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As pandemic rages out of control, CDC head warns of darker times this fall
by Beth Mole on July 15, 2020 at 2:06 am
CDC director is worried but says it's not too late to turn things around.
Jail time for polluters in Biden’s $2T climate plan
by Kate Cox on July 14, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Biden calls for massive investment to hit climate change, jobs crisis at same time.
Microsoft urges patching severe-impact, wormable server vulnerability
by Dan Goodin on July 14, 2020 at 9:49 pm
17-year-old DNS flaw requires no user interaction and may be exploited soon.
Microsoft details how Xbox Series X will load 4.8GB/s from memory
by Kyle Orland on July 14, 2020 at 9:36 pm
NVMe SSDs, APIs, and texture slicing help make up the "Velocity Architecture."
Trump admin caves to Harvard and MIT, won’t deport online-only students
by Jon Brodkin on July 14, 2020 at 9:09 pm
ICE policy withdrawn after lawsuit, letting international students remain in US.
OS X Daily News, tips, software, reviews, and more for Mac OS X, iPhone, iPad
How to Create a Bootable MacOS Catalina Installer Drive
by Paul Horowitz on July 15, 2020 at 6:03 am
Some Mac users may wish to create a bootable MacOS Catalina installer drive, typically using a USB flash drive or with another similar small boot disk. Bootable USB installers offer an easy way to upgrade multiple Macs to macOS Catalina, to perform clean installs of MacOS Catalina, to perform maintenance from a boot disk like ... Read More
How to Block Websites on Mac with Screen Time
by Hamlin Rozario on July 14, 2020 at 8:11 pm
Did you know you can block websites on a Mac by using the Screen Time feature? Whether you’re aiming to reduce your own distractions or you’re aiming to restrict a kids access to particular websites, blocking specific websites is easier than ever on the Mac. Apple’s Screen Time is a handy feature that’s built into ... Read More
How to Connect to Wi-Fi Network on iPhone & iPad
by Hamlin Rozario on July 14, 2020 at 3:09 pm
Connecting to Wi-Fi networks on an iPhone or iPad is a fairly straightforward procedure. If you’re not already familiar, you’ll find that learning how to connect to a wireless network is pretty easy. Depending on whether the Wi-Fi network is public, private, or hidden, the way you connect to the network may slightly vary. In ... Read More
How to Prevent App Installation on iPhone & iPad with Screen Time
by Hamlin Rozario on July 13, 2020 at 3:20 pm
Do you want to restrict your kids or other family members from installing apps on to their iPhones and iPads? Thanks to the Screen Time feature, this is very much possible and fairly simple to set up. Screen Time allows iOS and iPadOS users to keep an eye on their smartphone usage as well as ... Read More
tvOS 14 Release Dates: Final, Developer Beta, Public Beta
by Hamlin Rozario on July 13, 2020 at 11:07 am
Apple’s iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and macOS Big Sur announcements at the WWDC 2020 event may have received most of the attention from media. However, the Cupertino-based company also showcased tvOS 14, the upcoming software version for their Apple TV line-up that adds some noteworthy features and improvements. It’s understandable if you couldn’t find much ... Read More
Yeedi K700 review: This robot vacuum/mop hybrid delivers smart navigation at a budget price
by Michael Ansaldo on July 15, 2020 at 10:00 am
This killer cleaner uses VSLAM technology to map and navigate its surroundings, but it remains easy to operate and affordable.
Five things we love—and hate—about the five biggest iOS 14 features
by Michael Simon on July 14, 2020 at 7:07 pm
Even if you haven’t rushed to install the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas on your devices, you already know all about the new features that’ll transform your home screen, apps, and overall mobile experience in exciting new ways. Major changes are in store for our home screens, widgets, and apps, as Apple makes some long-overdue tweaks to the iPhone and iPad experience.But it’s not all moonlight and roses. I’ve been testing the new betas since they landed last week, and I’ve run into frustrating quirks and roadblocks along the way. Don’t get me wrong: There’s a lot to like here, but in true Apple fashion, old systems and puzzling decisions keep the new features from being as great as they can be. There’s still a lot of time for the betas to be tweaked, of course, but here’s what I like and don’t like so far.To read this article in full, please click here
Apple TV+ originals: Apple releases a trailer for 'Ted Lasso' starring Jason Sudeikis
by Jason Cross on July 14, 2020 at 5:34 pm
Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that focuses almost entirely on original programming rather than an extensive library of existing TV shows or movies.The company is said to be spending several billion dollars a year on original programming. That’s a lot of TV! Apple is attracting some of the best talent in TV and film production, including huge stars and directors, and locking down the television and movie rights to best-selling books.Though the service has been available less than a year and and doesn't yet have a lot of shows or films available, there’s a lot in the works. This is a list of all its content for it that we know of so far, along with details about prominent stars, directors, producers, and release dates.To read this article in full, please click here
Apple is paying $25 to iPhone 6, 7, and SE owners—here's how to get it
by Michael Simon on July 14, 2020 at 3:07 pm
Earlier this year, Apple settled a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone battery slowdowns and announced that some iPhone users were in line for a $25 payout for their troubles. Starting today, you can file your claim to get paid.Update 7/14: If you're having trouble using the site's search function to locate your iPhone, here are some ways to track down your serial number.A website launched Monday outlining the options available for claims, and the process is relatively simple. If you have access to your iPhone, you can submit the serial number of the device online. If you don’t have it anymore, you can enter your name, address at the time of purchase, and your Apple ID. If the system can’t find your device, you can print out a form and mail in your claim.To read this article in full, please click here
If you have an iPhone 6 or 7, Apple owes you some cash
by Michael Simon on July 14, 2020 at 3:05 pm
Apple may have implemented settings, tools, and toggles to help you manage your iPhone’s battery health, but if you were a victim of Apple’s so-called throttling issues, you have some money coming to you. Reuters reports that Apple has settled a lawsuit over iPhone speeds and has agreed to pay up to $500 million to make things right.To read this article in full, please click here