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The application has more than 1 billion downloads: the alarm clock in Google watches is now turned off by buttons

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Google has released an update for the standard Clock application for the Android operating system. The update is small, but it looks very useful for all those who use the standard Google Clock alarms and timers.

The application has more than 1 billion downloads: the alarm clock in Google watches is now turned off by buttons

Version 7.4 of Google Clock changes some elements of the user interface for the better. To snooze or turn off the alarm, you previously had to perform swipe gestures, which is fraught with delay if you turn off the alarm “without regaining consciousness.” Now there are separate buttons that the user will have to consciously press to get rid of the annoying sound.

The application has more than 1 billion downloads: the alarm clock in Google watches is now turned off by buttons

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Apparently, the new interface for alarm clocks is only being tested, since not all users who have installed Google Clock 7.4 appear. The settings also have a new option for the volume buttons Do nothin (Do nothing). Users who have joined the innovations note that you need to get used to the new buttons for alarm clocks, but in the end they turn out to be more convenient.

The application has more than 1 billion downloads: the alarm clock in Google watches is now turned off by buttons

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In addition, the update also makes changes to the timer section, making it clearer, with a larger button to add time and stop the timer.

Note that Google Clock has been installed more than one billion times from the online application store Google Play.

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Mozilla is developing a Firefox browser for iOS that violates Apple’s requirements

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Mozilla is developing a Firefox browser for iOS that violates

Mozilla is working on a Firefox browser for iOS that will be based on the Gecko engine rather than the traditional WebKit platform. This is similar to the Google project, where they develop their Chromium browser based on Blink.

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The browser code was found in the Mozilla GitHub repository, but it is not in the App Store, because such a browser violates the rules of the store. Apple forbids browsers from using any engines other than WebKit.

In a comment to the media, a Mozilla spokesperson said the company is following Apple’s policy and is only doing research to understand the technical issues for Gecko browsers on iOS if that policy changes.

“We hope that the day will come when people can freely decide to use the browser of their choice, including the ability to choose the engine that underlies it,” the company said.

Note that the Google developers also stated that their application is only an “experimental prototype that is being created in order to understand some aspects of performance on iOS.”

Journalists, on the other hand, believe that Apple may begin preparations for changing the rules of the store, which is why the companies began working on new versions of browsers. Details about this can be told at the WWDC conference in early summer.

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Under lock and key: Google Chrome will ask for biometrics to access the password manager

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Under lock and key Google Chrome will ask for biometrics

Google has released an important security update for its Chrome browser.

Under lock and key: Google Chrome will ask for biometrics to access the password manager

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Google Password Manager is pretty versatile as it allows you to sync all your saved passwords across mobile and desktop devices. Until now, the Chrome desktop browser used PINs and passwords to authenticate users before exposing stored data.

Now, if your computer (Windows and macOS) has an external or built-in biometric authentication system, such as a fingerprint scanner or a face scanner, you can use it to access data stored in the Chrome password manager.

Under lock and key: Google Chrome will ask for biometrics to access the password manager

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It works pretty much the same as it does on Android tablet phones when accessing saved passwords in Chrome. Once authenticated, the user will be able to copy the saved password or edit the entry.

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Get your tinfoil hats out: how much more Windows 11 “spy” compared to older Microsoft OS

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Get your tinfoil hats out how much more Windows 11

Many have heard claims that Windows 11 is heavily “spying” on users. As a recent YouTube video on The PC Security Channel shows, Windows 11 does send massive amounts of data to its own and third-party servers.

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Worst of all, the OS does this before the user even installs or opens their first app. The author of the channel used the Wireshark application to analyze network activity on two “clean” versions of Windows.

The first was the brand new Windows 11, and the second was the good old Windows XP. A quick analysis revealed that Windows 11 connects to many third-party servers and services, most of which do nothing but track for ads. And it’s worth noting that all of these actions take place on every Windows 11 computer out of the box, without prompting the user and before he tries to use the Internet.

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