Justin Bieber Steals the Show, Breaks Down at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester Concert (VIDEO)

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Justin Bieber turned out to be the biggest rock star and unifier at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert … which proved one of the most moving moments of the night as he broke down onstage. Bieber went on late into the benefit show Sunday…

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Ariana Grande Singing the Hits Because of Manchester Victim’s Mother (VIDEO)

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Ariana Grande just revealed that she changed her set list last minute after speaking with the mother of one of the victims from the Manchester Arena terror attack. Ariana took an extended moment Sunday to address the crowd at the Old…

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Essential’s uphill battle, and its mixed message on how to fight it

You can do everything ‘right’ in launching a new phone company … and still not make it work.

Andy Rubin’s new consumer electronics brand, Essential, had a pretty well-executed launch last week. There was a little bit of hype ahead of time, but also no real leaks or expectations. So when everyone saw the Essential Phone and Essential Home, and listened to CEO Rubin talk about his plans, people felt generally positively.

But of course, we’ve seen this play out plenty of times before. It’s relatively easy to design a really neat-looking phone, source some typical high-end components, and tell a compelling story about what the ethos of your device is. It’s a whole other level of commitment, execution and luck to actually turn that into a real, successful, sustainable product in the market.

My biggest concern is the mixed message — it’s not clear how big Essential expects to be.

On the face of it, the Essential Phone clearly looks like it’s a niche product for a very specific subset of consumers. It’s expensive, stylish, and runs near-stock Android. It’s priced like a flagship from Samsung, but at the moment has no carrier or retail partners in the U.S. — and unless Essential is willing to open up deep pockets on advertising, nobody is going to know it exists in the first place. But Rubin doesn’t see the Essential Phone as a niche product … he sees sales reaching a large scale relatively quickly.

It adds up to feeling like a mixed message. Is the phone a niche, well-made and interesting phone with features you can get anywhere else? Or is it a general consumer flagship that has a really wide potential customer base? It almost seems like Essential wants to start with the former to build a small dedicated early adopter group, then go to the latter strategy to actually make money. That transition is going to be very difficult to navigate.

And with that, a few more thoughts on the week that was:

  • The U.S. unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally fully available, and a lot of people will be on the fence about whether or not to get one.
  • On one hand, I’ll always recommend people go unlocked. On the other, Samsung’s track record for updating unlocked phones is weak.
  • Apple’s WWDC keynote is on Monday at 10:00 a.m. PT. It’s worth watching, even if you’re not a fan of Apple — you can’t deny the pull that company has in the technology world.
  • Still super happy with the HTC U11, and I keep on using it despite it being an unlocked Taiwanese model missing a few radio bands. Can’t wait to get a U.S. unlocked model.
  • Another phone in my arsenal, as we talked about on the latest podcast, is the Sony Xperia XZ Premium.
  • In typical Sony fashion it’s beautiful, huge, spec-filled and has really good battery life. First impressions are the camera doesn’t seem to be up to the quality of the price tag, though.

Have a great week, everyone.

– Andrew

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How to manage the microphone and camera privacy settings on your Chromebook

Because nobody wants to accidentally see you in your underwear.

The WebRTC protocol is a really cool thing. It’s that thing a website can do that lets you use your microphone and camera on any website without installing any extra plugins or using Flash. This is the kind of stuff we need if we want everything on the web to just work everywhere.

But having a microphone and camera active is one of those things that you probably want to only happen when you want it to happen. It’s important to make sure your privacy settings are in order here since every Chromebook has both a mic and a camera. Thankfully, it’s also easy to do once you know where to look.

Finding the settings

By default, your Chromebook is set to ask you when a web page wants to use the mic and camera. That’s good because the setting is buried in the “advanced” section of the settings page. But you still might want to have a look to see what sites you’ve allowed or blocked and change things if they need to be changed.

  1. Click the Notifications symbol inside the status area. That’s the bell in the bottom right corner where your account picture lives.
  2. Click the Settings symbol (the gear), then click Advanced settings.
  3. Click Privacy, you’ll see Content settings.
  4. In the pop-up window that appears, scroll down to find Camera and Microphone. They each have their own settings page, but adjusting things is exactly the same for each.

Changing the settings

  • At the top of the window that opens you can choose which device you’re changing settings for. If you have a separate mic or camera plugged into your Chromebook, make sure to adjust the settings for both it and the built-in one.
  • Next, you see a switch that says Ask before accessing (recommended). If this switch is on it will be blue and when a website wants to use your mic or camera it will prompt you with a dialog popup that asks for permission before going any further. This is probably what you want to happen, so make sure it’s switched on.
  • Next is the Block list and the Allow list. These are websites that you have previously blocked or allowed access to your mic and/or camera. You can remove websites from either list by clicking the X on their list entry.

Unfortunately, there is no setting to allow or block a site just once. When you choose to do either that site is put on the corresponding list and you’re not prompted the next time you visit and the site wants to access your mic or camera. This is convenient for a website like Google Hangouts, but not so great for privacy in general. We suggest that you have a look and which sites can have access every once in a while and remove any that you feel shouldn’t be there.

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