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At long last, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa come to Toyota
Way back in the olden days (2014 to be exact), Apple announced its car infotainment system platform with a host of major car companies and accessory makers as launch partners. Toyota, the number 2 automaker in the world, was initially announced as one of the companies to implement CarPlay, but those plans never came to fruition.
Earlier this year, Toyota announced it would begin including CarPlay capability to the 2019 Avalon. However, this weekend news came out that CarPlay and Amazon Alexa will become standard features on the 2019 Corolla, one of the most popular cars on the planet. No doubt this announcement will be a significant boost to the growing availability of 3rd party infotainment systems and digital assistants in automobiles.
Hey Google, where can I find my favorite shows and movies?
Isn’t it annoying when you know exactly what movie or show you want to watch, but don’t know where to find it? With the seemingly overwhelming amount of streaming services out in the world, it can be extremely difficult to know which service has which content.
Fortunately, Google is helping us out. The Play Movies & TV app will now show all the different places a TV show or movie is available, even if you’re not subscribed to that service.
Click here to read more about this new feature, and make sure you have a strong and reliable enough connection with the DIR-882 AC2600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Router so you can handle all that extra bandwidth you’ll be taking up binging on all the shows you couldn’t find before.
Website security is about to get upgraded
It feels like every other day we hear of new malware or a new data breach which websites all over the globe. Luckily, some help is on the way.
TLS 1.3 is on the way, as the Internet Engineering Task Force has approved the new encryption standard. What is TLS? It stands for Transport Layer Security. Basically, it’s how your computer and the website make a connection with one another and how they encrypt the data that goes from your keyboard to the website.
This new standard will decrease the window of opportunity for hackers to intercept your information, making it harder for things like your logins and personal info to fall into the hands of the wrong people. This standard has been in development for more than 4 years and is long overdue. Now that it’s approved, expect websites to start implementing the new standard in the coming weeks and months.