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Last updated: 2024/05/18, 16:14:45 UTC (updates every 4 hours)

A profile of Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters, who led the company's successful crackdown on password sharing and is now pushing a focus on live programming (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-05-18 11:20:13-04:00

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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
A profile of Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters, who led the company's successful crackdown on password sharing and is now pushing a focus on live programming  —  Now all he's got to figure out is live programming, sports, gaming, pricing and, oh, advertising.  —  In mid-February, Greg Peters …



How bots monopolizing DeviantArt's promotional and revenue apparatuses and the platform's unwillingness to address the issue are driving artists to abandon it (Nitish Pahwa/Slate)

Published: 2024-05-18 09:55:03-04:00

Summary:

Nitish Pahwa / Slate:
How bots monopolizing DeviantArt's promotional and revenue apparatuses and the platform's unwillingness to address the issue are driving artists to abandon it  —  Once a vibrant platform for artists, DeviantArt is now buckling under the weight of bots and greed—and spurning the creative community that made it great.



iFixit Shares 13-Inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil Pro Teardown Video

Published: 2024-05-18 06:31:48-07:00

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The popular repair website iFixit today shared a video with teardowns of the new 13-inch iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil Pro. The website praised the inclusion of adhesive pull tabs for the battery cells in the new iPad Pro, as they make repairs easier.


We already shared another iPad Pro teardown video, so the look inside the Apple Pencil Pro is the novel aspect here. Key hardware changes introduced with the Apple Pencil Pro include a gyroscope that allows you to rotate the accessory for precise control of shaped pen and brush tools, and a haptic engine that vibrates for certain actions. You can also track the location of the Apple Pencil Pro in the Find My app.

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Reviewing Code With GPT-4o, OpenAI’s New ‘Omni’ LLM

Published: 2024-05-18 13:00:34+00:00

Summary:
AI

This week OpenAI gave us access to GPT-4o (“o” for “omni”), which aims to compete better in speech recognition and

The post Reviewing Code With GPT-4o, OpenAI’s New ‘Omni’ LLM appeared first on The New Stack.



Top Stories: New iPads Launch, Apple Previews iOS 18 Accessibility Features, and More

Published: 2024-05-18 06:00:00-07:00

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The new iPads are here! Following their unveiling at last week's "Let Loose" Apple event, the new iPad Pro and iPad Air models launched this week alongside the Apple Pencil Pro and revamped Magic Keyboard, bringing the first updates to Apple's iPad lineup in over 18 months.


This week also saw the release of iOS 17.5 and related operating system updates, while Apple previewed some clever new accessibility features coming later this year and we got an intriguing rumor about the 2025 iPhone lineup, so read on below for all the details on these stories and more!

Hands-On With New iPad Pro: M4 Chip, OLED Display, and More


The new iPad Pro and iPad Air models launched on Wednesday aft [...]

Training AI on stereotypical facial expressions is bound to mislead because scientific evidence indicates that there are no universal expressions of emotion (Lisa Feldman Barrett/Wall Street Journal)

Published: 2024-05-18 08:40:14-04:00

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Lisa Feldman Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
Training AI on stereotypical facial expressions is bound to mislead because scientific evidence indicates that there are no universal expressions of emotion  —  Training algorithms on stereotypical facial expressions is bound to mislead.  —  Imagine that y

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Despite banning TikTok on government devices, Taiwan isn't considering a US-style ban, saying the app is just one battle in a war against China's disinformation (New York Times)

Published: 2024-05-18 05:35:06-04:00

Summary:

New York Times:
Despite banning TikTok on government devices, Taiwan isn't considering a US-style ban, saying the app is just one battle in a war against China's disinformation  —  The island democracy was early to ban TikTok on government phones, and the ruling party refuses to use it.  But a U.S.-style ban is not under

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Turn a Video into a GIF on iPhone and iPad

Published: 2024-05-18 01:45:00-07:00

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Animated GIFs have become a staple of the internet. Invented in 1987, the looping, soundless video clips can be found everywhere online, from social media networks to messaging platforms. They're often used to express emotions, communicate ideas, or just make people laugh.


Because they are so short, GIF files are quick to load and they play automatically, so they communicate what you want instantaneously and without effort on the viewer's part. What's more, thanks to Apple's Shortcuts app, you can turn video clips into GIFs quickly and easily on your iPhone and iPad without even having to download anything.

The following steps show you how it's done.

  1. Open the Shortcuts app.

  2. Using t
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Apple Prepares to Launch Vision Pro in UK, Canada, and Other Countries

Published: 2024-05-18 01:35:08-07:00

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Apple will soon begin selling the Vision Pro in additional markets outside the U.S., according to Bloomberg, and Mark Gurman today reports that the United Kingdom and Canada are included in the list of countries where the headset is next set to launch.


Gurman's update corroborates the exact same list of countries for the next Vision Pro launches that MacRumors revealed back in March. They include:

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Apple to Increase Old iPhone Trade-In Values for iPhone 15 Customers

Published: 2024-05-18 00:49:30-07:00

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Apple for a limited time will increase the trade-in value for older iPhones when customers buy any iPhone 15 model in the U.S. and Canada.


Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports that Apple will soon boost the credit paid for older iPhones when customers buy an iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, or iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The offer does not apply to other devices in Apple's smartphone lineup, including the iPhone 14, iPhone 13, and iPhone SE (4th generation).

Gurman did not mention the new values of old iPhones in its trade-in program, only that they will increase as of Monday, May 20, with the offer continuing through to Monday, June 3.

Apple currently offers the following credit values for older iPhones as par [...]


The Palantir-sponsored AI Expo for National Competitiveness featured VR headsets for soldiers, a map tool that can "nominate targets of interest", and more (Caroline Haskins/The Guardian)

Published: 2024-05-18 02:30:01-04:00

Summary:

Caroline Haskins / The Guardian:
The Palantir-sponsored AI Expo for National Competitiveness featured VR headsets for soldiers, a map tool that can “nominate targets of interest”, and more  —  America's military industrial complex took center stage at AI Expo for National Competitiveness, where a fire-breathing panel set the tone



Honda plans to invest ~$12.8B in software over the decade up to the FY ending March 2031, as it prepares to join the rapid shift to EVs in markets like China (Yuichi Shiga/Nikkei Asia)

Published: 2024-05-18 01:40:01-04:00

Summary:

Yuichi Shiga / Nikkei Asia:
Honda plans to invest ~$12.8B in software over the decade up to the FY ending March 2031, as it prepares to join the rapid shift to EVs in markets like China  —  EV models get priority as Japanese automakers struggle in Chinese market  —  Honda plans to introduce new models in China faster than in its other markets.



Access Now: 2023 was the worst year for internet shutdowns since monitoring began in 2016, with 283 shutdowns across 39 countries, led by India at 116 (Astha Rajvanshi/TIME)

Published: 2024-05-18 01:20:02-04:00

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Astha Rajvanshi / TIME:
Access Now: 2023 was the worst year for internet shutdowns since monitoring began in 2016, with 283 shutdowns across 39 countries, led by India at 116  —  Last year, an internet shutdown in the state of Manipur, India, lasted a staggering 212 days when the state government issued 44 consecutive orders …



A US judge approves Genesis Global Capital's Chapter 11 repayment plan to return Bitcoin and other tokens to creditors, defeating a challenge by its parent DCG (Jonathan Randles/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-05-18 00:45:01-04:00

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Jonathan Randles / Bloomberg:
A US judge approves Genesis Global Capital's Chapter 11 repayment plan to return Bitcoin and other tokens to creditors, defeating a challenge by its parent DCG  —  - Genesis defeated a challenge by parent Digital Currency Group  — Judge also approved a related settlement with the New York AG



A look at an ISIS-affiliated media program called News Harvest, which is using AI-generated news anchors to disseminate extremist propaganda quickly and cheaply (Pranshu Verma/Washington Post)

Published: 2024-05-18 00:30:03-04:00

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Pranshu Verma / Washington Post:
A look at an ISIS-affiliated media program called News Harvest, which is using AI-generated news anchors to disseminate extremist propaganda quickly and cheaply  —  The Islamic State-affiliated media broadcast News Harvest shows how artificial intelligence can be used to disseminate extremist propaganda quickly and cheaply.



Expedia fires its CTO Rathi Murthy and SVP Sreenivas Rachamadugu due to a "violation of company policy", days after its annual product and partner conference (Natalie Lung/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-05-18 00:15:01-04:00

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Natalie Lung / Bloomberg:
Expedia fires its CTO Rathi Murthy and SVP Sreenivas Rachamadugu due to a “violation of company policy”, days after its annual product and partner conference  —  - Company declined to disclose specific reason for departures  — Murthy presented at Expedia's annual conference this week



The US DOJ charges two arrested Chinese nationals for allegedly orchestrating a crypto pig butchering scam that laundered at least $73M from defrauded victims (Brendan O'Boyle/Reuters)

Published: 2024-05-18 00:10:02-04:00

Summary:

Brendan O'Boyle / Reuters:
The US DOJ charges two arrested Chinese nationals for allegedly orchestrating a crypto pig butchering scam that laundered at least $73M from defrauded victims  —  U.S. authorities charged two Chinese nationals in a cryptocurrency scam that laundered at least $73 million from defrauded victims, the Justice Department said on Friday.



Critics warn the French government's first-of-its-kind move within the EU to suspend TikTok in New Caledonia amid widespread protests sets a dangerous precedent (Politico)

Published: 2024-05-17 23:55:01-04:00

Summary:

Politico:
Critics warn the French government's first-of-its-kind move within the EU to suspend TikTok in New Caledonia amid widespread protests sets a dangerous precedent  —  PARIS — In a first-of-its-kind move within the European Union, the French government has moved to block TikTok in one of its overseas territories amid widespread protests.<

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Epic v. Apple: Phil Schiller told a US judge that Apple's new 27% fee on purchases made outside its App Store are a good-faith attempt to comply with the law (Leah Nylen/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-05-17 23:40:03-04:00

Summary:

Leah Nylen / Bloomberg:
Epic v. Apple: Phil Schiller told a US judge that Apple's new 27% fee on purchases made outside its App Store are a good-faith attempt to comply with the law  —  - Top Apple executive took stand Friday to defend new fee  — Epic Games has challenged Apple proposed antitrust remedy



