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iOS 8 randomizes MAC address while scanning WiFi, blocks marketers tracking you

One iOS 8 feature Apple hasn’t talked about much is its ability to randomize the device’s MAC address while scanning for WiFi networks.<p>In iOS 8, Wi-Fi scanning behavior has changed to use random,locally administered MAC addresses… The MAC address used for Wi-Fi scans may not always be the devices …

Rumor: NFC, wireless charging, improved LTE slated for iPhone 6

New high-resolution photos surfaced over the weekend showing what is expected to be the much thinner iPhone 6 following a report from Venture Beat that corroborates several other claims that the next generation iPhone will feature a larger display than previous models. Included in that report are …

iOS 8 fights unwanted location tracking with randomized MAC addresses

Apple will score some major privacy points with iOS 8.<p>The tech giant has changed iOS so that the operating system will hide the real, unique MAC (Media Access Control) address of an iPhone or iPad scanning Wi-Fi networks, reports Quartz. By generating a random, locally administered MAC address in …

iOS 8 code shows iPad split-screen, Maps transit in the works; Health interface changed late in development

In the several months leading up to Apple’s 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference, we reported on several features on tap for iOS 8, the new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system, and OS X Yosemite. Many of the features we reported on were announced last week: improved messaging, revamped …

Comment: The iPad precedent may predict the future of Apple’s MacBook line-up

Apple last month started warning users of 32-bit apps that future versions of macOS would not run ‘without compromise.’<p>It was a vague warning, but suggests that Apple does have a plan to allow 32-bit apps to continue to run even after macOS has nominally switched to a 64-bit-only environment …

MacBook Air

Safari in iOS 8 uses camera to scan and enter credit card info

In iOS 8, Apple has a new feature in Safari that allows users to scan a credit card with the device’s camera rather than manually entering the number when making a purchase online.<p>When entering a credit card number into a form online to, for example, make a purchase, Safari already allowed users to …

Apple's iOS 8 Delivers Credit-Card Scanning, Better Mobile Privacy

Apple's reveal of iOS 8 at WWDC last week delivered a number of surprises, but users are still discovering more features, including a new …

Will Netherlands Make It Fourth Time Lucky?

Netherlands are drawn in a group of death with Spain and Chile, with Australia the fourth side. Spain beat Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final to bag their first title. But it was their third heartbreak for the Dutch who featured in the title clash on two previous occasions in 1974, when they …

Europe

World Cup 2022 bid could be thrown open amid Qatar inquiry, says Cameron

Prime minister indicates anything is possible, and says corruption inquiry relating to Qatar bid should take its course<p>David Cameron has indicated that the World Cup bid for 2022 could be thrown open, saying anything could be possible after the allegations of corruption about the Qatar bid.<p>The …

World Cup 2014

The most beautiful images from the most amazing moments that defined the 2014 tournament.<p>What happened in Brazil on Sunday? Nothing much, just Germany winning the World Cup. Four more years until we do this again!

Brazil

The World Cup is better than your job

The World Cup happens only once every four years, and yet most businesses still expect their employees to show up during the biggest sporting event on Earth. We spoke to a dozen employees who took a leave of absence — or quit outright — in order to watch the World Cup. Learn from their wisdom.<p>How …

America's greatest foe is once again its own fullbacks

The U.S. national team's biggest problem is a familiar one.<p>Sometimes the United States has eight fullbacks. Sometimes they have no fullbacks. But regardless of how many fullbacks the Americans have, there is one constant -- they don't have two good ones.<p>That has been a problem that has plagued the …

How to Make Perfect Easter Eggs

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Knowing how to properly hard-boil an egg is a life skill you should always keep in your back pocket, especially this time of year when you need to make perfectly un-crackled Easter eggs.<p>As Kenji noted in this Food Lab column …

SpaceX Dragon V2 can seat up to seven passengers, use thrusters to land on solid ground

SpaceX's Dragon capsule has been taking cargo to the International Space Station since 2012, but it's done so lacking the chops to shuttle humans into orbit. The firm's just unveiled the next generation of the spacecraft, dubbed Dragon V2, to remedy that, and it's designed to do much more than …

World Cup 2014: Guide to Brazil's Group A

Media playback is not supported on this device<p>BRAZIL (seeded)<p>How do they play?<p><b>Style & formation:</b> The flicks and tricks remain second nature, but this Brazil side is also resilient and well organised, moulded by the pragmatism of 2002 World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari.<p>They press the …

Soccer

World Cup 2014 Tactics: Analysing Brazil's tactical approach & set

The Brazilian national football team, or as they are more popularly known in their homeland <i>‘the Selecao’</i>, are once again favourites going into the …

Adidas Brazuca - Your Complete Guide to the 2014 World Cup Ball | Sportslens

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How-to: Conserve battery power on your iOS devices

Since the introduction of smart devices, battery power has been and still remains a precious commodity. In this article we will review many of the features and settings of iOS devices that impact battery life, and make recommendations about how to conserve power.<p>One important thing to keep in mind …

California Chrome's Triple Crown Won't Be Dismantled at Preakness

Triple Crown races are some of the most challenging in all of horse racing, but the Preakness will not give California Chrome much trouble.<p>If you're looking for insight on how Chrome will dominate the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, you need look no further than his performance at the Run for the …

Horse Racing

World Cup Central Blog

Oct 10, 2017<p>With 23 of the 32 finalists for the 2018 World Cup finals now known, and all matches played that will be used by FIFA to rank nations, …

Soccer

World Cup 2014: Brazil-bound Howard Webb shows at the Bernebeu why he is such a trusted referee

English referee Howard Webb will travel to Brazil with even more stature after a good night officiating the Champions League semi-final in Madrid. Henry Winter reports<p>Karim Benzema, Xabi Alonso, Luka Modric and Carlo Ancelotti were not the only ones earning praise after Real Madrid's 1-0 victory …

Roy Hodgson: Rooney 'looking very good' at World Cup training camp

The England manager gives an upbeat assessment as preparations continue for England's World Cup campaign<p><b>England</b>'s World Cup adventure could not have got off to a better start in the eyes of Roy Hodgson, especially given the way Wayne Rooney has hit the ground running.<p>It is just three weeks until …

Two down, one to go as California Chrome races to victory at Preakness Stake

Pre-race sights<p>California Chrome wins the Preakness in dramatic fashion to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown.<p>California Chrome wins the Preakness in dramatic fashion to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown.<p>BALTIMORE — With the frontstretch stands packed …