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How to enable YouTube Picture in Picture on your iPhone

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 13:30

The YouTube app for iOS now officially supports Picture in Picture mode for US users. If you're in another region, then you can use the good old Safari method outlined in this tutorial.
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Kickstarter CEO: Let's Try a 4-Day Work Week

Slashdot - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 13:28
Kickstarter announced Tuesday that it plans to experiment with a four-day work week in an effort to offer workers more flexibility and additional time to spend on creative pursuits. From a report: Lots of tech companies are planning to offer flexibility around where employees work post-pandemic. Now some companies are also rethinking when people work. Kickstarter plans next year to test a four-day work week with some or all of its employees, though details of that remain to be figured out, including whether all workers will have the same schedule. Dating app Bumble, meanwhile, says it's giving all employees this week off to allow a much-needed break. Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan told Axios that he had toyed with the notion of a four-day week in the past, but was motivated by the pandemic to actually give it a try. "What we've been all living through the last 18 months, you feel this compression on your professional life, your personal life," Hasan said. The idea of a four-day work week wasn't spurred by the company's ongoing collective bargaining negotiations, Hasan said. He added that the company's newly formed union has been supportive of the idea.

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Notability optimized for M1 Macs with up to 50% faster performance

9to5Mac - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 13:24

Ginger Labs, the developer of note-taking app Notability, announced today that the app now runs natively on M1 Macs. Using Apple’s Catalyst technology, the application runs 50% faster on these new Macs.

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Beta regrets? Here’s how to downgrade from iOS 15 to iOS 14

9to5Mac - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 13:18

Been testing out the new iPhone and iPad betas? If, for whatever reason, you’re ready to head back to the stable releases, read along for all the details on how to downgrade from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14.

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Facet.space — A new space for remixable pro image editing

Hacker News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 13:06

Article URL: https://facet.space

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27606929

Points: 20

# Comments: 4

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Launch HN: Alpas (YC W21) – Software to find suppliers for industrial parts

Hacker News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 13:02

Hi HN, we are Nils, Isabel, and Chris - the founders of Alpas (https://alpas.ai/). We make it fast and easy for medium to large size manufacturers to find suppliers for industrial parts.

Why does this matter? Buyers at manufacturing companies face high pressure to cut costs. Supplier sourcing is still very manual and takes up to 45% of a buyer's time. Due to the lack of research time, buyers rarely close deals at optimal conditions. Recently, Covid-19 and material shortages have further accelerated the need for more transparent supply chains.

Isabel came across this problem during her work as an investment analyst. She realized that optimizing procurement – the buying of goods and services – is one of the most important ways for industrial firms to save costs: more than 50% of revenue is spent on COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) [1] and sourcing is reported to be the biggest value-driver in procurement [2]. As an investment analyst she was used to a much higher level of data transparency that is available from tools such as Bloomberg or CapitalIQ. Inspired by this, we set out to build a similar experience for buyers at manufacturers.

After talking to lots of buyers, we found out just how manual current sourcing processes still are: managing existing suppliers in spreadsheets, web research to find new suppliers, calling and visiting suppliers on the ground. Most buyers simply don’t have the time to do a thorough supplier discovery, let alone gather all key information about them to make informed decisions.

Solving this problem requires gathering and analyzing supplier and supply chain data from many sources. Building such a tool represents a massive data challenge: gathering, structuring, and indexing 10B+ parameters of 10M+ suppliers worldwide from 500+ data sources. Our two biggest technical challenges are a) providing a standardized mapping of the supplier’s product portfolios and b) continuously tapping into new data sources which need to be incorporated into our existing pipelines. We use NLP models to extract specific keywords in order to create a list of potential supplier candidates. We match the suppliers to various sources using NER, which allows us to filter down candidates based on specific parameters. The result is a final supplier list with detailed information on company facts, products, financials, and much more.

Based on this data, we run sourcing projects with our customers, which means finding suppliers for a specific product and region. Since our launch in January, we have been able to win several Fortune 500 companies, including BASF and ABB, as customers. Using our software, our customers have been able to reduce time and procurement spend significantly. On a recent sourcing project, we helped ABB find new suppliers for a custom lens made out of a special material and even suggested additional suppliers for a different material with similar properties. For this project, we saved ABB 40% in procurement spend and 3 weeks of manual work.

Our sales process begins with a demo exploring our tool with a subset of the customer's existing suppliers. Customers usually continue with a paid pilot - one sourcing project in a certain region. In order to access their data going forward and book more sourcing projects, customers enter into a yearly SaaS contract. Based on our current pricing, we estimate our addressable market to be at $15.8 B.