NetEase Backs Down On Requirement For Early Streamers Of ‘Marvel’ Game To Not Critique The Game

Published: 2024-05-18 02:39:00+00:00

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It’s a funny thing what game publishers sometimes try to do when it comes to releasing games early to internet streamers as a way to boost interest in their games. I’ve heard stories of all kinds of crazy stipulations that streamers have to sign off on contractually in order to get access to the game. […]


Some researchers say GPT-4o's Chinese token-training data is polluted by spam and porn websites, likely due to inadequate data cleaning (Zeyi Yang/MIT Technology Review)

Published: 2024-05-17 22:10:29-04:00

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Zeyi Yang / MIT Technology Review:
Some researchers say GPT-4o's Chinese token-training data is polluted by spam and porn websites, likely due to inadequate data cleaning  —  Soon after OpenAI released GPT-4o on Monday, May 13, some Chinese speakers started to notice something seemed off about this newest version of the chatbot …



Photo editing and sharing app VSCO says it is now profitable, has a user base of 200M worldwide, and has 160K subscribers for its $59.99/year Pro product (Paayal Zaveri/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-05-17 21:00:52-04:00

Summary:

Paayal Zaveri / Bloomberg:
Photo editing and sharing app VSCO says it is now profitable, has a user base of 200M worldwide, and has 160K subscribers for its $59.99/year Pro product  —  - The photo sharing app wants to move on from ‘VSCO Girl’ meme  — VSCO is also launching a new creator hub for influe

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Ctrl-Alt-Speech: Do You Really Want The Government In Your DMs?

Published: 2024-05-17 22:15:25+00:00

Summary:
Ctrl-Alt-Speech is a weekly podcast about the latest news in online speech, from Mike Masnick and Everything in Moderation‘s Ben Whitelaw. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, YouTube, or your podcast app of choice — or go straight to the RSS feed. In this week’s round-up of the latest news in online […]


'iPhone 17 Slim' Could Move Rear Cameras to Top Center in Biggest Redesign Since iPhone X

Published: 2024-05-17 15:00:00-07:00

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The Information today reported that Apple plans to release an all-new, high-end iPhone 17 model next year, and there was one detail that is worth singling out: the rear cameras could be relocated to the "top center" of the device.

Google's Pixel 8 Pro

The rear camera system on the iPhone has been positioned in the top-left corner of the device since the original 2007 model, so the cameras being moved to the top center of the device would be a notable change. Some popular Android smartphones have rear cameras positioned towards the top center, such as Google's Pixel 8 Pro.

The report sa [...]

Apple Shares 2023 App Store Transparency Report

Published: 2024-05-17 14:20:47-07:00

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Apple today published its second annual App Store Transparency Report [PDF], highlighting details like the number of apps that were rejected during the year, the number of customer and developer accounts deactivated, the number of apps removed from the ‌App Store‌, and more.


In 2023, there were 1,870,119 total apps available, and Apple reviewed 6,892,500 app submissions. 1,763,812 apps were rejected, with performance, design, and legal listed as the top reasons why an app wasn't approved. 277,923 apps were approved after rejection following changes made to the app.

116,117 apps were removed from the ‌App Storez [...]


When to Expect the Next iPhone SE to Launch

Published: 2024-05-17 14:03:12-07:00

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It has been over two years since Apple released the third-generation iPhone SE, and rumors continue to surface about a new model.


The latest word comes from The Information, which today reported that Apple plans to release a new iPhone SE with a design similar to the standard iPhone 14 in the spring of 2025. If this rumor is accurate, the iPhone SE would finally gain Face ID and a notch instead of Touch ID and a Home button, along with a larger 6.1-inch display. Other rumored features for the next iPhone SE include a USB-C port and an Action button.

The report said the new iPhone SE will remain a "cheaper" option in the iPhone l [...]


Court To Cops: If We Can’t See The Drug Dog Do The Thing, We’re Gonna Be Suppressing Some Evidence

Published: 2024-05-17 20:43:52+00:00

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Every cop with a dog swears it can detect all sorts of contraband. Literally swears. In court. On the stand. But are drug dogs miraculous wonders of law enforcement due to their training? Or is it due to the domesticated dog’s innate desire to please, especially when it knows it will be rewarded for doing […]


Self-hosted media server goodness (Friends)

Published: 2024-05-17 20:30:00+00:00

Summary:
Alex Kretzschmar joins Adam to discuss their experiences with building the “perfect media server” and all the hardware and software involved to make it happen — LinuxServer.io, PerfectMediaServer.com, Plex, Jellyfin, ZFS, mergerfs, TrueNAS, Docker Compose and so much more in this episode.


“Unprecedented” Google Cloud event wipes out customer account and its backups

Published: 2024-05-17 20:22:28+00:00

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UniSuper, a $135 billion pension account, details its cloud compute nightmare.


Game Boy Emulator 'Delta' for iPhone Updates App Icon After Adobe 'Threatened Legal Action'

Published: 2024-05-17 13:15:48-07:00

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The developers behind the popular Game Boy emulator Delta for the iPhone said they updated the app's icon today to avoid potential legal action from Adobe.

