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Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 12, tvOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, and watchOS 5

Apple has rolled out its fifth set of developer betas for its milestone operating systems, with new test releases of iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5, and macOS Mojave now available to download.

Blue Microphones sells to Logitech for $117 million

Podcasters and streamers take note: Logitech is buying Blue Microphones.

This country needs Jimmy Carter's impeccable cardigan collection now more than ever

Unbutton this country's heart, Jimmy

Today in Apple history: Apple launches ill-fated Lisa project | Cult of Mac

On July 30, 1979, Apple engineers began work on the Lisa, the first computer in company history to come with a graphical interface and mouse.

Watch Tim Cook address LGBT community at LoveLoud festival | Cult of Mac

Tim Cook made an appearance at Utah's 2018 LoveLoud festival over the weekend, sharing a few thoughts with the crowd before introducing the band Imagine

Review: Anker's newest wireless earbuds are dirt-cheap and sound amazing

These easily offer the best bang-for-buck on the market.

Everything new in iOS 12 beta 5 [u]

Earlier on Monday, Apple released the fifth beta of iOS 12 to developers. AppleInsider has been digging through this most recent release and we have assembled a long list of everything that has changed this time around.

A podcast playlist for your trip to Mars

It’s a good time to get ready.

Nine states are suing the Trump administration to stop 3D-printed guns

DIY gun proponent Cody Wilson promised to fight the multi-state lawsuit: “If we are a named party, we will litigate and defend our rights.”

Dan Harmon dishes on how 'Rick and Morty' Season 4 will be different

Expect the unexpected.

OpenAI's Dactyl system improves the dexterity of robot hands

The Elon Musk-founded OpenAI project found a way to make robot hands more dextrous in less time.

John Oliver’s honest remake of Facebook’s latest ad is brutal

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1 Uber ends autonomous truck program to focus on self-driving cars

"We've decided to stop development on our self-driving truck program and move forward exclusively with cars. We recently took the important step of returning to public roads in Pittsburgh, and as we look to continue that momentum, we believe having our entire team's energy and expertise focused on this effort is the best path forward," Eric Meyhofer, Head of Uber Advanced Technologies Group, said in an email statement to Engadget. As recently as this past March, Uber was hard at work furthering the self-driving truck technology in Arizona, where the vehicles logged thousands of deliveries over the course of months .

The six best programming languages to learn right now

Its ability to squeeze the best performance from systems means it's a popular choice for software running on microcontroller boards, as well as for low-level software on PCs, such as operating systems and hardware drivers. The downside is that C++ can be difficult to learn due to the complexity of the language.

Apple may cave to government demands to keep iPhones in India | Cult of Mac

Faced with the threat of having the iPhone out of India altogether, Apple has supposedly agreed to implement a government-sanctioned Do Not Disturb app on its platform.

10 more PowerShell cmdlets you can use instead of CMD commands

Learning PowerShell from scratch may seem daunting, but if you have a solid understanding of CMD, migrating your skill set over to the newer management framework might be simpler than you think.

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implementation was poor, and that's being kind they were gambling on people not using them. sure they wanted to monetize in other ways, but they hoped lots of ppl would buy but not use them when i was a kid i'd get movie ticket gift certificates for x-mas. a theater will...

7 WhatsApp launches four-person group video calling

WhatsApp teased that its messaging app would add a long-awaited group video calling feature several weeks ago, and it's finally here . Both Android and iOS users can now hold audio and video conversations with up to four people. You'll have to start a one-on-one call before you can add the other two people, but it's otherwise straightforward. WhatsApp reiterated that calls are "end-to-end encrypted" like its other chats, and promised that they should work in less-than-stellar network conditions.

8 Nokia, T-Mobile US agree $3.5 billion deal, world's first big 5G award

LONDON (Reuters) - T-Mobile US ( TMUS.O ) named Nokia ( NOKIA.HE ) to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5G network gear, the firms said on Monday, marking the world’s largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle taking root.

