Sms dotNet is an android application which let developers send sms from their .net application using their android mobile device. They just have to install one package “Nerdsinn.Messaging” in there applications which will communicate with this application.
Currently usually a GSM modem or old GSM supported mobile phones are used in conjunction with .net application to send messages to contacts, but now anyone can connect their android mobile phone with .net application to send messages to the intended person.
This app is especially build for window form applications.
1) Easy Integration with .net technologies such as C#, VB.net etc.
2) Send SMS from your .net application using your smartphone/tablets.
3) Receive SMS from your smartphone/tablets to your .net application
4) DotNet Messaging appilcation works on any local area network like Wifi or through USB cable.
5) Connect multiple devices to single Instance/PC
6) Fast Sending and Receiving SMS
For more details and code snippets browse through the documentation
If you’re an iOS user looking for a new way to share anime with your friends and family, Crunchyroll has you covered with SharePlay support! This feature was introduced along with iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, tvOS 15.1, with Mac following shortly after, and now you have a new way to watch anime and connect with others.
You can access SharePlay while you’re on a FaceTime call, making it easier than ever to set up a remote viewing party and keep all of the on-screen action in sync. Crunchyroll is the latest in a line of apps that let viewers enjoy content together, and all you have to do to dive in is start a FaceTime call, open a supported app like Crunchyroll and initiate SharePlay.
No better time than now to FaceTime some friends and catch up on all the latest episodes of your favorite shows!
New Delhi: Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has signed an agreement with Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) to enhance passenger experience and operational excellence by leveraging artificial intelligence-based predictive analytics. The agreement, signed on February 21, has been inked for a period of five years. A team from IIT Delhi, through the institute’s industrial interface body — Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT), will carry out AI-based predictive analytics on identified areas of improvement and come up with next-level innovative solutions. This engagement will benefit DIAL in improvised utilisation of its operational resources on a dynamic basis in response to varied passenger load and requirements throughout daily and periodic fluctuations. Additionally, it will also help in better understanding of customer preferences and accordingly help DIAL design and deliver more customised services for passengers flying through IGI Airport, thereby enhancing the overall passenger experience. Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO of DIAL, said, “We continue to consistently upgrade our facilities to better respond to consumer preferences whilst providing world-class infrastructure and experience to all our passengers.”
Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghaffar followed up on the efforts of the Egyptian-Japanese University of Science and Technology to localise modern technologies and specialised laboratories in order to support scientific research and Egypt’s 2030 Vision for Sustainable Development.
Ahmed Al-Gohary, the President of the University of Science, indicated that a scientific excellence centre was established with the cooperation of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Academy of Scientific Research, and the Science and Technology Fund.
He explained that the Egyptian Japanese University aims to use educational systems and Japanese academic concepts that are based on laboratory methods and active learning based on experimentation, innovation, and scientific research.
Dean of the Institute of Basic and Applied Sciences Ahmed Abdel Moneim indicated that the institute owns seven laboratories equipped with the latest technological devices, including the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for Space Applications and a physics laboratory for electronics applications to control air pollutants as well as the Centre for Scientific Excellence for Graphene.
He asserted that the graphene centre is the first of its kind in Africa and the Middle East to manufacture flexible electronic devices using 3D printers based on the use of graphene inks.
Abdel Moneim also explained that artificial intelligence and machine learning are used to monitor the space environment using satellite data, while the physics laboratory is prepared for conducting applied research on the development of new materials with high efficiency to get rid of nitrogen oxides and air pollutants.
Moreover, he added that the institute has an Applied Mathematics and High-Performance Computing Laboratory for simulation and analysis services as well as the Nanoscience Research Laboratory in the fields of energy and water treatment.
Apple unveiled its latest operating system for iPhones, iOS 15 and it carries features such as redesigned Safari browser, Focus Mode, Live Text, FaceTime support outside Apple ecosystem and others.
Here is a list of features spotted in beta versions of iOS 15.4 that Apple may roll out for Apple iPhones soon.
