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iOS 14.2 beta adds new Control Center toggle for built-in Shazam music recognition

Apple released the surprise first beta of iOS 14.2 to developers, just one day after iOS 14 was released to the general public. One of the new changes in iOS 14.2 is a brand new Shazam toggle that can be added to Control Center. To add the new Shazam musi

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Install iOS 14, iPadOS 14 on your iPhone and iPad now. Everything to know and do - CNET

Apple's latest updates bring a new home screen experience, enhanced privacy features and more. Here's how you can download and install them right now.

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology and Innovation News   Israeli judge accuses Twitter of sexism, orders it to pay expenses in sexual harassment case. Twitter’s lawyers attacked journalist Linoy Bar Gefen’s alleged past sexual

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A bug in Joe Biden’s campaign app gave anyone access to millions of voter files

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Walmart to start using autonomous drones for 1-hour delivery

Walmart will launch a medical delivery drone service in Arkansas in 2021 with drone company Zipline.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter seemed to be testing an edit feature, but the company says it’s a bug

It looks like Twitter may finally, at long last, be allowing users to edit their tweets. Users began noticing it Sunday afternoon: If you delete a tweet reply, then try to reply again, the "deleted" text reappears, allowing you to fix any mistakes and re-

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 13, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 13, 2020 Many articles in this week’s positive Israel newsletter are connected with renewal – the main theme of the Jewish New Year. Israeli medical treatments and innovations have given new li

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Apple’s new App Store rules carve out loopholes for xCloud, Stadia, and more - The Verge

Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, adding new clarifications as to whether streaming game services like xCloud and Stadia are allowed, along with new rules for in-app purchases for email services like Hey and digital fitness classes.

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Instagram tests new home screen with tabs for shopping and Reels

Instagram is testing three new looks for its home screen that make Reels and shopping more prominent in its app.

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The 11 Best New Features in Android 11

Google's newest version of its mobile operating system adds small but helpful improvements. If you have a Pixel phone, you can download it today.

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An Air Force One that flies at five times the speed of sound?

US aviation start-ups Exosonic and Hermeus have been awarded contracts to develop supersonic and hypersonic planes that could be used as Air Force One

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CTECH - Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News   Interview | SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce talks about regulators’ role amid widespread uncertainty. Peirce believes financial innovation can ultimately decide who is included and who is

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Facebook and Instagram testing new feature to cross-post stories to both apps

Instagram and Facebook are testing a new feature that would further deepen the integration between the two platforms. As reported by The Verge, Facebook is testing the ability to bring Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories. The report explains th

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Epic confident in its lawsuit against Apple, asks courts to "restrain" Apple from adverse action

In the latest development between Epic Games and Apple, Epic is once again petitioning the courts to allow Fortnite to return to the iOS App Store. Epic has previously sought a similar injunction, but so far, the courts have only…

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Peloton said to be launching new, cheaper treadmill and higher-end stationary smart bike | TechCrunch

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Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 12 Leaks, iPad SE Surprise, Goodbye MacBook Pro

This week’s Apple headlines; some disappointing iPhone 12 leaks, the ‘slow’ 5G iPhone, saying goodbye to the classic MacBook Pro, Apple’s iPad strategy, the return of the iPod Music Quiz, and more...

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Apple to let app developers offer free or discounted subscriptions via offer codes - The Verge

Apple will soon let developers offer discounts for their apps or services via unique offer codes. Developers will be able to distribute these one-time use codes to offer free or discounted pricing for their in-app subscriptions

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These students figured out their tests were graded by AI — and the easy way to cheat

Schools across the US are using Edgenuity, an online learning platform that offers virtual classes for students. Some classes involve short-answer questions that are graded by an AI — and some students have figured out how to game it.

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Here's the Real Reason You Miss the Nokia 3310 | WIRED

The iconic mobile phone, which turns 20 years old, was an all-timer—and a reminder of less-connected times.

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How to Create HTML Email and Send it with the Mac Mail App

In this Rocket Yard tutorial, we show you several ways to design an HTML email, then let you in on the secret of how to send those emails from the Mac Mail app.

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Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS | WIRED

The ubiquitous Shlayer adware has picked up a new trick, slipping past Cupertino's “notarization” defenses for the first time.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega Charizard Y Raid Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

The best counters to tackle the new Mega Pokémon raids. This guide will help you build the optimal team for Mega Charizard Y.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega Charizard X Raid Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

The best counters for the new Mega Raids. This guide will help you build your best counter team for Mega Charizard X.

