Apple’s elusive $19 Polishing Cloth is back in stock

Apple's $19 Polishing Cloth has finally returned to the tech company's online store after selling out soon after launch in October last year.
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Scammers Put Fake QR Codes On Parking Meters To Intercept Parkers' Payments

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Scammers in a few big Texas cities have been putting fake QR codes on parking meters to trick people into paying the fraudsters. Parking enforcement officers recently found stickers with fraudulent QR codes on pay stations in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio. San Antonio police warned the public of the scam on December 20, saying that "people attempting to pay for parking using those QR codes may have been directed to a fraudulent website an...
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Apple Releases iPhone and iPad Updates to Patch HomeKit DoS Vulnerability

Apple on Wednesday rolled out software updates for iOS and iPadOS to remediate a persistent denial-of-service (DoS) issue affecting the HomeKit smart home framework that could be potentially exploited to launch ransomware-like attacks targeting the devices. The iPhone maker, in its release notes for iOS and iPadOS 15.2.1, termed it as a "resource exhaustion issue" that could be triggered when [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Apple’s elusive Polishing Cloth is back in stock

Apple's $19 Polishing Cloth has finally returned to the tech company's online store after selling out soon after launch in October last year.
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Rejoice! Apple’s Polishing Cloth is back in stock

Apple's $19 Polishing Cloth has finally returned to the tech company's online store after selling out soon after launch in October last year.
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Apple and T-Mobile say iOS 15.2 didn’t switch off iCloud Private Relay

You should double-check your settings if you’re having issues. #tmobile #ios
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Germany Raises Prospect of Shutting Telegram Over Hate Threats

Germany raised the prospect of closing down the Telegram messaging service over concerns about its use as a platform for extremist groups. Bloomberg reports: The country could seek to block the service if the government reaches the conclusion that it breeches national and European Union law. "A shutdown would be very serious and clearly the last resort," Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said in an interview with German weekly Die Zeit. Before such a step, all other options would have to be exhaust...
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US To Hold Largest-Ever Offshore Wind Farm Auction Next Month

The US government announced Wednesday it will auction more than 480,000 acres off the coasts of New York and New Jersey to build wind farms as part of its campaign to supply renewable energy to more than 10 million homes by 2030. Tech Xplore reports: Offshore wind developers will bid February 23 on six areas in the New York Bight -- the most lots ever offered in a single auction -- which could generate between 5.6 to seven gigawatts of energy, enough to power two million homes, the Interior Depa...
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6 Ways To Inspire Creative Thinking In Your Team

“How do I get my team to show creative thinking?” Under normal circumstances, many executives we work with routinely face this challenge. But with the pandemic transforming the way we do business, bold thinking has turned into a necessity. Several obstacles block innovative thinking, especially at established firms with a deeply engrained corporate work practices. People have busy schedules, work in siloed teams, and have trouble breaking away from longstanding assumptions about their market....
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Apple Outlines $30M Bag Check Lawsuit Settlement on Legal Website

Apple in November settled a long-running lawsuit over employee bag checks, with the Cupertino company agreeing to pay $29.9 million to employees who were subjected to off-the-clock bag searches, and now details about the settlement are available on Apple's website. California employees first sued Apple in 2013, and in 2015, the case escalated into a class action lawsuit. Employees claimed that Apple subjected them to mandatory bag checks that were "embarrassing and demeaning," with those chec...
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Every Emma Watson Role Ranked Worst To Best

The audience discovered Emma Watson when she was only 11 years old. The role of Hermione Granger didn't just launch Watson's acting career, but made it, as she spent a decade filming the eight-movie series. In the following decade, the young Brit then proved she could do more than play a teenage wizard, appearing in almost a dozen movies and trying her hand at different types of characters and genres, building on the reputation that Hermione gave her.Acting isn't Watson's only passion, though. A...
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'UltraRAM' Breakthrough Could Combine Memory and Storage Into One

Scientists from Lancaster University say that we might be close to combining SSDs and RAM into one component. "UltraRAM," as it's being called, is described as a memory technology which "combines the non-volatility of a data storage memory, like flash, with the speed, energy-efficiency, and endurance of a working memory, like DRAM." The researchers detailed the breakthrough in a recently published paper. Tom's Hardware reports: The fundamental science behind UltraRAM is that it uses the unique p...
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United States: Loot Box Update: California Federal District Judge Puts An End To ‘Loot Box' Suit Brought Against Apple - Winston & Strawn LLP

A California federal district judge put an end to a suit brought against Apple under California's Unfair Competition Law (Business & Professions Code § 17200).
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Raspberry Pi Can Detect Malware By Scanning For Electromagnetic Waves

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A team of researchers at France's Research Institute of Computer Science and Random Systems created an anti-malware system centered around a Raspberry Pi that scans devices for electromagnetic waves. As reported by Tom's Hardware, the security device uses an oscilloscope (Picoscope 6407) and H-Field probe connected to a Raspberry Pi 2B to pick up abnormalities in specific electromagnetic waves emitted by computers that are under attack, a techniq...
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Taiwan Will Soon Have More Electric Scooter Battery Swap Stations Than Gas Stations

According to Electrek, the number of Gogoro electric scooter battery swap stations in Taiwan will soon eclipse the country's total number of gas stations. From the report: Gogoro's battery swap stations look something like a bright green and white vending machine. Users of Gogoro's batteries (which include scooters of many different brands thanks to its partnerships), simply roll up to a station and swap out their depleted battery for a freshly charged unit. A subscription service makes it a qui...
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Mac continued to grow faster in 2021 than any Windows brand

Apple had a big year in 2021 for the Mac, with sales up 28% in a single year. That’s largely thanks to the M1 and its freshly overhauled desktops and laptops.
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Nigeria Lifts Ban on Twitter

