Google tries to demystify privacy controls with new approach, Today Online

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet’s most powerful company.
The simpler approach debuting Monday features a redesigned “My Account” hub where all of Google’s key privacy controls can be found. Accountholders can also undergo a check-up that will break down which of the company’s various services are gathering information about them. A new site at http://privacy.google.com will also address a variety of issues in a question-and-answer format.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 available on July 29, Today Online

SEATTLE — Microsoft said yesterday (June 1) its new Windows 10 operating system will be available worldwide on July 29, as a free upgrade for users of the most recent versions of Windows.
The world’s largest software company had earlier said Windows 10 would be released this “summer”.
Touch-friendly Windows 10, which features the return of the Start menu and will run across PCs, tablets and smartphones, is Microsoft’s latest attempt to win over mobile users and features a new browser called Edge.
It will be offered as a free upgrade to users of Windows 7 and 8.1, a strategy announced in January, designed to capture as many users as possible.
Microsoft also said new PCs and tablets running Windows 10 will go on sale July 29, while Windows 10 for other devices such as smartphones would be available later this year. REUTERS

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Apple’s biggest breakthrough that almost no one knows about, Today Online

NEW YORK — Ask the average Apple fan to make a list of the important moves the company has made in the past year or so, and the list will probably start with the Apple Watch before ticking off the huge sales of bigger iPhones and the US$3 billion (S$4.04 billion) deal for Beats Electronics. A particularly news-savvy fan might even cite rumours about an Apple car. Put the same question to an Apple developer, and the list of milestones will almost certainly include something that has flown under the radar of most devoted Apple users: Swift, a new computer language introduced by the company a year ago.

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