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Slack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

In the current age of remote working, more people are relying on team collaboration tools and Slack is one of the top services in the category. A security vulnerability in the service's desktop app, which is now fixed, could have…

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CTECH - Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News 250 companies and $6.5 billion: An in-depth look at Israel’s healthtech industry. Israeli healthcare startups are no longer relying solely on technology, clinical data, or IP to generate value.

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iOS 14: Facebook’s Apple Nightmare Keeps Getting Worse

Soon-to-launch iOS 14 is a momentous leap for iPhone privacy, but this week Facebook confirmed its Apple nightmare was even worse than previously thought.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook tests linking your FB account to your news subscriptions | TechCrunch

Facebook is testing a new feature that could help news publishers create a better experience for paying subscribers on the social network. The idea is that when Facebook identifies a subscriber from one of its publisher partners, that subscriber will be i

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega Evolutions in Pokémon GO

Unlike regular evolving, which is permanent, Mega Evolving temporarily transforms your Pokémon, changing their appearance, improving their performance in battle through a significant boost...

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram Guides may soon allow creators to recommended places, products and more

Instagram is working to expand its recently launched “Guides” feature which initially debuted with a specific focus on wellness content. The feature, which launched in May, has allowed select organizations and experts to share resources related to managin

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Just breathe: Israeli-made Nano COVID breath test spots every carrier in trial | The Times of Israel

Technion’s Hossam Haick says his breath test eliminates lab processing, and also the need for anyone to touch patients or samples; clinical trial results have been peer-reviewed

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CTECH - Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Technology and Innovation News Apple secretly acquired Israeli photography startup Camerai. The AR and computer vision company was purchased a year and a half ago, an example of the tech giant’s strategy of silently buying u

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 23, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 23, 2020 The speed and frequency of positive developments in Israel has now accelerated to phenomenal levels. They include one-second Covid-19 tests, mass-produced anti-viral stickers, the Israeli Air Force

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Startup Offers At-Home Pregnancy Ultrasounds With Handheld Device

The PulseNmore telemedicine device allows pregnant women to perform ultrasound scans without leaving the comfort of their homes.

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SpaceX launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a record-breaking sixth flight - The Verge

On August 18th, SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on its sixth mission to space, breaking the company’s record for reflights of a single booster. The rocket is launching 58 of SpaceX’s internet-beaming Starlink satellites and three hitchhiki

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough that could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year - The Verge

A security researcher found that Instagram was keeping copies of photos and direct messages he’d deleted from his account for more than a year. The researcher discovered and reported the problem last October, and Instagram now says it’s fixed the bug as o

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram will make suspicious accounts verify their identities | Engadget

Instagram is taking new steps to root out bots and other accounts trying to manipulate its platform.

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The race to building a fully functional quantum stack | TechCrunch

As we approach the age of quantum computing, it is no longer a question of ‘if,’ but rather one of ‘when’ this technology finally matures and ‘who’ will lead this emerging industry.

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Google is turning Android Phones into seismometers

Google is launching a handful of new Android features today that don’t really have a lot in common but that are all interesting in their own right. There are updates to Android Auto and Android’s emergency location service, new accessibility features than

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter testing quote tweet counts, formerly known as retweets with comments - The Verge

Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also known as retweets with comments) visible on each tweet, the company confirmed.

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Virtual Disneyland? Someone is remaking rides in Dreams on PSVR | VentureBeat

Dreams’ PSVR support is resulting in re-creations of Disneyland rides like Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 9, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 9, 2020 The Jewish day of Love – Tu B’Av was celebrated this week, and Israel’s love for humanity could not have been more clearly visible. It included successful efforts to save the lives

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology and Innovation News U.K. anti-monopoly watchdog puts the brakes on Taboola-Outbrain merger. Newly published document finds that the deal requires further inquiry, but can the sides step back now? Read more Wo

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Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages after executive intervened - The Verge

Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation "strikes" against posts by conservative sites including Breitbart after independent fact-checkers discovered misinformation.

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Go Retro with Macintosh.js

Thanks to developer Felix Rieseberg, you can run a full-blown version of Mac OS 8 on a virtual 1991 Mac Quadra 900 on your current Mac. And why wouldn't you?

