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Where are the images and videos from the Photos app saved on my Mac?

iDownloadBlog - 58 min 16 sec ago

Not unlike iTunes, Photos for Mac defaults to copying every single imported photograph or video to its own library. You can change that behavior if you like, but most people prefer to not bother themselves with running managed photo libraries so they’ll keep the setting as is. In this post, we’ll explain where the images and videos from the Photos app are stored on your Mac and more.... Read the rest of this post here

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Verizon's $70 Gigabit Internet Is Half the Price of Older 750Mbps Tier

Slashdot - 1 hour 1 min ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon is now selling what it calls "FiOS Gigabit Connection" for $69.99 a month in a change that boosts top broadband speeds and makes lower prices available to many Internet subscribers. Actual bandwidth will be a bit lower than a gigabit per second, with "downloads as fast as 940Mbps and uploads as fast as 880Mbps," Verizon's announcement today said. The gigabit service is available in most of Verizon's FiOS territory, specifically to "over 8 million homes in parts of the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., Hampton Roads, Va., Boston, Providence and Washington, D.C. areas," Verizon said. Just three months ago, Verizon boosted its top speeds from 500Mbps to 750Mbps. The standalone 750Mbps Internet service cost $150 a month, more than twice the price of the new gigabit tier. Existing customers who bought that 750Mbps plan "will automatically receive FiOS Gigabit Connection and will see their bills lowered," Verizon said. It's not clear whether they will get their price lowered all the way to $70. It's important to note that the $70 price is only available to new customers, and it's a promotional rate that will "increase after promo period." Additionally, Verizon will charge you a $10 per month router charge unless you pay $150 for the Verizon router, plus other taxes and fees.

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Apple releases fourth iOS 10.3.2 and macOS 10.12.5 public betas

9to5Mac - 1 hour 9 min ago

Earlier today, Apple released the fourth betas of macOS 10.12.5 and iOS 10.3.2 to developers. Now, the company has released the betas to public beta testers too, as it usually does following the initial release to developers…

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Latest ‘bug’ causes iOS to crash when certain Control Center options selected

9to5Mac - 1 hour 22 min ago

Every so often, weird bugs emerge in iOS that cause the operating to crash or restart when a certain string of actions are performed. Now, a new “bug” has emerged that causes iOS to freeze and re-spring, but don’t expect it to become a major problem or for Apple to even address it…

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Microsoft's Nadella Banks On LinkedIn Data To Challenge Salesforce

Slashdot - 1 hour 41 min ago
Microsoft is rolling out upgrades to its sales software that integrates data from LinkedIn, an initiative that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Reuters was central to the company's long-term strategy for building specialized business software. From the report: The improvements to Dynamics 365, as Microsoft's sales software is called, are a challenge to market leader Salesforce.com and represent the first major product initiative to spring from Microsoft's $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, the business-focused social network. The new features will comb through a salesperson's email, calendar and LinkedIn relationships to help gauge how warm their relationship is with a potential customer. The system will recommend ways to save an at-risk deal, like calling in a co-worker who is connected to the potential customer on LinkedIn. [...] The artificial intelligence, or AI, capabilities of the software would be central, Nadella said. "I want to be able to democratize AI so that any customer using these products is able to, in fact, take their own data and load it into AI for themselves," he said. On Monday, LinkedIn said it has surpassed 500 million members globally, one of the first big milestones for the business social network since its acquisition.

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Apple Cuts Affiliate Commissions on Apps and In-App Purchases

Slashdot - 2 hours 1 min ago
From a report on Mac Stories: Today, Apple announced that it is reducing the commissions it pays on apps and In-App Purchases from 7 percent to 2.5 percent effective May 1st. The iTunes Affiliate Program pays a commission from Apple's portion of the sale of apps and other media when a purchase is made with a link that contains the affiliate credentials of a member of the program. Anyone can join, but the Affiliate Program is used heavily by websites that cover media sold by Apple and app developers.

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Linux 4.11 Delayed For a Week

Slashdot - 2 hours 21 min ago
Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds said over the weekend that v4.11 version of Linux has hit a speed bump in the form of "NVMe power management that apparently causes problems on some machines." The Register adds: "It's not entirely clear what caused the [NVMe] issue (it wasn't just limited to some NVMe hardware, but also particular platforms), but let's test it." Which sounds like a good idea, given that flash memory on the PCIe bus is increasingly mainstream. That problem and "a couple of really annoying" bugs mean that Torvalds has decided to do an eighth release candidate for Linux 4.11. "I did get fixes for the issues that popped up, so I could have released 4.11 as-is," Torvalds wrote, "but it just doesn't feel right."

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Ontario Launches Universal Basic Income Pilot

Slashdot - 3 hours 1 min ago
Reader epiphani writes: The Ontario Government will pilot universal basic income in a $50M program supporting 4,000 households over a 3 year period. While Slashdot has vigorously debated universal basic income in the past, and even Elon Musk has predicted it's necessity, experts continue to debate and gather data on the approach in the face of increasing automation. Ontario's plan will study three communities over three years, with participants receiving up to $17,000 annually if single, and $24,000 for families.

