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Spike Jonze’s brilliant HomePod ad wins major advertising award | Cult of Mac

Apple's brilliantly creative HomePod ad, directed by Spike Jonze, has won a top prize at the Association of Independent Commercial Producers Show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Netflix is definitely not getting into gaming (but define 'gaming')

What actually are games?

The word 'hack' is meaningless and should be retired

I regret to inform you that the word "hack" is now bad

'The Kissing Booth' is the problematic, lazy dumpster fire dominating Netflix

Do better.

A major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider is underway

Researchers will be able to observe way more particle collisions once it's complete.

'Fortnite' on Switch still holds up against Xbox One X version

Even with reduced frame rate and some distance drawing issues, the Switch is still a great way to play 'Fortnite.'

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How to Kill or Force Quit Apps on iPhone X - iPhone Hacks - iPhone Hacks

Learn how to kill or force quit apps on your new iPhone X. Check our post for the step-by-step instructions: ...

U.S. Files Criminal Charges Against Theranos’s Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh Balwani

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and the blood-testing company’s former No. 2 executive, alleging that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and also defrauded doctors and patients.


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Don't waste time thinking she'll be in general population in a normal prison. Rich people can pay to go to a prison where cells are like a medium-priced apartment.

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Apple recruits senior Waymo engineer & NASA veteran for self-driving car project

The latest addition to Apple's self-driving car team is Jaime Waydo, previously a senior engineer at Alphabet's Waymo as well as NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Gmail turns to AI for smarter email notifications on your phone

You also can snooze emails now, another way to keep your overcrowded inbox manageable. Select an email you don't have time to respond to now, and Gmail will remove it from your inbox and redeliver it at a time that works for you. 

Widespread outage strikes Apple Maps search, directions

Apple Maps is currently undergoing a partial outage of service, with a large number of users unable to use the navigational functions to get directions on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac versions of the app.

Today in Apple history: iPad 2 leak lands insiders in prison | Cult of Mac

The three Foxconn employees got arrested the previous December. Authorities charged them with leaking the design of the iPad 2 to an accessory manufacturer prior to the device’s launch. The company used this information to begin cranking out iPad 2 cases early, giving it a head start on rivals.

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We go hands on with all of the new and hidden features in iOS 9.3, the biggest dot update for iOS. Check out our post for all the details: ... Subscribe: ... Follow us: Sign up for our Daily Newsletter: ...

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Of course ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers are working on Trump's 2020 campaign

But unfortunately for Data Propria's PR representatives, when the AP told Oczkowski that they'd learned of the campaign directly from his own mouth, he partially conceded. He said that, ok, Data Propria was working on the Republican National Committee's midterm election efforts. But that, according to the AP, "whatever he’d said about the 2020 campaign would have been speculative."

You can now preorder accessories for this year’s ‘iPhone XI’

Those are the names that will be given to Apple’s new flagships, according to one accessory maker. A more affordable device with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, believed to be called the “iPhone XS,” is also on the way.


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Chicago business travelers may soon be able to take Hyperloop to the airport

The Chicago-O'Hare Loop is a big win for the young company, adding credibility and legitimacy in the wake of these other projects. The company won the bid over JLC Infrastructure, a venture backed by former basketball superstar Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Boring Company's project will be completely self-funded, involving no government funding at all, the post noted.

FBI recovers WhatsApp, Signal data stored on Michael Cohen’s BlackBerry

In a letter to the presiding judge in the case against Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's long-time personal attorney, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York revealed today that it had obtained additional evidence for review—including a trove of messages and call logs from WhatsApp and Signal on one of two BlackBerry phones belonging to Cohen. The messages and call logs together constitute 731 pages of potential evidence. The FBI also recovered 16 pages of documents that had been shredded, but it has not yet been able to complete the extraction of data from the second phone.

Lucifer Season 4: Netflix Renews Canceled Fox Drama After Fan Campaign - IGN

The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television, which is also the studio behind Netflix's upcoming reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina . The streaming giant previously revived Warner Horizon's Longmire after A&E cancelled the procedural following Season 3, and has become known for resurrecting beloved properties including Arrested Development and Wet Hot American Summer.

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Cyber threat intelligence versus business risk intelligence: What you need to know | ZDNet

Broadly speaking, business risk intelligence (sometimes shortened to BRI) addresses the broader risks -- including the digital ones -- facing the business. As such, cyber risk intelligence is likely to be rolled up into a broader business risk intelligence project. While cyber threat intelligence is mostly going to be of interest to a chief information security officer (CISO) or CIO, the impact of business risk intelligence is likely to be felt across the executive suite from the CFO to the CEO.

