The team of the popular password manager LastPass has launched new plans that radically change the terms of the free service.
If earlier users of free accounts were provided with free access from all types of devices, then from March 16, 2021, users will have to choose where to save LastPass – on computers or on mobile devices.
Starting today, if a user of the free version of LastPass selects mobile as their preferred device type, they can access LastPass passwords from Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, as well as smartwatches.
At the same time, free access to LastPass will become impossible from computers with Windows, macOS and Linux, including using browser extensions. On the other hand, a LastPass “computer” user will not be able to access the service for free on mobile devices.
The preferred device view is automatically set when the user logs into their LastPass account. In case you launched LastPass by mistake or change your mind, the service developers will allow you to change the selected device type three times.
Subsequently, switching from computer LastPass to mobile and vice versa will only be possible when switching to a paid subscription. Pricing for LastPass now starts at € 2.9 per month, plus there’s a free trial.
Modular computer in the form of a vegetable dryer. Gigabyte showed Aorus Project Cielo
Gigabyte has unveiled the Aorus Project Cielo concept modular PC. The name, as well as the lack of details, do not allow us to say so far that such a serial product will be released. But the opposite cannot be said either.
Project Cielo is another attempt at a modular desktop PC. So far, none of the attempts have been successful, which is understandable by the specifics of the market.
Be that as it may, in this case, we know that the upper block of this computer, which looks like a dehydrator, is a PC itself, on average there can be a battery, and the lower one is a speaker system. That being said, Gigabyte is also talking about built-in 5G antennas. That is, it is also a potentially conditionally portable PC.
For the first time in 11 years of history: Instagram allowed publishing from computers
The Instagram team, part of Facebook, is launching a number of long-awaited features for users. The most anticipated of these is the ability to post to Instagram from computers.
At the moment, on computers, you can view content in Instagram through a browser, but publication is not possible. However, from Thursday, October 21, users will be able to upload photos and small videos no more than a minute in length in the web interface in desktop browsers. Instagram tested the innovation in June and now the release will take place.
From today on Instagram, two users will be able to jointly publish content to the feed or Reels. Collabs will have shared comments, views and likes.
Starting tomorrow, October 20, Instagram will also begin testing a new, simplified way to raise money for nonprofits. A couple of new music features are coming to Reels on Thursday, including 3D lyrics.
Apple announces release date for new Mac OS
Apple today unveiled groundbreaking new MacBook Pro laptops and announced during the presentation the release date for the stable version of its new operating system for computers – macOS Monterey.
macOS Monterey was announced in June 2021. The OS is still being tested by developers and the public. As it became known now, the release will take place on Monday next week – October 25th. It will be available as a free update for all compatible computers:
- iMac – Late 2015 and newer
- Mac Pro – Late 2013 and newer
- iMac Pro – 2017 and newer
- Mac mini – Late 2014 and newer
- MacBook Air – Early 2015 and newer
- MacBook – Early 2016 and newer
- MacBook Pro – Early 2015 and newer.
The new OS offers innovations such as AirPlay to Mac, a redesigned Safari browser with tabs that can be grouped and synced in iCloud between Mac, iPhone and iPad, FaceTime spatial audio, SharePlay for sharing content.
An interesting innovation such as “Universal Management” at the time of the release on October 25 may be inactive. As noted by Apple, the feature will be available “later this fall,” meaning we can hope to launch it before December.
Universal Control lets you use a single keyboard, mouse, or trackpad to work on multiple devices out of the box. The user just needs to move the cursor towards the second device using the mouse or trackpad until the cursor appears on another screen.
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