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Safari Technology Preview: MacBook Pro.

Apple ‘New Safari Technology Preview 68’ Released

By on October 25, 2018

Apple ‘New Safari Technology Preview 68’ Released

Sources have revealed that Apple has released a brand new update for its Safari Technology Preview (downloadlink).- Courtesy: Apple.

For those who don’t know:

Apple launched the Safari Technology Preview in 2016 to see the features that might come to different versions of Safari next. Essentially, it was launched to ‘test the waters’.

Now,

Apple has come up with a 68 release that involves bug fixes, web inspector services, webRTC, animations payment request, Apple Pay and others.

Safari Technology Preview: MacBook Pro
Safari Technology Preview: MacBook Pro

So now the big question:

Who is this update for?

The new Safari Technology Previous 68 release is for both macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra users.

Lets not forget that Mojave is the latest Mac OS released to the public in September.

How To Get The Update?

If you want to download Safari Technology Preview 68 today, go to the Mac App Store and download the update. However, the update will only appear if you have the browser at hand.

You can’t really say that Apple has given users the ability to download Safari technology preview without reason. There is a reason behind it.

 

Apple’s main aim with the Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from different developers and gain insights on the browser development process.

You can, however, have both the Safari Technology Preview + Safari browser at hand.

Safari Technology Preview: MacBook Pro.
Safari Technology Preview: MacBook Pro.
Safari Technology Preview: MacBook Pro.
Safari Technology Preview: MacBook Pro.

The software was designed for designers but it does not need a proper account to download.

Tech giant Apple has been in the news for other reasons too. In the news today, it was revealed that Apple has been fined for slowing down phones deliberately.

Moreover, the new Apple event is also around the corner so there is a lot of speculation going around about the company these days.

Let’s see what the Cupertino based giant has in store ahead.

For more updates on Apple launches, stay with us on www.techunveiled.com

AT&T 5G Service: Launching Soon

AT&T Set To Launch “AT&T 5G Service” Very Soon

By on October 24, 2018

AT&T Set To Launch “AT&T 5G Service” Very Soon

Did you know:

AT&T is set to launch its 5G services and rumour has it that the new service will be available in a couple of weeks.

Reports reveal that the 5G network based on 3GPP 5G NR spec – AT&T is coming very soon.

During the start of the year, AT&T promised that it will be launching the 5G network by the end of this year. CEO of the company, John Donovan, however, confirmed today, that the new service will be launching very soon!

AT&T 5G Service: Launching Soon
AT&T 5G Service: Launching Soon

The best part is that this will be an authentic next generation 5G network, quite unsimilar to the 5G evolution network that came forth in 2017. The network launched last year worked on improving the LTE connections but this proper purpose built service is expected to bring a lot more.

We cannot doubt this news any further because there are no reasons to do so.

First,

AT&T announced itself that it will launch the 5G network solution.

However, now:

AT&T itself has REVEALED that the service will be here in the next couple of weeks.

However, AT&T is not the first in line with its AT&T 5G service but Verizon is.

Verizon launched its 5G network earlier in LA, Indianapolis, Houston and Sacramento. Verizon launched its services in October.

AT&T 5G Service: Launching Soon
AT&T 5G Service: Launching Soon

However, Verizon is different in the sense that it does not use the 3GPP 5G NR service but a different version of 5G TF. Note though, that the current network by Verizon is a fixed 5G network than a stationary home internet. It is not suitable for mobile devices.

If AT&T launches its AT&T 5G service network as said and according to plans, it will be the first network in the US to launch according to the 3GPP standards. This is big and it will improve the way we connect to the World Wide Web.

Reports also reveal that AT&T has been testing its 5G service in Atlanta, Waco, Oklahoma, Dallas, Charlotte and others.

 

Registerhowtovote: Snapchat Help 400K Users Register Vote

RegisterHowToVote: Snapchat Helps 400K To Register Their Votes

By on October 24, 2018

RegisterHowToVote: Snapchat Helps 400K To Register Their Votes

Snapchat has revealed one of the most searched queries of 2018: howtoregisteryourvote (how to register your vote) or RegisterHowToVote.

