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Corona-Warn-App bei 15%

„Geglückter Start – mit Irritationen – Vor einer Woche wurde die Corona-Warn-App veröffentlicht – und sie wird angenommen: Fast zwölf Millionen Menschen haben die App inzwischen auf ihr Smartphone geladen. Damit ist eine wichtige Marke überschritten. … Fast 15 Prozent der Menschen in Deutschland haben die App nun … installiert. Forscher der Universität Oxford sehen darin eine kritische Marke, ab der die App auch eine Wirkung erzielen kann.“


Kryptowährungen bei PayPal?

PayPal, Venmo to Roll Out Crypto Buying and Selling: Sources – Fintech giant PayPal plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users, according to three people familiar with the matter. … A second source confirmed that PayPal is looking to offer buying and selling of crypto and said the service could be expected ‚in the next three months, maybe sooner.‘ – PayPal declined to comment on the plans. … Around the start of 2020, PayPal posted job openings to ramp up its new Blockchain Research Group. PayPal posted eight engineering positions: four in San Jose and four in Singapore. – Following PayPal’s short-lived dalliance with the Facebook-led Libra project last year, the focus now is expanding its own payments expertise, one of the sources added.“


SoftBank verkauft T-Mobile

SoftBank plans to sell up to $21 billion worth of T-Mobile stock – SoftBank will sell up to about 198 million shares of T-Mobile stock worth about $21 billion, the telecom company announced Monday. – The sale, which represents about 65% of SoftBank’s stake in T-Mobile, is part of SoftBank’s efforts to free up cash as the coronavirus pandemic has hurt several of its key investments.“


Mixer wird Facebook Gaming

Microsoft is shutting down Mixer and partnering with Facebook Gaming – It’s a strategic move for the future of xCloud – Microsoft is closing its Mixer service on July 22nd and plans to move existing partners over to Facebook Gaming. The surprise announcement means Mixer partners and streamers will be transitioned to Facebook Gaming starting today, and Microsoft will no longer operate Mixer as a service in a month’s time. – Microsoft has struggled to reach the scale needed for Mixer to compete with Twitch, YouTube, and even Facebook Gaming which has led to today’s decision. … Microsoft’s choice to partner with Facebook is clearly a strategic one that’s also related to broadening the appeal of its upcoming xCloud game streaming service and its overall gaming efforts.“

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Flash Player zerstört sich selbst

„Flash Player soll sich selbst zerstören – Die Software soll einen Selbstzerstörungsmechanismus erhalten und im Jahr 2021 nicht mehr funktionieren. – Am 31. Dezember 2020 verliert Adobes Flash Player ganz offiziell sein Leben (End of Life, EOL). ‚Das Ausführen von Flash-basierten Inhalten wird nach dem EOL-Datum gesperrt‘, kündigt Adobe in einer FAQ zu dem baldigen Lebensende an. Die Software soll also eine Art Selbstzerstörungsfunktion erhalten und ab dem Jahr 2021 nicht mehr verwendet werden können. Zudem soll die Software die Benutzer auf das nahende Lebensende hinweisen und zur Deinstallation des Flash Players auffordern.“


Apple WWDC: Big Sur auf ARM

Apple debuts macOS Big Sur with all-new design, ARM support – Over the past two years, macOS Mojave and Catalina gently evolved to aid developers in creating universal apps for Macs and iPads, including Apple internal and then third-party use of the cross-platform Catalyst framework. Today, Apple is taking another major step with the release of macOS Big Sur, which will be the first version to support Apple-developed ARM processors for Macs.“


„Apple is switching Macs to its own processors starting later this year – Apple’s first ARM-based Mac will be available later this year – Apple is officially moving to its own silicon chips for some of its Mac hardware. Calling it a ‚historic day for the Mac,‘ Apple CEO Tim Cook detailed the transitions to PowerPC, Mac OS X, and the move to Intel chips before unveiling its plans to use Apple’s own ARM-powered silicon in Macs in the future.“

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„Apple announces Mac mini powered by its own chips for developers – The special Mac mini will help developers get their apps ready for the future … The mini will run on Apple’s A12Z chip – the same one found in the 2020 iPad Pro – and includes 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.“

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Apple Messages is getting better support for groups in iOS and macOS – With iOS 14, Apple is introducing a couple of interesting new features for its Messages app. The biggest of these will benefit your group messages, with support for inline replies and better notification options. … Apple says that its new group reply options should make it easier to follow conversations in group chats. Rather than having every message respond to the group chat as a whole, its inline replies feature lets you respond to specific messages and start a conversation thread that’s viewable separately from the main group chat.“

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iOS 14 will let you change your default email and web browser apps – The default app options arrive as Apple faces increased scrutiny from antitrust bodies about having monopolistic control over the App Store.“