You can visit our HN-trial signup page (https://alpas.ai/hn-trial-signup) to create a 48-hours trial account for our software with a demo sourcing project. Please note that we usually do a guided onboarding process with our customers and thus have not optimized our software to be self-serve.

We will gladly answer your questions and are excited to hear your thoughts, ideas, and feedback!

[1] http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~adamodar/New_Home_Page/datafile/... and https://www.readyratios.com/sec/ratio/gross-margin/

[2] https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/consumer-packaged-goods/...

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27606860

Points: 25

# Comments: 10

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New GitHub Issues Beta

Hacker News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:50

Article URL: https://github.com/features/issues

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27606657

Points: 230

# Comments: 114

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South African Brothers Vanish, and So Does $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin

Slashdot - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:44
A pair of South African brothers have vanished, along with Bitcoin worth $3.6 billion from their cryptocurrency investment platform. From a report: A Cape Town law firm hired by investors says they can't locate the brothers and has reported the matter to the Hawks, an elite unit of the national police force. It's also told crypto exchanges across the globe should any attempt be made to convert the digital coins. Following a surge in Bitcoin's value in the past year, the disappearance of about 69,000 coins -- worth more than $4 billion at their April peak -- would represent the biggest-ever dollar loss in a cryptocurrency scam. The incident could spur regulators' efforts to impose order on the market amid rising cases of fraud. The first signs of trouble came in April, as Bitcoin was rocketing to a record. Africrypt Chief Operating Officer Ameer Cajee, the elder brother, informed clients that the company was the victim of a hack. He asked them not to report the incident to lawyers and authorities, as it would slow down the recovery process of the missing funds. Some skeptical investors roped in the law firm, Hanekom Attorneys, and a separate group started liquidation proceedings against Africrypt. "We were immediately suspicious as the announcement implored investors not to take legal action," Hanekom Attorneys said in response to emailed questions. "Africrypt employees lost access to the back-end platforms seven days before the alleged hack." The firm's investigation found Africrypt's pooled funds were transferred from its South African accounts and client wallets, and the coins went through tumblers and mixers -- or to other large pools of bitcoin -- to make them essentially untraceable.

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Apple may adopt under screen Touch ID in some 2022 iPhone models

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:36

A gold iPhone 12 Pro Max laid face down on a wooden table

The 2022 iPhone lineup is expected to adopt under screen Touch ID in some models.
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Alias-Free GAN

Hacker News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:26
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Apple TV+ shares official trailer for upcoming docuseries ‘Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson’

iDownloadBlog - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:16

The upcoming docuseries "Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson" will premiere July 30, 2021, on Apple TV+.
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Kuo predicts strong iPhone 13 shipments due to Huawei ban and tempting feature upgrades

9to5Mac - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:13

In a note shared today with investors, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts strong iPhone 13 shipments due to the Huawei ban and tempting feature upgrades. Kuo believes in stronger iPhone sales not only for 2021 as well as 2022.

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Radio Waves From Earth Have Reached Dozens of Stars

Slashdot - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:06
For billions of years, Earth has been playing a cosmic game of hide-and-seek. New research published today in Nature posits that roughly 1,700 stars are in the right position to have spotted life on Earth as early as 5,000 years ago. From a report: These stars, within 100 parsecs (or about 326 light-years) of the sun, were found using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the European Space Agency's Gaia mission. And with thousands of exoplanets already found orbiting other stars in our universe, could we have already seen life on other planets come and go? Might they have seen us? "The universe is dynamic," says Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell, and lead author of the study. "Stars move, we move. First the Earth moves around the sun, but the sun moves around the center of our galaxy." About 70% of exoplanets are found using the transit method: when a planet passes between a star and an observer, the star dims enough to confirm the presence of a previously unseen celestial body. Kaltenegger and coauthor Jackie Faherty of the American Museum of Natural History compiled a list of stars that either will see or already have seen Earth transit in their lifetimes. Of these, they found seven stars with orbiting exoplanets that could potentially be habitable. Statistically, one out of four stars has a planet that exists in the "Goldilocks zone" -- not too hot, not too cold, and just far away from a star to support life. But how do we determine whether faraway exoplanets meet these criteria? When transiting exoplanets block stellar light, part of that light filters through the atmosphere. Energy and light interact with the molecules and atoms of that planet, and by the time that light reaches an astronomer's telescope, scientists can determine whether it has interacted with chemicals like oxygen or methane. A combination of those two, Kaltenegger says, is the fingerprint for life.

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