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Apple Watch Diary: The Series 4 is definitely a worthwhile upgrade for me

The Apple Watch succeeded in converting me from a smartwatch skeptic to an Apple Watch convert, but I held out on upgrading until the Series 3 came along. There were two reasons that persuaded me to upgrade – improved Siri performance and the automatic monitoring of heart-rate, my Series 0 being …

Apple Watch

Consumer Reports: Biggest changes for iPhone XS and XS Max are faster A12 chip and camera improvements

Consumer Reports is out with its initial take on the iPhone XS and XS Max. While its full review is still in the works, the consumer focused publication calls out the new A12 Bionic chip and camera upgrades as the most notable improvements over the iPhone X.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Up front, Consumer …

Batteries

Patrick Stewart Tweets Photo Of ‘Star Trek’ Writers: ‘Journey Has Begun’

“The journey has begun,” tweeted Patrick Stewart today, with a photo of himself and a gaggle of <i>Star Trek</i> writers staring at, well, we don’t know what …

Star Trek

Microsoft’s Surface Hub 2 can be upgraded with a CPU cartridge

But you'll have to wait until 2020 for the cool rotating screen.<p>Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 will officially arrive in the second quarter of next year -- but not in the way you expect. During its Ignite conference today, the company revealed that it'll offer two models of the collaborative display: …

Apple completes Shazam acquisition, will make app ad-free for everyone

Apple has successfully completed its acquisition of Shazam, the popular song identification app. The company confirmed it was buying Shazam and its development team for a reported $400 million last December. The acquisition was temporarily held up because of an investigation by the European Union, …

European Union

Why Ted Cruz’s latest attack against Beto O’Rourke is so important

The details of what transpired in the Dallas shooting are still under investigation, but based on what we know, a local police officer, Amber Guyger, …

Ted Cruz

DisplayMate: iPhone XS Max Has Best Smartphone Display Ever

iPhone XS Max has the best smartphone display ever, according to display testing and calibration firm DisplayMate Technologies.<p>iPhone XS Max has a number of notable improvements over the original iPhone X, including higher peak brightness and better color accuracy, and matches or sets smartphone …

Kuo: iPhone XS Max considerably more popular than XS, 256GB model is top pick

Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with details on how the iPhone XS and XS Max are doing after the new phones launched last weekend. In addition to how much more popular the XS Max is compared to the XS, Kuo has specifics on what storage size and colors are selling best along with some updates on Apple …

Selling

James Lipton Stepping Down as Host of Inside The Actors Studio

James Lipton is all Q&A’d out. The legendary face of <i>Inside The Actors Studio</i> is stepping down as host of the venerable interview series, which is in …

New York City

iOS keyboard cursor now works on all devices running iOS 12

One of the iPhone’s most useful 3D Touch features is the ability to turn your keyboard into a trackpad while typing, and with iOS 12, this functionality is coming to handsets without Apple’s pressure-sensitive technology. <i>Mashable</i> notes that you can enable the functionality by long-pressing the …

iOS

Apple Releases macOS Mojave With Dark Mode, Stacks, Dynamic Desktop and More

Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS Mojave, to the public. macOS Mojave is a free download that's available today for anyone who has a compatible Mac, and it comes after 11 rounds of betas.<p>macOS Mojave can be downloaded from the Mac App Store, with a …

App Store

This Siri shortcut keeps an eye on police during a traffic stop

The smartphone has become a useful tool in shining a light on police abuse and overreach. Now, there’s a Siri shortcut that quickly readies your iPhone to record your experience with police during a traffic stop.<p>The shortcut was created by Reddit user Robert Peterson of Florence, AZ., who suggests …

iOS

tvOS 12.0.1 update for Apple TV now available

Apple has today released tvOS 12.0.1 to the public. The company doesn’t mention any new notable changes, so it’s likely that this is a minor bug fix and stability improvements update.<p>Today’s release comes a week after the release of tvOS 12.0, which packed support for Dolby Atmos audio, new space …

TvOS

'Sinister': As GOP Tried to Push Through Kavanaugh Vote, Senators Reportedly Knew of Second Assault Allegation

Julia Conley, staff writerSenate Republicans' reason for attempting to push through a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation came …

Republicans

New Allegations Show the GOP Has No Character And No Soul

Several days ago Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted:<p><i>“It is imperative the Judiciary committee move forward on the Kavanaugh nomination and a</i> …

Lindsey Graham

Avenatti Says New Kavanaugh Accuser is Prepared to Testify that He Participated in the 'Targeting of Women with Alcohol'

Just as Senate Republicans finally capitulated to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's request to testify about her attempted rape allegation against Supreme …

Republicans

Brett Kavanaugh is historically unpopular, and more voters believe Christine Ford, Fox News poll finds

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nominator wasn't very popular before Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he tried to rape her in high …

Brett Kavanaugh

No-win situation for Senate Republicans imperils Kavanaugh

Politics News<p>As Republicans wrestle with the increasingly complicated politics of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, it’s getting even harder to envision him winning confirmation.<p>That’s true for those who think his chances have dipped far below 50 percent, and even for some who once …

Republicans

Ted Cruz bets on bigotry

Let’s stipulate a few facts before we get to the main point of this column:<p><b>FACT #1</b>: Ted Cruz will likely win reelection this November. Texas has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since the days of Lloyd Bentsen more than 25 years ago. The polling averages give Ted Cruz more than a …

Ted Cruz

Apple's iOS 12 update brings a new feature to the Airpods which is quite useful- Technology News, Firstpost

Apple recently announced <b>iOS 12</b> for iPhones and iPads, highlighting the entire aspect of digital wellbeing by encouraging users to stay away from …

iOS

Morning Digest: NRCC pulls the plug on vulnerable Pennsylvania GOP congressman

Senate<p>● <b>ND-Sen</b>: Republican Kevin Cramer has a long history of insulting comments about women, but his attempt to defend Supreme Court nominee Brett …

Scott Walker

Republicans have created these eight problems for themselves and Kavanaugh

On Sunday night, the dam seemed to break in the confirmation fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. The duo of Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer (whose work helped bring down then-New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman) reported that Deborah Ramirez has accused her former Yale …

U.S. Supreme Court

4 tools every digital artist needs

In the ever-growing and competitive creative industry, being a digital artist isn’t easy - or cheap. But whether you’re a professional or new to the …

Digital Art

The US now has 197 cities where the median home value tops $1 million

A recent Zillow report found that the average home costs around $1 million in 197 different U.S. cities. In 2018 alone, 23 cities have been added to the millionaire’s club. This reflects an ongoing trend in the U.S: homes are simply getting more expensive.<p>Unsurprisingly, most of these …

Housing Market

The Unheard White Album: An Exclusive First Listen

Everything we know about the White Album is about to change. The Beatles’ 1968 masterpiece has always been been the deepest mystery in their …

Trump’s trade wars start biting GOP ahead of midterms

With fresh U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods taking effect Monday, company reports and prominent sentiment gauges are flashing early warnings for the economy.<p>President Donald Trump’s trade battles are already triggering economic warnings — and rising danger for Republicans just ahead of the midterm …

Washington State

8 Apps to Help You Deliver Killer Speeches and Presentations

Even the best performers and speakers experience stage fright and performance anxiety. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have been known to vomit right on stage. Adele's been very open about her battles with anxiety and stage fright, admitting to Rolling Stone that she's scared of audiences. Famed …

Public Speaking

Same-sex suburban couples are changing the equality fight

<b>(AP Photo/Michael C Corder)</b><p>LGBTQ couples moving away from older cities defies the perceived connection between heterosexual families<p>Clayton Howard<p>September 23, 2018 12:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the most …

Same-Sex Couples

iPhone XS Max destroys Galaxy Note 9 in first real-life speed test

Apple’s new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max were finally released this past weekend after what seemed to some people like an impossibly long wait. …

Galaxy Note