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Could China Turn Russia Into an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:25

The only downside for China would be that a Russian carrier would take up space and industrial capacity in Chinese yards, but this is a small price to pay. The Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has entered what is expected to be a substantial refit.


South African gets life in prison for ax murders of family

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:00

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A 23-year-old South African man was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the 2015 ax murders of his parents and brother in an affluent housing estate.


What to do when you can’t use Photos to post pictures to Facebook

Macworld - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 09:00

Photos for macOS has several built-in options to link into photo sharing and social networking sites, including Flickr and Facebook. There’s a plug-in architecture that allows third parties to add more. However, when the built-in ones fail, it’s hard to know who to point to for help.

Macworld reader J.M. wrote in with a problem that just started happened at the end of May. When trying to upload a picture via macOS Photos to Facebook, an error notification appears:

Facebook Password Required. Enter your password for “account name” in Internet Accounts.

IDG

A new account validation bug seems to prevent Mac users from uploading images to Facebook via Photos.

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Giveaway: Win one of four Spigen iPhone X cases inspired by the iMac G3

Macworld - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 08:01

We recently had the pleasure of giving away the Bondi Blue version of Spigen’s Classic C1 case for the iPhone X, and it’s already on its way to its new owner. This week, we’re giving away four more Spigen Classic C1 cases for the iPhone X, and we’ll announce the winner during the Macworld Podcast on Wednesday, June 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific.

The cases we’ve giving away this week come in a variety of colors familiar from the iMac G3, specifically Snow (white with Bondi Blue trim), Ruby, Graphite, and Sage (green). That means we’ll be able to announce four winners next week instead of merely one.

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With nuclear deal under threat, Iran shows off centrifuges

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:43

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The star of a live television interview in Iran's new nuclear workshop wasn't the head of the country's atomic agency, but three centrifuges labeled in English in the background, advanced devices Tehran is prohibited from using by the nuclear deal with world powers.


River of lava engulfs entire Hawaii neighbourhood and adds almost a mile of new land to shoreline

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:03

An entire neighbourhood has disappeared in Hawaii after being covered by a river of lava. The Vacationland neighbourhood has been wiped off the island as Kilauea continues to spew lava, destroying homes and altering the landscape on Hawaii's Big Island. Homes have been seen bursting into flames as the lava hits them, before being destroyed completely by the unstoppable flow.


Woe no: Apple failed to cure tech addiction

Macworld - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:00

Apple held a keynote this week and it failed to cure society of all its woes which, by the way, were all created by Apple.

Writing for Wired, Arielle Pardes describes “Tech addiction and the paradox of Apple’s screen time tools.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Nathan.)

To drive home the point of how tech addiction is a very real thing and not mostly a bunch of pseudo-science babble attempting to rebrand certain poor life choices, Wired includes a picture of a typical dumb-dumb enraptured by his stoopid iPhone and provides this caption:

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Will Apple TV kill the cable box? Not so fast

Macworld - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 06:00
Cable companies might not share Apple's enthusiasm for making cable boxes obsolete.

Ulysses 13 review for Mac and iOS: The best Mac minimalist text editor gets even better

Macworld - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 06:00

Whenever I tell other writers why they should consider bringing a Mac into their lives, Ulysses inevitably enters the discussion. In fact, this sometimes happens without any proselytization on my part: They simply see me typing on the minimalist app on my iPad or Mac at trade shows or conventions and demand to know how they could use it on their PC. But they can’t, and in my experience alternatives come up short. Ulysses is elegant. It’s intuitive. And thanks to the recent introduction of a couple of new features, it’s more useful than ever.

But it’s important to keep in mind what Ulysses is. It’s not an organizational powerhouse in the vein of Scrivener, which allows for Herculean feats of research collection but ends up wallowing in ugliness in its dogged attempt to be a one-stop shop. Ulysses can organize its various “sheets” into groups with keywords and it lets you search through every one of them at once, but that’s about as complex as its organization gets. It’s not a full-blooded word processor like Microsoft Word, with its tables and drawing tools and WYSIWYG export options, but Ulysses allows you to export documents into a variety of styles (and some of them are even user-made). Better yet, you can publish your articles directly to WordPress or Medium.

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Arizona man beaten by police speaks out

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 05:20

An unarmed Arizona man who said he was repeatedly punched by police speaks out. ABC News' Diane Macedo reports.


Not much intelligent life in Washington. Outer space is another story.

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 05:00

What’s the truth behind that strange aircraft spotted off the coast of San Diego in 2004? Go ahead and laugh. But in the age of entertainment, we can no longer differentiate what’s entirely superfluous from what seems superfluous but might really matter.


