Kuo: Apple to Launch Several Macs With Arm-Based Processors in 2021, USB4 Support Coming to Macs in 2022

Apple plans to launch several Mac notebooks and desktop computers with its own custom designed Arm-based processors in 2021, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors. Kuo believes that Arm-based processors will significantly enhance the competitive advantage of the Mac lineup, allow Apple to refresh its Mac models without relying on Intel's processor roadmap, reduce processor costs by 40 to 60 percent, and provide Macs with more hardware differentiation from Wind...
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88 Out of Top 200 US Cities Have Seen Internet Speeds Decline This Past Week

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: The impacts of telecommuting, shelter-in-place laws and home quarantines resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak are starting to impact broadband speeds across a number of U.S. cities, a new report has found. According to broadband analysis site BroadbandNow, 88 out of the top 200 most populous U.S. cities analyzed have now experienced some form of network degradation over the past week, compared with the 10 weeks prior, as more people are going ...
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Apple now offers 90-day trials for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X

Apple is taking advantage of the fact a whole lot of people are working from home these days by offering 90-day trials for both Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X for the first time. For those of you who are stuck at home and have extra time in this strange age of coronavirus, perhaps its time to learn a new skill. If you have a Mac, of course. The company previously only offered a 30-day trial for Final Cut Pro X. As someone who has gone through a myriad of 30-day trials in his cheapskate lifetime...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Apps, Coronavirus

iPadOS 13.4: cursor support at last!

This is a game changer for me: no more cheesy Assistive Touch cursor. This is the real thing, and it is very slick. It is for all iPads running iOS 13.4. Apple’s Craig Federighi demonstrates: I was able to pair my Magic Trackpad to my iPad mini (and even a stupid USB mouse with USB to lightening adapter), and it just works, and much better than expected. 4/2 finger gestures work just as with usual touch screen gestures, Control Panel, Notifications, Slide Over and D...
Tags: Apple, Books, Apple Devices, Control Panel, Magic Trackpad, Craig Federighi

EPA relaxes enforcement of environmental laws during the COVID-19 outbreak

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it is temporarily relaxing enforcement of environmental regulations and fines during the COVID-19 outbreak. The “enforcement discretion policy” applies retroactively to March 13, with no end date set yet. “EPA is committed to protecting human health and the environment, but recognizes the challenges resulting from efforts to protect workers and the public from COVID-19 may directly impact the ability of regulated ...
Tags: TC, Obama, Environment, Tech, Policy, Epa, Environmental Protection Agency, Trump, Cynthia Giles, United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Andrew Wheeler, Office of Enforcement, COVID-19, COVID

Unpatched iOS Bug Blocks VPNs From Encrypting All Traffic

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: A currently unpatched security vulnerability affecting iOS 13.3.1 or later prevents virtual private network (VPNs) from encrypting all traffic and can lead to some Internet connections bypassing VPN encryption to expose users' data or leak their IP addresses. While connections made after connecting to a VPN on your iOS device are not affected by this bug, all previously established connections will remain outside the VPN's secure tunnel...
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Engineers Test a Powered 'Ankle Exoskeleton' To Make Running Easier

Engineers from Stanford University developed a motorized exoskeleton rig that attaches around the ankle and foot and found that it made running 15 percent easier. "They explained that when the exoskeleton's motor is switched on, it reduces the energy cost of running and allows the user to run longer than they're usually capable of," reports Engadget. "The device can also boost a runner's speed by as much as 10 percent." From the report: Here's how the exoskeleton works: Its motors tug a cable ru...
Tags: Stanford, Tech, Stanford University, Engadget, Delaney Miller

School District Plans For Distance Learning Slow To Deploy To Families

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Districts started talking about transitioning to virtual learning once schools closing became a reality. Now districts are painting a better picture of what the rest of the year could look like for their students. Marly McBride and her four kids, ages one through seven, are on a strict schedule during this stay-at-home order. “We start with morning exercise, then we go into academic time,” she said. The plan includes reading, lunch and playing outside, but she says there has...
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Apple considered bringing the notch to the Mac, and it could still happen

Face ID would carve out an unsightly notch on our Macs
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Computing, Biometric Security, Macbook Pro, Biometric, Face Id

CarKey Screenshots Reveal Digital Keys in Wallet App, BMW Likely to Support Feature at Launch

MacRumors recently discovered that Apple is developing a new "CarKey" feature that will allow an iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock, lock, and start an NFC-compatible vehicle. Just like credit cards and boarding passes, users will be able to add a digital car key to the Wallet app, eliminating the need to use a physical car key or key fob. CarKey will allow users to approach their vehicle, hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near an NFC reader in the vehicle, authenticate with Face ID, and have the v...
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Instead of Hazard Pay, Spectrum Offered a $25 Gift Card To Technicians Who Enter Homes Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Amber Jamieson writes via BuzzFeed News: Spectrum technicians connecting cable and internet for customers during the coronavirus outbreak will receive a $25 gift card for a local restaurant as a "token of our appreciation" from management, after staff called for hazard pay and protective equipment. "These gift cards never expire, so if you choose a restaurant that is currently not open, the card will remain valid for future use," read the Monday night internal staff email from Tom Adams, the exe...
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A12Z Bionic Chip in iPad Pro Allegedly a Renamed A12X With Extra GPU Core Enabled

