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Developers get their mitts on iOS 12 beta 6 | Cult of Mac

The first iOS 12 beta was introduced back in June, and today sees the debut of beta 6. Apple is building toward a full release in September.

How one company reshaped — and kind of ruined — the viral video landscape

Meet the internet mob boss controlling viral videos

Today in Apple history: Microsoft investment helps save Apple

On August 6, 1997, Steve Jobs reveals that Microsoft invested $150 million into Apple. The controversial cash infusion saves Apple.

Google's new Pixel 3 will fight iPhone from October

Google is gearing up to deliver its next-generation Pixel 3 smartphones in October, a leaked marketing ad confirms.

Everything new in iOS 12 beta 6

Earlier on Monday, Apple released the sixth beta of iOS 12 to developers. We've had our heads down rooting through this latest update to see what has changed in this update.

Apple distribues sixth developer betas for iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5

Apple has issued the sixth betas of its milestone operating systems, with developers able to test new builds of macOS Mojave, iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 just one week after the release of the previous beta batch.

Why the lobster emoji has become an unlikely ally to the trans community

The trans community have teamed up with an unlikey ally for representation, the lobster emoji. #ClawsOutForTrans campaign emands for a trans flag emoji.

UK grime couldn't exist without ringtones, Playstations, and other low-fi tech

I don’t know if it’s something to do with my own total absence of musical talent, but as both a music fan and journalist, lo-fi has always been my favorite of the fidelities. As a teenager in the 1990s, I listened gleefully to scrappy pop-punk bands like Bis and Urusei Yatsura, who proudly displayed their DIY credentials in …

Sarah Palin interview may have been cut from Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?'

The reason why seems dubious at best

We may have a new weapon to fight dangerous superbugs (and we're gonna need it)

The fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria just got brighter.

Blackberry Can Now Reverse Ransomware Attacks

Enterprise customers who use Blackberry's Workspaces file sync and share service have nothing to fear from ransomware attacks anymore. Administrators can just trace back to where the attack happened and reverse the damage on a per-user and per-file basis.

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Someone else wrote the android operating system. Google bought it and turned it into a bloated malware tracking device (among other evil things) (same thing for Chrome browser) The Internet and related systems could have / should have been a good thing

YouTube deletes Alex Jones' Infowars channel following bans from Apple, Facebook and Spotify

Y ouTube has followed Facebook and Apple's iTunes by banning alt-right figurehead Alex Jones from its platform.

T-Mobile's cheap new unlimited data plan is always throttled | Cult of Mac

T-Mobile just added a third unlimited data plan for your iPhone or Android. This one costs less than the others, but also offers less. And it comes wit a big caveat: it’s always subject to slowdowns.

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Brad Sams / After pushback from users, Microsoft says it will not be ending support for “classic” Skype 7.0 in Sept. but does not provide a new timeline for its phase out

How to speed up your photo editing with Photoshop actions

Some aspects of photo editing are fairly repetitive. Why not use an automated tool for those photo editing processes? Here's a look at how Photoshop actions can save you time.

YouTube pulls Alex Jones' channel

YouTube just became the latest platform to remove Jones' account for violating its policies. The Alex Jones channel, which had more than 2 million subscribers, was yanked from YouTube Monday.

13 remote jobs you can land without a bachelor's degree

Remote work has exploded in recent years, as a widespread workforce allows companies to find skilled talent across geographic areas. While having a college degree is a big help in landing a fully-remote position, job seekers don't necessarily have to be a graduate to fill many positions, according to a recent report from FlexJobs.

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It blows my mind that “jokes” about raping women and cat calling women are never allowed but “jokes” about raping kids are forgivable and by default, permissible. Pedophilia is having sexual thoughts about children and James Gunn is a very sick man that only therapy can fix.

11 Women Die More from Heart Attacks Than Men--Unless ER Doc Is Female

Emergency doctors and cardiologists, however, are wary of jumping to conclusions just yet. It is a little early to say male physicians have trouble treating female heart attack patients based on these data alone, says Michelle O’Donoghue, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School who did not work on the new study. “Spurious signals sometimes come up [in research], so this should be replicated,” she says. Still, she adds, the study raises many troubling questions about the treatment of women in the ER, “like the concern there’s a systematic bias where male physicians are not listening to female patients’ complaints as readily as [those of] a man.” Or there could be a bias that favors men in the medical literature (in which heart attacks are better understood when they happen in men), leading to misdiagnoses in women. “There have definitely been several studies that have shown that women are slower to be diagnosed, and that might be explained by the fact that women are more likely to have ‘atypical’ symptoms,” O’Donoghue notes.

