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Today in Apple history: Apple SuperDrive gives Macintosh SE supersized storage

On August 1, 1989, Apple introduces its Macintosh SE update. The Mac SE FDHD comes with a new SuperDrive capable of storing a massive 1.4MB.

Pocket City is the iOS city-building sim you’ve dreamed of | Cult of Mac

There are few game franchises I poured more time and energy into as a kid than SimCity. From the mid-1990s, the classic metropolis-building strategy games

The Putin playing the piano meme is a source of constant joy

'Making my way downtown walking fast'

The bears of Alaska's bear cam should have left the river by now. Why are they still here?

"We’re probably going to see the second-highest return since 1963."

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Google's owners have nicely moved themselves away from trouble by using Alphabet front. The CEO is the fall guy when trouble comes. And he won't be protected like Zukerberg.

France bans smartphones and tablets from schools | Cult of Mac

Think smartphones are an unavoidable part of daily school life if you’re a teen? Think again. Well, if you live in France, at least.

Samsung's New Galaxy Tab S4 Takes Aim at the iPad Pro

The premium offerings from the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet lineup are meant to compete with Apple’s high-end tablet offerings, and that trend continues on Wednesday with a brand new model.


Facebook is ready to start making serious money off WhatsApp

Importantly for Facebook, though, the expansion of WhatsApp Business also expands WhatsApp's ability to make money off its most popular messaging app. As it stands now, WhatsApp is easily Facebook's biggest untapped asset. The messaging app has more than 1 billion daily active users, but, unlike every other major Facebook service, has no advertising (for now, anyway) .

Reddit says hackers breached its systems, some user data compromised | ZDNet

In terms of what exactly was accessed, Reddit said attackers obtained read-only access systems, source code and other logs. This includes a complete copy of an old database backup of Reddit user data from the site's launch in 2005 through May 2007. It contained account credentials, email addresses and all content, including private messages.

Linda Hamilton returns in first official look at new Terminator movie

Here's a peek at the new cast of 2019's Terminator movie.

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Product Managers at Facebook - So what's trending these days ? Stories ? Nah! Too 2017. Time spent on app ? Yeah! Let's add a screen to show that, and users will spend their entire time on it.

Apple to remove apps from iTunes Affiliate Program in October

Apple on Wednesday announced a major change to its iTunes Affiliate Program that will see commissions for iOS and Mac apps and in-app content removed from the initiative starting in October.

Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” will have a final season

Why we care: The world was stunned and saddened when chef/author/TV host/humanitarian Anthony Bourdain took his own life this past June. Everyone who misses him, however, will have a chance to spend a little more time with Bourdain soon. CNN has just announced the network will air a final season of the chef’s travel show, Parts Unknown , later this year.

13 Tesla is adding classic Atari games to its cars

Musk also not-so-subtly hinted that more was in the works, suggesting that game developers should apply to Tesla to make games that use the "center touch screen, phone & car irl." In that regard, you could think of the Atari ports as Tesla dipping its toe into the gaming waters. Although you probably wouldn't jump into your Model 3 just to play a game, this could be an entertaining way to pass the time while you're waiting for a friend in the parking lot.

Huawei snatches the #2 spot from Apple in the global smartphone market

Leading the pack, as usual, is Samsung , with 20.9 percent of the global market and shipments of 71.5 million handsets in the last quarter. That’s despite a 10.4 percent decline from last year. However, its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ didn’t sell very well; the company will look to its upcoming Galaxy Note 9 to change its fortune in the high-end segment when it launches later this month.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 is an Android tablet that becomes a pseudo-laptop when you need it

In my brief demo, DeX mode worked pretty well and only took a couple of seconds to switch between modes. The only thing that seemed to stump many tech reporters was how to turn DeX mode off. You'd think disconnecting the tablet from Book Cover Keyboard would also automatically switch it back into regular Android mode, but that's not the case. Turns out you have to manually switch back to Android mode via a button in the navigation bar.


as if this shit didn’t happen daily. something more impactful and serious has to happen with the credit card fraud. every single payment gateway should require a two-step verification with a token.

