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Actual tracing and virtual dating
on April 2, 2020 at 6:05 pm
A digest of COVID-19 science, data, reporting and optimism @ 3 April.
Homo erectus keeps getting older
on April 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm
Researchers make an important find in fossil-rich South Africa.
Gondwana in amber
on April 2, 2020 at 6:03 pm
Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology.
on April 2, 2020 at 6:02 pm
Giving robots a grounding in etiquette is an important step on the path to AI-integrated workplaces.
Bacteria found in solid rock. Now for Mars
on April 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm
A decade of work creates the potential for more to come.
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Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus [Updated 4/4]
by Beth Mole on April 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm
This is a fast-moving epidemic—we'll update this guide periodically.
We now know the effect of altitude on classic “Diet Coke and Mentos“ fountain
by Jennifer Ouellette on April 4, 2020 at 6:20 pm
Any excuse for a fun DIY demo during these trying times of sheltering in place
Will SARS-CoV-2 have a long-term impact on the climate?
by Diana Gitig on April 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Pollution is down now, but policy decisions will drive its future direction.
The party goes on in massive online worlds
by WIRED on April 4, 2020 at 1:15 pm
MMORPGs aren't a perfect substitute for real-life socializing—but close enough for now.
Subscription drive, day 5: A plea from a punny pandemic reporter
by Beth Mole on April 4, 2020 at 12:00 pm
There’s nothing funny about COVID-19, but we can still laugh at Goop together.
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How to Use Xbox One Controller with Mac in MacOS Catalina
by Oliver Haslam on April 4, 2020 at 3:27 pm
Ever wanted to use an Xbox One controller with your Mac for gaming? You can do that easier than ever before with the latest versions of MacOS, because from macOS 10.15 Catalina and beyond Apple has added native support for Xbox One game controllers. A paired Xbox One controller can be used to play any ... Read More
How to See Your Recently Added Songs in Apple Music
by Hamlin Rose on April 3, 2020 at 4:04 pm
Would you like to easily see your recently added songs in Apple Music? If you’re enjoying Apple Music on iPhone and iPad, you may appreciate an ability to view recently added songs within the Music app. Many iPhone and iPad owners utilize the stock Music app that came pre-installed on their devices for listening to ... Read More
How to Select a Word, Sentence, or Paragraph on iPhone & iPad with Gestures
by Hamlin Rose on April 2, 2020 at 3:24 pm
Want to master selecting words, sentences, and paragraphs on iPhone and iPad? Then you might want to learn how to use the text selection gestures in iOS and iPadOS, which allow to easily select text on the devices for copying, cutting, editing, correcting, deleting, or whatever other purpose you may have. Are you interested in ... Read More
How to Open Keynote File on Windows PC with iCloud
by Hamlin Rose on April 1, 2020 at 3:36 pm
Opening Keynote presentation files on a Windows PC can be done easily with the help of iCloud, and no document conversion or extra apps are needed. If you own or work with multiple devices and platforms and often find yourself switching between them, you may come into the scenario where you’re on a Windows PC ... Read More
Beta 1 of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, MacOS 10.15.5 Available for Testing
by Paul Horowitz on April 1, 2020 at 2:42 am
Apple has released the first beta versions of iPadOS 13.4.5, iOS 13.4.5, macOS Catalina 10.15.5, and tvOS 13.4.5. The new beta builds of the various Apple operating system are available now to users enrolled in the beta testing programs. Typically a developer beta rolls out first, soon followed by a public beta. Presumably iOS 13.4.5 ... Read More
Intel’s new ‘Comet Lake-H’ processors are best suited for the 16-inch MacBook Pro
by Jason Cross on April 4, 2020 at 9:00 am
Apple has not announced an upgrade to the 16-inch MacBook Pro released late last year. But when it does sometime down the road, it’s likely to include the new CPU that Intel just announced. The “10th Gen Intel Core-H Series,” as it is officially named (or “Comet Lake-H” as the hardware enthusiasts call it) will offer clock speeds over 5GHz.Intel calls it the “world’s fastest mobile processor” and it’s the latest salvo in a growing battle between Intel and AMD in the laptop market. Apple has stuck with Intel chips for years and, assuming that continues, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is likely to get an upgrade to these processors later this year. Here’s what you can expect.To read this article in full, please click here
How to check if your Mac’s software is 32- or 64-bit
by Roman Loyola on April 4, 2020 at 8:00 am
MacOS 10.14 Mojave, the version of the Mac operating system before the new macOS Catalina, is the last version that supports 32-bit software. With Catalina, only 64-bit software will be supported.Catalina is here and if you decide to upgrade to the new macOS, you need to do a bit more than usual to prepare your Mac. You need to make sure your apps are 64-bit versions. If your app is a 32-bit version, it will not work. AppleApple actually started to warn people about the change with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. If you launch a 32-bit app in High Sierra, an alert pops up to tell you that your app needs to be updated. The alert appears only once in High Sierra, and in Mojave, it appears every 30 days.To read this article in full, please click here
These 17 movies will be available online early to help ease your coronavirus anxiety
by Ben Patterson on April 4, 2020 at 1:24 am
The Call of the Wild, Onward, Bad Boys for Life, and more are available to rent or buy from streaming services way ahead of schedule.
Apple’s event calendar: When is the next Apple event?
by Jason Cross on April 3, 2020 at 7:31 pm
Updated 4/03/20: Updated with the latest news and predictions about Apple events this year.Apple doesn’t often participate in big industry-wide events like CES or E3. The most valuable company in the world holds its own events, thank you very much. Several times a year, Apple invites the press and industry professionals out to a theater to hear all about its latest products and services. Apple calls these “Special Events,” and streams them online to its millions of fans.There’s also WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, a multi-day event in the middle of the year focused on sessions for developers, helping them make the most out of the latest Apple tools and products. It kicks off with a big keynote that serves to announce new products (typically the latest versions of iOS and macOS, as well as a few hardware products).To read this article in full, please click here
Apple TV+ originals: The first season of Home Before Dark is now available
by Jason Cross on April 3, 2020 at 5:13 pm
Apple is planting its own flag in the streaming wars with Apple TV+, its in-house streaming service that features only original programming—no reruns of hit TV shows or last year’s blockbuster 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 is relatively new and has few shows 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