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HPE, Intel and Linux Foundation Team Up For Open Source Software for 5G Core

Slashdot - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:49
HPE announced on Tuesday it's working with Intel and the Linux Foundation on a new open source software project to help automate the roll out of 5G across multiple sites. From a report: The new partnership, which will be under the Linux Foundation umbrella, is called the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management Framework. The partnership represents HPE's move into the 5G core network space as it branches out from its enterprise roots. Other partners for the open source project include AMI, Apstra, IBM's Red Hat, Tech Mahindra and World Wide Technology. HPE will also introduce an enterprise offering, the HPE Open Distributed Infrastructure Management Resource Aggregator.

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Apple updates iWork for Mac with iCloud Drive folder sharing, new themes, and more

9to5Mac - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:05

Apple is rolling out a round of updates today to the iWork collection of apps for Mac. These updates bring iCloud Drive folder sharing support and much more to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for macOS.

Update: Apple is also now rolling out updates to Keynote, Pages, and Numbers for iOS and iPadOS with these features as well as support for the upcoming Magic Keyboard.

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iOS 13.4.5 beta code corroborates a new iPhone model with Touch ID, Express Card, and future CarKey support

9to5Mac - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:04

We’ve heard a lot about the new iPhone 9, which could be announced in the near future according to rumors. 9to5Mac found references to the new entry-level iPhone model in iOS 14 code, and now we can corroborate that information with the iOS 13.4.5 beta firmware released today for developers.

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Zoom is Leaking Peoples' Email Addresses and Photos To Strangers

Slashdot - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:01
Popular video-conferencing Zoom is leaking personal information of at least thousands of users, including their email address and photo, and giving strangers the ability to attempt to start a video call with them through Zoom. From a report: The issue lies in Zoom's "Company Directory" setting, which automatically adds other people to a user's lists of contacts if they signed up with an email address that shares the same domain. This can make it easier to find a specific colleague to call when the domain belongs to an individual company. But multiple Zoom users say they signed up with personal email addresses, and Zoom pooled them together with thousands of other people as if they all worked for the same company, exposing their personal information to one another.

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Review: This adapter turns standard CarPlay into Wireless CarPlay, and somehow it actually works

9to5Mac - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:54

A few years ago my wife and I purchased two new Hondas. My Civic came with Apple CarPlay, but her HR-V had a basic entertainment system. We were both used to driving with CarPlay by then, so we upgraded her system with an Alpine unit with Wireless CarPlay. I really wanted Wireless CarPlay, but replacing my entertainment system was too disruptive.

Now there’s a solution for turning standard CarPlay into Wireless CarPlay, at least for some models, and it actually works!

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Apple Maps teams up with AR startup Dent Reality to boost indoor navigation

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:37

Apple has teamed up with AR startup Dent Reality to help bolster its indoor navigation efforts in Apple Maps.
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C.D.C. Weighs Advising Everyone To Wear a Mask

Slashdot - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:30
Widespread use of nonmedical masks could reduce community transmission. But recommending their broad use could also cause a run on the kind of masks that health care workers desperately need. From a report: Should healthy people be wearing masks when they're outside to protect themselves and others? Both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have repeatedly said that ordinary citizens do not need to wear masks unless they are sick and coughing. And as health care workers around the world face shortages of N95 masks and protective gear, public health officials have warned people not to hoard masks. But those official guidelines may be shifting. On Monday during the coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump was asked whether Americans should wear nonmedical masks. "That's certainly something we could discuss," he said. "It could be something like that for a limited period of time." Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the C.D.C., confirmed in an interview with National Public Radio on Monday that the agency was reviewing its guidelines on who should wear masks. Citing new data that shows high rates of transmission from people who are infected but show no symptoms, he said the guidance on mask wearing was "being critically re-reviewed, to see if there's potential additional value for individuals that are infected or individuals that may be asymptomatically infected." The coronavirus is probably three times as infectious as the flu, Dr. Redfield said.