The Nigerian government has lifted the suspension of Twitter operations more than six months after it first declared a crackdown on the social media giant in the country. From a report: Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the director-general of Nigeria's tech agency, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), made this announcement via a statement. He was put in charge, as chairman, of the committee (Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement) set up by the Nigerian government to over...
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54 Amazon gifts teenagers actually want, from a mystical board game to cozy loungewear

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Amazon has an abundance of great gifts for teens, from the "Dune" books to a Kindle to read them on.Amazon Teens are notoriously difficult to shop for, especially when it comes to gifts.  To help ease shopping stress, we put together a list of 54 cool and convenient Amazon gifts.  Still looking for gift ideas? Check out our list of the all-time best products we've ever tested. Teens may be difficult to shop for, but you don't need to sea...
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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.7 trillion company and became one of the world's richest people.

Jeff Bezos inside Amazon's Spheres in 2018.The Washington Post/Getty Images Jeff Bezos began his career as a hedge-funder in New York before leaving to start Amazon. Amazon struggled to turn a profit at first, but these days, it's worth $1.7 trillion. Its share price has hit new highs during the pandemic. Along the way, Bezos has faced antitrust scrutiny, weathered scandals, traveled to space, and become one of the world's richest people. Jeff Bezos' mom, Jackie, was a teen...
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FCC Proposes Stricter Requirements for Reporting Data Breaches

The Federal Communications Commission is the next US regulator hoping to hold companies more accountable for data breaches. From a report: Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has shared a rulemaking proposal that would introduce stricter requirements for data breach reporting. Most notably, the new rules would require notifications for customers affected by "inadvertent" breaches -- companies that leave data exposed would have to be just as communicative as victims of cyberattacks. The requirements w...
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Google's $600 Pixel 6 is the perfect phone for anyone who wants a big screen, premium cameras, and speedy performance for under $1,000

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Antonio Villas-Boas/Insider The Pixel 6 is the biggest and boldest Pixel yet, thanks to a fresh design, upgraded camera, and new processor. At $600, the Pixel 6 is one of the best premium phones you can buy on a budget. But, if you need a 120Hz screen and a telephoto lens, you're better off with Samsung's $700 Galaxy S21 FE. Google Pixel 6 $599...
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Teen Hacker Finds Bug That Lets Him Control 25+ Teslas Remotely

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A young hacker and IT security researcher found a way to remotely interact with more than 25 Tesla electric vehicles in 13 countries, according to a Twitter thread he posted yesterday. David Colombo explained in the thread that the flaw was "not a vulnerability in Tesla's infrastructure. It's the owner's faults." He claimed to be able to disable a car's remote camera system, unlock doors and open windows, and even begin keyless driving. He c...
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Apple Says iOS 15.2 Included No Changes That Would Have Toggled iCloud Private Relay Off

iOS 15.2 did not introduce a bug that turned iCloud Private Relay off for some users, Apple said in a statement that was provided to MacRumors. The statement was in response to a T-Mobile claim that iOS 15.2 had automatically toggled the ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay feature off for some users. iCloud Private Relay is an innovative internet privacy service that allows users with an iCloud+ subscription to connect to the internet and browse with Safari in a more secure and private way. We have rolled P...
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The Equalizer 3 Already Has A Script, And Denzel Washington Is Returning To Star

Great news for anyone who loves movies where Denzel Washington gets to beat the brakes off bad guys (see: everyone), as the third installment of Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" series is said to be on its way with the star returning and a script already written. There's a good chance the film will be the next project for Washington, fresh off the heels of his brilliant performance in "The Tragedy of Macbeth." Washington dropped the news during an interview with Collider, discussing his latest pe...
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Apple will clarify iCloud Private Relay error messages in iOS 15.3

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all not blocking the service. #ios #att #relayerrormessages #tmobile
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Apple reaffirms iCloud Private Relay availability, says no changes were made in iOS 15.2

While carriers suggested that iCloud Private Relay stopped working on devices running iOS 15.2, Apple says the feature is working fine. #icloudprivaterelay #ios152
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iPhone 14 Pro design leak shows bizarre hole-and-pill cutout

As per display chain analyst Ross Young, the iPhone 14 Pro might adopt a design that includes both a circular and a pill-shaped cutout.
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Hands-On With LG's 32-Inch UltraFine OLED Pro Display

LG in December announced the launch of its new 2022 32-inch UltraFine OLED Pro display, and in our latest YouTube video, we went hands-on with it to see how it compares to Apple's Pro Display XDR and whether it might be worth picking up depending on the price point. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Officially named the "32BP95E," the display features a resolution of 3840 x 2160, so it's 4K, and it's OLED with all of the benefits that come with OLED technology. ...
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Sony Is Dealing With PlayStation 5 Shortage by Making More PS4s

Sony will continue producing PlayStation 4 consoles throughout 2022 as it navigates disruptions to the global supply chain that have limited output of its pricier PlayStation 5. Bloomberg reports: The Japanese conglomerate, whose flagship PS5 console has been in scarce supply since its debut in November 2020, told assembly partners late last year that it would continue making its earlier-generation machine through this year, according to people familiar with the matter. While Sony never official...
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How to cancel or delete an alarm on an Android or iPhone

The way to cancel an alarm on an iPhone or Android depends on if you want to cancel the alarm before or after it goes off, or delete it entirely.Shutterstock To cancel an alarm on your iPhone before it goes off, tap the button to the left of it in the Clock app. If you want to cancel an alarm after it has started ringing, the process depends upon whether you've tapped the Snooze button or not.  To cancel your scheduled alarm on an Android, tap "Dismiss" in the Clock app.  Visit Insider...
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