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

You can print from any application using the OneNote printer drivers. The OneNote 2016 printer driver is automatically installed and can print into any page or notebook section, which you choose in the same snipping dialog. The OneNote Store printer driver you have to install yourself from the Store, and can only print a new page into notebook sections, which you have to painstakingly navigate to rather than being able to search for. Both drivers save images of the individual pages you print. You can also import files into the current page in OneNote 2016 as printouts or attachments. Outlook on Windows (and Mac for Office 365 users) has a Send to OneNote button that copies email text and attachments, or the details of meeting attendees, into OneNote. You can also grab the details of an Outlook meeting that you want to take notes on from inside OneNote 2016 and OneNote 10, to get the list of everyone who's there quickly.

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T-Mobile, Nokia seal $3.5 billion deal to build out 5G network | ZDNet

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10 ways to extend your Android phone battery life | ZDNet

This is as simple as simple can be, but I've found this can save you a lot of power. It's also handy to turn these off when you can't reach one or the other of these services. That's because, otherwise, they'll keep trying to connect -- and that eats up an amazing amount of battery. For example, I primarily use Bluetooth in my car. If I leave Bluetooth on when I'm not driving, I lose an average of 30 minutes a charge. That's a big deal.


New Pixel 3 leaked photos show deeper notch than iPhone X

For the most part, the images don't show anything new that hasn't come up in previous rumors. For instance, we also get a glimpse of the front-facing speaker that's expected to sit on the bottom bezel of the display, on the phone's chin.

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Caviar Adam and Even phones will tempt you in the best way

The other three models are named after each character in the painting, including the snake. The “Adam” design combines leather, black onyx, and gold with a scale pattern. The “Eve” model features a covering of white leather with optional diamonds. The “Snake” is covered in snakeskin that surrounds a gold-plated Apple logo.

How to make your iPhone videos look like Hollywood movies | Cult of Mac

In fact, even without all the apps and gadgets above, you can shoot amazing videos with the iPhone, as long as you give it a little thought first. You see something that you want to film, but what exactly is it that you like about the scene before you? You can almost guarantee that it’s not “the whole scene.” So, work out what it is and concentrate on that element, or group of elements. That might mean getting in closer. It might mean framing the shot to remove any distractions, or just to emphasize the main subject.

YouTube on Desktop Now Adapts for Best Viewing Experience

YouTube in your web browser will now attempt to offer the best viewing experience for each video, regardless of whether it's a vertical video, 4:3, or 16:9. The tweaks to help fill the screen with video are not going down too well with viewers, though.

Dropbox gives some subscribers more storage for free | Cult of Mac

A 2TB Dropbox Professional plan costs $16.58 per month. Another option is a Dropbox Plus plan that offers 1TB for $8.25 per month. The company gives anyone just 2GB of storage for free.

MoviePass is dying and the memes are brutal

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Report: iPad Pro Refresh Removes Headphone Jack, Home Button

It was inevitable that the iPad Pro was set to follow the iPhone X with the next design refresh, and if the rumors are to be believed, both the headphone jack and Home button are gone. The Smart Connector has apparently also been moved.

Gmail might add a simple feature everybody wants

Because this is little more than a line of code, there’s no indication when the feature might be available, or even how far along in development it might be. But it’s certainly a promising sign, and if you’re a Gmail user who needs email scheduling, you have to be excited.

$10,000 gold AirPods aren't a sound decision | Cult of Mac

AirPods did little to excite customers when Apple announced it would be cutting the cord on its earbuds. Critics thought the design was uninspired and the price too high, especially with the added risk of misplacing one. Much of the criticism was colored by Apple’s removal of the headphone jack from the iPhone, a source of consumer tension.

Marvel's Spider-Man for PS4 Is Officially Complete - IGN

Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 has officially gone gold, meaning development has been completed and Peter Parker's latest adventure has been sent to manufacturing ahead of its September 7 release date.

A full Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket: The GPD Pocket2

This Pocket2 is a hybrid between a phone and a PC that packs the same processor as Microsoft's $799 Surface Pro.

Pro tip: Quickly look up a word in iOS without an app | Cult of Mac

Short of struggling with Siri, this is the fastest way to look up a word in iOS, at least if you’re not already in an app where you just read that word. In that case, just tap on the word to look it up.

Next MacBook might take unfortunate performance hit | Cult of Mac

After waiting years, Apple is reportedly given up on using some of Intel’s long-delayed processors in the budget MacBook expected this fall. Instead, the device will include chips that debuted last year.

