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Watch Apple reveal the new iPhone 14 at today's 'Far Out' event, here live

It’s that time of year again, when Apple is set to unveil the next generation of iPhones, as well as other hardware, like the Apple Watch Series 8.

It is expected that Apple's Pro and Max models will see a processor boost, improved cameras (with the main camera jumping up to a 48-megapixel sensor), and lose the notch at the top. The new phones may also gain an always-on feature.

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 25193 with a wealth of fixes

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Windows 11 Insiders in the Dev Channel have had to wait a day longer than usual for a new flight, but Build 25193 is finally here,

This latest test version comes with a good set of fixes designed to improve the overall user experience, It also sees the arrival of Xbox subscription management in Settings.

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Lenovo's next-generation ThinkPad X1 Fold is the foldable PC you didn't know you needed

Lenovo has launched a number of new products today, but it is its latest foldable PC that is bound to be the device that gets people talking the most.

The ThinkPad X1 Fold is designed to be ultra-portable, with a sleeker and thinner design. The new 16.3-inch folding OLED display (with a 4:3 aspect ratio) is 22 percent larger, and married with 25 percent thinner chassis and thinner bezels.

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This is the redesign WhatsApp desperately needs

WhatsApp is a great messaging tool, and one that I use daily, both for individual and group chats. Meta has added new features to it over time, with yet more welcome additions on the way, but it’s long overdue a full redesign.

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of makeover the service could benefit from, we have the answer for you right here.

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DuckDuckGo's free email protection beta is now open to all

DuckDuckGo is best known as a privacy-first search engine, but the company also offers other privacy tools, and for the past year it has been testing out an email forwarding servicing.

If you wanted to try this feature out previously, you will have had to join a waitlist, but today the company announces that the beta is open for everyone. I’ve been using the service since day one, and I can definitely recommend it.

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 beta builds 22621.586 and 22622.586 25182

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Wednesdays are a big deal for Windows 11 Insiders in the Dev Channel as that’s when Microsoft typically releases new flights. Beta Insiders also now get to enjoy the mid-week release schedule, and today sees the arrival of twin builds 22621.586 and 22622.586.

In theory, Windows 11 Build 22621.586 is the flight without new features, while 22622.586 is the one with new features, except the main difference between today's two builds is the fixes included in them.

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 25188, makes Windows Terminal the default

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The first big update for Microsoft’s new operating system, now set to be called the Windows 11 2022 Update, is due for release shortly. Microsoft is still hard at work developing new features and fixing problems for future updates.

Last week’s Windows 11 build for Insiders on the Dev Channel wasn’t particularly existing, with the focus on fixing problems, but Build 25188, released today, do introduce some more notable changes.

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Was your Facebook feed flooded with celebrity spam today? Mine too

When I checked Facebook this morning, I was greeted by loads of posts to WandaVision star Elizabeth Olsen. I don’t follow Elizabeth Olsen on Facebook and, for the most part, I have no interest in what other people are saying to her on the social network (I expect she is similarly disinterested in the messages she gets via the platform, if the sample I saw is anything to go by).

I knew I hadn’t been hacked, but it was still a very weird sight. I wasn’t alone here, as my colleague Sofia reported the same issue. It turns out, this was a problem affecting a huge number of users which saw celebrity fan pages and groups being boosted to the top of Home feeds around the world.

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Steve Jobs' Apple-1 Computer prototype sells at auction for $677,196

Apple famously began life in Steve Jobs' parents' home in Los Altos, California, firstly in his bedroom, before relocating to the garage.

For obvious reasons, items from the early days of what was to become to a tech behemoth are hugely interesting to collectors and a rare Apple-1 prototype, has just sold for eye-watering figure at auction.

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Apple celebrates Shazam's 20th birthday -- listen to the most Shazamed songs from the past two decades here

I regularly use Shazam to identify songs playing when I’m out and about. It has helped me to discover a number of lesser known artists over the years who have gone on to become firm favorites of mine.

Today, Shazam turns 20 and Apple says the service, which it acquired back in 2018, has now surpassed 70 billion song recognitions. To mark this major milestone, Apple has produced a special playlist of the most Shazamed songs of each calendar year for the past 20 years, and you can listen to them right here.

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Digital Marketing for Dummies has the tools you need to step into the digital world and bring your marketing process up to date. In this book, you’ll discover how digital tools can expand your brand’s reach and help you acquire new customers. Digital marketing is all about increasing audience engagement, and the proven strategy and tactics in this guide can get your audience up and moving!

You’ll learn how to identify the digital markets and media that work best for your business -- no wasting your time or money! Discover how much internet traffic is really worth to you and manage your online leads to convert web visitors into paying clients. From anonymous digital prospect to loyal customer -- this book will take you through the whole process!

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Get 'The Ultimate Kali Linux Book -- Second Edition' ($41.99 value) FREE for a limited time

Kali Linux is the most popular and advanced penetration testing Linux distribution within the cybersecurity industry. Using Kali Linux, a cybersecurity professional will be able to discover and exploit various vulnerabilities and perform advanced penetration testing on both enterprise wired and wireless networks.

The Ultimate Kali Linux Book -- Second Edition is a comprehensive guide for those who are new to Kali Linux and penetration testing that will have you up to speed in no time. Using real-world scenarios, you’ll understand how to set up a lab and explore core penetration testing concepts.

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 25182 with lots of important fixes

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Some weekly Windows 11 builds come with new features for Dev Channel Insiders to play around with, while others are more about offering fixes and just generally improving the overall user experience.

Today’s new flight, Build 25182, falls into the latter camp, and comes with lots of important fixes. These include:

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In Diversity Intelligence: How to Create a Culture of Inclusion for your Business, keynote speaker and diversity and inclusion expert Heidi R. Andersen delivers a step-by-step walkthrough of how to create an inclusive culture,  and break down the barriers to achieving diversity. 

You’ll find practical advice for creating the necessary cultural transformation that results in diversity intelligence, reaching well beneath the surface until it’s embedded in the foundation of your organization. The author describes the tools, methods, concepts, and goals that are essential to this transformation. 

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