Google quietly relegates 'Don't be evil' from its Code of Conduct dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-20 10:38:51

For a long time, the words "don't be evil" were associated with Google. While not an official motto as such, the words were heavily ingrained in the company. Google's method of operating has caused many people over the years to question the phrase, and when the company was re-organized under Alphabet the motto became "do the right thing". Nonetheless, in the Google Code of Conduct which is given...

How to watch the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding online for free dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-18 14:56:23

As an American man that thinks monarchies are silly, I shouldn't be interested in the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding. With that said, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about it. I don't know why, but I find myself intrigued by the Royal Wedding. I make no apologies about it! Unfortunately, the wedding is on a Saturday -- a day when many people are out of their homes running errands...

Google One is a family-focused cloud storage plan dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-14 20:26:19

Cloud storage is one of the most significant innovations in tech history. Let's be honest, many people fail to backup their important files. When something bad happens -- like a drive failing or a smartphone breaking -- people always wish that they had remembered to back things up. With the cloud nowadays, data backup is often done automatically to an off-site location, meaning your data is safe...

Microsoft launches free Surface Pro 4 replacement program because it can't fix flickering screens dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-12 10:12:09

If you have a Surface Pro 4, you might be one of the unlucky tablet owners to suffer from a flickering screen -- a problem predictably dubbed "flickergate". Unable to come up with a fix, Microsoft has opened up a replacement program that means that those affected by the problem will be able to get a new Surface Pro 4 free of charge. Microsoft says that it has been unable to produce a patch to...

Google News gets a major revamp and an AI injection dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 22:28:55

Today at its I/O developer conference, Google revealed major changes for Google News. The company says that the revamp combines the best of artificial intelligence with the best of human intelligence, and it sees Google try to rebuild the trust people have in online news. As well as a revamp of the underlying technology, there are also changes in presentation. A "For You" section in the app...

How to fix the Feedback Frequency bug in Windows 10 April 2018 Update dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-07 13:11:21

The Windows 10 April 2018 Update has started to roll out to users around the world, and it has not been without its problems. One issue that some people have noticed is that the "Feedback frequency" setting cannot be changed. Users are complaining that the setting has a new label reading "Windows Insider Program manages this option" -- regardless of whether the computer has been part of the...

Logitech Keys-To-Go portable wireless keyboard gets three new color options dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-01 20:47:47

These days, thanks to smartphones and tablets, consumers are quite adept at typing on glass. Believe it or not, this was not an easy transition. Many early smartphones had physical keyboards, making typing a better experience. Ultimately, screen real estate won out, and consumers preferred all-screen devices, such as the iPhone. Unfortunately, while typing on a touch screen smartphone is very...

Facebook's new Clear History privacy tool will let you stop third-party tracking and delete collected info dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-01 19:54:34

At its F8 conference today, Facebook revealed details of an upcoming tool it is working on --- Clear History. The tool will let Facebook users not only see which sites and apps gather information about usage, but also let users delete this information. The privacy-centric tool comes as the social network slowly comes to the realization "that people want more information about how Facebook works...

Office 2019 Preview is now available to download dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-27 16:53:33

We already knew that Microsoft was planning to release previews of Office 2019 towards the middle of this year, and now the first one is here -- for some people, at least. Microsoft has unveiled the Office 2019 Commercial Preview, and this is a chance for businesses to try out the latest version of the office suite. The PC version of the suite is a Windows 10 exclusive. Read on to find out how to...

Instagram launches Data Download tool so you can grab the contents of your account dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-24 20:07:19

A couple of weeks ago, Instagram said that it was working on a tool that would enable users to download everything from their accounts. Now the tool has been launched ahead of the roll out of GDPR in Europe. There has been no fanfare for the data download tool, but it's available for everyone to use. It gives people the opportunity to download "photos, comments, profile information and more" which...