While Canada is celebrating we3d legalization in the country, US is more about the mid-term elections.

According to reports, Snapchat has helped 400K+ users in registering their report. Aside from the reports, Snapchat revealed the news to The New York Times itself. These large users were registered in the last two weeks.

Most of the users who used Snapchat to registerhowtovote were from Ohio, Florida, Texas and Georgia.

Registerhowtovote: Snapchat Help 400K Users Register Vote
Registerhowtovote: Snapchat Help 400K Users Register Vote

How Did It Work?

Snapchat linked its users to TurboVote.org. It wanted to change the low voter turnout for young people.

Last in 2014, in the midterm elections, less than 1/5 people between 18-25 years of age cast their vote.

More than 78% of people between 18-24 reported Snapchat use. Therefore, Snapchat, as we all know, is a very popular platform already and now, it is coming to other uses as well.

Other Platforms Push People To Vote Too

Snapchat is not the only company to have helped users. Twitter, Facebook, Google and other platforms are all encouraging people to registerhowtovote this mid-term election.

The elections have always been an important topic in America. Therefore, the support for it is immense.

Taylor Swift Urges People To Vote

Along with companies, musicians such as Taylor Swift are also taking it to platforms to express their preferences in these elections. It is not a surprise that she favors Democrats, just like many other famous Hollywood celebrities.

As far as the figures on registerhowtovote go, the New York Times revealed that 40% of the newly registered users were between 18-25 years of age. Therefore, actions of Taylor Swift and other promotions of registerhowtovote have come to life.

Stay tuned for more updates.

WikiTribune- Community Matters

Wikipedia Founder Fires All Journalists From WikiTribune

By on October 23, 2018

Wikipedia Founder Fires All Journalists From WikiTribune

We all know Wikipedia because we have used it at some point in time.

Actually, Wikipedia’s founder was coming up with a new media website called WikiTribute. A community focused operation, it will enhance the way we work and receive information.

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wiki-group and WikiTribune, has decided to shift from traditional news to something that is more community oriented. But!

This new website will be more towards the community- what’s new, what isn’t, something like Reddit perhaps?

Sources reveal that in this process, the company has already fired 12 original editorial staffers.

WikiTribute: Community Based Journalism
WikiTribute: Community Based Journalism

 

12+ Journalists Laid Off

In April, a journalist at Reuters and CNN, Peter Bale left the company and he assembled this big team of staffers. However, now it seems that all of the people he brought have also left.

WikiTribute started August last year. Wales, plus his co-founder, Orit Copel, cited the website to go through ‘major personnel changes’. They also said that they are now focusing on the community now.

They believe that they want to change the way the community is working now. WikiTribute is more consumer-oriented so they need journalists that are more geared towards that domain. Currently, they had news-oriented journalists.

Things have sort of changed with WikiTribute too. It started off differently and it seemed like a WikiPedia page. However, over time, its focus has changed to community service and orientation. In this very move, a lot of professional journalists have been laid off from the company.

WikiTribute: Community Based Journalism
WikiTribute: Community Based Journalism

 

 

While we feel bad for these journalists, we do wish WikiTribute all the very best for the near future.

Richard Branson calls it quit at Virgin Hyperloop One

Did Richard Branson Just Quit As Chairman Of Virgin Hyperloop One?

By on October 22, 2018

Did Richard Branson Just Quit As Chairman Of Virgin Hyperloop One?

LATEST: Richard Branson, the tech and entrepreneurial mogul, has stepped down as Chairman- Virgin Hyperloop One group. The news has been reported by Reuters and Bloomberg both.

Branson announced his decision on Monday. While commenting on his latest move that has shocked many, he said that the company needs a chairman who is more involved with it. He exclaimed that he wants the company to grow and wants someone who has plans to build a completely operational Hyperloop.

