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Gallery: Apple decorates Mount Vernon Square to celebrate D.C.’s new Carnegie Library store

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:12

Following an official grand opening announcement this morning, Apple has begun promoting its landmark new store in Washington, D.C.’s historic Carnegie Library. Overnight, Apple logos were uncovered and the carefully restored building in the center of Mount Vernon Square was decorated with signage announcing the May 11th opening of both Apple’s global flagship site and the DC History Center.

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Mysterious Hacker Has Been Selling Windows 0-Days To APT Groups For Three Years

Slashdot - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:00
For the past three years, a mysterious hacker has been selling Windows zero-days to at least three cyber-espionage groups, as well as cyber-crime gangs, researchers from Kaspersky Lab have told ZDNet. From a report: The hacker's activity reinforces recent assessments that some government-backed cyber-espionage groups -- also known as APTs (advanced persistent threats) -- will regularly buy zero-day exploits from third-party entities, besides developing their own in-house tools. APT groups believed to be operating out of Russia and the Middle East have often been spotted using zero-days developed by real-world companies that act as sellers of surveillance software and exploit brokers for government agencies. However, Kaspersky's recent revelations show that APT groups won't shy away from dipping their toes in the underground hacking scene to acquire exploits initially developed by lone hackers for cyber-crime groups, if ever necessary.

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Apple hits $1 trillion market cap once again following better-than-expected earnings results, stock up 6%

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:44

Apple stock ($AAPL) has once again crossed the $1 trillion market cap level as its shares rose 6% in early trading following its Q2 quarterly earnings call.

AAPL stock is currently priced at $212.68, with a market cap of approximately $1,003,000,000,000. The company stock closed at around $200 yesterday but rocketed upwards in the wake of Apple reporting its financial results for the financial quarter just gone.

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Poll: What should happen to our digital legacy?

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:36

A study has raised an interesting question: what should happen to our digital legacy: the data we leave behind after we die?

The question was prompted by the calculation that, before the end of the century, Facebook will have more dead users than living ones …

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NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure

Slashdot - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:00
A metals manufacturer faked test results and provided faulty materials to NASA, causing more than $700 million in losses and two failed satellite launch missions, according to an investigation by the U.S. space agency. From a report: The fraud involved an Oregon company called Sapa Profiles, which falsified thousands of certifications for aluminum parts over 19 years for hundreds of customers, including NASA. The bad parts were used in the making of Taurus XL, a rocket that was supposed to deliver satellites studying the Earth's climate during missions carried out in 2009 and 2011. The launch vehicle's fairing, a clamshell structure that carries the satellite as it travels through the atmosphere, didn't fully open, causing the unsuccessful launch, according to a statement from NASA.

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Eric Schmidt, who provided adult supervision to Google’s young founders, is leaving Alphabet’s board

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 09:55

He was also Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011 and served as its Executive Chairman from 2011 to 2018. The tech world will remember him for his awkward Creepy Line comment.
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9to5Mac Daily: May 1, 2019 — AAPL earnings

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 09:40

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ACLU claims US border officials are abusing powers to search smartphones and laptops

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 09:38

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) claims that US border officials are abusing the powers granted to them to search smartphones and laptops.

The ACLU was granted the right to review records and interview officials in order to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of eleven clients whose phones and laptops were searched when returning to the USA. Ten of the clients are US citizens, while the other has permanent resident status …

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Moment Pro Camera app for iOS gains advanced features with zebra stripes and focus peaking

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 09:00

Moment, maker of mobile photography/videography hardware and software, has released an update to its Pro Camera iOS app. The two major new features arriving for iPhone are focus peaking and zebra stripes for exposure.

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Watch, AirPods, HomePod, and accessories now worth as much to Apple as the iPad

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 08:42

Jason Snell has created his usual pretty charts bringing Apple’s financials to life after yesterday’s earnings report, and John Gruber makes an interesting observation …

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Where to find the default desktop wallpapers on Mac

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 08:30

Desktop Wallpapers on Mac

Are you looking for the location of the default desktop wallpapers on Mac? You can find those beautiful images easily and we’ll show you how.
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HomeList ports watchOS’ List View-based Home screen to iOS

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 08:00

With HomeList, all of your Home screen's app icons become easier to access by way of an Apple Watch-inspired launcher.
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Julian Assange Gets Almost a Year in UK Prison For Skipping Bail

Slashdot - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 08:00
Julian Assange has been sentenced to just under a year in a UK prison on Wednesday after he was found guilty of violating his bail conditions when he entered Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden in 2012. From a report: "You had a choice and the course of action you chose was to commit an offense," Judge Deborah Taylor said. "You've not surrendered willingly ... you would not have come voluntarily before the court," she added, before handing down an "imprisonment of 50 weeks." Assange was wanted in Sweden for questioning over sexual assault and rape allegations. He faces a separate hearing on possible extradition to the United States over a computer hacking conspiracy charge on Thursday. Charges relating to his bail were formally laid at Westminster Magistrates' Court on April 11, hours after the 47-year-old's nearly seven-year sanctuary within Ecuador's central London embassy came to an abrupt and dramatic end.

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Comment: Five reasons AAPL has climbed sharply in pre-market trading, pushing close to $1T again

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:54

Wall Street was happy with Apple’s earnings report yesterday, despite it revealing a steep fall in revenue from iPhone sales. Pre-market trading shows AAPL at $211 at the time of writing, more than 5% up on yesterday’s close. That sees the stock heading back toward a trillion dollar market cap again.

iPhone sales were down 17% year-on-year in revenue terms. But there are five reasons why the market was happy by what it saw and heard yesterday …

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WiCellSwitcher helps your iPhone conserve battery and reduce data usage

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:30

Why keep your cellular radio turned on when you're connected to a Wi-Fi network? This new jailbreak tweak manages your internet connections automatically to maximize battery life and mitigate data usage.
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Apple will debut Washington, D.C.’s restored Carnegie Library on May 11th

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:26

Washington, D.C.’s historic Carnegie Library has a new lease on life. Following painstaking months of restoration and renovation, Apple and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. will reopen the building’s doors on May 11th at 10:00 A.M. The restored library will house Apple’s second store in D.C. as well as the Kiplinger Research Library and historical society exhibit space.

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Travel in style with this waterproof, sleek commuter bag

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:00

This Urban 21 Commuter Bag allows you to commute and travel in unparalleled style by offering everything from a waterproof exterior to supreme organization, and it’s currently available for over 20% off at just $185.
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Apple Pay Netherlands: Dutch bank ING confirms it’s ‘coming soon’

9to5Mac - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 06:57

Dutch bank ING has confirmed that Apple Pay is coming to the Netherlands ‘soon.’ The announcement was made on the company’s website.

Coming soon. Yes! ING is introducing Apple Pay.

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