Apple's new 2020 iPad Pro models are equipped with an A12Z Bionic processor that's remarkably similar to the A12X chip in the 2018 ‌iPad Pro‌ models, offering little in the way of performance improvements. The A12Z does, however, feature an 8-core GPU while the A12X includes a 7-core GPU, which sets them apart, but new evidence shared by NotebookCheck suggests that the A12Z Bionic is simply a renamed A12X chip with a latent GPU core enabled. According to NotebookCheck, teardown site TechInsi...
Tags: Apple, Nvidia, Gpu, AnandTech, iPad Pro 12.9, Notebookcheck, iPad Pro 11, A12Z Bionic Chip

How to book a flight on Google Flights for your next trip

You can book a flight on Google Flights up to one year in advance, and even monitor prices for your flight to buy at the best time. Google Flights usually finds the cheapest fare for your flight, but it's still a good idea to cross-reference other sites like Expedia to get the best deal. Google Flights also suggests trips for the cheapest flights from your city for the next six months. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. I travel by air about once a month, and several times a...
Tags: Google, New York, Trends, Italy, Beverly Hills, New Orleans, Jeff Bezos, Expedia, Google Flights, Best Buy Microsoft

The Coronavirus Has Tied Us to Earth

Space missions around the world are on hold—a poignant reminder of how the pandemic has upended civilization.
Tags: Tech, Earth

Apple Extends Deadline for Several Upcoming App Requirements for Developers

Apple today announced that it is extending several deadlines that will eventually require apps to be built on SDKs designed for the most recent iOS and watchOS updates and incorporate iOS 13 features. Apple will not require developers to meet the below requirements until June 30, 2020. - Apps for iPhone or iPad must be built with the ‌iOS 13‌ SDK or later and use an Xcode storyboard to provide the app's launch screen. - ‌iPhone‌ apps must support all ‌iPhone‌ screens and all ‌iPad‌ apps must...
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How to open Google Hangouts in Gmail to connect with others over text, video, or voice call

You can easily open Google Hangouts in Gmail to chat with friends over text, video, or voice call. If the person you're trying to reach is not on Hangouts, an invite will be sent to the contact asking them to join you on the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Hangouts allows you to video chat, voice call and text chat with your friends for free.  Group chats can accommodate up to 150 people; and video calls can connect up to 25 people.  You can also send ph...
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TuSimple partners with supplier ZF to mass produce self-driving truck tech

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple is partnering with automotive supplier ZF to develop and produce autonomous vehicle technology, such as sensors, on a commercial scale. The partnership, slated to begin in April, will cover China, Europe and North America. The two companies will co-develop sensors needed in autonomous vehicle technology such as cameras, lidar, radar and a central compute. As part of the partnership, ZF will contribute engineering support to validate and integrate TuSimple’s...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Texas, China, Tech, UPS, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Arizona, Automotive Industry, Self-driving Cars, North America, Trucking, Emerging-technologies, TUCSON Ariz

Coronavirus pushes [email protected]’s crowdsourced molecular science to exaflop levels

The long-running [email protected] program to crowdsource the enormously complex task of solving molecular interactions has hit a major milestone as thousands of new users sign up to put their computers to work. The network now comprises an “exaflop” of computing power: 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second. [email protected] started some 20 years ago as a way — then novel, and pioneered by the now-hibernating [email protected] — to break up computation-heavy problems and parcel them out to individuals ...
Tags: TC, Crowdsourcing, Tech, Intel, Supercomputers, St Louis, Gpu, Aurora, Washington University, National Laboratories, Cray, Argonne National Lab, Coronavirus, COVID-19, [email protected], Voelz

How to block a website on Mozilla Firefox using a third-party extension

You can easily block a website on Firefox by using a Block Site extension. After downloading the third-party extension, you can add websites to a blocked list in Firefox's "Add-Ons" menu. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. You can easily block websites on Firefox — but you'll need to download an extension first. To begin, download the Block Site desktop extension from the Mozilla website.  Then, you can access your settings and add blocked websites to the "Add-ons" section o...
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Samsung just gave 5 reasons not to upgrade to the $1,000 Galaxy S20 and to buy the older $430 Galaxy S10 phones instead

Samsung has begun rolling out an update to its Galaxy S10 and Note 10 smartphones from 2019 that includes some of the new features in the Galaxy S20 of 2020.  While it doesn't bring some of the most popular or bigger features like the Galaxy S20's 120Hz screen, or 5G connectivity, it's still a meaningful update that brings some of the best things about the Galaxy S20 to Samsung's flagship phones of 2019. Features like Single Take and Quick Share among others bring a touch of 2020 to last year'...
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Apple extends free trials for its pro creative apps