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Apple Purges Thousands of Unlicensed Games from China App Store

Apple Inc. removed more than 30,000 apps, 90% of them games, from its iPhone App Store in China on Saturday, Qimai Research Institute said.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 2, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 2, 2020 Israel’s positive activities reach every part of the globe. In this week’s newsletter, many more lifesaving Israeli treatments and tests for Covid-19 and cancer reach international hospi

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is surveying users on what features they’d want from a subscription - The Verge

Twitter is surveying some users to ask about potential features on a possible paid subscription version of Twitter, which could add the option to retract tweets, post longer videos, or remove ads entirely.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli startup edges closer to one second glaucoma treatment

A round of financing that brought Israel's Belkin Laser $12.25 million last week has brought the Yavne-based startup closer to

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology and Innovation News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology and Innovation News HERE Mobility shuts down Israel operations, lays off 200 employees. Employees told that the move followed a decision by its parent company’s board to focus on core activities. Read moreN

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Apple beats on earnings and announces stock split, sending shares toward record high - MarketWatch

Apple Inc. brushed off the COVID-19 crisis to report record June-quarter results that came in ahead of expectations, and the company said in plans to split...

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How to Build a Personal Dev Server on a $5 Raspberry Pi

Build a personal dev server by installing Git, Node.js, Rust, and Docker on Raspberry Pi! The cheapest option costs just $5. Learn how you can get a starter kit ($25) for free.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Niantic Shares details on Level 50 and Mega evolution | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers, Niantic has recently published a video interview with Matthew Slemon who is the Lead Product Manager for Pokémon Go.  Essentially, Matthew’s team is in charge of the roadmap for Pokémon Go.  He shared some interesting information about the

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Spotify’s new party mode feature, ‘Group Session,’ goes remote | TechCrunch

Spotify announced today it’s updating its recently launched shared-queue feature, Group Session, to support remote usage.  Essentially a “party mode,” the feature first debuted in May, offering a way for participants contribute to a collaborative playlist

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10 social media mistakes and how to avoid them

Learn how to sidestep common social media mistakes when using popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow your business.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

At Pokémon Go Fest 2020, millions of players caught nearly a billion Pokémon | VentureBeat

Niantic announced that Pokémon Go Fest 2020 drew millions of players who caught nearly a billion Pokémon over the weekend.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter faces 48-hour boycott over anti-Semitic posts by rapper Wiley | Fortune

The boycott followed complaints that Twitter was too slow to remove offensive material, some of which was also posted to Instagram.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

The best Apple Watch apps in 2020

These are the best Apple Watch apps for getting the most out of your smartwatch.

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Reduce PDF File Size and Control Quality for FREE in macOS

You have a high-resolution multi-page PDF document, but its file size is too large to share easily. How do you reduce the file size before you send it off?

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Report finds many US election officials vulnerable to phishing attacks | Engadget

Security researchers have determined that some US election officials are vulnerable to phishing attacks, whether through accounts or software.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2020 In this week’s positive Israel newsletter, Israeli innovators continue to provide solutions to global problems. These are as diverse as Covid-19, cancer, gastro surgery, access to computers f

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CTECH Israel’s Technology News and Innovation   Video | Cybersecurity profitability on the rise due to Covid-19, says Insight Partners managing director. Lonne Jaffe admitted that there was plenty of uncertainty at the start of the Covid-19 pan

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business.

Politics | Censorship

Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts | TechCrunch

Last week’s hack of over 100 very high-profile Twitter accounts did in fact expose the direct messages of many of those accounts, the company admitted today — including those of an elected official in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders. The attack saw numerou

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The Herman Miller x Logitech gaming chair will set you back $1,500 | TechCrunch

I’ve learned a lot during this pandemic. About myself, about the world. But perhaps most important of all, I’ve learned the value of a good chair. In normal years I’m rarely home, between work and travel, and as such it’s not something I gave much

Science & Technology | Social Media

Why no one knows which stories are the most popular on Facebook - The Verge

Facebook’s CrowdTangle is only telling part of the story — and viral tweets about it are driving the company crazy

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iOS 14: Here’s an early look at how you’ll be able to change default apps - 9to5Mac

One of the new and most awaited features of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is the option to change the default browser and email apps. Users will have to wait until developers update their apps to be compatible with iOS 14 in order to set them as default apps. Howe

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 19 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 19 2020 Ten years ago I read a copy of a new book containing the reasons for Israel’s transformation into a nation of entrepreneurs.  “Start-Up Nation” by Dan Senor and Saul Singer inspir

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This is what Samsung’s bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live will look like in your ears - The Verge

A new leak shows more angles of Samsung’s next wireless earbuds and their very unique style. The Galaxy Buds Live might also feature active noise cancellation.