Delta's new app icon (left) and Adobe's logo (right)

"Adobe threatened legal action unless we changed our app icon — so we did," say the release notes for the latest version of Delta on the App Store.

Delta's former icon does look like a mirrored version of Adobe's logo, which is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, companies have an obligation to enforce their trademarks, and fa [...]

iOS 17.5 Bug May Also Resurface Deleted Photos on Wiped, Sold Devices

Published: 2024-05-17 12:24:03-07:00

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A bug in iOS 17.5 is apparently causing photos that have been deleted to reappear, and the issue seems to impact even iPhones and iPads that have been erased and sold off to other people.


A Reddit user wiped an iPad following Apple's guidelines in September of 2023 before selling it off to a friend. That friend updated the ‌iPad‌ to iPadOS 17.5 this week, and began seeing the Reddit user's old photos reappearing in the Photos app. From Reddit:

I wiped the iPad using official Apple guides before s
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When Humanity Gets Messy, Sometimes the Best Tech Solution Is To Do Nothing

Published: 2024-05-17 19:13:01+00:00

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Give people ways to share images and videos with each other, and people will quickly push the limits. It’s what people do. There’s been a slightly amusing story making the rounds these past few days: a digital “video portal” was set up to allow people in New York and Dublin to communicate with each other. […]


Security, Automation and Developer Experience: The Top DevOps Trends of 2024

Published: 2024-05-17 18:48:56+00:00

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DevOps, trends JFrog platform
DevOps, trends JFrog platformIf you want to know what's truly changing in the world of DevOps – as opposed to which conversations are most hype-worthy – these are the places to look.

Everything Your Parents Told You About Posture Is True! Even For Data Security

Published: 2024-05-17 17:56:19+00:00

Summary:

Sit up straight! Shoulders back, chest out! We all heard these wise words about the importance of physical posture growing up. For

The post Everything Your Parents Told You About Posture Is True! Even For Data Security appeared first on Gigaom.



AI Gun Detection Company Pitching Its Tech To Schools Sure Seems To Be The Sole Beneficiary Of A Lot Of Similarly-Crafted Legislation

Published: 2024-05-17 17:47:00+00:00

Summary:
Sole source contracting is the sort of thing government agencies should seek to avoid. In some cases, it’s impossible, but most spending should be open to bidding to help ensure the government isn’t spending more than it has to — or worse, hooking up contractor buddies Mob-style. There’s a whiff of impropriety in all of […]


Daily Deal: Babbel Language Learning (All Languages)

Published: 2024-05-17 17:44:28+00:00

Summary:
You probably already know the benefits of learning a language, so let’s focus on the app. Right off the bat, let’s be clear about one thing: When we say “app” we don’t mean that you’re limited to using Babbel on your phone. You can use Babbel on desktop, too, and your progress is synchronized across […]


Hands-On With the New M2 iPad Air

Published: 2024-05-17 10:44:03-07:00

Summary:
Apple this week came out with new iPad Pro and iPad Air models. The ‌iPad Pro‌ has a next-generation M4 chip and an OLED display so it got much of the attention, but Apple added a whole new size to the Air lineup to offer a more affordable way to get a bigger screen. We spent some time with the new ‌iPad Air‌ to see what's new and whether it's worth buying.

Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.

The smaller version of the ‌iPad Air‌ measures in at 11 inches, and the larger version is 13 inches, the same as the ‌iPad Pro‌. Prior to now, the only way to get a 13-inch tablet was to buy the Pro, but the new Air is a much more affordable option.

Pricing starts at $599 for the 11-inch versio [...]

Rafay’s PaaS Now Supports GPU Workloads for AI/ML in the Cloud

Published: 2024-05-17 17:31:56+00:00

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Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider Rafay has extended its Kubernetes management platform to better support enterprise AI and ML

The post Rafay’s PaaS Now Supports GPU Workloads for AI/ML in the Cloud appeared first on The New Stack.



Best Apple Deals of the Week: Discounts Hit Every AirPods Model, Plus First Sales on M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air

Published: 2024-05-17 10:24:41-07:00

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This week's best deals included some of the first discounts on the new M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air, as well as big savings across the entire AirPods lineup. If you're okay with investing in a previous generation, you'll also find big savings on the M1 iPad Air.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Apple Vision Pro From iMazing

Published: 2024-05-17 10:05:30-07:00

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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iMazing to offer MacRumors a chance to win an Apple Vision Pro headset. The giveaway celebrates the recent release of iMazing 3, and the winner will also receive an iMazing 3 license that covers five devices (including the Vision Pro).


iMazing 3 has been redesigned and re-engineered for from the ground up for both Macs and Windows PCs, [...]


Introducing FizzBee: Simplifying Formal Methods for All

Published: 2024-05-17 17:00:37+00:00

Summary:

Two years back, we shared an article in The New Stack about Amazon’s use of formal methods to verify its

The post Introducing FizzBee: Simplifying Formal Methods for All appeared first on The New Stack.