Facebook bans Alex Jones, Infowars pages over violence, hate speech

The social network's ban comes after a 30-day suspension in late July that Jones was able to skirt.

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Facebook wants banks to hand over customers’ financial information

Why? Facebook would reportedly use the information to build new features, like the ability for users to check their account balance or to get fraud alerts through Messenger. In exchange, banks would have to provide data on its customers’ transactions and balances. The social network says the information would only be used for creating new features, not for ad targeting.


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Google releases ​Android 9 Pie: Rolls out to Pixel phones first | ZDNet

As outlined at Google I/O , Android 9 Pie is really about morphing the mobile operating system to a platform for the search giant's artificial intelligence. If successful, Android Pie should enable differentiation from Apple's iPhone juggernaut.

A team of former Dota 2 pros just got owned by AI bots

The firm’s Dota 2 team of bots – OpenAI Five – took on semi-professional players ranked in the 99.95th percentile in the world, and beat them 2-1 in a set of three games. The human players included former Dota 2 professionals and casters Merlini, Fogged, Cap, and Blitz.

18 Apple removes InfoWars and Alex Jones podcasts | Cult of Mac

Apple has removed the entire back catalog for five of far-right conspiracy theory website InfoWars’ six podcasts on iTunes and its Podcasts app. One of these shows is the daily “War Room” show hosted by owner and radio host Alex Jones.

Bachelorette favorite Venmo John spills all as Becca finale nears

Each week, with each new episode, we were reminded of what we'd lost on week 5 when the clean-cut software engineer whose opening line to Becca was "I made the app for Venmo" got sent home. And each week, as we were put through the ringer with dumb men doing dumb things (I'm looking at you Chris R.), we knew that deep down, Venmo John would never stoop to such lows.


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Facebook bans Alex Jones and InfoWars pages

Over the last few months, Facebook has been heavily criticized for allowing "fake news" to circulate, amid reports that it affected the US presidential elections and UK's Brexit. However, Facebook said that wasn't why it banned InfoWars and Jones. "While much of the discussion around Infowars has been related to false news, which is a serious issue that we are working to address by demoting links marked wrong by fact checkers and suggesting additional content, none of the violations that spurred today's removals were related to this," it said.

Android 9 Pie: New features, release date, and everything you need to know | ZDNet

A new dashboard in Android 9 Pie will detail how much time you've spent on your phone or tablet in a given day, which apps you use the most (organized by time), how many times you unlock a device and the number of notifications you've received. The dashboard is part of Google's new Digital Wellbeing initiative, which aims to help users curb smartphone addiction.

Japanese students create VR experience of Hiroshima bombing

For over two years, a group of Japanese high school students has been painstakingly producing a five-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima before, during, and after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city 73 years ago on Aug. 6, 1945.

How to work when it’s really, really noisy | Cult of Mac

As I write this, there’s a truck outside my window using its crane to shovel molten blacktop onto the street. Its diesel engine is revving hard, and has been for the last half hour. For the past two years, there’s been an apartment building under construction across the street from my office. Starting at (and often before) 7 a.m., six days a week, I’ve enjoyed a symphony of pumped cement, circular saws screeching through thin metal sheets, over-revved forklifts, and drilling into reinforced concrete.


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dotEPUB is the best way to save and annotate websites in iBooks | Cult of Mac

The difference is that Instapaper or Pocket then keep these pages for you, so you can read them offline at any time. dotEPUB, which has been around for a while now, is a little different. It generates an EPUB or MOBI file, which you then download and open in the app of your choice. My choice is Apple’s Books (nee iBooks) app. It looks great, lets me easily highlight and annotate the EPUBs, and syncs instantly between all my devices.

5 reasons IT struggles to innovate and keep core business systems running

The IT function is evolving to meet business needs. But 87% of IT decision-makers said that the department struggles to adapt to an expanding role that includes leading innovation initiatives while also keeping core systems running efficiently, according to the 2018 Insight Intelligent Technology Index report from Insight Enterprises, published Monday.

Fortnite leak confirms Android users' worst fears

Fortnite Battle Royale will be exclusive to Samsung devices when it finally comes to Android, a new leak has confirmed.