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Leaked iPad Pro schematics reveal mysterious new connector

Leaked schematics that give us an early peek at one model hint at a mysterious new connector on the back of the device.

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​Dell XPS 13 now ships with Ubuntu 18.04 Linux | ZDNet

You see, Dell has been working with Canonical to make great Ubuntu laptops since November 2012 . Barton George, Project Sputnik and Linux lead at Dell, said, "When Project Sputnik debuted over five years ago we launched with one config of our XPS 13 developer edition on Ubuntu 12.04. Fast forward to today and thanks to the interest and support of the community, we are able to announce that our seventh generation XPS 13 developer edition now comes with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 18.04 represents Project Sputnik's fourth preloaded LTS. We're already looking forward to Sputnik's fifth LTS in 2020."

Apple Pay will continue to dominate its Google and Samsung rivals | Cult of Mac

The news that Apple is set to dominate is good news for the Cupertino company. Previously Tim Cook has admitted that, “Mobile payments have taken off slower than I personally would have thought if you asked me sitting here a few years ago.” Nonetheless, Apple has pushed hard to raise the profile of Apple Pay — both by launching in new countries and hosting local promotions.

Apple Q3 2018 earnings call: 5 key details to watch for | Cult of Mac

What investors are looking forward to most on the call is Apple’s guidance for Q4 2018. Last year, the iPhone X didn’t go on sale early enough to impact Q4’s numbers. This year should be different. Traditionally, Apple launches its new iPhones a few weeks or days before the end of Q4. If Apple’s guidance for Q4 revenues comes in well above the $52.6 billion it made during Q4 2017 , that should be a good sign that the 2018 iPhone lineup will launch by September.

Annotable is the best markup app [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #43]

Some of the most useful apps on iOS take system features and turn them up to 11. For a few years, the photos app has had basic markup tools but it’s felt underwhelming and lacked pro features. Annotable for iPhone and iPad adds pro-level annotation and markup tools to highlight or hide whatever you want in an image.

The web of board members that link American corporations, mapped

Rood, who is also the founder of Data Interview Questions , a site focused on helping data scientists and analysts prepare for interviews at top companies, sorted the top 50 companies in the S&P 500 by market capitalization using public information from Reuters. In the visualization, each colorful tentacle indicates one shared board member between companies. 78% of the top 50 companies in the S&P 500 are directly connected through one or more board members, Rood concludes . “The number of connections gets much larger when you expand the scope beyond 50 companies or expand to second and third-degree connections,” he says, “but it becomes pretty difficult to fit into any sort of visualization.”

37 Guardians of the Galaxy cast wants James Gunn back

The film's "theme of redemption has never been more relevant," reads an open letter signed by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and others.


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40 Activist Publishes 11,000 Private DMs Between Wikileaks and Its Supporters | Hacker News

Attempted reframing? What are you trying to insinuate on my behalf? That slang is putting someone's name inside ((( and ))), not saying "the ((())) issue". It doesn't really work without anything in the brackets. I can't believe this even needs to be said, and if you are talking about something other than > [2016-08-23 04:46:27] <WikiLeaks> But he’s jewish and engaged with the ((()))) issue. then please provide a source to that other thing, who you are referring to with "he", and maybe a reason for not making what you are referring to more clear as well. It's also very nice that because of the barrage of downvotes, or maybe moderator action, I can't respond 13 minutes after you posted your comment when I actually had finished this reply, but have to keep the tab open and submit later... so I'll respond to another comment here as well: > Do you consider referring to racism to be the same as being racist? No I don't, which was my point. Saying "$someone is Jewish and engaged with the ((())) issue" isn't using that dog whistle, but referring to it.

Dubious 2018 iPad Pro CAD image seemingly shows relocated Smart Connector

A questionable image leak supposedly showing what a refreshed iPad Pro could potentially look like depicts an odd addition to the rear of the tablet, but at the same time also uses a design aesthetic that Apple is unlikely to resurrect in its next iPad Pro generation.

How to use voice messaging on LinkedIn

Voice messaging is ideal for business pros on the go. Whether you are traveling, walking to a meeting, multi-tasking, or just need to provide a more in-depth explanation, voice communication can come in handy. Since people speak four times faster than they type, according to the blog post, speaking is also a much more efficient medium of communication.

