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Microsoft revamping Outlook for Mac to look more like iOS version

9to5Mac - 14 hours 23 min ago

Microsoft is working on a major redesign of both Outlook for Mac and its Windows counterpart. The aim is to simplify the user-interface, bringing it more into line with the iOS app. The iOS app was redesigned back in July.

Key changes are a single-line ribbon and a smaller set of default commands shown …

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Categories: Misc

Major flaws in WPA2 encryption put virtually every Wi-Fi device at risk

iDownloadBlog - 14 hours 24 min ago

Several key vulnerabilities that have been discovered recently in the Wi-Fi standard put just about every router, smartphone and computer out there at risk of having users’ personal information intercepted, exposed and stolen.... Read the rest of this post here

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Categories: Misc

Hands-on: Apple’s newest Lightning Dock looks great with the Gold iPhone 8 [Video]

9to5Mac - 14 hours 35 min ago

Apple’s Lightning Dock is a handy iPhone accessory in a post headphone jack world. The Lightning Dock, which incorporates its own 3.5mm port, is designed to allow you to charge your iPhone and listen to music via headphones simultaneously.

The latest-generation Lightning Dock is a not a new product, but the new gold color option is. Supplanting the previous yellow gold and rose gold colors, the updated metallic hue is specifically matched against the refined gold color of the iPhone 8. Watch our brief hands-on video to see how the new color looks. more…

Categories: Misc

London Meetup on Thursday

Kevin Drum - 14 hours 41 min ago

My birthday is on Thursday, and I’m meeting up for drinks with a reader who was also born on the 19th. But everyone is invited! If you’re in London and want to get together, we’ll be at the Coal Hole at about 5 pm. The Coal Hole is at 91-92 The Strand, a few hundred yards east of Trafalgar Square. Feel free to drop by whenever you can. We’ll probably be there for a couple of hours or so.

Categories: Politics

Trump's White House day care fights to keep Trump in his playpen

Daily Kos - 14 hours 43 min ago

For most administrations, White House officials serve as an extension of the president’s goals. It’s their job to bring the central vision to their respective offices and turn plans into actions. That’s most administrations. But according to the Washington Post, with Donald Trump the cabinet has found a role in being the walls of his padded cell.

... in the White House, when advisers hope to prevent Trump from making what they think is an unwise decision, they frequently try to delay his final verdict — hoping he may reconsider after having time to calm down.

When Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described the White House as “an adult day-care center” on Twitter last week, he gave voice to a certain Trumpian truth: The president is often impulsive, impetuous and difficult to manage, leading those around him to find creative ways to channel his energies.  

Creative ways to channel his energy. Have they tried macramé? Crayons? One of those little kits for making a leather billfold? 

Some Trump aides spend a significant part of their time devising ways to rein in and control the impetuous president, angling to avoid outbursts that might work against him, according to interviews with 18 aides, confidants and outside advisers, most of whom insisted on anonymity to speak candidly.

When people think that a crisis involving the 25th Amendment is unlikely, it’s worth remembering that much of Trump’s cabinet already doesn’t think of themselves as his enablers. They’re his keepers.

Situations like this happen in the most pernicious of corporate environments. Ones where the energy goes into avoiding wrath from the executive while the actual company falls into ruin. And yet—because far too many people mistake bullying for leadership—these same executives all too often find another company to destroy.

Trump Airlines. Trump Steaks. Trump Water. Trump America.

Categories: Politics

Bombshell Expose: Big Pharma Wrote Bill That Crippled DEA Fight Against Opioid Epidemic

Crooks and Liars - 14 hours 49 min ago

A joint investigation with CBS 60 Minutes and the Washington Post uncovered how Big Pharma rewrote the enforcement rules the DEA used to fight the opioid epidemic. Morning Joe talked to Washington Post reporter Scott Higham, who co-wrote the story with Lenny Bernstein.

Higham talked about Joseph T. Rannazzis, a DEA whistleblower.

"My partner on this story, Lenny Bernstein, was trying to get answers to questions about why so many people were dying from opioid overdoses and where were all these drugs coming from. A lot of phone calls, kind of gumshoe reporting, checking out court records, calling as many people as he could," he said.

"He came across this guy who had been forced out of his job at the dea, Joe Rannazzis. He ran the division that oversees the pharmaceutical industry at the DEA. He felt that he could not do his job at the height of this epidemic and he was forced out of his job in the face of intense pressure from the pharmaceutical industry on Capitol hill That was reaching into the DEA, that was reaching into the Department of Justice.

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Categories: Politics

Latest Apple Park drone video shows sports courts being built, paths being paved, more trees

9to5Mac - 14 hours 53 min ago

The latest 4K drone footage of Apple Park from Matthew Roberts shows some more finishing touches being carried out following completion of the main construction tasks.

We can see sports courts being built, adding to the on-site gym facilities already in place, along with paths being paved and more trees being added …

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10 things to know, Monday, Oct. 16

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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Trump and McConnell set for frosty White House lunch

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are set for an interesting meeting at the White House on Monday.

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Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced.

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10 things to know, Monday, Oct. 16

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Categories: Misc

Trump and McConnell set for frosty White House lunch

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are set for an interesting meeting at the White House on Monday.

Categories: Misc

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced.

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10 things to know, Monday, Oct. 16

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Categories: Misc

Trump and McConnell set for frosty White House lunch

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are set for an interesting meeting at the White House on Monday.

Categories: Misc

Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as this country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced.

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Catalan leader's letter doesn't clarify independence status

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's leader called for dialogue with Spain and a meeting with the country's prime minister, complying with a Monday deadline to respond to a request from the central government to state explicitly whether the regional president had declared independence.

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Trump tax plan paints pretty picture for art collectors

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — For art aficionados, President Donald Trump's tax plan paints a pretty picture.

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Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case Monday

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

Medina Gazette - 14 hours 54 min ago

WASHINGTON — A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage.

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