We had a security incident. Here's what you need to know. • r/announcements

TL;DR : A hacker broke into a few of Reddit’s systems and managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses and a 2007 database backup containing old salted and hashed passwords. Since then we’ve been conducting a painstaking investigation to figure out just what was accessed, and to improve our systems and processes to prevent this from happening again.

Steve Jobs lied to his daughter about name of the Apple Lisa

As for the Lisa, it was a commercial failure, with 3,000 unsold computers later buried in a Utah landfill. When Brennan-Jobs bragged to her school friends about her namesake, they responded that they'd never heard of a computer called Lisa. But for Brennan-Jobs, the belief that it was named for her could bring her closer to the famous man who was, in some ways, more legend than family member.

T-Mobile won't raise the prices of its unlimited data plans

The strategy stands in contrast with the broader shift by the carriers to break out the unlimited data plans and charge more, a reversal of years of aggressive promotions that included free iPhones, lower rates and other throw-ins. T-Mobile, which led the industry in phone postpaid growth for the 18th consecutive quarter, can afford to keep prices steady.

Here's when to expect Apple's 2018 iPhone event | Cult of Mac

Apple’s biggest keynote of the year is quickly approaching and while the company hasn’t revealed the date, we have a pretty good idea of when exactly the 2018 iPhone lineup will be revealed.

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration said on Wednesday.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: How to delete activity history from your Timeline

The ability to get back to work exactly where you left off, especially if where you left off was a few days ago on another device, could be helpful to many users. However, many individuals are uncomfortable with the idea that their devices are tracking such detailed information about them. Whether you prefer convenience or privacy is an personal decision. Fortunately, when it comes to the Timeline feature installed as part of the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, you have options.

How to use the iPhone camera's built-in manual controls | Cult of Mac

You know how you can tap to focus on anything in the frame? Well, try long-tapping on that same thing. After a short moment, the little focus square will pulse twice. This indicates a focus lock. Whatever you told the camera to focus on will stay in focus whatever you do. You can reframe the picture, putting that sharp subject at the very edge of the frame if you like, and it will stay in focus (unless you or that subject moves).

Google Doodle honors pioneering female war photographer Gerda Taro

Taro fearlessly turned her lens on conflict to capture arresting but sensitive photographs of fighting at the front in the Spanish Civil War. Widely considered the first female photojournalist to cover a war, she was also the first to die doing so.

Why you should use apt-get purge

For anyone that manages packages on a Debian-based distribution from the command line, apt-get purge should be a must-use. Why? Consider this: When you install an application with apt-get, you might find, after using said app for a while, that the application isn't what you thought it was. When you go to uninstall that application, you might do so with apt-get remove. And that's great, as it will easily remove the application you don't want.

The 'this is fine' meme was already dead, but a GOP senator just bought it a new tombstone

“Some feel that we as a society are sitting in a burning room, calmly drinking a cup of coffee, telling ourselves ‘this is fine.’ That’s not fine”: Sen. Richard Burr references an internet meme during a committee hearing about Russian efforts to interfere in the 2018 elections

The Mac needs this amazing new font menu right now | Cult of Mac

If you do any work with fonts on the Mac whatsoever, you will have run up against the font picker. It’s a piece of design that dates back to when the Mac only came with a black-and-white screen, and yet it’s still the only way to select a font on an Apple computer. That wouldn’t be so bad if it was a good design, but it’s not. The macOS font picker is little more than a drop-down menu. Worse, it’s a drop-down menu that changes every time you use it.

Sorry, Android. You can't have more than two notches | Cult of Mac

Screen cutouts are designed to solve a problem. Bezels are out these days. Everyone wants their smartphone’ s screen to cover as much of the front of their device as possible. But designers still have to find a place for the front-facing camera and the phone’s earpiece, whether they run iOS or Android. So far, the most popular solution is a screen cutout.

