Google Calendar’s “known senders” filter should help stamp out spam invites

Google Calendar’s new “known senders” option is supposed to make it easier to keep spam from clogging up your schedule. Toggling on the setting prevents invites from people you don’t know from automatically appearing in your Calendar. This way, Google Calendar will only automatically add invites from people in your contacts list, anyone you’ve interacted […]

Now Google Photos has a shortcut to help you find your screenshots faster

An update for the Android Google Photos app (versions 5.97 and later) can help you go directly to a list of screenshots, according to Android Police. With the update, you’ll have faster access to screenshots by using a shortcut, accessible from the Photos icon on your phone’s homepage with a long press or available to […]

The new trailer for HBO’s House of the Dragon has the blonds out in force

HBO finally dropped a newer and longer trailer for its Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, and you will not be shocked to learn the trailer is full of dragons and also plenty of Targaryens with their tell-tale white blond tresses. The new show premieres on August 21st on HBO (streaming on HBO […]

Apple releases new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

Apple’s latest slate of updates — iOS and iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, watchOS 8.7, and tvOS 15.6 — are starting to show up for some users. Given the next versions of the OSes are likely due out in a few short months (and beta testers are already using them), it’s not a surprise that Wednesday’s […]

Google reportedly pauses hiring for two weeks to ‘review our headcount needs’

Google has reportedly internally announced a hiring freeze that will remain in place for two weeks. According to a report from The Information, Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s senior vice president, sent out a company-wide email to inform workers about the decision. This follows Google’s announcement of a hiring slowdown that will last until the end of […]

NASA sets tentative launch dates for debut of its massive new rocket

NASA is aiming to launch its new monster rocket, the Space Launch System, on its first trip to deep space as early as late August, the agency announced today. NASA says it has placeholder dates for August 29th, September 2nd, and September 5th for the rocket’s debut, though there is still plenty of work left […]

Romanian hacker faces US trial over virus-for-hire service

Cybercrime may be a global industry — but that doesn’t mean criminals are immune from facing prosecution across borders. The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that it had extradited dual Romanian / Latvian national Mihai Ionut Paunescu — known as “Virus” — to the US from Colombia for allegedly designing malware used to steal […]

EA’s last FIFA game goes all in on women’s soccer

With the 2022 edition of the Euros currently underway in a sweltering England, interest in the women’s game is particularly high right now — and EA is taking advantage with the next FIFA release. Today, the company unveiled the first trailer and gameplay details for FIFA 23, and, among other changes, the game includes the […]