In iOS 15.4, Face ID will work while you’re wearing a mask.
This iOS 15.4 feature is a little late, but better late than never. From iOS 15.4, you will be able to open your iPhone while wearing a mask, no watch is required. It won’t work in all scenarios, but you will be able to pay with your iPhone when you are inside a store and wearing a mask.
Apple appears to address several issues regarding stalking in the most recent iOS15.4 beta. It has changed the iCloud connect notification, shortened the alert time, and added precise tracking in case the speaker has been disabled. It will also notify users if someone else’s AirPods follow them.
It’s also getting Tap to Pay, an Apple Card widget, and a new “gender-neutral” Siri voice. Apple is also changing how AirTags interact with iPhones to address recent concerns about stalking.
When setting up an AirTag, iOS 15.4 makes it abundantly clear with a popup notification that it is linked to the user’s Apple ID and that AirTags are designed to warn victims. It notes that Apple will turn over identifying information to law enforcement if used illegally.
In addition to the new notice, developers have shortened the time it takes before users are notified an AirTags is with them. The timing was something that Apple said it would tweak after launch when the devices had been out in the wild for a bit. Of course, the timing of the alert cannot overcome an attacker disabling the speaker in the AirTag.
Disabling a speaker doesn’t affect tracking, though. Users will still see notifications on-screen. The audible alert was more for finding the rogue tracker. To mitigate this, Apple added a feature to precisely locate a rogue AirTag when detected using ultrawideband tracking. Previously, this technique was only used to pinpoint a user’s own fobs. It only works if someone else’s Tag has been traveling with you, though.
Users have had the ability to track their own AirPods for a while now. Although there have not been any reports of AirPods being used to track someone, the potential is there since they work in the same way as AirTags. To tackle it before it becomes an issue, a semi-related feature in iOS 15.4 is rogue AirPod detection. While you cannot find someone else’s AirPods, iOS 15.4 will alert you if it detects a set following you. So similar anti-stalking features appear to be trickling over to other easy-to-hide Apple devices.
A final year student from the University of Bedfordshire has been selected to present her paper on improving facial recognition technology at a leading international Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference later this month.
Hannah Claus, who is in her third year of studying Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, will present at the 36th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) event. Hannah’s paper –‘The Importance of Hyperparameter Optimisation for Facial Recognition Applications’ – looks into how current facial recognition technologies frequently exhibit racial, gender and a number of other biases, making them less effective at recognising the faces of already marginalised groups, and how the technology can be improved.
The paper addresses a very current issue; over half of the world’s countries use facial recognition technology for surveillance technology, however most of them exhibit these underlying group biases. Hannah believes that the topical nature of her paper contributed to why it was selected for presentation at the AAAI-22 event. She said:
“The fact that so many countries use this technology, but that most show a bias against certain groups of people, means it is really important that we find universal ways to improve the quality of this type of AI so that it can be implemented everywhere without the risk of excluding already marginalised people. Facial recognition technology is everywhere. It’s in our phones, in law enforcement, at public places, some even have it within their own homes. But how quickly this technology has progressed has also resulted in problematic applications.
“I think this is why my paper, which I originally submitted as a three-minute pitch, has been chosen. It’s really exciting. I will get to connect with other researchers in the field and the audience will be genuinely interested in the topic, so I will do my best to impress them.”
Hannah’s interest in the topic comes from a personal experience of how the failings of facial recognition technology can make life harder for certain people based on their race or gender. Her paper delves into the technology, data and application of facial recognition and provides possible solutions for improving its accuracy. She continued:
“Out of 100 darker-skinned women, 35 will be misclassified compared to 1 out of 100 lighter-skinned men. I, myself, am biracial and I know that the low quality of this technology will definitely affect my family. This is why it is so important to me; it is essential that we finally talk about racial and gender bias within the new technologies which we use every day. I really want to keep doing research in this area and fight for equality in our algorithms.”
