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Old magnetic stands do not work with the 2024 iPad Pro

Multiple outlets reported what seems like a common sense news item, but as Apple releases new hardware like the new iPad Pro, accessories that used to work with the old one may not be suitable for the new one. Don't even try using an old iPad Pro magnetic stand with...

YouTubers are again breaking iPads to show that they can break

Keith and I will chat later about the iPad Pro durability with the 5.1mm, and it seems we already have a video answering the bend and break, and it proves Keith right. Presumably they get enough clicks out of it to pay for the devices, but once again YouTubers are...

YouTubers are again breaking iPads to show that they can break

Keith and I will chat later about the iPad Pro durability with the 5.1mm, and it seems we already have a video answering the bend and break, and it proves Keith right. Presumably they get enough clicks out of it to pay for the devices, but once again YouTubers are...

Ransomware isn’t as big a threat as these scams | PCWorld

Ransomware is shifting again, with the target being high-dollar value propositions like businesses. Smaller-time scammers are shifting back into tried and true like social engineering, and other lower dollar responses.If you have a good antivirus program at your back,...

Boeing Starliner’s crew debut delayed again over spacecraft issue

Another delay for Boeing Starliner heading to space, indicates the aerospace company's worries are continuing. Next chance for launch will be May 21st.WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Boeing's first Starliner mission carrying astronauts into space has been delayed again - until...

The internet is good for you, finds Oxford study

A groundbreaking study from the University of Oxford tossed a positive light on the internet’s influence on global wellbeing. After crunching data from a massive 2.4 million people across 168 countries, researchers were surprised to find that the internet generally...

Tesla Quietly Removes All U.S. Job Postings

In the aftermath of a number of very public layoff decisions, Tesla pulled 3,400 job listings down from their various locations. As of Wednesday, only 3 were listed on their website. On LinkedIn, 326 were still up, but in other countries, save but one position. This...

TikTok, ByteDance sue to block US law seeking sale or ban of app

As you might imagine, after a law was passed to ban or force the sale of TikTok, TikTok and its parent company ByteDance filed a lawsuit to contest it. The law aims to address national security concerns by eliminating Chinese ownership of the app, which has 170...

NASA reveals new target date for first crewed Starliner launch

It was a bad week for Boeing. Their first crewed Starliner launch to the International Space Station was shoved off this week for safety reasons. Next try will be late this coming week, but it represents an ongoing struggle by Boeing to deliver on their quest to reach...

Apple Event Live Blog: New iPad Pro, iPad Air, and More – MacRumors

Apple had their promised new event. Keith and Benjamin will chat about this more on this weeks Computer Talk Radio. We choose a link to give you the deeper dive on the details...Apple's "Let Loose" event kicks off today at the unusual time of 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time,...

Rabbit r1 Android operating system: What you need to know

I called this after CES. The new Rabbit AI gadget, is simply an Android phone that's not a phone. And the app will reportedly run on Apple devices too... sometimes all we get is hype.Rabbit r1 runs on a version of Android, a feature the company did not disclose when...

Apple working to fix alarming iPhone issue

Sometime in recent releases of iOS for Apple devices, people's alarms haven't been going off. Now this comes from a feature called Attention Aware, that may be thinking that you're paying attention to the phone. Looking for a trick to resolve or at least prevent? GO...

The BASIC programming language turns 60 | Ars Technica

My first programming language was Basic. I started learning it in magazines, and then took classes, received a computer, and then the rest is history. This past week, on May 1st, it officially turned 60 years old. The simple approach, using standard words, phrases,...

First issued titanium Apple Cards are about to expire

The weight of the Apple card, the ringing sound as it hits a counter, and the look all are amazing and upscale. Yes, there's reasons for Apple fans to use it, people who want a little prestige when paying on a card too. The owners of the first of these titanium cards...

Biden Signed A Bill That Could Ban TikTok Nationwide. What’s Next?

TikTok news was plenty, and I'm not going to focus a whole lot on this, I'll note the highlights. Congress passed the ban, and Biden signed off on it. This will take some time for rolling out, but ByteDance, the owners of TikTok, have somwhere around a year or so to...

FTC Bans Noncompete Agreements That Restrict Job Switching – WSJ

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made a significant move by banning noncompete contracts for anyone but senior executives. The concept of a noncompete stops someone from joining competitor firms after leaving a job. This decision is a major shift in...

New York Using AI to Find Remote Workers Fleeing to Low-Tax States

So soon after tax day, news comes of New York using AI generated letters to chase after income tax from people who don't live there. It's due to people who claim someplace else as their primary residence for lower tax rates, but perhaps live in New York far more than...

Tesla slashes Full Self-Driving subscription price in half | Mashable

Perhaps to draw attention away from the layoffs, Tesla made their Full Self-Driving (FSD) package more affordable by dropping its monthly subscription cost from $199 to $99. The FSD, which offers various autonomous driving features like stopping at traffic signals and...