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From: Infinite Loop ? Ars Technica

ZFS: The other new Apple file system that almost was?until it wasn?t
In file systems as in all else, Steve Jobs' favor was a fickle thing.

A ZFS developer?s analysis of the good and bad in Apple?s new APFS file system
Encryption options are great, but Apple's attitude on checksums is still funky.

From expert pitchfork user to competent Mac user
A Mac user confesses that it was not the computer that he fell in love with.

 


From: MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

Apple gains patent for location-based smartphone control via infrared
Apple has come up with a way to control functions of a smartphone, via infrared light. The recently published patent for "Systems and methods for receiving infrared data with a camera designed to detect images based on visible light" (9,380,225) suggests infrared light received by a sensor could be used to transmit data to the device, forcing functions to work in specific ways, or in some applications, temporarily disabling some elements entirely....

The Big Deal: Grab over $3,000 of photography resources for only $99
For quite a while now, MacNN sometimes finds a deal that is too big or important to go into our other deal lists, and is deserving enough to be highlighted inside its own Big Deals post. Even though the clock is running out for MacNN, we're still going to point out the deals we think you will enjoy like we always have. Like last summer, we've found one of the largest photography bundles deals available, with the aptly named The Big Deal 2016 from Foto Promos....

Apple finances music videos to help secure exclusivity deals
Apple is helping to fund the music videos of artists and bands, as part of its plan to gain exclusives for its streaming music service. Executives from both Apple and elsewhere in the industry advised to a report the iPhone producer has helped finance musical projects, including Drake's Hotline Bling and MIA's Borders videos, to not only get content for its subscribers not available anywhere else, but also to make Apple Music a more attractive place to be, in a similar vein to MTV in the 1990's....

 


From: MacInTouch

Report: Apple
MacBook Retina vs. MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro; Windows 10 forced updates and dirty tricks; Windows laptop trackpads, and competition among artificial intelligence and speech systems

Report: Applications
Adobe abuse follow-up; BusyMac update; Logic Pro WaveBurner question

Report: Audio
Klipsch KG300 and Self Voice Monitoring feature

 


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From: WIRED

Researchers Sue the Government Over Computer Hacking Law
Researchers Sue the Government Over Computer Hacking Law
The CFAA makes it illegal to violate a web site's terms of service, preventing researchers from investigating possible discrimination on sites. The post Researchers Sue the Government Over Computer Hacking Law appeared first on WIRED.

Amazon Puts Out the Fire With Budget Phones for Prime Members
Amazon Puts Out the Fire With Budget Phones for Prime Members
After its own phone flopped, Amazon's subsidizing popular budget devices for Prime members. The post Amazon Puts Out the Fire With Budget Phones for Prime Members appeared first on WIRED.

 


From: Gizmodo

This Indestructible Camera Will Be the Only Thing Left to Record the Apocalypse

When you go to the trouble of installing a security camera in some hard-to-reach place, you want to know for certain it will survive with little need for maintenance. That?s what Panasonic is promising with this remote camera that keeps on recording even when the wind is blowing at preposterous speeds up to 134 MPH.

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You Can Stop Second-Guessing That Big Jon Snow Revelation from the Finale

There?s no real way to really discuss this without spoilers, so let me put it this way: If you had any lingering doubts about that scene, you may put now them away.

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Science
From: National Geographic News

Dead Cubs, Illegal Baiting Lead to Bear Hunt Suspension
The controversial practice is now on hold in Florida, but can bruins survive a rising tidal wave of people and climate change?

 


From: BBC News - Science & Environment

Cameron urged to ratify climate deal before quitting as PM
Prime Minister David Cameron is being urged to ratify the Paris climate agreement before leaving office.

World class science 'will endure' in UK after Brexit
The UK Science Minister, Jo Johnson, says that world class research will "endure" following the Brexit.

Automated amphibian teaches us to walk
Scientists in Switzerland have created a robotic salamander that mimics the gait of the ancient amphibian in great detail.

 


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