Tim Cook jumps to 69th spot on Glassdoor’s list of top CEOs


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Apple chief Tim Cook on Tuesday was once again named to job website Glassdoor’s list of the top 100 CEOs in America, marking his seventh consecutive appearance on the annual employee rankings chart.

‘Find My Friends’ helps save teenager trapped under car


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Apple’s "Find My Friends" app and accompanying location service helped a mother locate her missing daughter who was left trapped after a dangerous car crash.

Apple’s watchOS 6 lets users delete first-party apps


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When watchOS 6 launches this fall users will be able to delete default first-party apps, including dedicated software designed specifically for Apple Watch, to free up space on the diminutive device’s home screen.

Family credits Apple’s Find My Friends with helping locate daughter after severe car crash


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A mother in North Carolina says that Apple’s Find My Friends application helped locate her daughter after she missed her curfew. Find My Friends led Catrina Alexander to her daughter Macy Smith, who had hydroplaned off the road was stranded under her car.

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Family credits Apple’s Find My Friends with helping locate daughter after severe car crash


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A mother in North Carolina says that Apple’s Find My Friends application helped locate her daughter after she missed her curfew. Find My Friends led Catrina Alexander to her daughter Macy Smith, who had hydroplaned off the road was stranded under her car.

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Apple Watch users will be able to delete stock apps with watchOS 6


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Since the first version, Apple Watch has shipped with a lot of stock apps on the honeycomb grid. watchOS 6 adds even more; App Store, Audiobooks, Calculator, Cycle Tracking, Noise, and Voice Memos.

To date, Apple Watch users have not been able to cleanup their home screens and delete these stock apps, like has been possible with Apple’s apps on iOS for a while now. However, TechCrunch reports that this will change later this year with watchOS 6’s public release.

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Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge set for International Day of Yoga on Friday


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Apple has set its next Apple Watch Activity Challenge for Friday in honor of the International Day of Yoga. Apple Watch users will be able to unlock the achievement by completing a yoga workout of 15 minutes or more on June 21st.

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External drive support in iOS 13 makes it possible to easily share files with a Kindle


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iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 add long-awaited support for external drive access in the Files application. This means you can access files on a USB drive, SD card, or hard drive directly from your iPhone. One YouTuber has also discovered that this makes it incredibly easy to manage a Kindle with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

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Horrified researchers want out of “infomercial” for shady stem-cell clinics


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Around a dozen prominent stem-cell experts said this week that they have been duped into appearing in a documentary series some described as an infomercial for the unproven and dangerous stem-cell treatments peddled by clinics now facing federal charges.

The researchers said they had originally agreed to do interviews for the project believing it was for a sober, educational documentary on legitimate stem-cell research—which holds medical potential but is still largely unproven to benefit patients. Just days before the documentary’s intended release of June 17, however, researchers say they were horrified to learn that the 10-part series, titled The Healthcare Revolution, hypes dubious stem-cell treatments as miracle cures and gives false hope to desperate patients. The revelation was first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

The researchers soon after discovered that the series was

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iOS 13 will remind you to cancel your subscription when you delete an app


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Sure, some users will appreciate iOS 13’s dark mode, but features that relate to privacy, quality of life, and user advocacy are likely to be the ones that make the biggest difference for people when Apple’s new iPhone, iPad, and iPod software arrives later this year.

To that point, uninstalling an app to which you have a paid subscription in iOS 13’s latest beta release will lead to a prompt to potentially unsubscribe from that app. This might be a good idea because odds are decent that if you’re deleting the app, you’re not planning to use the related service anymore.

Of course, that won’t always be the case: you could just be removing the app temporarily, you could still plan to use it on another device, or you could even

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Dish might pay $6B or more for Sprint & T-Mobile assets including Boost Mobile


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Dish Network is reportedly in talks to pay $6 billion or more to snap up assets from Sprint and T-Mobile as the two carriers try to win regulatory approval for a $26.5 billion merger, which itself faces tough opposition over competition concerns.

People keep spotting Teslas with snoozing drivers on the freeway


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In the last week, two different people have captured video of Tesla vehicles traveling down a freeway with an apparently sleeping driver behind the wheel.

Both incidents happened in California. Last week, local television stations in Los Angeles aired footage from viewer Shawn Miladinovich of a Tesla vehicle driving on LA’s 405 freeway. The driver “was just fully sleeping, eyes were shut, hands nowhere near the steering wheel,” said Miladinovich, who was a passenger in a nearby car, in an interview with NBC Channel 4.

