I'm a big fan of Raspberries. There are about seven in my gaff running a variety of things, including an outdoor weather station (currently down for upgrades), a controller for my 3D printer, and a media player.
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Apple launches incredible features everyone else had more than a year ago – this time for the 'smart home'
MacOS on Arm talk intensifies: Just weeks from now, Apple to serve up quarantini with Kalamata golive, reportedly
It wasn't just a few credit cards: Entire travel itineraries were stolen by hackers, Easyjet now tells victims
Apple's MagicPairing for Bluetooth fails to enchant after mischief-making bugs found hiding in the stack
Apple: We respect your privacy so much we've revealed a little about what we can track when you use Maps
I don't necessarily bin the app that asks for location permission. I DO bin every app that doesn't work without it if location isn't core to the functionality. Google Maps gets permission to my location while I am using the application; any app that has no need for my location, but refuses to run without it gets deleted.
Internet samurai says he'll sell 14,700,000 IPv4 addresses worth $300m-plus, plow it all into Asia-Pacific connectivity
Techie collective to whip together official WHO-backed COVID-19 app within a week to meet 'urgent, global need'
To answer the subheading
"But will it be any better than the up-and-running WhatsApp effort?"
In one way, it will have a different audience and one that includes me. I don't use WhatsApp, wasn't aware of the WHO effort through it until I read this article, and don't plan to change the former so long as WHO has a functional website.
America: We'll send citizens cash checks amid coronavirus financial hardship. UK: We'll offer £330bn in biz loans
Re: Individuals can hold off up to $1m
Where should the IRS/Treasury have set the upper bound to delay tax returns/payments? As it is, the range covers individual tax liabilities in USD for the range (-∞, 10^6], so those on much lower incomes are included. It's also only one part of the plan to assist people, but I agree, more can and should be done.
"Apple knows better than to let us have a password manager and be able to paste a password"
What are you talking about? You mean this capability allowing users to use either Apple's or a 3rd-party password manager introduced in 2018?
Re: I liked the butterfly keyboard..
The mechanical keyboard from an IBM XT is as close to perfect as I've had. It probably still works today if the box it connected to still did (or I had anything else with an appropriate connector), provided proper feedback to touch typing, and would have made an excellent bludgeon if ever called upon.
Curiosity is a wonderful thing
"Our original goal was to explore the boundary between the quantum world and the classical world, set by the chaotic behaviour of the nuclear spin. This was purely a curiosity-driven project, with no application in mind"
Curiosity for curiosity's sake. I enjoyed reading this story, especially because curious investigation is something we should continue to encourage.
Steve Jobs, executives shot down top Apple engineers' plea to design their own server CPU – latest twist in legal battle over chip upstart Nuvia
Boss planning to tear you a new one? Google Glass is back: Weird workwear aimed at devs, but on sale to all
What a terrible result from this year's Super Bowl. Can you believe it? Awful. Yes, we're talking about the tech ads
Re: "Around 100 million people tuned into Super Bowl LIV"
I suspect the 100 million count is USA viewers, but I couldn't find anything specific for global viewership. Saw some estimates of 50-60 million outside the US. Not quite what, say, the World Cup final gets.
Re: "Around 0.5% of emails opened in the 'bird today, apparently"
After I made my comment, I checked to see if anyone was still updating pine and saw the alpine project. I haven't installed it, but it's nice to hear that it is working at least with the email functions of O365.
Thanks for the data point.
How do you like them Apples? Cook drops 'record' 30 times* on conf call as iPhone sales up, services up, wearables up
Re: 480 million services subscribers
People who bought Apple devices recently received a year of TV+, so they're "subscribers" in that they have a subscription, but not one for which they directly paid. Some mobile carriers also provide gratis temporary subscriptions to Apple Music. I'm sure the expectation is that the services will have insinuated into punters' lives enough that they will convert to paid users in the manner marketeers are wont to call "frictionlessly."
Re: Mixed messages
There is an AppStore for Mac, but it isn't the only way to deliver Mac application software. Personally speaking, I only use the AppStore if it's the only delivery mechanism for a particular application. Otherwise, I get software elsewhere and it doesn't need Apple's approval.
Why is a 22GB database containing 56 million US folks' personal details sitting on the open internet using a Chinese IP address? Seriously, why?
Re: late capitalists
I have always despised the word "consumer" as it is used in the modern parlance. It seems vaguely pejorative, as though the masses of people are bleating livestock wallowing in line for feed before their inevitable trip to the abattoir.
Cynically, that's probably exactly how marketing bods view us, except instead of slaughtered, we're sheared of the contents of our wallets.
Microsoft engineer caught up in sudden spate of entirely coincidental grilling of Iranian-Americans at US borders
British bloke accused of extorting victims for 'Dark Overlord' hacker crew finally gets his free trip* to America
Re: The Dark Overlord Face
The US federal judiciary and prosecutors are not elected. Federal judges are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to life terms as laid out in the Constitution. United States Attorneys (federal prosecutors) are also appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate, typically for the length of the presidency.
The individual states typically do have elected district attorneys (prosecutors), judges, and attorneys general, but this bloke is facing federal charges.
To be pedantic, application quiescence is not a feature of the hypervisor, but requires a tool within the guest's OS to commit the data residing in memory and cache to persistent storage so that a storage snapshot, such as a *-snap.vmdk file in vSphere or a snapshot on a storage array, can be used as a quick recovery tool (Application-consistent snapshot). In Windows, that tool is Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS). The pain of trying to restore snapshots with VSS is much less than the pain of restoring without VSS.
Hands off our phones, says Google: Radar-gesture-sensing Pixel 4 just $999 with a 3-year lifespan – great value!
Re: Maker breaker
This does work to remove the update from the tool, but the red "1" remains on the Dock icon.
It appears that can be removed by
'defaults write com.apple.systempreferences AttentionPrefBundleIDs 0'
But that hides all badge alerts for future updates or issues that arise in System Preferences, so not a perfect fix.
Re: Maker breaker
While I agree for the most part, Apple sure would like to force Catalina down punters' throats. I have not yet found a way to make Mojave's System Preferences ignore the Catalina update, so there's an incessant and insistent red "1" sitting in the dock. Or at least there was until I removed System Preferences from the dock.
First they came for 'face' and I did not speak out because I... have no face? Then they came for 'book'
Lights, camera, camera, camera, action: iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip biz in new iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip shocker
Cut off one's nose ...
"For New Bedford, no ransom was paid but Mitchell said he expects further costs in terms of MIS staffing."
So, the reward for the MIS team that recovered without ransom is reductions in staff? That's the short-sighted decision-making I know and ... well, not love ... from civil servant budget people!
Imagine being charged to take a lunch break... even if you didn't. Welcome to the world of these electronics assembly line workers
Re: "Cupertino idiot tax"
Eh, I'm a Mac user since they ran Motorola 68k series procs and an iPhone user since the 3G and I don't take offense to the "idiot tax" comments (writing this on a 2018 model MacBook Pro with the fragile keyboard that has certainly made me feel idiotic periodically). It's part of the El Reg charm I've come to appreciate.
This is, after all, the site that offers an icon of a wino with the label "windows user" to as a choice to enhance comments. I've chosen the beer one for you since it seems like you could use one.
Who's using Mueller Report Day to bury bad news? If you guessed Facebook, you're right: Millions more passwords stored in plaintext
BBC stole that tweet about the two scientists without correct attribution.
Here is the original tweet from MIT CSAIL: