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Apple pushes back its return-to-office indefinitely, temporarily closes 3 stores over Omicron variant: reports

Apple staff were set to return to the office in February but are now returning at a "date yet to be determined." CEO Tim Cook said the move is due to a global rise in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the Omicron variant. Cook also announced a $1,000 bonus for employees for work-from-home needs. Apple is pushing back its return-to-office date indefinitely, Bloomberg and The New York Times reported, citing an internal memo from CEO Tim Cook.Cook said the move is due to a global increase in COVID-...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, US, Trends, Tech, Remote Work, Bloomberg, Tech News, New York Times, Tim Cook, Miami, Meta, Ottawa, Annapolis


New York City Is Banning Natural Gas Hookups To Fight Climate Change

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The New York City Council on Wednesday voted to pass legislation banning the use of natural gas in most new construction, a move that will substantially slash climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions from the country's most populous city. The bill now goes to Mayor Bill de Blasio's desk for signature. Once signed, the measure will go into effect at the end of 2023 for some buildings under seven stories, and in 2027 for taller buildings. Hospitals, ...
Tags: New York, New York City, Tech, Bill De Blasio, Cnbc, New York City Council, U S Energy Information Administration, RMI


US To Blacklist Eight More Chinese Companies, Including Drone Maker DJI

schwit1 shares a report from the Financial Times: The US Treasury will put DJI and the other groups on its Chinese military-industrial complex companies blacklist on Thursday (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source), according to two people briefed on the move. US investors are barred from taking financial stakes in the 60 Chinese groups already on the blacklist. The measure marks the latest effort by President Biden to punish China for its repression of Uyghurs and other Muslim et...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, US, America, Tech, Shanghai, US Treasury, Biden, Xinjiang, Financial Times, Shenzhen, Uyghurs, Yitu Technology, Meiya Pico, Dawning Information Industry, Xiamen Meiya Pico


Vodeo Becomes the First Unionized Games Studio In North America

Vodeo Games, which was founded this year by Threes designer Asher Vollmer, has successfully unionized with CODE-CWA -- the Communication Workers of America's Campaign to Organize Digital Employees. Engadget reports: Operating out of various locations in the US and Canada, the all-remote team of 13 is an unusual case for a few reasons. Foremost, about half of the bargaining unit are independent contractors -- typically the exact sort of workers left out of, or deemed ineligible for, a union. And ...
Tags: US, Tech, Canada, North America, CWA, Bobby Kotick, Asher Vollmer, Emma Kinema, Vodeo, Myriame Lachapelle, Vodeo Games


US Surpasses 800,000 COVID-19 Deaths

gollum123 shares a report from the BBC: More than 800,000 Americans have now died from the coronavirus, the highest recorded national death toll from the global pandemic. It comes as the US reached 50 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday. Most deaths have been recorded among the unvaccinated and the elderly, and more Americans died in 2021 than in 2020. The 800,000 total exceeds the populations of cities such as Boston or Washington DC. The milestone means nearly twice as many Americans...
Tags: Washington, Boston, US, Tech, Bbc


Ted Lasso Loses His Mustache In A Stop-Motion Animated Christmas Short — Watch It Now

"Ted Lasso" fans rejoice! The Apple TV+ hit has given us a gift just in time for Christmas in the form of a claymation short called "The Missing Christmas Mustache," about Ted's famed facial hair.The clip, which was posted to YouTube today, starts with Ted meeting up with the full AFC Richmond gang in the locker room. Nate (Nick Mohammed), who we last saw looking evil and gray-haired in the show's Season 2 finale, even stands happily by the Christmas tree. Is it a Christmas miracle? More likely,...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Ted, NICK, Carol, Richmond, Rudolph, Don, Nate, Rankin Bass, Ted Lasso, Rebecca Hannah Waddingham, Roy Kent Brett Goldstein, Higgins Jeremy Swift, Nate Nick Mohammed


Pelosi Rejects Stock-Trading Ban For Members of Congress

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Insider: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected the idea of barring members of Congress and their spouses from holding or trading individual stocks while in office. "We are a free-market economy. They should be able to participate in that," Pelosi said when asked by Insider at her weekly press conference. Insider also asked Pelosi about Conflicted Congress, a five-month-long investigation by Insider that found that 49 members of Congress and 182...
Tags: Congress, Tech, House, Npr, Nancy Pelosi, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Pelosi, Josephs, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Chris Josephs, Conflicted Congress


How to turn off AirPlay screen sharing on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer

You can turn AirPlay off on any Apple device with a few clicks or taps.Jens Kalaene via Getty Images On an iPhone or iPad, you can turn off AirPlay from the app you're streaming by tapping the AirPlay icon and selecting "Turn off AirPlay." To stop mirroring on an iPhone or iPad, go to the Screen Mirroring icon in the Control Center and tap "Stop Mirroring."  On a Mac, you can disable AirPlay Screen Mirroring through your "Display Preferences." Visit Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Mac, Trends, Retina Display, Airplay, Control Center, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Software & Apps, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Jens Kalaene


Apple is delaying its return to offices indefinitely and giving each employee $1,000

Apple will delay bringing its workers back to the office until a "yet to be determined" date, while giving all of its corporate and retail employees $1,000 to buy equipment for their home offices.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


Apple quietly deletes details of derided CSAM scanning tech from its Child Safety page without explanation

Non-consensual on-device image analysis perhaps was difficult to reconcile with privacy protests Apple evidently has decided against forcing customers to run its sex crime detection software on their iPhones in order to refer those stashing illegal child abuse images in iCloud to authorities.…
Tags: Apple, Software, CSAM


How to talk to your children about porn and other online harms

The children’s commissioner for England is advising parents to broach such topics early to limit future risks Parents urged to talk to children as young as nine about online porn1 Start the conversation early, ideally before your child gets a smartphone or social media account so they are prepared for the risks – and benefits – of life online.2 Make it age appropriate. “In an age-appropriate way, you can explain that there are some things online that are for adults only and that if they ever see...
Tags: England, Technology, Children, Internet, Society, UK News, Child protection, Parents and parenting, Pornography


How to get a refund from the Google Play Store

What do you do if you accidentally buy the wrong app or decide you don't want that game after all? Here’s how to get a refund in the Google Play Store.
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, Apps, Trends, How-to, Android Apps, Refund, Refunds, Tier 4


How to record a WhatsApp call on Android or iOS

For a variety of reasons, you may one day find yourself needing to record a WhatsApp call. We've put together a simple guide for the best ways to do just that.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Whatsapp, How-to, Call Recording, Call Recorder


iOS 15 tips and tricks: Make the most of your iPhone

Apple has released iOS 15, introducing a range of useful new features, from SharePlay to Focus mode. We explain how to make the most of the operating system.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Apple Iphone, Apple iOS, iOS 15, Apple iOS 15, iOS 15 tips


Exclusive: Legal CRM Company Lawmatics Raises $10M, Aiming To Change How Lawyers Drive Business

Will use the funds to further develop its platform and to scale its sales and marketing. The post Exclusive: Legal CRM Company Lawmatics Raises $10M, Aiming To Change How Lawyers Drive Business appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Law


How China Uses Western Influencers As Pawns In Its Propaganda War

According to the New York Times, China is recruiting YouTubers to report on the country in a positive light and counter the West's increasingly negative perceptions. "The videos have a casual, homespun feel. But on the other side of the camera often stands a large apparatus of government organizers, state-controlled news media and other official amplifiers -- all part of the Chinese government's widening attempts to spread pro-Beijing messages around the planet," the report says. "State-run news...
Tags: Facebook, China, US, Tech, Beijing, New York Times, Xinjiang, Times, China Daily, US China, Facebook An, Eric Liu, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, YouTube Twitter, Paul Mozur, China Global Television Network


AirPods Max 2: Everything We Know One Year After the High-End Headphones Launched

A year ago today, Apple's AirPods Max launched, marking the company's first push into the high-end over-ear headphones market under its own brand name. One year later, rumors about a successor are thin on the ground, but there have been some indications about what customers can expect from ‌AirPods Max‌ 2. A report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that ‌AirPods Max‌, thought at the time to be called "AirPods Studio," had suffered from several development challenges, such as problems with the...
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Buy a $100 Apple Gift Card, get a FREE $10 Target Gift Card!

Great gift idea for the Apple fan! When you Buy a $100 Apple Gift Card, get a FREE $10 Target Gift Card!   Just add it to your cart and the gift card will automatically apply in cart. Don’t forget to use your REDcard for 5% Off For Even More Awesome Online Deals
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Fed's Powell Says He Doesn't See Cryptocurrencies as 'Financial Stability Concern'

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that he doesn't view cryptocurrencies as a "financial stability concern." From a report: Cryptocurrencies "are really speculative assets," Powell said in a press conference Wednesday after the Fed said it would accelerate the pace of its tapering of bond purchases and penciled in three hikes of its benchmark interest rate next year. However, "I don't see them [cryptocurrencies] as a financial stability concern at the moment," Powell said. "I ...
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Apple Delays Corporate Return to Offices Indefinitely

Apple employees are no longer going to be returning to corporate offices in February as planned due to the continued spread of COVID-19 and the newly emerging omicron variant, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a memo sent out today. Back in November, Apple sent out a letter telling employees that Apple would expect them to start returning to the office on February 1, but that return date has now been pushed back indefinitely. BREAKING: Tim Cook just sent out an email delaying Apple’s return to wo...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Tim Cook, Apple Park, COVID, Zoe Schiffer


Scientists Just Found a 'Significant' Volume of Water Inside Mars' Grand Canyon

Scientists have discovered a world-historic discovery on Mars: "significant amounts of water" are hiding inside the Red Planet's Valles Marineris, its version of our grand canyon system, according to a recent press release from the European Space Agency (ESA). And up to 40% of material near the surface of the canyon could be water molecules. Interesting Engineering reports: The newly discovered volume of water is hiding under the surface of Mars, and was detected by the Trace Gas Orbiter, a miss...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Esa, Mars, Musk, European Space Agency ESA, Red Planet, Valles Marineris, Space Research Institute, ESA Roscosmos, Mars Grand Canyon, Igor Mitrofanov, Russian Academy of Science, Alexey Malakhov


‘School streets’: Portland versus Paris

Tweets by Sam Balto (@coachbalto) and Henry Grabar (@HenryGrabar). The two tweets above were shared three weeks apart. They show how Portland and Paris have tried to reduce driving around schools to improve safety, air quality, and livability in general. I thought it’d be fun to compare them. Let’s start with Portland… Portland A PBOT School Street installation. (Photo: Sam Balto) When Sam Balto published his photos back in November, neither of us knew the Portland Bureau of Transporta...
Tags: Google, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Paris, Portland, Brady, Kellogg, Portland PORTLAND, John Brady, PBOT, Portland Bureau of Transportation PBOT, Safe Routes To School, Sellwood, Henry Grabar


How to disable the Bixby button

Samsung has made huge improvements to the Bixby assistant in the past year, but a dedicated button can be intrusive. We show you how to disable or reassign it.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Bixby, Bixby Key, Tier 4


Apple Shares 'Ted Lasso' Animated Christmas Short

Apple today shared a Christmas-themed "Ted Lasso" short featuring animated versions of popular characters like Roy Kent, Rebecca Welton, Leslie Higgins, Jamie Tartt, Keeley Jones, and Ted Lasso himself. Called "The Missing Christmas Mustache," the short is voiced by "Ted Lasso" actors and it features a humorous storyline where Ted Lasso's mustache goes missing. "Ted Lasso" is one of Apple's most popular TV shows to date, and it has won a number of awards. Two seasons have aired so far, and the...
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A ‘Ted Lasso’ Animated Short Holiday Special Just Dropped

An unexpected early Christmas present arrived on Wednesday! A Ted Lasso animated short holiday special dropped. The Richmond crew are needed to find their coach’s missing mustache as short notice. It’s thoroughly and uplifting and available through both YouTube and Apple TV+. Enjoy! Tags: Apple TV+, featured, Ted Lasso
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple TV, Richmond, Ted Lasso


VIDEO] Ted Lasso Animated Christmas Short Streaming Ahead of Season 3

Ted Lasso is blessing us with two Christmases this year. In addition to the previously released Season 2 episode “Carol of the Bells,” Apple TV+ on Wednesday announced that the Emmy-winning... #christmases #beard #higgins #holidayshort #nate #keeley #carolofthebells #tedlassoanimated #tedlasso
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Apple TV+: Animated Family Series ‘El Deafo’ to Debut January 7

Three-part kids and family series El Deafo will premiere on Apple TV+ on January 7, 2022. It is based on the New York Times best-seller and Newbery Honor-winning graphic memoir of the same name by Cece Bell. ‘El Deafo’ Premiering January 7 on Apple TV+ The series tells the story of young Cece. She is losing her hearing but finds the superhero inside as she navigates making new friends at new school whilst wearing a hearing aid. The author narrates and is an executive producer on the show. A tr...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple TV, New York Times, El Deafo, Cece Bell El Deafo, Cece She


How to Seize Opportunities in 2022 Amid Continuing Market Challenges

The challenges facing real estate professionals heading into 2022 are not inconsequential. Amid challenges such as lacking inventory, rising inflation, changing consumer behavior and bidding wars, finding the opportunities is essential. That means brokers and agents need to be armed with as much information and knowledge as possible to be able to recognize and seize these opportunities, and to increase success in the year ahead no matter the obstacles. Join RISMedia and the industry’s top real e...
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NVIDIA Giving Away Matrix Resurrections themed PCs & RTX 3080 Ti Backplates

NVIDIA has just announced a new contest where three lucky fans could win custom Matrix Resurrections-themed gaming PCs! These incredible watercooled custom systems were designed by skilled modders such as Staszek “Tips” Wiertelak, Dave Cathey, and Stefan Ulrich. The post NVIDIA Giving Away Matrix Resurrections themed PCs & RTX 3080 Ti Backplates appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Contest, RTX 3080 Ti, Matrix Resurrections, Staszek, Wiertelak Dave Cathey, Stefan Ulrich


Google’s Project Zero Deep Dives into NSO Group ‘FORCEDENTRY’ Exploit

Google’s Project Zero security team published a deep dive into FORCEDENTRY, a zero-click exploit in iMessage used by NSO Group. Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture (SEAR) group collaborated on the analysis. Based on our research and findings, we assess this to be one of the most technically sophisticated exploits we’ve ever seen, further demonstrating that the capabilities NSO provides rival those previously thought to be accessible to only a handful of nation states. The vulnerability...
Tags: Google, Security, Imessage, NSO, NSO Group, NSO Group Apple, Security Friday, Security Engineering and Architecture SEAR, NSO Group Security Security



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