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CTECH - Israel's latest Technology and Innovations.

CTECH – Israel’s latest Technology and Innovations. $100 million investment in Israel is just the beginning, says Shengjing Peakview Capital executive. Sherrie Wang, Managing Partner at one of China’s largest global fund of funds, is opt

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the U.S. next month | TechCrunch

Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners linked to artists they’ll need to toggle on

Business & Finance | Business

6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020

Small businesses face immense competition from established brands, but there's still plenty you can do to boost your SEO without substantial funds.

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You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement - The Verge

If you owned an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, or 7 Plus that was slowed down by Apple’s battery management, you can now file a claim as part of the $500 million class action lawsuit settlement.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 12,2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 12, 2020 Israel continues to develop tests and treatments to combat the Covid-19 virus that attacks the respiratory system and also restricts many of us from enjoying the fresh air outside. Other Israeli me

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook’s AI separates speech in recordings of up to 5 people

Facebook researchers describe an AI system that can isolate speech from recordings of multiple speakers on a single microphone.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Daily Crunch: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14

A beta version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is available to the public, Coinbase may go public and researchers discover a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 9, 2020. The big story: Apple releases public be

Miscellaneous | Dating & Relationships

Tinder Tests 'Face to Face' Video Chat for Potential Matches

Dating in the time of coronavirus is not easy, but Tinder may have a solution. The online dating service this week introduced a new Face to Face test for select members across the globe.

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology News Israel successfully launches new spy satellite. The Space Administration in the Ministry of Defense led the development and production of “Ofek 16”, an electro-optical reconnaissance satellit

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iPhone 12 release date, leaks, price and what we know

A new iPhone is almost here, and it's almost certainly four versions of the iPhone 12. Here's everything you need to know.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 5, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 5, 2020 Israel continues to develop and implement many medical and scientific innovations to control the impact of the Covid-19 virus in Israel and globally, including partnering startups in the UAE. At the

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Permission for tracking in iOS 14 creates clash with advertisers

Apple and the ad industry are once again in conflict, as ad associations object to the way iOS 14 seeks user permission for tracking ...

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How technology is helping dine-in restaurants reopen | VentureBeat

Restaurants have had to rapidly embrace delivery and pickups, but as lockdown measures ease, technology is playing a big role in enabling people to dine in.

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Microsoft Edge completely takes over your PC on startup

Microsoft Edge seemed like a good thing originally, but now that it's rolling out widely, users are infuriated at what first happens at startup.

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The Best Drawing Apps for the iPad Pro | Digital Trends

The best drawing apps for the iPad Pro turn Apple's tablet into an artist's canvas. Here are some of our favorite drawing apps for both artists and hobbyists.

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The Reason Apple iPads Don't Have Calculators

Apple's iPad is a versatile computing device that has pretty much anything a user could ever want—except a standard calculator. Here's why.

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No charger or EarPods with iPhone 12, confirms reliable leaker - 9to5Mac

A leaker with a solid track-record has backed reports that the iPhone 12 will ship with no charger or EarPods, reducing costs for Apple and enabling ...

Health & Fitness | Health

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks | | Blogs | CDC

CDC - Blogs - NIOSH Science Blog – N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks -

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 29, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 29, 2020 The severity of the second wave of Covid-19 infections is still “up in the air”, but Israeli treatments, equipment and personnel are ready to face it. Meanwhile, the airways are full of

Science & Technology | Tech

6 truths about your phone's battery life: All about overcharging, overheating, fast charging

What does a fast charger do to your phone's battery over time? How can you help extend your battery's life? We spoke to experts. Here's what we learned.

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology News Survey finds Israeli tech workers taking Covid-19 salary cuts on the chin. While wages have been cut, the drop in income has been relatively small and the sector is still expected to pull Israel out of t

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Former Intel engineer reveals the truth about the Mac’s switch to Apple Silicon

Apple’s long-rumored switch from Intel chips to Apple Silicon is the biggest Mac shake-up in years. Now, an Intel engineer has revealed exactly why it happened.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook executive acknowledges 'trust deficit' to advertisers

A top Facebook executive acknowledged the platform has a "trust deficit" in a call with advertisers obtained by the Financial Times as brands join a growing bo

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Silicon Macs ditch startup key combos, alter Target Disk Mode | Appleinsider

Apple Silicon Macs are changing some long-time user interface methods, and startup key combinations for restore or Target Disk Mode have been significantly changed.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

