Tech Wrap-Up 9-20-2018. Wrapping up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from the Tech Help Knowledgebase social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks and detail expands) and by the number of impressions they received. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story at the top. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.
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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up
1. How to Use the New Augmented Reality Measure App in iOS 12 (Mac Rumors)
Measure is the name of a new augmented reality app from Apple included with iOS 12. Use the app to gauge the size of objects in the real world in place of using a tape measure. Measure allows you to make multiple measurements, measure rectangular objects, and save those measurements for later reference. The app also includes a Level feature for straightening vertical and flat objects. It may be more useful than the flashlight app.
It doesn’t take a summa cum laude graduate to understand why a young person would not want an iPhone XM. These are ramen eaters that cook in electric kettles in 10×10 dorm rooms and hunt for loose change in sofa cushions. Students at the University of Southern California cite price and lack of added utility as reasons to hold off on upgrading to the latest iPhone versions.
The list of departing Windows 10 features doesn’t sadden nearly as much as the list of movies and television shows leaving Netflix each month. In fact, in some cases, Windows 10 October Update simply upgrades rather than removes features. For example, the Sketch and Clip app replaces The Snipping Tool and Hologram upgrades into a new Mixed Reality App. Read the article to see the full list of what’s head to the scrap heap.
Tor users possess an inherent understanding of secure, private, and anonymous web browsing. Cloudflare CAPTCHAs are a nuisance, but they are understandable. Thankfully the Cloudflare Onion Service remedies that barrier to website entry, at least for users running Tor Browser 8 and Tor Browser for Android. Building support for Cloudflare Onion Service is Brave browser, so look out for that too.
5. Save money using these Chrome plugins (Kim Komando)
When Kim talks, we listen like you (well, listen to Jessica over at Komando.com). Listed are five money-saving Chrome extensions: Honey, InvisibleHand, Keepa, Ebates, and Piggy. Learn how each extension works and how they can save you money while surfing.
6. High demand for AMD motherboards is causing shortages (TechSpot)
Asus and Gigabyte bear the brunt of supply shortages for AMD motherboards. Impacted is hardware manufactured with hard-to-come-by, more affordable motherboards like A320, B450, and A68. However, not experiencing shortages are high-end X470 motherboards.
7. Cloudflare wants internet route leaks to be a thing of the past (TechCrunch)
Cloudflare wants to provide resource public key infrastructure (RPKI) for free to its customers. Doing so makes traffic rerouting by bad actors more difficult. Providing it for free will help push adoption higher, and make it more effective.
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