Miladinovich said he saw the vehicle twice, about 30 minutes apart, as both cars traveled along the 405 freeway. The driver appeared to be asleep both times. He wrote down the vehicle’s license plate number and called the information in to 911, but the California Highway Patrol had

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Analysis: Samsung asks users to please virus-scan their TVs


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Yesterday on Twitter, Samsung’s US support team reminded everyone to regularly—and manually—virus-scan their televisions.

Samsung’s team followed this up with a short video showing someone in a conference room going 16 button-presses deep into the system menu of a Samsung QLED TV to activate the television’s built-in virus-scan, which is apparently “McAfee Security for TV.”

Unsurprisingly, Samsung got immediate pushback on these tweets and almost as immediately deleted them.

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Hands-on photos explore G4 Cube and the likely origin of the Mac Pro lattice design


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An interesting story about the history of the new cheese grater lattice design of the upcoming Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR points to Apple coming up with the idea almost two decades ago for the PowerMac G4 Cube, but the hemispherical design didn’t make it into that desktop. However, a reminiscent design was used…

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PCIe 6.0 will double the bandwidth of PCIe 5.0 to 256GB/s in 2021


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Just a few months after standards for PCIe 5.0 were ratified, PCI-SIG has announced the specification for PCIe 6.0, a connection that will double the effective bandwidth from PCIe 5.0 to a maximum of 256 gigabytes per second.

New vulnerabilities may let hackers remotely SACK Linux and FreeBSD systems


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New vulnerabilities may let hackers remotely SACK Linux and FreeBSD systems

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The Linux and FreeBSD operating systems contain newly discovered vulnerabilities that make it easy for hackers to remotely crash servers and disrupt communications, researchers have warned. OS distributors are advising users to install patches when available or to make system settings that lower the chances of successful exploits.

The most severe of the vulnerabilities, dubbed SACK Panic, can be exploited by sending a specially crafted sequence of TCP Selective ACKnowledgements to a vulnerable computer or server. The system will respond by crashing, or in the parlance of engineers, entering a kernel panic. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-11477, results in a remote denial of service (DoS).

A second vulnerability also works by sending a series of malicious SACKs that consumes computing resources of the vulnerable system. Exploits most commonly work by fragmenting a queue reserved for retransmitting TCP packets. In some OS versions, attackers

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Dish Network Nearing Deal for Boost Mobile as T-Mobile and Sprint Unload Assets for Merger Approval


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Dish Network is close to securing a deal to pay $6 billion for Sprint’s Boost Mobile brand and wireless spectrum, reports Bloomberg.

Sprint is selling Boost Mobile in an effort to unload assets to gain regulatory approval for its upcoming merger with T-Mobile. The two companies have been aiming to sell Boost Mobile to appease U.S. regulators who believe the merger raises antitrust concerns.



The United States Justice Department wants Sprint and T-Mobile to ensure there continues to be a fourth major carrier in the country as the combined T-Mobile and Sprint company would leave just AT&T and Verizon as the other major carriers.

Sprint and T-Mobile’s combined company, set to be called T-Mobile and led by John Legere, would have close to 100 million customers, putting it second only to Verizon.

Sprint and T-Mobile first announced a merger agreement in April 2018, but the completion of the deal

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New Zealand judge sends neo-Nazi to prison for sharing mosque shooting video


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A New Zealand court today sentenced a man to 21 months in prison for sharing a video of the white-supremacist terrorist attacks that killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch.

As we noted in previous coverage, New Zealand and many other countries don’t have US-style free-speech protections. After the mosque shootings on March 15, New Zealand’s chief censor determined that a 17-minute video livestreamed during the shooting is objectionable under the country’s law.

“It’s illegal to have a copy of the video or document, or to share these with others,” the New Zealand government explained.

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Review: Satechi M1 wireless mouse gets the aluminum treatment


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Satechi has given the aluminum treatment to every accessory under the sun from headphones to mousepads. An aluminum mouse was an appropriate extension of that design aesthetic — hence the Satechi M1. This mouse is a simple, sleep mouse that is made primarily from lightweight anodized aluminum and comes in four different finishes to match your Mac.

Dealmaster: Get a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $50


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Dealmaster: Get a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $50

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Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a deal on Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller, which is down to $50. That’s good for a $15-20 discount off its usual going rate and tied for the lowest we’ve seen the gamepad at reputable retailers.

Whether it’s worth jumping on this deal depends on how often you keep the Switch docked and hooked up to a TV. The Switch’s built-in “Joy-Con” controllers are still perfectly fine for most use cases, and if you’re on the road, the hassle of trying to keep the Switch propped up just to use the Switch Pro pad probably isn’t worth it. Much of the Switch’s appeal is in its portability, after all.

But if you don’t just treat your Switch like a big 3DS, the Switch Pro Controller brings substantial upgrades

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