Weekly Tech Wrap-Up 5-27-2023

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up 5-27-2023

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up 5-27-2023, a week in which ChatGPT usage for creating malware, iOS 16.5 patching three zero-days but also causing battery issues, and a new Gmail app for macOS captivated our readers the most. Today, we look back at this week’s ten most engaging stories from the Tech Help Knowledgebase social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement — the stories our users interacted with the most. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story first. 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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Top 10 Most Engaging Stories This Week

1. ChatGPT is being used to create malware — what you need to know (Tom’s Guide)

ChatGPT, a large language model from OpenAI, is being used to create malware. Hackers are feeding existing malware samples into ChatGPT to generate new malware strains that are polymorphic, making them more difficult to detect and remove. This is a serious threat to cybersecurity, and it is important to be aware of the risks before using ChatGPT or any other AI chatbot.

2. Apple urges users to upgrade their devices immediately to patch three ‘active’ zero-day exploits (TechSpot)

Apple has released a security patch for iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5. The patch addresses three actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities are related to the WebKit browser engine and could allow attackers to break out of the Web Content security sandbox, disclose sensitive information, or execute arbitrary code. Apple urges users to update their devices as soon as possible.

3. Ex-Apple Mail engineer launches Mimestream for Gmail app on macOS (9to5Mac)

Mimestream, a powerful Gmail app built specifically for macOS, is officially out of beta. A former Apple Mail engineer developed the app, and it might be the best Gmail app for macOS yet. Mimestream has been in beta testing for almost three years, includes all of Gmail’s core functionality, and ensures compatibility and integration with native Mac features.

4. 5 essential Gmail features that Google forgot to tell you about (Fast Company)

Gmail has many hidden features to help you get the most out of the email service. You can use keyboard shortcuts to save time and be more productive, filters to organize your inbox and automatically sort incoming messages, “Undo Send” to recall an email if you change your mind, and “Canned Responses” to save time when sending repetitive emails.

5. Everything I Hope Apple Adds to iOS 17 for the iPhone (CNET)

The iOS 17 update for the iPhone is expected to launch at WWDC. The new software may include a number of new features, including a more customizable lock screen, the ability to sideload apps, and support for the Apple Pencil on Pro Max and Plus models. Other potential features include a volume button for the iPhone’s virtual Apple TV remote and a new way to control smart home devices from the lock screen.

6. iOS 16.5 fixes a security hole that was supposedly addressed last year (Macworld)

iOS 16.5 fixes a bug that caused some users to receive “ColdInvite” and “ColdIntro” notifications from people they didn’t know. A change in how iOS handles contact syncing with iCloud caused the bug.

7. Battery bad after installing iOS 16.5? Try these 7 tips (ZDNet)

If you are experiencing poor battery life after installing iOS 16.5, there are a few things you can do to try and fix the problem. First, make sure that your iPhone is not overheating. If it is, remove it from a hot window or car and temporarily take it out of its case. Also, check which apps use the most battery and close the apps you are not using. Next, try restarting your iPhone. If that doesn’t help, check for software updates and install them if necessary. Finally, if all else fails, you can restore your iPhone to a previous backup.

8. ChatGPT Will Now Use Microsoft’s Bing AI Search Engine Data (CNET)

ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot from OpenAI that burst onto the scene in November with a game-changing capacity to draw information from the web and present it in plausible essays, poems, and even screenplays. Microsoft has announced that it will now use Bing search engine data to power ChatGPT. As a result, ChatGPT will provide even more accurate and relevant responses to users’ queries.

9. Bluesky launches alternative feeds with custom algorithms (9to5Mac)

Bluesky has a new feed system that allows users to customize their feeds. It will use machine learning algorithms to personalize feeds for each user. The four new feeds available by default are What’s Hot, Popular With Friends, Bluesky Team, and What’s Hot Classic.

10. Flipboard becomes first to support Bluesky, Mastodon, and Pixelfed all in one app (TechCrunch)

Flipboard has become the first app to support the decentralized social networks Bluesky, Mastodon, and Pixelfed. This integration allows users to browse through posts and photos from all three networks, comment, favorite, reply, and scroll through custom feeds. Flipboard becomes the first major tech company to integrate with Bluesky, an up-and-coming Twitter alternative that remains in an invite-only private beta. The integration is a sign of Flipboard’s continued investment in the federated social web, a decentralized alternative to centralized social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

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