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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
Metal? Yes, real metal. Revolut Metal is a new premium card offering from Revolut. The contactless steel card earns you up to 1% cash back on your purchases. Revolut pays out cashback in numerous fiat currencies, or in Bitcoin, Litecoin or Ether. Revolut restricts the Metal card to its Premium members, at least for the time being.
2. Microsoft to slash size of Windows 10’s monthly updates (Computerworld)
Microsoft intends to scale down the size of its Windows 10 monthly updates, starting with Windows 10 version 1809 in September. These “quality updates” could range in size from 150-200MB. Look for the update to arrive via Windows Update next month.
It seems like anyone’s guess if IoT devices for homes or businesses are secure. Foundries created an open source solution for both updating and securing your things. The over-the-air mechanism allows manufacturers to push out updates automatically.
In the pipeline for a September release, Apple iOS 12 is almost ready. Beta testers report improved performance and stability over earlier beta versions. Sign up here to access the public beta, but make sure you backup your device first.
6. Protect your PC with Application Guard for Microsoft Edge (Tech Help KB)
First introduced in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Windows Defender Application Guard isolates your computer from malware and attacks. It does so by using a virtual environment separate from your operating system.
7. Latest Pixel 3 XL leak shows wireless charging in action (Engadget)
The cat’s out of the bag…again. More leaks about Google’s Pixel 3 XL smartphone made there way to the public. Included is a video depicting the device wirelessly charging.
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