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iOS 12 beta 5 spills Apple's dual-SIM plans for new iPhone

This follows a rumor that claims at least one of this year’s iPhones — most likely the larger and more expensive iPhone X Plus — will support two SIM cards. It would give users the ability to manage two numbers simultaneously, rather than having to juggle two different devices.

Why China will surpass the world in 5G deployment speed

According to the release, China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom will deploy "huge numbers" of base stations during early 2019. Mobile Experts called this the "China Surge," and it is expected to continue through 2021. After 2021, however, the report showed that China will return to the same pace as the rest of the world for 5G deployment.

32 Scolding from Chinese state media dampens Apple's earnings cheer

BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc ( AAPL.O ) may have just notched up its fourth straight quarter of double-digit revenue growth in China, but among some Chinese consumers the glow was overshadowed by Chinese state media’s tirade of criticism against the smartphone giant.

Apple and Qualcomm could work together again in 2019 | Cult of Mac

“The sources reasoned that new-generation 5G smartphones must be compatible with 4G communications specs in the short term, and performance, quality and yield rate are crucial elements affecting sales of 5G smartphones. Accordingly, global smartphone brand vendors can hardly avoid cooperating with Qualcomm, which has been undertaking technological cooperation with many telecom operators in the world and has already provided complete 5G product design solutions and chip platform for trial uses by brand customers for a long while.”

Clue is the best period tracker [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #44]

For the last few years, health has been a key focus area for Apple. Fitness tracking, sleep tracking, nutrition tracking, mindfulness and even reproductive health have made their way into the Health app. Unfortunately, when it comes to your sexual wellbeing, Apple’s offering is pretty minimal. With Clue: Period and Ovulation Tracker, you can track a wide range of physical and mental details and gain useful insights into patterns and abnormalities in your natural cycle.

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You won't believe how many people are using Apple beta software

Apple warns us that its beta releases should not be installed on our primary devices. Until just a few years ago, it only allowed registered developers to download them. But that doesn’t stop keen Apple fans from updating early to get their hands on its latest features.

Samsung: We will offer Galaxy Note 9 at 'reasonable prices'

Regarding the triple camera, the triple camera offers various advantages, such as optical zoom or ultra-wide angle, also extreme low-light imaging. And that's why we're expecting more and more handsets to adopt triple cameras not only in 2018 but next year as well. By next year, about 10% of handsets are expected to have triple cameras, and triple camera adoption will continue to grow even after that point. Given this market outlook, actually, we've already completed quite a wide range of sensor lineup that can support the key features such as optical zoom, ultra-wide viewing angle, bokeh and video support so that we're able to supply image sensors upon demand by customers.

Professor Trump tweets about 'Alfonse' Capone and truly what the hell is happening?

Looking back on history, who was treated worse, Alfonse Capone, legendary mob boss, killer and “Public Enemy Number One,” or Paul Manafort, political operative & Reagan/Dole darling, now serving solitary confinement - although convicted of nothing? Where is the Russian Collusion?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders tries and fails to explain Trump’s odd comment on groceries

When pressed about the last time Trump was actually in a grocery store, Sanders said, "I'm not sure why that matters," before she stumbled through an explanation about how you have to show ID at a grocery store if you're buying beer and wine. Which could maybe sort of explain it — except the president doesn't drink.

Celebrities are finally getting in on the 'it me' joke

It's not like the original tweets were celebrity bait — Kinsey wasn't even mentioned in the Office tweet, and no one expects a mega-celebrity like Kim Kardashian to respond to them. What it reveals, perhaps, is that everyone's aware of the function of celebrity personas in meme culture. Do celebrities search their own names on Twitter? Probably. Do they know that you (and the MoonPie account or whatever) are constantly invoking their personas for clout? Certainly.

Apple Pay expands its reach to CVS, 7-11 and Germany

Apple Pay is also expanding to Germany later this year, following its arrival in a number of other European countries, including the U.K. and Spain. It will take the total number of supported Apple Pay markets to 28, but it’s not yet clear which banks will be supported.

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Airbnb offers to renovate a room in the Riverrun Castle from 'Game of Thrones'

"Whoever has enough Lannister gold to buy this castle, let us know," Airbnb tweeted Wednesday. "We'll help you renovate a room to look like Riverrun if you'd like to list it on Airbnb."