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The 1st Amendment only guarantees your right to criticize the government without the government stopping you. Apple also has the right to pick and chose what it airs. Also Alex Jones is spewing hate & pain at people that have suffered the worse lose imaginable. May he rot in hell

Motorola's new Moto Z3 is a Verizon exclusive with 5G ambitions

That said, there are some differences to be aware of here. The Z3 uses a 12-megapixel dual camera with RGB and monochrome sensors, rather than 12 and 5-megapixel sensors in the Z3 Play. (It still juts out prominently from the body, though.) More importantly, there's a faster processor running the show here: it's one of last year's Snapdragon 835 chipsets, paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. I'll never complain about a little extra horsepower in a smartphone, but 5G potential aside, this seems like a fairly tepid update. Then again, the phone's price tag sits at the high end of the mid-range scale, so the Z3 just might make sense for some people.

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Slack is the best messaging app for teams [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #45]

Slack has become an invaluable tool for teams and small businesses around the world. If you’re sick of internal emails, inter-office memos, and useless meetings, it’s time you try Slack. It’s be best messaging app for teams, and can be a great productivity booster.

AMD unveils 'world record breaking' Intel-beating 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors | ZDNet

Starting today you can pre-order AMD's flagship Intel-beating 32-core, 64-thread 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX from over 80 system integrators and retailers -- but it will cost you!

Pokémon Go could finally get player battles this year

Niantic hopes to make the feature available before the end of 2018, more than a year after it originally promised PVP battles, but it hasn’t confirmed a release date or any additional details yet. Improved social features are also in the pipeline for an upcoming release.

In-car AR system could let you FaceTime other vehicles | Cult of Mac

Here’s an idea that, on the surface, sounds totally dangerous: an in-car display that let you make FaceTime calls to people in different vehicles. I mean, keeping your eyes on the road is 2017 , right?

Apple Watch Series 3 gets its first jailbreak | Cult of Mac

Jailbreaking isn’t nearly as big news as it was in the early days of the iPhone. However, that doesn’t mean we’re not excited to hear about a new Apple device being given the jailbreak treatment.

37 Reuters reporters 'revealing the truth', former teacher tells...

YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar court heard defense witnesses on Monday vouch for the integrity of two Reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret state documents and will hear final arguments in two weeks, when the trial regarded as a test of press freedom resumes.

'iPhone 9' leak hints at big camera improvements

For now, then, take this leak with a pinch of salt. It certainly seems plausible that Apple would pack an improved camera into the so-called iPhone 9 — especially if it has only one — but we shouldn’t get our hopes up until the device gets its big unveiling next month.

39 'Fortnite' for Android may launch on Samsung's app store

While it sounds as if Android users will still be able to download the app via Samsung's app store (or even sideload the APK onto other Android devices), the software may prevent them from running it unless they're using a Tab S4 or Note 9. Skipping the Google Play store allows Epic to distribute the game without paying a standard 30 percent cut to Google for in-app purchases. However, Samsung charges a similar cut , so that may not be the only reason Epic is bypassing Google's app marketplace.

YouTube bans Alex Jones, following Facebook and Apple’s lead

"All users agree to comply with our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines when they sign up to use YouTube," a YouTube spokesperson told Ars on Monday. "When users violate these policies repeatedly, like our policies against hate speech and harassment or our terms prohibiting circumvention of our enforcement measures, we terminate their accounts."

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ISPs’ listed speeds drop up to 41% after UK requires accurate advertising

Previously, ISPs were allowed to advertise broadband speeds of "up to" a certain amount, even if only one in 10 customers could ever get those speeds, Which? wrote. "But the new advertising rules mean that at least half of customers must now be able to get an advertised average speed, even during peak times (8-10pm)," the group said.

Android P is here for real, and it finally has a tasty dessert name

Android Pie's other biggest change is a new suite of tools Google is calling "digital wellbeing" — features that are meant to help limit how much time you spend with your phone in the first place. This includes an app timer, which lets you set time limits for specific apps. When you've reached your limit, the app icon will gray out to discourage you from using it.

We built the Home of the Future with Grant Imahara

The Verge and Curbed have teamed up to build the home of the future. Join host Grant Imahara as he examines the renewed trend of prefabricated modular home construction. Subscribe: Like The Verge on Facebook: Follow on Twitter: Follow on Instagram: Read More: Community guidelines: Subscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:

Tamron announces compact and lightweight wide-angle zoom

Tamron already produces a large and fast SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, but this new lens is a much more compact alternative, measuring just 90mm (3.5 inches) and tipping the scales at 460g (16.2oz). It doesn't quite offer the same constant f/2.8 maximum aperture as its larger sibling, but it does have a respectable variable maximum aperture of f/2.8-4.

