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Allowing app installs “Unknown Sources” in any Android

Allowing app installs “Unknown Sources” in any Android

As part of the Android Operative system, there is a restriction that blocks installing applications outside the Google Play Store. If it’s your first time installing an App from Storage, you’re greeted with, "Install blocked. For security, your phone is set to block installation of applications not obtained from Play Store" message as you try to install. But how do we get there? To allow app installs from outside of the Google Play Store, here are the steps for all Android
Apple and the Craftsmen

Apple and the Craftsmen

On 25 March, Apple invited celebrities and members of the tech and entertainment press to the Steve Jobs Theater for a range of special announcements. What made this event a little odd, however, was that it was entirely focused on services. There were no hardware announcements and the only software that was demonstrated on stage were existing (yet refreshed) apps as the delivery channels for new services. I’ve read numerous articles and listened to various podcasts that have all meticulously analysed Apple’s new offerings: Apple News+; Apple Card; Apple Arcade; Apple TV Channels; and Apple TV+.
Congressional Bill Would Automatically Seal Marijuana Conviction Records

Congressional Bill Would Automatically Seal Marijuana Conviction Records

Bipartisan legislation filed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday would automatically seal federal criminal records for marijuana convictions. The legislation, titled the Clean Slate Act, would also create a new procedure allowing people to petition federal courts to seal records for other nonviolent offenses that aren’t automatically sealed under the bill, such as convictions involving other drugs. “At the time of sentencing of a covered individual for a conviction pursuant to section 404 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 16 U.S.C. 844) or of any Federal nonviolent offense involving marijuana,” the bill text states, “the court shall enter an order that each record and portion thereof that relates to the offense shall be sealed automatically on the date that is one year after the covered individual fulfills each requirement of the sentence, except that such record shall not be sealed if the individual has been convicted of a subsequent criminal offense
Wing, Owned by Google’s Parent Company, Gets First Approval for Drone Deliveries in U.S.

Wing, Owned by Google’s Parent Company, Gets First Approval for Drone Deliveries in U.S.

Millions of drones buzzing through the air, delivering the groceries you need to make your dinner, the medicine you forgot to pick up from the pharmacy or even a hot cup of coffee. To some, it’s the inevitable, efficient future. To others, it might sound more like the beginnings of a dystopian horror story. Either way, it’s now closer to reality. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that Wing, the drone-delivery unit of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, had received the agency’s first approval to use drones to carry and deliver packages commercially.
Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars - sources

Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars - sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said. The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter the autonomous vehicle derby, an effort it calls Project Titan. The talks are focused on next-generation lidar, a sensor that provides a three-dimensional look at the road. Apple is seeking lidar units that would be smaller, cheaper and more easily mass produced than current technology, the three people said. The iPhone maker is setting a high bar with demands for a “revolutionary design,” one of the people familiar with the talks said. The people declined to name the companies Apple has approached.
This neuroscientist is using virtual reality to revolutionize stroke treatment

This neuroscientist is using virtual reality to revolutionize stroke treatment

Tej Tadi has always had one thing on his mind: the human brain. A neuroscientist, engineer and entrepreneur, Tadi’s innovative approach to stroke rehabilitation has earned him numerous accolades, including being named one of Fast Company’s most creative people in business in 2018. After years working in hospitals, Tadi realized traditional treatments for stroke patients weren’t motivating or frequent enough to maximize potential for a full recovery. So in 2012, he created MindMaze, a neurorehabilitation company that uses virtual reality and neuroscience to repair broken connections in the brain, and retrain the body to move after a stroke. The technology has also been proven to alleviate symptoms of phantom pain in amputees.
EU backs WiFi over 5G for connected cars

EU backs WiFi over 5G for connected cars

The European Commission has sided with Volkswagen and its plans for a WiFi-based standard for internet connected cars dealing a serious blow to BMW, Qualcomm  and others endorsing Wi-Fi over 5G. The EU executive is currently trying to set benchmarks for internet connect cars and the issue has split the auto and tech industries with both sides lobbying fiercely for Wi-Fi or 5G. Renault, Toyota, NXP, Autotalks and Kapsch TrafficCom all support Wi-Fi as the standard for connected cars while Daimler, Ford, PSA Group, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Qualcomm and Samsung have all backed 5G.
JPMorgan Expanding Blockchain Project With 220 Banks to Include Payments

JPMorgan Expanding Blockchain Project With 220 Banks to Include Payments

Investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase is planning to expand an existing blockchain project to include settlement features as it seeks to fend off competition from payments upstarts such as TransferWise and Ripple. The blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN), set up in partnership with Australia’s ANZ bank and the Royal Bank of Canada back in 2017, currently allows its over 220 banking members to quickly address payments that contain errors or get held up for compliance reasons – problems that can takes weeks to solve with multiple banks being involved across the payments chain.
Apple reportedly signed a $1.5 billion deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) over the next five years. CNBC

Apple reportedly signed a $1.5 billion deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) over the next five years. CNBC

first reported the figure, which equates to more than $30 million per month — a jump of more than 10 percent from the same period last year. Apple is expected to spend more than $360 million on AWS this year, up from roughly $350 million spent in 2018, according to people familiar with the arrangement.
IRS, Treasury Release Second Round Of Opportunity Zone Regulations

IRS, Treasury Release Second Round Of Opportunity Zone Regulations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the issuance of the second set of regulations Wednesday afternoon, concurrent with a press conference held at the White House with addresses by President Donald Trump, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The announcement addressed what topics within the opportunity zone law were areas of focus in this round, but didn't give many specifics. The full guidance document was posted on the IRS website at around 2 p.m.


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