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Mollie Tibbetts' Relative Slams 'Racist Fear-Mongering' And White House 'Hyperbole'

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 15:44

A relative of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts has a message for


John McCain Aide Reads Senator's Final Message To America

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 14:37

In a final message read by an aide on Monday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)


MacOS Mojave: Everything you need to know about Apple’s Macintosh operating system

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 14:35

Apple next major revision to its Macintosh operating system is called macOS Mojave. The company revealed the update at its 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference in June, and it features several user interface improvements to make the experience on the Mac better.

In this FAQ, we’ll give you the general details on macOS Mojave: When it will be release, what Macs are compatible, etc. We’ll add more details to this article as they become available.

Editor’s note: Updated 8/27/18 with the release of macOS Mojave developer beta 9.

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Get the 2018 9.7-inch iPad for the best price we’ve seen to date

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:47

Apple’s new iPad has only been out for a few months, but we’re already starting to see some fantastic deals for it that go beyond the agreeable student pricing. Consider the deal today at Staples: Right now the office retailer is selling both the 32GB and 128GB 2018 9.7-inch iPads (with Wi-Fi) for $40 offRemove non-product link.

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iOS 12: Beta 11 released for developers and public testers

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:37

Updated 08/27/18: Apple has released iOS 12 beta 11 for developers and public testers (where it's called Public Beta 9). 

Apple both sets trends and chases them, and iOS 12, unveiled Monday at the WWDC keynote, is no exception. With this release, Apple is focusing on performance improvements and enhancements, even for older devices. The company is also making important changes to augmented reality that will enable new experiences; improving Siri, FaceTime, and the Photos app to catch up to the competition; and adding new features like personalized Memoji and weekly reports about how you’re using your device.

iOS 12 will be a free update for all users this fall, and it’s supported by every device that runs iOS 11, all the way back to the iPhone 5s released in 2013. Here’s a rundown of the biggest improvements in iOS 12.

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Mexican president-elect's team hails new trade deal with US

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:25

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's advisers on Monday hailed a new trade deal with the United States, saying it represented progress on energy and wages for Mexico's workers. "We see the agreement announced today as a positive step, because it reduces the uncertainty about our economy and also takes into account the concerns raised by the president-elect's team," said future foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard. Lopez Obrador is a leftist free-trade skeptic, and his landslide victory in Mexico's July 1 elections had raised doubts about the future of the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).


iPhone 2018 rumors: New screens, new chips, new cameras, new colors

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:18

Updated 08/27/18: Mark Gurman of Bloomberg News has weighed in with his often-accurate roundup of what to expect at next month's iPhone event. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also issued an investor note with several details of the upcoming phones.

Now that we’re well into 2018, rumors about the next iPhone have started to pile up. We’ll keep track of everything that’s being said and analyze what seems feasible in this article so you can keep up with the latest iPhone gossip.

No Apple Pencil support, 6.1-inch model slightly delayed

A new investor note by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo adds several new details to already-reported rumors about the upcoming iPhones.

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Move over Memoji: Here's how to use Google's custom Mini selfie stickers in Gboard

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:15
Google just brought Allo's awesome selfie stickers to Gboard in the form of Minis. Here's how to make yours.

Tiger Woods on President Trump: 'We All Must Respect the Office'

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:08

Tiger Woods addressed his relationship with the President Donald Trump, a frequent golf partner, briefly after finishing his weekend at The Northern Trust.


Woman Fights Off Attempted Kidnapping Suspect in Utah Park

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:50

A man was arrested in Roy, Utah Saturday after allegedly attempting to kidnap and assault a woman, who was able to fight him off and scream for help.


Jacksonville deadly shooting: Livestream shows red dot on player's chest

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:30

Authorities believe 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore is the suspect in the shooting. Sheriff Mike Williams said the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


More Than 1,000 Mourners Attend Mollie Tibbetts' Funeral

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:28

More than 1,000 mourners filled a high school gymnasium in a small town in


Amazon's Echo Look Style Assistant just got its first price drop ever—and it's a big one

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:42

If you've ever dreamed of having your own personal stylist—or if you just want to get perfect shots of your #OutfitoftheDay—Amazon's Echo Look might be you new BFF. And today you can get the Alexa-powered camera for just $120, 40 percent off its list price and the first price drop everRemove non-product link. And what's more, today's deal also includes a $25 Amazon Fashion credit that's good on Amazon-sold clothing until December 31, 2018.

