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Editor: Tom Briant
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The iPad Air 3 may be dead, but the new iPad is a worthy successor
This means that I disconnect from email, social media, and internet for 12 consecutive hours each day.
A. All cryptocurrency investing is risky – any one of them, including Bitcoin, could completely collapse at some point.
Q. Didn’t I Hear That Ethereum Was Hacked?
A. The Ethereum code itself was not hacked, but a grand and bold experiment called the DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) was.
Virtually all of them, including Ethereum, are based on Bitcoin's code. Bitcoin is "open source," so anyone can copy it, modify it, and release it as a new cryptocurrency.
While Ethereum's code is based on Bitcoin's, it has several significant differences.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
A Guardian News and Media spokesperson confirmed the removal, and issued the following statement to Digiday: “We have run extensive trials on Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News to assess how they fit with our editorial and commercial objectives. Having evaluated these trials, we have decided to stop publishing in those formats on both platforms. Our primary objective is to bring audiences to the trusted environment of the Guardian to support building deeper relationships with our readers, and growing membership and contributions to fund our world-class journalism.”
Setting Up iCloud Family Sharing Isn't Easy, but It's Worth It
Siri is available on the iPhone 4s and later, on the iPad 3 and later (including all iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini models, and the iPad 2017) and on the 5th- and 6th-gen iPod touch models. Plus every Apple Watch model and the 4th-gen Apple TV, and any Mac able to run macOS Sierra.
The scam works this way, according to sheriff’s officials, when an Apple iCloud user answers the phone they get a pre-recorded message alerting them that their account has been hacked.
If you did miss all these clues and click on the link, the URL would show that it’s not really the site that it claims to be. But one demonstration site created by a Chinese security researcher shows how it’s possible to visit a fake website that seemingly shows the correct https://www.apple.com URL in a browser window.
Remove human error from driving, and you will not only save a significant number of lives, you will also dramatically reduce the number of serious injuries associated with traffic accidents – there were over 4.4 million in the United States during 2015.
Such a divide could give rise to a new version of “old racist ideologies that some races are naturally superior to others,” Harari said. “Except this time the biological differences will be real, something that is engineered and manufactured.”
But go on, immerse yourself in the convenience of self-driving cars, consumer robot applications and whatnot. I'm sure it will all work out fine.
Artificial intelligence is just that---artificial. Why do people prefer the artificial to the real? If we trash our intelligence for a fake intelligence, we trash everything.
But it might be a real thing soon.
“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”
Monday, April 17, 2017
At least somebody’s behind the wheel on the 405!
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A word to the festival bound.
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"Apple will be around a long time, like IBM (which was founded in 1911)," Wozniak said in an interview on Friday. "Look at Apple's cash ($246.1 billion, as of the end of its last fiscal quarter). It can invest in anything. It would be ridiculous to not expect them to be around (in 2075). The same goes for Google and Facebook."
Woz shared some other predictions on what type of planet we can expect in 2075. Click the link below to read about them.
An engineer says he bought everything at public phone parts markets in Huaqiangbei, China. And he's made a video to prove his case.
In 2009 I threw the complete Windows IT systems out and changed my complete office to Apple.
Result, not one minute of downtime, no more blue screens, OS updates possible without the need to reinstall all the programmes. This increased productivity! Since the change I have never looked back.
I am not married to Apple but they produce thetop quality products I need for my business.
If the top laptops in the said test were equipped with the Mac OS and were as reliable as the MacBooks I have in my office then I might be inclined to consider using one of these but only as a test.
All of these options were available before, but they were scattered around the iPhone's settings.
This release has major implications for legacy Mac Pro, Hackintosh, and eGPU users. It means that we can now use the latest Nvidia hardware to drive our machines graphically. It means taking a relatively underpowered computer like the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro, and running games at high settings with respectable frame rates.
Here's how to prepare your iOS devices for emergency.
Darknets are computer networks of hidden services. The most popular darknet, and the one that most people think of, is the Tor network.
Gone: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat
But I’m staying active on Messenger (school) and LinkedIn (writing)
Facebook, Google, Instagram, etc have tried to make our lives simpler by creating algorithms which predict what we want to see. Yes, this is nice and convenient, but it's also creating a bubble where we remain safe and unchallenged.
The official answer is that no one, including me, is shadowbanned on Twitter. It has never happened.
2. Riches to Rags (fall)
3. Man in a Hole (fall then rise)
4. Icarus (rise then fall)
5. Cinderella (rise then fall then rise)
6. Oedipus (fall then rise then fall)
Clients have access to these technologies through a simple API, Bezos says, meaning developers for a range of companies can tap into Amazon’s suite of A.I. programs without having any machine learning expertise themselves.
Still, VPNs are among several tools for better protecting your digital privacy.
Monday, April 10, 2017