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I can't open epubs purchased on Apple

My aging MacBook Pro laptop died a few days ago. It's a long story, but Apple said I would have to wait a week before I could even talk to tech support. I was in the middle of some huge projects, so I decided it was time to buy a new laptop. When I was setting it up, I couldn't remember my Apple ID, so I created a new one. To my surprise, a third party was able to reboot my old laptop a couple days later. But I can't use my original Apple ID, so I logged in with the new one. But when I copied...
Tags: Apple, Books, Apple Devices


To Keep Trump From Violating Its Rules...Facebook Rewrote the Rules

"Starting in 2015 Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook rewrote their rules in order to not sanction then-candidate Donald Trump," writes Rick Zeman (Slashdot reader #15,628) — citing a new investigation by the Washington Post. (Also available here.) After Trump's infamous "the shooting starts" post, Facebook deputies contacted the White House "with an urgent plea to tweak the language of the post or simply delete it," the article reveals, after which Trump himself called Mark Zuckerberg. (The article ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington Post, White House, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Philippines, Brazil, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Rodrigo Duterte, Jair Bolsonaro, Rick Zeman Slashdot, The Washington Post One


Choose a Brand Name Like You’re Hiring a CMO

A name has work to do. Create a job description for it. It’s natural to put together a list of asks for your name that includes things like credibility, trust, reliability, honesty, transparency, quality, yada yada yada.But a name is a specialist, and these types of foundational brand positioning qualities are common to every business in existence. They need to be established by the other touch points of your brand. “Not my job”, should be the response of any name candidate asked to perform t...
Tags: Apple, Uncategorized, Godzilla, Branding, Don, Hotwire, Trillium, Megagon, Igor Bad, Truist Slack


Motorola Edge vs. iPhone 11: Which budget flagship device reigns supreme?

The iPhone 11 and Motorola Edge stand out as two impressive midrange phones, but which one should you buy?
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Motorola, Trends, Buying Guides, iPhone 11, Motorola Edge


Oracle Celebrates 'The 25 Greatest Java Apps Ever Written'

Oracle's Java magazine is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the programming language with a list of the 25 greatest Java apps ever written: From space exploration to genomics, from reverse compilers to robotic controllers, Java is at the heart of today's world. Here are a few of the countless Java apps that stand out from the crowd. The story of Java began in 1991, at a time when Sun Microsystems sought to extend their lead in the computer workstation market into the burgeoning personal elec...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Sun, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, US National Security Agency, James Gosling Sun


America Pushes Europe to Reject Chinese Baggage Screening Tech

An anonymous reader quotes Engadget: The U.S. fight against Chinese technology appears to be extending to another category: the security screening you normally see at the airport or border. Wall Street Journal sources understand the National Security Council and other U.S. agencies are pushing European governments (including Germany, Greece and Italy) to avoid using baggage, cargo and passenger screening systems from Nuctech, a Chinese state-run company that already has a foothold in the contine...
Tags: Tech, Italy, National Security Council, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Engadget, U S Transportation Security Administration, Germany Greece, America Pushes Europe, Reject Chinese Baggage Screening Tech, Nuctech


BrainWareMap for Creative Learning

If you are familiar with the BrainWareMap, you may be concerned that it had disappeared for the last few weeks. It is now back and the process involved may be of interest. This Map is based on the London Underground Railway system and covers the many concepts involved in Creative Learning.It is a clickable map based on the graphical design concepts developed by Harry Beck for his pioneering London Underground map.  I must at the outset mention a conflict of interest since this was developed by m...
Tags: Google, London, Marketing, Vodafone, London Underground Railway, Harry Beck, Brainware, BrainWareMap


Starbucks suspends advertising on all social media platforms, becoming the latest company to boycott Facebook

