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Doppler, iBassist, and other amazing apps of the week | Cult of Mac

This week we check out a virtual bassist for your iPad, and a music player for iOS that actually lets you load tunes off the internet or from the Files app.

Corning: Gorilla Glass 6 Can Survive 15 Drops

In testing, Corning's Gorilla Glass 6 survived 15 drops at waist-level height. The first smartphones are expected to begin using it by the end of this year.

UMIDIGI One promotional video launched ahead of pre-orders (Promoted)

The UMIDIGI One and One Pro were introduced just a few weeks ago. Ahead of the opening of pre-orders, the company has published a new promo video.

Siri's last remaining co-founder retires from Apple | Cult of Mac

Tom Gruber, the last Siri co-founder employed at Apple, has left the company. Gruber was head of Siri’s Advanced Development group.

Become a mother of dragons in the adorable new game from 'Harvest Moon' creator

Harvest Moon meets Game of Thrones meets Cooking Mama

It's peak esports season: Here's how to watch the games

Want to watch the best players in Overwatch, Fortnite, League of Legends, Arena of Valor and Call of Duty battle for millions? Summer esports have you covered.

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Watch every new Comic-Con 2018 DC TV show trailer here

Find out what's in store for Supergirl, Black Lightning, The Flash, Arrow and more in our roundup of the new trailers for DC Comics superhero shows airing this fall on The CW.

Tesla Asks Suppliers for Cash Back to Help Turn a Profit

Tesla Inc. has asked some suppliers to refund a portion of what the electric-car company has spent previously, an appeal that reflects the auto maker’s urgency to sustain operations during a critical production period.

3 Europeans press for digital tax at G20 meeting

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday, putting them at odds with U.S. counterparts.

Comic-Con 2018 trailers: Aquaman, Shazam, Godzilla and more

If you couldn't make it to San Diego for Comic-Con 2018 , it's OK, you still get to join in the sci-fi, fantasy and nerd excitement thanks to the annual tidal wave of trailers and teasers coming straight from Hall H, Ballroom 20 and more. Here are 38 trailers you need to see.

Surprising things your toaster oven can cook

Frozen mozzarella sticks are fine but your toaster oven can do better.

The unsung heroes of Comic-Con are there for your wardrobe malfunctions

These "cosplay medics" make up a small but unique sliver of the cosplay community, which showed up in force at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. The event, which draws more than 135,000 people to the annual geek haven, is considered a pop culture touchstone known most for attracting big stars and headlines about upcoming blockbuster movies and television shows. But just as core to the event are the throngs of cosplayers who come to show off, mingle or just temporarily embrace a playful new identity.


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How to move a Fusion-powered Windows VM to a new Mac

Double-clicking the transferred file prompts VMware Fusion to open the file. VMware recognizes the Windows VM as having been transferred. Subsequently, VMware presents a window stating This Virtual Machine Might Have Been Moved Or Copied. Click the I Moved It button vs. the I Copied It option. The moving option retains settings and doesn't generate a new UUID or MAC address, meaning you don't have to re-activate Windows or adjust network settings. When I moved my existing Windows VM following these settings, the Fusion VM booted right into Windows, my new Bluetooth peripherals worked properly, and I experienced no network issues.

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Zuckerberg says Facebook doesn't decide truth. He's right.

Mark Zuckerberg recently fell into a whole ocean of hot water when he appeared to equivocate on the controversial topic of Holocaust denial. But his message is less about Facebook‘s attitude towards fringe opinions, and more about its attitude towards  all  opinions — yours included.

11 Trump slams EU over $5 billion fine on Google

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union over a record $5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators imposed on Google, saying the bloc was taking advantage of the United States.

HomePod Will Gain Support for Phone Calls, Find My iPhone, Multiple Timers with OS 12 Update

Apple might have been slow to the smart speaker game with the HomePod but the coming is working behind the scenes to add all major missing features to it. With the OS 12 update for the HomePod, Apple will add support for native phone call support to its smart speaker.

Geek couture dazzles at Comic-Con Her Universe fashion show

Ashley Eckstein's Her Universe fashion show has become a staple of San Diego Comic-Con. The geek couture show changes the life of three designers selected to have their fashions made into a ready-to-buy collection for Hot Topic.