China looks to bolster militancy fight at security summit

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:39

By Ben Blanchard and Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - China will seek to bolster the fight against extremism at a regional security summit this weekend with some of its closest diplomatic allies, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jointly led by Russia and China, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was launched in 2001 to combat radical Islam and other security concerns in their own countries and across Central Asia. It added two new members, India and Pakistan, last year and Iran has been knocking at the door.


Trump Gets Torched For Reportedly Claiming Canada Burned The White House

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:38

President Donald Trump is getting scorched on Twitter after he reportedly


Taiwan conducting war games simulating repelling Chinese attack amid heighted tensions

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 04:18

Fighter jets, helicopters and thousands of troops in Taiwan fought back a simulated Chinese invasion Thursday as the self-ruled island faces increasing military and diplomatic pressure from Beijing. Relations between Taipei and Beijing have deteriorated since President Tsai Ing-wen was elected in 2016, as her government refuses to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of "one China". Live-fire drills began Monday with troops simulating surprise air and coastal assaults to reflect increased military threats from China, which sees Taiwan as a renegade province to be brought back into the fold - by force if necessary. Tsai watched Thursday's session of the ongoing "Han Kuang" (Han Glory) exercise involving 4,100 soldiers, attack helicopters and fighter jets from an air base in Taichung. Thursday's scenario simulated the enemy bombing of an airfield and a paratrooper attack, with air and ground troops deployed to take back the base. A C-130 Hercules aircraft drops supplies during Han Kuang military drill simulating the China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) invading the island Credit: TYRONE SIU/REUTERS An F-16 fighter flew overhead and deployed flares in a defensive move against heat-seeking missiles. Special operations troops were seen moving to secure a building. "I have seen our troops' capabilities and I have faith that our troops can achieve the goal of 'solid defence and multiple deterrence'," Tsai said. China held its own live-fire drills in April in the Taiwan Strait - the narrow waterway separating the Chinese mainland from Taiwan - following weeks of air and naval manoeuvres in the area. Beijing has also stepped up diplomatic pressure on Taipei, luring four countries to switch allegiance from Taiwan to China since Tsai took office. China has been incensed by a recent warming in relations between Taiwan and the United States, which remains the island's most powerful ally and arms supplier even though it has no official diplomatic ties. President Donald Trump recently signed a symbolic bill paving the way for mutual visits by high-level officials and Washington gave long-awaited approval for a licence necessary to sell submarine technology to Taiwan. A defence spending bill currently before congress in Washington calls on the US military to participate in Taiwan's drills, including the annual Han Kuang exercise. "We are optimistic about all exchanges with the US as long as it's about national security, and regional peace and stability," defence ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi said when asked to comment on American participation in Taiwan's drills. On Monday, the pilot of an F-16 jet involved in the drills was killed after crashing into a mountain in northern Taiwan. The cause of the incident was under investigation.


Kate Spade's husband speaks out about designer's death for first time: 'It was a complete shock'

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 03:36

Kate Spade’s husband has said she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years before she died in an apparent suicide. Andy Spade rejected suggestions she was abusing drugs or alcohol, or had been dealing with business problems. The American fashion designer was seeking help during the last five years, ”seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety,” Mr Spade, who was also his wife’s business partner, said in a statement.


More U.S. Government Workers Are Being Evacuated From China After Mysterious Medical Symptoms

Top Stories - Thu, 06/07/2018 - 00:44

Testing revealed they might have been affected by unexplained health incidents similar to those in Cuba


Hannity Tells Mueller Witnesses: Bash Your Phones 'To Little Itsy Bitsy Pieces'

Top Stories - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:57

Fox News host Sean Hannity appeared to sarcastically advise witnesses in


President Trump Hosts His First Iftar Dinner at the White House

Top Stories - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 23:15

The overture came as a surprise to many in the Muslim world, as Trump skipped the tradition last year


Police: Man steals armored vehicle from National Guard base

Top Stories - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 22:04

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile (100-kilometer) chase was driving under the influence of drugs, police said Wednesday.


EPA spokesperson calls journalist 'piece of trash' for reporting on aide's resignation

Top Stories - Wed, 06/06/2018 - 21:40

A spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) called a reporter a “piece of trash”. Jahan Wilcox, who began speaking on behalf of administrator Scott Pruitt in 2017, told journalist Elaina Plott of The Atlantic magazine: “have a great day, you’re a piece of trash”. The insult was in response to a query from Ms Plott about her report on the resignation of one of Mr Pruitt’s top aides, Millan Hupp.


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