Hannah is currently collaborating as a student researcher for the German Aerospace Center (DLR), helping optimise the humanoid robot Rollin’ Justin for space exploration.
Professor of Robotics and course coordinator for Hannah’s degree, Dayou Li, commented:
“One of the biggest dreams for anybody involved in Computer Science is to receive recognition from a top class society and, from the AAAI event, Hannah has done just that. She is so enthusiastic about AI and her work on the assignment that led to this paper was outstanding. Hannah is the first AI and Robotics student from the University to present work at a top-level conference like this, so it is a brilliant result.”
Dr Vitaly Schetinin, Senior Lecturer in Computing and Information Systems and supervisor of Hannah’s project, added: “The AAAI conference is the main international conference of its type, meaning it is very impressive that Hannah has been chosen to present her paper. It is important to us that research carried out at the University is shared around the world so it can influence practice on a major scale.”
⚡ Welcome to The Weekly Authority, the Android Authority newsletter that breaks down the top Android and tech news from the week. The 183rd edition here, with more Pixel 7 leaks, a Galaxy S22 Plus review, and a preview of what’s to come at MWC 2022.
👋 Nick here covering for Paula while she enjoys some well-deserved time off. Tristan will be with you in the next edition after spending the week at MWC in Barcelona, with Paula making her triumphant return the following week.
Popular news this week
Motorola’s latest flagship phone, the Motorola Edge Plus 2022 launched on Thursday. It features excellent specs, but is it really a viable alternative to the Galaxy S22 lineup?
After months of delay, the Steam Deck launched on February 25th. Of course, if you didn’t pre-order don’t expect to get your hands on one for another six months. Reviews have been… mixed. Check out reviews from Linus Tech Tips, Digital Foundry, The Verge, PC Gamer, Gamers Nexus, and others online. Or just keep reading.
Most reviewers agree that the hardware is excellent. Miles better than PCs in its price range, and game support is also excellent. However, they almost universally agreed that the software lacks polish. For now it’s really more of an enthusiast’s device rather than a true consumer product like the Switch, although that may change after a few months of updates.
In other words. If you have to wait to get a Steam Deck, that might not be a bad thing.
Sony showed off its upcoming PSVR 2 hardware in a blog post this week. No pricing or release dates yet, but the design itself is a welcome upgrade.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen landed on Tuesday, though its pre-load was held up on PlayStation 4 due to “unforeseen issues,” with PS4 users unable to download the game’s content files (around 72GB) ahead of it going live.
Last week’s Capcom countdown ended with a Street Fighter 6 confirmation and teaser trailer, plus a new fighting game compilation arriving June 24, including titles like Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, and Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors.
The professor who beat roulette: How a renowned researcher beat the odds, stumped casino owners around the world, and walked away with a fortune (The Hustle).
Next week is the 2022 edition of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. After a canceled event in 2020 and a much smaller affair in 2021, this year will be the first full-scale (ish) MWC in years. Stay tuned to the Daily Authority newsletter for the latest (Tristan is ready and waiting in Barcelona), but here’s a quick list of what to expect in the coming week:
Samsung has already announced its flagship phones for the year, so this event will probably be focused on laptops.
That means a new Galaxy Book and potentially new Chromebooks to look forward to.
OnePlus 10 Pro global release?
2022 has been a strange year for OnePlus, with the company already announcing the OnePlus 10 Pro in China, but withholding any information about a global release.
That could change at MWC. OnePlus isn’t traditionally heavy on MWC announcements, but since we already know what the device is, added fanfare might not be necessary.
One controversial element of a global release would be software. The Chinese version ships with Color OS 12 instead of Oxygen OS 12 as a result of the “OnePlus 2.0” strategy of merging Oppo and OnePlus.
The company is also expanding aggressively outside of China, so it will probably launch a wide variety of tablets, wearables, and other devices.
