Tuesday , 24 October 2017

Category Archives: Mac

Stevie Wonder’s vision restored, O.J. Simpson’s hookers, and Hugh Hefner didn’t have to die, in this week’s tabloids

Stevie Wonder can see again, the Las Vegas killer joined a cult before the massacre, and Tom Petty could have been saved, according to this week’s fact-distanced tabloids. How wrong can the tabloids get? Having killed off country music star Loretta Lynn months ago, the Globe now reports “Loretta Lynn is back from dead!” Less than five months after a supposedly fatal ... Read More »

Zuckerberg sets a giant goal for virtual reality, but without a timeline

That’s about 13 percent of the world’s population. Zuckerberg threw out that goal as he opened the Oculus developers conference on Wednesday. He talked about using virtual reality to create jobs for people who live in areas where there is less economic opportunity than areas such as San Francisco, because being virtually present would, in theory, eliminate the need for ... Read More »

The Google Drive app for PC and Mac is being shut down in March

The aging Google Drive app for desktop is officially deprecated as of today, Google announced in a blog post. Support will be cut off on December 11th and the app will shut down completely on March 12th, 2018. Users who are still running the Drive app will start seeing notifications in October that it’s “going away,” and the company will steer ... Read More »

VR company Upload settles sexual harassment lawsuit

San Francisco-based virtual reality startup UploadVR, which is now going by Upload, settled a sexual harassment and wrongful termination lawsuit yesterday with its former employee. Anonymous sources told TechCrunch that the lawsuit ended, which Upload later confirmed in a statement. No further details about the settlement were provided. The lawsuit was filed this past May in California by Elizabeth Scott, formerly the director of digital and ... Read More »

This Is How Cats Conquered The World And Became Our Feline Overlords

In modern-day society, we value cats for their grumpiness, the way they resent everything we try to do for them, and the fact they only want our attention when we’ve finally fallen asleep. But in ancient society, cats couldn’t rely on their charming personalities to win favour with humans, and instead had to follow a long road to becoming the domesticated fluffers ... Read More »

This might just be the politest computer hack ever

According to newspaper coverage and stock photo libraries (see above), hackers are shadowy, often hooded, are probably sat in the dark for some reason and are almost always in weirdly close proximity to one of those weird green Matrix computers that nobody actually owns. They’re not often depicted as kind-hearted good samaritans. But if this billboard hack at the Liverpool One shopping ... Read More »

You’ve been charging your phone completely wrong – here’s how to do it right

I do a number of things before I go to bed – I clean my teeth, I get a glass of water, I plug my phone in to charge overnight and I shake some holy water in each corner of my room to protect me from the night screamers. Simple, everyday stuff. But it turns out I am doing one of ... Read More »

Twitter debuts a Lite version for emerging markets

Twitter launched Thursday a “Lite” version of its service that runs from the browser on a smartphone, in a bid to attract customers in emerging markets who have flaky Internet connections or are wary of spending too much on data. The micro-blogging service said Lite is designed as a Progressive Web App in collaboration with Google and is available at ... Read More »

5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis

It never stops, does it? The latest corporate scandal — the violent removal of a passenger from a United Airlines plane to make room for a crew member — may have been initially caused by a series of bad decisions by the airline, but was made even worse by United’s actions and online statements when videos of the incident went ... Read More »

How to customize the MacBook Pro Touch Bar, add shortcuts, hide Control Strip, remove Siri button, more

The 2016 MacBook Pro adds a new way of using macOS with the addition of the Touch Bar, featuring dynamic touch controls, sliders and buttons, close to your fingers next to the row of static keys. Depending on the app, the Touch Bar changes context and shows relevant buttons for what you are doing. You can also take this one step further and change what the Touch ... Read More »

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