The best MacBook in 2021: Which should you buy on Black Friday?

With three MacBook models to choose from, which should you buy? Our guide examines the performance, battery life, design, and more to find your answer.
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7 ways to troubleshoot if Face ID isn't working on your iPhone or iPad

There could be one or several issues preventing your Face ID from working. Getty Images If Face ID doesn't appear to be working on your Apple device, start by making sure it's enabled in Settings for any features you want it to unlock. You can create a second appearance in Face ID so it has an easier time recognizing you. Ensure the camera isn't blocked, but if your face is blocked (with a mask, for example), you might need to unlock your device with a different technique. Vis...
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iOS 15.2 Beta Includes App Privacy Report and Auto Call Updates

Just a few days after releasing iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1, Apple has seeded the first betas of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 to developers for testing purposes, with the update adding promised iOS 15 features like App Privacy Report. MacRumors reports: App Privacy Report is one of the iOS 15 additions that Apple showed off at WWDC. It's a new privacy feature that's designed to allow users to see how often apps have accessed their sensitive info like location, photos, camera, microphone, and contacts a...
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MRI and Ultrasound Can Sneak Cancer Drugs Into the Brain

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: In a new study, researchers temporarily made the blood-brain barrier more permeable, allowing a monoclonal antibody to target cancer that had spread to the brain. Scientists made it possible for the drug to cross the barrier -- a protective membrane which prevents most larger molecules from entering the brain -- using focused ultrasound beams guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Though there has been promising research on the techniq...
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Israeli Researcher Cracked Over 3,500 Wi-Fi Networks in Tel Aviv City

Over 70% of Wi-Fi networks from a sample size of 5,000 were hacked with "relative ease" in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, highlighting how unsecure Wi-Fi passwords can become a gateway for serious threats to individuals, small businesses, and enterprises alike. CyberArk security researcher Ido Hoorvitch, who used a Wi-Fi sniffing equipment costing about $50 to collect 5,000 network hashes for the [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Mocking Meta: Facebook’s virtual reality name change prompts backlash

The rebrand comes as the company faces a series of public relations crisesThe announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the social media giant will change the name of its holding company to Meta in a virtual-reality rebrand has prompted dismay and bemusement.On Thursday, Zuckerberg said Meta would encompass Facebook as well as apps such as Instagram, WhatsApp and the virtual reality brand Oculus. Continue reading...
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How to use Private Relay in iOS 15

Private Relay is a new security measure in iOS 15 that offers a huge boost in privacy. Here's what Private Relay does, how to enable it, and when to use it.
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Best new movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO, and more

Streaming services offer tons of content, but finding new releases isn't easy. Here's what's new on Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO, and Apple TV+ this week.
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Asian Shares, U.S. Futures Slip After Earnings Disappointment

By Alun JohnHONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped on Friday, as Amazon and Apple quarterly earnings bucked a recent...
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Bitcoin Back Over $60K As El Salvador Buys 420 BTC

Bitcoin is up 4% in the last 24 hours after El Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele announced that his government had purchased an additional 420 BTC, which is equivalent to around $25 million. The country now holds an estimated 1,120 bitcoin. CoinDesk reports: "Today the markets were buoyed by news of additional state-level purchases from El Salvador, indicating the country's intentions to continue to acquire," said Jason Deane, analyst at Quantum Economics. Underlying sentiment remains extremely...
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Google overhauled its Titan security chip for the Pixel 6

Google has shared details about the Pixel 6's Titan M2 chip, including the changes compared to previous Titan chips.
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Meta working on new smartwatch with built-in camera to compete with Apple Watch

An image of Meta's new smartwatch reveals a device with a built-in camera to compete with Apple Watch.
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Cover, a Modular Home Builder That's Modeled In Ways After Tesla, Has Raised $60 Million Series B

Cover, a seven-year-old, LA-based company that manufactures fully complete wall, floor and roof panels in its factory, then transports them on a standard truck and assembles them on site, announced that it has raised $60 million in Series B funding led by Gigafund. As TechCrunch notes, this investment firm "was founded by two former Founders Fund investors who have bet heavily on SpaceX." The company's founder and CEO, Alexis Xavier Rivas, says he takes pride in being able to attract engineers f...
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Leaked Photo Shows Meta's Planned Competitor To Apple Watch

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, is developing a smartwatch with a front-facing camera and rounded screen, according to an image of the device found inside one of the tech giant's iPhone apps. The photo shows a watch with a screen and casing that's slightly curved at the edges. The front-facing camera -- similar to what you'd see on a smartphone -- appears at the bottom of the display, and there's a control button for the watch on ...
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SharePlay Added in macOS Monterey 12.1 Beta

Apple today seeded the first beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 to developers, and it turns out the update adds a missing Monterey feature -- SharePlay. According to Apple, SharePlay is enabled in the macOS Monterey 12.1 beta, so those who have the beta installed can do more with their friends and family members over FaceTime. SharePlay was previously introduced in iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1, but it was missing from the ‌macOS Monterey‌ update that came out last week. At the time Montere...
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Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce is a refreshingly delicious change from the typical cranberry sauce. A flavorful balance of sweet and tart, with a hints of cinnamon and orange, even those who swear they don’t like cranberry sauce find they enjoy this tasty recipe. After you serve this easy cranberry sauce, get ready for rave reviews. Friends and family will ask (or demand!) that it be on the holiday menu each and every year. Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe With a...
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Amazon's advertising revenue is soaring. Here's everything to know about its ad business.