Yet Another Study Finds That Internet Usage Is Correlated With GREATER Wellbeing, Not Less

Published: 2024-05-17 16:34:25+00:00

Summary:
You’ve all heard the reports about how the internet, social media, and phones are apparently destroying everyone’s well being and mental health. Hell there’s a best selling book and its author making the rounds basically everywhere, insisting that the internet and phones are literally “rewiring” kids minds to be depressed. We’ve pointed out over and […]


iPhone 17 Lineup Rumored to Feature All-New Slim Model Above Pro Max With 'Major Redesign'

Published: 2024-05-17 09:31:14-07:00

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Apple is planning to launch an all-new iPhone 17 model next year with a "significantly thinner" design, according to The Information. The report says the device could have a higher price tag than the Pro Max model, which currently starts at $1,199, suggesting that the device would become the new highest-end model in the lineup.


The device will allegedly feature a "major redesign" akin to the iPhone X, and this could involve the rear cameras being relocated from the top-left corner of the device to the "top center," along with a narrower Dynamic Island. The device will have between a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch display size, the report adds. Other potential features mentioned include an aluminum chassis, an A19 chip, an [...]


Some iPhone Users Say 'Allow Apps to Request to Track' Toggle is Suddenly Grayed Out [Fixed]

Published: 2024-05-17 09:30:55-07:00

Summary:
Over the past few days, some iPhone users have said the "Allow Apps to Request to Track" toggle in the Settings app is suddenly grayed out on their devices. The issue was highlighted by @iDeviceHelpus on X, and in a post on Reddit.


Apple's fine print below the grayed-out toggle says "this setting cannot be changed because a profile is restricting it, or because your Apple ID is being managed, does not meet the minimum age requirements, or is missing age information." However, many affected users say none of these reasons actually apply to them.

While some affected users said the issue began after they [...]


The MacRumors Show: 101st Episode Q&A Special

Published: 2024-05-17 09:09:44-07:00

Summary:
To celebrate one hundred episodes of The MacRumors Show podcast, we answer your questions.

Subscribe to The MacRumors Show YouTube channel for more videos

After one hundred episodes of The MacRumors Show, we delve into a wide range of queries submitted by our audience over the past few weeks, such as whether we wear our Apple Watches overnight, our favorite third-party apps, our biggest disappointments and surpassed expectations with Apple devices, and our desk setups, as well as a mix of more personal questions. Thank you for listening! ‌The MacRumors Show‌ has its own YouTube channel, so make sure you're subscribed t [...]

Harness Survey Surfaces Raft of DevOps Challenges

Published: 2024-05-17 16:08:02+00:00

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report, code, software engineering, challenges
report, code, software engineering, challengesA survey of 500 software engineering leaders (38%) and practitioners finds nearly half reporting they can't release code to production without risking failures, with 39% noting their code fails to push to production at least half the time.

Developing a Platform Mindset for APIs

Published: 2024-05-17 16:00:20+00:00

Summary:

Platforms enable DevOps teams to leverage infrastructure and its capabilities and define a set of best practices for security and

The post Developing a Platform Mindset for APIs appeared first on The New Stack.



Turn a Live Photo into a Boomerang

Published: 2024-05-17 08:36:20-07:00

Summary:
Most iPhone users are familiar with Apple's Live Photos, which capture 1.5 seconds of video before and after you take a picture, with the aim of adding a little bit of life and movement to still images. What some users might not know is that you can also make a Live Photo bounce back and forth like a boomerang.


If you're familiar with Instagram, you probably know what a boomerang is. Since introducing ‌Live Photos‌ in 2015, Apple has added some effects to its Photos app that let you turn them into fun animated clips, and the Bounce effect is basically the same thing as a boomerang. It rewinds the action backward and forward. Here's how to make one of your ow [...]


GitLab Readies Enterprise Edition of AI Tools for DevOps

Published: 2024-05-17 15:32:34+00:00

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GitLab, AI tools, test quality continuous testing implementing implementation applitools GitLab open source
GitLab, AI tools, test quality continuous testing implementing implementation applitools GitLab open sourceGitLab this week revealed that, in the coming months, it will add an enterprise edition of its artificial intelligence (AI) add-on for its namesake continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform.

How and Why You Should Use Type Casting in Python

Published: 2024-05-17 15:11:01+00:00

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Type Casting is the process of converting an object from one data type to another. Data types are data items

The post How and Why You Should Use Type Casting in Python appeared first on The New Stack.



New iPad Pro Teardown Reveals Internal Design Changes, Including Apple Logo With Copper

Published: 2024-05-17 07:41:30-07:00

Summary:
YouTube channel Phone Repair Guru has shared a teardown video for the new 13-inch iPad Pro with the M4 chip, providing a first look at the device's internal design changes.

Phone Repair Guru tears down the new iPad Pro

During its iPad event last week, Apple said it was able to improve the thermal performance of the new iPad Pro models by nearly 20% compared to the previous-generation models by adding graphite sheets to the chassis and infusing the rear Apple logo with copper. These changes can be seen towards the end of the teardown video.

Apple moved the front camera and Face ID components to the iPad Pro's right-side edge, which is where the new Apple P [...]