Apple suddenly remembers the Mac (or remembers you care about it) | ZDNet

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Instagram no longer snitches when you screenshot Stories

TNW has since confirmed the change is already in place. While taking a screenshot would previously result in showing a star-shaped icon next to the handle of the person who did the screengrabbing, the field now remains entirely empty.

Lenovo ThinkPad P52, now with up to 128GB of RAM | ZDNet

Do you need a laptop with a 6-core processor, NVIDIA Quadro P3200, and an incredible 128GB of RAM? Lenovo's upcoming ThinkPad P52 mobile workstation has you covered.

How to use the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension

That's all there is to adding another layer of privacy to the Firefox browser. I highly recommend making use of this extension, especially if you depend upon social networking to help spread the word of your business or services. The last thing you want is to allow those sites to easily track your web footprint. With the Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension, you gain a bit of added privacy while also enabling you to use multiple accounts for any site you use. Give this extension a go, and see if it doesn't wind up becoming a permanent fixture in Firefox.

24 China state media attack U.S. tariffs, leave scope for negotiation

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China responded vigorously in state media on Saturday after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump said it would impose tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, but some commentary left room for further negotiations.

Facebook Messenger app crashes? Here's how to fix

According to The Verge , that's because you downloaded Messenger version 170.0, which was just released yesterday. It seems to have a bug which makes the app crash as soon as you open it, according to many user reports.

How to install the GNS3 network emulator on Ubuntu

If you're a network administrator, you know how valuable good tools are. Most everyone knows about tools like traceroute, ping, Wireshark, iPerf, and Nmap—tools that help you sniff out issues on your currently running network. But what about when you are in the design phase of your network? Do you rely on either paper or static network diagramming tools? What happens when you're looking at designing a much more complicated network? Even more important, what about when you need to simulate a specific network, in order to train for an exam? At that point, you cannot rely on paper and pencil or static diagrams. You need real tools to work with. But having access to Cisco routers and the like can be cost prohibitive. And since your company isn't going to allow you to practice your examins on their production network, where do you turn?

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the biggest Smash game ever

Nintendo announced that the new Super Smash Bros game is going to be named "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate," and it's going to have every character ever featured in the series so far.

The powerful, pocketable Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

The Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact packs everything you'd expect from a flagship phone, but squashes it into a size small enough to use easily with one hand.


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AT&T deal: Buy an iPhone X, get another iPhone X for free

That's not a bad deal, considering other carriers have generally only been willing to give you a free iPhone 8 with your iPhone X purchase. (AT&T did offer an iPhone X BOGO deal in February, though.)

Of course there’s a blockchain-based religion

Humans have long sought answers to the fundamental questions of our existence. How did we get here? What is our purpose? Should I buy the dip? For some, the answers lie in churches full of sacred texts. But others place their faith in the house that Satoshi built, and on the blockchain.

Hollywood is making a movie about cryptocurrency and will someone please make it stop?

Hollywood is making a movie about cryptocurrency and will someone please make it stop?

IBM buys Oniqua Holdings to bolster asset optimization business | ZDNet

Oniqua specializes in inventory optimization software for asset-intensive industries such as mining, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, and manufacturing. Its key focus is on Maintenance Repair and Operations (MRO) systems, which monitor the operational efficiency of parts and equipment to avoid unplanned downtime.

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Comcast: We've stopped throttling speeds for heavy internet users, for now | ZDNet

Comcast says it's ended its practice of slowing traffic for heavy internet users but reserves the right do it again.

Apple enlists Oprah Winfrey to create original programs | Cult of Mac

In the latest sign that Cupertino is serious about video, Apple signed media superstar Oprah Winfrey to a multi-year deal. Cupertino’s growing original content team will work with the “Queen of All Media” to whip up original shows.

MacOS Mojave: Everything you need to know

Here's everything you need to know about MacOS Mojave. Be sure to check back here regularly; we'll update this article as we track Mojave from its developer preview and public beta stages to its official release this fall.

Apple patent could give iMacs gaze detection and a sixth sense

Input-output circuitry in the electronic device may be used to gather input from a viewer of the display. The input-output circuitry may include a gaze tracking system that gathers point-of-gaze information, vergence information, and head position information, maybe a biometric sensor, may be an input device such as a button or touch sensor, may capture hand gestures, and/or may gather other information.

This new Android malware delivers banking trojan, keylogger and ransomware | ZDNet

While many Android malware families concentrate on attacking older versions of the Google operating system, MysteryBot has the capability to actively target Android versions 7 and 8 using overlay screens designed to look like real bank websites, but are in fact run by the attackers, the researchers said.

A new hack hits Tapplock, thanks to a leaky server

The API requires a registered email address to work, which anyone can create using the mobile app. Using a few terminal commands that anyone can run from their computer, Stykas showed a malicious actor could obtain the lock's location and its MAC address, which, using Tierney's technique, can be easily converted to a code that can unlock the device in a close proximity.

