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What is atrial fibrillation, and why is your watch telling you about it?

John Timmer at ARS: Your heart has four chambers, two atria and two ventricles. The atria are smaller chambers at the top of the heart, and their contraction fills the larger ventricles with blood. The ventricles then provide the powerful push that sends the blood either to the lungs to pick up oxygen or out […]

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Apple Becomes First Trillion-Dollar Company

AppleInsider: Apple, following strong third quarter earnings, on Thursday became the first company in history to be valued at $1 trillion. The company’s stock rose 5 percent in the 24 hours after the earnings announcement, passing the $200 mark on Wednesday for the first time since its stock split four years ago.

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Apple confirms iOS 12 will close iPhone security hole used by police and criminals

James Martin writing at CNET: Apple will make a method — often used by police — for getting data off iPhones much less powerful with a software update announced Wednesday. The change, called USB Restricted Mode, will close down access to data through a iPhone’s Lightning port if the phone hasn’t been unlocked in the […]

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Apple Is Making Password Management Easier in iOS 12

Christina Bonnington writing at Slate: Apple is making some noteworthy changes to the way its devices handle passwords, changes that should help smartphone users better manage their passwords—and perhaps use better password practices in general. In iOS 12, Apple will be giving developers access to a new Password Manager API. This API will work with […]

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Farewell, AirPort… dammit!

AppleInsider: After over a year on life support, Apple’s AirPort base stations are lurching to a final end. AppleInsider is waxing nostalgic about it, and we aren’t very happy. Nor am I. I have an AirPort Extreme and two AirPort Express “extenders.” Truth be told, I’ve been looking to replace them lately, but I’ve secretly […]

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Congress Criticizes FBI Quest for iPhone ‘Backdoor’

Ed Hardy writing at Cult of Mac: Congress has called the FBI on the carpet for its attempt to require Apple to build a backdoor into the iPhone. A letter went out today from a bi-partisan group of representatives accusing the law enforcement agency of over-stating difficulties in unlocked iPhones involved in crimes. The ten […]

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Mac OS Ken: Encrypt-a-palooza-2016-mageddon-gate: The Vindication

Ken Ray on his Mac OS Ken podcast for March 29, 2018: At the time the agency (FBI) said Apple was its only shot at getting into the phone. Now, the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General has released a report that says the FBI didn’t do everything it could to find a solution before […]

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Vincent Laforet: Expect 200-300% speed bump from iMac Pro

Vincent Laforet writing at his blog: Whether you’re editing 8K RED video, H.264 4K Drone footage, 6K 3D VR content or 50 Megapixel RAW stills – you can expect a 200-300% increase in performance in almost every industry leading software with the iMac Pro. I’ve seldom seen a jump this dramatic before on any new […]

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WATCH series 3 battery is amazing

Wow. Just wow. I’ve been wearing an original WATCH Sport (series 0?) since May of 2015 and have been quite pleased with it all this time, but having recently upgraded to an WATCH series 3 GPS + Cellular, I’m just blown away at how much better the battery life is. I’ve gone from “topping off” […]

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Steve Jobs knew what the fuck he was doing…

Six years ago today, The Onion: CUPERTINO, CA—Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple Computers and the only American in the country who had any clue what the fuck he was doing, died Wednesday at the age of 56. Usually people say, “it doesn’t seem like __x__ years,” but in this case, I have to say […]

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