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How to Make a QR Code: 7 Ways to Generate QR Codes

QR codes let people access information with a smartphone; instead of typing a URL, you point your smartphone camera at a QR barcode and tap to scan. There are two types of QR codes: One links to one set location on the web (known as a static QR code), and . . . Read more

5 Best Password Managers for Android in 2024

According to Statista, Android accounted for 70.1% of the world’s mobile operating systems in the fourth quarter of 2023. That’s an overwhelming amount of devices — and in turn, a massive amount of passwords and accounts on each device. While you can still use sticky notes to keep track of . . . Read more

Deadline for EU DMA Compliance Arrives for ‘Gatekeeper’ Orgs

March 7 marks the day that six major tech companies — Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta and Microsoft — must provide compliance reports for the European Union’s Digital Markets Act, which has been in effect since May 2023. Here is how these so-called “gatekeeper” companies have complied so far and . . . Read more

Tech Trends for 2024: Generative AI Models Will Get Smaller, An iPhone’s Average Life Will Be 8 Years

Tech predictions for 2024 include a shift in generative AI from large language models towards smaller and open source models. In addition, AI will support and teach coders new skills; iPhone users will not be in a rush to buy a new model; and the rise of satellite-powered services will . . . Read more

Samsung Unpacked 2024: Galaxy S24 Includes Google’s Generative AI

At the Samsung Unpacked event on Wednesday, the mobile phone giant showed the Samsung Galaxy S24 series’ generative AI-powered note-taking tools and real-time translation. Samsung’s newest smartphone series will support Google’s Gemini Nano and Gemini Pro generative AI, and the Imagen 2 image maker, on Google’s Vertex AI through the . . . Read more

Microsoft Opens Copilot for Microsoft 365 Up to Small and Medium Businesses

Microsoft’s generative AI assistant Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available for businesses interested in providing the product to fewer than 299 seats. The Copilot for Microsoft 365 subscription for business use lets employees use data from across their company’s Microsoft products to provide more data to the generative AI, . . . Read more

TIOBE Index News (January 2024): Programming Language of 2023 Goes to C#

TIOBE Software has declared C# the programming language of 2023 based on its long-running popularity index. The TIOBE Programming Community Index shows year-over-year trends in programming languages based on search engine volume. In January 2024, the top three programming languages were Python, C and C++. However, they all lost popularity . . . Read more

CES 2024: Qualcomm AI Chip for Virtual Reality Could Compete with Apple

Qualcomm made two big reveals at CES 2024 in Las Vegas, including detailing its on-device AI for the Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 chip for virtual and mixed reality headsets. Qualcomm continued the classic CES trend of showing off the latest automotive tech with its Snapdragon Digital Chassis platform, which enables . . . Read more

ESET Threat Report: ChatGPT Name Abuses, Lumma Stealer Malware Increases, Android SpinOk SDK Spyware’s Prevalence

Risk mitigation tips are provided for each of these cybersecurity threats. Cybersecurity company ESET released its H2 2023 threat report, and we’re highlighting three particularly interesting topics in it: the abuse of the ChatGPT name by cybercriminals, the rise of the Lumma Stealer malware and the Android SpinOk SDK spyware. . . . Read more