Richard Branson calls it quit at Virgin Hyperloop One
Richard Branson calls it quit at Virgin Hyperloop One

Woes With Saudi Arabia

Richard Branson was in the news recently as last week, the Financial Times reported that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has canceled a feasibility study with their company. The country’s decision came after Branson criticized them for being involved with Jamal Khashoggi, the famous journalist who recently died away in murder!

Things Have Been Strange

Things have been a little strange as far as Branson is concerned. He is well known for his eccentric styles and appearances. He has always ventured in experiences some people cannot even think of. Moreover, he also seems a little crazy but he is the BOSS of all.

More than a year ago, his company announced that Branson will be joining the company’s board of directors. It also revealed that Richard Branson also made an undisclosed investment in the company. This led the company to rebrand itself and call itself ‘Virgin Hyperloop One”.

In a statement to Reuters, Richard Branson said that it is time for the company’s evolution and, therefore, the company needs someone who is more focused on the business plus its opportunities.

Richard Branson calls it quit at Virgin Hyperloop One
Richard Branson calls it quit at Virgin Hyperloop One

While commenting further, he said that it will not be easy for him to commit to it as he has devoted a significant portion of time to philanthropic ventures. He is also a part of many businesses in the Virgin Group itself.

For now, Virgin Group has not commented on the situation. However, this is a developing story so we will update you as we go!

Big story: Body Camera Burst Into Flames

Big Story: Stay Away From Body Cameras

By on October 21, 2018

Big Story: Stay Away From Body Cameras

The NYPD: New York City Police Department have been trying to figure out ways to test body cameras. This is an effort to get one for each of its officers for next year.

However, the snatch is that one of these body cameras burst into flames. Worn by an officer in the Staten Island, the body camera he was wearing burst into flames. As a result, the NYPD had to pull all of them out.

Emerging as one of the big story for the day, the caution and message here is: stay away from body cameras.

Big story: Body Camera Burst Into Flames
Big story: Body Camera Burst Into Flames

 

The Daily Beast Report

According to The Daily Beast, the incident occurred in Midnight at Staten Island. The model involved was the Vievu model – The LE-5 Camera.

According to reports, the camera began to smoke and then fell from his shirt in the ground. Then, it ‘caught fire and was damaged’.

The NYPD acknowledged that it was aware of possible defects with these technology products. However, exclaimed that in this big story of the day, nobody was injured. The battery, however, exploded.

Investigations Are Under Way

The investigations are under away, says the NYPD. Their statement revealed that according to the orders of James P. O’ Neill, the LE-5 models will all be pulled out. He pointed that the LE-4 cameras are going to continue to get used and employed. However, the discontinuation of LE-5 model is necessary and cancelled.

According to The Daily Beast on this emerging big story, 2990 cameras are affected out of the total 15,500 they got.

We aren’t sure what message to take out of this.

Body cameras are common in the NYPD and one is under way for ALL next year. However, after this recent big story, we aren’t sure what’s in next!

Stay updated/tuned for another big story at The Tech Unveiled soon.

Where To Buy Weed Online: Canada

Canada Weed Guide: Where To Buy Weed Online?

By on October 20, 2018

Canada Weed Guide: Where To Buy Weed Online?

As you all know, Canada legalized weed on October 17th. It was a day many were looking forward to. However, with its legalization, many people have been thinking where to buy weed online.

If you are wondering as to where to buy weed online in Canada, we are here to help. You cannot only buy it through physical stores but through online retailers too.

Interested in where you can use technology and where to buy weed online? Here is a list of all the places where you can get it from.

Where To Buy Weed Online: Canada
Where To Buy Weed Online: Canada

1- British Columbia

In British Columbia, Canada, the only way to get the herb is through the government’s official website. However, it is still online and it answers the question where to buy weed online.

Therefore, to buy it from there, go to:

www.bccannabisstores.com

2- Saskatchewan

Technology has made rounds in Saskatchewan. In fact, Saskatchewan is one of the 2 provinces that has private online retailers.

There, only five websites are running but some haven’t started their sales yet.

We expect them to come up with sales and a proper running website soon.

