Technology News for Thursday 4th August 2022

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Aug 04th 2022

1. Twitter Spaces might soon get a revamped look

Domain: | Companies: Twitter

Twitter's Spaces– the platform's audio chatroom feature– is getting a revamp. The social media platform confirmed changes are indeed underway and that they are working on a new Twitter Spaces tab in the app itself, but did not reveal any information ...

2. Microsoft Speeding Up Teams for Mac Devices, Plus Other Improvements

Domain: | Companies: Apple, Microsoft

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has optimized a version of Microsoft Teams for Apple Mac devices that are using Apple silicon. Specifically, this is a versions of Teams is designed to support all of Apple's Mac devices.

3. Let's check in with Samsung before next week's Unpacked event

Domain: | Companies: Samsung

The company declared its foldables a second flagship device (or, perhaps, second and third, depending on how you slice it) the moment it killed the beloved Galaxy Note line for good. It's safe to ...

4. Microsoft Teams app now optimised for Mac lineup with Apple silicon

Domain: | Companies: Apple, Microsoft

"For Mac users, this means a significant boost in performance, ensuring efficient use of device resources and an optimized Teams experience even when using multiple high-resolution monitors during calls or meetings," it added.

5. iOS 16: How to Unsend and Edit Text Messages on Your iPhone


Everyone makes mistakes, but mistakes can live on forever, especially on the internet. That's true for any text message you send on your iPhone, which is not good when you make a silly grammatical error or send the right message to the wrong person.

6. Apple's Stage Manager fluffs lines, extends rehearsal

Domain: | Companies: Apple

Apple plans to introduce iPadOS 16 near the introduction of macOS Ventura to make time to get Stage Manager right. It also makes more sense to update the iPad with the Mac.

7. Apple iPad 2022: Next Release Will Be Unprecedented, Report Claims

Domain: | Companies: Apple

A new report claims that the new software for iPad, that's iPadOS 16, won't be arriving when it was expected, which was September. According to Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, we'll need to wait until October for the sparkling new OS—though iPhone users will ...

8. Ubisoft Shares Jump on Report That Tencent Mulls Upping Stake


By Ed Frankl. Shares in Ubisoft Entertainment SA rose sharply on Thursday after a report that Chinese conglomerate Tencent Holding Ltd. was considering raising its stake in the videogames maker. Tencent is aiming to become the French company's ...

9. Google Shows New Snippets For Quoted Searches

Domain: | Companies: Google

Google's search snippets look slightly different when you put quotes around your queries. Learn more about what's changing in today's announcement. “We're making quoted searches better,” says Google Search software engineer Yonghao Jin in a blog post.

10. Twitter Continues to Test New Topic-Based Listings for Spaces, Which Could Improve Discovery

Domain: | Companies: Discovery, Twitter

It feels like audio social had its moment, doesn't it? That it was a pandemic-induced trend, which is still valuable to some degree, but is unlikely to become the transformative, connective tool that many envisioned back when Clubhouse had a $4 billion ...

11. Nothing Phone 1 review: an Android with funky lights on its transparent back

Domain: | Companies: Apple

The glyphs and transparent back add a bit of interest to an otherwise fairly understated design. The recycled aluminium sides and flat OLED screen look remarkably similar to an Apple phone, leading more than one person to ask if I was holding an iPhone 13.

12. Apex Legends' new character comes with a cute sidekick and a big sniper rifle


Apex Legends continues to hold its players' attention even after several years on the market, and next week, the battle royale shooter will bring things back to where they started with a new season that revisits the game's original map.

13. Review: Dell XPS 13 Plus


It's no gimmick—the new design is fantastic. Responsive and seamless glass trackpad. Bright and colorful 4K display. Great performance for most productivity users. Size-defying big sound. TIRED.