Huawei will be in attendance, and while its smartphones all but disappeared from global markets, its laptops are still going strong. I’m excited to see updated devices in the Matebook lineup, particularly the Matebook X Pro (which I’m currently typing this on).
Lenovo is also in attendance, albeit only virtually. Expect new laptops and more.
HTC will make an announcement, but it’s probably not a phone. Perhaps more VR gear?
Google will make an appearance, but it’s anyone’s guess as to what it will announce. New hardware is doubtful, so expect software news.
Motorola already announced the Moto Edge 2022 earlier this week, but it may surprise us with a first look at the Razr 3. This is unlikely, however, as it would steal the thunder of its just-announced flagships.
Nokia will be present, but the company has largely lost its hold on the smartphone market. Expect some relatively unexciting budget devices, at best.
February 27 @ 1PM ET: Galaxy Unpacked (next-gen Galaxy Book)
February 28-March 3: Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2022 in Barcelona
March 4: Gran Turismo 7 lands for PS4/PS5
March 8 (TBC): Apple Spring event
March 9: Redmi Note 11 Pro / Pro Plus launch
Tech Tweet of the Week
Something extra: Convinced you used the term “bucket list” prior to 2007? The Mandela Effect could be to blame. Redditor sleuths confirmed that the term didn’t exist until it was popularized by the 2007 movie “Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. More here.
Analyzing breast-cancer tumors with artificial intelligence has the potential to improve healthcare efficiency and outcomes. But doctors should proceed cautiously, because similar technological leaps previously led to higher rates of false-positive tests and over-treatment.
That’s according to a new editorial in JAMA Health Forum co-written by Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, a researcher at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Care Delivery and professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
“Without a more robust approach to the evaluation and implementation of AI, given the unabated adoption of emergent technology in clinical practice, we are failing to learn from our past mistakes in mammography,” the JAMA Health Forum editorial states. The piece, posted online Friday, was co-written with Christoph I. Lee, MD, MS, MBA, a professor of radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
One of those “past mistakes in mammography,” according to the authors, was adjunct computer-aided detection (CAD) tools, which grew rapidly in popularity in the field of breast cancer screening starting more than two decades ago. CAD was approved by the FDA in 1998, and by 2016 more than 92% of U.S. imaging facilities were using the technology to interpret mammograms and hunt for tumors. But the evidence showed CAD did not improve mammography accuracy. “CAD tools are associated with increased false positive rates, leading to overdiagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ and unnecessary diagnostic testing,” the authors wrote. Medicare stopped paying for CAD in 2018, but by then the tools had racked up more than $400 million a year in unnecessary health costs.
“The premature adoption of CAD is a premonitory symptom of the wholehearted embrace of emergent technologies prior to fully understanding their impact on patient outcomes,” Elmore and Lee wrote.
The doctors suggest several safeguards to put in place to avoid “repeating past mistakes,” including tying Medicare reimbursement to “improved patient outcomes, not just improved technical performance in artificial settings.”
A new feature in the latest iOS beta shows that Apple is trying to crack down on the misuse of AirTags for stalking people.
Apple’s AirTags sound quite useful on paper since they allow you to track an item even if you are not within its Bluetooth range. However, the tracking tag has turned out to be a nightmare for many and a boon for stalkers, as it allows them to track people without consent.
Apple is looking to change this by adding some new anti-stalking AirTags measures to an upcoming iPhone update, iOS 15.4.
New Privacy Measures Should Curb AirTag Misuse
In an Apple Newsroom announcement, Apple made it clear that the AirTag was designed to “help people locate their personal belongings, not to track people or another person’s property.” With unwanted AirTag tracking on the rise, Apple announced several improvements to the Find My network and AirTag in an effort to curb misuse.
In a future update, Apple will show new privacy warnings to users when they set up an AirTag—the feature has already been added to the iOS 15.4 beta, as reported by 9to5Mac. The message will clarify that an AirTag is meant to track someone’s own items, and using it to track other people without their consent is a crime.