Best Buy Takes $50 Off New Beats Solo 4 Wireless Headphones

Published: 2024-05-17 07:20:14-07:00

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Best Buy today has a large collection of discounted Beats headphones, headlined by the new Beats Solo 4 Wireless Headphones on sale for $149.99, down from $199.99.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The Beats Solo 4 launched in late April and feature upgraded performance and fit, longer battery life, USB-C, 50 hours of playback, and more. All of the Beats deals at Best Buy this weekend do not require a My Best Buy Plus/Total membership, and are available to all shoppers.
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Testing of iOS Browsers With Third-Party Engines Geofenced to EU

Published: 2024-05-17 07:10:45-07:00

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Developers who want to develop browsers for iOS with third-party engines can only test their apps on devices physically located in the EU, according to The Register.


This rule introduces a considerable barrier for developers outside the EU, who are now limited to using simulators instead of actual devices for testing their browsers. This restriction complicates the process of developing and supporting browsers with alternative engines, as on-device testing is essential to accurate performance assessment and troubleshooting. Apple's previous policy, which remains in place in other regions around the world, demands the use of WebKit for all iOS and iPadOS browsers, effectively making every browser on these platforms a variant of Safari. <br [...]


Network Observability in K8s Clusters for Better Troubleshooting

Published: 2024-05-17 14:00:40+00:00

Summary:

For DevOps and platform teams working with containers and Kubernetes, reducing downtime and improving security posture is crucial. A clear

The post Network Observability in K8s Clusters for Better Troubleshooting appeared first on The New Stack.



A Comprehensive Guide to Function Calling in LLMs

Published: 2024-05-17 13:14:38+00:00

Summary:
function calling

One of the proven techniques to reduce hallucinations in large language models is retrieval-augmented generation, or RAG. RAG uses a

The post A Comprehensive Guide to Function Calling in LLMs appeared first on The New Stack.



Meta Releases Open Source React Compiler

Published: 2024-05-17 13:00:25+00:00

Summary:
React Meta engineer Joe Sonova took the stage at React Conference 2024 to explain React Compiler.

Meta released an open source compiler for React on Wednesday at the React Conference, which was held in Las Vegas

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Wireless Industry Fined Yet Again For Selling Very Limited ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

Published: 2024-05-17 12:28:25+00:00

Summary:
For decades now, U.S. wireless carriers have sold consumers “unlimited data” plans that actually have all manner of sometimes hidden throttling, caps, and restrictions. And every few years a regulator comes out with a wrist slap against wireless carriers for misleading consumers, for whatever good it does. Back in 2007, for example, then NY AG […]


How I upgraded my water heater and discovered how bad smart home security can be

Published: 2024-05-17 11:00:37+00:00

Summary:
Could you really control someone's hot water with just an email address?


Warner Bros. Takes Down LOTR Fan Film From 2009, Apologizes, Puts It Back Up

Published: 2024-05-17 03:12:41+00:00

Summary:
Way back in 2009, we discussed a very impressive fan film called The Hunt for Gollum. While the film was made by dedicated fans of the Lord of the Rings films and was non-commercial in nature, we openly speculated both what the copyright implications of the film and whether there would be any risk of […]


There Is No Good Reason To Just Let Unsupported Video Games Die

Published: 2024-05-16 22:48:47+00:00

Summary:
The Pirate Party has long played an important role in fighting the worst excesses of copyright in the EU. For example, when a major copyright update was being discussed, the Pirate Party MEP Felix Reda wrote an insightful and practical report on what needed changing. Most of his recommendations were ignored in the final EU Copyright […]


USA Today is adding AI-generated summaries to the top of its articles

Published: 2024-05-16 17:52:00-04:00

Summary:

Gannett Gets $1.36 Billion Hostile Bid From MNG Enterprises
Photo: Getty Images

Gannett, the media company that owns hundreds of newspapers in the US, is launching a new program that adds AI-generated bullet points at the top of journalists’ stories, according to an internal memo seen by The Verge.

The AI feature, labeled “key points” on stories, uses automated technology to create summaries that appear below a headline. The bottom of articles includes a disclaimer, reading, “The Key Points at the top of this article were created with the assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and reviewed by a journalist before publication. No other parts of the article were generated using AI.” The memo is dated May 14th and notes that particip

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OpenAI strikes Reddit deal to train its AI on your posts

Published: 2024-05-16 17:34:06-04:00

Summary:

The Reddit logo over an orange and black background
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

OpenAI has signed a deal for access to real-time content from Reddit’s data API, which means it can surface discussions from the site within ChatGPT and other new products. It’s an agreement similar to the one Reddit signed with Google earlier this year that was reportedly worth $60 million.

The deal will also “enable Reddit to bring new AI-powered features to Redditors and mods” and use OpenAI’s large language models to build applications. OpenAI has also signed up to beco

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Navigating Open Source Software Risks: Whose Job Is It Anyway?

Published: 2024-05-16 19:58:45+00:00

Summary:
Vintage car dashboard

As a cornerstone of software supply chains, open source software (OSS) powers innovation and operational efficiency. While OSS enables organizations

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Google Search adds a “web” filter, because it is no longer focused on web results

Published: 2024-05-16 19:18:49+00:00

Summary:
Google Search now has an option to search the "web," which is not the default anymore.