The five websites are:

3- Newfoundland and Labrador

In Newfoundland and Labrador, you can get weed and liquor both at the same store. Therefore, those looking for where to buy weed online can choose the link given below to buy their stuff.

You can either get your stash from the official government website: www.shopcannabisnl.com.

Or

Through a private retailer who will be opening its store there soon.

4- Novo Scotia

In Novo Scotia, you can order cannabis online. Or you can go to the nearest NCLC store to get the online access code.

Once you have the code, you can start shopping at:

www.mynslc.com/cannabis

5- Quebec

There are strict cannabis legalization rules in Quebec. Therefore, don’t expect private sales or online sales.

Moreover, you can also not grow your cannabis online. The only place to order your stash in Quebec, Canada is:

www.sqdc.ca

6- Manitoba

Another state in Canada with a private online sales model, there are three stores online that you can get your stuff from there:

7- Alberta

There are many orthodox brick and mortar stores in Alberta. There is also a cap by the provincial government on 250 stores.

Online sales through technological advancements are ongoing in Alberta though.

If you are in Alberta, here is where to get your stuff from:

www.albertacannabis.org

8- PEI

In Prince Edward Island, Canada, the online portal for where to buy weed online is:

www.peicannabiscorp.com

PEI is one of the provinces in the country with a government run corporation. This controls the sales of the drug.

9- New Brunswick

Surprisingly, New Brunswick is one of the best supplied provinces in the country.

It has about 750,000 residents with 20 stores and a website.

You can buy your stuff online there through their government website:

www.cannabis-nb.com

10- Ontario

Ontario doesn’t have a limit on the total brick and mortar stores in the province.

Majority of the people there get their stash from:

www.ocs.ca

Ontario had MAJOR sale breakthroughs on the first day of legalization. We can only expect more in time to come.

In the other three Canadian territories of Yukon and Nunavut, you can get it online from:

 

Cannabis legalization Canada

Canada: Tech Glitches On First Day Cannabis Legalisation

By on October 19, 2018

Canada: Tech Glitches On First Day Cannabis Legalisation

Cannabis got legalized in Canada on the 17th of October. As anticipated as this day was, as expected, people had to face some problems.

It was reported that there were certain shortages and tech issues people had to face when getting marijuana.

People who already wanted to get it in the first place were warned about shortages. Moreover, others who tried getting it online had other things to face and deal with. Many people also had to line up for Hours in stores to get the product.

Delta 9, an online retailer selling cannabis, was sold out early in the morning. People, essentially, lost it as it got legalized in the country.

Gary Symons, while talking about orders, said,

“At Delta 9, there were 100 orders in the first 60 seconds of legalization”. He confirmed the company sold $50,000 worth of products during the first 60 minutes.

It is being said that the store will have the products right back online by 8:30 am local time.

There were delays in delivery services too. Pineapple Express, for instance, experienced delays of several hours. In Saskatchewan, there were some marijuana retailers. However, in Saskatoon or Regina, even those were missing.

Certain retailers reportedly wanted to get started but there was a shortage of the drug.

Cannabis legalization Canada
Cannabis legalization Canada

Updates By States

On the other hand, British Columbia’s government set up their online store in motion. They were offering some strains of Mango Kush but they got sold out before daybreak.

Over there, Kamloops, a licensed retailer is selling 75 strains.

The government website in Ontario, OCS.ca, doesn’t promote online sales altogether. There, you have to wait till April next year to get in, in physical stores.

In Alberta, albertacannabis.org, the main site of the province for online sales, was not loading. Even the company acknowledged the glitch.

It becomes clear that as cannabis has gotten legalized in Canada, there are problems being faced. In the first day of its legalization, some major problems have sprung up. Tech glitches and more, we hope they sort out so people can breath a sigh of relief.

Canada Cannabis Legalization

How To Order Cannabis Online In Canada Through Shopify

By on October 19, 2018

How To Order Cannabis Online In Canada Through Shopify

Canada has legalized Weed and one thing that might shock you is that you might be able to order it online; thanks to a firm based in Ottawa.

