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Google Reveals Formal Plan to Distrust Symantec Certificates

On this Monday Google officially announces that it plans to distrust Symantec security certificates from the release of Chrome 66 in 2018. The specific timeline plan was posted on the official Google Security blog, and it shows that Symantec-issued security certificate issued prior to1 June 2016 will no longer be accepted as valid and trustworthy, with the Chrome 66 which is expected to release on April 17, 2018.

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Adobe Launches Free App to Turn Documents into PDFs

Adobe recently introduces a new, free mobile app labeled Adobe Scan, to help iOS and Android users convert paper documents and forms into digital, editable PDF files. Powered by Adobe Sensei (the company’s A.I. and machine learning-based platform) and integrated with Adobe’s image processing techniques, Adobe Scan leverages Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to convert printed text to digital text that can then be searched, selected, copied or annotated in Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC.

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Beats X Available with A Freebie of 3 Months of Apple Music

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After almost 6 months’ delay, Apple’s Beats X wireless earbuds were finally hit stores on February 10 for the premium price of $149.95. Aside from the white and black color options that Apple already announced, the company unveiled two other options : gray and blue. The delivery for the last two colors is expected to take 2-3 weeks.

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Microsoft Launched A New Connected Vehicle Platform

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On January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced it new Connected Vehicle Platform, a set of services built on the Microsoft Azure cloud and designed to empower auto manufacturers to create custom connected driving experiences. The company said it is not an in-car operating system, but rather a living platform based on Azure cloud to help automakers (Microsoft’s partners) to address five core scenarios: predictive maintenance, improved in-car productivity, advanced navigation, customer insights and help building autonomous driving capabilities.

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Nine Known Startup Companies Apple Inc. Acquired in 2016

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Typically, Apple rarely disclose the details of its acquisitions and even refuse to confirm the purchases, making it difficult for outsiders to track. Business Insider concluded a list of 9 startup companies Apple has bought this year and briefly introduced what they mainly do. The list is not exhaustive as some of its purchases may have never been revealed. As expected, artificial intelligent is the dominant category in Apple’s acquisitions. Security, educational tech, fitness and entertainment are also involved in this list. Now let’s take a brief look at what these 9 startups are.

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Windows 10 Build 14971 Rolling out to PC Insiders

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Microsoft Released Windows 10 Build 14971 for PC to Insiders in the Fast ring. The update comes with a couple of minors new features, a number of improvements, usual bug fixes, and also a few known issues. It is only available for PC devices this time around. Mobile users on the Slow ring can now upgrade to Build 14965.

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‘Find My iPhone’ might work even Your Phone Powers off

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If owners enable password or fingerprint protection on their iPhones, they could locate their stolen phones from iCloud accounts. But this feature is unable to work on the occasion when the device is turned off and the SIM is removed. Now Apple has patented a new technology to keeps ‘Find My iPhone’ active when the device is turned off, so that you will be able to locate stolen iPhone even if it is powered off.

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