Starbucks announced Sunday it will suspend all of its advertising across social media platforms as it conducts discussions "internally, with our media partners, and with civil rights organizations" about ending the spread of hate speech. Facebook, in particular, has taken criticism for its response to hate speech on its platform and its decision to allow President Trump to make controversial posts, such as calling protesters "thugs" and writing "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." S...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Minneapolis, Youtube, Trends, Patagonia, Starbucks, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Cnbc, Business Insider, Zuckerberg, Trump, Anti Defamation League


Analyst Claims That Apple's iPhone 12 Will Have Charger Sold Separately

Apple fans, it’s time to start mentally preparing your wallet for a new possibility. When the iPhone 12 comes out later this year, the packaging may be considerably different when compared to previous models. Why is that, you ask? Well, Apple purportedly will not include a charger with the iPhone 12, and will instead…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Chargers, Earbuds, Ming Chi Kuo, Iphone 12


Food Logging

If you’d like to raise your awareness about what you’re actually eating and how it affects you, food logging is a simple and effective way to do this. Six weeks ago I decided to start keeping a log of everything I ate in a small notebook. I also keep track of calories. I wanted to raise my awareness of what I was eating and how calorically dense each meal was. Computing the calories is easy. I use a small kitchen scale to weigh quantities of foods, and then I just ask a nearby smart device...
Tags: Health, Google, Careers, Steve, Alexa


Microsoft's New 'Windows File Recovery' Tool Restores Deleted Data

"Anyone familiar with how Windows and other operating systems work might know that files aren't actually deleted, they're marked to allow other data to overwrite them in the future," points out Hot Hardware, noting it's now led to the "quiet" launch of a new free Microsoft tool. Slashdot reader Mark Wilson writes that the tool even recovers files from drives that were formatted or became corrupt: The command line tool can be used to retrieve data from local hard drives as well as removable med...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Mark Wilson


Chinese Bank Required Two Western Companies to Use Tax Software With a Hidden Backdoor

A Chinese bank required at least two western companies to install malware-laced tax software, according to a new report from the cyber-security firm Trustwave. "The two companies are a UK-based technology/software vendor and a major financial institution, both of which had recently opened offices in China," reports ZDNet: "Discussions with our client revealed that [the malware] was part of their bank's required tax software," Trustwave said Thursday... Trustwave, who was providing cyber-securi...
Tags: UK, China, Tech, Trustwave, Zdnet, Chinese Bank Required Two Western Companies, GoldenSpy


Coca-Cola, Hershey's, Starbucks: More Major Advertisers Are Now Boycotting Facebook

Some of America's biggest brands — Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company and the Levi Strauss & Co. — "are among the latest in pledging to halt advertising on Facebook as part of a growing boycott," reports USA Today: Despite Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outlining several steps the social network will take to combat hate speech ahead of the 2020 presidential election Friday, the companies joined Unilever, Honda, Verizon and others in the protest... Jen Sey, chief marketing officer of Levi's, said in a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, America, Tech, Patagonia, Starbucks, Usa Today, Levi, Upwork, Ben Jerry, Pepsi, Eddie Bauer, Levi Strauss Co, Sey, Jen Sey


‘Little America’ Producers Talk Casting and Curating the Immigrant-Focused Apple TV Plus Series

When it premiered on Apple TV Plus in January, “Little America” brought a variety of stories to the streamer, with each episode dramatizing a different experience of immigrants in the United States. In a conversation moderated by Variety senior TV reporter Elaine Low at Variety’s virtual TV summit, executive producers Kumail Nanjiani, Alan Yang, Lee Eisenberg, Emily V. […]
Tags: Apple, News, America, United States, Variety, Little America, Variety TV Summit, Elaine Low, Apple TV Plus, Kumail Nanjiani Alan Yang Lee Eisenberg Emily V


B2B SEO: Three Essential Strategies to Generate High-Quality Leads

Organic search has an amazing ability to send targeted traffic on a continuous basis is unbeatable, but it is getting harder and harder to build an organic search presence. There are many factors playing a role here, including the higher competition in just about any business sector, and Google’s growing unwillingness to send clicks elsewhere, instead of keeping those users engaged with search result pages. So if your B2B business is seeing less and less of Google traffic, you are not alone. Us...
Tags: Google, Seo, Content Marketing, Google Analytics, Harvard Business Review, DMU


