Microsoft confirms some Windows 10 source code has leaked
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A portion of Microsoft’s Windows 10 source code has leaked online this week. Files related to Microsoft’s USB, storage, and Wi-Fi drivers in Windows 10 were posted to Beta Archive this week. Beta Archive is an enthusiast site that tracks Windows releases, and asks members to donate money or contribute something Windows-related if they access a free private FTP full of archived Windows builds. The leaked code was published to Beta Archive’s FTP, and is part of Microsoft's Shared Source Kit.
New Apple Park Drone Video Shows Off Steve Jobs Theater as Lobby Lights Up
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Drone videographer Duncan Sinfield has posted a new video on his YouTube channel today, giving viewers a fresh look at Apple Park as a small number of employees begin settling into the campus and more buildings take shape. It's been nearly two years since Sinfield originally started providing monthly drone footage for what was previously referred to as "Apple Campus 2." Now, Sinfield's late June 2017 update provides a glimpse into Apple's ongoing construction progress at Apple Park, including
Windows 10 source code leak is an embarrassment for Microsoft
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Earlier this week, Beta Archive posted Windows 10 source code related to USB, storage and WiFi drivers on its free FTP site. Now, a spokesperson for Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that this code, from the Shared Source Kit, is genuine.
Obama reportedly ordered implants to be deployed in key Russian networks
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Covert program draws on the NSA, CIA, and US Cyber Command.
Friday 5: Affinity Photo – a must-have photo editing app for iPad Pro owners [Video]
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When Serif’s Ash Hewson took the stage in San Jose during the WWDC 2017 keynote, you just knew that something big was about the be announced. That announcement, which didn’t disappoint, turned out to be Affinity Photo for iPad. The flagship desktop app makes its way to iOS for the first time after initially appearing on Mac and PC. Affinity Photo, like Serif’s other popular desktop app, Affinity Designer, is well-respected photo editing software that can function as an Adobe Ph
Taking screenshots in iOS 11: hands-on with 10+ handy tips [Video]
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It’s no secret that taking screenshots in iOS 11 is now a lot more robust than it’s been in previous versions of iOS. No longer is it just about pressing Home + Sleep; in iOS 11, taking screenshots goes much deeper. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for a look at 10+ handy screenshot tips for iOS 11, including the ability to take them using keyboard shortcuts. more…
Instagram testing a new way to let you share photos with select friends 
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Instagram has been developing a new way to share photos and videos on the social network with select friends, Instagram’s product lead Robby Stein tells The Verge. The new feature lets you select certain friends as Favorites, then new posts can be visible to all followers or just the select group of groups you put together. more…
Making marketing easier with new tools for productivity
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This post originally appeared on the Inside AdWords blog.Mobile continues to raise the bar for marketers - as consumers increasingly reach for their smartphones to get things done, they expect fast and frictionless assistance. And to help them in these moments with more useful and personalized ads, you need scalable, easy-to-use tools that allow you to manage your marketing in smarter ways.This morning at Google Marketing Next, we shared the next generation of AdWords, DoubleClick and Google Ana
Venmo reportedly made physical debit cards for a trial run
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Venmo is reportedly taking a leaf out of other digital payment services' book and making a physical debit card. According to Recode, the PayPal-owned mobile app created to make going Dutch with friends a lot easier has already begun testing a card th...
BlackBerry’s no-phone business model isn’t working out as planned
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Stock falls 13 percent in one day after bad sales numbers.
FCC Grants OneWeb Approval To Launch Over 700 Satellites For 'Space Internet'
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OneWeb has been granted approval from the FCC to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement: "Humans have long sought inspiration from the stars, from the ancient Egyptians orienting the pyramids toward certain stars to the Greeks using constellations to write their mythology. In modern times, we've done the same, with over 1,000 active satellites currently in orbit. Today, the FCC harnesses that inspiration as we seek to make the promis
Increase Revenue with Strategic Audiences in Google Analytics & Google AdWords
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Digital Marketing has changed. Where once marketing experience and wishful thinking about ideal customers drove spend, now it’s becoming easier and even standard practice to use your company’s data to enhance marketing decision making. Marketers drill in on specific user behavior, test landing pages, and obsess over Click Through Rate (CTR) and Return On Ad […] The post Increase Revenue with Strategic Audiences in Google Analytics & Google AdWords appeared first on LunaMetrics.
