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Monday April 15, 2019. 05:09 PM
Ian Mcewan does not like science fiction. However, for his latest work, he imagined a dystopian time in which humans live alongside AI-powered robots. He also brought the acclaimed computer scientist Alan Turing back to life and had him solve one of the major unsolved...
A fresh batch of iOS 13 rumors has dropped this morning, which include dark mode, better multitasking, Mail upgrades, and a lot more.
Siri, Stringify, Space Lens, and Emergency Bypass don’t all begin with the letter ‘S’, but they have one thing in common: your two favorite geeks discuss them in this week’s episode of Mac Geek Gab. In addition, listen as John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton answer your...
There is no federal law that requires stores to accept cash, which was something that surprised me. So some stores are going cashless, but some argue this discriminates against poor people who don’t have a bank account and/or a fancy smartphone. Advocates for cashless bans ...
Huawei is “open” to selling its 5G modems to Apple for use in the iPhone, its founder and CEO revealed in an interview.
A biography of Tim Cook will be released Tuesday. Author Leander Kahney spoke to AppleInsider and told them about the Apple CEO’s core values, his transition to being the main man, and the key differences between him and Steve Jobs. We’ll have a review of the book on TMO...
Sunday April 14, 2019. 11:33 PM
An outage affecting Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in Europe and Asia for a number of hours has been resolved.
Saturday April 13, 2019. 12:52 AM
Now that I’ve updated my Facebook cover image, computer desktop, and phone lock screen, I can tell you: There’s a teaser trailer out for the final movie in the new Star Wars trilogy, released today at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. Aside from the teaser, we also got the...
John collects some of the best news items of the week that didn’t make the TMO headlines.
This week in Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #326 for those keeping track) he explains what snippets are and why you should be using them to save time and keystrokes.
We have a deal on a nifty car charger, especially for families. It consists of two parts, the first of which is a two-port charger that plugs into your car’s auxiliary port (i.e. “cigarette lighter,” for those of a certain age among us). It also has a power port of its own de...
In Las Vegas, the fountain in front of Bellagio has been a landmark since the hotel opened in 1998. Through the years there have been various “shows” with the water set to music, from Andrea Bocelli to Lady Gaga. In honor of the final season of Game of Thrones, there’s a new...
Friday April 12, 2019. 09:43 PM
Stanley Milgram’s most famous experiment involved taking random people and telling them to electrocute someone who they thought got wrong answers on a quiz. Now there’s a virtual reality version, and the results prove insightful. During the experiment, participants...
iPad keyboards don’t tend to have an escape key, but OSXDaily tells you how to type it. Depending on what keyboard is in use with the iPad Pro, iPad, iPad mini, or iPad Air, you have several different options for typing the Escape key. Some of these keyboard shortcut...
Infamous Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested recently after hiding at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven years.
Today Bryan Chaffin, Charlotte Henry AND Dave Hamilton join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Disney+ and how it compares to other services.
Have you ever wondered which Facebook advertisers bought your data? A transparency tool gives some insight.
Newly published Apple patents revealed that Face ID could be coming to Macs. The documents, reported on by 9to5 Mac, also suggested the Touch Bar could be coming to the Magic Keyboard. The patent application spotted today by Patently Apple is actually for Face ID using a...
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a 5G auction, as well as a US$20.4 billion rural broadband fund.
In a fascinating interview with Bloomberg TV, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger discussed the new Disney+ streaming service. In the course of the conversation, he revealed that the service will be available via Apple TV. He also confirmed he will be staying on Apple’s board....
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