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Apple Podcasts now hosts more than 555,000 active shows

Beyond Watch compatibility, podcasting didn’t get a lot of love as Apple blew through announcements at a frenetic pace during its two-hour-plus keynote yesterday. This week, however, the company has announced a few new download milestones and offered a bit more insight into its recently introduced Podcast Analytics offering. iTunes currently hosts north of 550,000 active shows, a bump from ...

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Udacity and Google launch free career courses for interview prep, resume writing and more

Udacity today announced a new partnership with Google that will make a number of career courses freely available to recent graduates and mid-career professionals. The free career courses, which mark a first for Udacity, will focus on helping employees improve their chances of getting a job, no matter whether that’s a first job or we are talking about a mid-career ...

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‘Trending’ no more: Facebook removing controversial news feature

Facebook is abandoning its Trending news feature, which has been dogged by controversy over editorial bias against conservatives and accusations that it promoted “fake news” during the 2016 US presidential election. “We introduced Trending in 2014 as a way to help people discover news topics that were popular across the Facebook community,” Alex Hardiman, Facebook’s head of news products, wrote ...

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More Russian cities to have direct flight connections with Crimea

Crimea’s reintegration with Russia continues as more cities are starting direct flights to the Black Sea peninsula. Nordavia airline is launching flights between Crimea’s capital Simferopol to Nizhnekamsk in Tatarstan, Ivanovo and Belgorod, which is not far from the Ukrainian border. The airline will use Boeing 737-500 aircraft with a capacity of up to 135 passengers. The flights became possible ...

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Apple is releasing iOS 11.4 with support for Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 and more

Apple this afternoon will officially release the latest version of its iOS software for your iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.4, which at last adds support for Messages in iCloud, along with other new features, including most notably, AirPlay 2 and an update that allows two HomePod speakers to work together as a stereo pair. Messages in iCloud was first announced ...

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Hurricane Maria killed 70 times more Puerto Ricans than estimated – study

The official death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria stands at 64, but researchers at Harvard University estimate the real figure is more than 4,600. Around a third of those deaths are believed to derive from  a lack of medical care arising from power outages and broken infrastructure, according to the new study. READ MORE: EPA warns Puerto Rico ...

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Russia seeks to more than double trade with China by 2020

Moscow is interested in boosting trade ties with Beijing by more than 100 percent in the short-term. “China, as you well know, has firmly established itself as the leading trade and economic partner of Russia, and I believe that bringing bilateral trade to $ 200 billion by 2020 is quite feasible,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov said on Tuesday ...

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US national security requests to Apple more than doubled, transparency report reveals

Apple has been bombarded with requests from the US government for access to their user data, and the rate is soaring, the company revealed in its biannual report. More than twice as many requests were filed in the second half in 2017 than the same period the previous year. In its ‘Report on Government and Private Party Requests for Customer ...

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Ramadan ad featuring Trump, Putin, Kim and more goes viral (VIDEO)

An ad by Kuwaiti mobile phone operator Zain, in which a young Muslim boy calls on world leaders to address crises in the Arab world, has gone viral. It concludes with the declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine. In the video clip, released on May 17, a young boy addresses lookalikes of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, ...

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Checking Pompeo's Iran ultimatum: Who did more to turn Syria into terror-exporting 'kill zone'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blamed Iran for “perpetuating” the 7-year Syrian war, causing a refugee crisis and provoking terrorist attacks in Europe, by supporting the “murderous Assad regime.” Is he correct? The accusations came as part of Pompeo’s 12-point ultimatum to the Islamic Republic delivered on Monday, in which the newly-appointed official slammed its “financing of terror” ...

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