Scientists discover new dinosaur with a face full of spikes

Its full name is "Akainacephalus johnsoni" and it's 76 million years old. Much like its relative, the well-known Ankylosaurus, it has a club for a tail. The thing that distinguishes Akainacephalus from any other dinosaur ever discovered?

This might explain why your electricity bill is so high

Smart power strips take this idea a step further. They have outlets that are meant for different types of devices. Some of the outlets are designated for items that need to stay on all the time, like your DVR. Other outlets are for items that go into standby mode or use energy, but don't need to be on. When you shut off a device or disconnect your device from its charger, the power strip senses it and will shut off all power to the device.

People want to drink the red liquid from the dark sarcophagus

Over 15,000 people have signed a petition asking to sup from the coffin of demons. Let them sup.

Why you should change the direction of your ceiling fan

Just below the blades on your ceiling fan's motor housing, you should see a switch. If you turn the fan off and flip this switch, the fan will reverse direction. This is so you can alter how the fan works at different times of the year.

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'Alien' Atacama skeleton gives up its strange genetic secrets

Ata's nickname comes from her discovery in a leather pouch behind an abandoned church in Chile's Atacama region in 2003. Besides her oddly shaped skull and minute size, Ata has only 10 pairs of ribs, rather than the usual 12, and showed signs of accelerated bone age. The skeleton had the bone composition of a 6-year-old, but was likely a fetus.

Chinese company could compete with Samsung on OLED iPhone screens | Cult of Mac

One of the most important components of the 2018 iPhone could be produced by a company with very strong ties to the Chinese government.

21 U.S. proposals to drop trade barriers taken seriously by allies:...

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that G7 industrial powers were taking seriously his call for them to drop tariffs, non-tariff trade barriers and subsidies and added the Trump administration would press these issues in upcoming talks with the European Union’s top executive.

This is why your iPhone's battery dies fast

If you've ever searched for tips on prolonging iPhone battery life, you've almost certainly encountered this one: turn off email fetch. The reasoning: battery life suffers if your phone automatically checks for new mail every 15 or 30 minutes.

How to install and use Gitkraken on Ubuntu with snap

Since we're connecting Gitkraken to GitHub, click on the Sign in with GitHub button. This will open up your default browser, wherein you are asked to login to your GitHub account. Once you've successfully logged in, you will then be required to authorize Axosoft access to your GitHub account. Click Authorize Axosoft. Once you've click the authorize button, you'll be taken back to the GitKraken client, where you must agree to the EULA. Click the checkbox and then click I Agree. With the login and the EULA taken care of, it's time to start using GitKraken.

Comic-Con 2018 is all about the fans. So why are so many of them mad?

Fandom can generate a lot of fun and good vibes. Comic-Con is a four-day celebration of all things pop culture that takes over the San Diego Convention Center and the surrounding areas. Cosplayers toting bags, poster tubes and boxes with exclusive merchandise spill out onto every available inch of hallway and sidewalk. It's an event for fans who love to love everything from Wonder Woman and Aquaman to Funko figures . People pose for pictures , trade compliments, debate fan theories and wait for exclusive merch -- the enthusiasm is unending.

NASA's Hubble telescope delivers new space stunners

A bright center shines in this Hubble space telescope image of the Messier 98 galaxy. "Because of the high amounts of gas and dust, there are numerous star-forming regions in the galaxy, especially in its nucleus and arms," NASA says .

How to enable Find My Device on Android

That's all there is to it. Once enabled, you can then go to and locate your phone, play a sound, lock, or wipe your device. I suggest you take care of this as soon as you get a new Android phone or tablet. If Find My Device isn't enabled, and your Android phone is stolen or lost, you can't use the feature. That, my friends, would be a shame. Use it, or lose it.

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 director James Gunn fired over offensive tweets

NEW: James Gunn apologizes for past tweets: "I understand and accept the business decisions taken today...I take full responsibility for the way I conducted myself then. All I can do now, beyond offering my sincere and heartfelt regret, is to be the best human being I can be."

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.

