Gmail for iOS now has smarter notifications

From The Verge: Google wants to help you cut down on the notification noise by using AI to prioritize Gmail push notifications.

The app now uses machine learning to recognize and filter the messages you may want to read over the ones you don’t, and it will only send you a push notification if the app believes it’s important to you. The update is available for some iOS users in the Gmail app (ahead of the Android version).

Apple 2018 iPhones: Cheaper LCD-based models to outsell OLED flagships

From CNET: People who buy a new 2018 iPhone will stick with the cheaper version that has an LCD screen, not the more-expensive OLED-based phones.

Apple is rumored to be working on two organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen phones for its new 2018 lineup, expected in September, and just one with a traditional liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. But the LCD version will cost less and deliver better sales, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal citing people involved in Apple's supply chain.

Apple to Block Police iPhone Hacking Tools in Future Update

From ExtremeTech: Law enforcement has frequently complained about the rise of smartphone encryption, which can prevent authorities from gathering vital evidence in criminal investigations. However, companies like Apple and Google maintain that encryption is essential to user privacy. Police around the world have been able to work with security firms to crack devices, but the process isn’t cheap. Soon, even that avenue will be closed to law enforcement agents that find themselves in possession of a locked iPhone.

Fortnite community outraged by Sony's PS4 lockout

From CNET: Nintendo Switch owners can finally play Fortnite, but neither they nor Playstation 4 players were warned that bringing their account from one platform to the other would result in a lockout. And that's sparked outrage across the gigantic Fortnite community.

Valve And Apple Work To Bring Steam Link To iOS

From Tom's Hardware: Steam Link for iOS went from being dead in the water to receiving more life rings than it could possibly use. Valve and Apple have both taken steps in the last few weeks to help the app, which lets you play Steam games on your iPhone or iPad, finally make its way into the App Store.

Microsoft proclaims Windows 10 1803 enterprise-ready in record time

From ComputerWorld: Microsoft on Thursday declared that the latest feature upgrade to Windows 10 is fit for businesses, marking the fastest transition yet from consumer-only to enterprise-ready.

Intel discloses ‘Lazy FPU’ vulnerability that is similar to Meltdown but less serious

From PC Gamer: A newly discovered chip vulnerability leaves owners of most Core processors susceptible to yet another side channel attack similar to Spectre and Meltdown. Fortunately, the fallout from this one shouldn't be as far reaching as those, nor is it as serious.

In a security bulletin, Intel refers to the new attack vector as a "Lazy FP state restore' bug. Red Hat is calling it a "Lazy FPU Restore" flaw. Both refer to the same thing, which is a speculative execution side channel attack affecting Sandy Bridge and newer Core processors.

Report: AMD Built Navi for Sony PS5, Delayed Vega to Do It

From ExtremeTech: AMD’s GPU roadmap has been substantially aligned to meet semi-custom needs ever since it won the PS4 and Xbox One contracts. In a piece earlier today, we actually explored some of those links and how they may have impacted AMD’s overall roadmap in the past five years. But the links may actually go deeper than we thought. There are reports that Navi isn’t just aligned to Sony’s roadmap — it’s a chip that AMD built explicitly for Sony, even when doing so pulled resources away from Vega.

Steam Ends Windows XP and Vista Support Jan. 1

From PC Mag: If you're still gaming on a PC running Windows XP or Windows Vista installed, first of all well done! However, if you want to continue gaming using Steam, it's time to start thinking about upgrading. Valve is ending support for XP and Vista on Jan. 1, 2019.

Intel confirms plans for a discrete GPU by 2020, and gaming PCs might be first in line

From PC World: Intel has officially confirmed that its first discrete graphics chip will land as soon as 2020. “Intel’s first discrete GPU coming in 2020,” the company said in a brief Tweet on Tuesday morning.

Gamers, take heart: Intel's Tweet didn't say where those GPUs were headed, but the company did confirm both data center and gaming PCs are targeted. Intel didn't say which was coming first, however.

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