The lack of women in cybersecurity puts us all at greater risk

Women are highly underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity. In 2017, women’s share in the U.S. cybersecurity field was 14%, compared to 48% in the general workforce. The problem is more acute outside the U.S. In 2018, women accounted for 10% of the cybersecurity workforce in the Asia-Pacific region, 9% in Africa, 8% in Latin America, 7% in Europe and 5% in the Middle East. Women are even less well represented in the upper echelons of security leadership. Only 1% of female internet security ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Europe, Africa, Tech, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Latin America, Syndication


Best Ways To Detox Your Mailbox In 2020

In 2020 we all have a very busy working schedule and one of the main goals is to get things done in a very short period of time. This is where our productivity and effectiveness at work becomes extremely important. Considering the current situation where many people have started working from home, staying productive while working remotely has become quite difficult. Our professional life relies on digital communication and when it comes to digital communication, email is playing a crucial role.W...
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CNET Remembers 1995, the Year Hollywood Finally Noticed The Internet

CNET is celebrating its 25th anniversary with articles remembering the 1990s — including that moment "when Hollywood finally noticed the web," calling it "a flawed but fun snapshot of the moment the internet took over the world..." "Twenty-five years ago, cinema met cyberspace in a riot of funky fashion, cool music and surveillance paranoia. It began in May 1995 with the release of Johnny Mnemonic, a delirious sci-fi action dystopia matching Keanu Reeves with seminal cyberpunk author William ...
Tags: Hollywood, Tech, Sandra Bullock, Russell Crowe, William Gibson, Keanu Reeves, Kathryn Bigelow, Orwell, Cnet, Denzel Washington, Matthew Lillard, Johnny Mnemonic, Nicholas Jareck, New York Longo


iPhone 12 purchases will reportedly not include power adapter

A 20W power adapter is rumored to be released as a separate accessory
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Iphone 12


The best wireless phone chargers for iPhone or Android

We checked out the best wireless phone chargers to make tangles and uncooperative ports a thing of the past.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Best Of, Wireless Charging, Buying Guides, Wireless Chargers, Accessory of the Week, Tier 4


Digital poetry — 5 ways to combine human and computer languages

Since lockdown, everyone has had to rely heavily on digital technologies: be it Zoom work meetings and lengthy email chains, gaming and streaming services for entertainment, or social media platforms to organize everything from groceries to protests. Human existence is now permeated by non-human computer language. This includes poetry. Digital technologies can disseminate and publish contemporary poetry, and also create it. Digital artists combine human and computer languages to create digital p...
Tags: Startups, Digital, Tech, Syndication


A 'Cure for Heart Disease'? A Single Shot Succeeds in Monkeys

"What if a single injection could lower blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides — for a lifetime?" asks the New York Times. "In the first gene-editing experiment of its kind, scientists have disabled two genes in monkeys that raise the risk for heart disease." (Alternate source here.) Humans carry the genes as well, and the experiment has raised hopes that a leading killer may one day be tamed. "This could be the cure for heart disease," said Dr. Michael Davidson, director of the Lipid C...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Michael Davidson, International Society for Stem Cell Research, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Lipid Clinic


The modern mobile app needs a revamp

Hey everybody, welcome back to Week in Review. Last week, I wrote about Apple’s App Store controversy, which I’m kind of revisiting this week through the lens of how Apple’s WWDC announcements tease a change to what apps fundamentally look like in the future. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox  here , and follow my tweets  here . The Big Story Apple’s App Store has had a controversial month with developers demanding changes to how apps are monetize...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Snapchat, Week in Review, Financial Times, Ggv Capital, WWDC Apple, Cambridge Analytica, Hans Tung, Jeff Richards