Goodbye smudges. For Gorilla Glass phones, matte could be the new black

Corning says it has a workaround for all of those smudges. It's developed technology to etch designs on its glass using a special inkjet printer, giving the glass a matte finish instead of a shiny one. While the process doesn't actually remove fingerprints, it does make them significantly less noticeable. And it also makes the phone less slippery and more grippy, Bayne said.

Will the smartphone notch be replaced with a hole?

The report mentions the last quarter of 2018 as a likely launch date for this device, and Huawei's Mate series is typically launched near the end of the year, so if we had to guess which Huawei phone will be getting the holy non-notch, the Mate would be it.

What Did You Think of This Week's Comics? - July 18, 2018 - IGN

"The past few weeks have certainly been eventful ones for the Spider-Man franchise. Writer Dan Slott ended a 10-year stint on Amazing Spider-Man, paving the way for a relaunched series featuring writer Nick Spencer and artist Ryan Ottley. The new creative team wasted no time making Peter Parker miserable in issue #1, including stripping him of his doctorate and journalism career and making him a pariah in the superhero community. But undoubtedly the biggest development in Amazing Spider-Man #1 involves the return of one element many fans assumed they'd never see again - a romance between Peter and Mary Jane. The question is whether this familiar love affair is a positive development for the series or merely a chance for Marvel to make headlines by reviving old controversies." -Jesse

IBM Watson Health extends partnership with US to help vets with cancer | ZDNet

IBM and the VA stressed how the partnership has focused largely on helping rural veterans with less access to cutting-edge cancer facilities. The VA established a hub in Durham, North Carolina where a small group of oncologists and pathologists have received tumor samples from patients nationwide. More than one-third of the patients treated by the VA's precision oncology program are Veterans from rural areas.

Mark Zuckerberg clarifies Holocaust deniers comment after backlash

Hours after the Recode podcast was published, Zuckerberg clarified his remarks in a follow-up statement to Swisher. "I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didn't intend to defend the intent of people who deny that," he said. "Our goal with fake news is not to prevent anyone from saying something untrue -- but to stop fake news and misinformation spreading across our services."

How developers can negotiate a higher salary in a job interview: 6 tips

State salary expectations early on in the process, whether it's to HR, a recruiter or manager. Be clear what you're targeting so there aren't any surprises or low ball offers at the offer stage. However, don't change that number. It will leave a bad taste in the company's mouth if you state a salary at the beginning, and drastically change it at the end of the interview process. The employer will think you're solely money motivated and not care about the company.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro is a budget wonder

In India, the ZenFone Max Pro starts at around 10,999 Indian rupee (which converts to about $165, £115 and AU$215) for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage, but for Singapore, the same phone will go for S$348, or about $255, £195 and AU$345.

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Deep cat: A tour through the submarine HMS Ocelot

Here's a look at Her Majesty's Submarine Ocelot, which was launched in 1962 and served for 29 years.

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How to move AR projects from pilots to enterprise adoption

Raman Sapra: I have a very interesting perspective as far as immersive reality is concerned or augmented reality is concerned. I think we are seeing a lot of innovation as far as augmented reality is concerned or immersive reality is concerned. What needs to happen is adoption. There are some very interesting use cases. At the event today, as a part of the keynote, we saw some very, very interesting use cases. I think the key thing is, how do enterprises adopt it and make it more of a mainstream implementation rather than just a pilot implementation? All of us know that immersive reality adds a lot of value to training, adds a lot of value on the production line as far as assembly is concerned, adds a lot of value as far as service is concerned, food service is concerned.

The Best Smart Home Security Systems of 2018

All of the systems we've tested feature an app that lets you use your smartphone as your command center to arm and disarm the system, create rules, add and delete components, and receive push notifications when alarms are triggered. Most apps also allow you to do things like view live and recorded video, lock and unlock doors, change thermostat settings, and silence alarms. Some apps will even use your phone's location services to automatically arm and disarm the system according to your physical location. The more expensive systems usually come with a wall-mounted panel that acts as a communications hub, with a touch-screen display that allows you to do everything the app does, as well as communicate with a professional monitoring service when an alarm is triggered.