How to Achieve Greatness in the GO Battle League | Pokemon GO Hub

Want to make it to the top in GO Battle League by achieving rank 10? Find out here with our advanced list of tips and tricks that will boost your rank.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Data miners discover more information on the Team Go Rocket Balloons | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers, the PokeMiners have come through with some more details on the Team Go Rocket balloon, and how it functions. Let’s have a look! Previous data mining article: Pokémon GO 0.179.0 APK Breakdown: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Team

Science & Technology | Technology

Jason Calacanis Urges Users to Quit Facebook and Instagram, Says He'll Fund Alternative

"I'm gonna fund folks to replace both platforms," tech investor tweeted Sunday evening

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How to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 - 9to5Mac

This step by step guide with screenshots covers how to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 to create a truly customized experience.

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Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules | TechCrunch

Apple has announced an upcoming change to App Store rules that could mark a major shift in how the marketplace operates. Developers will soon be able to challenge not just the rejection of an app, but the rule that prompted that rejection. Bug fixes will

Science & Technology | Tech News

Here Are All the New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

If you want a hint at the big changes coming to the Apple Watch this fall, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is the event to watch. Kevin Lynch took the main stage today to detail all the updates coming in watchOS 7, which gives us a pretty

Science & Technology | Tech

iOS 14 release date, beta, features and supported iPhones | TechRadar

iOS 14 was just confirmed at WWDC 2020 – these are all the features confirmed so far.

Science & Technology | Tech

Spotify could be working to add music videos to its app | TechRadar

Code hidden in the current Spotify app suggests a music video feature could be on the way – but it might never see the light of day.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 21, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 21, 2020 Many of this week’s positive Israel articles highlight Israelis working with nature for global benefit. They include urban and desert agriculture, accessible beaches, renewable energy, water

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology News What is it about 5G technology that makes it such a popular target for conspiracy theories? Is it due to the timing of its rollout coinciding with the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19)? Or perhaps it is

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega evolution is coming to Pokémon Go - Polygon

Mega evolution is finally coming to Pokémon Go in 2020, which will inevitably make sweeping changes to the meta.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Twitter has announced a new feature that lets users attach audio snippets to their tweets. Audio tweets are available first on iOS "for a limited group of people" but will become available to all iOS Twitter users over the next few weeks.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

Facebook has come under criticism for allowing political ads to contain false statements. Now, Mark Zuckerberg says that users will be able to turn them off.

Science & Technology | Tech

Adobe Flash will finally die on December 31, 2020

There was a time when Flash made the web a more vibrant and fun place by providing easy access to games and video content. There was even a brief time

Science & Technology | Tech

Rumor: Apple making folding iPhone with separate but 'seamless' screens

As if a supposed leak of iPhone 12 molds today wasn’t enough, another big rumor about upcoming Apple devices has surfaced: The company apparently is apparently working on a foldable iPhone with two separate but ‘fairly continuos’ panels. The rumor comes c

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CTECH - Israel Technology News

CTECH – Israel Technology News Israeli court documents reveal worrying details on Teva’s decision to acquire Mexico’s Rimsa. Classified documents show that Teva’s board of directors didn’t even dedicate a full meeting to the acquisit

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

The 5 Best WiFi Routers for Working From Home 2020 | Inc.

Boost your internet to handle all of your work needs with these powerful and affordable options.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 14, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 14, 2020 So much energy is going into the Israeli ecosystem at the moment. This includes non-stop development of Covid-19 treatments and defenses, plus new life-saving cardiology and neurology innovations,

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Niantic Provides guidelines for Pokéstop scanning | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers!! With the official announcement in late May that Pokéstop scanning was coming to Pokémon Go there have been a lot of questions about the process and how it works. Pushed Image for the Pokéstop scanning tutorial courtesy the PokeMiners User

Science & Technology | Science

You Can Get up Close to This Coronavirus—It's Made of Glass | WIRED

But maybe not too close.  Luke Jerram's glass statues won't make you sick, but they could still take your eye out.

Science & Technology | Science

Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations 

The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that's hundreds of feet away.

Politics | Censorship

Facebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said the tech giant is removing posts that look to promote or organize protests against stay-at-home orders

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli scientists produce energy from plants

In step forward for renewables, researchers at Tel Aviv University say they have succeeded in making hydrogen from microscopic algae

Health & Fitness | Exercise & Fitness

Weight Watchers vs. Noom: Which is better for weight loss?