Kuo: Apple to Launch 10.8-Inch iPad Later This Year, 8.5-Inch iPad Mini in 2021

Apple plans to launch a new 10.8-inch iPad in the second half of 2020, followed by a new 8.5-inch iPad in the first half of 2021, oft-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in a research note obtained by MacRumors. Kuo did not specify if the 10.8-inch iPad model will be a new version of the existing 10.2-inch iPad or the 10.5-inch iPad Air, but he has . Apple last refreshed the iPad mini in March 2019 with an A12 Bionic chip, an upgraded front camera, and support for the original Apple Pen...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Ipad Mini, iPad Air, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, MacRumors Kuo, TF International Securities, Ming Chi Kuo TF International Securities, Apple Pencil Kuo


App Recap: Bluelane, Originate, Twobird and Major App Updates

In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted utility app "Bluelane," graphics and design app "Originate," and productivity app "Twobird" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Bluelane (iOS, Free) - Bluelane is an app that allows for easy sharing of a route and location with anyone. Those who have access to this data are able to track route progress in real-time through the web. While using t...
Tags: Google, Google Photos, Netflix Netflix, App Recap


New York Times Investigates How in America 'the Virus Won'

"Invisible outbreaks sprang up everywhere. The United States ignored the warning signs," writes the New York Times, in a detailed interactive data visualization. "We analyzed travel patterns, hidden infections and genetic data to show how the epidemic spun out of control." By mid-February, there were only 15 known coronavirus cases in the United States, all with direct links to China... The patients were isolated. Their contacts were monitored. Travel from China was restricted. None of th...
Tags: Europe, New York, China, New York City, America, Tech, United States, New York Times, New Orleans, Louisiana, Seattle, Trump, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Trevor Bedford, David Engelthaler


Font embedding and app-reader compatibility

Hello, I've been trying to read an epub I created w/ Calibre that has an embedded font (Noto mono - an open monospaced font from Google) in an iPad device but it won't see the embedded font. It only displays fonts installed originally in the device, e.g. Athelas, Charter, Georgia, Iowan, Palatino, San Francisco, New York, Seravek, Times New Roman Is there sth else I can do with the epub while I create it w/ Calibre so that iBooks (or/and possibly other devices) can read the embedded font? ((...
Tags: Google, Books, Calibre, Noto, Barnes, Noto Mono


Reorganizing the Viewer Menu

I've been reading a lot of books using the Calibre Viewer lately, and while there's a lot I love about the viewer, I often find myself wishing the UI were a little more streamlined. In the spirit of open source, I'm prepared to try updating the UI myself. However, before I attempt such a thing I'd like to get some feedback from the community here to make sure such changes would actually be welcome. I'm hoping that in posting this here I can get a sense of whether I should go ahead and try to im...
Tags: Google, Books, Development


Are Uber Drivers Employees? Uber Faces Two Big Court Challenges

Strider- (Slashdot reader #39,683) shares a story from Reuters: Canada's Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of a driver in a gig economy case that paves the way for a class action suit calling for Uber Technologies Inc to recognize drivers in Canada as company employees. UberEats driver David Heller had filed a class action suit, challenged by Uber, aiming to secure a minimum wage, vacation pay and other benefits like overtime pay. Drivers are now classified as independent contractors and d...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, California, Tech, Cnn, Canada, Netherlands, Reuters, Uber Technologies Inc, Xavier Becerra, Canada s Supreme Court, Becerra, David Heller, Strider Slashdot


Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch on programming in a digital world

In the war between subscription video on-demand (SVOD) services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Starz has been growing on the sidelines and fighting to be the preferred add-on for consumers on top of their primary subscription. That journey has required the longtime premium cable TV network to rethink its target audience, content strategy and pricing. It now has more than two million subscribers on its direct-to-consumer video platform and roughly seven million subscribers when including al...
Tags: Video, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Starz, SVOD, Latina, Market Analysis, Jeffrey Hirsch, On-demand Streaming, Extra Crunch, On Demand Video, Amazon Prime Video Starz



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