Apple also makes it clear that, at the request of law enforcement agencies, it can share details of the Apple ID paired with an AirTag that’s used for tracking someone without their consent.
Additionally, your iPhone currently shows an “Unknown Accessory Detected” alert if it finds AirPods Pro or a third-party Find My accessory near you. That’s not particularly helpful, which is why Apple is looking to change this. With the upcoming iOS 15.4 update, whenever your iPhone detects Find-My-compatible AirPods or accessories, it will show their name instead of identifying them as an “Unknown Accessory.”
Apple Has More Anti-Stalking Measures in the Works
Apart from the above changes, Apple is working on several more anti-stalking measures, including allowing iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13 owners to find unwanted AirTags near them with Precision Finding. An alert will also be shown on your iPhone or iPad whenever an AirTag near you emits a sound.
Additionally, the company will adjust the tone sequence of the AirTag to play the loudest sounds more frequently, so that hidden tags can be found easily.
There’s no doubt that AirTags make it very easy to silently track or stalk someone without their knowledge. However, Apple clearly realizes this is a major privacy and safety issue, so it is taking steps to refine its Find My network to reduce such unwanted behavior.
How to Make Your AirTag More Useful
Want to attach the AirTag to your keys or wallet? Here are the ways to do that.
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AirTags have been used by people for illegal activities, like car theft, pickpocketing, and stalking. If you own an iPhone, you will get an alert that an AirTag is following you.
If you are using an Android phone, the AirTag will begin beeping three days after it starts tracking you. Luckily, you can immediately scan for AirTag and won’t have to wait for three days.
AirTags Use Bluetooth
AirTags use Bluetooth so devices on Apple’s Find My Network can detect them. If you use a Bluetooth scanner app, the type of app that shows nearby Bluetooth devices, you will see AirTags near you appear in the list of Bluetooth devices.
The AirTag won’t show up as an AirTag in the list. Instead, it will appear as an unnamed Bluetooth device, and it does say it is an Apple device, so it might be easy to spot the AirTag if you don’t own any Bluetooth gadgets owned by Apple, according to How to Geek.
Also, once you have spotted the device that shows an AirTag, you can move your Android phone around and pay attention to signal strength to pin down its location.
Apple’s Tracker Detect app allows you to find nearby AirTags, but it does not notify immediately if an AirTag is following you, according to LifeWire.
You need to manually scan for the Bluetooth tracker, wait 10 minutes to make sure that the AirTags stay nearby, and then you can play a sound to help locate the item.
You can begin by downloading Tracker Detect from the Google Play Store and opening the app on your Android phone. From the screen, press the Scan button.
Your Android phone will start scanning for AirTag. After a couple of minutes, if there are any AirTags nearby, they will appear listed on the Results page. Just tap on one of the unknown AirTags.
You will have to wait 10 minutes to ensure that the AirTags are near you and do not have the general area. After 10 minutes, you can choose the Play Sound button.
If the Tracker Detect app works well, it will connect to the AirTags and activate the Bluetooth tracker’s built-in speaker. You can use the sound to help find the hidden AirTag, according to The Verge.
How to Scan for Bluetooth Trackers on Android Manually
To scan for nearby AirTags, you will need a Bluetooth scanner app. You can use LightBlue, a free Bluetooth scanner app that you can download on Google Play Store. Install the app on your Android phone, launch it, and perform a scan.
You will see all nearby Bluetooth devices here, from Bluetooth mice and keyboards to headphones to AirTag. If you are in a public location, you may see other people’s nearby devices on this list.
If you want an easier time spotting AirTags in the list, it might be helpful to get away from other people’s devices.
You will have an easier time spotting an AirTag in your bag if you are in the middle of an empty field than if you are sitting in the middle of a public place.
The AirTag will show as ‘Unnamed’ device. If you tap it, you will see that the Manufacturer’s specific data field says the particular entry is an Apple device, which hints that the device might be an AirTag.