Find out how relative newcomer Noom stacks up against the legacy of Weight Watchers.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter's Newest Trick Relies on Tracking More of Your Clicks | WIRED

The social media company is testing warnings for users who try to share links to articles they haven't read. To do that, it has to know what you've read.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Twitter would like you to actually read stories before you retweet them - The Verge

This test is currently limited to Android users. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter will prompt them to open it before they do so. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking if this test will roll o

Science & Technology | Tech News

New Apple Leak Promises Stunning MacBook Pro

The anticipation continues to build ahead of Apple’s upcoming virtual WWDC, and the biggest impact on Apple's future will be with MacOS.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple becomes the first $1.5 trillion U.S. company—despite COVID-19

The company’s huge market valuation may suggest that investors believe Apple will come out stronger post-coronavirus.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Will Reveal ARM Chip Overhaul for Mac at WWDC 2020

Extensive rumors claim Apple will switch from Intel to ARM processors in its future Macs. That change now seems imminent: it will happen at WWDC in mid-June.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is working on a way for people to request a blue checkmark, again

Twitter is bringing back a feature it had to kill after it was misapplied to a neo-Nazi.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 8, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 8, 2020 The highlights include:   Israeli discovery of bacteria in all types of cancer cells will transform oncology. Israeli engineers make free 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children Israel sent Covid-

Science & Technology | Tech

Google just banned an Indian app that helps remove Chinese apps from your phone – BGR

Remove China Apps, a popular app made in India was just pulled from the Google Play Store for violating Google’s Deceptive Behavior Policy. The move is the latest episode in the escalating China vs. India conflict that included skirmishes at the Himalay

Science & Technology | Tech

Coronavirus contact tracing apps face consistency challenges | VentureBeat

Contact-tracing apps across the U.S. and internationally won't be following the same standards, creating a substantial roadblock to their effectiveness.

Science & Technology | Technology

Download video chat backgrounds from your favorite MeTV shows

Use these classic television sets to jazz up your calls in Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more!

Science & Technology | Tech News

Microsoft reportedly turns to A.I. to optimize MSN news, replacing human workers

Microsoft will not renew the contracts of 50 contractors who curate content for MSN, and will instead entrust the responsibility to artificial intelligence.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020 Many of Israel’s latest innovations will support the new reality that will exist when the current pandemic is over. Patients will be monitored remotely both inside hospitals and outside. Radar

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How to Enable 9 New Free Fonts in macOS Catalina

Apple recently licensed a number of fonts from well-regarded type foundries and has made them available for free in macOS Catalina. Here's how to enable them.

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macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Update Adds Battery Health Management

Today Apple rolled out an update to macOS Catalina that adds a new Battery Health Management tool in the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences.

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Google to make quality of "page experience" a ranking factor in Search results

It's part of a long list of actions Google has taken to force publishers to deliver better experiences for users.

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Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts | Engadget

Facebook is now verifying IDs for profiles that have both suspicious behavior and posts that quickly go viral.

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Big Tech's Section 230 law: What it is and why some want it changed

The Justice Department is hosting a workshop to examine the scope of the Big Tech protection law known as Section 230.

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Former Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on privatization of space exploration | Fox News Video

Harrison Schmitt, second to last man to walk on the moon, joins Neil Cavuto on 'Your World.'

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CTECH - Israel Technology News Brief May 28, 2020

CTECH – Israel Technology News Brief May 28, 2020 Interview | One-third of all airlines will not survive the pandemic, says Wizz Air CEO. József Váradi spoke to Calcalist about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected airlines, and what to expect

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Compared: Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 versus Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro | Appleinsider

Dell's new XPS 15 and XPS 17 lines are a direct competitor to Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, but are the rival notebooks any match for Apple's top-of-the-range model? On paper, it could be too close to call.

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Speculation time! Why are the Pokémon GO servers going down? | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers!! Niantic announced today that the Pokémon Go servers will be going down on Monday, June 1, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT.  This is a pretty significant occurrence, 7 hours without Pokémon Go.  Niantic was very vague in their a

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020 Israel has just celebrated the anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, resulting in a beautiful modern city that now benefits all. There are many more examples in this week’s newsletter

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Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing into Latest Phone Update

If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology. Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a pe

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CTECH Israel Technology News Brief

CTECH Israel Technology News Brief Analysis | The U.S. demands Israel takes its side in the new Cold War with China. The U.S. secretary of state’s irregular visit to Israel last week was meant to signal that the trade war with China is escalating in th

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Twitter is testing settings that let you choose who replies to your tweet

The settings could let you allow only people you follow or mention to participate in conversations on the platform.