Apple Business Chat adds new integration partners - Video | ZDNet

Apple has said it's adding Cisco, eGain, Kipsu, Lithium and Quiq as new integration partners within its Business Chat ecosystem. Read more:

Open source project allows data transfer among Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook

On Friday, Google revealed the Data Transfer Project, an open source initiative launched in partnership with Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook that could allow users to move data among the services "without needing to download and re-upload it," according to a blog post .

Apple Might Be Unable to Recover Data from 2018 MacBook Pro If Logic Board Fails

Planning on getting the 2018 MacBook Pro despite all the thermal issues? Well, here’s another thing that you might want to consider. Seemingly, if your 2018 MacBook Pro ever fails, you won’t be able to recover data stored on its SSD.

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4 ways finance leaders must change their thinking to embrace digital transformation

"The time is now for finance leaders to focus on redefining their function across several key areas to continue driving business growth and lead in the increasingly digital economy," Betsy Bland, vice president of financial management corporate strategy for Workday, said in the report. "This requires finance to invest in cultivating the right skills, bridging better connections to other leaders, and pushing the boundaries of technology to break down data silos and outpace the competition."

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47 PayU buys Israeli payment technology firm Zooz

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Online payment company PayU, a subsidiary of Naspers ( NPNJn.J ), said on Monday it agreed to acquire Israeli payment technology provider Zooz to support its expansion in high-growth markets.

France's Atos boosts U.S. presence with Syntel acquisition

(Reuters) - French IT services company Atos ( ATOS.PA ) is boosting its North American operations with a $3.4 billion cash deal to buy Michigan-based IT services provider Syntel Inc ( SYNT.O ).

My team used to suck at meetings, but now people are begging us to share our secret sauce

For years, our team’s meetings didn’t move us forward; they were “party meetings” that threw wrenches into projects. At best, we’d brainstorm, socialize, and draft a few action items. Agendas were absent, and more people than necessary were present. Deadline discussions often devolved into finger-pointing.

​Australia called out as willing to undermine human rights for digital agenda | ZDNet

Global human rights, public policy, and advocacy group AccessNow has called out Australia for its lack of focus on human rights as it adapts to the challenges of the digital era, with a report from the non-profit saying the country should instead be leading the way in serving as a champion for human rights.

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57 How Fortnite approaches analytics, cloud to analyze petabytes of game data | ZDNet
58 Should you invite your coworkers to your wedding?
59 Researchers find link between Trump tweets and spike in anti-Muslim hate - Religion News Service
60 Facebook and Holocaust denial: How it's become worse over time | ZDNet
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62 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro Features Four Full-Speed Thunderbolt 3 Ports
63 MacBook Pro document confirms 'anti-debris' keyboard redesign
64 Comcast admits defeat in bidding war for Fox, clearing path for Disney
65 A $225 GPS spoofer can send sat-nav-guided vehicles into oncoming traffic *
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68 11 Reasons to Stop Looking at Your Phone
69 How to recover data encrypted with Apple's FileVault 2
70 Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark
71 Is this Nikon's new mirrorless camera?
72 Why I’m desperate for our best fitness tracker to be replaced
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74 Computex 2018's case mods are freaking sweet
75 Devhints — TL;DR for developer documentation
76 How to enable the encrypt/decrypt menu option in the Ubuntu file manager
77 Kraftwerk invites an astronaut to play with them from space
78 Overwatch is free on the PC for this weekend as grand finals kick-off
79 Samsung's new wireless charger will charge your watch and phone at the same time
80 New drug for recurring malaria
81 The Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks of 2018
82 States Experiment With Sending Distracted Drivers to Jail
83 How to create and edit plain text files in iOS with Textor
84 Google could launch new, slimmer, Pixelbook alongside Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
85 3 things every project manager must communicate with stakeholders
86 F-35 Engine Upgrade Would Enable Directed Energy Weapons | RealClearDefense
87 Donald Trump's tweet to the Iranian President is over 200 capital letters of pure rage
88 The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems of 2018
89 How to protect your files on Google Team Drives
90 China says it won't devalue currency to bolster exports
91 35 Percent of People Never Change Their Passwords
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