Building Toward Unified Observability

Published: 2024-05-16 19:07:11+00:00

Summary:

observability, AI, unified observability, binoculars
observability, AI, unified observability, binocularsObservability, AI and automation can help organizations achieve proactive IT management and eschew traditional monitoring. Here’s what’s involved.

How to Handle Platform-Specific Dependencies in Kotlin Multiplatform

Published: 2024-05-16 18:30:20+00:00

Summary:
Laptop attached to two mobile phones

Kotlin Multiplatform (KMP) enables developers to gradually adopt shared features for cross-platform projects, without having to completely overhaul the existing

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Archie, the Internet’s first search engine, is rescued and running

Published: 2024-05-16 17:44:02+00:00

Summary:
A journey through busted tapes, the Internet Old Farts Club, and SPARCstations.


Platform Engineering Rules the Day: Eight Key Themes

Published: 2024-05-16 17:30:58+00:00

Summary:

Platform engineering has definitely taken flight. Indeed, platform engineering was the big topic at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2024 in

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Cloud Computing at the Edge: From Evolution to Disruption

Published: 2024-05-16 17:00:23+00:00

Summary:

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses procure and manage their IT resources and operations, offering scalability, flexibility and cost-efficiency.

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Thunderbolt Share simplifies dual-PC workloads—but requires new hardware

Published: 2024-05-16 16:39:53+00:00

Summary:
App comes out in June, but you'll need a PC or dock licensed to use it.


Is Community-Backed Open Source Software Worth the Risk?

Published: 2024-05-16 16:00:07+00:00

Summary:

The ongoing discourse around the security of open source software projects has recently become mainstream among developers and business leaders

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Deploy Stable Diffusion ComfyUI on AWS elastically and efficiently

Published: 2024-05-16 15:25:06+00:00

Summary:
Introduction ComfyUI is an open-source node-based workflow solution for Stable Diffusion. It offers the following advantages: Significant performance optimization for SDXL model inference High customizability, allowing users granular control Portable workflows that can be shared easily Developer-friendly Due to these advantages, ComfyUI is increasingly being used by artistic creators. In this post, we will introduce […]


Platform Teams: Start Small to Win Big

Published: 2024-05-16 14:39:10+00:00

Summary:
Kitten looking in mirror sees tiger.

It’s every platform engineer’s worst nightmare: Your developers hate the internal developer platform your team has spent months (or years!)

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How Open Source and Time Series Data Fit Together

Published: 2024-05-16 14:09:53+00:00

Summary:
Amazon's Brad Bebee highlighted the challenges faced by customers managing open-source Influx database instances, despite appreciating its API and performance.Paul Dix, Co-founder and CTO of InfluxData joined Bebee, and highlighted Influx's prized utility in tracking measurements, metrics, and sensor data in real-time.

The race to bring data into development is here. We see it in many ways, most noticeably in the increasing

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Outer Excuses: Why JavaScript Developers Should Learn SQL

Published: 2024-05-16 11:00:02+00:00

Summary:
Outer excuses: Why JavaScript developers should learn PostgreSQL

Hello. You’re a JavaScript developer, right? Would I also be right in assuming that you don’t know SQL, and you

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KPMG’s CEO Poll: Labor Markets, 4-Day Workweeks, and GenAI

Published: 2024-05-16 10:00:19+00:00

Summary:

CEOs are responding to tight labor markets in three ways, according to a recent survey from consulting firm KPMG. Dropping

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Published: 2024-05-16 09:14:23+02:00

Summary:

Why We Hate Working for Big Companies - Capitalism knows the central planning committee is bad, so, logically, Capitalism runs on corporations that are central planning committees.



From ChatGPT to Gemini: how AI is rewriting the internet

Published: 2024-05-15 22:19:20-04:00

Summary:

Hands with additional fingers typing on a keyboard.
Álvaro Bernis / The Verge

How we use the internet is changing fast thanks to the advancement of AI-powered chatbots that can find information and redeliver it as a simple conversation.

Big players, including Microsoft, with Copilot, Google, with Gemini, and OpenAI, with GPT-4o, are making

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Google I/O 2024: all the news from the developer conference

Published: 2024-05-15 20:58:52-04:00

Summary:

Google’s I/O logo on wireframes
Image: Google

It’s Google’s most AI-focused developer conference yet, presenting a faster Gemini, more capable Search, and a scam call detector.

Google has a whole lot of AI news coming out of its developer-focused I/O conference. The company’s keynote showed off key products like its flagship Gemini AI model, which now has a faster Flash version to compete with the new and faster GPT it

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Google Sheets’ new formatting feature has Excel switchers excited

Published: 2024-05-15 18:25:52-04:00

Summary:

Google Sheets Logo on a background of white and various shades of green.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Google has now added a way to create easily formatted tables in Sheets with one click, something Excel has had for years. Now, if you have a block of data that you’d like to quickly turn into its own little island of filters and sorting rules, that’s fully possible (or will be soon, depending on where you are in Google’s rollout queue). Hooray!

