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How iOS 14 will change your iPhone forever: Tech Support

Welcome to Tech Support, a segment where I, Dan Howley, serve as your intrepid guide through the sometimes confusing, often frustrating, world of personal technology.

Here, I answer all of your most pressing questions about the various gizmos, gadgets, and services you use in your everyday life.

Have a question of your own? Reach me on Twitter at @danielhowley or email me at [email protected]

Now, on to your questions. This week’s dilemma:

“How much will iOS 14 change my iPhone?”

Apple unveiled iOS 14 on Monday, and it’s set to bring some of the biggest changes to your iPhone in years. Now I know, change is scary. It’s the reason I’ve been using the same toothbrush for three years. Well, part of the reason. I’m also just very lazy.

But the updates to iOS 14 will dramatically improve your iPhone’s functionality. Curious as to what those improvements are? I’ve got

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Apple’s switch from Intel to its own chips is its smartest move in years: Tech

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Apple’s switch from Intel to its own chips is its smartest move in years: Apple (AAPL) is leaving Intel (INTC) in the dust. The iPhone maker announced plans to cut ties with the processor giant during its virtual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, saying that it will phase out the use of Intel’s chips in its Mac line of computers over the next two years. READ MORE

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3 key themes from Apple’s big event

Apple debuts iOS 14, hitting iPhones later this year

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The Apple Watch is now easily the best smartwatch in the world

Google follows Apple with a privacy overhaul,

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Business leaders, tech CEOs bash Trump’s visa suspension

CEOs of some of the nation’s largest tech companies, along with other business leaders, are slamming the Trump administration’s decision to suspend many foreign work visas.

President Trump signed an order on Monday that will block certain visas for hundreds of thousands of people looking to work in the United States through the end of the year. The order includes the H-1B visa — which many tech companies rely on to hire highly skilled workers. (The U.S. caps the number of H-1B visas at 85,000 per year.) Some H-2B, H-4, L and J visas are also included in the suspension.

The order also extended an existing suspension of most green cards.

“We want to give jobs to Americans right now,” said Trump when asked about the green card decision on Tuesday afternoon.

The administration says the goal is to free up jobs for Americans, as tens of millions of people

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COVID-19 quarantines gave hackers time to perfect presidential election attacks: tech security CEO

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince continues to warn that the coming presidential election may unleash hackers again just like in 2016 in a bid to influence the outcome.

The recent actions of these faceless bad actors look to be practicing their craft while quarantined at home because of COVID-19.

“I think as sports are canceled around the world, it’s getting hackers to spend more time focusing on how they can hack various things. And we see some versions of that, which are relatively harmless. For instance, we seen a big uptick in relatively unsophisticated attacks, which is actually similar to what we see when schools let out. I think there are a bunch of kids out there trying to test their chops if they can hack various systems. What has been concerning is especially over the last month, there has been a rise in nation states sponsored attacks targeting both political

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What streaming service should I get?: Tech Support

Welcome to Tech Support, a segment where I, Dan Howley, serve as your intrepid guide through the sometimes confusing, often frustrating, world of personal technology.

Here, I answer all of your most pressing questions about the various gizmos, gadgets, and services you use in your everyday life.

Have a question of your own? Reach me on Twitter at @danielhowley or email me at [email protected]

Now, on to your questions. This week’s dilemma:

“What streaming service should I get?”

Just when you thought there were enough streaming video services, another pops up. HBO Max, which launched May 29, is the latest entrant in the streaming wars, and is quite the formidable opponent for the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+.

And don’t look now, but the launch of NBC’s Peacock is just around the corner, set for July 15. Then there are Hulu and Apple TV+, which though not

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