Jennifer Aniston admits she's secretly lurking on Instagram

InStyle has a delightful new profile of her, and the piece, written by Molly McNearney (Jimmy Kimmel's wife and co-head writer), tackles a myriad of topics. They touch on the constant tornado of rumors that surround her personal life (no, she's not heartbroken) and the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements (yes, she's experienced sexism in the industry).

Huawei steals Apple’s crown as No. 2 smartphone maker | Cult of Mac

Apple just smashed expectations yet again with another monster quarterly earnings report . But that’s not enough to stop Huawei from stealing Apple’s crown as the world’s second-largest smartphone maker, based on number of handsets shipped.

5 countries ready for AI and automation

AI and automation can be useful for data analysis and efficiency, but not every part of the world is as ready as others for it. Where is the talent? Where is the infrastructure? Where should you be looking to do your AI business?

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Ten Techniques Learned From

The library is not only a toolkit to get newbies quickly implementing deep learning, but a powerful and convenient source of current best practices. Each time the team (and their network of AI researchers & collaborators) finds a particularly interesting paper, they test it out on a variety of datasets and work out how to tune it. If they are successful, it gets implemented in the library, and the technology can be quickly accessed by its users.

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50 Tesla flags promise of profit as Model 3 production steadies

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla said it would produce its new Model 3 sedan at a profit after several recent weeks in which output stabilized, buoying hopes that the electric vehicle maker led by Elon Musk will stanch its financial losses in the second half of the year.

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55 Facebook Introduces New Tools to Curb Social Media Addiction
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58 Spotify has taken down multiple episodes of Alex Jones’ podcast
59 Apple ordered to pay WiLAN $145M for infringing two patents
60 Samsung’s New Galaxy Tab S4 Takes Aim at the iPad Pro, and more for 08/01/2018
61 Apple warns tariffs, protectionism could impact fiscal performance
62 Apple's ride to $1 trillion: The magic number that gets it there
63 Sprint hits 55 million customers ahead of T-Mobile merger | ZDNet
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65 Google wants to bring free Wi-Fi to Nigeria next year
66 Starbucks partners Alibaba to spread more coffee around China
67 Bacteria learn to resist alcohol-based hand sanitisers
68 Facebook, Instagram get more digital wellness controls | ZDNet
69 U.S. jury asks Apple to pay $145 million in damages to Canada's WiLan
70 Windows 10's Your Phone app: Take pic on Android phone, see it pop up on your PC | ZDNet
71 Inspector General Says NSA Still Hasn't Implemented Its Post-Snowden Internal Security Measures
72 Parents are shelling out $20/hour for Fortnite tutors and the internet is losing its goddamn mind
73 Huawei knocks off Apple to become No. 2 smartphone seller
74 Southeast Asia's Grab mops up $1 billion funding from financial firms
75 Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018) review: Quad-core CPU and all-day battery life Review | ZDNet
76 Facebook's security boss to leave firm
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79 DraftKings launches mobile sports betting in New Jersey
80 T-Mobile adds wireless subscribers; awaits Sprint deal approval
81 Fitbit posts smaller loss on strong smartwatch sales
82 Nintendo's NES Classic outsold Xbox One and PS4 in June
83 Reddit hack exposes old private messages
84 Friday Hack Chat: Training Robots By Touch
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86 J.J. Abrams remembers Carrie Fisher as cameras roll for 'Episode IX'
87 Facebook uncovers yet another fake news campaign
88 Seven ways to access Safe Mode in Windows 10
89 This exclusive clip from 'Eighth Grade' is waaaay too real
90 MoviePass' rescue plan might do more harm than good
91 How to keep your Ubuntu Linux systems updated with uCaresystem
92 How to easily add an SSH fingerprint to your known_hosts file in Linux
93 Does the Ancient Symbolism of the Los Angeles Public Library Hide a Luciferian Undertone?
94 This might explain why your electricity bill is so high
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