Apple announced today that they are temporarily extending the free trials on Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X from 30 days to 90 days, giving potential customers stuck at home a longer window of time to try out the software. An Apple spokesperson said the company hopes the promotion will “greatly benefit creative Mac users, and especially students, who find themselves creating and learning in new environments…” Apple joins a number of other software companies extending the free trials of their pr...
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'League' of Cybersecurity Professionals Band Together To Help Hospitals Fight Off Hackers

pgmrdlm shares a report from NBC News: A growing group of cybersecurity professionals is volunteering their expertise to help hospitals fight off hackers while doctors and nurses fight the coronavirus. Calling themselves the CTI League -- Countering Threat Intelligence, and a nod to the superhero team the Justice League -- the group has swelled from a handful of professionals to 450 members worldwide in less than two weeks. "If some hospital gets attacked by some ransomware and wouldn't be able ...
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Smart telescope startups vie to fix astronomy’s satellite challenge

Josh Nadeau Contributor Josh Nadeau is a Canadian journalist based in St. Petersburg who covers the intersection of Russia, technology and culture. He has written for The Economist, Atlas Obscura and The Outline. Starlink, the satellite branch of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, has come under fire in recent months from astronomers over concerns about the negative impact that its planned satellite clusters have reportedly had — and may continue to have — on nighttim...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Column, Europe, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Russia, Tech, St Petersburg, Musk, International Astronomical Union IAU, StarLink, Unistellar

Lockdown in Paris: Day 13

It has been a long week, so today’s update will be brief. Unsurprisingly, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made the official announcement that the confinement will last until April 15th (but, once again, everyone assumes it will be extended through the end of April). Sadly, there are now 1995 Coronavirus deaths in France, including a 16-year-old girl with no prior health issues and a cashier working in a large suburban supermarket just outside Paris. Solidarité in ActionBut it’s not just ...
Tags: Travel, Google, France, Paris, French Navy, Health & Safety, Les Enfants, Paris Saint Germain PSG, St Malo, Edouard Philippe, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Marcel Carn, Paris Solidarit, Roman Duris

Elon Musk Says Tesla's New York Factory Will Make Ventilators 'As Soon As Humanly Possible'

140Mandak262Jamuna writes: Elon Musk announced that the Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York, making solar roof tiles and battery packs for home energy storage is switching to making ventilators in collaboration with Medtronic. "Days after offering 1,255 free ventilators to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, Tesla boss Elon Musk said the company's New York factory will restart to make more," reports CNET. "Giga New York will reopen for ventilator production as soon as humanly possible. We wil...
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US now has the world’s most coronavirus cases

On Thursday, the United States crossed an unfortunate milestone in the global fight against the novel coronavirus: leading the world in confirmed cases. By Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. PT, the U.S. reports 82,404 confirmed cases of the coronavirus to China’s 81,782 according to a popular COVID-19 tracking tool from Johns Hopkins. Italy, regarded as the world’s emerging hotspot in recent weeks, dropped to third with 80,589 cases. Image Credits: Johns Hopkins As the scientific community wa...
Tags: Health, TC, New York, China, US, Tech, United States, Queens, Johns Hopkins, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins Italy

How to request a desktop site in Safari on your iPhone running iOS 13

To request a desktop site on the iOS 13 Safari app, you'll need to use a menu hidden in the search bar. Not all webpages will allow you to load a desktop site in Safari. Once you request a desktop site, Safari will automatically default to that setup whenever you load the page. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Back before mobile phones were all tiny computers, trying to see a website on your phone was difficult, and sometimes even impossible. Today, that's not an issue. Mos...
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Elk Grove Food Bank: Requests Up 465% In First Week Of Crisis

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — The Elk Grove Food Bank will be able to help even more residents during the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving a donation from Apple. According to a press release, the food bank saw a 465% increase in requests for assistance in just the first week and a half of the crisis. Last Thursday, when the shelter-in-place order was announced, staff said they determined there was only enough food for two weeks. READ: Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Deploys National Guard To Help With Fo...
Tags: Apple, News, Local, Elk Grove, Elk Grove News, Coronavirus, Elk Grove Food Bank, Jachino

Inside Udaan’s push to digitize India’s B2B retail market

During a recent visit, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella reiterated his company’s commitment to India and revealed a new fund to help SaaS startups in the country. And then Nadella and Anant Maheshwari, president of Microsoft India, discussed the success story of B2B platform Udaan in three separate onstage public appearances. Headquartered in Bangalore, Udaan is a business-to-business e-commerce marketplace founded by former Flipkart executives Amod Malviya, Vaibhav Gupta and Suj...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, Microsoft, India, Satya Nadella, Tech, Walmart, Food Network, Payments, Logistics, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flipkart, TechCrunch, Amazon India

'What is Discord?': Everything you need to know about the popular group-chatting platform

Discord is a group-chatting platform originally built for gamers, but which has since become a general use platform for all sorts of communities. Discord is divided into servers, each of which has its own members, topics, rules, and channels. Discord also allows users to voice- and video-chat, as well as livestream games and other programs from their computers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Discord, a popular group-chatting app, was originally made to give gamers a plac...
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