stock issues. While many are quick to blame the crypto mining craze, GPU maker Asus suggests the problem is something else entirely: insufficient upstream yields. The company floated this theory during […]