As a person who’s maintained a shared budget spreadsheet in Google Sheets for about a decade and who would have loved not to have to create all of my filters and sort p

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Inference Is Table Stakes. That’s a Good Thing for Ampere

Published: 2024-05-15 20:36:34+00:00

Summary:
closeup photo of poker chips. Because inference is table stakes for organizations using AI, the semiconductor company Ampere is focused on creating chips that work with cloud native tech that builds Ai apps and perform well at scale.

PARIS — Ampere, the maker of CPUs based on ARM architecture, is making its presence known, using inference as a

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RealVNC is dropping its “Home” plan and barely noting its free “Lite” option

Published: 2024-05-15 19:34:12+00:00

Summary:
Some pretty dark patterns make free version of remote desktop tool hard to find.


Building the Patreon for developers (Interview)

Published: 2024-05-15 19:30:00+00:00

Summary:
Birk Jernström from Polar joins the show to tell us all about the creator platform for developers: why he built it, how it works, why it works how it works, what’s in store for the future & we even give Birk some super deep UX feedback on the funding flow.


Thwart Ops Sprawl With a Unified Data Plane

Published: 2024-05-15 19:00:02+00:00

Summary:
Knot

When updating a critical infrastructure element for application teams takes weeks due to coordination between NetOps, SecOps, PlatformOps and FinOps,

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SSE vs. SASE: Which One is Right for Your Business?

Published: 2024-05-15 18:55:57+00:00

Summary:

Security service edge (SSE) and secure access service edge (SASE) are designed to cater to the evolving needs of modern enterprises that

The post SSE vs. SASE: Which One is Right for Your Business? appeared first on Gigaom.



Building Smarter Chatbots With Advanced Language Models

Published: 2024-05-15 17:59:39+00:00

Summary:
AI chatbot illustration

The development of chatbots is evolving rapidly, with new tools and frameworks making it easier and more efficient to build

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Netflix gets the NFL: Three-year deal starts this season on Christmas

Published: 2024-05-15 17:28:40+00:00

Summary:
The NFL brings eyeballs like no other content, and subscribers actually stick around.


Cable TV providers ruined cable—now they’re coming for streaming

Published: 2024-05-15 17:21:29+00:00

Summary:
Comcast wants to tie its cable/Internet to your streaming subscriptions.


A Guide to Model Composition

Published: 2024-05-15 17:00:38+00:00

Summary:

Consider an AI-powered image recognition app designed to identify and classify wildlife photos. You upload a picture taken during a

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Android 15 gets “Private Space,” theft detection, and AV1 support

Published: 2024-05-15 17:00:17+00:00

Summary:
Android 15 Beta 2 is out for Pixels and several third-party devices.


Why Shift Testing Left Part 2: QA Does More After Devs Run Tests

Published: 2024-05-15 16:12:00+00:00

Summary:

This is the second of two parts. Read Part 1. In my previous article, I talked about how the software

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From Cards to Clouds: A Family Tree of Developer Tools

Published: 2024-05-15 15:53:06+00:00

Summary:
tree

What with the 60th birthday of BASIC and SQL turning 50, I felt inspired to look back into software development’s

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VMware Fusion, Workstation now free for home use, subscription-only for businesses

Published: 2024-05-15 15:45:01+00:00

Summary:
Free for personal use, but businesses will have to fork over $120 per year.


Fixed-Power Designs: It’s Not IF You Peek, It’s WHAT You Peek at

Published: 2024-05-15 15:07:37+00:00

Summary:

TL;DR Sometimes we cannot estimate the required sample size needed to power an experiment before starting it. To alleviate this [...]

The post Fixed-Power Designs: It’s Not IF You Peek, It’s WHAT You Peek at appeared first on Spotify Engineering.



Grafana’s Radical App Platform: WebAssembly, Kubernetes and APIs

Published: 2024-05-15 15:00:33+00:00

Summary:

Grafana Labs is widening the scope of its widely popular Grafana panels for comprehensive observability and application support beyond its

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Trend Report: Merging Observability and IT Service Management

Published: 2024-05-15 14:19:10+00:00

Summary:
Aerial view of highway merge

In the IT world, observability and IT service management (ITSM) have historically operated in silos. But as IT environments become

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Red Hat Podman ‘Lab’ Gets Developers Started on GenAI

Published: 2024-05-15 14:08:50+00:00

Summary:

Podman, ‘s desktop tool for managing container pods, has been given extended duty, that of providing developers a workspace to

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Save Money and Increase Performance on the Cloud

Published: 2024-05-15 13:13:24+00:00

Summary:

One of the most compelling aspects of cloud computing has always been the potential for cost savings and increased efficiency. Seen through

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There’s Nothing Micro About Microsegmentation

Published: 2024-05-15 13:11:23+00:00

Summary:

I began my exploration of the microsegmentation space by semantically deconstructing the title. The result? Microsegmentation solutions help define network segments as

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New Consent and Bot Management features for Cloudflare Zaraz

Published: 2024-05-15 13:00:50+00:00

Summary:
Zaraz Consent Management now supports Google Consent Mode v2 and is compliant with the IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework. Zaraz also added Bot Management support for keeping your analytics data clean


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