‘One Day Odyssey’ Mobile Photography & Art Challenge with Liliana Schwitter from Switzerland
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On 30th May 2017, we launched a new Challenge, relevant to all genres of mobile photography and art. A Challenge like no other, as our main requirement is for you to spend at least seven hours, taking or creating mobile ... Read more The post ‘One Day Odyssey’ Mobile Photography & Art Challenge with Liliana Schwitter from Switzerland appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
Google will soon stop scanning your emails to personalize ads in Gmail
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Since Gmail’s launch in 2004, one point of frequent contention was how the free service scanned emails to show tailored ads. Google has today announced that it is ending this personalization practice in Gmail later this year. more…
Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (586) via Instagram
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Here’s day five hundred and eighty six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag ... Read more The post Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (586) via Instagram appeared first on TheAppWhisperer.
The Riley Family, Part III
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That's Mike and Lisa, hanging out at the hospital. Mike's in his awesome cookie monster pajamas and robe...must be nice, right? Oh wait, it's not. You probably remember why he's there, Stage 3 cancer. The joys. In October, we helped to send the entire family to Game 5 of the World Series (Cards lost, thanks Red Sox for ruining their night). In November I started a GoFundMe campaign, to date, with your help, we've raised $10,999. We've paid over 9 thousand dollars to the Riley family (another
2 A/B Testing Lessons Learned from Amazon Video
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It is no secret that Amazon is a data driven organization.
The iPhone hair shirt: The weirdest of takes
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The Macalope has seen a lot of iPhone takes over the last 10 years so it’s rare that he’s surprised by anything. But this one goes from standard to bizarre in 3.2 paragraphs.Writing for the LA Times, Virginia Heffernan presents a hairy argument.“Happy birthday, iPhone: Ten years later, Steve Jobs' creation owns us.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature “Sermon on the Mount” style.To read t
Calibre 3.1 Open-Source Ebook Manager Released with Support for RAR 5.0 Archives
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Last week's major Calibre 3.0 update made a lot of noise among the ebook community with its new support for reading books in-browser on your phone or tablet, and now developer Kovid Goyal announces the first point release to the series. Calibre 3.1 is out, and among the new features is ships with, we can mention support for reading RAR and CBR files compressed using the latest RAR 5.0 archiving format, a new option in the Tag browser to control the spacing between items, and new buttons to the
Raspberry Pi Foundation's Raspbian OS to Soon Be Rebased on Debian 9
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Raspberry Pi Foundation UX engineer Simon Long is reporting on the availability of a new stable update to the project's Debian-based Raspbian operating system for Raspberry Pi and x86 computers. The Raspbian 2017-06-21 images are now available for download, and besides being synced with the upstream Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" repositories to include all the latest security and software updates, they add a couple of big new changes, such as the inclusion of an offline version of Scratch 2.0 and
Explore ancient ruins and solve clever puzzles in After the End: Forsaken Destiny
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These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting a game You Should Play.I wasn’t even looking for new games on the App Store when the trailer for After the End: Forsaken Destiny caught my eye. Despite its clunky, somewhat cliché title, the game immediately piqued my interest with its smooth, perspective-based puzzles, constantly-ev
Difference between Web Analytics and Digital Analytics
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Web Analytics and Digital Analytics are quite often used interchangeably.
Siri: workaround Content Not Available error
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A few weeks ago, a number of people started reporting having trouble with Siri. Phrases like 'Call my wife' or 'Tell my dad' stopped working. Siri knew who those people were but proclaimed 'Uh oh, I don't have a phone number for Jane Isa Doe." and beneath, there's a message: "Content Not Available." I debugged this for over an hour and on a hunch, found a workaround that seems to work for nearly everyone who has tried it. All you have to do is delete the middle name of the person in *your* cont
A Beginner’s Guide To the Mac Dock
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Getting Java client apps to run the way you want
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I sometimes find the Java setup on my various Apple devices to be a mystery. Recently, I was trying to get a Java applet to run in the same way on 2 iMacs and my MacBook Air. The applet is a simple vpn client from Juniper that lets me access a Citrix Desktop from any Mac that I can install the Citrix receiver client on so I can work on 'Company stuff' from a large screen iMac when I'm sat at home or from my MacBook when I'm on the road (it works fine over 3/4G). The first thing is that you hav
Andy Dale's SharePoint Famous Five
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Even after working with SharePoint for over ten years I still find myself learning new things. So in today's blog (yes, I know first one for six months. See Official Apology at the end) I will reveal five tricks that I have recently discovered. Versions of SharePoint come and go, but they don't basically change that much. Ok the way t looks might change and new features are added but behind the scenes it is all still pretty similar. All of these tricks work from 2010 onwards and most of them in
Verse and social at IBM, now at 150K users...MWLUG update
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Last week I had the opportunity to speak at the MWLUG event in Atlanta. It was a very well-run event and a great opportunity to catch up with some friends and colleagues. Unfortunately, I was slotted in a Friday morning time up against some very popular topics (looking at you, Tony Holder!), and onl ...
