Daily Archives: April 11, 2018

Apple starting to alert users that it will end 32-bit app support on the Mac

Tomorrow at midnight PT, Apple will begin issuing an alert box when you open a 32-bit app in MacOS 10.13.4. It’s a one-time (per app) alert, designed to help MacOS make the full transition to 64-bit. At some unspecified time in the future, the operating system will end its support for 32-bit technology… meaning those apps that haven’t been updated ...

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Trump’s pick for State Secretary Pompeo says no more soft policy toward Russia

CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a “soft policy” toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue. “Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. That’s now over. The list ...

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Zuckerberg won’t give a straight answer on data downloads

What does Facebook know about you? Clearly a whole lot more than it’s comfortable letting on. Today, during testimony in front of the House Energy & Commerce committee, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was pressed by congressman Jerry McNerney on whether Facebook lets users download all their information — and he ended up appearing to contract its own cookies policy, which — if ...

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School district to arm teachers with mini baseball bats

In the wake of America’s latest deadly school shooting, one district in Pennsylvania has come up with a novel way to ward off would-be killers by arming teachers with mini baseball bats. The Millcreek School District in the northwest of the Keystone state has spent $ 1,800 to purchase the bats, according to local media reports. Some 500 teachers received ...

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Twitter replaces its gun emoji with a water gun

Twitter has now followed Apple’s lead in changing its pistol emoji to a harmless, bright green water gun. And in doing so, the company that has struggled to handle the abuse, hate speech and harassment taking place across its platform, has removed one of the means for online abusers to troll their victims. The change is one of several rolling ...

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US blames 'bad actor' Russia for Douma 'chemical attack,' no timetable for response – White House

The White House has refused to clarify if Donald Trump’s belligerent tweets signal a planned strike on Syria, but insisted that Moscow is responsible for last week’s alleged chemical attack, as it failed to rein in Bashar Assad. Asked to respond to Moscow’s claims that the “civil defense” group White Helmets, which has links to Syrian rebels, were behind the ...

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Google Sheets gets macros

Google is launching a major update to Google Sheets today that’ll make the life of spreadsheet jockeys just a little bit easier — and may just make the switch from Microsoft Excel a bit more tempting for some. That’s because with this update, Sheets users can now finally record macros. That’s a feature that has long been part of virtually ...

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‘Bipolar’ Trump? Twitter stumped after confusing stance on Syria

President Donald Trump’s Twitter page can be an alarming and confusing place at the best of times. His latest instance of indecision over war or world peace has sparked questions about his mental health, however. The president began his morning on Wednesday by warning Russia to “get ready” for “nice and new and ‘smart’” missiles that would soon be fired ...

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GIF search is coming to LinkedIn messaging through Google’s GIF engine Tenor

Tenor is now going to exclusively power GIF searches in LinkedIn messaging after Google a few weeks ago, adding yet another service to its already pretty large portfolio of messaging platforms. Tenor has long positioned itself as a GIF search tool working across a number of different platforms, ranging from its own keyboard to Facebook Messenger. As such, it wasn’t ...

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Kuwait Airways suspends flights to Lebanon over ‘serious’ threats to security

Kuwait Airways, the country’s national carrier, has announced it will cease all flights to Beirut starting Thursday. The decision was made in light of a security warning that came from the Cyprus government, it said. The company announced on Twitter that it made a decision to stop all flights bound for Lebanon “on the basis of serious security warnings,” adding ...

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