AWS CEO Andy Jassy, who is set to become Amazon CEO, helped oversee the cloud unit's rise. Mike Blake/Reuters Amazon's advertising business continues to soar as people shop more from home, its ad revenue rising 50% year over year in the third quarter to $8 billion.EMarketer said Amazon claimed 10.3% of the US digital ad market in 2020, up from 7.8% in 2019 - competing with Google and Facebook for ad budgets. That growth has attracted Walmart, Instacart, Walgreens and other retaile...
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Facebook Unceremoniously Kills Off 'Oculus' Brand

Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg announced it's changing Facebook's name to Meta. While he said Facebook's existing brands wouldn't be changing, we have learned that's not entirely true. "In a lengthy Facebook post, CTO-in-waiting Andrew Bosworth detailed about 15 minutes later following the completion of the keynote that as part of the new rebrand, they will be killing off the Oculus brand," reports TechCrunch. From the report: Oculus phrasing was conspicuously absent from the presentations today...
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"By the time I’m done with a sketch, it is as if I’m a new man. This is partly because drawing has taught me to make the most of my mistakes."

"I work in ink, from life. It is as if every line is already out of place from the start. It is oddly liberating, as I have learned to forgive myself. I draw not for the result but for the process, and fortunately I’ve been doing it long enough that the results are pleasing. I love capturing the three-dimensional image on the two-dimensional page. If Wordsworth’s heart leapt up when he beheld a rainbow in the sky, mine jumps when I convincingly foreshorten the handle of a frying pan, and it rise...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Law, Drawing, Wordsworth, Ann Althouse, John Donohue

Google makes waitlists for Pixel 6 Pro because it can’t keep the phone in stock

After what seems like an eternity of leaks, teases, and two reveals, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are finally on sale. But Google seems to be...
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Stock market news live updates: Stock futures drop as Amazon, Apple shares fall after earnings

Stock futures dropped Thursday evening, with investors eyeing a couple of disappointing earnings results from Apple and Amazon (AMZN)...
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Here’s how Android ’12L’ makes tablets and foldables better

There’s a new version of Android on the way, and no, it’s not time for Android 13 yet. Instead, Google recently revealed Android ’12L,’ which is essentially a tweaked version of its smartphone OS with a user interface optimized for larger-screen devices — say, tablets and folding phones. It is essentially what iPadOS 15 is to iOS 15. Naturally, much of the new features revolve around multi-tasking and optimizing apps for the larger displays of its intended host devices. Here are some of the best...
Tags: Google, Startups, Insider, Plugged, Next Featured Leaked Customer Data, Just Like Sister Firms Jared and Kay Jewelers Did In 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from KrebsOnSecurity: In December 2018, bling vendor Signet Jewelers fixed a weakness in their Kay Jewelers and Jared websites that exposed the order information for all of their online customers. This week, Signet subsidiary updated its website to remediate a nearly identical customer data exposure. Last week, KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader who was browsing and suddenly found they were looking at someone else's order information on th...
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Google Rolls Out Tool To Help Minors Delete Photos From Search

Google is now making it easier for minors or their parents to have photos of them deleted from search results. CNN reports: In a blog post published Wednesday, the company said it is rolling out a tool that lets parents and kids under the age of 18 request photos be removed from its images tab or no longer appear as thumbnails in a search inquiry. The new form allows users to flag URLs of any images or search results that contain pictures they want removed. Google said its teams will review each...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: We're Focused on Maintaining Privacy and Security of the App Store

Apple CEO Tim Cook was today asked about some of the regulatory issues that Apple is facing with the App Store, and he said that Apple is keeping its focus on privacy and security. Apple is facing potential regulatory changes that would force it to open up the iPhone to other app stores or alternate ways of loading apps on the ‌iPhone‌. The main thing we're focused on in the App Store is keeping our focus on privacy and security. These are the two major tenets that have produced a very truste...
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Global Covid Cases and Deaths Rise for the First Time in Two Months, WHO Says

Covid-19 cases and deaths are climbing across the world for the first time in two months as the virus surges across Europe, World Health Organization officials said at a briefing Thursday. From a report: After weeks of decline, infections in Europe have risen over the last three consecutive weeks, even as cases fall in every other region across the world, according to WHO. There were nearly 3 million new Covid cases reported worldwide for the week ended Sunday, an increase of 4% from the previou...
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Apple 'Working Feverishly' to Improve iPhone 13 Supplies

During today's earnings call for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2021, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that Apple is "working feverishly" to boost iPhone 13 supplies. Cook said that Apple feels "very very good" about where demand is at for the ‌iPhone 13‌, in terms of sales compared to the iPhone 12. Supplies are constrained, though, and Apple has not been able to meet demand. Initial supplies of the ‌iPhone 13‌ models sold out quickly after the new smartphones went on sale in September, and there are ...
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Apple's Strong Quarter Suffers $6B Blow From Supply Shortage

Apple’s iPhone sales soared yet again in the past quarter, but didn’t grow as rapidly as analysts anticipated because of supply shortages that have made it more difficult to meet the demand for a wide range of products.
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Apple posts rare sales miss amid chip shortage, supply issues

Apple posted a rare sales miss in its fourth fiscal quarter of 2021 on Thursday as the iPhone maker contended with a global chip shortage and manufacturing delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Amazon and Apple warn of supply chain issues

Even Amazon and Apple are grappling with the global supply chain crunch.
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