Here’s How to Fix the Black Dot Bug on Your iPhone

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that iPhone owners should beware: There’s a new malicious text message making the rounds that can crash your Messages app. The message, known as Black Dot, first showed up on Android smart phones and on the iPhone leaves the Messages app unresponsive. Here’s how to fix it. The malicious message gets...

iPhone X is the Latest Device to Stream YouTube HDR Video

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that YouTube HDR comes to iPhone X. YouTube’s high-dynamic range (HDR) video has already been available on select Android phones for a while now, including the Galaxy S8, Pixel, LG V30 and Xperia XZ Premium. Now Apple users can check out HDR videos on their iPhone X devices, too. We’ve also confirmed that the feature exists...

Microsoft’s $25 million ‘A.I. for Accessibility’ Seeks to Amplify Humanity

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that Microsoft kicked off its annual developer conference, Build 2018, on Monday, May 7, with the announcement of a new program designed to invest in accessibility technologies built using artificial intelligence and machine learning. The program has a $25 million endowment and a five-year mission to invest in potentially life-changing technologies. “As...

Microsoft will let you Pay Bills from Inside Outlook

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that Microsoft announced Monday that its payment service would be integrated with Outlook in a bid to better integrate bill pay and invoices into emails. It was one of the modifications to Outlook that the company said would allow developers to better engage with users. The Microsoft Pay system would let users make...

Twitter Users Told to Change Passwords

Polarity Technologies Ltd learned that Twitter’s 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed in plain text on its internal network. An error in the way the passwords were handled meant some were stored in easily readable form, said Twitter. The passwords should have been put through a procedure...

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