2 Key Lessons From Facebook’s Video Views Metrics Fiasco
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People have short term memory (or selective memory), when they can’t remember things they will resort to how they think something should be. Recently Facebook was in the hot seat because of this very reason.
SharePoint New Site or New Page
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Which ever version of SharePoint you use the question soon comes up 'Sites or Pages?'. I used to be a 'Sites' man. The main reason being the following; 1. You can add unique navigation (both Quick Launch and Top Nav) 2. You can add unique permissions 3. You can use site templates 4. You use varying Site features As I get older and get involved in more varying SharePoint Projects my view has changed. Perhaps with newer version of SharePoint customising of pages have become easier. Maybe the cle
Is MERGE a bug?
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A few years back I pondered whether DISTINCT was a bug. My premise was that if you are depending on DISTINCT to return a correct result set, something is seriously wrong with your table design. I was reminded of this again recently when I ran across Kent Graziano's post on Better Data Modeling: Are you making these 3 beginner mistakes in your data models?. Specifically: Instead of that, you should be defining a natural, or business, key for every table in your system. A natural key is a an a
10.8: Open a specific browser based on the URL
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Usually I want to open Gmail in Chrome and URLs pointing to my development server in Firefox. For everything else I use Safari. There is this nifty free app called LinCastor that enables you to register your own handler for an URL. Although it had beed designed to register your own non-standard URL schemes, it can intercept standard http and https as well. In LinCastor (which you need to double-click twice to fully open for editing): Add a new URL scheme Choose AppleScript handler Paste
How To Link To Other Slides In A PowerPoint Presentation
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When you’re presenting a PowerPoint presentation, you can use the Backspace key, and the forward and back arrow keys to cycle between slides. The Backspace key lets you go back to the previous slide. These buttons are great if you need to return to a previous slide, or jump ahead to the next one mid-presentation. […]Read How To Link To Other Slides In A PowerPoint Presentation by Fatima Wahab on AddictiveTips - Tech tips to make you smarter
GNOME 3.26 Improves Control Center's Network, Online Accounts & Printers Panels
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Development of the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment continues as planned, and, as we reported earlier this week, the third milestone (GNOME 3.25.3) has been released with various updates and bug fixes across multiple components and apps. GNOME Control Center is an essential part of the GNOME desktop, and the GNOME 3.25.3 development release adds quite a bunch of improvements enhancing the Network, Online Accounts, Printers, and Region & Language panels. While many of these improvements are mostly
iPad Pro vs. iPad mini 4 vs. iPad: Which one should you buy?
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Update 6-22-2017: This article has been updated to include information about the new 2017 iPad, as well as the upgrades to the iPad Pro line.So you’re in the market for a new iPad. Excellent choice—I couldn’t live without mine. It’s my companion when I’m catching up on news and email in the morning over tea, reading a comic book in the evening to unwind, or watching a movie while traveling on a plane.But these days, picking an iPad can be tricky. Apple currently sells four different models of
Canonical Releases Snapcraft 2.32 to Support ROS Lunar in the Catkin Plugin
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Canonical's Kyle Fazzari released today a new maintenance update of the Snapcraft tool that lets application developers package their apps as Snaps for distribution across multiple Linux-based operating systems that support the Snappy technologies. Coming only 11 days after the Snapcraft 2.31 release that implemented support for resuming Snap downloads when building classic Snaps, better build-packages asset tracking, support for cross-compiling Go parts, and entire support for building an enti
IBM Verse for IBMers, target achieved, finish line in sight at Connect 2016
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It has only been eight months since we announced the rollout of IBM Verse inside IBM. In that time we have exceeded our initial target - over 416,000 mailboxes were moved to IBM Verse and cloud email in 2015. About 40,000 IBMers remain in queue. We expect to complete that group in January, 2016. Whi ...
Older browser behavior changes in Google search
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As of August 29, 2014, Google has decided to intentionally break old browsers. They say it's not a bug, it's by design here, even though Google's support page says it accepts Safari 4 as a fully supported browser. If you want Google searches to go back to the modern style, you need to change your User-Agent string. For Safari, enable the Develop Window and use an option in there that works. Internet Explorer 9 (Windows) works, for example. [crarko adds: I don't have an older system active at