The Ads-Foisting Edition Sunday, July 21, 2019

Here's The Malware You Should Actually Worry About, by Lily Hay Newman, Wired

In your daily life you probably don’t think much about adware, software that illicitly sneaks ads into your apps and browsers as a way of generating bogus revenue. Remember pop-up ads? It’s like that, but with special software running on your device, instead of rogue web scripts, throwing up the ads. Advertisers often pay out based on impressions, or the number of people who load their ads. So scammers have realized that the more ads they can foist upon you, the more money they pocket.

Apple, Amazon Concerned About Japan's Export Curbs, by Baek Byung-yeul, Korea Times

Apple, Amazon, Sony, Dell and other global tech companies are increasingly concerned about the adverse effects of Japan's restrictions on exports to Korea of high-tech materials, as it could cripple the global value chain of the entire IT industry, according to industry officials Sunday.

They said the global makers of smartphones and other IT devices can deal with the shortage of semiconductors and display panels in the short run because they have secured enough components to produce the products. But, in the long term, they will need to draw up contingency plans to deal with the supply shortage and higher prices.


Review: Apple's 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro Is An Excellent, Inexpensive Workhorse, by Mark Linsangan, AppleInsider

Sure, you're not getting super high end specs, but this laptop is more than capable of doing everyday tasks like photo editing, video editing, as well as give you great battery life that will last for hours.

Don't Travel With A Group Ever Again Without These Game-Changing Apps, by Austin Mallick, iDropNews

The summer months are the perfect time to travel. But if you’re going away with a group, it can become a bit trickier to coordinate. You’ll need to work together to book flights, places to stay, events, and more. Trying to do all of this via email or text messaging is inefficient and downright frustrating.

Thankfully there are a number of free apps that make planning group travel much easier. Here’s our list of the most crucial apps you’ll need to plan your next group vacation.