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Old magnetic stands do not work with the 2024 iPad Pro

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...

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

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,...

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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...

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Tesla Quietly Removes All U.S. Job Postings

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...

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Rabbit r1 Android operating system: What you need to know

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...

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Apple working to fix alarming iPhone issue

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...

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The BASIC programming language turns 60 | Ars Technica

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,...

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First issued titanium Apple Cards are about to expire

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...

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Samsung Phones Outselling iPhones Globally Right Now

Samsung Phones Outselling iPhones Globally Right Now

Much was made of how the last quarter iPhone sales were off, and lower than Samsung phones. The claims are of doom and gloom for Apple, but I have a different answer. Each year, Apple dips as the latest version of the iPhone grows stale, and Samsung and other...

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Yale unveils its first retrofit smartlock and keypad

Yale locks just announced a new retrofit smart lock system that is streamlined, easy to install, and Alexa enabled. The price point is $130, and I'm tempted.Yale has unveiled its first smart lock and keypad system that can be retrofitted onto most standard deadbolts....

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Amazon layoffs: Hundreds of jobs cut in cloud computing unit

Amazon layoffs: Hundreds of jobs cut in cloud computing unit

In the aftermath of the news of the Amazon "Just Walk Out" program, it was announced they were pulling the plug on it. Further, Amazon will be cutting hundreds of jobs in that area and the sales and marketing units of those physical stores. Yes, the usual corpspeak of...

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White House directs NASA to create time standard for the moon

The U.S. is leading an initiative, through NASA, to establish a standardized lunar time to support the growing number of moon missions and international space activities, aiming for accuracy and coordination in the expanding realm of lunar exploration. In this effort,...

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Future Magic Mouse may add tilt controls

Future Magic Mouse may add tilt controls

A newly found Apple patent suggests something a bit odd, a tilting feature to your mouse. The idea is simple, in that you'll be able to roll your mouse left or right to varying degrees, much like we move them back and forth around our desk. The text suggests rotation...

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New phishing attack abuses Apple ID password reset bug

New phishing attack abuses Apple ID password reset bug

The bad guys are out to get you, me, everyone they can. If you're not changing your password right this minute, don't allow warnings to persuade you otherwise. This week, a sophisticated phishing scam called "MFA Bombing" is targeting Apple users, exploiting a flaw in...

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Florida Law Bans Social Media for Minors Under 14 – WSJ

Florida has passed legislation, and over the course of the next year, youth under 14 will lose their social-media access. 14-15 year olds will be able to keep or gain access, with parental permission. Will this stifle them, or put them ahead without the ties that...

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Hertz CEO steps down following Tesla EV purchase debacle

We've been talking about Hertz, and their woes with electric vehicles. Recently they dropped 1/3rd of their fleet of EV's onto the market at bargain basement rates. This week, Hertz CEO Stephen Scherr stepped down, after they had the worst quarter since the pandemic....

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Airbnb Bans All Indoor Security Cameras | WIRED

Airbnb Bans All Indoor Security Cameras | WIRED

File this under "what took them so long?" Apparently, this week, Airbnb announced changes to its policy, banning hosts from using indoor security cameras starting April 30. This move comes after concerns about privacy and the misuse of cameras to spy on guests. Hosts...

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British monarchy rocked by bad Photoshop job – The Verge

The princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, came under fire for retouching some photos. No, if only our American royalty, the Kardashians, can come under the same scrutiny...The Prince and Princess of Wales released an image on Instragram that was meant to prove Kate...

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iPhone-enabled blood glucose monitor without a prescription

iPhone-enabled blood glucose monitor without a prescription

This week, the FDA approved the first over-the-counter glucose monitor, Dexcom's Stelo Glucose Biosensor System, which pairs with an iPhone to help track blood sugar levels. This high-tech device, which is not for people with low blood sugar or those on insulin, is...

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