Apple has changed its policy for apps and services in the App Store that offer a paid subscription with auto-renewal.
Until now, when a developer increased the price of an auto-renewing subscription, users had to confirm that they agreed to continue paying for the subscription at the new price. Otherwise, the subscription was automatically cancelled. Now, with the update, the increased cost of the subscription will be charged even without the consent of the user.
Of course, Apple has provided some restrictions to avoid abuse. For example, developers are still required to notify users of a change in the cost of a subscription, and re-charging the new cost is not possible without the consent expressed by the user.
In addition, price increases cannot occur more than once a year, and the maximum price increase is $5 for regular subscriptions or $50 for annual subscriptions. Users will also be able to easily cancel their subscription if they wish.
Elon, are you okay? The head of Tesla abruptly stopped posting anything on Twitter
Elon Musk celebrated the milestone of 100 million followers on the social network Twitter in an uncharacteristic way for him: he did not write anything about this at all.
Many have already noticed that the billionaire, who recently was about to acquire Twitter and regularly left a lot of interesting and not very messages on the social network, has not published anything on the social network for the ninth day in a row. His last post was related to the next increase in gasoline prices in the US, he was made on June 21.
In the five weeks leading up to June 16, Elon Musk averaged 145 tweets and retweets per week, or about 21 per day. On June 16, an open letter signed by SpaceX employees was released, describing Musk’s tweets as “a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment.”
Some of those who signed the letter were immediately fired, but Musk’s tweets plummeted, and after June 21, he stopped posting anything on the social network.
FCC asks Google and Apple to remove TikTok app from stores
In the US, a new stage of confrontation between the authorities and TikTok has begun. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wrote letters to Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Apple CEO Tim Cook. In them, he demanded that TikTok be removed from the Google Play and App Store stores.
According to Carr, the application collects and transfers too much sensitive data, and then the program transfers them to Beijing. Carr noted that the application can save drafts, has access to search history, intercepts button presses, tracks biometrics, and also has access to text, images and videos on the clipboard.
“TikTok is not just an app for sharing funny videos and memes. This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, ”the American official said. He also stated that a recent study showed that TikTok employees in China had access to the personal data of American users.
Stores were given until July 8 to remove the app or justify their refusal to do so. Note that this is not the first confrontation between the Chinese application and the US authorities. Previously, ByteDance companies wanted to ban transactions on TikTok.
Microsoft Defender may slow down PC performance on Windows 10 or 11, an enthusiast suggested a workaround
The network has information that Microsoft Defender Antivirus can significantly reduce PC performance when running on a system running Windows 10 or 11 with an Intel Core processor from 8th to 11th generation.
It is reported that the antivirus sometimes crashes, which causes the application to occupy all seven hardware performance counters. Because of this, the performance of the system as a whole drops.
The problem was found by Kevin Glynn, who created the RealTemp and ThrottleStop utilities. He developed the Counter Control utility, which allows you to reset performance counters, thereby reducing resource consumption. The only alternative is to disable Defender.
If the Current Status section of the utility is set to Defender, then you only need to click the Reset Counters button to reset the performance counters. You can also do this automatically – you need to enable the Windows Defender Boost option in the utility, and then the reset will be performed by itself.
There is no official fix for Microsoft Defender yet. It’s also unclear if Microsoft is aware of this. Earlier it was reported that Microsoft Defender antivirus was released on iOS and macOS.
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