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TikTok parent company ByteDance still holding off on launching IPO

TikTok parent company ByteDance is not planning an initial public offering anytime soon, and The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that such plans have been “indefinitely” shelved. The WSJ reported that ByteDance founder Zhang Yiming made the call to postpone IPO plans in March after meeting with regulators who suggested the company should focus on […]

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How to use Apple’s Private Relay feature with iCloud Plus

One of the more interesting new features available with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey is iCloud Plus, Apple’s upgraded iCloud subscription service that adds a few key privacy features. Chief among those features is Private Relay, a VPN-like service that’s designed to mask your internet traffic on your devices from anyone trying to […]

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LeBron James is coming to Fortnite this week

LeBron James is the latest celebrity to enter the Fortnite metaverse. Starting on July 14th, players will be able to purchase two different versions of the NBA star: a regular LeBron with a handful of outfits, and another modeled after his role in the upcoming movie Space Jam: A New Legacy. The two skins, and […]

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Android 12 will let you play games as you’re downloading them

Google is announcing a big new feature for its upcoming Android 12 update on Monday: you’ll be able to play games as you’re downloading them. For particularly large games, this could be very useful, as it means you won’t have to wait as long to jump into a game and start playing. You can get […]

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Microsoft acquires cybersecurity firm RiskIQ as the threat of ransomware intensifies

Microsoft is officially acquiring RiskIQ, a security software vendor. RiskIQ provides management tools and threat intelligence gathering against a wide range of cyberattacks across Microsoft’s own cloud services, AWS, on-premises servers, and supply chain attacks. While Microsoft hasn’t valued the deal, Bloomberg reported that the company is said to be paying more than $500 million […]

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Death Stranding: Director’s Cut isn’t a director’s cut, says director Hideo Kojima

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is coming to the PS5 on September 24th — but don’t call it a director’s cut, according to director Hideo Kojima (spotted by Eurogamer). “A director’s cut in a movie is an additional edit to a shortened version that was either released reluctantly because the director did not have the right […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Won’t Launch This Year, May Debut Early 2022

Samsung has been rumoured to be working on new Android tablets dubbed Galaxy Tab S8, Galaxy Tab S8+, and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra – similar to its S-series smartphone lineup that lately includes three models. Previously expected to launch this year since the company unveiled the predecessor Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series last year, a […]