Don't be "tech basic:" How virtual reality tricks your brain into thinking it's real (Paid Content by Lenovo)

Adults, says Eble, also seem better able to immerse into VR worlds while maintaining the basic rules of physicality — a grown man or woman will be able to stand in one area and use a controller to manipulate their way through a virtual environment, while a child might take off running around the room. The child's brain in this instance is "fully transported" to the VR environment. Lenovo is working at the forefront of this issue, too, designing tech such as the Lenovo Mirage Solo VR , a relatively affordable device at $400, which opens up the world of virtual classroom instruction like never before .

48 Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users

The social-media giant has asked large U.S. banks to share detailed financial information about their customers, including card transactions and checking-account balances, as part of an effort to offer new services to users.

Apple at head of solar initiative to provide power generation for 74,000 homes

Apple, Akamai, Etsy, and Swiss Re have announced an agreement to develop two new wind and solar energy farms in Illinois and Virginia to provide power for 74,000 homes in in the eastern United States. Spearheaded by Apple, the new projects will generate 290 megawatts to the PJM electric grid serving much of the Eastern United States, including areas of Virginia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland. By collaborating with Apple, Akamai, Etsy and Swiss Re were able to access wind and solar power from the new projects at competitive prices and agreement terms. "At Apple, we're proud to power all of our operations around the world with 100 percent renewable energy," said Lisa Jackson, Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. "In the process, we've charted a course for other companies and organizations to purchase renewable energy and transition their own operations to greener power." As an insurance provider, the Swiss Re Group anticipates and manages risk including that from natural catastrophes, climate change, aging populations, and cyber crime.

50 Apple Pay Cash leads Consumer Reports' first payment service test

Apple was the only one whose policies explicitly limited the info it gathered and shared from users and their payments. It didn't store card numbers, and it promised not to sell data. It also asks you to confirm every payment, so you won't send money to someone by mistake. To no one's surprise, its limited platform support was the main setback in the test. You not only require an Apple device, it has to be a reasonably recent Apple device.

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53 YouTube is flush with 'prank' videos involving laxatives
54 Research: More than 56% of all cryptocurrency crime happens in the US
55 Ancient art is inspiring new kinds of electronics
56 Windows 10: New Android app, improved security and bug fixes in latest Insider build | ZDNet
57 Microsoft rejoins Disney's Movies Anywhere
58 You won’t be able to spend your cryptocurrency in Starbucks anytime soon
59 Scientists hope AI will illuminate the mystery of dark matter
60 Alexa now tells you when it can answer old questions
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62 Facebook recently started asking banks for your financial data
63 Supergirl movie to fly into theaters from Warner Bros.
64 Can you recover the power grid after a cyberattack? The Department of Energy finds out | ZDNet
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66 Alex Jones' Infowars removed from LinkedIn, still up on Instagram and Twitter
67 16-bit cult classic ‘Windjammers’ is headed to Nintendo Switch
68 DJI unveils Spark drone with cutesy Line Friends bear on it
69 Stoners on Reddit are trying to mobilize a litter clean-up initiative
70 Google AI on Raspberry Pi: Now you get official TensorFlow support | ZDNet
71 Apple's Windows migration tool can transfer more info in Mojave
72 Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Design, features, leaks, and everything we know so far | ZDNet
73 Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify ban Infowars: A conspiracy theorist's dream?
74 Twilio gets more than 50 new text-to-speech voices with Amazon Polly | ZDNet
75 Hey Adora from 'Sharp Objects', what the hell is your damage?
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78 Despite tech backlash, Twitter still won’t ban Alex Jones
79 Apple may double down on the Touch Bar in future versions of the Macbook and Macbook Pro
80 Apple may double down on the Touch Bar in future versions of the Macbook and Macbook Pro
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82 Eighth graders can finally see 'Eighth Grade' with rating-free screenings
83 NASA names first commercial astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing flights
84 Ford Mustang Bullitt review: Almost Steve McQueen cool
85 Alexa can notify you if it's figured out an answer it didn't know before
86 Intel Is at a Crossroads - ExtremeTech
87 Android Pie: Cheat sheet
88 How to get a free month trial of upgraded iCloud storage
89 Microsoft’s obsession with Windows is ending, and I couldn’t be happier