Alto's Adventure is the Best iOS Game [Essential iOS Apps #26]

Gaming on iPhone and iPad has been something that has often gone overlooked. While big name titles haven’t typically made an appearance on iOS Devices, occasionally a game comes to the platform that is both visually amazing and a joy to play. Alto’s Adventure is incredibly fun, surprisingly delightful, and perfectly addictive, making it a rare gem in the iOS game library.

IBM's cloud surge: Can 18 new availability zones close gap on AWS, Microsoft? | ZDNet

And to one-up the managed Kubernetes container services offered by AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google, IBM announced it was the first cloud provider to let developers run managed Kubernetes containers directly on bare metal with direct access to GPUs to improve the performance of machine-learning applications.

How to clean your gross, waxy AirPods | Cult of Mac

Today we’re going to see how to clean AirPods (or any other earbuds). It’s not only hippie toe jam that we have to worry about, either. Because we’re always pushing these things deep into moist holes in our heads, they crust up with earwax and whatever bacteria we have living in our earholes. Happily, cleaning and disinfecting AirPods is not only easy. It’s just about as satisfying as digging a deep-seated booger out of your nose, or picking an almost-healed scab.

Out of stealth: New company brings Street View to the construction industry | ZDNet

"Office workers have had the ability to create, edit, share, and revisit their work for a long time, but that has never truly existed in the construction industry," explains Jeevan Kalanithi, co-founder of OpenSpace. "That's because creating, storing, searching, localizing, and indexing visual data from the real world has never really been possible until now."

Apple could be about to enter movie business with animated feature | Cult of Mac

Apple is reportedly negotiating with Cartoon Saloon, an Irish Oscar-nominated animation studio, for the distribution rights for what would be Apple’s first animated feature film.

46 Apple nabs Oprah as top talent flocks to digital entertainment

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Friday announced a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey to create original programing, a coup in the battle for A-list talent and projects in the booming digital entertainment market.

Shut the f*ck up, Marco Rubio

Florida Senator Marco Rubio's Twitter blasted out an ad for his reelection on Friday, and it's the biggest pile of trash and as desperate an attempt at appealing to ... millennials? as I have ever seen.

Intel cranks out speedy new modems for 2018 iPhones | Cult of Mac

Intel has reportedly started production of the new faster XMM 7560 modem chips for Apple’s 2018 iPhones, marking the first time Intel has manufactured modem chips in-house for Apple.

Palm-sized PC makes it easier for business travelers to give presentations without Wi-Fi

As Christmas noted, the device creates its own, secure Wi-Fi signal and can show presentations on anything with a browser. Through Forum, you can conduct live polls, send out questions or downloadable files to the audience, and share contact information, the release noted. According to the Indiegogo page, it can connect to "30 devices locally and up to tens of thousands when connected to a local network."

iPhone’s transition to OLED displays won’t be complete until 2020

A new report claims Apple will continue to offer an iPhone with an LCD in 2019 and beyond. One analyst warns that the iPhone lineup won’t switch to OLED displays entirely until 2020 at the earliest.

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53 'The Notebook' starring Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is here to nuke your retinas
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55 Why 78% of organizations fail to get DevOps right
56 Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes and 'Sunny' Balwani are indicted and accused of fraud schemes
58 New form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table
59 Trump sets tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods; Beijing strikes...
60 Diversity at Google hasn't changed much over the last year
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62 17 Backdoored Docker Images Removed From Docker Hub
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65 Apple Maps outage gave people an excuse to stop using Apple Maps
66 Open source "Gandiva" project wants to unblock analytics | ZDNet
67 ​Samsung plans to go fully renewable for energy in US, China, Europe by 2020 | ZDNet
68 Google makes G Suite's App Maker generally available | ZDNet
69 Telstra set to deploy 2Gbps 4G before end of year | ZDNet
70 Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here's why it might take 20 years | ZDNet
71 Nintendo resurrects two of its oldest arcade titles for the Switch
72 This company just sold one million phones in 22 days | ZDNet
73 How to leverage the industrial internet of things | ZDNet
74 Bizarre lunar anomaly suggests humans may have warmed the moon
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76 I welcome the douchebag that replaces Elon Musk in the never-ending tech hype cycle
77 Wolfram Research goes for Software 2.0, releases neural net repository | ZDNet
78 Apple, Qualcomm battle over possible ban on some U.S. iPhone imports
79 ​Another day, another Intel CPU security hole: Lazy State | ZDNet
80 Latest Windows 10 'Redstone 5' test build adds SwiftKey support | ZDNet
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82 'The Onion' promises it won't stop trolling Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg
83 Former Fitbit employees indicted for stealing Jawbone trade secrets
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89 MIT researchers develop a smart power outlet that can prevent your house from burning down
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