Apple gives you a gift card with a purchase of phones, tablets, PCs or headphones

Apple’s Black Friday deals are here, but as usual there’s little in terms of outright discounts. Instead of a price cut on any of its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Macs, or AirPods, Apple is offering a gift card so you can get some accessories later on. That credit varies by the product you get – … Read more

Just like how humans recognise faces, bees are born with an innate ability to find and remember flowers

We’ve all watched a honeybee fly past us and land on a nearby flower. But how does she know what she’s looking for? And when she leaves the hive for the first time, how does she even know what a flower looks like? Our paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, set out to … Read more

Improve your golf game with these high-tech gadgets

There are lots of sexy areas of tech for recent software and hardware engineering grads to focus on. Artificial intelligence (AI)! Crypto! Quantum computing! Robotic process automation! 5G wireless! Batteries! Batteries? Yes, batteries. As computer scientist Rodney Brooks recently stated, “If I were to offer advice to an ambitious young graduate today, I’d have one … Read more

How to make meeting notes with Google Calendar and Google Docs

Organizations need to offer customers convenient methods by which they can ask questions, get help or support, and make requests. For many people, text messaging is one of the most convenient methods, and a new service from digital workflow company ServiceNow aims to offer popular messaging tools to its own business customers. Announced on Thursday, … Read more

How to get started with the Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11

When Microsoft unveiled Windows 11, it promised a new set of tools developed in conjunction with Intel and Amazon that would allow Android applications to run on Windows devices. The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) would use the same virtualization technologies as Windows’ Linux tooling, allowing Android apps to run on the Windows desktop, while translating … Read more

Apple releases support advice for AirPods Pro users with crackling audio and noise cancellation issues

There has been a recent upswell in complaints from AirPods Pro owners that their earphones aren’t quite working as well as they did when they first got them. One such issue making waves on the Apple forums is that users are noticing crackling noises coming from their earbuds. This week, Apple has released a couple … Read more

Apple may ditch Qualcomm’s 5G antennas for iPhone 12, to go with its own design

Apple is expected to launch multiple iPhones this year, with at least one of them being a 5G enabled device. The smartphone is expected to make its way to the market later this year, but ahead of its launch there have been a number of leaks and rumours which claim to reveal important details about … Read more

Apple’s ‘CarKey’ might let you unlock your car with your iPhone

Apple released the first beta of iOS 13.4 today, and it apparently has an unannounced feature that might let you unlock, lock, and start your car with your iPhone or Apple Watch, as spotted by 9to5Mac. The iOS 13.4 beta has references to a new “CarKey” API, according to 9to5Mac, which could let you hold your iPhone or … Read more

Apple reportedly held preliminary acquisition talks with MGM

Citing sources familiar with the matter, CNBC reports MGM held talks with a number of companies, including digital media distributors Apple and Netflix, to gauge interest in a possible sale. Whether those discussions are ongoing remains unknown. Rumors last month suggested Apple was in negotiations to secure content from MGM Epix. Today’s report, which focuses on the survival of traditional media … Read more

“5 Things We Can Each Do To Make Social Media And The Internet A Kinder And More Tolerant Place” With ​Adina Mahalli

The biggest long-term effect of being shamed online is that you may build up your defenses to prevent getting hurt again. In an attempt to reduce your chances of the disconnection that came from the attack, you’ll create walls to limit your vulnerability. If you don’t attempt to create real connection, you won’t face disconnection. … Read more