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Sunday 14th April 2024: Plans To Deliver Defibrillators By Drone, TikTok's New Rival App To Instagram & More!



Welcome to another low down on all the latest Tech news, Tips and Tricks to help you keep up to date with the latest from the Tech world!

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Plans To Deliver Defibrillators By Drone

Plans to deliver defibrillators to patients by drones are being developed by the Welsh Ambulance Service.

It has already conducted "test flights" and will now interview people who have helped heart attack victims to understand best practices.

Defibrillators are used - alongside resuscitation or CPR - to give the best chance of survival after a cardiac arrest.

The ambulance service said it could be the difference between life and death.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-68779444

Source: BBC News

TikTok's New Rival App To Instagram

TikTok is to take on social media rival, Instagram, by launching a photo-sharing app.

The company said it was working on a "dedicated space" for images and text.

Some users have received notifications saying their photo posts will be shared to a new "TikTok Notes" app unless they opt out.

It is the latest example of social media firms imitating each others' products - including Instagram launching Reels, a TikTok-like video tool, in 2020.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cge8j2dyg1qo

Source: BBC News

Apple's Job Cuts

Apple has cut more than 600 jobs after reportedly dropping its self-driving car plans.

The majority of the cuts come from the address of the site which was working on the recently abandoned self-driving car project in California, according to Bloomberg.

The state's employment department was notified on 28 March that 614 staff will be laid off in May.

Read More: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c98rz9nq9rvo

Source: BBC News

App Of The Week

This weeks app of the week is called Perplexity

The application combines various AI models with speech recognition, image recognition, and web search functions to launch every conceivable topic for you.

The huge advantage it has over a ChatGPT search is how Perplexity backs up all facts with sources. 

Unlike a regular Google search, you can discuss the search results and search for more specific information. 

Perplexity also includes images and other media in its search results where appropriate.

This app is free to download on IOS and Android Devices

Google: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ai.perplexity.app.android

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/app/perplexity-ask-anything/id1668000334

🛡️ Security Corner 🛡️

A password manager (or a web browser) can store all your passwords securely, so you don’t have to worry about remembering them. 

This allows you to use unique, strong passwords for all your important accounts (rather than using the same password for all of them, which you should never do).

In addition, many password managers are helpful because they can:

  • Synchronise your passwords across your different devices, making it easier to log on, wherever you are, and whatever you’re using
  • Help spot fake websites, which will protect you from phishing attacks
  • Let you know if you’re re-using the same password across different accounts
  • Notify you if your password appears within a known data breach so you know if you need to change it
  • Work across platforms, so you could (for example) use a single password manager that would work for your iPhone and your Windows desktop

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