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by: Paul HorowitzSending invitations to events is a primary feature in any calendar, and the Calendar app for iPhone and iPad is no exception. While it is easy to send invitations to events to contacts or other people with the Calendar app on iPhone and iPad, if you’re unfamiliar with the process it may be new to you. Additionally, there are a few quirks that may cause some confusion when using the Calendar invitation system on iOS and iPadOS. Let’s dive in and see how this feature works. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
Apple allows users to unlock their Macs using their Apple Watch, which is a super handy feature for users of both devices. As convenient as this may sound, the feature isn’t completely flawless though, and sometimes you may run into issues with the auto-unlocking Mac feature. Since Apple Watch and your Mac relies on a wireless connection to get this done, you can run into connectivity problems that may prevent you from unlocking your Mac with it. Additionally, certain macOS settings can change the way your Mac unlocks and in some rare cases, software glitches can stop your Apple Watch from unlocking your Mac too. Regardless, it’s pretty easy to diagnose what’s causing this issue and get it fixed.Interested in learning what you can do? Here, we’ll be going through the various troubleshooting methods that you can follow to fix and unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch normally again. >> Full Article <<
June 13, 2023 By Sergiu Gatlan Multiple editions of Windows 10 21H2 have reached their end of service (EOS) in this month's Patch Tuesday, as Microsoft reminded customers today.Since Windows 10 21H2 (also known as the Windows 10 November 2021 Update) will no longer receive security updates, customers are advised to upgrade to the latest release as soon as possible to avoid exposing their systems to attacks exploiting unpatched security vulnerabilities."Customers who contact Microsoft Support after this date will be directed to update their device to the latest version of Windows 10 or upgrade to Windows 11 to remain supported," Microsoft said in an initial announcement on March 14.The complete list of Windows 10 21H2 editions that have reached their end of servicing on June 13, 2023, includes:Windows 10 Home, version 21H2 Windows 10 Pro, version 21H2 Windows 10 Pro Education, version 21H2 Windows 10 Pro for Workstations, version 21H2 >> Full Article <<
MacOS Monterey and MacOS Big Sur introduced a new style to the MacOS alert dialog boxes, which look more like something you’d see in iOS than MacOS. In the new design style for MacOS alert dialog windows, everything is centered with the app icon on the top and the alert messages below, whereas the older traditional style of MacOS alert dialog boxes has always shown an icon on the far left, with the alert information to the right of that. If you’d like to return to the older traditional style of MacOS alert dialog boxes and windows, you can do so with the help of a defaults write command. ★★ Full Article ★★
by: Paul Horowitz Sometimes when adding an event to Calendar on iPhone or iPad, you may unintentionally add the event to the calendar on your local device, rather than to iCloud. This is often why a calendar event appears to not sync with other Apple devices, because if the event is stored in a calendar set to “On My iPhone” or “On My iPad” rather than iCloud, it will not sync between your devices.Similarly, if a calendar event is set on a local calendar, you will not see the option to send an invite to that calendar event as the ‘Invitees’ feature is unavailable for local calendars, and only used for iCloud calendars.If you want to learn how to change a calendar event from “On My iPhone” or “On My iPad” to iCloud, read on. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
by: Paul Horowitz If you spend time in Zoom Meetings, whether hosting or joining, and you’re using a Mac or Windows PC, and perhaps you’re new to either platform or new to Zoom, you may be wondering how to raise your hand in a virtual meeting, and how to lower your hand.Of course we’re talking about raising and lowering your virtual hand in Zoom Meetings, not literally doing so on camera, and it turns out it’s quite simple. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
by: Paul Horowitz Zoom Meetings are a regular part of many of our lives these days, and if you’re using Zoom from an iPhone, iPad, or Android, you may be wondering how you can raise your hand in Zoom for those devices.We’ll show you how to raise your hand in Zoom for iPad, iPhone, or even Android. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
by: Paul HorowitzThe Spotify app for Mac defaults to opening itself automatically every time the Mac restarts, boots, or a user logs in to the Mac.If you do not want Spotify to open automatically on the Mac, and you’re running MacOS Ventura, read along to prevent this behavior and stop Spotify from opening itself. ⇨⇨ Full Article ⇦⇦
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2646]Jack Clark[/url], 16 Jun 2014 Microsoft has found a way to massively increase the compute capabilities of its data centers, despite the fact that Moore's Law is wheezing towards its inevitable demise. In a paper to be presented this week at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture ([url=http://cag.engr.uconn.edu/isca2014/]ISCA[/url]), titled [i]A Reconfigurable Fabric for Accelerating Large-Scale Datacenter Services[/i], a troupe of top Microsoft Research boffins explain how the company has dealt with the slowdown in single-core clock-rate improvements that has occurred over the past decade. The Register/full read here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/16/microsoft_catapult_fpgas/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/16/microsoft_catapult_fpgas/[/url]
"Quote" Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8 By Michael deAgonia June 6, 2014 02:46 PM ET Summary/ Computerworld - At this year's World Wide Developer Conference, Apple execs demonstrated a variety of new features for the company's desktop and mobile lineup. While more than a few stood out as game-changers -- such as allowing [url=http://www.apple.com/ios/ios8/developer/]iOS 8 apps to access data from one another[/url] and the rollout of the new [url=https://developer.apple.com/swift/]Swift[/url] programming language -- I believe the most important change for users is the tightened bond between OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. ComputerWorld/ Full Read Here: [url=http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248898/Apple_s_Continuity_tack_brings_ubiquitous_computing_to_Yosemite_and_iOS_8]http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248898/Apple_s_Continuity_tack_brings_ubiquitous_computing_to_Yosemite_and_iOS_8[/url]
