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Workers describe harsh conditions at Apple supplier Catcher’s facilities

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:31

Apple supplier Catcher Technology has been accused of dire conditions for its employees who produce machined aluminum casings for iPhones and MacBooks at a manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, about six hours’ drive from Shanghai.... Read the rest of this post here

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The Human Cost of the Apple Supply Chain Machine

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:26
Apple is still struggling to improve working conditions at its supply chain factories. China Labor Watch and Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that Catcher, a key supplier for iPhone and MacBook casings, makes workers endure harsh safety conditions and unfair work terms in a factory in Suqian. According to observers and discussions with workers, the machines are not only loud, but spray fluid and metallic particles that frequently hit workers' faces only some of which have access to safety goggles and gloves. From the report: Hundreds throng a workshop where the main door only opens about 12 inches. Off duty, they return to debris-strewn dorms bereft of showers or hot water. Many go without washing for days at a time, workers told Bloomberg. "My hands turned bloodless white after a day of work," said one of the workers, who makes a little over 4,000 yuan a month (just over $2 an hour) in her first job outside her home province of Henan. She turned to Catcher because her husband's home-decorating business was struggling. "I only tell good things to my family and keep the sufferings like this for myself." "I asked for the earplugs many times but they didn't have any. The loud noise of 'zah-zah' made my head ache and dizzy," one of those employees told Bloomberg.

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Facebook admits Messenger is “too cluttered,” promises massive streamlining this year

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:13

In the words of David Marcus, who is Facebook’s Vice President of Messaging products, the company’s official mobile Messenger app for iPhone and iPad has become “too cluttered.”... Read the rest of this post here

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watchOS 5 dream concept imagines info-dense faces, podcast playback, more

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:10

Matt Birchler has published an excellent watchOS 5 design concept that envisions future features that could come to Apple Watch. Included are much more information dense watch faces with new layouts, third-party apps as data sources on the Siri watch face, and my favorite: podcast playback.

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Bank of America Tops IBM, Payments Firms With Most Blockchain Patents

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:48
Bank of America may not be willing to help customers invest in Bitcoin, but that doesn't mean it isn't plowing into the technology underlying the cryptocurrency. From a report: The Charlotte, North Carolina-based lender has applied for or received at least 43 patents for blockchain, the ledger technology used for verifying and recording transactions that's at the heart of virtual currencies. It is the largest number among major banks and technology companies, according to a study by EnvisionIP, a New York-based law firm that specializes in analyses of intellectual property. "Based on what's publicly out there, the technology sector hasn't embraced blockchain as much as the financial-services industry," Maulin Shah, managing attorney for EnvisionIP, said in an interview. International Business Machines Corp., which has targeted blockchain and artificial intelligence for future growth, tied with Mastercard Inc. for second on the list, with 27 each.

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AGR Manet is DOWN, 1516126987

AGR Manet - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:33
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Apple seeds fifth beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:25

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 to developers. The update can be installed by registered developers using the Mac App Store’s update mechanism.... Read the rest of this post here

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Apple releases fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta 

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:18

Apple has released the fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta for testing. The release comes one week after the fourth macOS 10.13.3 beta; Apple released the fifth beta versions of iOS and tvOS betas late last week.

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Universal Audio launches new $499 bus-powered Arrow interface with Thunderbolt 3

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:14

With NAMM 2018 fast approaching, Universal Audio just launched its new Arrow audio interface, and it looks to be quite compelling. Featuring a design that’s similar to the company’s higher end Apollo series of interfaces, the Arrow comes with a simple and clean all-aluminum chassis.

The Arrow is Universal Audio’s most affordable audio interface, coming in at only $499. That’s a not so insignificant price difference between it and the Solo — the entry-level interface from its Apollo line that starts at $699. more…

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Uber Says UK Drivers Will Take Mandatory Breaks

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:04
Uber is introducing a new policy on drivers' hours across the UK next week, which it says will help to increase safety for drivers and passengers. From a report: Drivers for the ride-hailing service will have to take a continuous six-hour break after the time spent on trips with passengers and on their way to pickups reaches 10 hours. The company announced the decision Tuesday, saying it believes this move is an industry first in the UK. The company has been criticized in the past over its handling of workers' rights and has faced resistance in the UK. Uber lost its license to operate in London in September. In October, a London court ruled that its drivers should be classified as employees instead of as contractors

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How to allow guests to connect to your Wi-Fi network with a QR code

iDownloadBlog - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 14:00

QR code for Wi-Fi network access

We recently shared a quick and easy way to share access to your Wi-Fi network without revealing the password using a new feature available in iOS 11. As noted by iDB reader websyndicate in the comments of that post, another way to share access to your Wi-Fi network without exchanging any network name or password is to use a QR code.... Read the rest of this post here

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BrownsZone: Ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo interviews for offensive coordinator job

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:39

Coach Hue Jackson’s search for an offensive coordinator continues to expand.

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BrownsZone: Ex-Giants coach Ben McAdoo interviews for offensive coordinator job

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:39

Coach Hue Jackson’s search for an offensive coordinator continues to expand.

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BrownsZone: Fired Titans coach Mike Mularkey reportedly candidate to be offensive coordinator

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:39
An interesting candidate to become Browns offensive coordinator became available Monday.
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BrownsZone: Fired Titans coach Mike Mularkey reportedly candidate to be offensive coordinator

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:39
An interesting candidate to become Browns offensive coordinator became available Monday.
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Number of Americans without health insurance grows in Trump’s first year

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:38

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans without health coverage, which declined for years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, shot up in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to data from a new national survey.

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Number of Americans without health insurance grows in Trump’s first year

Medina Gazette - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:38

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans without health coverage, which declined for years after passage of the Affordable Care Act, shot up in President Donald Trump’s first year in office, according to data from a new national survey.

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9to5Toys Last Call: G-Tech 2TB USB-C Drive $69, Qi Wireless Charger $14.50, DODOcase 20% off, more

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:30

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Now Meltdown Patches Are Making Industrial Control Systems Lurch

Slashdot - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:26
Patches for the Meltdown vulnerability are causing stability issues in industrial control systems. From a report: SCADA vendor Wonderware admitted that Redmond's Meltdown patch made its Historian product wobble. "Microsoft update KB4056896 (or parallel patches for other Operating System) causes instability for Wonderware Historian and the inability to access DA/OI Servers through the SMC," an advisory on Wonderware's support site explains. Rockwell Automation revealed that the same patch had caused issues with Studio 5000, FactoryTalk View SE, and RSLinx Classic (a widely used product in the manufacturing sector). "In fairness [this] may be RPC [Remote Procedure Call] change related," said cybersecurity vulnerability manager Kevin Beaumont.

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iPhone X’s one design limitation rumored to be improved next year

9to5Mac - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:19

Apple’s iPhone X is a major visual leap over previous generations thanks to its nearly all-screen design, but it would be closer to perfect if the sensor housing didn’t obscure the view in landscape orientation. Now a new rumor out of the supply chain suggests we could see the notch shrink as soon as next year.

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