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Iran's Rouhani asks Europe for guarantees on banking channels and oil sales

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:34

(Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday urged the remaining signatories to its 2015 nuclear agreement to act to save the pact, though France's leader called again for broader talks on Tehran's missile program and its role in the Middle East region. In a phone call to French President Emmanuel Macron, Rouhani said Iran wanted the Europeans to give guarantees on banking channels and oil sales as well as in the field of insurance and transportation, according to the state-run Iranian news agency IRNA. "Iran has acted upon all its promises in the nuclear agreement and, with attention to the one-sided withdrawal of America ... expects the remaining partners to operate their programs more quickly and transparently," Rouhani was quoted as saying.


Iran, Russia, Turkey to hold Syria summit next week: Turkish TV

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:20

The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey will meet next week for their third tripartite summit seeking an end to the Syrian conflict, Turkish state television said Monday. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Iran to meet his Russian and Iranian counterparts Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani on September 7, state-run TRT Haber television said. Private NTV television added the summit would be held in the northern Iranian city of Tabriz.


Mercedes EQC electric crossover SUV teased in new videos

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:05

A production prototype of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover SUV has taken a peek from under its veil ahead of its official reveal Sept. 4. Mercedes released two short videos of the car. One reveals a quick look at the left headlight that shows some of the car's angular grille and announces the date of the car's full debut.


You can get 200GB of free iCloud storage because even Apple knows its free tier sucks

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:03

It’s no surprise that the new iPhones are arriving next month. And as always, there are three things to do once you decide to buy one: pick your color, choose your carrier, and back up your old phone.

But if you’re on the free iCloud tier, that last one might be difficult since Apple still only grants 5 gigs of free space to each iCloud user. So if you take a lot of pics or have more than one device, you’re probably not going to have enough space to back up everything you need to take to your new iPhone. That may be why Apple is enticing users to upgrade to a paid plan by offering 200GB of iCloud space, 40 times as much storage as the no-cost tier, for free. Some major strings are attached, though.

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Give your door some brains! The most affordable August Smart Lock is $50 cheaper today

Macworld - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 09:42

Sometimes smart home devices are loved by everyone, and sometimes opinions differ. That’s the case with today’s deal, the third-generation August Smart Lock, which is $100 at Amazon today. That’s close to $32 off its most recent sale price, and a full $50 off its retail price.

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Sexually frustrated dolphin named Zafar terrorises tourists on French beach

Top Stories - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 08:23

A seaside village in Brittany has banned swimming on its beach because a dolphin in heat has been scaring tourists and locals by approaching them and trying to rub up against them. The dolphin has even tried to prevent several swimmers from getting back to the beach at Landévennec, using its nose to push one woman out of the water and up into the air.  The beast, often clearly in a state of sexual arousal, also often tries to rub up against kayaks and other small boats. The three-metre long dolphin, which locals have nicknamed Zafar, has been hanging around the Bay of Brest for months, amusing tourists with its antics as it visited the beaches and shorelines of Plougastel-Daoulas, Logonna-Daoulas and Landevennec. Children in sailing schools were delighted when the dolphin would suddenly turn up and frolic around their boats, and Zafar sometimes let swimmers grip onto his dorsal fin and go for a ride with him. But then a few weeks ago he changed. The dolphin rubs himself up against kayaks and canoes “Swimming and diving are banned on the village shoreline… whenever the presence of the dolphin is confirmed,” said a new bylaw issued last week by the mayor of Landévennec, Roger Lars. “Approaching within 50 metres of the dolphin is also forbidden,” said the text. Mayor Lars was not available for comment when contacted by the Telegraph, but he told local media that he had issued the new rules “to ensure people’s safety” after Zafar’s recent bad behaviour. “Several swimmers were frightened. He (Zafar) even lifted up a woman swimmer last Thursday with his nose,” he told Ouest-France newspaper. Local media have been awash with tales of the dolphin’s less savoury antics, with several going into some detail about aghast tourists being confronted with the animal’s sexual arousal. About | Bottlenose dolphins Dolphins do not have a particular time of year when they reproduce and may mate at any time. They appear to have frequent recreational sex and sometimes display sexual behaviour towards other species, including humans. Experts point out that they are very large wild animals and could cause serious injury - even inadvertently with a flipper - if they feel threatened. But attacks or injury to humans by dolphins are so rare that a Breton lawyer says he plans to take legal action to have what he calls the “excessive” swimming ban in Landévennec overturned. “The mayor wants to make dolphins look like almost ferocious beasts, completely unpredictable and likely to drown people,” said Erwan Le Cornec in a statement. “If you were to apply these rules across the board, whenever a pedestrian approaches a dog, even if it is on a leash, all the mayors in… France should issue bylaws banning pedestrians in town,” he said.


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