Leak Shows 'Clearly White' Pixel 3 XL

The milky color covers the rumored all-glass back of the device as well as its sides.The leaker confirmed that the back of the phone is 'totally glass,' which may allow for wireless charging. The front, meanwhile, features a large notch at the top.

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Elliptic Orbits explained by Albert Baez.

Professor Albert Baez explaining Elliptical Orbits in 1959. Video from

46 MoviePass goes out again amid Mission: Impossible blackout, price hikes

MoviePass has said the new surge pricing is meant to encourage moviegoers away from new releases, but it's also looking like it's now using it to deter weekend cinema viewing entirely. Indeed, now that it's Monday, surge pricing appears to have been removed from most showtimes, but Mission: Impossible is still, well, impossible to see.

47 Serverless, Inc. lands $10 M Series A to build serverless dev platform | Hacker News

Here's the problem. Uptime pingers work great if you have a low volume service. You keep 1, 2, or maybe 3 instances of the function warm, and you don't have to deal with cold start times. But there's 2 places that idea falls seriously flat. 1. This doesn't work if you were actually trying to build your API as microservices. You might have 60+ functions, some which call each other, and keeping them all warm is not really a good option. 2. Keeping a minimum number of instances warm fails to account for half the point of using serverless architectures: being able to scale. Sure, if you have little to no traffic, you can keep a couple instances warm and be up, but if your app needs to scale to 5 or 10 or more instances to handle bursts of traffic, the surfers who hit that cold start end up dealing with an extremely bad experience. More importantly, as Lambda gets more popular, uptime pingers get less and less useful because of tragedy of the commons. The reason for needing cold starts at all is that AWS is rotating out instances to be able to keep up with overall demand with limited resourcs.

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Ecobee's future of the connected home

Ecobee co-founder and CEO Stuart Lombard plans to build the "helpful home," a house that will do more for you by predicting what you might want and help you save on heating and cooling bills.

51 Spotify's music industry liaison Troy Carter to depart
52 I got a $50 cryptocurrency mystery box 6 months ago, it is worth $13 today
53 There's zero chance Elon Musk tricks me into covering the Tesla surfboard
54 Australian bank used blockchain to ship 17,000 kilos of almonds to Germany
55 Samsung Elec's mobile woes drag on profit growth
56 States sue to block sale of 3D-printed weapon designs online
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58 Google Chrome finally arrives on Daydream VR
59 MoviePass stops offering tickets for big movies amid outages
60 China set to leapfrog US in the AI race
61 Twitter asks researchers to help make site less toxic
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63 The 4 hottest tech trends that are transforming the world in 2018 | ZDNet
64 Black Panther's Killmonger would give Thanos one hell of a fight
65 MoviePass goes down again amid Mission: Impossible blackout, price hikes
66 Sorry, Elon Musk: NASA says plans to terraform Mars won't work
67 Most VCs are (still) white men, and 40% went to Harvard or Stanford
68 TSA's new scanners could mean leaving your laptop, liquids in carry-on
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70 3D-printed guns: 21 states ask Trump admin for an emergency ban
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72 Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons
73 20 states take aim at 3D gun company, sue to get files off the Internet
74 Bitcoin slips below $8,000 as investors step away from risk
75 What we're buying: An official third-party PS4 controller for Xbox converts
76 Whirlpool gets patent for sous vide cooking appliance
77 Windows 10 Maps update offers more detailed directions for business travelers
78 39 Hidden Tips for Pokemon Go Fanatics
79 How to enable Tracking Protection in Firefox Quantum
80 Fond - Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
81 Up way too close with the giant sexy Jeff Goldblum statue
82 Real-Life Lord of the Flies: The Strange and Violent History of Pitcairn Island
83 Motorola may announce Moto Z3 with 5G Moto Mod this week
84 Why the future of media consumption and distribution will not be fully online
85 NASA study says setting off bombs over Mars isn't the best idea
86 Side Quests (Side Stories) - Octopath Traveler Wiki Guide - IGN
87 Chinese Scientists Want to Capture a Small Asteroid and Land it on Earth - ExtremeTech