Shopify, it seems, will be leading the online shopping experience of these users, who flocked to get their stock online, after it was legalized in the country. Shopify, a Canadian e-commerce giant, is the one to watch for some time now then. Moreover, Shopify has also been chosen to design the retail platform of many states. These include British Columbia, Ontario and others.

VP and GM of Shopify, Loren Padelford, had a lot to comment on the matter. Keeping it short, he said that here, they are being the “facilitators of technology”.

“We want to give people the platform to sell whatever they like, as long as its legal”.

Moreover, he made it clear that marijuana is not that special to Shopify as are other things. He added that it is the same as clothing, spa services and others. Essentially, what they are trying to say is that marijuana is the same as other products. Moreover, their point is that now that it is legal to use it,  they are making it easy for people to get it.

For now, in Canada, there is no same day delivery for online shoppers but still, you can place your orders online and that’s a catch! People who waited for it to get legalized in the country have to wait for some time to get their stock.

Legal Cannabis Canada
Legal Cannabis Canada

The Delay

New reports suggest that the workers on Canada Post are going on a strike and that could delay shipments of the drug.

The ongoing negotiations are predicted to affect the mail delivery, some say.

Since the drug is already so popular, the bargaining table is ready. Moreover, even though the parcels COULD grow exponentially, there can be delays.

Legalization, they say, is an on going procedure and not something you can achieve one day. VP of Shopify also acknowledges that they will have to work harder after its legalization.

Nonetheless, the fact that you can order your weed online in Canada is a plus point for retailers and consumers alike!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Top Stories: Tech

Top Stories: Best of Tech 2018

By on October 19, 2018

Top Tech Stories 2018

Technology is superseding expectations every day. 2018 brought some surprises with regards to that and we saw some top stories emerging on the forefront.

This year, some stories emerged on the top and even we couldn’t help but admire the heights technology has reached this year.

If you have missed out, here are the top 4 tech stories of this year.

Top Stories: Self Driving Tech By Telsa

Elon Musk is a name that everybody knows of today. Elon is actively involved in social media stories too and is also known for his wit sometimes.

Telsa, owned by Musk, made rounds this year with its self-driving cars. Fully autonomous vehicles are now a thing, as they hit the streets this year of a major US city with no driver driving the car.

It’s a big deal for sure.

Telsa showcases the Semi, Model S and the new Roadster that made big rounds this year.

Self-driving cars are here to stay. The technology, which developed in 2017, has now emerged as a massive deal in 2018.

Top stories: Self Driving Cars

Top Stories: Cryptocurrency Rise

Cryptocurrency is no new phenomenon. In 2017, cryptocurrency dropped big time but it is still an attractive catch. Why? Simply because crypto was asked by hackers as ransom and payment to unlock big things such as WannaCry infected computers.

Cryptocurrency is the future of currency, some say, and therefore, a major development this year too.

Top Stories: Crypto
Top Stories: Crypto

Top Stories: Susan Fowler On Uber’s Sexual Culture

A former employee of Uber, Susan Fowler, revealed this year that Uber’s culture is toxic and rife with sexual advances.

In a post called “Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber“, she wrote that the company has people who fully harass you, even if they are the top performers.

Silicon Valley still deals with sexual harassment by in large and people who speak up about it have to bear the brunt. Or in simple words, deal with the consequences.

Top Stories: Susan
Top Stories: Susan

Top Stories: Smart Speakers

The world cannot stop acknowledging Google Home and Echo. Apple is also trying to make its way there with the HomePod.

Smart speakers are about to change how you listen to music and take sound in your home.

In 2017, there was a push towards smart speakers and that is continuing its streak. We’ve seen big names and companies make their way through it and we are looking forward to more.

Top Stories: Smart Speakers
Top Stories: Smart Speakers

Other important stories of 2018 were the augmented reality, the getting rid of bezels, net neutrality and cybersecurity gimmicks.

Stay tuned for more updates regarding tech here.