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Daily Deals: $80 wireless earbuds, $30 gaming keyboard, and more

iDownloadBlog - 3 hours 3 min ago

iDB’s Daily Deal post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.

Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!... Read the rest of this post here

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Square reportedly acquihires controversial chat app Yik Yak team

9to5Mac - 3 hours 37 min ago

Square has reportedly hired most of the staff behind the anonymous chat app Yik Yak, according to Bloomberg sources. The move is said to be a less than $3 million deal for engineers and leaves out the anonymous chat app’s CEO Tyler Droll.

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Apple to cut affiliate commission on apps and in-app content to 2.5 percent

iDownloadBlog - 3 hours 40 min ago

As first noted by Contrast founder David Barnard, Apple just slashed the affiliate commission on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac apps and In-App Purchases from the previous seven percent rate down to 2.5 percent globally.

“Beginning May 1, 2017, commissions for all apps and in-app content will be reduced from seven percent to 2.5 percent globally,” Apple told iTunes Affiliate Program members via email.

All other iTunes content types, including music, movies, electronic books and TV subscriptions, shall remain at the current seven percent commission rate in all markets.

“We will also continue to pay affiliate commissions on Apple Music memberships so there are many ways to earn commissions with the program,” reads Apple’s message.

Apple’s Affiliate Resources webpage has received a facelift with optimized navigation, a new Getting Started guide on becoming an affiliate partner, an updated Program Overview section providing information on the commission raters, reporting, creating links and more.

Source: David Barnard on Twitter via MacRumors

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The EPA Won't Be Shutting Down Its Open Data Website After All

Slashdot - 3 hours 41 min ago
An anonymous reader shares an article: Scientists and data experts are closely tracking the websites of federal agencies, noting changes to pages dealing with climate change and energy since President Donald Trump took office. On Monday, they noticed an alarming message posted to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) open data website, indicating it would shut down on Friday, April 28. [...] By Monday afternoon, visitors to Open Data received a different pop-up notification, which clarifies that data on the site will still be available come Friday.

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Amazon Might Be Planning To Use Driverless Cars for Delivery

Slashdot - 4 hours 21 min ago
Amazon could be eyeing driverless car technology as a way to get items to people's doors faster, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. From an article: It seems nearly every tech and auto giant are now evaluating autonomous vehicle technology. Google-owner Alphabet recently spun out its self-driving car unit, Waymo, into its own subsidiary. Apple was just granted a license in California to test autonomous vehicles. Ford and General Motors are also doubling down on creating autonomous vehicles. Amazon's ambitions, however, may not be to actually build these cars. Instead, the e-commerce giant has a team of around a dozen employees thinking of ways to potentially use the nascent technology to expand its own retail and logistics operations. Operating fleets of driverless trucks to ship items bought from its marketplace could help lower costs for the company.

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PSA: Instagram is down for many users today

9to5Mac - 4 hours 58 min ago

A growing list of Instagram users have taken to Twitter and elsewhere online this afternoon to report an outage that has left most of the app’s functions and webpages online inaccessible. Instagram has yet to offer official details on the outage.

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World's First Vaccine Against Malaria To Arrive Next Year, Says WHO

Slashdot - 5 hours 1 min ago
An anonymous reader shares a report: The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in three countries -- Ghana, Kenya and Malawi -- starting in 2018. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites. The World Health Organization (WHO) said the jab had the potential to save tens of thousands of lives. But it is not yet clear if it will be feasible to use in the poorest parts of the world. The vaccine needs to be given four times -- once a month for three months and then a fourth dose 18 months later.

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NFL Draft: For years Mitchell Trubisky's goal has been to end Browns' QB curse, and he just might get that chance

Medina Gazette - 5 hours 19 min ago

Mitchell Trubisky thought he deserved to be North Carolina’s starting quarterback as a redshirt freshman in 2014 but was told Marquise Williams would be the full-time starter. So quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf sat down Trubisky to discuss the future.

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Browns Analysis: Breaking down the draft's top QBs, with Mitchell Trubisky at the top of the list

Medina Gazette - 5 hours 27 min ago
The Browns need a quarterback. As always.
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Apple lowers app affiliate commission rate from 7% to 2.5% globally

9to5Mac - 5 hours 30 min ago

Apple today has sent out an email update to members of its affiliate program about launching improvements to the iTunes Affiliate Resource pages and also a change to the commission rates.

Apple is lowering affiliate payouts from apps and their in-app purchases to less than half of the original commission rate. For many, this means a negative impact to yet another revenue stream.

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The Linux Foundation Launches IoT-focused Open Source EdgeX Foundry

Slashdot - 5 hours 41 min ago
Reader BrianFagioli writes: Today, The Linux Foundation launches the open source EdgeX Foundry -- an attempt to unify and simplify the Internet of Things. The Linux Foundation says, "EdgeX Foundry is unifying the marketplace around a common open framework and building an ecosystem of companies offering interoperable plug-and-play components. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX can quickly and easily deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases. Interoperability between community-developed software will be maintained through a certification program."

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Apple rolling out fourth macOS 10.12.5 beta for Mac

9to5Mac - 5 hours 58 min ago

Apple is rolling out the fourth macOS 10.12.5 developer beta through the Mac App Store.

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