By [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/Author/2479]Andrew Orlowski[/url], 13 Jun 2014 Hollywood film actor Tom Hanks' WhoSay page is attributing copyright of a photograph to the millionaire rather than to the British photographer from Cornwall to whom it actually belongs - and the plucky Brit is now fighting for the recognition he deserves. The photo was taken by snapper [url=http://www.timmartindale.co.uk]Tim Martindale[/url] last year, and features his late father’s war medals on a Cornwall beach. R The Register/ Full Read Here/ [url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/13/tom_hanks_page_claims_copyright_on_brit_photographers_pic/]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/13/tom_hanks_page_claims_copyright_on_brit_photographers_pic/[/url]
Samsung's ever expanding universe of tablets welcomed a new 8-inch member to its Galaxy Tab 3 series. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, which fits comfortably between the [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57581812-94/samsung-reveals-7-inch-galaxy-tab-3/]7-inch [/url]and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-3/4505-3126_7-35781419.html]10.1-inch[/url] models in the series, ships with Android 4.2, sports a 1,280x800-pixel resolution TFT display, and houses a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The 8-inch tablet will come with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and is designed to fit comfortably in one hand. It also features a 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and microSD card expansion slot. The tablet's design includes a button on the bottom bezel and sleek, silver and white body, which makes it look similar to other current Samsung Galaxy mobile devices, like the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]S4 smartphone[/url]. Unlike the
By Jeremy Kirk | IDG News Service / June 16, 2014 The Spamhaus Project will soon publish two new data feeds intended to prevent people from being lured to malware-infected websites and domains. The organization, which has long been in the forefront of efforts to stop junk mail, said the two data sets are part of its [url=http://www.spamhaus.org/dbl/]Domain Block List[/url] (DBL), a database updated constantly with spammy domains appearing in emails. The DBL data feed can be incorporated into mail server software that scans messages for the presence of those blacklisted domains. InfoWorld/ full read here/ [url=http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/spamhaus-readies-new-anti-malware-data-feeds-244342]http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/spamhaus-readies-new-anti-malware-data-feeds-244342[/url]
Yahoo has revamped its search results page as part of an ongoing transformation. Rolled out Wednesday, the design changes display the actual search results higher on the page without some of the clutter that appeared in the older version. A new navigation bar at the top offers links to other Yahoo pages, including the home page, Mail, News, Finance, Weather, and Flickr. That bar will also eventually wind its way to other Yahoo pages. Yahoo also said the page loads faster thanks to some behind-the-scenes enhancements, while the overall design is a bit more in line with that of its home page. And the company promises more changes ahead for its search results page. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57587772-93/yahoo-search-results-page-gets-a-makeover/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3812i36762FA10F06D40A.jpg[/img]
Today my firefox got updated in beta channel to Latest Firefox 29.0 Beta The have changed the GUI to the dev channel Australis which were released as nightly builds. Well now Firefox looks more Chromish with rounded tabs, new customisation modes, new menu etc, ,still with seperate searchbox. Personally I prefer a fresher interface rather than, the rounded style we see in chrome and few others. Also if the inactive tabs had some kinda border around them.. it would have been good. I like the new menu, more like Win 8 style. They have introduced new sync, but havent tried yet. For full releasnotes : [url=http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0beta/releasenotes/]http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/29.0beta/releasenotes/[/url] So firefox users out there.. How do you welcome the fox?
[quote][b]Brian Bennett[/b] wrote: [img]http://asset2.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim2/2013/07/25/PeakPlus-cropped_610x390.jpg[/img] [i]If you're an untried phone maker hoping to break into the mobile phone business, there are certainly two safe bets in town: Apple's iOS and Google's Android. Upstart smartphone company Geeksphone, however, chose to place its bet on a dark horse in the handset OS war instead. All Geeksphone's gadgets run Firefox OS, which is crafted by Mozilla, the people behind the popular desktop browser of the same name. Geeksphone's latest device, the Peak+, boasts fresh upgrades over its predecessor and signals further commitment to this fledgling platform.[/i] [/quote] [u][b]Read[url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/geeksphone-peak/4505-6452_7-35823856.html] here[/url][/b][/u].
[quote][b]David Carnoy[/b] wrote: Samsung's latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S, takes direct aim at the iPad with units that are both thinner and lighter -- despite offering larger screen sizes -- for the same price as Apple's iconic tablets. The new Samsung models add to the already dizzying array of tablets from the Korean giant available at different price points, sizes, and across two different product lines: the consumer-focused Galaxy Tab and the more productivity/business oriented Note line, which includes a stylus. And while all new tablets always come out of the gate with the iPad in their sights, the Galaxy Tab S seems to have a leg up on its earlier Samsung siblings, at least from a specs and value perspective. [/quote]Read [url=http://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-galaxy-tab-s-10-5-inch/]here[/url].
[url=http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/29/google-shames-slow-u-s-isps-with-its-new-youtube-video-quality-report/]http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/29/google-shames-slow-u-s-isps-with-its-new-youtube-video-quality-report/[/url] Google is shaming bad ISPs with a report on how well they stream YouTube videos.
OK, this is on the seriously geeky side, but if you're keeping tabs on all things Google Glass, you'll want to know that the software kernel underlying the high-tech spectacles is now publicly available. The blog Karthik's Geek Center noted Saturday that the kernel source code for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] has been posted to the [url=https://code.google.com/p/google-glass-kernel-source/]Google Code site[/url], ready for download. The brief writeup there say's that's "unlikely to be the permanent home" for the code, which should end up being relocated to a spot adjacent to "other [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]android[/url] kernel source releases relatively soon." The 65.7MB file -- described as a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_%28file_format%29]"tarball file,"[/url] or a compendium of sorts -- for the code has been downloaded 3,506 times since it was uploaded to the site just over 24 hours ago. It's avail