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iTunes movie deals: The Hateful Eight and Tommy Boy under $5, comedy bundles starting at $10, Uncut Gems $10, and more

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:13

Apple on Tuesday updated its iTunes Store with new deals on movies and other content. This week, Apple has discounted a number of great movies down to $5 including Tommy Boy, Warrior, The Hateful Eight and Lawless. There are also several comedy bundles to choose from starting at $10, and the just-released Uncut Gems for $10. Check out our full roundup below.
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Apple offering work-from-home support opportunities to some Apple Store employees

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:59

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Apple is offering some of its Apple Store employees to take on work-from-home opportunities, including sales and technical support roles.
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Linux Mint 20 is 64-bit Only, Based on Ubuntu 20.04, and Named 'Ulyana'

Slashdot - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:50
An anonymous reader shares a report: Today, we learn some new details about the upcoming Linux Mint 20. While most of the newly revealed information is positive, there is one thing that is sure to upset many Linux Mint users. First things first, Linux Mint 20 will be based on the upcoming Ubuntu 20.04. This shouldn't come as a surprise, as Mint only uses Long Term Support versions of Ubuntu, and 20.04 will be an LTS. We also now know the name of Linux Mint 20. The Mint team always uses female names, and this time they chose "Ulyana." This is apparently a Russian name meaning "youthful." So far, all of the news is positive, so what exactly will upset some users? The Linux Mint developers are finally dropping 32-bit support and will only produce 64-bit ISOs.

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iOS 13.4.5 beta adds the option to share songs from Apple Music to Instagram Stories

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:31

With iOS 13.4.5, Apple Music will support sharing songs directly to Instagram Stories.
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iOS 13.4.5 beta includes new option to share songs from Apple Music on Instagram Stories

9to5Mac - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:11

Apple has just released the first beta version of iOS 13.4.5 (yes, you read it right) for developers, and although we are still looking for major changes, there’s an interesting new feature for Apple Music subscribers. Users can now share the music they’re listening to on Instagram and Facebook Stories, something that was only possible before using third-party tools.

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Apple Acquires Dark Sky App To Boost Weather Data on iPhones

Slashdot - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:11
Apple acquired popular mobile weather service Dark Sky to help bolster the Weather applications on its devices. From a report: The service, which has existed on the web and on iPhone and Android platforms, stood out from the competition by offering more specific data and notifications such as when it is about to rain. Dark Sky announced the deal on its website, saying "we're thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone." The companies didn't specify the price of the deal. Apple has included a Weather app on its devices since the first iPhone and currently gets its data from The Weather Channel. It could use this purchase to revamp its Weather app.

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9to5Mac Daily: March 31, 2020 – iPhone 9 rumors, watchOS 7 kids mode

9to5Mac - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:43

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

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Apple acquires the popular weather app Dark Sky

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:43

The developers behind the popular weather app Dark Sky have announced the app has been acquired by Apple.
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5 iPhone Shortcuts to help you around the house

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:30

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Interested in some shortcuts to help you around the house? This list gives you a helping hand for making sure that you get things done.
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Apple seeds first betas of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, and macOS Catalina 10.15.5 to developers

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:28

Apple has seeded the first developer beta of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, tvOS 13.4.5, and macOS Catalina 10.15.5.
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Apple purchases hyperlocal weather app Dark Sky, ending API and killing Android apps

9to5Mac - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:26

In a big move to improve its weather app, Apple has purchased the highly popular iOS app Dark Sky. Along with the acquisition comes the end of Dark Sky for Android as well as an end to the API that’s used by popular apps like Carrot Weather, and more.

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SiriusXM is Free Through May 15 To Help With Coronavirus Isolation Boredom

Slashdot - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:25
Satellite radio giant SiriusXM announced today it's made its 300-plus channel streaming service available for free in North America starting today through May 15.

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Apple Configurator 2 update brings support for restoring 2019 Mac Pro firmware, VPN improvements, more

9to5Mac - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:19

Apple Configurator 2 is a tool created by Apple to simplify the setup and deployment of multiple iOS devices in businesses and schools. The app was today updated to version 2.12, which brought support for restoring the 2019 Mac Pro firmware, in addition to new features for VPN networks and more.

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