Upcoming Apple privacy update has developers desperately seeking dodges

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Enlarge / Social media applications are seen on an iPhone in this photo illustration in Warsaw, Poland, on December 17, 2020. Facebook has disabled several features on its Messenger app to comply with new data usage rules currently being put in place in the EU as part of the ePrivacy Directive. (Photo illustration by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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App developers are exploring surreptitious new forms of user tracking to evade Apple’s new privacy rules, which threaten to upend the mobile advertising industry in the coming months.

Early in 2021, an iPhone update will prevent apps from using

Samsung’s 2021 TVs have dramatically better picture, thanks to Mini LED

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Samsung is today announcing its upper tier of 2021 8K and 4K HDR TVs. And like TCL and LG before it, the company is moving to a more precise backlighting system that uses Mini LED technology for improved contrast and greater picture quality than its previous full-array local dimming systems — and Samsung’s premium QLED LCD TVs were already impressive.

The latest Mini LED advancements are being branded as “Neo QLED” and will be found in several different tiers in the 2021 lineup. There are two 8K models: the QN900A (a successor to last year’s top-tier 8K QLED with barely

Polar Grit X review: The Grit is great

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The Polar Grit X is a fitness tracker aimed primarily at runners and athletes, with a heavy emphasis on long distance. It is also a very strong option for tracking a wide variety of other activities, and a compelling health tracker for general users. With an appealing design, a huge number of features, (mostly) accurate tracking, and amazing endurance, it has a lot going for it.

However, the Polar Grit X is not is particularly intuitive to use. Nor is it a replacement for a smartwatch. But if you’re okay with those limitations, read our full Polar Grit X review

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